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The application cycle for 2023 is now open! This year, we are offering opportunities for both Summer Research Interns and Student Leads. Please see below for details.

The Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging (AIMI) is committed to advancing AI research in medicine for public good, promoting health equity and excellence in healthcare. In this spirit, we are excited to launch our annual Summer Research Internship for high school students interested in exploring technical and clinical aspects of AI in healthcare.

Stanford AIMI Researchers

During this two-week virtual program, we aim to spark interest and empower the next generation of AI pioneers in medicine through a combination of lectures on AI in healthcare fundamentals, hands-on research projects, and mentoring activities with Stanford researchers. An extended independent research internship opportunity may be available for interested program participants. Our hope is to inspire students to develop innovative AI solutions to advance human health.

This year, we are also accepting applications for Student Leads who will assist with project leadership alongside one of AIMI's mentors. 

There is no fee to participate in this internship.

Important Dates

  • Program dates: June 19th-June 30th, 2023 (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm PT)
  • Application deadline: March 31st, 2023


Summer Research Interns must be students over the age of 14 by the start of the program. Student Leads must also be students over the age of 14 and may also be undergraduate students with a computer science background. Stanford AIMI embraces inclusion, integrity, diversity, and team-science as pillars for success. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply, particularly students from groups under-represented in AI. No coding, AI, or data science experience necessary. We will select a cohort representing diverse experience and skill levels.


Applications are due by Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT. Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 15th, 2023. The online application consists of short-essay questions and uploading your CV/resume and unofficial transcript.

Apply to  be a Summer Research Intern here 

Apply to  be a Student Lead here 

We will be adhering to Stanford's policies for COVID-19 and programs and activities involving minors.


Please email for any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are international students able to participate?

All Interns and Student Leads must establish proof of identity and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Individuals who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident must provide documentation of their visa status and certify that if their visa status changes at any time before or during the internship, they will notify appropriate department staff and/or faculty within one business day after first becoming aware that such change in visa status will occur or has occurred.

Do students have to pick between the Student Intern and Student Lead roles or can they apply to both?

Students are more than welcome to apply for both the Student Intern and Student Lead roles. If successful, they will be selected for only one of the two roles. 

What if an applicant accidentally submits their application before it is complete? 

Please email the AIMI Center's Program Manager, Michelle Phung with any technical concerns regarding the application form(s).