COVID-19 Update: To uphold the American Chemical Society's core value of professionalism, safety, and ethics, in person research for 2021 has been canceled. The Project SEED Virtual Summer Camp will continue this summer and the application is now open. Find more information on the Virtual Program tab.
What Is Project SEED?
Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is a paid summer internship program for high school students. For 8 to 10 weeks during the summer, SEED students work in real laboratories, with real scientists serving as their mentors. Students learn about careers in chemistry and receive mentoring in college preparation and professional development.
Each year, 350+ students across the United States participate in chemistry-related research projects with scientists in various fields and industries. Since 1968, Project SEED has brought in more than 11,000 high school students to participate in research at academic, industry, and government labs across the United States and U.S. territories.
Project SEED Mission
To ensure that students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have opportunities to experience the challenges and rewards of chemically-related sciences.
Use our locator map to see where Project SEED sites have operated prior to 2020.
The 2021 Student Application for the Virtual Summer Camp is now open! Apply before April 26th.
Support students participating in valuable summer research experiences, and help them reach their true potential.
Previous Project SEED Webinars
2021 Virtual Coordinator Info Session - #2
Interested in participating in a virtual research pilot program? Watch this half hour information session to see the process to submit a project proposal for this first-time experimental program.
2021 Student Info Session: On-Demand Viewing
Interested in opportunities to explore your interest in chemistry? Learn about upcoming in-person and virtual programs for Project SEED's paid summer internships.