Research in the U.S.

 

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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

Field:  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.

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.

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      

Field:       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

 

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 History Internship Program
The Katzenberger Foundation Art History 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 June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. 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, 2015.

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 2015 to August 2015. Viewbook is available online.

Location: University of California, Los Angeles,  Los Angeles, California

Field:  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: March 31, 2015

 

Arts, Humanities, 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 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

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

Field:  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.

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

Field:  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

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, June 3–7, 2015, 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, 2015

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: June 8 to August 11, 2015

Field:  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: February 9, 2015

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 (participated in summer 2014; may change in 2015):  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

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.

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 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.

NSF/University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Program in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

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. Participants work as active members of a faculty mentor's research team, working with their mentor, graduate students, and other lab members. Typically, participants will work most closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and lab coordinators. The extent to which research time is spent with the different members of the research team varies from lab to lab. This activity alone may involve 30-40 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. The exact scheduling is dependent upon the varying demands of the research projects.

Location:  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Field:  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 and dormitory housing. 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 the cost of travel.
Deadline: February 15

 

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.

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 History Internship Program
The Katzenberger Foundation Art History 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 June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. 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, 2015.

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

 

 

Science and Engineering

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 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.

Location:  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 2015-16 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. The EID Laboratory Fellowship Progra m is on hiatus for the 2015-2016 class. Please check for updates regarding the 2016 program in the fall of 2015.

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.

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 BiologyDepartment 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, 2015.

 

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

Field:  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.

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

Field:  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      

Field:  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, 2015

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

Field:  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.

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, 2015.

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.

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.

Field: 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.

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:  FDSRP has a program tailored to helping those with the desire to serve Native American communities through science and medicine.  The eight-week program offers students the opportunity to participate in a research project, working with a medical school faculty mentor.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Field:  Science

Eligibility:  Motivated students with a demonstrated commitment to the health of Native American communities.  Minimum of one year of undergraduate studies completed prior to the start of the program; demonstrated interest in careers in medicine, public health, or biomedical sciences; and at least one introductory science course.  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:  Provides students with the essentials—transportation to and from Boston, single rooms in the medical school student dormitory, and a living stipend for food and other necessities.

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

Field:  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: Monday, June 1 through Saturday, August 8, 2015

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

Field:  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

Field:  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, 2015

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 (participated in summer 2014; may change in 2015):  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

Field:  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.

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

Field:  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

Field:  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, 2015

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                

Field:  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, 2015

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.

Field:  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, 2015

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

Field:  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

Field:  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, 2015

 

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, 2015.

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 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. The projects list for 2015 will be updated in a few months. The 2014 projects list gives a good sample of the types of projects that will be available again for 2015.

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Field:  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 2015 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 (June 1 to August 7, 2015).

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, 2015.

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

Field:  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.           

Field:  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.

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.

Location:  Boulder, CO
Duration: May 18 to July 31, 2015

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.  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.
Funding: $5,500 stipend plus grant covering travel and housing near NIST site.
Deadline: February 13, 2015

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, 2015.

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        

Field:  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.

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: December 19, 2014

NYU 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

Field:  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


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

Field:  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, 2015.

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

Field:  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 Program

Description:  Participants spent ten weeks pursuing individual research projects in laboratories of UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty members.  Fellows gain experience in modern research techniques, and have a chance to plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. 

Location:  Dallas, Texas

Eligibility:  Undergraduates must be majoring in physics, computer science, mathematics or chemistry and have completed sophomore year.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or possess F1 visas.

Field:  Biophysics, Computation Biology, Quantitative and Analytical Chemistry, Systems Biology

Funding:  Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 and housing.

 

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

Field:  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:

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

Field:  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: The intern stipend for the 2014 SASP will be $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

Field:  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

Field:  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.

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.
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.

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

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

Field:  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 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

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

Field:  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 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 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 Marine and Atmospheric Science Fellowship

Description:  The University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) intensive eight-week summer program allows undergraduate students the opportunity to experience graduate level research.  A faculty member is assigned to each summer undergraduate fellow and the student will engage in laboratory research.

Location:  Miami, Florida

Field:  Marine and Atmospheric Science; Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry; Marine Biology and Fisheries; Applied Marine Physics; Physical Oceanography; Meteorology; Marine Geology and Geophysics

Eligibility:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are juniors or seniors enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Funding:  Participants receive a $2,000 stipend, campus housing, and, possibly, travel expenses.

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

Field:  Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics

 

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 (last deadline was February 7, 2014)

University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Science Research Experience for Undergraduates  

Description:  A ten-week program for undergraduates considering pursuing research-oriented graduate studies.  Participants work as active members of a faculty mentor’s research team, working with their mentor, graduate students, and other lab members.  Typically, participants will work most closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and lab coordinators.  The extent to which research time is spent with the different members of the research team varies from lab to lab. This activity alone may involve 40 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.

Location:  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Field:  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 $4,000, dormitory housing, and the tuition and fees for the course associated with the seminars.  Limited funds are available to defray the cost of 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.

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

Field:  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.

 

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

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       

Field:  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.