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High School Student Research Intern (HS SRI) Program

HS Student Research Interns

The HS SRI Program is a research-based experience for senior-level high school students interested in preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The program provides academic year career development experiences and is designed for students attending schools in and/or near the Tri-Cities. Only students from the Tri-Cities area local schools (Columbia-Burbank, Finley, Kennewick, Kiona-Benton City, Pasco and Richland, WA School Districts) qualify for the program.

In the HS SRI program, students attend regular classes in their school for one-half day. Students then work up to four hours a day, five days each week at the Laboratory with a scientist/mentor in a specified research area. Students also attend leadership development and career enhancement activities.

Students may apply for an HS SRI appointment during their sophomore or junior year in high school. Applicants participate in an interview process with potential mentor scientists during the spring semester and final selections are determined for most positions by June 1. Appointments will begin in mid-August and end in late May the following year.


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