This internship program is an opportunity for Michigan 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.


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.

Applications for the 2023 program are now closed.  Decisions will be sent out by the end of April.

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