If you would like to help the scientists and engineers of tomorrow get started, Berkeley Lab’s K-12 Programs have a variety of opportunities coming up.

Experiences in Research (summer internships)

The Experiences in Research program is a 6-week summer internship for high school students at Berkeley Lab. We are looking for projects/mentors from both STEM and STEM-adjacent fields (experimental, data science, coding, administration, NS science communication). Project descriptions for summer 2022 can be found here.

Both virtual and hybrid internship projects will be accepted for the 2023 session. A recording and the slides of the December 8 informational seminar are available. The project planner is due January 20.

Empowerment in STEM Day: Friday, January 20, 2023

On Friday, January 20, 2023, the Women’s Support and Empowerment Council (WSEC) and K-12 Programs will host an Empowerment in STEM Day at Berkeley Lab.

This one-day event for public high school students will provide an opportunity to see Berkeley Lab up close, learn about summer opportunities, and speak directly to Berkeley Lab employees. This is an exciting opportunity to speak with students as they are deciding for themselves what it means to be a STEM and/or STEM adjacent professional.

Organizers of Empowerment in STEM Day are seeking volunteers from all genders and all STEM and STEM-adjacent Lab positions. Available opportunities include Job Shadow HostSpeed Networking Host, and Lunch Chats with Students participant.

Science en Acción (SeA) Bilingual STEM Camp

Berkeley Lab K-12 is seeking volunteers for Science en Acción (SeA), a spring break camp (April 5-8, 2023) for English learning/Spanish-English bilingual students who are interested in learning more about STEM and career opportunities at Berkeley Lab. Activities include tours of Berkeley Lab facilities, career talks with scientists, and workshops at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. These events will be in English and Spanish.

A wide range of volunteer slots are available throughout the duration of camp, including document translators, workshop facilitators and workshop translators, application readers, and volunteers to meet and greet students/families as part of the welcoming committee.

Volunteers from all careers at Berkeley Lab are welcome, and there are roles for those who do not know Spanish.