Maryland Center for Undergraduate Rresearch at the University of Maryland

Research in the U.S.

  • Multi-discipliary Research Programs

    Multi-discipliary Research Programs

    Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
    Description: The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. The program seeks to increase graduate school access for students from groups underrepresented in graduate education, including minority students, first-generation college students and students from low-income families, regardless of race or ethnicity. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Now in its 28th year, SROP celebrates the achievements of its alumni. To date, 610 program alumni have earned a Ph.D. degree and are now preparing the next generation of SROP scholars as mentors and teachers. Thousands of others have completed graduate training and are pursuing successful careers in government, business, and non-profit agencies.
    Locations: Multiple locations, including University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Fields: All disciplines, including humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering, physical and natural sciences.
    Eligibility: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale); be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.; be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory; have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education; have at least one  semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program; and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
    Deadline: February 10
    Funding: Program benefits vary according to institution but all offer a stipend, housing, and travel costs.

    The Leadership Alliance
    Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
    Location: There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area: Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.
    Fields:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities
    Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD; documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
    Funding:  The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.
    Deadline: February 1.

    Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE)
    Description: The Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity offers an eight-week summer research experience for up to 20 undergraduates who express a serious interest in pursuing a Ph.D. and following a career in college or university teaching and research. The purpose of the program is to motivate and prepare students to make competitive applications to research doctoral programs, with a view toward completing the Ph.D. and going on to teach and conduct original research. Undergraduates who are racial/ethnic minorities, who are from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are from small liberal arts colleges are especially encouraged to apply. Each student accepted for PSURE will work with a Princeton faculty member, either as a research assistant in a laboratory project (sciences and engineering) or as an advisee in editing and writing research papers appropriate to the field (humanities and social sciences). Princeton is a participating site in the Leadership Alliance consortium (see above for more information).
    Location: Princeton, New Jersey 
      Fields:   All disciplines
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently enrolled in full-time as sophomores or juniors in good academic standing, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major field.
    Funding: Summer research students receive a stipend of $3,750, a $250 meal card, and travel reimbursement of up to $500 to travel from school or home to Princeton and return. From the stipend, students are expected to pay for additional food and incidentals. On-campus housing is provided (worth approximately $1,200) in a Princeton dormitory or house equipped with adequate cooking facilities. Each student receives a complimentary entry to a GRE Prep course (valued at approximately $1,500) and as well as the GRE exam at the end of the program (valued at $195).
    Deadline: February 1. Applications open in November.

     

    Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
    Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
    Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
    Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
    Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
    Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
    Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.

    Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program
    The Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships.Six internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate program of study with academic standing as a junior or senior, or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be declared as an art history major, concentration, or related discipline and have a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, etc…).
    Funding: $5,500
    Duration: Early June to early August. Some projects may require weekend duty. Interns must be available for the entire 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1): February 1.

    Minority Awards Program Internship
    The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
    Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
    Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

    Native American Awards Program Internship
    The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
    Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
    Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

    UCLA Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
    Description: The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Opportunities are available in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.) Each student participant will be working with a faculty mentor with special expertise and interests matched, as closely as possible, to the student’s research interests and career goals. Students will either assist the faculty member in an ongoing research project or work collaboratively with the mentor in designing a new project of mutual interest. Most programs run eight weeks, from June 2015 to August 2015. Some programs in the sciences, technological, engineering and mathematics fields run 10 weeks, from June to August. Viewbook is available online.
    Location: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Fields: All academic fields: arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences
    Eligibility: Each program has its own requirements
    Funding: Different for each program
    Deadline: Variable; most deadlines in February or March

  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

    Arts, Humanities, Public Health, and Social Sciences

    American Bar Association Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students
    Description: The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by AT&T, the H.G. Montgomery Foundation, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, and the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Each student is assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Professor who will involve the student in his/her research project and mentor the student. Students work for 35 hours per week for 8 weeks.
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Fields: Law, Social Sciences, Humanities
    Eligibility: Eligible to apply are American citizens and lawful permanent residents including, but not limited to, persons who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, or Puerto Rican, as well as other individuals who will add diversity to the field of law and social science. Applications will be considered only from sophomores and juniors, that is, students who have completed at least the sophomore year and who have not received a bachelor's degree by the time the fellowship begins. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be moving toward an academic major in the social sciences or humanities.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $3,600.
    Deadline: February 15

    The American Political Science Association Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
    Description: Each summer, the Institute gives 20 students a look at the world of graduate study with a program of two transferable credit courses, one in quantitative analysis and one in race and American politics, to introduce the intellectual demands of graduate school and political science research methods.  For a final project for both courses, students prepare original, empirical research papers, and top students are given the opportunity to present their research at APSA's Annual Meeting, with all expenses paid by the association. Classes are held on the Duke University campus, where students have access to a fully equipped computer laboratory, library collections, and other university facilities.
    Location: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    Field: Political Science
    Eligibility: The program targets students from racial/ethnic groups that are significantly underrepresented in science in the United States, e.g. African American, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Island students. All students who are members of these groups, or who are interested in broadening participation in political science by students from underrepresented minority populations and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens; completing their junior year of undergraduate study; majoring in political science or a related discipline; and have an interest in attending graduate school in political science.
    Funding: RBSI provides full support of tuition, health insurance, transportation, room and board in a dormitory double room, books, and instructional materials. Participants will also receive an allocation for food expenses, in addition to a weekly stipend.
    Deadline: Late fall

    The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program
    Description: Established in 2013, the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program aims to make a critical impact on American art museums by expanding the diversity of their curatorial staff. The program, which will provide specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States, will be implemented at five partnering institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH); and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Each museum holds a world-class, encyclopedic collection that represents the broad range of artistic production across history and around the globe. The program is organized around two components: the Summer Academy and the Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. The program is intended specifically for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field or those who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums.
    Eligibility: Students must first apply to a Summer Academy, to be held at each of the five partner museums. Summer Academies are one-week immersion programs designed to provide a rich experience in the museum environment and expose the 15 participants to career options related to art and art history. Students must be currently enrolled at a university, college, or community college, and, if selected, be able to commit to at least two years in the program prior to graduating. Applicants should express an interest in art, art history, or the museum field. In addition to having a strong academic record, a candidate should be able to demonstrate, through areas of study, extracurricular activities, background or other experiences, how he or she will contribute to the program. Summer internship sites include the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Preference strongly give to students attending colleges or universities in the general area of the internship sites.
    Fields: Art, Art History, Museum Studies.
    Funding: Once selected as a fellow, students will receive $4,000 during the academic school year to alleviate financial pressures that might otherwise require a student to pursue part-time work or work-study arrangements. In addition, fellows will receive $6,000 during the summer internships. A housing and travel stipend may also be provided to fellows during the summer internships.
    Deadline: February 2

    Anthropology Internship Program, American Museum of Natural History
    Description: The Anthropology Internship Program offers academic credit, unpaid and paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in anthropology, museums or related fields. Anthropology interns work on projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of the curatorial staff in the museum or in the field. The department's collections and research are focused on North American, Mexican/Central American and South American archaeology and ethnology; Asian, African and Pacific ethnology; and Biological Anthropology. In addition, internships are awarded in collections management, archives and conservation. Applicants should be enrolled in or have recently graduated from an academic institution. Acceptance to the internship program is competitive. The number of interns accepted in any given session varies and is based on staff projects. Internships are limited to a maximum of two sessions of work.
    Location: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
    Eligibility: Variable depending on department. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.
    Fields: Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related fields.
    Funding: Variable.
    Deadline: Summer session (July to September), submit January 1 - March 1; Fall session (September to December), submit June 4 - August 4; Spring session (February-May), submit October 1 - December 1.

    The Art Institute of Chicago Architecture and Design Research Internship
    Description: Internships are offered by the Art Institute's many departments throughout the year and enable students to gain first-hand experience in their areas of interest or study. Interns, working under the guidance of curators or department heads, assist in routine departmental work that ranges from special projects and research to clerical support. Interns are undergraduate or graduate students or recent college graduates. A major in art history or fine art is not essential. Internships vary from department to department; a majority of internships are offered unpaid or for academic credit. Students are responsible for making appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for internships. Hours vary and are flexible; however, a minimum of 14 hours per week is generally expected.
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Funding: Unpaid

    Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Research and Evaluation Intern—Exhibits
    Description: The Children's Museum pursues an active research program to understand audience preferences, the effectiveness of exhibits and the success of various programs. We are especially interested in how families use the museum and benefit from their visit. Using highly focused visitor observations, interviews, and questionnaires, interns will collect and analyze data and report findings. Internship offered during the fall, spring, and summer.
    Location: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Eligibility: There are a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduates, graduates, and recent graduates who are enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution. We will also accept applications from students who have graduated (up to two-years from receiving their degrees) from a college or university. Be available 20 hours per week over the course of the internship. Be available occasional evenings and/or weekends. Have at least a junior level undergraduate standing.
    Fields: Majoring in Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, Arts Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Marketing, although other areas of study will be considered.
    Funding: The internships offered by the museum are unpaid, but we do offer scholarships for eligible interns. All students who are selected as an intern (irrespective of their college status) are eligible to apply for scholarship. Also, paid fellowships are available for qualified students.
    Deadlines: Spring Semester: November 1; Summer Semester: March 1; Fall Semester: July 1.

    Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

    Description: The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. The program seeks to increase graduate school access for students from groups underrepresented in graduate education, including minority students, first-generation college students and students from low-income families, regardless of race or ethnicity. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Now in its 28th year, SROP celebrates the achievements of its alumni. To date, 610 program alumni have earned a Ph.D. degree and are now preparing the next generation of SROP scholars as mentors and teachers. Thousands of others have completed graduate training and are pursuing successful careers in government, business, and non-profit agencies.
    Locations: Multiple locations, including University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Fields: All disciplines, including humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering, physical and natural sciences.
    Eligibility: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale); be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.; be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory; have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education; have at least one  semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program; and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
    Deadline: February 10
    Funding: Program benefits vary according to institution but all offer a stipend, housing, and travel costs.

    The Family Institute at Northwestern University Summer Research Internship Program
    Description: An eight-week summer volunteer research program for advanced undergraduates interested in learning more about clinical research and intervention with families. The program requires about a 30-hour time commitment per week, with 25 of those hours devoted to a research assistantship on a study currently being conducted at The Family Institute. Interns attend about 5 hours of professional development activities as a group each week, including presentations by research faculty members, meetings with professionals in the field, discussions about the graduate school application process, and graduate student panels. The Family Institute also hosts an informal lunch for all of the interns each week. The other 25 hours each week are devoted to interns’ specific projects or labs. This may include lab meetings, individual work, and/or collaborative tasks. Interns will work mostly at The Family Institute; however, some work may be done from home or the library.
    Location: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    Field: Clinical Research and Intervention, Psychology
    Eligibility: Geared towards undergraduates but will also accept applicants interested in pursuing graduate study. The only specific qualification is to have completed at least your sophomore year in college. However, we are also looking for strong students who have an interest in and some experience with psychological research. Most of our interns have worked in a professor's lab or conducted independent study research projects before coming to The Family Institute at Northwestern University. For Summer 2014, we received 101 completed applications for 8 available positions.
    Funding: Unpaid
    Deadline: March 1

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Scholar Award
    Description:  The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement.Fifteen top American history college seniors will be selected as Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award winners who will spend a weekend in New York City in early June, participate in a program of special presentations, including meetings with eminent scholars, experience exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives, and receive the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award at a celebratory dinner.
    Location:  New York, New York
    Field:  History (with focus on American History) or American Studies
    Eligibility: Must be considered graduating seniors in an accredited college or university in the United States. (Must have already graduated or expect to graduate by the end of the spring semester). Must be a history or American studies major with an American history concentration.
    Deadline: March 1

    Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture
    Description: Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies. Fellows conduct original research on New England history and material culture using museum and library collections.
    Location: Historic Deerfield; Deerfield, Massachusetts
    Duration: early June to early August
    Fields: American Studies, Architecture, Archeology, Art and Art History, Design, History, Preservation, and Museum Studies
    Eligibility: Undergraduates in their Junior and Senior years
    Funding: Participants receive a non-monetary fellowship valued at $7,500 that covers tuition, room and board and field trip expenses. A limited number of monetary grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 are awarded to students with demonstrated need to help cover lost summer income.
    Deadline: early February

    The Leadership Alliance
    Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
    Location: There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area: Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.
    Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities
    Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD; documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
    Funding:  The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.
    Deadline: February 1.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art Internships for College and Graduate Students
    Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's administrative areas—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Various internship programs include the MuSe paid internship program, unpaid internships in the main museum building, and The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students (paid).
    Eligibility: Current undergraduate and graduate students. Some opportunities open to recent college graduates.
    Fields: Art History and other Humanities disciplines.
    Funding: Some paid and some unpaid internships. MuSe Internships: undergraduate summer stipends are approximately $3,500. Six-month positions $12,500. Nine-month, $17,550. Twelve-month, $28,000. Cloisters summer internship: $3,150.
    Deadline: January 23 for MuSe internships. Unpaid internships: April 10 for summer, June 12 for fall semester. Cloisters: January 8 for summer.

    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Internships
    Description: Seasonal Internships
    The Seasonal Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work at The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to departmental work, each Tuesday interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum's various collections, exhibitions, and departments. The Museum hosts approximately 30 interns per season in just about every department. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is certainly not a requirement.

    12-Month Internships Full-time, 12-Month internships with stipends are offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The focused departmental training is integrated with the fall, spring, and summer lecture series and complemented with financial provisions for the interns to attend an international art event related to their field of interest. 12-Month internships provide training in specific museum fields through close work with a professional staff member, familiarity with modern and contemporary art through seminars and discussions, and an educational program that exposes interns to the workings of the Museum as a whole and considers the role of museums in the broader cultural context. 12-Month interns will also be given the opportunity to develop and regularly deliver public gallery talks about the Museum's collection.
    Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Eligibility: Our Internship Program is open to: current students with at least two years of college completed at the time the specific internship begins, recent college graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals. 12-month internships open to recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. You do not have to be a currently-enrolled student to apply for an internship. International students are also encouraged to apply.
    Fields: Art History, Museum Studies, and related fields.
    Funding: Twelve-month internships have a stipend of $22,000. Health benefits, two weeks paid vacation, and an additional $1,500 to cover travel expenses and registration fees for one approved professional conference are also included. Seasonal and summer internships have a stipend of $3,500.
    Deadline: Summer internship deadline is February 13. 12-month internship deadline is June 22.

    NASA Education Associates Program
    Description: The EAP program addresses the critical shortage of American students enrolling in, and graduating from, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This is a matter of serious concern to NASA, all high-tech companies and the nation. To encourage student engagement in STEM fields of study, the EAP provides hands-on internships with NASA scientists and engineers, with a particular added focus on diversity enrollment.
    The EAP program gives NASA an avenue to tap the talent of students and faculty at institutions of higher education by giving them a chance to experience NASA first hand. It makes students aware of opportunities they might otherwise have overlooked. And it gives faculty the opportunity to update their knowledge base with cutting-edge technologies while enhancing collaboration with NASA personnel on research activities.The minimum appointment is 2 months with a maximum of 12 months, and positions may be part- or full-time ranging from 8 to 40 hours per week. The program operates year round and positions may start and end at any time. Available projects are listed on the website.
    Location: Moffett Field, California
    Fields: The sciences, engineering and technology are the major areas of need and opportunity. However, the program has placed a number of students from the social sciences, business, communications, and arts and humanities.
    Eligibility: Open to high school, undergraduate, or graduate students;pre-service or in-service K-12 teachers; post doctoral students; and faculty members.The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent resident and legal resident aliens and foreign nationals where appropriate have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4).
    Funding: Stipends are granted. The amount of the stipend depends on academic level, duration of the internship, and the hours worked per week.

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
    Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
    Eligibility: U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class. Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office.
    Fields: Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Science Research.
    Funding: The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
    Deadline: March. Applications open in January.

    National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
    Description: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
    Location: REU sites are located all over the U.S. Consult the directory of active REU Sites. You can also search the REU Sites database by field/discipline.
    Field: Research opportunities in many STEM fields as well as some social sciences, including Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Value Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
    Eligibility: Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    Funding: Consult particular REU program to which you are applying. Most provide a substantial stipend and some provide housing and travel stipends in addition.
    Deadline: Varies by REU site, but most fall in January or February.

    Princeton University Art Museum Summer Internships
    Description: The Art Museum offers a nine-week summer internship program. Undergraduates work full-time, and graduate students generally work part-time, depending on funding restrictions from their schools (please contact your graduate school office to inquire about any regulations prior to submitting an application). Interns may work in one of the following departments: curatorial, education, development, information and technology, marketing, registrar, or publishing. Not all departments accept interns each summer, and interns are placed on the basis of their experience, academic training, and departmental needs. In addition to departmental responsibilities, interns participate in a two-day orientation program, weekly lunch discussions with Museum staff, and field trips to other arts organizations.
    Location: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students from any two- or four-year college or university and graduate students who have completed their first year in a M.A. or Ph.D. program in art history, archaeology, or a related field are eligible to apply. Princeton University students are given priority for all positions.
    Fields: Art History, Archaeology, or related fields.
    Funding: Undergraduate students (and recent college graduates) are paid approximately $13 per hour.
    Deadline: late February

    Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
    Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
    Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
    Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
    Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
    Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
    Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.

    Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program
    The Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships.Six internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate program of study with academic standing as a junior or senior, or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be declared as an art history major, concentration, or related discipline and have a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, etc…).
    Funding: $5,500
    Duration: Early June 1 to early August. Some projects may require weekend duty. Interns must be available for the entire 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1.

    Minority Awards Program Internship
    The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
    Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
    Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

    Native American Awards Program Internship
    The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
    Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
    Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Fields: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Psychology
    Eligibility: Freshman may apply, though the program targets sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program is designed to support students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. You are not eligible for SURE if your bachelor’s degree has been awarded by the time the program starts. SURE funding is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are eligible if they are enrolled in an Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) institution which is eligible for funding. International students not attending ARCHE institutions are eligible to apply ONLY if their home institution directly pays their stipend and housing as well as processes all necessary paperwork to ensure the student is lawfully in residence.
    Funding: SURE Fellows will receive a $3,500 stipend in return for 10 weeks of participation. The award is processed in two payments, one at the beginning of the program, and one at the end of the program when the participant responsibilities have been fulfilled. Fellows also receive a waiver for campus housing (approximately $1,320 per student) and for the summer registration fee ($186, paid directly to the institution).
    Deadline: Early February

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    Education

    Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Research and Evaluation Intern—Exhibits
    Description: The Children's Museum pursues an active research program to understand audience preferences, the effectiveness of exhibits and the success of various programs. We are especially interested in how families use the museum and benefit from their visit. Using highly focused visitor observations, interviews, and questionnaires, interns will collect and analyze data and report findings. Internship offered during the fall, spring, and summer.
    Location: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Eligibility: There are a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduates, graduates, and recent graduates who are enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution. We will also accept applications from students who have graduated (up to two-years from receiving their degrees) from a college or university. Be available 20 hours per week over the course of the internship. Be available occasional evenings and/or weekends. Have at least a junior level undergraduate standing.
    Fields: Majoring in Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, Arts Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Marketing, although other areas of study will be considered.
    Funding: The internships offered by the museum are unpaid, but we do offer scholarships for eligible interns. All students who are selected as an intern (irrespective of their college status) are eligible to apply for scholarship. Also, paid fellowships are available for qualified students.
    Deadlines: Spring Semester: November 1; Summer Semester: March 1; Fall Semester: July 1.

    Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP), Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. Grant funding for this program was awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer program that begins in late May. The program begins with Orientation for ALL scholars. Registration, health screening, and seminars will begin at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore MD in late May. Scholars then fly to Atlanta, GA to continue Orientation Week at the CDC. Following Orientation, the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore) and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience in early June 1 and end in late July. Students will choose two public health leadership expierences at one of the research sites in the areas of Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy, and Research. From one of the following three MCHC/RISE-UP training sites, scholar selects the location that is closest to their permanent residence: the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; the University of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities in Sioux Falls, SD; and the University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/California State University, Los Angeles in CA.
    Locations: University of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, Sioux Falls, SD; University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/California State University, Los Angeles, CA; Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
    Eligibility: Although applications are encouraged from students from underrepresented groups, all students wishing to work on issues of health disparity are encouraged to apply. Students must be rising juniors, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or more. Recent graduates of baccalaureate programs may also apply if they have earned their degree within 12 months of the start of the orientation program. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.
    Fields: Public Health, Nutrition, Psychology, Neurology, Speech/Language, Special Education, Social Work, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and other related fields.
    Funding: $3,500 stipend. Housing and travel expenses for out-of-state students.
    Deadline: January 31

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week internship that provides undergraduates from underrepresented groups with valuable research and professional development experience under the guidance of UVA Faculty conducting education research. This internship program is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of education research to pursue graduate study and consider careers in academic, policy, or research organizations. Interns will work on research focusing on schools, classrooms, and other youth settings as contexts critical to child and adolescent development. They will also participate in developmental workshops and meetings, and present at a research conference.
    Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
    Fields: Education
    Eligibility: Intern must be a member of a group underrepresented in education research including racial and ethnic minorities, low-income students, and first generation students. Participants must be enrolled in a four-year undergraduate institution, be in their junior year of study, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
    Funding: Stipend of $3000, up to $250 in support for travel to/from Charlottesville, housing in a residence hall, and $500 towards meals.
    Deadline: February 1.

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    Psychology and Public Health

    Amgen Scholars
    Description:  The program allows undergraduate students to take part in university research projects, gaining hands-on lab experience while working with a faculty mentor.  There are a variety of host institutions around the country to which students can apply.
    Location:  Various locations around the U.S. including the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University/Barnard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Francisco, Washington University in St. Louis.
    Field:  Biochemistry; Bioengineering; Bioinformatics; Biopsychology; Biotechnology; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry; Immunology; Medical Pharmacology; Microbiology, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Genetics; Molecular Medicine; Molecular Pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Pathology; Physiological Psychology; Physiological Science; Statistics; Toxicology
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories, and be sophomoroes (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors, or non-graduating seniors.  They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above and an interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD.
    Deadline: Early February, with the exception of CIT, which is mid-February.
    Funding:  Varies by institution.

    Association of Public Health Laboratories Fellowship, The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship
    Description: The EID program, sponsored by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives involving infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. Areas of training and/or research include: development and evaluation of diagnostic techniques, antimicrobial sensitivity and resistance, principles and practices of vector or animal control, emerging pathogens and laboratory-epidemiology interaction.
    Location: Throughout the U.S. at host laboratories
    Field: Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Public Health
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have completed their B.S. by the start of the fellowship
    Funding: The annual stipend (2009) is $32,039 for fellows with a bachelor’s degree. Fellows are also provided with comprehensive medical insurance, travel to the interviews, orientation, and host laboratory and a professional development allowance.

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
    Description: A ten-week summer program for undergraduates interested in the environment and human health. Interns are placed in environmental health programs at the CDC and complete projects on environmental public health issues.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, enrolled full-time at a college or university as a rising junior or senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have an academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, or related fields
    Fields: Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, related fields in Physical, Biological, and/or Social Sciences.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $500 per week. On and off-campus housing available, but CDC is not responsible for arranging for or covering costs of the intern’s housing.

    Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Research and Evaluation Intern—Exhibits
    Description: The Children's Museum pursues an active research program to understand audience preferences, the effectiveness of exhibits and the success of various programs. We are especially interested in how families use the museum and benefit from their visit. Using highly focused visitor observations, interviews, and questionnaires, interns will collect and analyze data and report findings. Internship offered during the fall, spring, and summer.
    Location: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Eligibility: There are a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduates, graduates, and recent graduates who are enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution. We will also accept applications from students who have graduated (up to two-years from receiving their degrees) from a college or university. Be available 20 hours per week over the course of the internship. Be available occasional evenings and/or weekends. Have at least a junior level undergraduate standing.
    Fields: Majoring in Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, Arts Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Marketing, although other areas of study will be considered.
    Funding: The internships offered by the museum are unpaid, but we do offer scholarships for eligible interns. All students who are selected as an intern (irrespective of their college status) are eligible to apply for scholarship. Also, paid fellowships are available for qualified students.
    Deadlines: Spring Semester: November 1; Summer Semester: March 1; Fall Semester: July 1.

    Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
    Description: The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. For a printable one page handout about DSIP, click here. Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment. The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program within a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed two years of study prior to beginning the program. Preference is given to students who have one or two years of undergraduate study remaining and seniors who have applied to a graduate program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in public health, science, and medicine are encouraged to apply. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.
    Funding: Stipend amounts will vary depending upon faculty mentor. The minimum stipend is $3,000. Applicants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their departments at their undergraduate institutions or from other funding sources.
    Deadline: You must apply online between November 1 and February 1.

    George Washington Carver Summer Internship Program, Iowa State University
    Description: The George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program has been impacting and engaging the minds of high school and undergraduate student program participants for over 25 years. The internship program promotes “science with practice” by exposing interns to research opportunities under the direction of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) research faculty members. The program seeks to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; champion the value of graduate education; and prepare and recruit the best and brightest for undergraduate and graduate education at ISU. The internship program further seeks to bridge the gap between lack of access to technology/information and opportunities to engage in experiential learning in an effort to increase the participation of students of color in STEM fields. In addition to their research experience, interns participate in weekly educational seminars, and social and cultural activities.
    Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    Eligibility: Open to high school students and undergraduates. Graduating seniors may apply. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a 3.0 GPA or above.
    Fields: Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are agricultural and biosystems engineering; agricultural education and studies; agronomy; animal science; biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology ecology, evolution and organismal biology; entomology; food science and human nutrition; genetics, development and cell biology; horticulture; natural resource ecology and management; plant pathology and microbiology; and sociology. Disciplines within the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine have also been represented in the program.
    Funding: Undergraduate students are provided with room and board on campus, round-trip airfare, and a stipend of $3,000.
    Deadline: March 5

    Harvard Medical School Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP)  
    Description: The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The FDSRP is in its 21st year, and has brought over 175 students to Boston during this time. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisers.
    Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    Field: Science, Public Health
    Eligibility: Motivated students with a demonstrated commitment to the health of Native American communities. We require that students are enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program with at least one year completed prior to the start date of the program; demonstrated interest in careers in medicine, public health, or biomedical sciences; and at least one introductory science course. US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa. Students taking the MCAT in August are NOT eligible (the time constraints of the program do not allow adequate time for studying for this important exam). Must have proof of health insurance coverage.
    Funding: FDSRP covers students’ travel costs to and from Boston, provides housing free of charge, and provides a living stipend for the summer.
    Deadline: Early February. Applications open November 1.

    Harvard University School of Public Health Summer Internships in Biological Sciences in Public Health
    Description: This intensive 9 week laboratory-based biological research program is for undergraduates during the summer following their sophomore or junior years. Up to 10 internships are awarded by a competitive process.
    Location: Boston, Massachusetts Eligibility: Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research, which includes: first generation college students (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree); students from an economically disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (requires additional supportive documentation); students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented, such as: Blacks or African-Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants must have a basic science background and have taken several classes beyond intro level courses. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public health, specifically laboratory research.
    Fields: Public Health
    Funding: Financial support over the course of 9 weeks includes a stipend of $3,600, a travel allowance of up to $500 and free dormitory housing.
    Deadline: March 1.

    Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP), Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. Grant funding for this program was awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer program that begins in late May. The program begins with Orientation for ALL scholars. Registration, health screening, and seminars will begin at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore MD in late May. Scholars then fly to Atlanta, GA to continue Orientation Week at the CDC. Following Orientation, the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore) and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience in early June and end in late July. Students will choose two public health leadership expierences at one of the research sites in the areas of Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy, and Research. From one of the following three MCHC/RISE-UP training sites, scholar selects the location that is closest to their permanent residence: the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; the University of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities in Sioux Falls, SD; and the University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/California State University, Los Angeles in CA.
    Locations: University of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, Sioux Falls, SD; University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/California State University, Los Angeles, CA; Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
    Eligibility: Although applications are encouraged from students from underrepresented groups, all students wishing to work on issues of health disparity are encouraged to apply. Students must be rising juniors, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or more. Recent graduates of baccalaureate programs may also apply if they have earned their degree within 12 months of the start of the orientation program. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.
    Fields: Public Health, Nutrition, Psychology, Neurology, Speech/Language, Special Education, Social Work, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and other related fields.
    Funding: $3,500 stipend. Housing and travel expenses for out-of-state students.
    Deadline: January 31

    Summer Internship Program (SIP) (Underrepresented Students), Johns Hopkins University
    Description: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.
    Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Eligibility: Students must have completed one year of college (i.e., frehsman) and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of NanoBioTechnology or Stanley Summer Scholars divisions; students must have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health or Brady Urological division of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a PhD degree.
    Fields: STEM fields, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health
    Funding: The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided. Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus.
    Deadline: February 1

    Kansas State University Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) at Kansas State University (KSU) gives undergraduates from under-represented groups a first-hand experience with the research process. This experience is designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other advanced study. Participation in a program such as SUROP provides a first-hand look at the process and excitement of discovery through research and such experience is viewed favorably by the admissions committees for graduate and professional schools.

    Students participating in the SUROP will spend nine weeks during the summer at K-State working closely with faculty members as part of their research teams. Faculty members have on-going scholarly programs that continue through the summer. Students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members of this group. By the end of the 9-week period, students should have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.

    Participants will also attend weekly seminars to learn more about the graduate school experience and are strongly encouraged to attend other events and activities organized by the SUROP coordinators.
    Location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    Fields: Anatomy and Physiology; Architecture; Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics; Biology; Chemistry; English; Grain Science; Hospitality Management and Dietetics; Horticulture, Forestry, and Restoration Services; Physics, Plant Pathology, Psychological Sciences.
    Eligibility: First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, and other under-represented groups are invited to apply for the KSU SUROP. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants should have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, be majoring in a field listed here or a related field, and have a career goal that includes graduate-level education of at least two years beyond the B.S. or B.A. degree. Students should have at least sophomore standing and must be enrolled in at least one semester of undergraduate study upon completion of participating in SUROP. Non-KSU applicants will be given prior consideration.
    Funding: The KSU Graduate School provides participants with a stipend of $3,000 paid in three installments. In addition, the program pays travel expenses (up to $300) and residence hall room and board. The student is expected to pay for personal expenses from the stipend amount.
    Deadline: February 1

    MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the field of computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology. Participants selected for this program will work with MIDAS Investigators, experienced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting exciting interdisciplinary research projects in this dynamic field. This intensive research-based experience will prepare applicants interested in working at the interface of mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, epidemiology, public health and biological sciences for the rigors of scientific research and graduate education.
    Location: University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh
    Fields: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Public Health, and other fields.
    Eligibility: The program is open to all undergraduates with an interest in the computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Applications are accepted from undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and are currently enrolled in a four year college or university. Women and underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Benefits: $4,500 stipend for the ten-week program and housing and travel arrangements as needed.
    Deadline: Late February

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
    Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
    Eligibility: U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class. Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office.
    Fields: Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Science Research.
    Funding: The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
    Deadline: March. Applications open in January.

    National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    Description: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
    Location: REU sites are located all over the U.S. Consult the directory of active REU Sites. You can also search the REU Sites database by field/discipline.
    Field: Research opportunities in many STEM fields as well as some social sciences, including Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Value Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
    Eligibility: Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    Funding: Consult particular REU program to which you are applying. Most provide a substantial stipend and some provide housing and travel stipends in addition.
    Deadline: Varies by REU site, but most fall in January or February.

    University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Science Research Experience for Undergraduates  
    Description: This intensive ten-week program serves up to 12 undergraduates who are considering future research and graduate work in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. This University of Minnesota program offers students an ideal opportunity to explore their future options in an intellectually challenging and socially rewarding context. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota. The program was not held in 2015
    Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Fields: Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Mental Health
    Eligibility: Preference is given to students who will have completed their third year of college by the beginning of the program. The program does not accept students who will have completed their first year and those who will graduate by Fall following the program. An effort will be made to include participants from different colleges and universities, with a variety of research interests, and levels of experience. This program accepts U.S. citizens and resident aliens only. International students are not eligible for admission to the program.
    Funding: Participants receive a stipend of $5000 for the ten-week program. Details on sources of funding will be included in the information sent to those accepted into the program. Costs in University dormitory housing are covered by program funding. A three credit course is associated with the thrice weekly seminar and workshops. The cost is covered by program funds. Limited funds are available to defray some costs for long distance travel.

    Pace University Undergraduate Psychology Summer Internship Program
    Description: The Counseling Center at Pace University's New York City campus offers four undergraduate psychology summer internship positions. The goal of the training program is to provide summer interns with the opportunity to experience, under supervision, the diverse functions of a professional psychologist in a university counseling center. These functions include scholarly research, outreach and consultation program development, and limited clinical work. Specifically, summer interns at the Counseling Center are involved in three different service and training components: scholarly research including library research, scholarly writing, and statistical database management; consultation and outreach program development; and clinical services training. Additionally summer interns are involved in individual supervision meetings with staff members, a staff and disposition meeting, and in-service seminars. The remainder of the time is spent on special projects and administrative work. The internship is a half-time (2.5 days per week), unpaid, volunteer-based training program.
    Location: Pace University, New York, New York
    Field: Psychology or a related field
    Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in psychology or a related field and have a desire to earn an advanced degree in psychology or a related field.
    Funding: Unpaid. While housing is not provided to our interns, the University may offer housing to our interns at a reduced rate. Additionally, Counseling Center staff are available for consultation about alternate housing options in the University area.

    Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Description: The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research. PLLUSS scholars will participate in a comprehensive educational and applied public health learning experience that will enhance their abilities to successfully transition to graduate and professional school, and ultimately to a career in public health. The scholars will participate in the PLLUSS program full time for eight weeks during the summer program and 150 hours during the academic year. Orientation is in late May for all students. Orientation will take place at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. Housing and transportation will be provided for scholars. Scholars will be paired with a research mentor based on the interests expressed in their application. Scholars will work with their mentor to develop a research question. Available research topics include: health disparities, urban health issues, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, developmental disabilities, community health, substance abuse treatment and prevention, cancer prevention, and child maltreatment and community violence prevention and treatment. See the PLLUSS Program Flyer.
    Locations: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD; Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA; California State University at Los Angeles, CA; the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Cincinnati, OH); and the University of Cincinnati.
    Fields: Public Health.
    Eligibility: Although applications are encouraged from students from underrepresented groups, all students wishing to work on issues of health disparity are encouraged to apply. Students must be currently enrolled full-time as a sophomore or junior students minoring or majoring in public health. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.
    Funding: The housing and round-trip travel expenses for out-of-state scholars are available. Student will be paid a $5,140 stipend. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. They must be able to commit to the duration of the program (8 weeks during summer 2015 and 150 hours of work during the academic year).
    Deadline: January 31

    Pritzker School of Medicine Summer Experience in Research (PSOMER), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Description: PSOMER is an eight-week residential research, education and mentoring experience at the University of Chicago. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program. Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.
    Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors from groups underrepresented in Health-Related Sciences and Medicine. Student must have proof of health insurance.
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences.
    Funding: A $3,200 stipend is provided to program participants. The stipend will be distributed in 2 installments; the beginning and end of the program.Students will be housed at Max Palevsky Residential Commons for the duration of the program. Students will also receive an allowance to partially subsidize meal expenses while on campus.
    Deadline: January 30.

    Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
    Description: The Purdue SROP has the goal of enhancing diversity in academic, government, and industry positions that require graduate degrees. It is our aim to encourage talented undergraduate students from social and economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in research careers to pursue graduate education, and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program. The program is supported by the Graduate School, Center for Cancer Research, Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate and other groups on the Purdue campus.
    Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
    Fields: Any discipline in which Purdue offers a PhD degree
    Eligibility: All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree granting program at a U.S. college or university; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; have an interest in pursuing graduate education; and be available to participate in the entire eight-week summer program.
    Funding: Participants receive a $4,000 stipend for the eight-week program, university housing, and round-trip transportation to campus. Students will also have access to workshops on GRE preparation and will be provided with weekend field trips.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Fields: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Psychology
    Eligibility: Freshman may apply, though the program targets sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program is designed to support students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. You are not eligible for SURE if your bachelor’s degree has been awarded by the time the program starts. SURE funding is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are eligible if they are enrolled in an Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) institution which is eligible for funding. International students not attending ARCHE institutions are eligible to apply ONLY if their home institution directly pays their stipend and housing as well as processes all necessary paperwork to ensure the student is lawfully in residence.
    Funding: SURE Fellows will receive a $3,500 stipend in return for 10 weeks of participation. The award is processed in two payments, one at the beginning of the program, and one at the end of the program when the participant responsibilities have been fulfilled. Fellows also receive a waiver for campus housing (approximately $1,320 per student) and for the summer registration fee ($186, paid directly to the institution).
    Deadline: Early February

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    Amgen Scholars
    Description:  The program allows undergraduate students to take part in university research projects, gaining hands-on lab experience while working with a faculty mentor.  There are a variety of host institutions around the country to which students can apply.
    Location:  Various locations around the U.S. including the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University/Barnard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Francisco, Washington University in St. Louis.
    Field:  Biochemistry; Bioengineering; Bioinformatics; Biopsychology; Biotechnology; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry; Immunology; Medical Pharmacology; Microbiology, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Genetics; Molecular Medicine; Molecular Pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Pathology; Physiological Psychology; Physiological Science; Statistics; Toxicology
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories, and be sophomoroes (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors, or non-graduating seniors.  They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above and an interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD.
    Deadline: Early February, with the exception of CIT, which is mid-February.
    Funding:  Varies by institution.

    American Association of Medical Colleges, Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
    Website includes links to some of the summer undergraduate research programs in biology and biomedical research.

    American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF)
    Description: The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year. Students will conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer of 2015, work with faculty mentors who are ASM members and who are employed at the students home institutions, and submit a research abstract for presentation at the ASM 2016 General Meeting.
    Locations: Multiple. Research takes place at student's home campus with faculty mentor.
    Field: Microbiology
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time for the following academic year at an accredited U.S. institution. Applying students must be involved in a research project and have an ASM member at their home institutions willing to serve as a mentor.
    Funding: Up to $4000 for student stipend, two-year ASM student membership, and up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the ASM 2016 General Meeting. Travel funds are contingent upon acceptance of an abstract for the General Meeting.
    Deadline: February 1

    Association of Public Health Laboratories Fellowship, The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship
    Description: The EID program, sponsored by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives involving infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. Areas of training and/or research include: development and evaluation of diagnostic techniques, antimicrobial sensitivity and resistance, principles and practices of vector or animal control, emerging pathogens and laboratory-epidemiology interaction.
    Field: Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Public Health
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have completed their B.S. by the start of the fellowship
    Funding: The annual stipend (2009) is $32,039 for fellows with a bachelor’s degree. Fellows are also provided with comprehensive medical insurance, travel to the interviews, orientation, and host laboratory and a professional development allowance.

    Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART)
    Description: A nine-week program for undergraduates interested in biomedical and biomedical-related research. In addition to undertaking research, students attend daily seminars, and receive
    Location: Houston, Texas
    Fields: We welcome students from all science and math majors, and even non-science majors with appropriate background and interest. Projects span the spectrum of biomedical science, including projects in bioengineering and computational biology.
    Eligibility: Students must be attending college and cannot graduate before or during the program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. No previous research experience is required except of first-year students (freshmen). Students must be U.S. citizens or international students enrolled in educational programs in the U.S. Research experience is not a prerequisite, except of first-year students (freshman status in college). However, we do take research experience into consideration.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend and housing at Rice University dorms.
    Deadline: January 10

    Biology/BCS/CBMM Summer Research Internship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Description: The Department of Biology, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities who have an interested in a research career. The summer program is primarily designed to encourage students from under-represented minority groups, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to attend graduate school and pursue a career in basic research by providing them the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a top-notch research institution in a supportive learning environment with plenty of interaction with graduate students and faculty. This summer internship program is funded in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the MIT School of Science.
    Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Fields: Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioengineeering, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational and Systems Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine & Human Disease, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Plant Biology, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, or Virology.
    Eligibility: Only current undergraduate students studying full time in the U.S. are eligible for this summer program. Students studying abroad for more than one semester are not eligible. In addition applicants must be current sophomores or juniors who have successfully completed introductory courses in the biological sciences (seniors in a 5-year program are also eligible), maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in the science courses, have demonstrated an interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences.Preference will be given to applicants from non-research intensive colleges and universities. Foreign students are not eligible unless they are currently enrolled as full-time undergraduates at a college or university in the U.S. on a student visa.
    Funding: Weekly stipend, campus housing, travel allowance to and from MIT, subsidized pass to athletic facilities, social activities and weekend outings.
    Deadline: January 30

    Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research [National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergarduates (REU) at Cornell University]
    Description: Undergraduate and high school summer internships at BTI, Cornell University and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in Plant Genome Research, Bioinformatics and Bioenergy Education. Applications are accepted annually from November until the first Friday of February. Accepted students join an international community of scientists and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery, learn valuable research skills, and attend seminars and workshops to learn from leaders in these fields. Read below to find out more.
    Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Undergraduates currently enrolled in a degree program including graduating high school seniors. Students from small colleges, under-represented minority and first generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Fields: Biological Sciences, Plant Sciences, Plant Genome, Bioinformatics, Bioenergy Education
    Locations: Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) Funding: Undergraduates receive a competitive stipend, meal allowance, travel assistance and group housing near the Cornell campus.
    Deadline: Early February. Applications open in November. Register for online application.

     

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
    Description: A ten-week summer program for undergraduates interested in the environment and human health. Interns are placed in environmental health programs at the CDC and complete projects on environmental public health issues.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, enrolled full-time at a college or university as a rising junior or senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have an academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, or related fields
    Fields: Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, related fields in Physical, Biological, and/or Social Sciences.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $500 per week. On and off-campus housing available, but CDC is not responsible for arranging for or covering costs of the intern’s housing.

    E3S REU Program, Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
    Description: Summer REU providing research experiences in Nanoelectronics, Nanomechanics, Nanophotonics, and Nanomagnetics. 9-weeks of research experience. Hands-on research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students. Graduate school advising and subsidized GRE prep course. Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips.
    Eligibility: Engineering and Physical Science majors. Must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program. Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors enrolled in four year colleges and universities in the United States. 3.25 grade point average or higher. No prior research experience required. Students who are first in their family to go to college, come from low-income backgrounds, are from underserved communities, and/or are women and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.
    Fields: Engineering and Physical Science, Nanoelectronics, Nanomechanics, Nanophotonics, Nanomagnetics
    Funding: $4,000 stipend plus room and board. Travel allowance (up to $600).
    Deadline: See website

    California Research Experience for Undergraduates, Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)
    Description: This REU Site award to The Scripps Research Institute, located in La Jolla, CA, will support the training of 10 students in a 10-week program that probes the structure and function of macromolecules during the summers of 2015-2017. This program offers its diverse participants an academic structure that integrates cutting-edge research with professional skills development and faculty mentoring.
    Each of the major program components – (1) curriculum and professional development workshops and (2) research experiences – will be made up of several elements that work together and provide a stepwise, scaffolding approach to improving interns’ critical thinking skills, scientific preparation skills, knowledge base, and research expertise. The heart of the program will be the hands-on research experience in one of our 150 state-of-the-art laboratories where interns learn the scientific process by participating in research side-by-side with our world-renowned faculty and scientists.
    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a US institution to apply. Ideal candidates are rising juniors and seniors.
    Fields: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry.
    Funding: The Scripps California REU provides participants with a stipend and housing.
    Deadline: February 15.

    Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh
    Description: A ten-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct independent research under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty.
    Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Field: Nervous system, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, behavioral assessments
    Eligibility: We expect that most applicants for the CNUP Summer Undergraduate Research Program will have completed their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training. Successful candidates typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework. Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give academically talented students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-driven laboratory research in neuroscience. Students who envision a future for themselves in clinical medicine typically will not be competitive for this fellowship, unless that vision also includes an important potential role for laboratory-based neuroscience research. Many students may already have some laboratory experience, but experience is not a requirement.
    Funding: Student recipients of this competitive fellowship will receive a stipend of $3,500 and will be provided housing at no cost in a double-occupancy, on-campus dormitory, and a monthly pass to ride Port Authority buses for June and July. Students will be responsible for their own meals and other expenses, including travel to and from Pittsburgh.

    Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medical Research Summer Internship Program
    Description: The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic has an exciting summer internship opportunity for highly motivated, academically oriented medical or undergraduate students interested in a career in medicine. Our environment of academic and clinical collaboration offers an unsurpassed experience for students that include: experiencing a state-of-the-art research environment, training in the art and science of conducting basic and clinical research, mentoring by renowned researchers at a world-class medical institution, and developing a solid foundation for a research or clinical track career in medicine. During this eight-week program, participants will: work alongside reproductive scientists and clinicians on interesting research projects in a real laboratory setting; interact with reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists, male infertility specialists and urologists and observe them in clinics or surgery; participate in the writing of research articles, systematic reviews and/ or invited book chapters in the field of reproductive endocrinology, assisted reproduction and/ or male & female infertility; and participate in daily lectures, research meetings, and group discussions. Additional information and application form available here.
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    Fields: Science, Medicine; Biology or Health Sciences background preferred but not required. 
    Eligibility: Undergraduates, recent graduates, medical students, early career doctors and residents are encouraged to apply. Applications are open to both US and foreign nationals.
    Deadline: March 1
    Funding: Participants in the internship program must pay a $5,500 course fee, $150 application fee, and $200 document fee (for foreign-based candidates).

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects. The URP program is administered by the Watson School of Biological Sciences and is designed to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research. Participants learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles, and scientific communication.  
    Location: Cold Spring Harbor, New York  
    Fields: Biology, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Quantitative Biology  
    Eligibility: URP includes young men and women from around the world. Students must be returning to an undergraduate degree program following their URP summer research experience; current sophomores and juniors, or the equivalent, are eligible. Only in exceptional cases will first-year undergraduate students, with prior independent research experience, be considered. Students should have a strong academic background in a science. Although the Program emphasizes the biological sciences, students with engineering, chemistry, computer science, math, or physics backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. No minimum GPA, but successful applicants usually have GPA of 3.5 and higher in Science and Math courses.
    Funding: In addition to room & board on the beautiful 100-acre CSHL campus, URP students receive a $5,000 stipend.
    Laboratory social activities, see a Broadway play, explore many of the tourist attractions in New York City, have pool parties, visit the lovely beaches of Long Island, and generally enjoy a marvelous—and very busy—summer. By the end of the program, they are well-equipped to decide whether scientific research is a career they would like to pursue.
    Deadline: January 15

    Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

    Description: The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. The program seeks to increase graduate school access for students from groups underrepresented in graduate education, including minority students, first-generation college students and students from low-income families, regardless of race or ethnicity. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Now in its 28th year, SROP celebrates the achievements of its alumni. To date, 610 program alumni have earned a Ph.D. degree and are now preparing the next generation of SROP scholars as mentors and teachers. Thousands of others have completed graduate training and are pursuing successful careers in government, business, and non-profit agencies.
    Locations: Multiple locations, including University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Fields: All disciplines, including humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering, physical and natural sciences.
    Eligibility: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale); be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.; be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory; have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education; have at least one  semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program; and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
    Deadline: February 10
    Funding: Program benefits vary according to institution but all offer a stipend, housing, and travel costs.

    Computational Biology Summer Program REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), Rutgers University
    Description: The Computational Biology Summer Program provides meaningful summer research experiences to 10 undergraduate students and combines experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches with a focus on the intersection of the mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. In addition to the research experience, students receive computational biology training, professional skills development, and enrichment sessions geared towards broadening their understanding of the application of and issues surrounding scientific research. Faculty and post-graduate mentors guide the research projects and advise students toward further study and career development.
    Location: Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program of education (community college, adult education, degree completion program, or a traditional 4-yr college); Have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA; Have completed at least one undergraduate science course; Have completed no more than 30 college credits (i.e. applicants should be freshmen, sophomores, or associate’s degree level); Veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Fields: STEM fields
    Funding: All 10 accepted applicants receive full room and board plus a $5,000 stipend for the 10 week program.
    Deadline: March 1

    Department of Energy Scholars Program
    Description: The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.
    Locations: Multiple DOE offices and research facilities across the United States.
    Fields: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physics, Business, Policy, Program Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Safety and Health, Accounting and Finance, Law, Communications and other related areas.
    Eligibility: U.S. citizenship and at least 16 years of age. Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of a U.S. accredited institute of higher education.
    Funding: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status). Stipends will be deposited to your bank account in accordance with the stipend schedule provided. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment. Travel reimbursement is also provided.
    Deadline: January 15

    Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
    The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is an exciting new opportunity for first- and second-year students with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and up to $10,000 over two years for paid research experiences and internships. Currently, three campuses support this program; applicants come from across the country.
    Locations:

    Field: Biology, environmental issues
    Eligibility: First- and second-year students.
    Funding: Up to $10,000 over a two-year period.

    Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
    Description: The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. For a printable one page handout about DSIP, click here. Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment. The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program within a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed two years of study prior to beginning the program. Preference is given to students who have one or two years of undergraduate study remaining and seniors who have applied to a graduate program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in public health, science, and medicine are encouraged to apply. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.
    Funding: Stipend amounts will vary depending upon faculty mentor. The minimum stipend is $3,000. Applicants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their departments at their undergraduate institutions or from other funding sources.
    Deadline: You must apply online between November 1 and February 1.

    Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Disease Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
    Description: Students work for ten weeks doing hands-on cancer research, learning techniques and working with professional researchers. Students will present their research at a poster session.
    Location: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
    Funding: Students earn a competitive salary, currently a stipend of $4,000.
    Deadline: March 1

    Fields-Mitacs Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    Description: The Fields Institute will be hosting the Fields-Mitacs Undergraduate Summer Research Program. The program will support up to thirty students to take part in research projects supervised by leading scientists from Fields thematic programs or partner universities.
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    Fields: Sciences, Mathematics
    Funding: Out of town students accepted into the program will receive financial support for travel to Toronto, student residence housing on the campus of the University of Toronto, and a per diem for meals. Non-Canadian students will receive medical coverage during their stay.

    The Field Museum, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
    Description: The Field Museum REU program will train a cohort of at least eight students in biodiversity-related research in a 10-week summer program. Each participant will undertake an independent research project supervised by a museum scientist in a discipline such as taxonomy and systematics, phylo/ biogeography, paleontology, molecular phylogenetics, or conservation. Students will experience biological diversity through the use of the museum’s collections in their research, and will be trained in project-relevant techniques and equipment such as the scanning electron microscope, various light microscopy set-ups, and equipment in the Pritzker DNA lab. A six-week course in phylogenetic systematics run concurrently with intern projects will provide a common theoretical framework for their research. At the conclusion of the summer students will present their research results to their peers and museum scientists at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Providing equal opportunity in biodiversity-related research is an important goal of the program.
    Eligibility: Not specified.
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Fields: Biological Sciences.
    Funding: Not Specified.
    Deadline: Check website for updates.

    George Washington Carver Summer Internship Program, Iowa State University
    Description: The George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program has been impacting and engaging the minds of high school and undergraduate student program participants for over 25 years. The internship program promotes “science with practice” by exposing interns to research opportunities under the direction of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) research faculty members. The program seeks to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; champion the value of graduate education; and prepare and recruit the best and brightest for undergraduate and graduate education at ISU. The internship program further seeks to bridge the gap between lack of access to technology/information and opportunities to engage in experiential learning in an effort to increase the participation of students of color in STEM fields. In addition to their research experience, interns participate in weekly educational seminars, and social and cultural activities.
    Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    Eligibility: Open to high school students and undergraduates. Graduating seniors may apply. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a 3.0 GPA or above.
    Fields: Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are agricultural and biosystems engineering; agricultural education and studies; agronomy; animal science; biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology ecology, evolution and organismal biology; entomology; food science and human nutrition; genetics, development and cell biology; horticulture; natural resource ecology and management; plant pathology and microbiology; and sociology. Disciplines within the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine have also been represented in the program.
    Funding: Undergraduate students are provided with room and board on campus, round-trip airfare, and a stipend of $3,000.
    Deadline: March 5

    Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: This ten-week research program is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Students in the program have the opportunity to obtain hands-on research experience in cutting edge laboratories; interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students; attend a weekly luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty; attend skills/development workshops to hone presentation skills, interview skills, etc.; attend and present at works-in-progress sessions with the cohort of SURP students; and present their research at a special poster session at the end of the ten-week program.
    Location: New York, New York
    Field: Biomedical Science  
    Eligibility: Domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry, have taken some advanced science courses, and have research experience.
    Funding: Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 and housing.
    Deadline: February 1

    Harvard Medical School Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP)  
    Description: The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The FDSRP is in its 21st year, and has brought over 175 students to Boston during this time. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisers.
    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Field: Science, Public Health
    Eligibility: Motivated students with a demonstrated commitment to the health of Native American communities. We require that students are enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program with at least one year completed prior to the start date of the program; demonstrated interest in careers in medicine, public health, or biomedical sciences; and at least one introductory science course. US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa. Students taking the MCAT in August are NOT eligible (the time constraints of the program do not allow adequate time for studying for this important exam). Must have proof of health insurance coverage.
    Funding: FDSRP covers students’ travel costs to and from Boston, provides housing free of charge, and provides a living stipend for the summer.
    Deadline: Early February. Applications open November 1.

    Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)  
    Description: A ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups which are under-represented in the sciences
    Location: Harvard University Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Fields: Sciences, Medical Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Research
    Eligibility: The Program is offered for currently-enrolled undergraduates who are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, who have already had at least one summer or semester of experience in a research laboratory (wet-lab), and who have taken at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology or evidence of coursework that includes information about molecular biology. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Students apply through the Leadership Alliance.
    Dates: Early June to early August
    Funding: The Division will provide students with all research- and course-related expenses, housing at the medical school dormitory, travel to and from the program (maximum $600), a stipend of approximately $450 per week for 10 weeks, and health insurance, if it is needed.
    Deadline: February 10

    IBM Research Intern Program
    Description: A challenging internship in which students take part in cutting-edge research and work with some of the most innovative, renowned minds in the field of research. Students receive one-on-one mentoring.
    Location: New York, California, Texas, and Massachusetts
    Fields: Information Technology (IT)
    Funding: Students are paid, granted paid holidays, eligible for IBM Awards and Recognition programs, offered internal education opportunities through IBM Global Campus, receive the employee discount on IBM products and corporate discounts on a variety of products and services, and allowed to use the IBM recreation facilities.

    Iowa State University Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology & Genomics
    Description:  For an extensive period during the summer, ten students will participate in research projects involving molecular techniques.  Projects will include generation of recombinant DNAs, genome analysis in plants and animals, overexpression of foreign genes in bacteria and plants, molecular genetics, and bioinformatics. The program seeks to attract undergraduate students from academic institutions that serve minority populations and from small liberal arts colleges where scientific research opportunities are not readily available. Additionally, this program will actively recruit students who are veterans and members of the National Guard or Reserves.
    Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    Fields: Agronomy; Animal Science; Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology; Entomology; Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology; Horticulture; Plant Pathology; and Veterinary Pathology.
    Eligibility: Outstanding students who have finished their freshmen, sophomore or junior years and who have interest in research careers will join a selected group of active faculty conducting full-time laboratory research on molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics of animals, microbes and plants. Undergraduate students in biological or agricultural sciences are eligible. They must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students who have completed lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry or biology will be given preference. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
    Funding: A stipend of $4,300, up to $400 for roundtrip travel from distances greater than 100 miles from Ames, Iowa, free campus housing, and a generous subsistence allowance will be provided. Program not held in Summer 2014 due to lack of funding.

    Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
    Description: The Summer Student Program is designed to help students understand the nature of research science. The emphasis of this program is on methods of discovery and communication of knowledge, not the mastery of established facts. Under the guidance of a mentor, students develop an independent research project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report their results. At the end of the summer, students present their findings to researchers, peers, and parents.
    Location: Bar Harbor, Maine
    Fields: Science Writing, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Cancer, Developmental Biology and Aging, Genomics, Hematology/Immunology, Metabolic Diseases, Neurobiology and Sensory Deficits
    Eligibility: Undergraduates must be enrolled as a full-time student and have at least one semester remaining of university study at time of program complete. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Admission is competitive, and students of all backgrounds are selected. Applications from minorities are strongly encouraged.
    Funding: Interns receive a stipend of $4,500 for the ten-week program including room and board at Highseas mansion.
    Deadline: February 2

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Internships and Fellowships, NASA, California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
    Description: The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you below.
    Eligibility: Variable.
    Fields: STEM
    Funding: Variable.
    Deadline: Variable.

    Summer Internship Program (SIP) (Underrepresented Students), Johns Hopkins University
    Description: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.
    Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Eligibility: Students must have completed one year of college (i.e., frehsman) and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of NanoBioTechnology or Stanley Summer Scholars divisions; students must have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health or Brady Urological division of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a PhD degree.
    Fields: STEM fields, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health
    Funding: The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided. Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus.
    Deadline: February 1

    Johns Hopkins University, Summer Internship, Center for Computational Biology, Institute of Genetic Medicine
    Description: The internship program will provide you with hands-on research experience as part of ongoing research projects with bioinformatics and genomics faculty in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Biostatistics, and Biology, and in the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Current areas of research include analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data to characterize genes and their variations, studies of the microbiome, assembly of whole-genome shotgun data from various species, and the development of new computational and statistical methods for other genome analysis problems. The program involves full-time research for 8-12 weeks between May and August.
    Location: Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD
    Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduates and to high school students.
    Funding: $4000-$4500 for undergraduates.
    Deadline: March 6

    Kansas State University Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) at Kansas State University (KSU) gives undergraduates from under-represented groups a first-hand experience with the research process. This experience is designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other advanced study. Participation in a program such as SUROP provides a first-hand look at the process and excitement of discovery through research and such experience is viewed favorably by the admissions committees for graduate and professional schools.

    Students participating in the SUROP will spend nine weeks during the summer at K-State working closely with faculty members as part of their research teams. Faculty members have on-going scholarly programs that continue through the summer. Students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members of this group. By the end of the 9-week period, students should have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.

    Participants will also attend weekly seminars to learn more about the graduate school experience and are strongly encouraged to attend other events and activities organized by the SUROP coordinators.
    Location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    Fields: Anatomy and Physiology; Architecture; Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics; Biology; Chemistry; English; Grain Science; Hospitality Management and Dietetics; Horticulture, Forestry, and Restoration Services; Physics, Plant Pathology, Psychological Sciences.
    Eligibility: First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, and other under-represented groups are invited to apply for the KSU SUROP. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants should have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, be majoring in a field listed here or a related field, and have a career goal that includes graduate-level education of at least two years beyond the B.S. or B.A. degree. Students should have at least sophomore standing and must be enrolled in at least one semester of undergraduate study upon completion of participating in SUROP. Non-KSU applicants will be given prior consideration.
    Funding: The KSU Graduate School provides participants with a stipend of $3,000 paid in three installments. In addition, the program pays travel expenses (up to $300) and residence hall room and board. The student is expected to pay for personal expenses from the stipend amount.
    Deadline: February 1

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Internship Programs  
    Description: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosts 300 to 400 undergraduate and graduate students and some faculty every summer in support of its world-class scientific facilities and staff and in an effort to help train the nation's next generation of scientists and engineers. Typically, participants gain hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply learned theory to real life problems. An experience of this type and with these resources at a premier state-of-the-art research laboratory is not available in an academic research lab. In this capacity, participants are making genuine contributions to program goals, specifically issues of national security. Interns also may publish or co-author papers as well as present their research at conferences and their schools. Multiple programs include the Summer Internship Program, the Computation Scholar program for computer science students, Engineering Technology, and Physical and Life Sciences. See also additional Internship programs.
    Location: Livermore, California
    Fields: Computer Science, Engineering, Physical & Life Sciences
    Eligibility: Applicants must be advanced undergraduate or graduate students in good standing at an academic institution; have a minimum GPA of 3.3 (out of 4.0) within major and overall is required and a GPA of 3.5+ is preferred (Unofficial transcripts will be required when applying); and most programs require US citizenship, see individual programs for details (foreign nationals or permanent residents are not considered U.S. citizens).
    Funding: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory offers competitive salaries based upon students’ degree discipline and academic standing according to a salary schedule.  The specific salary information is a part of the official job offer that is extended by Human Resources after all the necessary approvals are obtained. Students must make housing arrangements; housing opportunities are listed on the program's website.

    The Leadership Alliance
    Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
    Location: There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area: Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.
    Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities
    Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD; documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
    Funding:  The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.
    Deadline: February 1.

    LIGO-SURF Summer Undergraduate Research (CalTech)
    Description: Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the development of gravitational-wave astronomy through the LIGO Project. This intensive summer program takes place each year at Caltech, funded in part through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate students from all institutions (both U.S. and foreign) are invited to apply to the LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Research awards include a summer stipend and some funding for travel to Caltech as needed.
    Selected applicants who identify themselves as under-represented minorities will be contacted to inquire if they wish to participate in Caltech's WAVE program or to be considered for a Carl Albert Rouse Fellowship or a Victor M. Blanco Felliwship. See the WAVE page for details.
    Students in the LIGO Summer Program reside either at Caltech or one of the LIGO sites in Washington and Louisiana. Eligibility: To be eligible for SURF, you must be a continuing undergraduate student; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; complete a full year of undergraduate education at your college or university, including at least one full year course in undergraduate physics; and not be under any disciplinary sanction. We usually take one or two rising sophomores each year. Most projects benefit from having a more extensive physics background, however, so we tend to give preference to rising juniors and seniors. Will take some international students each year.
    Fields: STEM
    Deadline: February 1.

    Lincoln Park Zoo  
    Description: The zoo’s Research Internship program provides unique opportunities for undergraduates and recent graduates to gain research experience on exotic species in a captive setting. The internship program is based in the Conservation & Science Department and offers a unique opportunity to conduct work in a variety of areas and gain valuable experience while being a part of the zoo’s team approach to research and management of small populations. Interns have the opportunity to conduct research projects under the guidance of staff scientists. Internships are between three months and two years. Our three-month internships are usually filled in the summer months by college sophomores, juniors or recently graduated seniors. In these internships, a student is mentored by a zoo scientist on a single research project. These short internships usually focus on data collection and/or analysis of an ongoing research project.
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Fields: Biological Sciences, Demography, Population Genetics, Population Modeling, Animal Behavior, Animal Cognition, Epidemiology, Endocrinology and Conservation
    Eligibility: Requirements are specific to each internship position listed on the employment opportunities page.

    Loyola University Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Description: The program is a ten-week research internship in molecular microbiology, immunology, or virology. Students participate in an ongoing research project under the guidance of a faculty member, learning research techniques and skills.
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Fields: Microbiology, Immunology, Virology
    Eligibility: College students who have demonstrated outstanding scientific aptitude are invited to apply. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Disabled students, minority students and students from smaller liberal arts institutions where comparable research facilities are unavailable are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $3,000, but no money for lodging or travel expenses
    Deadline: February 15

    Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
    Description: The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. As a Summer Intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, you will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.
    Location: Houston, Texas    Fields: Science, Engineering, Math  
    Eligibility: Undergraduates with at least 50 credit hours, majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, computer sciences, or mathematics  
    Funding: Participants receive a $5,660 stipend plus $1000.00 U.S. travel stipend, or $1,500 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.
    Deadline: January 9

    Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
    Description: Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. A limited number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Mayo Clinic's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program gives you more than just work experience in a lab. As a SURF fellow you will conduct your own small research project or work on part of an ongoing research investigation for 10 weeks, develop your technical skills, and participate in a special weekly seminar series that introduces you to rapidly progressing research areas.
    Location: The majority of the SURF students (usually around 90) are appointed in Rochester, Minnesota.  The Jacksonville, Florida location usually appoints around 10 SURFs, and Scottsdale, Arizona will appoint around 5 SURFS.
    Fields: Science, Biomedicine
    Eligibility: Students must be currently in their sophomore or junior years at a U.S. college or university; have a GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale); be seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. International students attending U.S. colleges or universities are eligible to apply.
    Funding: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program award is $5,000 (minus taxes) for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals. Student housing is available starting at around $300 a week.
    Deadline: February 1

    Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
    Description: The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides the opportunity for students to learn first-hand the potential of the biomedical sciences as an interesting and fulfilling career. The SPUR program provides laboratory experience in science, in which the undergraduate works with graduate faculty, students, and staff on significant ongoing basic science research issues. This program is primarily intended for students interested in aPhD degree in biomedical sciences. We also encourage applicants interested in obtaining a dual degree (MD and PhD) to apply.
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Field: Biomedical Science
    Eligibility: Current sophomores and juniors with a background in science and an interest in graduate school are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed based on academic records, academic interests, personal statements, and two letters of recommendation and official school transcripts.  A GPA of 3.2 or higher will be given first preference.  Previous laboratory experience is not required, although letters of recommendation from instructors and advisors that establish a high level of interest in the sciences will be used to evaluate candidates.  Applicants will choose three areas of interest in order of preference.  Individual faculty will review the preferences of the applicant, the applicant's credentials and then select an applicant best suited for their laboratory. Applicants must show proof of health insurance.
    Funding: Selected applicants will receive a stipend for a full-time commitment of 10 weeks. The stipend for 2014 is $3,500. The stipend is provided in two payments. The first payment is typically 4 weeks after the start of the program. The final payment is presented at the end of the program. Housing will be provided at no additional costs for students living outside the greater Milwaukee area. The housing is provided in addition to the stipend. Housing is located just minutes away from MCW campus. Housing move-in date is typically the last week of May. There is no meal plan on campus.
    Deadline: February 1

    Medical University South Carolina Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on cutting edge biomedical research projects. Participants in this 10-week program are to perform at a graduate student level. Students are placed with faculty members whose research is closely related to academic interests and professional goals of the students. Students work with faculty on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, post docs, research scientists and other SURP students. During the 10-week program, participants will be taught important research skills and techniques. In addition, there is a mandatory seminar series component to the program with tracks in Cardiovascular Biology, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Oceans and Human Health. SURP participants are expected to pursue substantive research projects over the course of the program and are required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research as guided by their faculty research mentor. Students will be required to write a research paper summarizing their projects and will also be required to make a presentation to their fellow participants, faculty mentors and others at the end of the program.
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina
    Fields: Biomedical Science: Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Cell & Molecular Pharmacology, Cell Regulation/Signal Transduction, Drug Discovery and Toxicology, Envirnonmental Stress Signaling, Genetics and Development, Lipidomics, Marine Biomedicine & Environmental Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology, NASA Related Biomedical Research, Neurosciences, Oral Health, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Proteomics, Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Translational Research from Bench to Bedside.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents; undergraduates with a very strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research; have completed at least two full years of college course work, or else have been involved in significant research opportunities, by the time the internship begins; enrolled full-time and in good standing in a 4-year baccalaureate program; and must be able to complete the entire 10 weeks of the program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher is preferred. Students are awarded positions based on their motivation and desire to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Research.
    Funding: Applicants should be eager to immerse in research, and self-sufficient enough to arrange their own travel. The program provides information about and assistance to find adequate housing in Charleston. Interns will receive a living allowance of $400 per week for a total maximum of $4,000. Housing and meals are responsibility of the individual student. Housing allowances are available only for students who live in dormitory housing. Allowances for housing and amounts are based on type of funding that supports your acceptance into SURP.

    MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the field of computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology. Participants selected for this program will work with MIDAS Investigators, experienced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting exciting interdisciplinary research projects in this dynamic field. This intensive research-based experience will prepare applicants interested in working at the interface of mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, epidemiology, public health and biological sciences for the rigors of scientific research and graduate education.
    Location: University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh
    Fields: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Public Health, and other fields.
    Eligibility: The program is open to all undergraduates with an interest in the computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Applications are accepted from undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and are currently enrolled in a four year college or university. Women and underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Benefits: $4,500 stipend for the ten-week program and housing and travel arrangements as needed.
    Deadline: Late February

    MIT Summer Research Program (MSRUP)
    Description: MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States. Today, this program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.
    Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Fields: Engineering and Science
    Eligibility: The program prefers domestic, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans). However, International students on an F-1 visa, studying at a US institution, or those who have applied for permanent residency, are eligible to apply.
    Funding: A weekly stipend, roundtrip travel expenses, university housing (students are responsible for their food expenses), access to campus facilities (library, athletic, and health facilities)
    Deadline: January 31

    Miami University Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI) is a program conducted under the guidance of Miami University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We seek talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees. The program seeks to provide students with a research environment and improve their research abilities.
    Location: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    Field: Mathematics
    Eligibility: The ideal candidate will have completed the college level calculus series and at least one proof-based mathematics or statistics course with distinction.  The candidate should be entering their junior or senior year after attending SUMSRI. All candidates must be returning to their home institutions as undergraduates after the SUMSRI experience. All candidates should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.   SUMSRI is not currently funded to support international students. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women. 
    Funding: SUMSRI will pay for the participant's travel, room, board, and supplies. Each student will also be given a stipend. Funds will also be made available for travel to selected national meetings in the months following the conclusion of SUMSRI.

    Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy
    Description: For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. MLEF was awarded the Secretary of Energy's EEO/Diversity Best Practices Award in 2007. The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
    Locations: Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD; National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR; Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA; Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
    Fields: STEM disciplines.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizens. Students must be at least 18 years of age at time of application and be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher). GPA of 3.0 and above.
    Funding: Undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600. some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
    Deadline: January 2

     

    Mount Desert Island Biological Lab NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Description: The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has established programs for undergraduate education to enhance scientific training in the biological sciences. MDIBL provides the highest quality training for undergraduate students considering careers in research or medicine. We particularly encourage applications from students underrepresented in the sciences by virtue of their race or ethnicity, or who attend schools that lack academic year or summer research opportunities. MDIBL is a highly collaborative, collegial, and informal research environment, where students and scientists design and conduct experiments together and may discuss their results on a bench overlooking Frenchman’s Bay or over homemade chowder in the dining hall. The summer program typically lasts for eight to ten weeks during which time undergraduates work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training includes techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects generally include the comparative study of a marine animal such as a shark, skate, or sea urchin. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component.
    Location: Salisbury Cove, Maine
    Field: Biological Sciences
    Eligibility: Open to all US undergraduate students. Students must be US citizens or non-citizen permanent residents. Students must have completed at least one semester of undergraduate biology. Students interested in bioinformatics or computational biology must demonstrate some experience with programming and the biology requirement may be waived. Students must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen permanent residents. Students may not be graduating seniors.
    Funding: Research fellowships are 8–10 weeks long and include room, board, travel (airfare or mileage) and stipend (~$500/wk).
    Deadline: January 9

    NASA Education Associates Program
    Description: The EAP program addresses the critical shortage of American students enrolling in, and graduating from, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This is a matter of serious concern to NASA, all high-tech companies and the nation. To encourage student engagement in STEM fields of study, the EAP provides hands-on internships with NASA scientists and engineers, with a particular added focus on diversity enrollment.
    The EAP program gives NASA an avenue to tap the talent of students and faculty at institutions of higher education by giving them a chance to experience NASA first hand. It makes students aware of opportunities they might otherwise have overlooked. And it gives faculty the opportunity to update their knowledge base with cutting-edge technologies while enhancing collaboration with NASA personnel on research activities.The minimum appointment is 2 months with a maximum of 12 months, and positions may be part- or full-time ranging from 8 to 40 hours per week. The program operates year round and positions may start and end at any time. Available projects are listed on the website.
    Location: Moffett Field, California
    Fields: The sciences, engineering and technology are the major areas of need and opportunity. However, the program has placed a number of students from the social sciences, business, communications, and arts and humanities.
    Eligibility: Open to high school, undergraduate, or graduate students;pre-service or in-service K-12 teachers; post doctoral students; and faculty members.The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent resident and legal resident aliens and foreign nationals where appropriate have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4).
    Funding: Stipends are granted. The amount of the stipend depends on academic level, duration of the internship, and the hours worked per week.

    NASA Space Grant Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California)
    Description: NASA Space Grant is a national consortium that strengthens colleges and universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space science and technology, and related fields, and encourages cooperative programs among colleges, universities, business, and federal, state, and local governments. Students in the JPL Space Grant program spend 10 weeks in the summer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Undergraduate or graduate US citizens enrolled full-time or accepted for full-time at a Space Grant-affiliated college or university are eligible. Competitions for awards are generally held in January. Contact the Space Grant Director for your state.
    Fields: STEM
    Deadline: January.

    NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Internships and Fellowships, California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
    Description: The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you below.
    Eligibility: Variable.
    Fields: STEM
    Funding: Variable.
    Deadline: Variable.

    NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program (PGGURP)
    Description: PGGURP provides funding for summer undergraduate research. Selected students work closely with a NASA investigator to learn the details of research in planetary geosciences. Students in the JPL PGGURP program spend 8 weeks in the summer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    Fields: STEM
    Deadline: February 2.

    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering (National Institutes of Health) Summer Internship Program
    Description: The NIBIB-sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10 week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Selected by a nationwide competition, the interns will have the opportunity to indicate preferences from a list of available NIH projects that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise. The students will participate in group meetings, attend planned lectures and laboratory visits, and be encouraged to submit posters to the NIH Poster Day where summer interns from all disciplines present their projects.
    Location: Bethesda, Maryland Fields:  Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
    Eligibility:  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have completed at least three years of undergraduate study in a biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program by the start of the summer, be returning to an undergraduate program for at least one term after the summer program, and be present at the Bethesda campus for the entire ten-week program (early June to early August).
    Funding: The BESIP summer stipend includes a base stipend plus a supplement to cover the high cost of living in the Bethesda area, which adds up to approximately $6,600 for 10 weeks. Housing costs are paid by the intern from this stipend. The 16 selected interns are typically housed in four two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums in the Bethesda area, with each condo having four interns. The apartments are close to NIH and convenient to public transportation. Intern must pay travel expenses to and from Bethesda from stipend.
    Deadline: February 9

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences- National Institutes of Health
    Description: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) provides an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIEHS side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to environmental health research. Summer internships at the NIEHS are given to outstanding high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing education and careers in the biomedical or biological sciences. Interns will work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques, while investigating environmental health issues.
    Location: Triangle Park, North Carolina
    Fields: Biomedical, Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Clinical Research, Computer Modeling, DNA repair, Epidemiology, Gene Regulation, Genetics, Molecular Toxicology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Pulmonary Biology, Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Risk Assessment, Signal Transduction, Statistics
    Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; currently enrolled, full-time or part-time (at least half-time) in a degree granting program in high school, college, graduate or professional school (e.g., medical, dental, etc.); in good academic standing; be at least 16 years old, and have a strong interest in pursuing studies in disciplines related to biomedical research, including the biological, chemical, physical, behavioral and computational sciences, and biomedical engineering. The program is not limited to specific majors but most students major in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences. Graduating seniors may apply only if they will be enrolled in the fall semester following the summer program at the next higher level of education (in other words, undergraduate seniors may apply if they will be starting a master’s or PhD program following the program.
    Funding: Student, teacher, and faculty salaries/stipends range is competitive and will be commensurate with individual education/experience levels ($2,000-2,200 for undergraduates). Housing and transportation not provided. Proof of health insurance is required; however, insurance is not offered/ provided by the Institute.
    Deadline: March 1

    National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
    Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
    Locations: Main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD; National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD; National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC; Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, MT; and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Detroit, MI.
    Fields: Science, Biomedicine
    Eligibility: The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. No minimum GPA, but few recipients have a GPA below 3.0.
    Funding: Students who are selected receive a monthly stipend that is based on education level and experience.
    Deadline: March 1.

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
    Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
    Eligibility: U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class. Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office.
    Fields: Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Science Research.
    Funding: The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
    Deadline: March. Applications open in January.

    NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
    Description:  The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Boulder, CO, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. Students can participate in the following NIST laboratories in the areas of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, and Physics.
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. Students can participate in the following NIST laboratories: Material Measurement Laboratory, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and NIST Center for Neutron Research.
    Locations:  Boulder, CO; Gaithersburg, MD
    Duration: mid-May to late July
    Field:  Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
    Eligibility:   The program is open to all United States citizens or permanent residents. Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a  G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and be considering pursuing a graduate degree (MS or PhD.) Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. Students applying for the Boulder program should have a GPA of 3.5 or above. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors. Student must be nominated by his/her university and the university must submit grant application. If you wish to apply, you must contact the NIST representative at your university well in advance of the deadline. For UMCP, contact the Engineering Coop & Career Services office at CareerEngr@umd.edu or call 301-405-3863.
    Funding: $5,500 stipend plus grant covering housing in suite-style hotel near NIST site.
    Deadline: February 7, 2015 (Students must be nominated by and apply through the university. Applications should be turned into the Engineering Coop & Career Services office on campus).

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Hollings Scholarships
    Description: The NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship. Applications are highly competitive and must be made through the National Scholarships Office.
    Locations: Summer internships take place at various NOAA facilities.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories. 3.0 grade point average.
    Fields: Declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
    Funding: The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides selected undergraduate applicants
    with a scholarship award (up to a maximum of $8,000) for two academic years of full-time study
    and a 10-week, full-time internship ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.
    Deadline: January 30

    National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates 2015 NNIN REU Program
    Description: The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. This summer a total of approximately 70 students are hosted for a 10 week program, spread across the 14 NNIN facilities. Each student will work on an independent research project within their area of interest, using the advanced resources of our laboratories. Because of the breadth of expertise across these sites, we are able to offer exciting nanotechnology research projects across the spectrum of nanotechnology fields: Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, and Biomedical Engineering.
    Eligibility:
    Fields: Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, and Biomedical Engineering
    Funding: Ten-week research program at one of 14 state-of-the-art nanotechnology facilities. Approximately 70 positions will be available. Each student is assigned a stand-alone, substantive research project, appropriate for a ten-week period. Many of these projects result in publishable research. Paid travel and housing. $5,000 stipend.

    National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Student Research Assistantships
    Description: The National Radio Astronomy Observatory provides state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by scientists from around the world. We are also involved in cutting edge astronomical research, and in the design, development and manufacture of radio astronomy instrumentation and telescopes. Each NRAO summer student conducts research under the supervision of an NRAO staff member at one of three NRAO sites, on a project in the supervisor's area of expertise. The project may involve any aspect of astronomy, including original research, instrumentation, telescope design, astronomical site evaluation or astronomical software development. The program runs from 10-12 weeks over the summer, from early June to mid-August.
    Location: Socorro, New Mexico; Green Bank, West Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia  
    Fields: Science, Astronomy, Physics  
    Eligibility: The NRAO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is for undergraduates who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. The NRAO Undergraduate Summer Student Research Assistantship program is for undergraduate students or graduating college seniors who are citizens, are from an accredited U.S. Undergraduate Program, or otherwise eligible to work in the United States. Students who are interested in Astronomy and have a background in Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, and/or Math are preferred.
    Funding: Undergraduate participants receive a stipend of $657 per week. Students based in Green Bank live in on-site Observatory housing. At the other sites, students are expected to arrange their own lodging, with assistance from the NRAO if needed. Travel expenses to and from the NRAO site will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $900. Up to seven days lodging will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $300, while the student is looking for a place to live.
    Deadline: February 1

    National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    Description: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
    Location: REU sites are located all over the U.S. Consult the directory of active REU Sites. You can also search the REU Sites database by field/discipline.
    Field: Research opportunities in many STEM fields as well as some social sciences, including Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Value Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
    Eligibility: Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    Funding: Consult particular REU program to which you are applying. Most provide a substantial stipend and some provide housing and travel stipends in addition.
    Deadline: Varies by REU site, but most fall in January or February.

    NSF-REU in Chemistry, University of North Texas
    Description: This program focuses on chemistry research in all of the "traditional" areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical), and also provides opportunities in many non-traditional areas including computational chemistry and materials chemistry.
    Location: University of North Texas, Denton, TX Eligibility: Students who will begin their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies in 2014-2015, but will not graduate prior to the program start date, are eligible to apply. Outstanding students entering their sophomore year will be considered, though preference will be given to juniors and seniors with similar qualifications. As per NSF requirements, all student participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
    Fields: Possible research areas include: Analytical Chemistry * Inorganic Chemistry * Organic Chemistry * Physical Chemistry *Computational Chemistry * Materials Chemistry * Ligand Design * Kinetics * Catalysis * Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry * Non-electrolytic Solutions * Biochemistry * Layered Inorganic Materials * Metal Electrodeposition * Surface Chemistry * Organic Electrochemistry * Diamond-like Carbon Films * Organic Synthesis * Metal/Ceramic Nanocomposites * Optical Sensors * Gas-Phase Chemistry * Conducting Polymers * Fluorescence/Phosphorescence * Spectroscopy * Atmospheric Chemistry * Environmental Chemistry
    Funding: Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the 10-week program. Double-occupancy accommodations at a UNT residence hall will also be provided by the program in addition to the $5,000 stipend. An optional meal plan will be made available at a modest cost to the student. A travel allowance to/from the REU site is also available.
    Faculty mentors may encourage their REU students to present their summer research results at a regional or national chemistry conference. Upon request by the faculty mentor, $600 in travel funds is available to each REU participant who presents summer research conducted in this program at a regional or national meeting.
    Deadline: Please check website.

    Summer Student Research Program, National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Description: Summer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students are available in Arkansas at the National Center for Toxicological Research. NCTR’s Summer Student Research Program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Read the blog about this program titled "FDA invites students to sharpen their research skills." This 10-week summer program provides hands-on research and laboratory experience mentored by FDA scientists. Stipends are determined by the level of education.
    Eligibility: Student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university. Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). U.S. citizenship. At least 18 years of age at the time of application. Participants are required to provide proof of health insurance plan prior to beginning an appointment. Program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, handicap, or national origin.
    Fields: Science and Mathematics
    Deadline: Late February

    National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and MSM Neuroscience Institute (NSBRI-NI) Research Program, Morehouse School of Medicine, Morehouse University (Atlanta, GA)
    Description: The NSBRI and NI Summer Undergraduate Research Program strengthens the pipeline of women and minority students entering the health and biomedical research professions. The program is open to undergraduates, and offers students the opportunity to work in a lab with a mentor for the summer as part of a hypothesis-driven research project. Students will prepare a poster and make an oral presentation for campus-wide audience as part of the experience.
    Eligibility: Open to Undergraduates.
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences and Health.

    Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
    Description: A ten-week program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of a mentor.
    Location: One of eighteen Department of Navy laboratories located in China Lake, California; Monterey California; Point Mugu, California; San Diego, California; Washington, DC; Orlando, Florida; Panama City, Florida; Bethesda Maryland; Indian Head, Maryland; Patuxent River, Maryland; Silver Spring, Maryland; Stennis, Missouri; Lakehurst, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Newport, Rhode Island; San Antonio, Texas; Dahlgren, Virginia; Quantico, Virginia
    Field: Science and Engineering or majors relevant to the research of the laboratories
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or a Graduate students to apply. Eligibility is determined by your class standing in the Fall of 2015. Therefore, if you will be considered a Sophomore by the Fall 2015, you are eligible to apply for NREIP! Students graduating in the Spring 2015 semester are eligible to apply.
    Funding: For undergraduate students the stipend is as follows: Sophomores receive $5,400.00. Juniors and Seniors receive $8,100.00.
    Deadline: mid-December

    NYU (New York University) Center for Neuroscience Summer Research Program
    Description:  The Center for Neural Science hosts a summer research experience program for undergraduates with an interest in neuroscience. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. Students apply for positions in a 10-week summer program during which they actively participate in research projects in the laboratories of New York University science faculty. We match students to laboratories primarily on the basis of their background preparation and areas of interest. They work either directly with faculty or with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor.
    Location:  New York, New York
    Fields:  Neuroscience, Biological Sciences
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents; undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year; have taken at least one course in neuroscience; have strong academic records with courses in biology, mathematics, psychology, and if possible, neuroscience, and a GPA of 3.0; priority will be given to pre-PhDs as well as to minority students and women
    Funding:  Participants receive housing, living expenses, a meal plan, and reimbursement for travel.
    Deadline: Mid-February

    NYU (New York University) Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
    Description: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Each student performs research in one of the innovative research projects that probe fundamental aspects of experimental and theoretical colloid science to develop principles for the fabrication of materials – from the colloidal to macroscopic scale – through manipulation of shape and choice of processing protocols, or, from one of the seed areas. The program is interdisciplinary, combining chemistry, physics and chemical engineering to examine forefront topics including Computational materials chemistry, Plasticity in organic crystals, Crystal nucleation and growth, Optically responsive materials, Colloids and emulsions, and Correlated disordered materials.
    Fields: STEM fields.
    Funding: $5,000 living stipend + travel expenses (up to $500). Dormitory housing provided on vibrant Union Square. Social activities in Manhattan (past programs have included Broadway shows, Yankee games, trips to Central Park and guided museum tours).
    Deadline: February.

    Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, Pre-Service Teacher Training/Research
    Description: This is a ten-week program which places students in paid research internships in Science, Math, and Technology.  Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. They also have the mentorship of a Master Teacher who is currently working in K-12 education as a teacher and is familiar with the research environment of a specific National Laboratory.
    Location: San Francisco, California; Golden, Colorado; Falls, Idaho; Chicago, Illinois; Ames, Iowa; Princeton, New Jersey; Long Island, New York; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Richland, Washington
    Field: Science, Math, and Technology
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and at least 18 years old.
    Funding: Participants receive a stipend, housing, and travel funds.

    Ohio University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Description: Summer Scholars is a rigorous premedical program that has been opening doors for students from disadvantaged backgrounds since 1982. The program is designed to enhance preparation for admission to medical school by immersing participants in activities similar to what one would encounter during their first year at OU-HCOM. This includes a core curriculum of basic science courses taught by medical school faculty, study skills and time management workshops, clinical experiences and special presentations on cultural competency and research methods. In keeping with the educational culture at OU-HCOM, all activities are designed to emphasize case-based problem solving and small group teamwork.
    Location: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    Fields: Science, Medicine
    Eligibility: Selection is based on academic records and the appropriateness of the applicant’s scientific interests. Students should be interested in pursuing graduate education. Students about to begin their senior year of college studies are preferred, but promising juniors and recent graduates will be considered.
    Funding: Participants are provided with room, board and a $600 stipend. Eight undergraduate credit hours in biology are also available tuition-free to all program participants. In addition those program participants who meet minimum requirements for admission to OU-COM, including having taken the MCAT, will be offered an opportunity to interview during the summer.
    Deadline: February 1

    Pritzker School of Medicine Summer Experience in Research (PSOMER), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Description: PSOMER is an eight-week residential research, education and mentoring experience at the University of Chicago. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program. Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.
    Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors from groups underrepresented in Health-Related Sciences and Medicine. Student must have proof of health insurance.
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences.
    Funding: A $3,200 stipend is provided to program participants. The stipend will be distributed in 2 installments; the beginning and end of the program.Students will be housed at Max Palevsky Residential Commons for the duration of the program. Students will also receive an allowance to partially subsidize meal expenses while on campus.
    Deadline: January 30.

    Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
    Description: The Purdue SROP has the goal of enhancing diversity in academic, government, and industry positions that require graduate degrees. It is our aim to encourage talented undergraduate students from social and economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in research careers to pursue graduate education, and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program. The program is supported by the Graduate School, Center for Cancer Research, Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate and other groups on the Purdue campus.
    Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
    Fields: Any discipline in which Purdue offers a PhD degree
    Eligibility: All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree granting program at a U.S. college or university; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; have an interest in pursuing graduate education; and be available to participate in the entire eight-week summer program.
    Funding: Participants receive a $4,000 stipend for the eight-week program, university housing, and round-trip transportation to campus. Students will also have access to workshops on GRE preparation and will be provided with weekend field trips.

    Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) , UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Description: The Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience for college students preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (early June through mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 Visa.
    Fields: Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry.
    Funding: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. This support is taxable. Details on local living accommodations will be provided when fellows are notified of their acceptance. If a fellow requires housing, then the costs will be covered by QP-SURF; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses.
    Deadline: Early February

    Research Experience for Undergraduates at Cornell University
    Description: A ten-week summer research program at The Cornell Center for Materials Research. Students work with Cornell faculty on interdisciplinary projects and participate in an organized program of lectures, mini-courses, laboratory visits, and recreational activities.
    Location: Ithaca, New York
    Fields: Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering
    Eligibility: Students must be undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $4,000, room in an on-campus dorm, and granted travel funds. The program covers housing, but not food.

    RECESS: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Solid Earth Sciences
    Description: The RESESS Internship is a multi-summer research experience located in Boulder, CO, that is dedicated to increasing diversity in the geosciences. RESESS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the Earth or environmental sciences, and from students who can demonstrate experience working towards raising awareness about the importance of the geosciences among broad or diverse segments of the population. RESESS is largely funded by the NSF, but (unlike the REU's above) can be a multi-summer experience beginning as early as sophomore year summer. Approximately 15 students participate each summer. Students majoring in geology, physical geography, or closely related topics are encouraged to apply. Biology students may also apply, provided they are willing to consider doing a research project that uses biology in the context of geology.
    Location: Boulder, CO
    Field: Geology, physical geology, or other related topics such as environmental sciences
    Eligibility: Rising juniors and up. Undergraduates historically under-represented in earth and environmental sciences and those wishing to raise awareness of the geosciences among a diverse population.
    Funding:

    • Salary for eleven weeks
    • Round-trip airfare to Boulder, CO (the program's location)
    • A shared furnished apartment at no cost
    • A research experience in the geosciences/physics of the Earth/geomorphology/etc.
    • A writing course with training in presentation skills
    • Participation in a national science meeting
    • Scholarship money during the school year

    Research Space Astronomy Summer Program, Space Telescope Science Institute
    Description: Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) brings a dozen highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP). STScI is the scientific operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope. The SAS Program runs from mid-June to mid-August, and is designed for upper division undergraduates with a strong interest in space astronomy. Students work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing, preparing data for public releases. The program affords students the opportunity to attend lectures on a variety of exciting topics related to space astronomy, the Hubble, and James Webb Space Telescopes.
    Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    Fields: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics
    Eligibility: The program is open to students from the US and other countries, at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study, but with preference to undergraduates between the junior and senior years.
    Funding: $600 per week or $6000 for the summer. A travel and partial housing subsidy will be given to students.A travel subsidy will include round-trip travel to Baltimore MD, by air, train or personal vehicle. Coordinated student housing will be offered to the SASP students. STScI will subsidize roughly 1/3 of the housing costs for students who use this housing option.

    Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
    Description: The program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research for 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students. In order to fully experience the world of scientific research, SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific publications at weekly Journal Club meetings. SURF students also attend a special lecture series where Rockefeller faculty discuss their research and the evolution of their scientific interests. At the end of the program, SURF students will present their research results to fellow students and mentors at a poster session.
    Location: New York, New York
    Fields: Biochemistry; Structural Biology and Chemistry; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Immunology; Virology and Microbiology; Neuroscience; Physics; and Mathematical Biology
    Eligibility: College sophomores and juniors are chosen from a wide variety of applicants with diverse scientific backgrounds and training. Annually, more than 500 students apply for admission into the SURF Program and approximately 15 are accepted.
    Funding: SURF students receive a stipend of $3,000.00. Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.

    Roswell Park Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science
    Description: This summer research program is designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to learn and become active participants in basic biological and biomedical research. Selected students will be assigned to laboratories of graduate professors in molecular biology, biophysics, genetics, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, biochemistry, immunology, or pharmacology as your choice of research interest and training indicate.
    Location: Buffalo, New York
    Field: Biology and Biomedical Research
    Eligibility: Applicants must be juniors who intend to pursue a graduate or professional degree in the biomedical or natural sciences. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    Funding: Participants receive a $3,500 stipend and room.

    Rutgers Research in Science and Engineering (RISE)
    Description: Students participate in cutting edge research under the guidance of prominent faculty mentors
    Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
    Fields: Science, Math, Engineering
    Eligibility: The program especially encourages applicants who are from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background, from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, a first generation college student, who do not have opportunities for intensive research at their home university, and those who have followed non-traditional paths to college.
    Funding: Participants receive stipend, free on-campus housing, and travel reimbursement.
    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident. GPA of 3.0 or above. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and also have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying (additional undergraduate credits obtained prior to enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement). Applicants who will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a "Graduating Senior", if (1) the applicant has not yet started a program of graduate study and will not matriculate as a graduate student prior to completing the SULI term, and (2) the time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term is less than one year. Community college students are eligible to apply.
    Funding: $500 per week and on-campus housing. $500 travel reiumbursement.
    Deadline: October 7 (for Spring); January 10 (for Summer); March 17 (for Fall).

    Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
    Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
    Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
    Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
    Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
    Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
    Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.

    Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program
    The Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships.Six internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate program of study with academic standing as a junior or senior, or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be declared as an art history major, concentration, or related discipline and have a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, etc…).
    Funding: $5,500
    Duration:The 2015 internship dates are early June to early August. Some projects may require weekend duty. Interns must be available for the entire 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1

    Minority Awards Program Internship
    The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
    Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
    Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

    Native American Awards Program Internship
    The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
    Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
    Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
    Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

    SCI Scholars — Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
    Description: The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America International Group (AIG), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Chemical Society created the SCI Scholars Summer Internship Program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.
    Eligibility:Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering can apply for a prestigious SCI Scholars summer internship. Students are selected based on the strength of their application, statement of interest in an industrial internship, and letters of recommendation. U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Must be a chemistry or chemical engineering major. Minimum GPA of 3.5.
    Fields: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
    Funding: $6,000–$10,000+ for a 10-12 week internship. A certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting. Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials
    Deadline: Late December

    SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program
    Description: The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration. Under the guidance of one or more scientific mentors, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of not only laboratory skills but communication skills as well. Students participating in the program will develop writing skills via periodic reports throughout the internship and presentation skills via a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the Program. Paid positions are available at world-renowned research institutions throughout the country.
    Eligibility: Must be enrolled or were recently enrolled at a university in the U.S. must be eligible to receive a stipend for your work.
    Fields: Biomedical
    Deadline: Early February

    Stanford School of Medicine Summer Research Program (SSRP)
    Description: Each participant is matched with a member of Stanford’s distinguished faculty and will work in one of Stanford’s state-of-the-art research facilities. Participants will work with both a faculty member and a lab mentor to craft a research project. The lab environment provides challenging projects and involves a broad range of research techniques that are feasible within the eight week period.
    Location: Stanford, California
    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents; current undergraduates enrolled in a four-year college or university; sophomores, juniors, or non graduating seniors
    Fields: Biochemistry; Bioengineering; Biology; Biomedical Informatics; Biophysics; Cancer Biology; Chemistry; Chemical and Systems Biology; Chemical Engineering; Developmental Biology; Earth Sciences; Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology & Immunology; Molecular & Cellular Physiology; Neurosciences; Statistics; Structural Biology
    Funding: Participants receive housing, meals, travel expenses, and a $3,400 stipend.

    Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education - Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT), Iowa State University
    Description: The study of the relationship between humans and increasingly powerful, portable, interconnected and ubiquitous computers has become one of the most rapidly growing and significant fields of technical investigation. Interdisciplinary in the extreme, this emerging field will have an impact on nearly every area of human endeavor. There exists a need to specifically train students in this burgeoning area, and we hold a strong commitment to train students to be the best and the brightest. We feel that involving students in cutting-edge research is the best way to prepare future engineers, scientists, and artists to work at the ever more present interface between humans and computers. The program is a ten-week undergraduate internship where students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, receive core training, and gain hands-on research experience with emerging interface technologies. Interns accepted into this program receive on-campus housing and a meal plan, as well as a stipend.
    Fields: Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction), interdisciplinary.
    Eligibility: Citizen or permanent resident of the United States. GPA of 3.0 or above. Should be working towards an undergraduate degree in one of the HCI disciplines or a related discipline.

    Summer Research Program, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Description: The Nebraska Summer Research Program offers undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents the opportunity to participate in nationally funded research groups across multiple disciplines. Designed for students with an interest in pursuing graduate education, the program provides a first hand glimpse into life as a graduate student and prepares undergraduates to take that next step. Students are selected to work closely with a specific faculty mentor and their team of researchers throughout the summer on either an ongoing research project or a project condensed to fit the 8 to 10 week timeframe.
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.). Each research program may have unique criteria or prerequisites. Preference given to those having completed advanced coursework in research area, those interested in pursuing advanced degree, and junior and senior students. Preference also given to historically underrepresented students or students attending academic institutions where research programs are limited.
    Fields: Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Optics and Laser Physics, Minority Health Disparities, Nanohybrid Functional Materials, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Virology
    Funding: Bi-weekly stipend, room and board, transportation to and from campus, seminars and workshops, and social events.
    Deadline: February 1

    SULI - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State Unviersity/U.S. Department of Energy
    Description: Welcome to the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, a premier Department of Energy fall, spring and summer internship designed to bring undergraduates into the laboratory research setting at the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University to work with scientists who are leaders in their research fields.
    Duration: Students from across the country spend either 16 weeks in the fall and spring semesters or 10 weeks in the summer in our SULI program.
    Fields: Science fields.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Fields: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Psychology
    Eligibility: Freshman may apply, though the program targets sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program is designed to support students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. You are not eligible for SURE if your bachelor’s degree has been awarded by the time the program starts. SURE funding is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are eligible if they are enrolled in an Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) institution which is eligible for funding. International students not attending ARCHE institutions are eligible to apply ONLY if their home institution directly pays their stipend and housing as well as processes all necessary paperwork to ensure the student is lawfully in residence.
    Funding: SURE Fellows will receive a $3,500 stipend in return for 10 weeks of participation. The award is processed in two payments, one at the beginning of the program, and one at the end of the program when the participant responsibilities have been fulfilled. Fellows also receive a waiver for campus housing (approximately $1,320 per student) and for the summer registration fee ($186, paid directly to the institution).
    Deadline: Early February

    SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) at CalTech (Pasadena, CA)
    Description: Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August. At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting.
    Eligibility: To be eligible for SURF, you must be a continuing undergraduate student and eligible for fall term registration, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0, complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university, and not be under any disciplinary sanction. International students are eligible to participate in SURF on the Caltech campus; however, only U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for SURFs at JPL.
    Fields: STEM fields
    Funding: Fellows receive a $6,000 award for the ten-week period. Award payments are distributed in equal installments in late June and late July.
    Deadline: February 22. Applications will be available in the fall.

    Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering and Science (SURE) at Georgia Tech
    Description: A ten-week summer program designed to attract qualified minority students into graduate school in the fields of engineering and science. Students are paired with a faculty and graduate student mentor to undertake research projects.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Fields: Engineering and Science
    Eligibility: There are no specific requirements. They ask for a transcript, statement of interest, and one recommendation letter from a faculty member.
    Funding: Students are housed on campus, provided with a meal plan, and given a $600 travel allowance and $5,000 stipend.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), University of Southern California (USC)
    Description: Participate in cutting-edge research with top USC faculty. Gain experience and tools to enhance your application to competitive PhD programs.
    Eligibility: Sophomore or Junior-year undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. Interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD program. Strong academic background (GPA of 3.5 or higher is recommended) in the fields of engineering, math, or hard science.
    Fields: Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.
    Funding: Receive $4500 stipend, university housing, and travel to and from Los Angeles.
    Deadline: Early February

    Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), Institute for Shock Physics, University of Washington
    Description: The Institute for Shock Physics will provide an unparalleled opportunity for talented undergraduate students who want to participate in a 9-week, multidisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) “Materials under Extreme Conditions” in the summer.
    Location: University of Washington, Pullman, WA Eligibility: Participants must be currently registered at a four year college and have achieved either sophomore or junior standing in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or materials science. In addition, students must be U.S. citizens or have U.S. permanent residency status.
    Fields: Physical Sciences and Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science)
    Funding: $5,000 stipend for the 9-week session. Free housing on campus. Travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA (up to $500).
    Deadline: Check website.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Purdue University
    Description: An eleven-week summer program during which students conduct research activities full-time, approximately 40 hours per week
    Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
    Field: Engineering, Science, and Technology
    Eligibility: Students must be at least 18 at the start of the program, be eligible to work in the United States, be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, have completed at least four semesters, continue to be enrolled the following Fall semester, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $3,600.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, Rockefeller University (New York, NY)
    Description: The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
    Eligibility:College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August.
    Fields: Biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
    Funding: SURF students receive a stipend of $4,000.00. Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.
    Deadline: February 1.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or possess an F1 Visa.
    Fields: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Funding: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. This support is taxable. Details on local living accommodations will be provided when fellows are notified of their acceptance. If a fellow requires housing, then the costs will be covered by SURF; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses.
    Deadline: Early February

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Scripps Florida
    Description: The Summer Research Fellowship (SURF) at Scripps Florida is an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates. The 10-week summer program provides a mentored research experience at one of the top graduate research institutions in the country. The Scripps Research Institute in Florida has a research focus that integrates cutting-edge bioscience research with the development of chemical tools to probe these biological questions. Furthermore, our medicinal chemistry programs are highly translational. Students can join any of our six departments, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Infectious Diseases, Metabolism and Aging, Molecular Therapeutics, and Neuroscience, where they will work at the interface of chemistry and biology.
    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a US institution to apply. Ideal candidates are rising juniors and seniors.
    Fields: Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biosciences, Chemistry, Neuroscience.
    Funding: The Scripps Florida REU provides participants with a stipend and housing.
    Deadline: February 15.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, State University of New York(SUNY) Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies
    Description: The State University of New York Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies is offering fellowships for its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The aim of the SURF program is to expose undergraduate students to biomedical research. In an intensive ten-week summer program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published. In the process, students will attend research seminars, present their work, and participate in discussions on alternative careers in research and how to apply to graduate school. Students are given ample opportunities to interact directly with many of our faculty and graduate students.
    Eligibility: Applicants to the program should be undergraduate students in good academic standing, who will be between their junior and senior years during the summer, and are majors in chemistry, biology, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in biomedical research.
    Fields: Biological or Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related fields.
    Funding: Each fellow will be provided a $3,000 stipend for the period plus housing.
    Deadline: Applications open in October and are due in mid-February.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
    Description: Are you an undergraduate science student, interested in scientific research and thinking about a career in Biomedical Research? You can get the experience you need to prepare for graduate school and a career in this expanding field by participating in one of our summer research programs. The SURF Programs are designed for sophomore and junior level students who are US residents. Students must be able to commit to a 10 week program to do a research internship. SURF students are matched with an appropriate faculty advisor, based on mutual research interest. The advisor and intern design a specific research project within the context of the research focus of the advisor's laboratory. We typically award fellowships to 150 undergrads each summer to do clinical, translational, or basic biomedical research. You can apply to any or all of the following programs.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students (attending any college or university) who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. are eligible to apply. You must be enrolled full or part time in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate's degree. While Sophomores and Juniors are typically preferred, Freshmen and Seniors are also eligible. Seniors are only eligible if after their SURF experience, they a) will not graduate for at least one more semester b) plan to do at least one semester of post-baccalaureate study prior to entering graduate or medical school, or c) intend to take a year off afterward graduation to prepare for graduate or medical school. Sophomores and Juniors who are majoring in the sciences (e.g.: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, etc.) are preferred for summer fellowships in the College of Medicine. Previous research experience is beneficial because it makes you more competitive for a spot in a lab and it helps us know where to place you. In order to be competitive, students should have completed a year each in Biology and Chemistry. Completion of upper level science courses (e.g., Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology) is very helpful.
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences. Sophomores and Juniors who are majoring in the sciences (e.g.: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, etc.) are preferred for summer fellowships in the College of Medicine.
    Funding: Summer stipends vary by program and by method of payment (about $300-400 per week). If paid as a stipend, the full amount is usually paid at week 5. If paid as a salary, it is usually paid biweekly and payroll deductions apply. For more information about stipend and payroll, please contact your program coordinator. UC Housing has extended special pricing for all SURF students (GE, NEURO, CCHMC, MSTP and ASPET) who wish to live in UC Housing, including Stratford Heights Residence Complex.
    Deadline: February. Applications open November 1st.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI), University of Texas at Austin Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) Department
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) brings together innovative undergraduate minds from across the country to The University of Texas at Austin Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) Department to research hot energy topics with world-class faculty members. Interns receive an insider look at graduate level work conducted at UT PGE, home to the #1 petroleum engineering graduate program in the country, according to US News & World Report. In addition to participating in meaningful academic research, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and build strong relationships with their cohort.
    Eligibility: All applicants to SURI must have a 3.25+ GPA, have taken at least 45 hours of credit at your current institution (AP credit does not count), not be a current freshman or graduating senior, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, fully commit to the 10-week program, be majoring in any engineering discipline, geosciences, math, or natural sciences.
    Fields: Engineering, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences.
    Funding: SURI is a rewarding 10-week program, offering a $4,000 stipend. In addition, UT PGE provides funding to travel to Austin, housing in an on-campus residence hall that includes a stipend for meals.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD), UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD) Program at UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research with a special emphasis on kidney-related research. Partipants spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects that range from embryonic development and physiology to kidney cancer and imaging in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens.
    Fields: All.
    Funding: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. This support is taxable. Details on local living accommodations will be provided when participants are notified of their acceptance. If a participant requires housing, then the costs will be covered by SURISKD; however, participants are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses.
    Deadline: Early February

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP-ASPET) in Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
    Description: The goal of the SURP program in Molecular Pharmacology is to offer undergraduate students interested in molecular pharmacology the opportunity for an exceptional research experience in a cutting-edge research facility. The research laboratory experience provides students with an enhanced understanding of the scientific process as well as hands-on experience in state-of- the- art techniques. The primary goal of the program is to guide and encourage the interests of highly motivated students considering the pursuit of an advanced degree in molecular pharmacology.
    Funding: Housing in a modern University dormatory is provided along with social activities that enable students to enjoy life in Pittsburgh.
    Deadline: The SURP early deadline is February 1 and the final deadline is March 1.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    Description: Outstanding applicants will be selected to join a research laboratory on the UMDNJ or Rutgers campus for a 10 week program, where they will engage in hands-on experimentation. In collaboration with their mentors, students will be expected to design and implement individual research projects during this period.
    Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
    Field: Neuroscience
    Eligibility: All undergraduates who are permanent residents of the U.S.
    Funding: Participants will be provided with a stipend and housing.

    Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology, Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA)
    Description: The 2014 Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology is a ten-week research program held each year at Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland. During this period, each Research Associate conducts an intensive research project on a state-of-the art question under the direction of an individual mentor. Mentors are members of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology. At the conclusion of the ten-week program, each Research Assoicate presents his or her research in a NAI Forum in Astrobiology Research (FAR).
    Location: Greenbelt, Maryland
    Fields: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics

    Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP), Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (Canada)
    Description: It is a two-week program on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students one year away from completing their undergraduate studies. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply. Students interested in pursuing a summer research award at IQC after USEQIP are encouraged to indicate so on their application. We will do our best to accommodate requests for research positions, but please note that an acceptance to USEQIP does not guarantee a subsequent summer research position.
    Eligibility: All students eligible, but geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science who are one year away from completing undergraduate studies.
    Fields: All students eligible, but geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science.
    Funding: The program has space for 25 students. Accommodations and meals are covered, and bursaries are available for travel expenses.
    Deadline: Check website.

    Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
    Description: REU students carry out a research project under the direction of a faculty member in School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. Projects are available in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry with a number of projects involving interdiscplinary research perspectives. Contributions by undergraduate participants often result in publication of papers in the peer-reviewed literature with the student listed as an author. In addition to full time research, students participate in a number of professional development seminars, site visits to scientific companies/government labs, and social activities with fellow students and other REU groups on the Georgia Tech campus.
    Fields: Chemistry and Biochemistry. Students interested in a career in research are encouraged to apply.
    Funding: Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants supported must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
    Deadline: Mid-February.

    University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: The eight-week program offers the opportunity for undergraduates to be instructed in the techniques of modern biology as part of a vibrant clinical and scientific community.
    Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    Field: Science
    Eligibility: College Sophomore or Juniors; the program is particularly interested in students who have no local campus access to research experiences and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences. Successful candidates typically have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.
    Funding: Participants receive a stipend of $2,000 and housing.

    University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (Biomedical Research at UMD's School of Medicine in Baltimore)
    Description: The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program builds on the strengths of two great institutions by enabling outstanding University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduates to become engaged in summer research projects led by top faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The program provides participating students with in-depth involvement in significant research and professional mentorship in challenging settings. The program also introduces highly talented UMCP undergraduates to the MD degree program, the vast array of graduate degree programs, and the MD/PhD and MD/MS degree opportunities at UMB.
    Location: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Fields: Majoring in any science, engineering, or mathematics field.
    Eligibility: Open to UMCP students currently in their second or third year of studies (Sophomore or Junior). Minimum GPA of 3.5.
    Deadline: Early February

    University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Science Research Experience for Undergraduates  
    Description: This intensive ten-week program serves up to 12 undergraduates who are considering future research and graduate work in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. This University of Minnesota program offers students an ideal opportunity to explore their future options in an intellectually challenging and socially rewarding context. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota. The program was not held in 2015
    Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Fields: Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Mental Health
    Eligibility: Preference is given to students who will have completed their third year of college by the beginning of the program. The program does not accept students who will have completed their first year and those who will graduate by Fall following the program. An effort will be made to include participants from different colleges and universities, with a variety of research interests, and levels of experience. This program accepts U.S. citizens and resident aliens only. International students are not eligible for admission to the program.
    Funding: Participants receive a stipend of $5000 for the ten-week program. Details on sources of funding will be included in the information sent to those accepted into the program. Costs in University dormitory housing are covered by program funding. A three credit course is associated with the thrice weekly seminar and workshops. The cost is covered by program funds. Limited funds are available to defray some costs for long distance travel.

    University of Pittsburgh Musculoskeletal Research Center Summer Research Program
    Description: Over 10 weeks, students work with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor. The summer culminates with the students making a formal presentation and writing an abstract on the work that they preformed over the summer.
    Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Field: Musculoskeletal Research
    Funding: Students receive a stipend, but no support for housing or travel. The program can arrange for reduced housing costs.

    UCSD (University of California-San Diego) MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
    Description: This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be underrepresented in health sciences on a national basis and who are interested in seeking future training in a combined MD/PhD program or an academically oriented career in medicine.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students must: (1) have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university (including baccalaureate schools of nursing); or (2) be attending community or junior colleges provided they are enrolled in at least three courses per academic term and have completed at least six courses. Students appointed to this program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or some other legal verification of such status). Applicants must be individuals from underrepresented groups (see eligibility requirements for more details and criteria).
    Fields: Sciences.
    Funding: $1,600/month stipend for 8-week period. Includes room but not board. $500 Travel allowance for transportation to and from San Diego.
    Deadline: February 15.

    University of Texas Medical Branch Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is designed to provide stimulating hands-on research experience for undergraduate students considering graduate education in biomedical sciences. Under the guidance of a selected faculty member, each student has the opportunity to learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort during a 10-week period. A sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.
    Location: Galveston, Texas
    Fields: Biomedical: Molecular biology, toxicology, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, virology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and marine biology
    Eligibility: The program is offered to college students (U.S. citizens) of all cultural backgrounds who are contemplating graduate studies in the biomedical sciences.
    Funding: Students receive a stipend of $3,200 (before taxes) for the ten weeks of the program. Students must pay for their own housing and travel expenses to and from Galveston, Texas.

    Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Description: The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering. This summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. Weekly lunchtime meetings are held for all faculty and students that cover topics ranging from ethics and the responsible conduct of research to demystifying graduate school and the GRE examination. Each student works directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and has access to the VINSE laboratories, which are shared facilities available to all authorized users.
    Location: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Eligibility: Students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents majoring in science or engineering are eligible to apply to the REU program. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Fields: Science and Engineering
    Funding: Receive a $5000 stipend, room and board, plus a $500 travel allowance to offset the cost of getting to Nashville.
    Deadline: February 15

    Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program
    Description: During this ten-week summer program you will conduct independent research with a faculty mentor, work in a cutting edge science and technology environment, and gain exposure to some of the nation’s finest biomedical investigators.
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    Field: Biomedical Research; Biology
    Eligibility: The program seeks applicants who have challenged themselves and excelled academically; demonstrate experience overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles; are first-generation college students, or can demonstrate a strong interest in bringing diverse people together. The program encourages applications from individuals who come from rural or inner-city areas and individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research — specifically African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women and those with disabilities. Applications also are encouraged from international students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree and students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution are not eligible to apply. For BioMedRAP, priority consideration will be given to applicants with at least one year of research experience.
    Funding: Participants receive a stipend, on-campus housing, and travel expenses.

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Summer Opportunities Program
    Description: During the ten-week summer program, participants work on cancer research projects.
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    Field: Cancer Research
    Funding: Participants receive a $3,500 stipend

    WAVE Fellows, CalTech (Pasadena, CA)
    Description: Caltech's WAVE Fellows Program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program supports Caltech's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, engineering, and math leaders. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.
    Eligibility: WAVE Fellows must be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0, complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university, be a US citizen or Permanent Resident, have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D., have prior research experience, and not be under any disciplinary sanction.
    Fields: STEM fields.
    Funding: WAVE Fellows receive payments of $600/week. Payments will be distributed in equal installments twice over the summer. Fellows also receive a $500 housing allowance. Caltech housing is available and we strongly encourage all Fellows to live on campus.
    Deadline: January 7. Applications will be available in the fall.

    Weill Cornell, Rockefeller, Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program
    Description: Every year, 15 students embark on a 10 week intensive journey of learning about the challenging and gratifying road of becoming a physician-scientist. Over the summer, students will: work independently on a research project at Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; present and participate in weekly journal clubs; participate in a hands-on tour of the Gross Anatomy Lab; sit for a Mock MCAT exam; partake in a Lab Techniques Workshop and Clinical Skills Workshop; participate in Career Development Workshops (Presentation Workshop and Interview Skills Workshop); scrub into surgeries at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family, friends and colleagues; and have on-going mentorship by your "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student) as well as weekly meetings with the Program's leadership.
    Location: New York, New York
    Fields: Medicine
    Eligibility: Applicants should have a strong and readily apparent communicable desire to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree. This is NOT an appropriate summer program for students who wish to eventually pursue a MD or MPH degree. Previous research experience is encouraged, but not required. Completion of a college level calculus class is strongly encouraged. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is strongly suggested.
    Funding: Realizing that this takes away from your summer vacation, students receive a stipend, currently $4,300, and are reimbursed for their travel expenses. In addition, one family member is flown out to NYC for the final presentations and accommodated at a high-end hotel in New York City.

    Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers 50 college students each summer an exceptional opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world’s top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career. In addition to research, students participate in a variety of complementary scientific activities, including: small-group meetings to discuss their research with other students; weekly faculty seminars on hot research topics; a workshop on ethical issues in science and medicine, and a career planning workshop.
    Eligibility: The Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program is designed for undergraduate students who historically have been underrepresented in medicine (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American Indian), and who have a strong interest in a research career in biomedical or biological sciences. The program provides nine weeks of experience and participation in biomedical research. Students participating in the program conduct research under the direction of a faculty member. Research assignments are made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants.
    Fields: Biomedical or Biological Sciences

    Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
    Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers 50 college students each summer an exceptional opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world’s top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career. In addition to research, students participate in a variety of complementary scientific activities, including: small-group meetings to discuss their research with other students; weekly faculty seminars on hot research topics; a workshop on ethical issues in science and medicine, and a career planning workshop.
    Eligibility:
    Fields: Biomedical Sciences

Maryland Center for Undergrauate Research at the Uniersity of Maryland

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
Phone: 301-314-6786  |  Email: ugresearch@umd.edu
1201 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742