We are now accepting applications for Summer 2018! Deadline to apply is May 1st, 11:59 PM. Please carefully review the requirements below before clicking the link at the bottom of the page to begin your application. Decisions will be released May 14th via email and phone call. All students selected for the program must accept their offer by May 18th, 11:59 PM. Accepted students will be sent legal consent forms and waivers that can be filled out online.


Students must provide their own transportation to the UC Berkeley campus, where the program will be hosted. All students are also expected to attend the full program, the weekdays of June 11th to June 22nd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, though up to two excused absences will be allowed. Parents or guardians are also required to attend a mandatory parent orientation on the evening of June 8th.

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Who Are We Looking For?

Helix is an organization that wants to provide motivated high school students opportunities to explore the healthcare industry. We are looking for students who are interested in health, potentially seeking a future health-oriented profession. Students should be driven, passionate, and willing to take full advantage of the Helix summer program. For more details, visit the “Program” tab.

Application Contents

1. General Contact Information

2. Official or unofficial copy of transcript from most recent high school

3. Short Essay 1: Extracurricular activities. 100 word limit.

4. Short Essay 2: Personal identity. 300 word limit.

5. Short Essay 3: Background and future goals. 300 word limit.


Q: If I do not have a method of transportation to UC Berkeley, can I still attend?

A: Unfortunately, Helix will not be providing transportation to students, so it is required that students have their own methods of transportation organized.

Q: If I am not 16, can I still apply to the Helix program?

A: Due to requirements of some external activities and events, such as the Evening with Kaiser Permanente, applicants must be 16 or older to apply.

Q: How long is the Helix summer program?

A: The Helix summer program is 2 weeks long from June 11th until June 22nd, excluding weekends.