Neuroscape has two volunteer programs: our main volunteer internship and a summer internship for high school students. If you’re interested in either program, apply below.

Volunteer Internship

The Neuroscape volunteer internship program offers a rich environment with hands-on experience in translational neuroscience research. We have had hundreds of successful interns train with us.

Our interns are involved in either technology development or scientific research at different stages, from data collection to analysis. This is a unique opportunity to work with a world-class team and gain experience with a wide variety of cutting-edge research methods and emerging technologies.

Apply below using the online form.

Summer High School Internship

Call for Applications

Beginning in January, we will accept applications for Neuroscape’s summer 2020 internship for high school students. This program is only open to high school students and is separate from our year-round volunteer program.

Applications are due March 1, 2020 at 5:00pm PST. You will be notified of our decision by April 1.

We are excited to announce our fourth year of the summer internship program. Students interested in cognitive neuroscience or technology will have a unique opportunity over the summer to volunteer with UCSF researchers and observe science in action. There will be a combination of observational and hands-on experiences. Each summer intern is paired with a mentor for the duration of the internship.

This is not a paid internship.

We will select a few exceptional, motivated students. We receive many applications, so if you are not selected to participate this summer you may be eligible to reapply next year. We look forward to meeting you!

Schedule and time commitment:

The summer internship will run from June 15th 2020 through August 7th 2020 with a mandatory orientation on the first day. The internship takes place at the UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. Applicants with regular weekly availability from June 15th 2020 through August 7th 2020 are encouraged to apply. If you are accepted, your weekly summer schedule will be determined by you and your mentor.


The online application has two parts: (1) questions and (2) a statement of interest.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A rising high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Either a resident or attend school in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Able to commute to or get dropped off at UCSF Mission Bay.
  • Able to attend a mandatory orientation on the first day of the internship.
  • Able to commit to 7 weeks of the internship.
  • Able to commit to a weekly internship schedule after you are paired with a mentor.
  • Reliable, motivated, and eager to learn.
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