The Yale Pathways Research Internships (YPRI) connects qualified high school students from the New Haven area with scientific research labs at Yale. We hope to provide high-quality research experiences to New Haven students to excite them about scientific investigation, enable them to explore new scientific fields, and increase their college preparedness. In doing so, we aim to foster long-term relationships between Yale laboratories and accomplished high school students who are enthusiastic about pursuing research.

The YPRI program provides a framework for a mutually beneficial summer experience for both the students and the laboratories. Yale undergraduate and graduate students supplement lab work for the high school interns with organized workshops and other mentorship activities. We also work to cultivate a sense of community among the students, organizing events to facilitate social interactions among the interns as well as their undergraduate, graduate, and professor mentors. Student interns are paid a stipend of $2,500.