How can I get a research internship this summer?
I'm currently in a high school junior in Brooklyn, NY. I would like to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for mechanical or chemical engineering. Are there any good websites I can learn some of this stuff on my own, potentially creating something in my high school career?
Here are some helpful links for you:
Wishing you all the best in your endeavors!
You need to also prepare. You will need a basic resume. Highlight your classes, your aspirations, any work experience. You can include a hobby or two as well. You should do some research on any company that you talk to, so you can have some questions to ask.
Good luck on your search
Glenn recommends the following next steps:
Fantastic work on discovering your enthusiasm for engineering and being eager to invest additional effort to gain more experience.
I recommend browsing the Engineering department websites of the universities you're interested in, identifying professors whose research areas match your interests, and sending them your polished resume and cover letter to convey your desire to become their summer intern! It would certainly boost your chances if you can inform them about your coding skills and other relevant software skills.
Numerous professors are passionate about fostering pre-college students' curiosity in their respective fields, particularly the assistant professors who are just beginning their careers. I've witnessed professors providing both on-site and remote internships to high school students. However, one drawback of these internships is that many professors might not offer you a paid position.
I hope this advice is helpful, and I wish you the best of luck in your internship search!