The KEYS Research Internship Program offers a broad range of opportunities to motivated high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, biomedical science, biostatistics, engineering, or environmental health.
If you feel that your child would benefit from the KEYS, please encourage them to apply.
The internship is primarily geared towards high school juniors or seniors who have an academically sound background in biology and chemistry. Students are selected based on the combination of their current academic performance, personal statement, and teacher recommendations.
Their personal statement is weighed heavily in the admission process. We suggest they have others read their statement before submitting. We consider everyone who fills out the internship application completely.
“KEYS Research Internship Program is very well organized. From the overall structure/program to the small things such as parking and lunch, the KEYS program has arranged everything thoughtfully and carefully. KEYS is also doing well in its communication to the interns and parents. The weekly update email is a good example. Thank you for your leadership in this program and thank you for your hard work. As a parent, I am very appreciated.”
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University of Arizona Minors Policy
The University of Arizona is deeply committed to the safety of minors who visit our campus facilities and attend various educational events throughout the year. This policy is intended to set guidelines for communications, supervision, behavioral expectations, and training to promote a higher level of service in order to provide a respectful and positive educational experience. Students are required to check in and check out with staff personnel and are encouraged to report exceptions to their regular routines to KEYS staff.
KEYS Interns are fully enrolled but for the most part are not matriculating to the University in the Fall. The policy does not apply to those who are coming to the University in the Fall or who are already 18.
To review the UA Minors Policy, click here.
The KEYS Program has permission to provide the following exceptions to the Minors Policy:
- There may be times when the intern might need to meet one-on-one with KEYS Crew, KEYS Staff, or Lab Mentors (PIs, grad students or post docs) to discuss more confidential issues (i.e. behavior, attendance, lab adjustment, writing feedback)
- There may be times when a KEYS Intern might be working in a lab with only one other person.
- KEYS program will not be able to escort each intern to or from their labs each day to their car/dorm/bus stop/edge of campus/lunch zone.
- KEYS Interns may ride on the Cat Tran unaccompanied.
- Students are encouraged to eat at predetermined locations with a KEYS staff member present, however, if a student is not available to eat during that set time or has made other arrangements, we may not be able to provide supervision.
- KEYS staff encourage students who are given permission to leave their labs early to contact us, and if they remain on campus, to come to a predetermined location (Skaggs 325) to stay with a KEYS staff member until they are able to leave campus.
Questions, contact Kelle Hyland, Outreach Program Coodinator, at 520-626-6192.