Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Aspirnaut program will operate virtually. We hope to be able to offer in-person programming once it becomes safe to host summer participants on campus.


This internship program is an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in a hands-on research experience. For students driven by a curiosity about the life sciences, we provide an ideal six-week exposure in the exciting world of scientific research.

2021 program: June 14 - July 23


The University of Michigan is a top-ranked research university, with world-class researchers and facilities. Despite the large size of the U-M campus, the Aspirnaut program is a small and tight-knit community, providing individual attention and making it easy for our interns to navigate our campus and broader community.


Our goal is to have Aspirnaut program interns complete the program with a feeling of accomplishment and a deepened desire to solve problems. We also hope that our Aspirnaut alumni are motivated to attend college and pursue careers in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math.

The 2021 application cycle is now closed and applicants have been notified.