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Student Research Apprenticeship Program (SRAP)

The SRAP is a research-based educational internship experience for students who are members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering (Hispanic, African American, or Native American in ethnic origin). The students must have an expressed interest in and potential for educational opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program is designed for students who live within daily commuting distance of the Laboratory in Richland, Washington and attend high school in Benton, Franklin, Yakima County or Columbia School District (Burbank).

The program provides an eight-week summer research experience with students working side-by-side with a scientist-mentor in a specific research area. Each week, time is devoted to educational, career, and leadership development activities involving laboratory demonstrations, field trips, team building, communications, and career awareness workshops.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time they begin their appointment, be a current junior or senior in high school, and be of Hispanic, African American, or Native American ethnic origin.

SRAP Appointments are given with the understanding that applicants will not have obligations or plans that will necessitate an interruption of research during the tenure of their eight-week internship; therefore, vacations are not allowed.

SRAP for High School Juniors and Seniors

Duration of Program: 8 weeks (may be extended) June to August
Weekly Salary: Juniors, minimum wage (~$370 per week) Seniors, $400 per week

Students who successfully complete their first summer research appointment may have their internship extended or be invited to apply for additional summer appointments, allowing students a maximum of two summer appointments while in high school. The experience is progressive in nature and scope, with students participating in increasingly sophisticated situations as their talents and abilities grow.

Advanced SRAP

Students who have successfully completed at least one summer appointment as a high school SRAP student and are a current freshman in either a community college or four-year university are eligible for Advanced SRAP.

Duration of Program: 8 weeks June to August
Weekly Salary: $400 per week

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