Independent research in University of Arizona laboratories

Each intern is given a component of the work of the laboratory that they can complete in six weeks. Read More

Training week leads to discoveries

In week one, students learn lab techniques, practice reading scientific literature, communicate about science, and learn soft business skills. Interns also and hear about cutting edge research at the University of Arizona and learn about careers in science. This training runs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,... Read More

Working with investigators on aspects of their research

Although this is a big time commitment on behalf the student, and the parents as well, past experience has shown that the benefits of the program go far beyond the time invested. Read More

Explaining research results with a poster

At the end of the seventh week, interns present their research findings at a poster session to friends, family, the academic community, and the public. Read More

KEYS High School Summer Internship Program

Applications for 2016 are closed. 

The 2016 KEYS Internship will run from June 6th to July 22nd.

Invitations to come for an interview will begin by February 24th.

To read about how KEYS Unlocks STEM Success, click here.

About KEYS

KEYS High School Summer Internship Program is committed to providing hands-on research opportunities to talented students from diverse backgrounds. By exposing them to all facets of science research at the University of Arizona, KEYS fosters knowledge, skills, and confidence and helps students define their degree and career goals.

KEYS interns enroll, with no tuition costs, in the University of Arizona during their summer break for a week of intensive laboratory and science literacy training, followed by six weeks in the laboratory of a renowned UA researcher. Click here for a more detailed description of the internship.

The program concludes with the KEYS Research Showcase, where students present their results to their families, UA scientists, and program sponsors. Previous KEYS interns report that the program has changed their lives and taught them that they are capable of making important contributions to science.

To view the 2015 Family Night click

For more about KEYS, watch this UA News video, KEYS Program Puts High School Science Students in Working Labs, to learn more about the program, and get a glimpse into the experiences of KEYS interns Brandon Door, Justin Lopez, Danielle Richard and Shelby Yuan.

If you are a KEYS alumnus, please email Dr. Marti Lindsey, and tell us your story.

Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center. College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona


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