Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Summer Lab


The application window for the summer 2021 Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Summer Lab has now closed.  Please direct any inquiries to

Information about summer 2022 sessions will be posted in early 2022. 

The Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Summer Lab is a summer program co-created by the Biogen Community lab and the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Together, we have created a state-of-the-art, virtual program to allow us to continue to inspire and empower a new generation of young scientists. Designed to foster a passion for science, the program is committed to ensuring a diverse participant group and provide students with the opportunity to meet and interact with Biogen and MIT employees and get an inside view of a biotech company and university.

You can read more about the program here.

Admissions/Application Process


The Biogen Community Lab admissions committee is looking for students who are interested in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and who have completed one year of high school (9th grade or above).

Note: At the time of the application, students must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade to apply to the Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Summer Lab. Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2021 will not be accepted.


Selection Process

Admissions decisions will be made following the application deadline and preference is given to students from communities neighboring our U.S. sites in Massachusetts and North Carolina and our international sites and students from low-income households and groups historically underrepresented in science. However, we welcome all students to apply.