Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists with programs that provide hands-on science experience.

Elementary and Middle School STEM Clubs

  • In grades 3 to 5, STEM Clubs aim to develop excitement and engagement in STEM subjects, build confidence in students' abilities to succeed in these subjects, and increase exposure to STEM careers.
  • Senior STEM Clubs for Grades 6-8, hosted at three Boys & Girls Clubs, continue the engagement with hand-on science and greater exposure to technology.
  • In the Science Fair Mentoring Programs for Grades 7 and 8, Mass General mentors work with James P. Timilty Middle School students in Roxbury on science fair projects from concept to completion.

MGH Youth Scholars

STEM programming for secondary school students is more intensive and comprehensive. With our partners, East Boston High School, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, Revere High School, Chelsea High School, and the Charlestown community, the weekly curriculum on the MGH campus provides foundational learning for grades 9 through high school and beyond.

The goal is to spark college aspirations and to understand the connection between a health or science career, and what it takes to get there. Summer enrichment in STEM curriculum takes place for students in STEM Camp in partnership with Wheelock College.


Summer Jobs for Youth

Mass General provides meaningful employment opportunities for young people from select high schools. The program offers young people positive summertime activities as they are exposed to health-related careers that could be in their future. Students work in various departments at the hospital, including nursing, pharmacy, patient transport, research labs and more. To maximize their experiences with young people, students' supervisors participate in a program orientation and training, and students receive additional support through weekly workshops focused on personal and professional development.

In 2018, Mass General was the lead employer in Boston to provide summer jobs along with the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program.


For More Information

To find out more, please contact Margo McGovern at mjmcgovern@partners.org or call 617-724-3210.