Syracuse University’s (SU)  Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) Research Internship Program is a 6-week non-residential summer research internship for rising 12th grade high school students in the greater Syracuse area.  The College of Engineering and Computer Science program exposes high achieving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) oriented high school students to advanced engineering and computer science research, in order to stimulate and deepen their interest in pursuing a STEM Career.

Program Highlights


  • participate in a university level research project
  • are mentored by SU research faculty, graduate and undergraduate students
  • work in state-of-the-art research facilities
  • join the other high school research interns for fun activities and informational lunches aimed at easing the transition from high school to college
  • present at a research poster symposium with high school and undergraduate research interns


  • generous stipend for those chosen candidates that successfully complete the program and its requirements

What You Will Learn: 

Each selected high school student is tasked with aiding in a discrete hands-on research project as part of ongoing research specific to each faculty mentor. All laboratories will focus on the following learning outcomes for participating interns:

  • participate in laboratory safety training
  • learn laboratory and college level library research techniques
  • develop a research plan
  • maintain a laboratory notebook or equivalent
  • analyze data
  • display and present data in a poster form and explain poster information during an annual poster symposium