Diversity Summer Programs


There are many summer internship opportunties for high school and undergraduate students at Harvard. We've highlighted a few below and a complete list can be found HERE.



SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. SHURP presently has 475 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 35 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.


Furshpan-Potter Native American High School Program

The Native American High School Summer Program (NAHSSP) is a three-week summer program for high school students from participating Native communities. Students, teachers, and community.


Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology

The 10-week Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology exposes undergraduate students to current topics in immunology. Students participate in a combination of weekly lectures and laboratory work with faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from the Harvard Medical School Immunology Graduate Program. Participants from colleges in which the topic is not taught or presented in depth are especially welcome, and individuals from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who are in their sophomore or junior year. A stipend is provided, but the program is unable to assist with travel, housing arrangements, or visas for students.

Applications for Summer 2021


The SHURP application is anticipated to open on November 1, 2020.
The application deadline is anticipated to be February 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about SHURP, please email the program coordinator at shurp@hms.harvard.edu.


NAHSSP applications are received through Fort Peck and Hopi High Schools only. Each community is responsible for their own application process. Please contact Jane Riccardi at Jane@hms.harvard.edu with any questions.

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