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    Project SEED (A Paid, Hands-on, Internship Program for High School Students)

    Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is an American Chemical Society (ACS) internship program for high school students. Each summer, 400+ students across the United States and U.S. Territories are matched with mentors/research advisors at university, industrial, and government labs for 8-10 weeks. Over 11,000 students have participated in the program since 1968.

    Student Eligibility Requirements

    • Interested in chemistry/science
    • Qualify as low-income based on program criteria (refer to website for more information)
    • Successfully completed at least one course of high school chemistry
    • Note that some sites may require students aged 16 or older


    Why You Should Apply

    • Get meaningful, hands-on, lab experience in a university, government, or industry setting
    • Learn about potential chemistry-related careers and see first-hand how scientists do their work
    • Use the experience to build your college personal statement and recommendation letters
    • Apply for college scholarships that can award up to $20,000 for 8 college semesters
    • Earn at least $3,200 for 8-10 weeks of work, ~40 hours per week


    What to Expect

    • Work on a scientific research project under supervision of a mentor
    • Mentors will help students meet research objectives, give feedback, and foster growth
    • Students must be able to commute to the lab site daily (no overnight/sleep-away accommodations)
    • Opportunities to present research poster at local and national ACS meetings
    • Opportunity to return for a second summer of research and receive $3,800 stipend


    College Scholarships

    • Students must complete at least one summer of Project SEED and submit an application
    • Students must intend to pursue a chemistry-related major and career to be eligible
    • One year and multi-year scholarships worth up to $20,000 over 4 years


    How to Apply

    • Create an online profile at
    •  Complete the online application and follow up with any site-specific requirements (such as interviews, essays, transcripts, etc.)
    • If you have any questions reach out to our office at [email protected]


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