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Focused Ultrasound High School Summer Research Program

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We are saddened to announce that due to COVID-19, the Focused Ultrasound Lab High School Summer Internship Program will no longer be running for summer 2020. We would like to thank all applicants and hope that those who are still eligible apply for Summer 2021.

Each summer, we hire motivated and hard-working high-school students to assist us in a variety of projects we are working on in our lab. Our goal is not only to further our progress, but also to give these students experience working in a research lab. During the summer, students will gain enriched, hands-on knowledge in the fields of physics, engineering and biology that would be difficult to attain elsewhere. We hope to nurture a passion for science and engineering in the next generation and help students to move closer to their goals.

Read more about what we do.

Join our team

If you are hard-working, enjoy math and sciences, and would like to benefit from a research lab environment during the summer, then our summer student program might be of interest to you! Applicants from outside the Greater Toronto Area are welcome to apply, but must be eligible to work in Canada and arrange for their own accommodations during the internship.

Though high marks are preferable, they are not the only achievements and qualities we seek in our applicants. We also take interest in individuals who are excellent at working in a team and have good communication skills. Being well-rounded and having a wide range of hobbies and interests will not be overlooked. We are looking for students who are in grades 11 or 12. We will also consider students in grade 10 who are aged over 16 years at the program start. If you are interested in applying for a position, then please send the following documents by email or mail to the contact listed below.

Read more from alumni and other members of the lab.


  • Must be 16 years of age by July 1, 2020.
  • Must be able to commit to full-time hours Monday to Friday, July 6 to August 28, 2020, as this is a paid position.

Required documents

The application deadline is Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4 p.m. All four required documents must be submitted by this time. The cover letter, résumé, application form and transcript must be submitted as one PDF document.

Due to the high number of applications received, we will not respond to email inquiries during the week of the deadline, or send emails confirming receipt of applications.

Information night

Come on out to learn more about the program on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Sunnybrook. Staff and students from the lab will be available to answer questions following the presentation.

When: 6–7 p.m.
Where: E Wing, Ground Floor, Room 21 (EG 21)
Address: 2075 Bayview Ave.

Past Projects

We have four types of projects that often overlap. Most projects will involve an element of basic programming with supervisors that are willing to teach motivated students. Learn more about past projects in the lab.

  • Engineering and technology development
  • Experimental work
  • Programming
  • Biology

Contact information

Kristina Mikloska
Lab manager, Focused Ultrasound Lab
Sunnybrook Research Institute