Applications for Summer 2024 now closed. Applicants will be notified of a decision by email, at the end of April.


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.

The 2024 program schedule will run from June 17th through July 26th.

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed. Please check back for 2025 program details.