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The Futures Matter Program is a 8-week, paid summer research experience for high school students on the campus of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  High school students will be placed with a researcher for a hands-on science experience while being exposed to various careers in biomedical research. During the program they will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and seminars lead by faculty and trainees. There will also be other age-appropriate activities that will enrich the summer experience.  

Program Details

2020 Program Dates

Placement Orientation: TBD (must be able to attend).

Internship begins: Monday, June 8

Internship ends: Friday, July 31

Students must be available on the specific dates below in order to participate in the program:

  • Monday, June 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for Hospital Orientation

  • Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for End-of-Summer Student Poster Competition.


  • Ability to meet demands of the program - this is a full time internship, Monday - Friday, approximately 8 hours per day

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior in high school

  • 16 years of age or older

  • Interest in a biomedical research career

  • Underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged and/or disabled students are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Must have the ability to work independently

  • Transportation/lodging is not provided

For more information or if you have questions, please email FuturesMatterResearch@NationwideChildrens.org.


Applications for the 2020 program will open on February 5, 2020.