Due to COVID-19 our MERITS Program has been canceled for the summer 2020. Please check back in the fall for information on the Summer 2021 program
2020 MERITS Program is now CLOSED!
Please check back in September 2020 for information on the 2021 summer program
Our Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students (MERITS) Program provides summer (six weeks) research opportunities to Maine high school juniors in host institutions across the state. Students who are interested in STEM fields and would like to experience “real-time” applications of STEM in a research-focused work world conducting research and technology development should apply.
Our MERITS interns are paid a stipend for their six week summer research experience.
Applications are due JANUARY 15, 2020
Students must be U.S citizens, residents of Maine and must be enrolled at a Maine school to apply to this program.
We thank our host participants for many years of continued support of our program! Below is a list of some host organizations who have participated in our program since 2008, when we took the program under our wing!
SAMPLES of final reports from past students:
Past MERITS Classes
Class of 2019
Class of 2017
Class of 2012
Class of 2011
Class of 2010
Class of 2009