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Focused Ultrasound High School Summer Research Program

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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 hands-on experience of working in a research lab environment. 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 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 lab environment during the summer, then our summer student program might be of interest to you! Applicants from outside of 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 over the age of 16 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 students who have gone through the program.


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

Required documents

The application window for summer 2020 will open in December 2019. Please check back at that time for the updated required documents and more details on our information night at Sunnybrook in January 2020. The application deadline will be early February 2020.

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