The Young Innovators Program

The Young Innovators Program is an eight-week paid summer internship offered through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. The program offers high school students the opportunity to participate in an immersive experience designed to engage students in cutting-edge and innovative research in STEM as it relates to the pharmaceutical sciences.


Why the Young Innovators Program?

The Young Innovators Program offers high school students the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty on cutting-edge and innovative research in an immersive laboratory environment. Interns could be working to develop new therapies to cure cancer, designing a virtual patient to enhance the education of health professionals, using 3D printing technology to deliver drugs that prevent the transmission of HIV, and so much more.

Beyond getting paid to gain hands-on experience, the Young Innovators Program prepares students for the next step in their academic and professional careers by incorporating various team building, career development and interdisciplinary activities into the program.

Finally, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research. As the number one pharmacy school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UNC offers opportunities in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences that are simply not available anywhere else.


2018 Young Innovators Program

The 2018 Young Innovators Program will run from June 19th through August 10th. The application for the 2018 Young Innovators Program is now closed.


Check out our video to learn more from past participants!