GeneLab for High Schools (GL4HS) is a four-week intensive training program for rising high school juniors and seniors hosted by NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley (Mountain View, CA). GL4HS provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in space life sciences with a specific focus on omics-based bioinformatics research, the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes, and computational biology.


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We are now accepting applications.
Deadline March 1, 5 PM PT.

  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 5:00 PM PT
  • Application Review: March
  • Offers Extended: By April 15th
  • Virtual Internship: June 21 to July 16, 2021 excluding July 4th
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific) Monday - Friday
EligibilityAn applicant for a GL4HS program must:
  • Be a US citizen or US Green Card holder*
  • Be at least 16 years old on or before Dec. 21, 2021
  • Be entering their junior or senior year next Fall
  • Have a GPA or equivalent of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be willing to participate in all four weeks of the GL4HS summer program
  • Have taken at least one high school biology course (Please note that AP biology is not a requirement of this program)
  • Have a passion for learning and for Space Biology

GL4HS is an equal opportunity program. All applications received will be reviewed by NASA. Students will be selected based on their academic records, their reference letters, and their personal statements.

*Citizens of US territories Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Marianas are U.S. citizens.

Additional Program InformationYou can read more about the GL4HS program here.
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