The Pinhead Internship

The Pinhead Internship
Are you meant for something more?

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Each summer, Pinhead Institute places regional students at renowned scientific institutions for 6 to 10 weeks to work with leading researchers on critical issues facing the world today including biodiversity, indigenous cultures, influenza study, sustainability, habitat loss, and climate change.

Founded in 2003, the Pinhead Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience in various scientific fields of study, including (but not limited to) math, physics, conservation, chemistry, biology, and much more. Pinhead internships provide experience and opportunities for students to work with people who have dedicated their lives to academic pursuits about which they are passionate.

This program affords high school students from Cortez, Montrose, Norwood, Nucla, Olathe, Ouray, Ridgway, and Telluride opportunities not available in our region, and it often is a life changing experience.

2016 Pinhead Institute Internship Recipients

If you are interested in participating in or supporting the Pinhead Internship Program please contact sarah@pinheadinstitute.org.

Aidan Green, Telluride Mountain School
Environmental Architecture, Sea Level Rise Task Force, AIA Miami

Amber Padgett, Norwood High School
Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Carlie Wytulka, Nucla High School
Physical Therapy, Tartleton State University

Connor Hazen, Telluride High School
Astrophysics, Arizona State University

Cortney Cashner, Montezuma-Cortez High School
Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson

Devyn Rummel, Norwood High School
Manned Aircraft, Piasecki Aircraft

Esme Fahnestock, Telluride High School
Public Health and Health Equity, The Rodham Institute

Everett Morton, Telluride High School
Aeronautical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

Gorio Osha, Telluride Mountain School
Political Science and Data Analysis, Democratic National Committee

Hadley Murphy, Telluride High School
Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Henry Benasutti, Ridgway Secondary School
Cancer Research, Northshore University Health System

Jacob Nelson, Telluride High School
Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

Jacob Waldor, Montclair Kimberley Academy
Quantum Computing, University of Chicago

Jolie Soukup, Montezuma-Cortez High School
Neuroscience, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center

Jordan Williams, Telluride High School
Veterinary Science, Auburn University

Kacy Henwood, Olathe High School
Addiction and Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute

Kevin Ensor, Telluride High School
Gravitational Waves and Astrophysics, Northwestern University

Max Ordonez, Telluride High School
Gravitational Waves and Astrophysics, Northwestern University

Megan Kienapfel, Ouray High School
Addiction and Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute

Michelle Hoy, Montezuma-Cortez High School
Chemistry, University of California, San Diego

Sam Scheibler, Telluride High School
Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego

Skyler Kelly, Norwood High School
Veterinary Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Skyler Nunn, Telluride High School
Astrobiology, Arizona State University

Taylor Sickels, Nucla High School
Veterinary Science, Peak Performance Equine Hospital

Warren Fulton, Telluride High School
Aeronautical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

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