AspirNaut Summer research internship program

The University announced that residential summer programs must now be conducted remotely and in alternative formats. Our current plan is for the UM Aspirnaut program to continue this summer, but will be conducted remotely in an off-campus format that we are still actively preparing. Please note that we have extended the application deadline to Monday, April 13th. Please check back here periodically for updates.


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.

The 2020 program will be June 15-July 24.


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.