Educational Outreach Program

The Forsyth Institute Educational Outreach Program (EOP) was created in 1993 to provide students with exposure to the exciting and rewarding world of scientific research. The program is intended to promote and encourage scientific careers and success in scientific research by young people. It provides opportunities for high school students from socio-economic backgrounds or population groups under-represented in the sciences to work side-by-side in the laboratory with world-renowned scientists engaged in cutting edge research.

The EOP includes an eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students. The program  pairs students with Forsyth researchers as mentors. Over the summer, the interns learn basic laboratory techniques and participate in ongoing research projects. At the end of the program, students present scientific posters describing their findings. Students may continue working on their projects during the academic year.

Student interns spend the summer in a productive and enriching environment. For these underrepresented youth, the Forsyth Program not only is often their first "real" job, but also may be their first step toward a future career path filled with challenges and achievements.

Candidate Requirements:

  • We do not accept applications from rising or graduating seniors.
  • Boston public high school student (Non-Boston, non-public high school students may apply to the summer internship in an unpaid/volunteer position. Please note at this time the EOP is not able to offer housing or transportation to non-Boston residents)
  • Students must be fully available from July 5 - August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
  • Ability to present research findings at public poster presentation in September.
  • Maintain at least a B+ average in all subjects (especially in science and math) and have a real interest in science.

Click here for an application.

Applications must include a photocopy of most recent report card and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, preferably from science and math teachers.

ALL applications must be received by April 6. Notifications will be sent on May 2.