Stanford Earth Young Investigators: Biodiversity (a.k.a, The History of Life Internship) is an intensive, 8-week research and learning experience for Bay Area high school students. The program combines classroom learning, field trips, and authentic scientific research. The centerpiece of the program is cutting-edge research in the field of paleobiology. Students gather original data on the evolutionary history of ancient life and use those data to formulate and test scientific hypotheses. Most students present the results of their projects at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, which is the worlds largest professional earth science conference.