The RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Summer Internship Program for High School Students is sponsored by the Stanford Office of Science Outreach. It’s an intensive 7-week summer program for students interested in science, engineering, math, computer science and psychology. Students work six hours a day, five days a week on the Stanford campus. RISE is designed for bright low-income students and those who will be the first in their family to attend college. The Stanford Conservation Program has benefitted from the phenomenal contributions of RISE interns since 2017, and hopes to host more talented student interns in the future.
Past RISE Interns
When Jerricho interned with us, he was a rising senior enrolled in James Lick High School on the east side of San Jose. He plans to major in a STEM field in college. Jerricho's primary project for the summer was to find the most efficient method of invasive crayfish removal in the creeks in the area.
Xavier attended South San Francisco High School and is now an undergraduate student at Stanford University, as well as a conservation technician with the program. As a RISE intern, Xavier's summer research focused on mapping invasive weeds along Stanford's creeks.