Opportunities for High School Students

Summer Governor's School Program 

Open to Virginia high school students via the Virginia Department of Education Governor's Schools program. During this four-week summer residential school, VIMS researchers host up to six high school students with demonstrated interest in and aptitude for marine science. Students are housed at Christopher Newport University.

VIMS Summer Aide Program

A limited number of paid positions may be available at VIMS campus during the summer, depending on faculty need and funding. High school students may apply for these temporary positions. To be considered, students must complete The College of William & Mary on-line application. Researchers or faculty looking for Summer Aides review the on-line applications to find potential candidates. To submit an on-line application, go to the W&M Jobs site and click on hourly positions then search for VIMS Summer Aide. Note: paper applications are not accepted; in the event that there are no positions or you are not selected, you will not be notified.

If you're a  high school senior and are interested in getting involved at VIMS, here some opportunities for college undergraduates. 

Rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply for this summer-long program (late May- early August). Interns live in a William & Mary dormitory and conduct a project under the direction of a VIMS research scientist. Questions? E-mail intern@vims.eduCrab

VIMS Volunteer Program
Service or research-related tasks may be available in the summer or year-round. You may specify your preference on the volunteer application.

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