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Research Experience for High School Students

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About the Research Experience for High School Students

The Research Experience for High School Students (REHSS) Program is an intensive, 6-week scientific research internship at Vanderbilt University, centering on full immersion in a Vanderbilt University or Vanderbilt University Medical Center research lab. Students engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of a research faculty member at Vanderbilt. Rising high school seniors interested in a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) should apply.

The REHSS program application is now CLOSED for 2020.

Please check back in February 2021 for the online application. Program dates for 2021 are May 29-July 9. 

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How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions


For general REHSS questions not addressed under FAQ please contact us here. Student applicants are encouraged to email us directly to practice professional communication.