Research Internships for High School Students

Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) provides highly achieving Arizona high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a greatly rewarding internship experience that shapes their lives forever.

The program runs from early June  to mid  July. Applications open on December 1 and are due on the first Tuesday in February.

KEYS interns enroll, with no tuition costs, in the University of Arizona during their summer break for a week of intensive laboratory and science literacy training, followed by six weeks in the laboratory of a renowned UA researcher. 

The program concludes with the KEYS Research Showcase, where students present their results to their families, UA scientists and program sponsors. Previous KEYS interns report that the program has changed their lives and taught them that they are capable of making important contributions to science.

Read more:  KEYS Unlocks STEM Success

Email Dr. Marti Lindsey,, 520-626-3692, to learn more. A full explaination is at

To read more about why the SWEHSC supports the KEYS Program click on Outreach director cultivates potential scientists.