Off-Campus Research Opportunities


Colorado Undergraduate Summer Program (“CUSP”)

The Webb-Waring Center based CUSP Program trains diversity and non-diversity undergraduate students in biomedical research for 10 summer weeks at the University of Colorado Medical School on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. CUSP students receive a $4,000 stipend, housing, travel and a $500 food supplement.

The summer involves research with a highly involved faculty mentor, a research presentation, lectures, career advising, admissions advising, shadowing, and tours of a variety of centers of excellence at the medical school.

Interested students should forward their resume, a letter indicating their career interests, contact information, and the continuous dates that they will be available during the summer to and copy Kathleen Kolberg at Interns are accepted on a rolling basis.  If you have questions, please call Dr. Repine at 303-917-4257 or Dr. Kolberg at 574 631 4890.

Dr. Kolberg suggests sending the application materials by Feb 3.

SOARS, Research Mentoring Community

Duration: The 10-week summer program typically starts at the end of May and continues through mid-August. SOARS protégés spend up to four summers in the program.

Details: SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program is built around research, mentoring and community. SOARS participants, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research, as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding. Over 90% of SOARS protégés have gone onto graduate school, and many have entered the workforce with an M.S. or gone on for their Ph.D.

SOARS invites students from many disciplines--including meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social sciences--to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth’s atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

Eligibility: All applicants to the SOARS program must: have completed the equivalent of two years of college, have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science,  and have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status.

Support:  All SOARS Protégés work 40 hours a week and earn a competitive wage, which increases with each year of participation. Furnished apartments are provided at no cost to protégés. Round-trip airfare is provided to summer working locations from anywhere within the United States and Puerto Rico. Protégés receive a regional bus pass that meets local transportation needs.

To successfully apply to SOARS, be sure to complete each of the following steps:

  • Register as an official applicant on the UCAR Human Resources website. It only requires your name and contact info. Please do not upload your CV. Be sure to follow all registration instructions located beneath the position description.
  • Request two recommendations from contacts who can speak to your ability to do research, such as faculty members or academic counselors, using the SOARS Recommendation Form.
  • Collect transcripts from all institutions you have attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, students selected for the internship will need to provide official transcripts before they will be officially accepted into the program. Please do not include high school transcripts. 
  • Fill out and submit the SOARS Application. Please note that this will take you away from the SOARS website and to the Spark website (SOARS' parent department).
  • Note that the application includes two essay questions. Remember to give yourself enough time to write the essays.  You can find tips for writing effective application essays here.

Deadline: All application material, including your application, essays, recommendations letters, transcripts and your registration on the UCAR HR website need to be received and completed by February.

Contact Information: If you have questions, please contact SOARS at 303-497-8622 or



Mote Marine Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Duration: The REU Program will take place over 10-weeks during the summer, from May to July. Students must be available for the entire duration of the program.

Details: Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955 in Sarasota, FL.  From the original focus on sharks, Mote research has expanded to include studies of human cancer using marine models, the effects of man-made and natural toxins on humans and on the environment, the health of wild fisheries, developing sustainable and successful fish restocking techniques and food production technologies and the development of ocean technology to help us better understand the health of the environment. Mote research programs also focus on understanding the population dynamics of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs and on conservation and restoration efforts related to these species and ecosystems.

The Mote REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students per year.

  • Conduct mentored research projects under the direction of a Mote scientist.
  • Gain experience in the development of research plans by completing a research proposal.
  • Gain experience in scientific writing by completing a "manuscript-style" final research paper.
  • Gain experience in oral presentation of scientific data by presenting their research results in a laboratory-wide poster presentation.
  • Attend research seminars on ocean science presented by graduate students from several Florida universities.
  • Learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in marine science, and communication skills in science by participating in student workshops.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Mote REU Program, students must be: U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, currently enrolled in a degree program (full-time or part-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree, first-time REU participants (If you have already completed an NSF REU internship, you will not be considered for the program), available for the full duration of the program, and students may NOT have already graduated at the time of their REU internship.

In addition, applicants should: possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale) and make efforts to receive academic credit for participation in the REU Program.

Support: Students participating in the Mote REU Program receive: a $5000 stipend over the 10-week period, free housing in a local dormitory, and financial support for travel expenses between Mote and their home institution

Dates: Application will open in January and will be due in February. 

Application:  Visit the Mote Marine Laboratory website for information on when and how to apply.

Contact Information:


University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL)

Duration: 6 weeks (May to July)

Details: Students will work both in the field and lab to investigate the impacts of radionuclides  on the environment first hand. You will examine i) the fate of radionuclides in environmental systems; ii) the impact of radionuclides on the environment; and iii) biogeochemical and physiological processes by means of tracer studies. This program teams with Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL), which studies radioecology in national and international arenas (e.g., Chernobyl and Fukushima) and houses the only chronic low-dose experimental facility in the world.

Eligibility: Only US citizens or permanent residents who will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the REU are eligible to apply. Students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 to participate in the REU.

Support: Housing will be provided at the University of South Carolina - Aiken dormitories, approximately 30 minutes' drive from SREL. (No housing facilities exist on the SRS.) In addition to free housing, students will receive a stipend of $525/week, a small food allowance, and travel reimbursement.

Deadline: January 

Application: Apply here.

Research Assistantship with Arthroscopic Surgeon

Dr. Dominic Carreira '95 is looking for a research assistant for his work in Atlanta. The position is a yearlong commitment and would be a paid/grant position. Dr. Carreira practices clinically based research. The work will be multi-center orthopedic clinical outcome studies. Work responsibilities include manuscript preparation, grant writing, power point and poster presentations, patient enrollment and follow-up, and coordinating all research activities.  There is opportunity to see patients in the office and observe surgeries. If you are interested and/or want to apply, send along a CV to

For more information about Dr. Carreira and his work, please visit his website.


Northwestern University: Summer Research Program for Underserved College Students

Duration: 8 weeks (June to August)

Details: The Chicago Region Physical Sciences-Oncology Center invites applications to its 8-week summer program for underserved* college students with interests in the physical and biomedical sciences. This program allows students majoring in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences to participate in hands-on laboratory research that applies physical sciences concepts and methodology to understanding chromatin in malignant cells. Participants also attend weekly lunch-time seminars and a two-day workshop to gain a basic understanding of tumor biology and cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. This program encourages the next generation of physical scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, from historically underrepresented populations, to consider focusing their careers on cancer research. More details can be found on the flier.  


To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Currently be college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a major in engineering, applied mathematics, or a physical science. Bioscience majors with a demonstrated interest in the physical sciences will also be considered.
  • Have completed at least one college course in biology by the program’s start date.
  • Be members of an underserved population. In the physical and biomedical sciences, these groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and students from families with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.


  • A $3500 Stipend
  • Free On-Campus Housing
  • Reimbursement for Travel Expenses

Application Deadline: March 

Application: Further information can be found here

Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Duration:  9 weeks (May to August)

Details: Particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees.  Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level are our intended scholarship recipients. Because of high demand for our program in prior years, applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields. For more information see UIUC flier. For detailed information about the research areas of individual faculty members, please see

Eligibility: The program requires that students have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. Students should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. 

Support: $5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department; Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus; Round trip travel cost (up to $800)

Deadline: February 

Application: Applications are available online:

CURE Program - Northwestern University (Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Duration: 8 weeks (June to August)

Details​: CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program) is a summer research program at the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University for underserved college students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Each year the Lurie Cancer Center accepts 12 college students to work alongside top cancer researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories. The scientists act as mentors and work with students on nationally funded laboratory research projects during the eight-week summer program. Students are introduced to the basics of cancer biology and receive career guidance through weekly focused seminars presented by faculty members. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral report of his or her project to fellow CURE students and faculty mentors.

Eligibility: All participants in the CURE program must be: US citizen or permanent resident with a GPA of at least 3.2, rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, pursuing a major in the sciences, and an African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or Native American. Transcript should demonstrate record of academic achievement.

Support: Awardees shall receive a stipend of $3500 plus travel and housing costs if the participant does not live in the Chicago area.

Deadline: March 

Application: Applicants should fill out the application here. 

Contact: Robin Leikin, Ph.D.:

Physical Sciences Oncology Center - Northwestern University

Duration: Eight week summer program for underserved college students with interests in both the physical and biomedical sciences from June to August

Details: The Physical Sciences-Oncology Center at Northwestern University (NU PS-OC) invites applications to its eight-week summer program for underserved college students with interests in both the physical and biomedical sciences. This program will allow students concentrating in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences to participate in research that applies physical sciences concepts and methodology to problems in tumor biology. In addition to acquiring hands-on laboratory experience, participants will also attend weekly lunchtime seminars and a two-day workshop to gain a basic understanding of tumor biology and cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The intent of this program is to encourage the next generation of physical scientists, mathematicians, and engineers—especially those who are members of historically underrepresented populations—to consider focusing their careers on cancer research.

Eligibility: All applicants to the PS-OC summer program must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited four year university, have taken at least one biology course by the program's start date, and be members of an underserved population. In the physical and biomedical sciences, these groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and students from families with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.

Support: All participants shall receive a $3500 stipend plus coverage for room/board and travel expenses.

Application Deadline: March 

Application: All applicants must submit 

  • A completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A college transcript 
  • A personal statement


Contact: Benette Phillips, Ph.D.:

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) - Northwestern University (The Graduate School)

Duration: Eight weeks during the summer (June to August)

Details: The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The research training is coupled with activities that prepare students for the graduate school application process, success in graduate school, and the development of their professional careers. Workshop topics include preparation for GREs, research presentations and communication skills.  The summer research experience culminates with students writing a final paper and presenting their findings. The SROP is designed to position students for success in their graduate and professional careers.

The SROP provides both fun and intensive training.  Participants are expected to make a full-time commitment to their research, work energetically on their projects, and develop a professional attitude toward their research, faculty supervisors, SROP administrators and fellow student researchers. During the eight-week period of the SROP, each participant is expected to work at least 30-40 hours per week on their project.  The hard work is rewarded with plenty of social time to develop new friendships and explore Chicago.  

Eligibility: All applicants to the SROP must be a current sophomore or junior, have a GPA of at least 3.2, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree at Northwestern University. Those belonging to groups which have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., certain racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Please note: applicants interested in pursuing MBA, JD, or MD degrees are not eligible for this program.

Support: Recipients of the SROP award will also receive: a $4500 stipend, coverage for housing at Northwestern and travel expenses (including roundtrip ticket to Chicago), and a $200 food subsidy (not intended to cover all meals).

Deadline: February

Application: The application to the SROP may be found here

Contact: Mario Craigen:

The Morton Arboretum

Duration: 10 weeks (mid-June to mid-August) 

Students in the Center for Tree Science–Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend ten weeks at The Morton Arboretum conducting independent research under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. The CTS-URF is designed to engage undergraduate students in our research, while fostering critical thinking, independence, self-confidence, perseverance, and group skills. The program will help prepare students for graduate studies and professional careers. The CTS-URF is generally focused on urban ecology, with topics in tree biology, urban biodiversity, urban forestry, arboriculture, root biology, soil science, forest ecology, genetics, informatics, plant systematics, pathology, entomology, tree conservation, and restoration ecology. 

Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Applications are accepted from early January to late February. To apply for the CTS-URF program, undergraduate students should submit the following to

  1. A cover letter describing (one page maximum): why you would like to participate in the CTS-URF program, your career goals and explain how participating in this program might help you meet those goals, any prior research you have conducted, and your mentor and/or research area preference. 
  2. A curriculum vitae or resume.
  3. A letter of reference from an instructor or advisor from your academic institution. 
  4. Official or unofficial transcript from your academic institution.

Learn more at: 


Dow AgroSciences - Summer Internship Opportunities

Duration: May to August (final dates determined upon acceptance)

Details: Dow AgroSciences has positions available for students seeking summer internship opportunities. These opportunities are full-time positions available from May until August. Applicable majors would include:

  • Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, or plant physiology)
  • Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical)
  • Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical)
  • Any agriculture-related majors

R&D opportunities include both laboratory-based and field station research positions. Positions for R&D field station research are located throughout the US whereas the laboratory-based R&D positions are located at our headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.

Research and Development: The R&D intern program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with a senior scientist in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in an industrial setting. It is desirable that the intern have past practical experience in handling chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as computer database and word-processing skills. Interns are encouraged to be creative and take initiative, where appropriate, and will be granted significant latitude for discretionary decisions and independence of action within guidelines established by their supervisor. Interns are expected to always operate in a safe and efficient manner. The primary responsibilities of the participant will include:

  • Review and research project background and status with mentor
  • Become proficient in laboratory and/or greenhouse experiments or biochemical assays to characterize experimental, developmental, and commercial herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and products of biotechnology
  • Participate in all phases of research including planning, preparation, calibration, application, evaluation, data analysis, maintenance, and when necessary, appropriate disposal.
  • Design and conduct experiments, with mentorship guidance, within a defined project
  • Make novel observations
  • Collect and interpret data
  • Draw sound scientific conclusions based on data analysis. The results of these studies, and the conclusions generated, will impact research plans and advancement decisions on the experimental materials.
  • Present project reviews before colleagues and peers

Eligibility: Qualified interns should be pursuing a BS or MS degree in biology, chemistry, informatics, or closely related majors.  Students who have completed at least their junior year are preferred.  A chemistry intern candidate who has a working knowledge of organic synthesis and/or experience with modern chromatographic techniques is highly desirable.  For a biology intern, it would be advantageous to have a working knowledge of their area of study.  Interns will be part of a team responsible for the development of novel agricultural products.  Good interpersonal, communication, organizational, teamwork, and time management skills are essential.

Support: Competitive salaries and housing expenses are provided and shall be set upon acceptance into the program.

Application: To apply for an R&D internship at Dow AgroSciences, please submit one document which includes a cover letter (detailing your interest in an internship and any relevant research experience), your resume and your current overall GPA.  Be sure to specify your preference for R&D laboratory-based positions or field R&D positions.  Resumes and cover letters should be sent electronically to Karen Richardson. Resumes are accepted beginning in October for the following year's internships, until December 31.


Innovation Park Internships

Are you an undergraduate looking for a summer internship? Many of the businesses at Innovation Park are hiring Notre Dame students for the summer.  Over 125 students have had internships with Innovation Park companies over the past four years. Any students looking for an internship are encouraged to learn more about the businesses on the Innovation Park website and directly contact the CEO of companies they find interesting.

Innovation Park
1400 E. Angela Boulevard 
South Bend, IN 46617


Purdue: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins 

Duration: 5 weeks (May to July)

Overview of Program: This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry is available. Examples include the experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research.

Support: $5,250 stipend, campus housing, and round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, Ind. provided


  • Undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college study
  • Students must have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • Online application requiring a statement of career goals and interest in the program
  • Two faculty letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript

Application deadline is February 10, 2017.


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Summer Student Internship Program

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant announces the following positions for the Summer Student Internship Program. Successful applicants will spend 12 weeks working closely with a Sea Grant specialist on issues affecting the Great Lakes. Internships can include research, communications and outreach components. Applicants may also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties. For more information, please see the attached PDF or visit

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Fisheries Data Analysis
  • Great Lakes Data Analysis and Outreach
  • Microplastics Research
  • Sustainable Communities

All inquiries should be directed to:

Angela Archer

Fellowship Program Leader, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Purdue University

195 Marsteller Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033


College of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2020

The College of Science, with support from Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend, Glynn Family Honors program, and many benefactors and foundations, including the Clare Boothe Luce Foundation, will support Notre Dame undergraduate science students to engage in summer research in 2020.

Program Activities. Full-time research should be conducted for 9-10 weeks on research mentored by College of Science (COS) faculty, or with current international collaborators of COS faculty at an institute abroad. Participants must provide a thank-you letter to donors and summary of their research experience before the fall semester begins, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year.

Support: The domestic COS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award consists of a $4000 stipend and $500 for supplies. For the international COS-SURF the award for stipend, accommodation, and travel support will be $5500 total. Successful applicants with demonstrated financial hardship will be given additional support.

Eligibility: Current sophomores and juniors eligible to apply should be enrolled in a College of Science major and have worked with their College of Science faculty mentors for at least one semester prior to the summer of research. For the international COS-SURF only juniors are eligible. Successful applicants are expected to continue working with their COS faculty mentor beyond the summer of funding. Exceptional first year students who have started research with a College of Science faculty are also eligible to apply.

Application: The following needs to be submitted to Submittable.

A. Proposal narrative - a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: (1) Your previous research experiences; (2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance) (3) Career Plans (explanation of how a summer research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).

B. A Letter of Support from the research mentor. International proposals should also be supported by a letter from the foreign collaborator, which should include an explicit statement of willingness and capacity to host the student for the duration of research.

C. Official Transcript 

Deadline. Application materials are due by Monday March 2, 2020, including the letter of support.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Research Director Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, by email or (574) 631-9040.


College of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Rare and Neglected Diseases

The Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Disease (CRND) and College of Science, with support from Powers family fund, will support Notre Dame undergraduate science students to engage in summer research.

Program Activities. Full-time research should be conducted for 9-10 weeks on research mentored by CRND and College of Science (COS) faculty. Participants must provide a thank you letter to donors and summary of their research experience before the fall semester begins, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year.

Support. The CRND Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award consists of a $4000 stipend and $500 for supplies. Successful applicants with demonstrated financial hardship will be given additional support.

Eligibility. Current sophomore and juniors with interest in natural histories or laboratory research in rare and neglected diseases eligible to apply should be enrolled in a Notre Dame College of Science major and have worked with their College of Science faculty mentors for at least one semester prior to the summer of research. Seniors may apply to carry out clinical research in the area of natural histories of rare and neglected diseases.

Application: The following needs to be submitted to Submittable.

A. Proposal narrative - a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: (1) Your previous research experiences; (2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance) (3) Career Plans (explanation of how a summer research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).

B. A Letter of Support from the research mentor.

C. Official Transcript

Deadline: Application materials are due by Monday April 6th, 2020 including letter of support.

For more information, please contact

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) Undergraduate Clinical and Translational Research Program:

Summer Research Program

For more information and to apply, please go to

Deadline for application is mid-March. 

Please contact Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu,, Undergraduate Research Coordinator, with any questions. 


University of Iowa Summer Microbiology Undergraduate Research Program

Duration: 5 weeks (May to July)

Details: The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options. 

Eligibility: Applicants to the University of Iowa Microbiology REU program must be a US citizen or permanent resident and a rising junior or senior working toward BA in the biological sciences. Disabled students, minority students, and disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college) are especially encouraged to apply

Support: All participants will receive a $5250 stipend, housing and travel coverage, and $600 for incidental expenses.

Application:; deadline is in February .


The “Earth, Wind, and Fire: Sustainability in the 21st Century” REU Program - Kansas State University

Duration: 6 weeks (late May to early August)

Details​: The “Earth, Wind, and Fire: Sustainability in the 21st Century” REU program is designed to provide both an in-depth technical exposure to one aspect of sustainable energy, and a broader exposure to sustainable energy and its impact on society.

Undergraduate participants obtain an in-depth, hands-on exposure to sustainable energy research by undertaking a research project under the guidance of one of the dedicated faculty mentors from fields as diverse as chemical engineering, electrical engineering, geology, and chemistry. Participating students report on their research project during weekly research seminars, attended by all REU students and by the REU coordinators. Final research results are summarized in a poster that is presented at a final poster session held the last day of the REU.

To provide students with a broader perspective, all REU participants attend a sustainability seminar (CHE 670) that describes different how sustainable energy can be produced and how it impacts society and the economy. In addition to the sustainability seminar, all students participate in a group sustainability project. In 2009, the two sustainability projects were: preparing a white paper on a solar parking lot and interacting with the public in a Science Café on sustainability.

In addition to these activities, three field trips are taken to sites relevant to sustainable energy. In previous years, field trips were taken to the Land Institute near Salina, KS, where sustainable agriculture is researched; the Meridian Way Wind Farm near Concordia, KS, two local companies that develop and commercialize new technologies (the Advanced Manufacturing Institute and Nanoscale Corporation, Inc.); a nuclear reactor; and the Jeffries Energy Center.

Numerous social activities are also incorporated in the sustainable energy REU. Participants meet once a week to have lunch and discuss topics related to sustainability. Participants also were invited to an opening picnic, a hike on the Konza Prairie, to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, KS, and the Cosmosphere air and space museum in Hutchinson, KS.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from motivated undergraduate students studying science or engineering to take part in a ten-week research experience at Kansas State University in the area of sustainable energy. This research is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Support: Participating students will receive a stipend in the amount of $5,000 for the ten-week period, $2,500 for food and lodging expenses, and the cost for two credit hours will be covered. Funds will be available for REU students to travel to conferences to present their REU research.

Application:; the completed application should include

  • The completed application form
  • An essay of up to two pages outlining the student's general interest in sustainability, research interests, and professional goals
  • An academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Preference will be given to applications that are received by February

Contact Information: Any questions about the REU can be addressed to any of the program co-directors: Keith Hohn, Placidus Amama, or Larry Erickson at

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program-Kansas State University

Duration: The 9-week program begins at the end of May and concludes at the end of July. To be eligible to participate, applicants must be available for the entire time period of the program.

Details: 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.

Eligibility: First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, females in STEM disciplines, and other under-represented groups are invited to apply for the KSU SUROP. Applicants must be American citizens. Applicants should have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, be majoring in a field listed above 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.

Support: Stipend and Financial Support - The KSU Graduate School provides participants with a stipend of $4,500 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.

Application Completed applications should have:

  • Submit a completed SUROP application form (Word) (PDF).
  • Submit a brief statement of purpose that includes academic and career goals, research interests, and a reason for desire to participate in SUROP. It is also beneficial to identify K-State faculty with whom you would be interested in working and explain why you would like to work with them.
  • Submit a current official transcript of your undergraduate work, including grades for Fall 2016. 
  • Have two faculty members at your home institution submit letters of recommendation and/or complete the SUROP recommendation form. The form and recommendation letter can be faxed to 785-532-2983 or sent as an email attachment to
  • These materials should be submitted as PDF files saved with your last name as the file name. 
  • Send application materials to:

The Graduate School - SUROP
Kansas State University
103 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1103
*To avoid a delay in application processing, please be sure to include SUROP in the address when sending any materials.*

Early applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. Completed applications must be received no later than February 1.

Contact Information:

The Graduate School - SUROP
Kansas State University
103 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1103
phone: 785-532-6191
toll-free: 1-800-651-1816


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August) 

Details: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one to two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.

Eligibility: Students must have completed one year of college and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of NanoBioTechnology or Stanley Summer Scholars divisions; students must have completed two years of college and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health division of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

Support: All participants will receive a minimum stipend of ~$3000 and housing is provided near our undergraduate campus; the University has a shuttle service that provides convenient transportation between the medical school and the undergraduate campus.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


We ask that students complete the application describing relevant course work, research experience and future plans regarding a career in science.  We require two letters of recommendation and official transcripts.

Contact: Ms. Catherine L. Will,

National Institute of Health (NIH) Summer Internship

Duration: Flexible – Start anytime from May to July

Details: 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.

Eligibility: All applicants to the NIH summer internship must be: a US citizen or permanent resident, 16 years old or older, enrolled at least half-time in high school or college, will enroll at least half-time in high school or college in the fall.

Support: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH.

Application: The application for the NIH summer internship can be found at and should include:

  • CV/Resume
  • List of coursework and grades
  • Cover letter (research interests and career goals)
  • Names and contact information of two references

Only applications received before March 1 shall be considered.

Contact: Pat Sokolove,

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Johns Hopkins

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August)

Details:  The JHU BioREU is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site, funded by the National Science Foundation.  The 10-week summer program is designed to provide an intensive, mentored research experience for undergraduates, especially those attending institutions with limited research opportunities. The focus of our REU program is VISUALIZATION OF MACROMOLECULES IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. Many of the projects pursued by REU participants will employ imaging and structural techniques to study important biological systems and phenomena. Faculty mentors are drawn from the CMDB program faculty. Many of the projects pursued by REU participants will employ imaging and structural techniques to study important biological systems and phenomena.

Eligibility: The JHU BioREU program is open to US citizens and permanent residents.  To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university.  We especially encourage rising sophomores, students at community colleges or other institutions that have limited research opportunities, and "non-traditional" students (first generation college attendees, veterans, older students) to apply.  Among the items required for application are an essay, a copy of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

Contact: Program Coordinator D’Arcy Placilla,


Amgen Scholars Program- MIT  

Duration:  8 weeks (mid June to mid August)

Details: Now entering its eleventh year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research in MIT laboratories. This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology. Students indicating a strong desire to engage in research collaborations within these areas will be selected from colleges and universities from around the US, as well as the MIT undergraduate population. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a participant in the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program for a ninth year. UROP is MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers.  

All students will live on-campus in one of our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar series, workshops, poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA (travel, room and board are covered).

Eligibility: During the summer 2015 program, MIT hosted 15 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT’s foremost faculty and leading researchers. In addition to the visiting scholars, ten MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past eight summers, over 200 students have conducted research through this program.

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).
U.S. program applicants must also have:
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

Support: While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, students will be paid a stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be covered by your appointment.

Amgen-UROP Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine-week period will earn $4,418, at an hourly wage of $12.55. In addition, a $800 meal allowance and on-campus housing is provided to all Scholars. Travel to and from MIT for the beginning and end of the Program is covered for visiting (non-MIT) students.
Deadline: February 

Contact: To learn more about the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program and how to apply. For more information, please contact MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program staff at (617) 253-7306 or by email.

Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program - Harvard University (Harvard Medical School)

Duration:  10 weeks (late May to early August) 

Details: SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences.  SHURP presently has 475 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 33 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.

Eligibility: To be eligible for SHURP, applicants must be currently-enrolled undergraduates who: will not have completed their BA/BS degree by June 2017, are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research laboratory, have taken at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (due to requirements of our federal funding).

Support: The Division will provide housing at the medical school dormitory, travel to and from the program, a stipend (varies but is usually $420/week for 10 weeks) and health insurance if it is needed.

Application: The application form, CV, and statement of purpose can be uploaded at the Leadership Alliance website (apply for the SHURP). In addition to the online materials, two letters of recommendation and an official university transcript must be mailed to

Ms. KeyAnna Schmiedl, Division of Medical Sciences
TMEC Room 432, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 

Applications must be postmarked by February 1.

For more information, go to

Four Directions Summer Research Programs - Harvard University (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)

Duration: 8 weeks (early June to early August) 

Application deadline: February

Details: The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The FDSRP is in its 23rd year, and has brought over 150 students to Boston during this time. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisors. Please see the About pages for more information.

Eligibility: This does not require the highest grades (we do not request transcripts) or the most extensive research background (previous research experience is not required). We do require the following: minimum 1 year of undergraduate studies in a 4-year undergraduate degree program prior to start of program (June), demonstrated interest in careers in medicine, public health, or biomedical sciences, at least 1 introductory science course (can include biology or chemistry), NOT taking the August MCAT (the time constraints of the program do not allow adequate time for studying for this important exam), can provide proof of health insurance coverage.

Support: Students will be housed in Vanderbilt Hall, a Harvard Medical School Dormitory, and will receive a stipend to cover meals and living expenses. Travel reimbursement will also be given to participants living outside the greater Boston area.

Application: All applicants are asked to fill out the application form and submit two letters of recommendation. All applications and supplementary materials are due by February 6, 2017. For more information, go to

ContactFOURDIRECTIONS@PARTNERS.ORG, or call (617) 525-8356

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Duration: 11 weeks (late May to early August) 

Details: The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an 11-week research program that allows students to participate in on-going research at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Projects focus on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global warming, hurricanes, forest harvesting, and invasive organisms. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific studies center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, aquatic ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. Students work with mentors from Harvard and collaborating institutions. Responsibilities may include field sampling, laboratory studies, data-analysis and scientific writing. In addition, students attend seminars given by nationally known scientists and workshops on career and graduate school preparation. At the end of the summer, students develop their research results, prepare an abstract, and present their findings at a student research symposium. The program provides room, board, and a competitive stipend.

Eligibility: The Harvard Forest Summer Program is open to undergraduates or recently graduated students from all institutions. Significant past experience in ecological research is NOT required - only an enthusiasm to learn. Some projects might require students to have completed coursework in ecology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or statistics. Must positions are for US Citizens or Resident Aliens.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $5775 paid in weekly installments, furnished housing, a full meal plan, and transportation to and from the Forest to either the student's school or living address (whichever is closer).

Application: Every participant in the Harvard Forest Research Program must provide two letters of recommendation, a resume, an essay outlining your career objectives, your science background (including courses, employment, and/or experiences), your expectations for a successful summer experience, and your educational and career objectives, and a ranked list of up to four projects. Applications and supplementary materials are due in February. Late applications will not be considered. 

For more information, go to and see their brochure here 

Deadline: First Friday in February


Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP)

Duration: 10 weeks (early June to mid-August) 

Details​: HIP provides an opportunity for Harvard and non-Harvard undergraduates to gain direct experience in stem cell research while working in a Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) laboratory under the supervision of an experienced researcher. Interns participate in a stem cell seminar series and a career pathways presentation, and present their summer research findings in the HIP Symposium. Candidates must express a strong interest in stem cell biology, but not necessarily have previous lab experience. Approximately 35 students are selected for 10-week internships; longer engagements may be arranged by mutual agreement.

Eligibility: This is an UNDERGRADUATE internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who express a strong interest in stem cell biology. Applicants may be from Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally.

Previous research experience in a biological laboratory is highly desirable, but not required.

Applications will not be considered from those who will receive their baccalaureate degrees by December 2017, or are currently in high school or graduate/medical school. Exceptions are made for international students in six-or-seven-year ‘medical programs.’ Students who have previously participated in the HSCI summer internship program are also ineligible to reapply to the program.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $4500. It is intended to cover housing and transportation costs for the student. Housing is provided by Harvard at the student's expense.

Application: The application for HIP is available here. In addition to the application form, applicants are expected to provide two letters of recommendation, a transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted), and a personal statement. Applications are due inJanuary. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, go to

Contact: Maureen Herrmann, Program and Administrative Manager,

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) - Harvard Medical School

Duration:  10 weeks (early June to mid-August) 

Application Deadline: December

Details: The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a new 10-week mentored summer research program designed to enrich the understanding of undergraduate students--especially those from underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged groups-- in clinical and/or translational research. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners. Program participants are provided with housing, a stipend, and financial assistance of up to $400 toward travel expenses. 

Eligibility: Eligible participants are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, particularly those attending Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) NIH-funded institutions, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or Tribal Colleges with baccalaureate degree programs, and/or alumni of the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and/or the Biomedical Science Careers Program. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.

Application: Contact Rachel Milliron, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email to receive a copy of the application.

More information can be found online.

Contact: Rachel Milliron, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email

Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health - Harvard University

Duration: 8 weeks (mid-June to early August)

Details: The program goal is to expose college science students (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall=) to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. The overall mission of our program is to recruit qualified students for graduate-level training leading to research careers in the biological sciences. Interns apply state-of-the art technology in their own research projects under the direction of a Harvard faculty member. Research projects focus on biological science questions that are important to the prevention of disease. Disease areas include infections (tuberculosis, malaria, Chagas disease), cancer, lung diseases, multifactorial, multigenic and common diseases of aging, diabetes, obesity, etc.  Scientific approaches include regulation of cell growth and gene regulation, cellular metabolism, DNA modification, cellular signaling, structure-function analyses, etc.

Visit the Biological Sciences in Public Health faculty listing for more detailed information about program faculty and their research. Note that an interest in a particular faculty member does NOT guarantee placement in his/her lab.

Eligibility: To qualify for this Harvard School of Public Health sponsored program, applicants must meet the criteria below:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. (proof of permanent residency must be provided);
  • Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research, which includes: first generation college students (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree); students from an economically disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (requires additional supportive documentation); students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented, such as: blacks or African-Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders;
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Applicants must have a basic science background and have taken several classes beyond intro level courses;
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public health, specifically laboratory research.

Individuals already accepted into a graduate program are ineligible to apply.

Support: All participants will receive a stipend of $3600, a travel allowance of up to $500, and free university housing. 

Application: The application takes place in two parts. The first, the online application, can be found here. The supplementary materials - a resume/CV, official transcripts (must be sent by the Office of the Registrar), two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement - can be emailed to or sent as a hard copy to

Tom Brazda
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave; SPH2-119
Boston, MA 02115

Deadline: February 

For more information, go to

Summer Research Opportunities - Harvard University

Duration: 10 weeks (June to August) 

Deadline: Late January

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) is offered for currently enrolled undergraduates who are considering Ph.D. careers in the humanities, social sciences, and life/physical sciences and who have already had at least one upper-level course in their field of study. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. This 8-week program will be held in conjunction with the Harvard MCO, Systems Biology, and Summer School Programs, in partnership with the Harvard University's Senior Vice Provost Office for Faculty Development & Diversity (FD&D) and the Leadership Alliance Consortium. SROH interns are placed in faculty labs in Cambridge spanning fields in the life and physical sciences, and their activities include weekly faculty lectures from departments in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS), weekly group meeting discussions of student research projects, and joint field trips with other Harvard summer programs. Students in the program will live in Harvard Summer School housing. The program will provide all research and course-related expenses, room and board, travel to and from the program, as well as a stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must: be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD, have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program, and be a US citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application.

The Leadership Alliance programs encourage diversity to further its goal of preparing young scholars from underrepresented and underserved populations for graduate training and are not exclusionary on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Support:Students in the Program will live in Harvard-affiliated housing. The program will provide all research and course-related expenses, room and board, travel to and from the program and a stipend of $3,000. Students are required to participate for the full period of the Program.

Application: The application form, along with two letters of recommendation, resume, and statement of purpose, can be submitted here. The program also requires an official transcript. 

Questions? Consult the application instructions.

Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Duration:9 weeks (early June to early August)

Details: The goal of the SRTP program is to provide underrepresented minority students with an eight week overview of opportunities available in biomedical research and clinical medicine. Students are assigned to MGH laboratories or clinical sites where they undertake original research projects and prepare oral or written presentations of their work under the mentorship of an MGH investigator. The program is open to underrepresented minority students who have completed at least three years of college and/or first and second year medical students; no prior research experience is necessary.

Eligibility: SRTP seeks students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and meet the following criteria:

  • Member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan-Hawaiian Native, Hispanic or Native American)*
  • US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
  • Undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student (exceptions are possible for sophomores with advanced laboratory experience)
  • No prior research experience is necessary

*Underrepresented in medicine (URM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institute of Health to be underrepresented in biomedical research; these include Latino/ Hispanic, African-American/Black, Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives.

Support: A living stipend of $ 4,000.00 for food and other necessities is provided along with housing costs (lodging arrangements provided near the hospital).

Application: For information on application requirements and application links, go to

Deadline: January 17, 2020


Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program - Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)

Duration:  9 weeks (early June to early August)

Application Deadline: January

Details: The STARS internship provides underrepresented minority (URM) medical and undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and translational research projects during an 8-week summer program at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)--with the goal of encouraging scholars to pursue advanced medical and graduate-level science training. The focus of internship activity is participation in a research project under the supervision of a medical school faculty mentor. Additional activities include "Research 101" education and training sessions, social networking opportunities, weekly roundtables with BWH Faculty and the Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers, and community health center/clinic shadowing.

Eligibility: The BWH STARS Program seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and meet the following criteria: member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, or Native American), US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa, undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student who can provide proof of health insurance coverage.

Support: Transportation to and from Boston, housing, and stipend for living expenses are provided.

Application: The primary application form can be completed and submitted online. Supplementary materials - official transcript and two letters of recommendation - can be submitted via the following methods: 

Fax: (617) 264-5110 (Transcripts may not be faxed)

Email: (Official E-Transcripts ONLY. Letters of Recommendation may be emailed ONLY by the letter writer)

Physical Address:
Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers, CFDD
1620 Tremont Street, 3-014
Boston, MA 02120

For more information, go to

Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology - Harvard Medical School

Duration: 10 weeks (early June to mid-August) 

Details: The Immunology Graduate Program at Harvard Medical School offers a 10-week Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology. This internship program provides participants with a combination of weekly lectures and laboratory work with faculty from the Immunology Graduate Program and includes extensive interactions with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The intent of this initiative is to provide undergraduate students with an exposure to current topics in immunology. At the end of the summer, students will present their research at a poster session for their peers and the students and faculty of the Immunology Graduate Program.

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US, with at least one year of undergraduate study remaining. (Participants from colleges in which the topic is not taught or presented in depth are especially welcome, and individuals from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who are in their sophomore or junior year.)

Support: The program is unable to provide assistance with housing or travel to/from Boston.

Application: Potential applicants can apply online. Official transcripts can be sent to:

Megan Eruzione
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Graduate Program in Immunology
Jeffrey Modell Immunology Center, Room 100D
Boston, MA 02115

Deadline: January 

For more information, go to 


The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan

Duration: 12 weeks (late May to mid-August) 

Details: The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology or of the University of Michigan Medical School. The selected laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms including sleep, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, and many aspects of cardiovascular disease.

There will be a lecture series, a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, and opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

Eligibility: Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.
In general:

1) Biological science students will join our traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF):

2) Students from quantitative science majors (e.g. engineering, math, computer science) will join our Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology:

3) Underrepresented groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will join out Summer Undergraduate Research In Physiology (SURP) program:

Support: Varies

Application: Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website:

Deadline: February 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student program administrator, Ms. Michele Boggs, at

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program

The program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research.  Any student currently enrolled at any degree granting university or college is eligible to apply for this opportunity, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.
Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.
The stipend will be $4,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending around the first week of August. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer. 
More information about the program as well as a link to the electronic application can be found here:
The application for the Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program opens inDecember 1 and the deadline for submission is in late January 31


Daniel Michele, PhD
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Frederik and Lena Meijer Student Internship Program at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI)

Duration: The program has two 10-week sessions:

  • Session I: Late May to late July
  • Session II: Mid-June to mid-August

Details: The student internship program is designed to provide undergraduate college students opportunities to be mentored by professionals in their chosen research field, to become familiar with the use of state-of-the-art scientific equipment and technology, and to learn valuable interpersonal and presentation skills. The goal of this program is to expose aspiring researchers and clinicians to exciting advances in biomedical sciences that will help define their career paths.

Student interns will be paired with a scientific investigator and/or their designee for an intense 10-week research experience. Students will gain an understanding of the latest research methods, instruments and testing procedures. They will learn how to design experiments and see how their test results can contribute to a larger research project. At the end of the internship program, students will give an oral presentation or poster presentation about their experience to the research staff.


For the summer internship program, undergraduate college students must have completed at least one year of higher education (equivalent to 24 credit hours) by May, be enrolled in a science-related degree program, and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Students who have graduated before the start date of the summer internship program, or are currently enrolled in a Master’s program are not eligible.

International students are eligible to apply if they meet the requirements for the program and are legally permitted to work and earn income in the United States. The Institute typically will not sponsor visas for summer-only employment.

Support: Student pay varies on the number of credit hours the student has taken, from $9.50 - $11.50 per hour. Local universities may have housing available, but it is the participant's responsibility to secure travel and housing.

Application: The application form requires a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript and can be completed online. In addition to the online form, two letters of recommendation must be sent by the author to

Summer Internship Program
Van Andel Institute Graduate School
333 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2518 

Deadline: Early February 

For more information, go to

Medical Scientist Training Program - UM-SMART Undergraduate Summer Research Program - University of Michigan

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August)

Details: The University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is accepting applications for its UM-SMART Program. The program will provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates to participate in a ten-week summer research-focused program in the University of Michigan Medical School. The MSTP is an NIH-funded combined M.D./Ph.D. training program; it takes students approximates 8 years to earn the two degrees. MSTP graduates typically establish careers in academic medicine focused on basic research relevant to human diseases. Clinical medicine generally is a small component of the M.D./Ph.D. career and serves primarily to inform and enhance the research. The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August. 

For undergraduates potentially interested in the above career path, the UM-SMART summer program provides biomedical research experience and exposure to clinical medicine. This may help you decide if this is the right career for you and could enhance your competitiveness when applying to M.D./Ph.D. programs.

Support: A stipend of $4,400 and university housing will be provided. The program will cover transportation costs to and from Ann Arbor up to $200. Students are responsible for providing their own meals.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the UM-SMART Program, an applicant must:

  • Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences
  • OR have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances
  • OR have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Be a current undergraduate (excluding those applying to Med/Grad School)
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed a science course with laboratory
  • Students must be able to show proof of their own health insurance coverage
  • Maintain a 3.2 grade point average

Application: Applicants are expected to fill out the application form and include two academic referees (one of which must be a research mentor or laboratory course instructor) must directly submit a letter of recommendation to the below address.

Deadline: Late January

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Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August) 

Details: The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program that begins in late May and will conclude in early August. Up to six awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate
in career development workshops.  Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams  will include graduate students, post docs, research  scientists, and  current DO-PhD students.

Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University.  The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks.

All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to  make a poster presentation at Mid-SURE (Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences) sponsored by Michigan State University and  to their fellow SUPER  participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program. 

Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; 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.

 •         Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2 weeks per physician.
 •         Students will  attend a program on (1) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school  and  MSU graduate programs (2)  information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application  (3) how to succeed in medical school or graduate  school.    Students will also attend weekly research seminars.
 •         A "Certificate of Merit" will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.

Support:  Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience.  Accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area. In order to participate in the clinical portion of the program (shadowing in physicians’ clinics) students are required to have their own vehicle for transportation off campus.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation.
Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Application: Selection of students is based on the completed application that asks for a description of academic interests, career goals, and research experiences. Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with research faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation ( from faculty and/or from an advisor) and an unofficial transcript from the student's undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent to J. Justin McCormick, Director -

Deadline: Late March (Students will be notified of final decisions by mid April)


Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research in Nephrology and Urology (nuSURF) Program

The Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research in Nephrology and Urology (nuSURF) Program is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Mayo is one of only five sites in the US to receive this funding.

The nuSURF funding mechanism offers the opportunity for faculty with privileges in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to sponsor or co-sponsor a student for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in their labs. The nuSURF opportunity is available to investigators in Jacksonville and Rochester, and a total of 24 student positions will be supported for 2017. Faculty who receive support from the nuSURF program will be able to select the student of their choice from the cohort of SURF applicants.

As in previous years, funding support is made possible by the NIDDK grant supporting the nuSURF program (R25-DK101405), as well as the Mayo Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease Center (MTPC) and the Mayo O’Brien Urology Research Center.

According to several national reports and NIDDK, the number of trainees in Nephrology and Urology is going down or stagnating, so this grant is a wonderful tool for educating the community and encouraging more students to consider these specific areas for research.

The nuSURF program will provide $6,000 to Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to cover the stipend of the student selected. If the student was supported during a previous summer, the faculty member may apply for this grant to support a second summer (2017), but he/she must justify how the extended experience will expand the student’s knowledge and experience in Nephrology or Urology.

At the end of the summer, the NIDDK is hosting a required Summer Undergraduate Symposium for nuSURF students, so that they may interact with NIDDK investigators, as well as undergraduates supported at the other four sites. This year, the NIDDK Summer Symposium will take place on the NIH campus. Thus, if a nuSURF student is the first and presenting author at a national meeting, there is up to $750 which can be used for their travel and expenses.

Faculty (from ALL Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences tracks) interested in support from the nuSURF program, should refer to the Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research in Nephrology and Urology webpage for application form and instructions. Completed applications should be submitted via email to Michael F. Romero, Ph.D.  The deadline for application submissions for is late January.

The nuSURF program will review all Nephrology (kidney) and Urology (ureter, bladder, and urogenital) tract-related applications in January.  Faculty members who are chosen to receive awards will be notified and will be able to select from SURF applications, as soon as they are available (early February). Everyone is welcome to submit an application. Investigators should not be deterred if they received a prior award for a SURF student through the Polycystic Kidney Disease or O’Brien Urology Research Centers.

For further information or questions, please contact Michael F. Romero, Ph.D. 


Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) - Washington University Medical School

Duration: 8 weeks (early June to late July) 

Details: The Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) is an opportunity at Washington University-School of Medicine offered to current full-time college Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors and rising high school seniors. Under the direction of two WU clinician-researchers, Jay Piccirillo, MD and Vicky Fraser, MD, ASPIRE has been created with the purpose of introducing research to young investigators and to further their existing interest in clinical research. The Program includes didactic sessions, seminars and mentored research experience during the eight-week scenario.

Selected participants work alongside experienced researchers. Opportunities range from clinical to community-based research. Students participate in lab meetings to gain insight into the infrastructure of the research operation and to witness the collaborative process of sharing techniques, new endeavors, and successful investigative outcomes.

Eligibility: Full-time college undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, or rising high school seniors. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Eligible applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551) or other legal verification of admission for permanent residence. Non-citizen nationals are persons born in lands that are not States but are under U.S. sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration (e.g., American Samoa).

Application: The application is available online from early Decembe until early March. Completed applications must include the application form, current transcript, one recommendation letter and a personal statement.

Contact: Please visit the ASPIRE website or email with any questions.

Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program - Saint Louis University

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August)

Details: The Program is meant to promote the research opportunities available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University (SLU) among undergraduate students interested in pursuing Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. training in areas relevant to biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology.

Participating students will be matched according to their interests with faculty sponsors after meeting them during an orientation day at SLU in March, become familiar with the selected area of research prior to starting their summer research, and spend 10 summer weeks working full-time as part of their sponsor’s research team.

The research experience will be supplemented by an informal seminar series in which summer students will learn about the research interests and career paths of current students and faculty in the department. Students will give an oral presentation at the end of the program.

Eligibility: Participants in the Doisy Summer Research Program must be full-time undergraduates who are eligible to work in the US, have completed at least two years of college, and have an interest in science as documented by college transcripts, an essay/personal statement, and recommendation letters from at least two professors.

No previous research experience is required, but students must be familiar with basic laboratory techniques and literature reading, which are typically provided by undergraduate courses such as quantitative analysis, cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry/chemistry.

Support: Each student accepted for the Doisy Summer Research Program will receive a stipend of $6,200 for the duration of the program, to cover the cost of housing, meals, and transportation. The housing options will be prearranged at the time of orientation in March. All students are expected to have no other work arrangements for the duration of the Program.

Application: Applications should be submitted online at: Doisy Summer Research Application.

The deadline for applications is late January. Students should arrange for recommendations from two different Professors or Mentors, which will need to be be submitted online by late January. Students will enter their recommender information during the online application process. The Program Director will contact recommenders via email with a link to the recommendation form.

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Contact: Dorota Skowyra, Ph.D. Phone: 314-977-9280

Stowers Summer Scholars

Duration: The program requires a full-time eight-week commitment from early June to late July

Details: The mission of the Stowers Summer Scholars Program is to provide an invaluable laboratory experience for those serious science students who are interested in learning more about graduate school and a future in academic research.

Stowers scholars have opportunities to interact and collaborate with other members of their laboratory and the Stowers community as a whole. In this way, Stowers scholars experience not only the intellectual but also the collaborative spirit of research. In addition, Stowers scholars have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest techniques in laboratories and supporting core centers, which are equipped with the most advanced technology.

Research focuses on chromatin and regulation of gene expression; chromosome structure and cell division; computational biology, modeling and technology; developmental genetics and cell biology; developmental neuroscience; and stem cells and regeneration.

Eligibility: To be considered for the program, candidates should have completed one year of undergraduate studies with at least a 3.0 GPA (for international applicants, see our FAQs section). They should be enrolled in or just graduated from a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.  Applicants who have begun a Ph.D. program or will begin a Ph.D. program in Fall 2017 are not eligible. Previous Scholars are not eligible. All Scholars must be 18 years of age or older prior to their start date.

Support: Each Stowers scholar from the U.S. receives a $4,000 stipend and, if requested, is provided accommodations near campus. Travel to and from Kansas City is provided at the beginning and end of the program to non-Kansas City residents.

The Stowers Institute assists international students with their visa application.

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research boasts a beautiful campus, a cafeteria, gym facilities, and an espresso bar. Amongst other things, Kansas City is well known for its barbecue, an expansive farmer’s market, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, which is within walking distance from the Institute.

Application: Application materials are due early Feburary for theStowers Summer Scholars Program. All applicants must apply online. 

The following is necessary to complete an application to the program:

  1. Application Form
  2. A minimum of two letters of recommendation from advisors, including class professors and/or research supervisors (sent directly from the advisors, not through applicants)
  3. An official transcript

For more information, please visit


Ana Pedraza
Stowers Summer Scholars Program Coordinator


Summers at Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana, USA - Get Out Here!

Immersive field ecology experiences in Western Montana

Since 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana; 2017 is going to be the best summer yet! Students are already registering online at

We have nine great courses on offer in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from “sophomores-to-be” (Field Ecology) to upperclassmen to early grad students. Here are some relevant pieces of info:

  • many scholarships are available
  • early registration discount (Deadline: mid-January)
  • "buddy program" discount for students who sign up together
  • small classes with great faculty
  • immersive learning featuring field methods as well as interactions with natural resource professionals
  • credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities

Students who have completed a first-year college curriculum involving biology, some chemistry, and some math are eligible for our 5-credit Field Ecology class after which they can take subsequent courses that summer.  In any case, students can enroll with permission of instructor so they should contact us if they have questions.  For more summer session details, see the website at



University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program

Duration: 10 weeks (early June to mid-August) 

Details:  UNL's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities.

Summer research programs include:

  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Mobile Security
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
  • Optics and Laser Physics
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
  • Virology

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

Eligibility: Participation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:

1. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

2. Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.)

Preference will be given to students based on these criteria:

  1. Completion of advanced coursework related to the research area
  2. Junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework
  3. Applications are especially encouraged from students in these groups:
  4. Historically underrepresented in graduate education, including students with disabilities
  5. Currently attending academic institutions where research programs are limited

Deadline: early March 

Application: Apply online here:

For more information, visit


REU Program in Microbiology - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Duration: 10 week program

Details: Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a 10-week summer research program in environmental microbiology. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. 

Eligibility: Undergraduates from institutions where research opportunities in STEM disciplines are limited, including two-year colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

Support: $5,000 plus housing and travel support


Kurt M. Regner, Ph.D.
School of Life Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004

Phone: 702-895-1071


New Mexico

Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN)

The UPN summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center seeks to cultivate student interest in research while helping them develop the skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. During the ten-week summer program, UPN students conduct full-time research, mentored by their lab Principal Investigator (PI) and team of postdocs, technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. In addition, students participate in weekly seminars and team-building activities focused on professional development and networking.

This year our program will run from late May through early August and requires a full time commitment from our students, who work on average of 40 hours per week. UPN students receive an academic fellowship (stipend) of up to $5000 for the summer.

The goals of our program are to provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to:

  • Conduct research in one of the following areas for 10 weeks at a nationally recognized Health Sciences Center
    • Brain & Behavioral Neurosciences
    • Cancer Biology
    • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease
    • Community Based/Health Disparities
    • Environmental Toxicology & Pharmacology
    • Infectious Disease & Immunity
  • Build credentials for graduate, medical or other professional training.
  • Improve writing, presentation and interview skills
  • Assist in the design, collection, processing & analysis of scientific data.
  • Learn cutting-edge research techniques and use state-of-the-art technology.
  • Present their research to the New Mexico scientific community.
  • Receive a summer stipend of up to $5000.
  • “Experience so many interesting things” while having “a wonderful time” and a “great summer,” according to past participants.
  • Our program information and application can be found at the links listed below:
    UPN Program Info:
    UPN 2017 Application:

If you have any questions regarding the UPN program, please feel free to email or call Elaine E. Manzanilla, Education Specialist, Biomedical Research Education Programs, The University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, (505) 272-4087.

New York

Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) New Hyde Park, NY

Duration: 6-10 weeks depending on chosen program

Details: CCMC’s summer research internship program originated in 2010, and has grown steadily over the years based on the extraordinary feedback from past interns and the equally positive experience that clinical faculty have experienced while working with such bright, highly talented and motivated students. Clinical research internship positions are now available in 6 different pediatric divisions – providing students with a range of options in terms of minimum time commitment, clinical focus, and ambulatory vs. in-patient setting.

The attached PDF provides information about the summer internship program in each of these 6 clinical areas:

· Hospital Medicine

· Infectious Disease

· Nephrology

· Pulmonary

· Allergy & Immunology

· Quality & Safety

Students who are interested in collaborating on one or more clinical research projects – with opportunities for co-authorship on abstracts and papers – may apply for an internship position in any or all of the 6 sub-specialty areas. There is a “common application” for each internship program, though the internship programs do vary in terms of which additional supporting materials are requested.

Application: Apply here.

Deadline: The application deadline for all of the internships is early March; however, students are strongly encouraged to apply early. Students will be notified in late March of their application status.

2017 Precision Medicine Research Fellowships at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

The Precision Medicine Research Fellowships are competitive awards given annually to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame that enable them to spend eight weeks in summer residence conducting laboratory and clinical research at the prestigious Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR) in Manhasset, New York. The Institute, which is part of the 21-hospital Northwell Health system, recruits more than 15,000 patients each year into over 2,100 studies. These fellowships afford Notre Dame students a rare opportunity to experience hands-on biomedical research in a world-class setting.

It is anticipated that four summer fellowships will be awarded this year – to two undergraduate and two graduate students. The fellowships are concurrent with FIMR’s existing visiting scholars program, which takes place from approximately June 1 to July 31 each year. The online application opens in mid-January, and must be completed by late February. Undergraduate Students: Each undergraduate student receives a total stipend of $5,600 ($700/week for eight weeks) to cover daily living expenses. Graduate Students: Awards to graduate students are treated as paid internships and equal the current summer stipend rate for graduate students or $5,600 for the eight week period, whichever is greater. For all students, the cost of transportation to and from FIMR and their home or campus is covered (within reason and subject to approval). In addition, the Feinstein Institute provides apartment housing on the institute’s campus, which is a 30-minute train ride from New York City, at no cost to our Precision Medicine Fellows. To learn more about the fellowships and their requirements, watch a video about this fellowship experience, and access the online application, please visit: the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics website.

Translational Ecology: Independent Research in Ecology for Undergraduates

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York

Duration: 7 weeks (mid-May to mid-August)

Details: Ten undergraduate students will join the Cary Institute research community to:


· Be a part of an exciting research community, working closely with leading ecologists

· Design and complete a research project using state-of-the-art facilities

· Exchange ideas with a diverse group of students and scientists

· Learn how to translate ecology for policy, management and the public

· Publish results in our online Cary Institute Undergraduate Research Report

· Explore how ecological research impacts society


The program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.


Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.


Support: $6,300 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free housing in Bacon Flats Lodge. Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well.


Application: See our website at: *Online application only*


Deadline: Early February

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for Pre-MD/PhD Students

Duration:  10 weeks (early June to early August) 

Details: The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is highlighted by the NIH as one of the top ten summer programs for underrepresented and disadvantaged students.

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, all located across the street from each other on the Upper East Side of New York City.
  • 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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family, friends and colleagues.
  • Have on going mentorship by your "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student) as well as weekly meetings with the Program's leadership.

Eligibility: At the request of several advisors, the eligibility requirements for the program include:

  • Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;
  • Underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged backgrounds or have a disability;
  • US Citizens/Permanent Residents;
  • Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.

Support: 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.

Application: Fill out the online application here.

Deadline: Early February

NYU​ Materials Research ​Science ​and Engineering Center (MRSEC) REU

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August) 

Details: NYU​ Materials Research ​Science ​and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering a 10 week REU program. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science​, Pre-Med​ and all Engineering Majors

Support: Stipend- $5,000; Travel- up to $300

Application: Apply at:

Deadline: Late February

Contact Information:

Wesley Francillon, PhD

Department of Chemistry

Program Administrator – NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Office: 212-998-3719


The Plant Genome Research Program REU internship at BTI

Duration: 10 weeks (early June to mid-July) 

Details: The Boyce Thompson Institute, located at Cornell University, is now accepting applications for internships in Plant Genome Research and Bioinformatics. Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of the next big breakthrough. Now in its 15th year, the Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internship offers an incredible opportunity to work side-by-side with experts in the fields of Biology/Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics and Development, Plant Sciences, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. Over 80% of our intern alumni enter graduate programs in STEM fields. Apply now to gain invaluable confidence and hone your skills in the lab, while learning from an international community of scientists, who are passionate about protecting the environment, enhancing human health, and improving agriculture around the world.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents only | Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a college/university and at least 18 years of age, at the time of the internship | High school interns are funded by local supporters, and therefore the high school program is limited to local applicants only (within a daily commute of BTI), and are not eligible for housing, travel, or meal allowances.

Support: Selected undergraduate applicants will receive housing, travel, meals, and up to a $5,250 stipend over 10 weeks. High school students will receive a $2,400 stipend over six weeks. 

Deadline: Early February

ACCESS Summer Research Program - Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Duration: The ACCESS Program will take place for ten weeks during the summer, with dates being determined upon admission.

Details: The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.

In addition to the laboratory experience, students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.

Eligibility: The Access Summer Research Program is open to underserved students who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college. Applicants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Participants must have medical insurance for the duration of the program.

Support: Each student receives a generous stipend of $3,000 and up to $300 for travel expenses. On-campus housing is provided free of charge to those who are not from the New York City area.

Application: The ACCESS Program application form can be found here. In addition to the form, the program requires an official transcript, a letter of recommendation, and proof of US citizenship. The application must be received by early February, at: 

Francoise Freyre, M.A.
Assistant Dean
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Phone: 212-746-6565 

For more information, go to

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Duration: 10 consecutive weeks, starting in early June

Details: Our ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which begins on the first Monday in June, is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Applicants must have research experience.

The SURP mentors are drawn from departments and research programs of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These include the Sloan-Kettering Institute’s eight research programs – Cancer Biology and Genetics, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry, and Structural Biology – as well as the hospital's departments of Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Surgery, and the hospital-based Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program.

Eligibility: We invite domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Students interested in applying can complete and submit our online application.

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.

​Support: Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing. Housing accommodations are available in proximity to the school for the duration of the summer program. All students deliver research presentations at a poster session at the end of the program, and four exceptional students will be named “Rubin and Sarah Shaps Scholars" at the end of the program.

Application: In addition to the application form and admissions essay, students should submit an official transcript from their college. Transcripts can be e-mailed to or mailed to:

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Box 441
New York, NY 10065

Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted via our online submission system. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the student's academic progress and credentials. Students with research experience must submit letters from their research mentors/advisors.

All materials must be received by early February. Decisions will be sent out from early to mid-March. For more information, go to


Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

Duration: 7 weeks (mid-June to early August)

Details: The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, exposing the students to basic science concepts that are relevant to a more specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in these physicians' daily work plus views of the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Rounds in the hospital with advanced year students provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. Students in the summer program receive counseling on financial planning for medical school and how to examine the financial aid package.

The Traveler's Summer Research Fellowship Program is directed by Dr. Carlyle H. Miller, who is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Equal Opportunity Programs. Dr. Miller has been a member of the Medical College faculty since 1980 and is an active member of the Admissions Committee.

Eligibility: Students must be at least in their junior year to be eligible to apply for this program. All parts of the application do not have to be submitted at once.

Support: Students receive a $140-a-week cost-of-living allowance and are housed rent-free in the dormitory for medical students, but are required to pay for their meals and other living expenses. Travel expenses are paid for students that live some distance from New York.

Application: Submit a resume that will include your permanent and current mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail address. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident visa status. Further requirements can be found on the website. Mail all application materials to:

Carlyle H. Miller, M.D., Associate Dean
Weill Cornell Medical College
445 East 69th Street, Room 110
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 746-1057

For more information, visit

North Dakota

Summer REU program at North Dakota State University (NDSU)

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August)

Details: This program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience as part of a cohort of undergraduate scholars. Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference. Additional travel funding is available for those in financial need. 

Eligibility: Growing up STEM is open to undergraduate students. US Citizen or Resident Alien status required. No research experience required.

Support: Includes on-campus housing and a $5000 stipend.

Application: Online application link

Deadline: Late January

For more information, including descriptions of potential research projects, please visit

-or- Email Jennifer Momsen (


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree

Details: The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 10‐week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state‐of‐the‐art research facilities.

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

Eligibility: In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2018 or 2019, enrolled in a U.S. 4‐year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.

Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 7, 2017

Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR) Program

Duration:  10-weeks during the summer (June-August) 

Details: CanSUR aims to provide a strong foundation in cancer biology, followed by a laboratory assignment with one of our Case CCC researchers studying cancer genetics, cancer cell signaling, experimental therapeutics, and cancer prevention and epidemiology research. The goal of the program is to generate excitement for a future career in cancer research in highly motivated undergraduates and help them prepare for the next stage of their careers. 

CanSUR offers an immersive cancer research experience to 32 undergraduate students per year.

  • Engage in cancer immersion interactive research lectures during a week-long "boot-camp"
  • Participate in hands-on, mentored researched experience with one of 60 experts from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Discuss new advances in cancer research and cutting-edge technology at weekly scientific and career enrichment lunches
  • Learn about ways to study cancer in different fields during the career opportunities dinner
  • Present research at CanSUR Scholars' Symposium
  • Learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in marine science, and communication skills in science by participating in student workshops.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the CanSUR Program, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories.

We highly encourage individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences to apply. Underrepresented populations are described as:

  1. Racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, including: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
  2. Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  3. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds or individuals who come from an educational environment, such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments, that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

Support: Students participating in the CanSUR Program receive: a $4000 stipend over the 10-week period. Select participants can also earn additional housing and travel allowances. 

Dates: Application due in January 

Application:  Visit the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center website for information on when and how to apply.

Contact Information: Gena Richmann,

REU Program in Chemistry, University of Cincinnati

Duration: 10 weeks (late May to early August) 

Details: The REU program in Chemistry has two important focal points:

  1. research and the development of the research skills of our REU students, and
  2. the educational development of our REU students as emerging professionals

Students accepted into our REU program will experience the excitement and challenges of conducting research, while developing as independent scientists. Each student will have close contact with a faculty mentor in their general area of interest as an important means of achieving this goal. They will also benefit from interacting with other research group members including graduate students who are similar in age and background. The laboratory projects that are available to our students span a broad spectrum of research in chemistry. Each project has been designed to obtain tangible results within the ten-week summer session. At the same time, our projects are sufficiently open-ended so that our students may pursue additional aspects as time permits. We also encourage publication of our students' results — many of our prior students have co-authored publications and made presentations at national meetings as a result of their summer research here. Below is a link to the participating faculty in the program, as well as their research interests and planned projects.

Our second goal is to contribute to the educational and professional development of the students accepted into our program. An important aspect will be a discussion series that will cover a range of topics of importance in an informal atmosphere. There will be two sessions each week held as lunch workshops, when our students would normally be taking a lunch break, to minimize disruption to research. These discussion sessions will focus on topics ranging from research skills to professional development skills to broad issues of importance in research. Review an outline of the planned discussion sessions for the year. In all of these, active participation by our REU students will be strongly encouraged. The summer will conclude with a poster session highlighting the activities and results of our REU students, with faculty and graduate students from throughout the department in attendance. The student making the best poster presentation will receive the John J. Alexander prize consisting of a plaque and monetary award.

Eligibility: The focus of the program is on students who will have completed their junior year in an undergraduate chemistry degree program by the beginning of summer and plan to graduate within a year thereafter. Applications from students with a less extensive background (e.g. having completed their freshman or sophomore years in a chemistry degree program) will be considered. Applications from students in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Support: A stipend of $5,000 will be awarded to each of the students in the program, paid in three installments during the summer. In addition, we will provide housing and meals on campus at the University of Cincinnati for our REU students. Some travel support to and from Cincinnati will be available, as will some funds for travel to a regional or national meeting in the year following the REU program, to present research findings arising from the 10 weeks in the program. 

Application: The application consists of background information about the applicant, a statement outlining his or her interest in the program and long term professional goals, a transcript of college/university coursework, and two letters of recommendation from faculty or others knowing the applicant as a chemistry major. The application is due by late February (or until positions are filled).

For more information, please visit

Contact: For any questions you may have, please contact either Professor Anna Gudmundsdottir or Ms. Kim Carey:

Program Director: Professor Anna Gudmundsdottir
Tel: 513-556-2280

Administrative Coordinator: Ms. Kim Carey
Tel: 513-556-0293


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Biomedical SURP

Duration:  10 weeks (late May to late July)

Details: SURP provides an intensive 10-week research experience designed to help undergraduates perform outstanding cutting edge research at Pitt. Students are matched with research mentors, participate in weekly seminars and lab meetings and conduct laboratory based research.  Housing in a modern University dormitory is provided along with social activities that enable students to enjoy life in Pittsburgh.  At the program's conclusion all students write up their work and give presentations on their projects.  If you are contemplating graduate school in the biomedical sciences, then SURP can help give you the experience needed to make an informed decision.

The program is administered by the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - a premiere research center in the historic Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The School of Medicine provides an exceptional environment for students to gain research experience under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists.

Eligibility: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for students seriously considering graduate school or a career in biomedical research.

You may apply if you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Preference will be given to US citizens and permanent residents who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

Individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

Support: All students receive a competitive stipend of $3,500 for the ten-week program. Additional funding for housing and travel may also be available.

Application: The online application can be found here.

The deadline for early admission to the program is early February. Decisions will be given on a rolling admission basis. The final date for submissions is early March.

UPenn Summer Internship 2018:

Two paid internships at the University of Pennsylvania are available for students from the College of Science. Please see attachment for full details.

One is working with Dr. Robert Vonderheide's research group at the University of Pennsylvania whose focus is tumor immunology and developing novel immunotherapies for cancer.

The second is a position at the Basser Center which would be a great opportunity for someone interested in genetics or genetic counseling. The student would work with a genetic counselor. Dr. Susan Domchek is the Executive Director of the Basser Center.

Both positions are full time with paid stipend. Students are responsible for their own housing.

Eligibility: students with a COS major, GPA>3.0, and currently a sophomore or junior

How to apply: Please submit an online application using, ensuring "UPenn Summer Internship" is checked as the program. Must submit a personal statement, transcript, and one reference letter from an ND Faculty. 

Deadline: Mid-March

See the attachment below for more details about Dr. Vonderheide, Dr. Domchek, and the internship opportunities. 

Please email Dr. Kathleen Kolberg at or Prof. Sheryl Lu at with any questions.



University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by NSF

Duration: mid May-July 

Details:  The UTK Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Participants will work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The program will also offer multiple seminars, workshops, site visits, and social events.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students.

 Support: Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and parking on campus for ten weeks.

Deadline: Early February

Application: The online application can be found here:

For more information, including research projects, previous program events calendar and how to apply, see or contact program coordinator Dr. Rachel Rui at


Summer Undergraduate Research Internship with University of Texas at Austin Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Duration:  10 weeks (early June to mid-August)

Details: The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) brings together innovative undergraduate minds from across the country to The University of Texas at Austin Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) Department to research hot energy topics with world-class faculty members. Interns receive an insider look at graduate level work conducted at UT PGE, home to the #1 petroleum engineering graduate and undergraduate programs in the country, according to the 2017 US News & World Report. In addition to participating in meaningful academic research, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and build strong relationships with their cohort.


  •    Must have a 3.25 GPA or higher
  •    Have completed at least 45 hours of credit at your current 4-year institution
  •    Must not be a current freshman or a graduating senior
  •    Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  •    Will fully commit to the 10-week program
  •    Be majoring in any engineering discipline, geosciences, math, or natural sciences

*If you do not meet all of the above criteria, we will not consider your application.*


  • $4,000 stipend for 10-weeks of full-time work
  • Travel funds to Austin
  • On-campus housing with meal plan

Application: Apply here.

Deadline: Mid-January

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD) Program

Duration: 10 weeks (early June to mid-August) 

Details:   This program is funded by a National Institute of health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIHIDDKD) training grant and will accept 15 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of natural sciences. The goal of SURISKD is to give students an intensive summer research training experience for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in kidney-related research. SURISKD spend 10-weeks pursuing individual research projects that range from embryonic development and physiology to kidney cancer and imaging in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.

Criteria used in the selection of fellowship recipients include:

  • College grades
  • Relevant experience
  • Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in research that integrates quantitative and biomedical sciences
  • Career goals that include pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

Support: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Deadline: Early February

Application: The SURISKD website and on-line application can be found at

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Duration:10 weeks (early June to mid-August) 

Details:  For the 23nd consecutive year, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The goal of SURF is to give 75 students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment. Students immerse themselves in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty. Most areas of modern biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology are represented. In addition to research, SURF provides seminars, optional classes in Cancer Biology and Genetics, social events, and an end-of-program poster session. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.

Criteria used in the selection of fellowship recipients include:

  • College grades
  • Relevant experience
  • Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in research that integrates quantitative and biomedical sciences
  • Career goals that include pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

Support: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Deadline: Early February

Application: The SURF website and on-line application can be found at

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Duration: 10 weeks (ealry June to mid-August) 

Details:  This program, initially funded by a NIGMS training grant and now funded internally, will accept 20 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or chemistry. The goal of QP-SURF is to give students an intensive, research experience and demonstrate to students in the physical and quantitative sciences how their knowledge and skill sets are applied in a biomedical research setting. QP-SURF students would carry out their 10-week research project in a biomedical engineering, biophysics, computational biology, or quantitative/analytical chemistry laboratory. QP-SURF students also participate in seminars, optional classes in Cancer Biology and Genetics, social events, and an end-of-program poster session. For the 3rd year, we are highlighting opportunities for undergraduates interested in research at the interface between chemistry and basic biomedical research.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.

Criteria used in the selection of fellowship recipients include:

College grades

Relevant experience

Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in research that integrates quantitative and biomedical sciences

Career goals that include pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

Support: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Deadline: Early February

Application: Participants will be selected based on their letters of reference, course work, and experience. The program website and on-line application for QP-SURF can be found at

University of North Texas NSF-REU Program

Duration: 10 weeks, beginning in late-May or early-June.

Details: Students looking for an exciting, interdisciplinary research experience encompassing many aspects of computational and experimental chemistry are invited to apply. Possible research areas include:

Computational Chemistry * Ligand Design for Organometallic Catalysis * Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics * Materials for Sustainable Energy Conversion * Materials for Energy-Efficient Lighting * Non-Electrolytic Solutions * Layered Inorganic Materials * Metal Electrodeposition * Surface Chemistry * Organic Electrochemistry * Diamond-like Carbon Films * Organic Synthesis * Metal/Ceramic Nanocomposites * Optical Sensors

Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus housing. Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Application: Application forms are due by early March. Please visit for more information.

Contact: If you have any further questions please contact:

Shawn Adams, REU Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
(940) 565-4372 or
contact us at:

MD Anderson Cancer Center - University of Notre Dame Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Duration: June 7 - August 13, 2021

Details: This is a competitive 10-week summer research program designed for outstanding Notre Dame undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research.  The program is located on the MD Anderson Cancer Center campus in Houston, Texas. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a center of excellence for cancer treatment and research. 
The program will provide research experience in a broad range of cancer biology topics; students interested in the areas of quantitative biology, bioinformatics, imagiing, and technology-oriented research are especially encouraged to apply.

Support: Students receive a stipend of $6,000 for the ten-week program. It is expected that students pay for housing and travel from their stipend. In case of in person research not allowed due to COVID, remote options will be available with adjusted stipend.

Students should apply to:

Required information includes the following:

1. Resume
2. Official transcript
3. Personal statement (expressing motivation for participating in terms of past experiences, current activities and future plans)
4. Explanation of area of research interest
5. Two (2) letters of recommendation 

All application materials must be received by November 23rd, 2020. Students accepted to the 2021 Summer Research Internship Program will be notified by December 7th, 2020.

Questions about the program can be directed to Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu (, 631-9040), Ph.D., undergraduate research director, College of Science.

West Virginia

West Virginia University

Duration: 9 weeks (late May to late July) 

Details: The West Virginia University Centers for Neuroscience continues to cultivate the next generation of neuroscientists with an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in a 9-week Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program. Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech laboratories across 40+ laboratories housed in modern research facilities. Students accepted to the SURI program will receive a $4,000 salary, paid throughout the program, plus housing in a WVU dormitory, located near the Medical Center Campus. Please see the flier. (link the word flier to the PDF)

Eligibility: An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating this year should contact the SURI administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Support: $4,000 salary, on-campus housing, research experience, poster presentation experience.

Application: Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents). See the flyer here for more information. 

Deadline: Mid-February (Acceptance Notification via email as early as March).

Washington D.C.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Naval Reactors

Duration: Typically 10 weeks.

Details: A mentor/sponsor will be assigned to each intern and provide the SULI intern with orientation to Naval Reactors, daily oversight, training, and assigned duties.

Eligibility: All applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance, be a U.S. citizen, have personal health insurance coverage, and have completed their junior or senior year of college.

Support: Interns will be granted travel expenses (up to $500), a weekly stipend ($500/week) and free housing.

Application: Complete the SULI application for the summer term under the "First choice DOE Laboratory" and select "DOE Naval Reactors" option to include consideration for the SULI-NR program. The application is available at: The application deadline is in mid-January.

For information about the SULI Program:

Summer Research Fellowship Program - National Institute of Mental Health

Duration: Minimum of eight weeks in the summer; start times are variable and usually take place in May or June.

Details: 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.

Eligibility: The Summer Internship Program is for students who are at least sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited institution in the U.S. to be eligible.

Support: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH. 

Application: To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things: (1) Watch the new Applying Successfully Video by clicking on the link to the right.  (2) Read the SIP FAQs carefully. (3) Read our suggestions for creating a successful application.  (4) After submitting your application, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups.  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Prospective candidates must apply online. The application is available from mid-November to early March. It requires submission of

  • a curriculum vitae or resume,
  • a list of coursework and grades (please note: no transcripts need to be sent at this time),
  • a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and
  • the names and contact information for two references.

Candidates may also specify the scientific methodologies or disease/organ systems that interest them.

For more information, please visit

Multiple Locations

SRF Summer Scholars Program

Duration: The internship lasts between 10 and 12 weeks, depending on host institution.

Details: SRF Education undergraduate programs primarily are designed to address two pressing needs in STEM education: the availability of novel, inquiry-based research opportunities and scientific communication skills. The SRF Summer Scholars Program seeks to offer a variety of research options ranging from basic science to pre-clinical translation. However, the Summer Scholars Program sets itself apart from many other internship program with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the summer, students participating in the program are guided through practical writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training culminates in a student symposium at the end of the summer, where Summer Scholars present the results of their work.

Eligibility: For positions based in the U.S.: 1. You currently must be enrolled at a university in the U.S., 2. You must be eligible to receive a stipend for your work.

For the position based at the University of Oxford: 1. At the time you submit the application, you must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. 2. Be able to travel to the United Kingdom.

Support: Students will receive a stipend. Must be able to acquire your own housing (exception-the Wake Forest program)


Deadline: Early February

ACS Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program (New York & California)

Duration: 6 weeks (mid-June to late July)

Details: The course will consist of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work will introduce you to state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology used routinely in basic and applied nuclear science. In addition to the formal instruction, the course will include a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities and National Laboratories. Students will meet and interact with prominent research scientists from universities and the DOE national labs who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.

Eligibility: Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics and one year of calculus. Applicants must be US citizens.

Support: Fellowships include a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, transportation to and from the Summer School location, housing, books, and laboratory supplies. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.

Application: Apply here. 

Deadline: Early February

NASA Student Airborne Research Program

Duration: 8 weeks (mid-July to mid-August) 

Details: The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in the summer  to apply for participation in the  NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric solar radiation, gases and aerosols. They will also use remote sensing data collected during the program from the NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be US citizens attending a US college or university majoring in a STEM discipline.

Support: SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend. They will also receive a travel allowance as well as free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program.


Deadline: Early February

For more information, email the SARP Project Manager, Dr. Emily Schaller, at:

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

Duration: 10 weeks

Details:  The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for its  summer student program. This program is supported in part by a generous gift from Jim Vann and Lee Stanton Vann. 4-6 students will be selected for the program.

Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor to work on a particular research project for approximately 10 weeks. In addition, students will participate in educational sessions on bioethics research methods and lunch meetings with faculty. Students also may have the opportunity to shadow physicians or clinical ethics consultations.

Top applicants will be invited to participate in a brief phone interview to discuss specific skills and areas of interest, in order to match the applicant with a mentor and research project. Final decisions will be made based on applicants’ interests and availability of appropriate mentors. All students must pass a background check and post-offer placement assessment prior to their start date.

Examples of research topics that might be explored include:

  • Ethical issues in life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life care
  • Research ethics
  • Ethical issues in regenerative medicine and transplantation
  • Allocation of health care resources
  • Professionalism in medicine and science
  • Ethical issues in genomics and individualized medicine
  • Science and society
  • Research related to clinical ethics consultation
  • Reproductive ethics and prenatal testing

Eligibility: Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible, but previous applicants are encouraged to reapply.

Deadline: Mid-January

Application: Interested applicants should apply to job posting 58853BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (

Candidates must attach the following documents to the online application:

  1. Cover letter describing your career goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those goals
  2. Resume/CV that includes your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
  3. A 5 to10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in biomedical ethics
  4. Current college transcript
  5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate professors (addressed to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director). Letters either can be uploaded by the candidate into the application or emailed directly by the professor/mentor to

For further information or specific questions, contact Dr. Jessica Hirsch, Biomedical Ethics Education Coordinator at 507-538-4023 or

Sens Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program

Details: The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such exciting areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists or the general public. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice when they present their results to scientists from other research institutions. Paid positions are available at such world-renowned research institutions as:

  • Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Harvard School of Medicine
  • Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • SRF Research Center
  • Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine


  • You currently must be enrolled at a university in the U.S.: Only students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree or students who received their undergraduate degree during this year are eligible for the SRF Summer Scholars Program. Students currently enrolled in a masters, doctoral, or other postgraduate program are not eligible. Special circumstances, such as established exchange programs, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be eligible to receive a stipend for your work: In all cases, it will be incumbent upon the student to provide the necessary documentation to participate, not SRF or the host institution. Students who are studying abroad in the U.S. will need to participate in the Summer Scholars Program through a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for off-campus employment (or a similar program that fulfills the work visa requirements). Please check with your university to determine what forms you need to complete prior to accepting a SRF Summer Scholar position. Verification of your eligibility will be required before a position can be confirmed. You can learn more about CTP’s

Application: The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at Applications will be accepted until  early February. A downloadable program flyer is available at the same address.

Rutgers University CCMI Coral Reef Internship

Duration: 3 weeks (late May to mid-June) 

Details: Practice and theory of coral reef conservation and ecology. Interns are offered practical opportunities to develop a project that contributes to the ongoing evaluation of marine protected areas. Introduction to concepts of connectivity, critical habitats, marine invasions/non-native species, population restoration, and marine spatial planning.

At the end of this course students should be able to:
  • Describe the important physical and biological features, processes and ecological 
  • interactions of a tropical marine systems.
  • Know the principles of conservation and how marine protected areas function to  conserve environments and species.
  • Explain long-term trends of coral reefs and key species.
  • Understand and differentiate natural and anthropogenic impacts in context with global  change and local stressors including ocean acidification, invasive species, major storms, pollution and coastal development.
  • Communicate how conservation and marine protection impacts the broader contemporary social, cultural and economic concerns.

Cost: NJ Residents, $4,783, Non-NJ Resident, $5,120

Application: The application along with more information about the program can be found here. The deadline is early March. 

NIH-AMGEN Scholars Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants to the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will complete the application for the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). This online application will be available on November 15.

The Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education are pleased to announce the 2017 NIH-Amgen Scholars Program. NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the 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.

NIH-Amgen scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to performing full-time research, NIH-Amgen Scholars will:

Participate in a customized curriculum that will use journal clubs, case studies, and group activities to develop communication, career readiness, and critical thinking skills.

Explore the relationship between science and society in evening roundtables that examine the role of science, policy, and community engagement in the elimination of health disparities (for a definition of health disparities, visit the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program FAQs).

Participate in a leadership development program focused on self-exploration, building resiliency, understanding conflict, finding mentors, and understanding emotional intelligence.

Attend the Amgen Scholars US Symposium in California in July to interact with top industry and academic scientists and to network with other Amgen Scholars.

Present at the NIH Summer Poster Day in August.

Establish an individualized development plan to take advantage of the many workshops and seminars offered for all NIH summer interns. These include our summer lecture series, "Going to Graduate School" series, communication skills workshops, and the NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair.

The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will begin with a week-long orientation and leadership training program. Program participants will meet weekly for program activities throughout the summer.

NIH Amgen-Scholars will receive a monthly stipend and Transhare benefits for travel within the Metro DC area (Transhare is a transportation subsidy provided to individuals who agree to use any form of public transportation and not their car to get to work.). Housing and travel support for all NIH-Amgen Scholars will be arranged by the Foundation for the NIH.


The NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences. Students interested in attending medical or other professional school programs should apply to the broader NIH Summer Internship Program. Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission committee will give preference to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. We welcome applications from students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

In addition, applicants must:

Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Be enrolled for fall in a four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other US territory.

Be a rising junior or senior (including fifth-year seniors). Transfer students from community colleges should contact us for advice on applying to the Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP).

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (4.0 scale).

Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree, students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution, and previous Amgen Scholars are not eligible to apply.


Applicants should complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application and choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in item 9. Applicants should discuss three important elements in the application cover letter:

Research interests and educational/career goals for the future

Understanding of, experience with, and interest in learning more about health disparities; we are interested in learning about personal, coursework-related, or community-based experiences that have increased your interest in health disparities.

Leadership experiences in school and in the community

The final application deadline for this program is early February.  ALL application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by this date for full consideration.  However, students will increase their chances of admission by submitting their finished application on or before mid-January.

How the Program Works

The selection committee will review applications to the Amgen-NIH Scholars Program, and applicants will be informed of the committee's decisions by March 1. Applicants who are not selected for the Amgen-NIH Scholars Program will be released into the general pool of applicants for the NIH Summer Internship Program and will be advised about the selection process for SIP to maximize their chances of admission.

Individuals who are selected as Amgen-NIH Scholars, will be matched by the program with NIH intramural scientists who have been selected to host program participants. Every effort will be made to place students in research groups related to their research interests. Applicants to the program should not contact NIH intramural scientists to discuss placements on their own.

All Amgen-NIH Scholars must be on campus during the program dates. Summer internships are full-time positions; interns are expected to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week to their projects and training. Students should not, therefore, expect to take courses during the daytime. Furthermore, they should not make plans for evening coursework or volunteer activities before speaking to program staff.

Garden Club of America

Details: GCA offers  27 merit-based scholarships in the following areas:

  • Botany
  • Coastal Wetlands Studies
  • Conservation & Ecological Restoration
  • Desert Studies
  • Garden History & Design
  • Horticulture & Related Fields
  • International Work & Study
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Native Bird Habitat
  • Pollinator Research
  • Summer Environmental Study
  • Urban Forestry

Please visit the GCA website for more information. 


NASA supports several internships, fellowships and scholarships across the country. Visit the Office of Education Infrastructure Division (OEID) Launchpad website to browse the various opportunities.



Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Europe Programme provides selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of Europe’s leading educational institutions. Currently, three universities in Europe host the summer research programme. The Amgen Foundation has committed $34 million over eight years to this global initiative to make this opportunity possible to more than 2,400 students.

As an Amgen Scholar, you can take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the world’s leading academic scientists; and attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

For more information, please visit

Amgen Scholars Program: Kyoto University, Japan

Duration: 8 weeks

Details: Located in historic Kyoto, Kyoto University is one of Asia’s leading research universities. The major objectives of the Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program are to provide scholars with a focused, intellectually stimulating summer research program and equip them with real-world skills and techniques that will be transferable to their future careers in science. Scholars will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of programs both within Kyoto University and the city of Kyoto. With 17 World Heritage Sites, world-renowned gardens, art galleries, museums, and traditional festivals, Kyoto offers a wealth of activities.

Deadline: Early February


Please contact Prof. Ken Henderson, senior assistant provost for internationalization at Notre Dame, if you are accepted into the program.

Holy Family Surgery Center, Honduras

Duration: January 2019 to February 2020

Details: The Holy Family Surgery Center, founded by Dr. Peter Daly, '82, and his wife, Lulu, is looking for two volunteers, a Research Coordinator and a Patient Coordinator, to serve for a year in Honduras. The organization is funded and operated by One World Surgery. The center partners with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a home for children, where volunteers live during their service.

Deadline: Fall 2018 (as soon as possible)

Website to apply:

Please contact Kate Clitheroe of One World Surgery for more information.

Nanovic European Internship & Service Grant

Duration: Variable; to be determined by internship or research project

Details: The European Internship & Service Grant supports undergraduate students who have arranged summer internships or volunteer opportunities in Europe. The grant funds a wide variety of foreign-language and English-speaking opportunities that allow students to build their professional experience while simultaneously sharpening their knowledge of European language and culture. Past awards have supported internships with European corporations, internships at U.S. embassies and consulates, research assistantships in laboratories, service work at orphanages and NGOs, and the teaching of English in primary and secondary schools. The funding provided would cover transportation to/from the appropriate European city as well as modest living expenses for up to six weeks.

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at the University of Notre Dame and scheduled to return for the next academic year. The proposed position must be based in Europe and already arranged to the best of the applicant’s ability. Applicants must have demonstrated skill in any European language required by the internship or volunteer position, although ideal applicants will also have at least some knowledge of broader European culture and affairs.

Support: The maximum award is $5,000 and is most often paid as a one-time sum.

Application: The following materials must be submitted to the Nanovic Institute and Office of Internationalization, 211 Brownson Hall: a signed internship-grant application form, a current curriculum vitae or résumé, a two- to three-page internship description, documentation confirming placement, a letter of language qualification (if applicable), a detailed budget statement, and a sealed letter of recommendation.

Deadline:  Early April. Applications will be accepted at any time during the academic year, up until the deadline, or until funding is exhausted.

Website and application:



NSF International REU Site in Community GIS and Citizen Science

Please see the below opportunity for the second year of the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” The program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for two weeks hosted at the University of Central Florida. The program is open to all currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate students and runs June 19-August 4, 2017.  We are interdisciplinary in nature emphasizing community geography, community GIS, and citizen science through mixed methods, including sketch mapping, mobile mapping applications, focus groups, in-depth interviews, GIS, and spatial analysis.  Last year we had participants from a range of academic backgrounds including environmental science, geography, urban planning, marine biology, geology, public health, and more.  We are very much interested in recruiting a diverse suite of researchers for this summer! 

Research opportunities: Students will work in one of two research directions with community partners and mentors from University of Central Florida, University of Belize, Georgia State University, The Hopkins Belize Village Council, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program:

  • Research Direction 1: Mapping disparities in flooding & disaster management
  • Research Direction 2: Mapping marine debris & mitigating impacts on coastal communities

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including a $3500 research stipend, a meal allowance, free shared housing in Belize and Orlando, up to $750 in travel support to/from the REU Site, up to $750 for post-REU conference travel, and 2 research methods books.

Application process: The priority application deadline is in mid-February.  Complete program information and application instructions can be found at

Student reflections from the field: “Challenging, emotional, fun, collaborative, thought-provoking, interesting, real-life, and eye-opening.”  These are some of the words used by students to describe our previous research program.  Check out a short video from our REU Year 1 at:

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. Timothy Hawthorne: Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems at University of Central Florida, timothy.hawthorne@ucf.eduphone: 407.823.1030

Dr. Christy Visaggi: Co-Principal Investigator, Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director in Geosciences at Georgia State University, cvisaggi@gsu.eduphone: 404.413.5755

Summer Coral Reef Internships in Marine Ecology & Conservation at Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), Little Cayman

Duration: 3 weeks (late May to mid-June) 

CCMI and Rutgers University invite students to apply for our Coral Reef Internship program. Participants will work alongside our research team on collecting field data whileilst learning about principles of tropical ecology, sustainability and management, through a workshop series. Students will develop data into a series of group research posters that may be published or presented at a national or international conference. Come be a part of 15 years of active research by CCMI at one of the world's most beautiful coral reef systems surrounding Little Cayman and the Bloody Bay Marine Park.

There are some videos that might interest you as they will give you a good idea of life at a remote station – an aerial view of the station, some testimonials from previous participants, and a video made by a student from a previous internship . 

You will gain experience in:

  • Caribbean fish, coral and algae identification
  • Underwater field methods (transects/roving surveys)
  • CoralNet software analysis
  • Lionfish dissections
  • Coral nursery maintenance
  • Sea urchin surveys
  • Turtle nesting surveys
  • Data analysis
  • Poster and oral presentation skills
  • Working at a research station on a remote island


  • Open Water Diver certified or certified by the time they arrive on Little Cayman (Advanced certification or higher preferred)
  • Good academic standing
  • Must be physically fit to work long field days in the sun and in the water


One intern will be selected to stay an additional one to two months as an intern for the research station ongoing research projects and programs. This intern will be chosen by five core staff members based on ALL of the below course criteria. Prior to the internship you will notify us if you wish to be considered for the extended internship and for how long you can stay. The selected intern will be provided room and board and will be compensated for their airfare change fee up to $200. 


Application deadline is early March. Registration is limited to 16 students, so early application is encouraged. Certified SCUBA divers are encouraged to apply, but non-certified participants are also accepted if they intend to become certified before they arrive on site.


All registration requirements and payment for this course must be processed through Rutgers Study Abroad program. More information on the course can be found at the Rutgers Study Abroad website


For more information on the program, please contact Tom Sparke, Education Program Manager at CCMI, at

Students may also email Rutgers at or call 732-932-7787.

The DaVinci Summer Grant Program

Undergraduates in the Colleges of A&L and Science are welcome to submit proposals for interdisciplinary research or creative projects during the summer. Students may independently design their projects or propose a project related to some aspect of their faculty mentor's research. The maximum award per student is $4,500, which may be used for travel, living expenses and the purchase of art or research materials. Students may work alone or in teams.

Deadline: Mid-March

Please click on this link The DaVinci Summer Grant Program for more information and to apply. Please see attached flyer for more information.