I am interested in the fields of mathematics, physics, and computer science (broad, I know) but if I had the ideal internship it would be in a quantum computing lab. Really, though, I'm looking for anything this summer. While this may seem like a somewhat normal thing (student looking for internship) I have a small problem in that I'm in middle school.

I am in 8th grade, and I am old enough to legally work (just getting that out of the way). I am located in the United States. I have taught myself some physics and mathematics (the basics of calculus and linear algebra, etc) and I have been told I learn quickly. I'm willing to work hard and do just about anything, but I'd like to start getting experience with research in a lab. (If you need any further information, please ask.)

What are some resources I can use to find an internship? Also, I've read that you're supposed to put together a resume/cv, but reading about it it seems a bit difficult to do when the only things you've done are K-8th grade and some personal projects.

If this is off-topic, I apologize; this seemed the place to ask.

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    Yes this is offtopic (mostly professional academic questions), but you should start with your school guidance counselor or contact a counselor at the high school you will be attending next year. He/she should have access to resource information. You should also check with your local university. Many have summer STEM programs that are a great place to get started with interesting projects. Michigan Tech, University of Colorado are two specifically that I know of but wouldn't' be surprised if more had outreach programs as well. Mar 16, 2017 at 18:52
  • Also look into the various colloquiums that your local university might offer. Many times they are open to the public so you can get a taste of current research (CU had a physics colloquium targeted at high school students for a while). Don't get discouraged if most of what you find are more geared as "camps". You probably won't find gainful employment as a middle school student. Mar 16, 2017 at 18:52
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    Have you looked into the science olympiads? Mar 16, 2017 at 20:25
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    Try asking some of the people here, in particular Ahlin and Zucker who I know so feel free to say that I suggested you write them. Mar 17, 2017 at 13:52
  • @MarkoKarbevski, looking at them, I don't think it's quite what I want, but thank you, I'll keep that in mind Mar 17, 2017 at 21:52


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