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The Steps 2 STEM Summer Research Internship is a 4-week research experience for high school students participating in Pima County JTED's Biotechnology or Health Care Foundations programs.

Interns participating in Steps 2 STEM will complete two days of science literacy training and spend the remainder of the program working with professionals in STEM-related fields across the University of Arizona. At the conclusion of the 4-week internship, interns present their experience at the annual Steps 2 STEM Research Exhibit. 

2024 Program Dates 

May 30 - June 28, 2024

Science literacy training will be held on May 30th and 31st, 2024. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be participating in Pima County JTED's Biotechnology or Health Care Foundations programs
  • Must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program 
  • Completion of MCB 101 (Biotechnology 1) and MCB 102 (Biotechnology 2) by the start of the program is preferred

Steps 2 STEM Interns Will

  • Work in research labs of their interest across the University of Arizona campus 
  • Develop science literacy skills
  • Develop public speaking skills 
  • Receive 3 units of transferable college credit for the course, PCOL 105A
  • Receive University of Arizona Bloodborne Pathogens training certification 
  • Receive University of Arizona Lab and Chemical Safety training certification