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Off-Campus Research

URGO helps students identify and apply for summer research opportunities throughout the country.  Many universities and organizations host summer undergraduate research programs.  These programs often include a research stipend and some include housing support.  Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!  This list is not comprehensive, so we encourage you to continue your search for programs beyond this list.  Check out our tips for applying to off-campus research to get started!

Research Opportunities

If you are not sure how to begin searching for undergraduate research opportunities, we recommend starting with the following databases:

The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

  • Nationally funded research opportunities in all science fields, including the social and behavioral sciences
  • Includes some international research opportunities

STEM Federally Funded Opportunities and Scholarships

  • Nationally funded research opportunities in all science fields
  • Nationally funded scholarships

The Association of American Medical Colleges Research Programs Database

  • Research opportunities in the medical field

Summer Research Opportunities for International Students

  • Macalester College Database


Research Opportunities Key

I- international students may apply

NP- eligibility requirements are not provided; program may or may not accept international students

D- database; includes many different research opportunities which may have individual policies for eligibility requirements


Research Opportunities in Minnesota

If you would prefer to stay in Minnesota for the summer, check out the many research opportunities for undergraduates in state.

University of Minnesota Research Experiences for Undergraduates (open to non-U of M students):

University of Minnesota Summer Undergraduate Minority Mentoring and Internship Training (SUMMIT)

Mayo Clinic Research Programs:

Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Student Research Fellowships

Minneapolis Heart Institute Summer Research Internship I

Minnesota DNR Stream Habitat Fish Intern

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s Summer Research Internship


National Research Opportunities


Amgen Scholars  NP

Amgen provides research opportunities to science and engineering students at universities in the U.S. and Europe.

American Anthropological Association D

Research and internship opportunities at many different institutions across the country, geared toward anthropology students and history students. Some opportunities take place abroad.

American Chemistry Society (ACS) Internships, Service Learning and Study Abroad for Chemistry Students D

Internships, cooperative education, service learning and study abroad are great opportunities for college students to gain valuable, real-world experience. Learn more about what’s involved in these experiential programs and how they can benefit you.

American Economic Association Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program I

The American Economic Association’s Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program is now based at the University of New Mexico. A program begun in 1974, the AEA Summer Program seeks to prepare talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines, by offering a unique opportunity for students to gain technical skills in Economics, and conduct research with prominent faculty.

American Institute for Economic Research Student Summer Fellowship I

AIER’s Summer Fellowship Practicum program introduces accomplished college students, post graduates and graduate students to the Institute’s mission, work, and research principles. Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion”. The AIER Practicum enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills.

American Mathematical Society D

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

American Political Science Association Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former APSA President, Ralph J. Bunche, the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) program goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science.

American Psychological Association D

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Arcadia University STEM Program NP

This program, beginning Summer 2014, aims to make STEM research abroad more achievable than ever before for more students. It offers students a combination of rigorous academic study, under the direction of a research mentor, with the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills while enjoying a world of cultural, societal and historical experiences. Through this experience students will explore hypothesis-driven research, investigate the role of literature exploration in the development of the research hypothesis and study, plan, learn to work collaboratively with other group members, and present and write about their research in an intelligent thought-provoking manner. Please visit the website for specific program details.

Archbold Biological Station Internship Program  NP

Internship opportunities in ecological research, environmental education, or land management that offer the chance for you to be trained in a field station setting and to design your own independent project. Open to post-baccalaureate, graduate, and undergraduate students.

ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship  I

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year.

Atlantis NP

The Atlantis Fellowship is a competitive physician shadowing program with placements in Europe and South America for up to 3 weeks in the winter and up to 8 weeks in the summer. The focus of Atlantis Fellowships is AAMC-compliant doctor observation and reflection. Fellows will join a group of pre-med students from universities around the United States and shadow doctors in various specialties for 20 hours/week while abroad. Opportunities are also available with focuses in MCAT prep, med school application prep, service and volunteering, and pre-med research. Research includes housing, and goes from May until August.



URAP. Apprentice with a faculty member in the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). The URAP program provides opportunities for you to work with faculty on some cutting-edge research. Working closely with faculty, you can cultivate professional relationships, enhance your research skills, and deepen your knowledge and skills in areas of special interest. Applications are online.

Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences (BRUSH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is sponsoring a summer research program at Michigan State University for veterinary students. Students participating in this program will work on a research project under the mentorship of leading biomedical researchers in the fields of cardiovascular, airway, or blood diseases at Michigan State University. The research experience will be supplemented with seminars, workshops, and networking and presentation opportunities.The goal of this program is to provide hands-on research exposure and graduate or professional school preparation opportunities for individuals who are from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

Boise State Raptor Research

The goal of the REU-Raptor Research site is to engage undergraduates in biological research using birds of prey (hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles) as model systems.  Though partnerships among the Department of Biological Sciences and Raptor Research Center at Boise State University, The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Idaho Bird Observatory, College of Western Idaho, and the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, undergraduates will spend 10 weeks conducting field and/or laboratory research under the guidance of experienced mentors from academia, government, and NGOs.

Boren Awards Summer STEM Initiative

This opportunity pays $8,000 for 8 weeks to STEM students who want to pursue STEM-related internships and language study in another country. They also have options for studying abroad during academic semesters.

Boston University School of Medicine

The Summer Program In Neuroscience (SPIN) ’17 is an onsite, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.

SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.


Center for Disease Control and PreventionNP

This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

Center for Race and Gender Undergraduate Research Grants

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be consonant with CRG’s mandate to support critical student research on race, gender, and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world.  Proposals that address both race and gender will be prioritized, and proposals that do not address race at all will be de-prioritized. Projects may be oriented toward academic research or may approach race and gender issues from the perspectives of the media, fine arts, and performing arts.

Center for RNA Biology Undergraduate Research Program

RNA is a messenger that carries information from genes to proteins. It is a regulator of gene expression, it holds genes for many viruses and it can be an enzyme as well. RNA research spans biology, medicine, agriculture, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Ohio State’s Center for RNA Biology houses the single largest group of RNA experts in the country – more than 200 faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. The center’s mission is to advance life sciences research and education at the university by building on existing strengths in RNA biology, developing synergies through interdisciplinary initiatives and outreach, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, and bringing the best students to the university.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory-Undergraduate Research Program NP

Research in cancer biology, neuroscience, plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and bioinformatics and genomics.

College Qualified Leaders Program

Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education and the Department of Defense, the CQL program offers interested undergraduates and graduates the opportunity for a research internship in a DoD lab. Internships are available year round and for the summer only. There is no deadline for applying and applications are accepted all year.


University of Chicago- Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics

This program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about diverse research topics and methods from some of the University’s top economists, while developing their own research and data analysis skills. The annual program is presented by the Department of Economics’ Undergraduate Program and the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. Open to college students working on campus as summer research assistants in the University of Chicago Department of Economics, Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, or Law School, REU is designed to be compatible with the work schedule of a campus research assistant.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

Columbia University Business School

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis. The program runs from May 29, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (final dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided. The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program

Apply to programs at 8 top research universities with one application.

Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting projects within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science and Horticulture. The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and post docs on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.

The internship is for 9 weeks beginning June 1, 2016 (May 31st for travel) through July 29, 2016 (July 30th for travel), and provides a stipend of $4,500, housing, and assistance with transportation costs.

Cornell University

Hatfield Undergraduate Research Assistant Program:

The Economics Department’s URA Program is supported by the Robert S. Hatfield Fund for Economic Education. The Hatfield Fund is used to enhance undergraduates’ understanding of applied economics in general and the benefits and problems of the free market system.



Department of Homeland Security/Technology D

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country.

Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Internships

Opportunities to participate in research in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the environment.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection. Fields include engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more. Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus reimbursement for travel expenses up to $1,000. U.S. citizenship is required. Application deadline: January 29, 2018, at 8:00 AM EST

Dow AgroSciences-Science Laboratory Based Research

Opportunities for biology, chemistry, and computer science majors to have a paid summer research experience in Indianapolis, IN. Interns will be responsible for developing novel agricultural products.



Ecology in Human Dominated Landscapes REU at Miami University, Ohio

The Miami University REU program in Ecology and Environment is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is an opportunity for 12 undergraduate students to actively engage in a 10 week collaborative research project. Research opportunities are available in the lab and in the field, and student will work together with mentors in clusters to discuss current literature. Summer includes field trips, guest speakers, and courses on ethics, ecology, and environmental science. Students earn a $5,500 stipend for the summer, with travel and housing paid for.



The Family Institute Summer Research Internship Program

The Family Institute at Northwestern University sponsors an eight-week summer volunteer research internship program for advanced undergraduates who are interested in learning more about a career in clinical research and intervention with families. The program is coordinated by the research staff at The Family Institute at Northwestern University under the direction of Lynne Knobloch-Fedders, PhD, Director of Research, and is designed to give students broad exposure to a clinical and research environment.

for developing novel agricultural products.

Field Biology Program for Native American Students, University of Notre Dame

This program promotes understanding of environmental field biology and how field research is conducted. Native American students are prepared for advanced studies in environmental biology, so they can better manage their lands. Also, it promotes understanding of Native American attitudes towards the environment for non-Native American students, so these can be incorporated into better management. At East, students interact with the Waswagoning cultural center on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, and at West with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal cultural and natural resource departments, as well as through dialogue and collaboration among themselves. Apply by November 10th.



Genentech Internships and Co-Ops I

As an intern or co-op, you will contribute daily to important projects and work side-by-side with biotech industry experts in a flexible and diverse work environment.

Greenlining Internship Program

The Internship program offers part-time paid positions to college and graduate students. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours per week on research-related projects. Undergraduates with work-study are encouraged to apply during the spring and fall semesters. Basic Qualifications: Student at a local Bay Area college and can commit to working 10-20 hours per week.

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at MSU Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Provides students with the opportunity to become engaged in an active research program in a scientific laboratory on the MSU campus in East Lansing, MI. Faculty, postdoctoral associates, and/or graduate students will act as mentors for participants. Students will contribute to the project by working in the laboratory or field research sites alongside their mentors, participating in group meetings and activities, and attending seminars. A variety of bioenergy-related field trips will also be planned. At the end of the program, students will present summaries of their work as both posters and oral presentations. The GLBRC Summer Research Program runs from May 20th – July 28th, and students will receive a stipend of $5,000 in addition to room and board, and some travel coverage.


Harvard Forest Summer Internship Program NP

An opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species.

Harvard-MIT Summer Institute NP

The Summer Institute at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology offers a unique opportunity for outstanding undergraduate college students considering a career in biomedical engineering and medical science.

HMS Summer Immunology Program

Students will be matched with a Harvard Immunology Graduate Program faculty member to participate in the ongoing research of the laboratory. 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.

Harvard Summer Research Opportunities NP

Live at Harvard for the summer, work alongside Harvard faculty and graduate students, and enjoy firsthand access to the amazing resources of this university. Our summer program will connect you with first-class researchers working in fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Must have completed a summer of research previously.

Health Care Connection Summer Internship Program

HCC places talented, diverse undergraduate students in summer internships that provides them with invaluable exposure, experience, and mentoring to pursue health careers. HCC recruits nationally and within regions for interns. HCC’s key focus is finding the best fit between intern passions, goals and capabilities and organizations needs and learning opportunities.

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture

Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies.

Hollings Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship offers options for both academic-year and summer study in oceanic and atmospheric sciences to take place in Silver Spring, MD.

HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) NP

HHMI offers thousands of exciting experiences in the sciences for students at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.


IONIS Internship Program I

Internship opportunities are offered in Research, Development and Business in various fields, such as Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Business Development, Clinical Development, Corporate Communications, Toxicology, and Pharmacokinetics. Students work under a practicing professional who provides guidance and mentorship during the internship program.

Indiana University Department of Physics REU NP

Our program provides research experience in experimental and theoretical biophysics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics, nuclear physics, accelerator and medical physics, and nuclear chemistry. Undergraduate physics majors from colleges and universities across the US will participate in the 10-week program.


HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program I

Janelia Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine- Summer Internship Program

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

Jicamarca International Research Experience Program (JIREP) I

Students will work with staff engineers and scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in neutral atmospheric and ionospheric science as well as radar/radio instrumentation and software development. Given its location, frequency of operation, and array system, most JRO’s research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, JRO offers a good opportunity to get hands-on-experience on different aspects of radar systems, from changing the antenna connections, improving RF components of the system, to develop sophisticated acquisition and processing programs.


Kansas State University Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) at Kansas State University 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.

Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE)

The KURE participants engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor and attend a variety of seminars and workshops over the course of the 8 week program.  Aside from time in the lab, students will have professional development sessions and the opportunity to shadow physicians in the clinic.  The KURE oral symposium, held at the close of the summer session is where students present their summer research.



Louisiana State University – Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)

The CIMM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine- or ten-week summer program where students work collaboratively on topics related to advanced manufacturing and materials research. CIMM research addresses the scientific and technological barriers relevant to two broad classes of manufacturing methods: (1) Multi-scale forming and replication for high-throughput manufacturing and (2) 3-D Laser-based Printing for adaptive manufacturing. Students will be integrated into ongoing research projects in state of the art facilities in an environment of peer and inter-institutional mentoring and collaboration.

Brown University-Leadership Alliance Summer Internship Program

One application for 19 prestigious institutions covering most disciplines

Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

The programs begin with a joint orientation weekend, followed by participation in a 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction.


Macalaster College’s Science and Research Office D

This site is for Science summer research opportunities. Though some of the listed programs are exclusively for Macalaster students, the site clearly outlines a variety of off campus opportunities open to students from all universities. Since the entire site is geared towards science, it is a must-visit for science students.

Macalester Database for International Student Opportunities D, I

University of Maryland- College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Established in 1999, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) is part of the College’s longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program NP

This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to non-specialists.

Maternal Child Health Care Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement – Undergraduate Program

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate scholars, especially those from underrepresented populations, to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.

Mathematical Science Research Institute

The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.

Mathematical Association of America Undergraduate Summer Opportunities D

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors).

Michigan State University

AEASP offers talented undergraduates seriously considering post-graduate studies in economics, the opportunity to develop and solidify their math and other technical skills to enable them to successfully meet the high demands of academically challenging doctoral programs.

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.

Mountain Research Station Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Mountain Research Station Research Experiences for Undergraduates program provides students with the opportunity to participate in research projects in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. More information about the University of Colorado REU program, the faculty involved, the host site, and the application process can be found in the web link below. Student participants will be housed at the Mountain Research Station. Participants will live in cabins at the station through the summer, offering an opportunity for participation in a unique, focused, research program. Accepting applications for the Summer 2015 program, and will start to evaluate applications after February 27, 2015.



Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Students Fellowship


Rice University and the Nakatani Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the application cycle for the 2018 Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experience Program for U.S. Students in Japan! This is a 13-week, summer research internship in science & engineering that is open to freshman and sophomore students nationwide.   The program seeks to cultivate an interest in science & engineering research and future graduate study among young undergraduate students. Nakatani RIES is geared towards the needs of young undergraduates who are new to scientific research and study of Japanese language and culture; no prior research or language experience is required.

NIH-Training Programs in the Biological Sciences D

The NIH is the primary agency for support of biomedical research. A number of NIH departments offer summer research opportunities. Students must be either United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Must be a U.S. citizen and Permanent U.S. Resident with a valid green card, have a 3.0 GPA or above, consider pursuing a graduate degree or career in STEM discipline enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) at a U.S. College or University during the time of application; seniors graduating in May 2018 are eligible to apply. Great for majors in biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physical sciences, physics, and/or statistics. Have a 3.0 G.P.A. or above
Considering pursuing a graduate degree or career in a STEM discipline
Research Opportunities Matching

Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI)

The Native American Research Internship (NARI) is a summer research internship for American Indian/Alaska Native junior or senior undergraduates interested in biomedical or health science research. The areas include child & maternal health, cardiovascular and blood health, diabetes, obesity and metabolism-related research that include comprehensive  academic, career, and educational  support through mentored and peer relationships that promote professional development. This position is 10 weeks of paid full-time research. Students are paired with mentors and academic mentoring professionals, and will have the opportunity to attend a summer health conference and work with local American Indian youth groups for science and health related activities. Application is due February 23rd, 2018.

SURF Gaithersburg I

SURF Boulder NP

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-Internships and Fellowships

Application includes:

  • NASA Academy
  • NASA Student Internship Program
  • NASA Robotics Internship Program
  • NASA Independent Verification and Validation Internship Program
  • NASA Summer Aerospace Workforce Development Research Internship Program
  • NASA Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Student Internship Program

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Higher Education Undergraduate Programs List D

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

Nebraska Summer Research Programs

The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network)

NEON offers a variety of research internships for undergraduates each summer, from helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data. Interns work alongside staff mentors; and explore career options in weekly professional development seminars and networking events with interns from other scientific programs based in Boulder, CO. Interns work 40 hours a week and are paid a competitive salary. Airfare and housing are also covered by the program. D

All programs for 2016-2017 include projects in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Minority Health Disparities, Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials.  While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit their website.
This program is approximately 10 weeks in length of research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Nuclear science. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students for summer or spring term research. By providing this research opportunity, the laboratory is creating a learning environment useful to both national laboratories and students to train the next generation of nuclear scientists. The goals of the program are to 1) enrich your laboratory experience by providing lectures, seminars and other opportunities to learn more about ORNL and the research of many outstanding speakers; 2) for you to network with laboratory research staff and with fellow students; 3) Take technical tours of facilities at ORNL; 4) Prepare and present your project to laboratory staff and fellow students – optional for fall/spring appointments; required if appointment continues in summer. Housing, living, and travel stipend provided. Apply by January 6, 2018 for Spring term, and by February 28, 2018 for Summer term.

The Nucleus Research/Internship Opportunities D

Database of summer opportunities in physics and astronomy.


Ohio Aerospace Institute’s Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program at NASA Glenn NP

Oak Ridge National Laboratory  D

STEM research opportunities.


Princeton University

The ACEE Summer Internship Program provides competitive funding that supports undergraduate research on energy- and environment-related projects, particularly field work and laboratory research. The recipients will spend eight weeks this summer working under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research. PLLUSS scholars will participate in a comprehensive educational and applied public health learning experience that will enhance their abilities to successfully transition to graduate and professional school, and ultimately to a career in public health.

Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institutes

JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-LSAMP Summer Research Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering)

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany  I

RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses.


SHARP Summer HIV/AIDS Research Program

SHARP (Summer HIV/AIDS Research Program) is an innovative 12-week summer mentored internship and learning experience designed to inspire students from underrepresented communities to pursue further studies and careers in public health-oriented clinical, socio-behavioral, and community-focused research.

SciTechsperience Internships NP

Scripps SURF Program  I

Scripps has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition. The institute has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and synthetic vaccine development.

Seattle University Mathematics Early Research (SUMMER)

The Seattle University Mathematics Early Research (SUMMER) program is an opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds to work collaboratively on projects at the frontiers of current mathematical knowledge. We especially encourage applications from students who are currently enrolled at a community college, four-year college, or university where there are limited resources for undergraduates to engage in mathematics research. We aim to foster a community of researchers that includes students from historically underrepresented groups who can bring different perspectives which may inspire creative new ideas for solving problems.

Seven Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7) I

Since 2006, the Study and Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany’s top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning in a laboratory.

Smithsonian Internships: Mentor-Based Learning Opportunities

Smithsonian internships are learning experiences guided by a mentor, occurring during a specific time frame, which provide benefits relating to an intern’s education, coursework, or career goals.

Summer Program In Neuroscience

SPIN ’18 is an onsite, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.

SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

STEM Federally Funded Opportunities D

Student Clinical Opportunities for Premedical Experience (SCOPE)

Student Clinical Opportunities for Premedical Experience (SCOPE) is a student-run internship program based out of Stanford University that places interns in the Santa Clara Valley Emergency Room.

Student Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

Schools throughout the country have 6-week medical or dental school prep programs for undergraduates who have completed 1 year of study.

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) NP

All disciplines. Targets minority students but accepts applications from all students. One application for 15 schools.

Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Fully paid summer internship to provide undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs. SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at 20 research institutions across the country. The program is 8-10 weeks in length, and students will receive a stipend, and travel and housing expenses from the research institution. Application deadline is February 1st.

2018 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

A summer fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Chamblee Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health. The application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST. If you have questions, send an email to Please include reference code CDC-NCEH-2018-0013 in your email.


SURF Program at NIST

Study Abroad Research- Euroscholars Program I

Apply for this program through Augsburg Abroad


University of Alabama at Birmingham SIBS

Biomedical Research -This summer, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is sponsoring an eight week program in which selected undergraduate students will conduct laboratory research under the guidance of individual UAB faculty members. Previous research is not

University of Alabama at Birmingham PARAdiGM

PARAdiGM is UAB’s NIH/NHLBI-funded summer program for outstanding undergraduates from disadvantaged and underrepresented minority backgrounds who want  to explore the potential of a future career as a physician-scientist – becoming a scientific investigator and a practicing physician.

UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program NP

UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP)

UCLA PREP is a seven-week program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there.

UC Irvine UROP D

Index of off-campus research opportunities (all disciplines)

UCI-SURF Program

UC Irvine’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate and master’s diversity students an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects and provides an intense course of graduate preparation workshops. The program, which is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree and enter academic careers, provides the tools needed to facilitate application, admission, and enrollment to graduate school. The SURF program is open to virtually all academic fields at UC Irvine.

UC Riverside Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

Established in 1987, the Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) is our eight-week summer research    program designed for rising juniors, seniors (and some masters students) from educationally and/or economically    disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on the mentor’s research project.

University of Georgia REU program in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine

The University of Georgia focuses on hands-on and interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine. More than 30 faculty participants from the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and Medical School inspire students by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical problems. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project. Application deadline is February 19, 2017. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and faculty recommendations. Includes a $5,000 stipend. Program Dates: May 22, 2017 – July 28, 2017

University of Maryland-Summer Research Initiative

This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 4 – July 28, 2018. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments at the University of Maryland. We also supplement the research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students are provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in university on-campus housing and $3,150. Must be junior or senior status by Fall 2018 and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident status. Applicants should intend to pursue a Ph.D. in the social and behavioral sciences.

University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) I

The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program at U-M. DACA students are eligible.

University of Nebraska Summer Research Applications NP

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more. Research programs for summer 2018 include Applied Plant Systems, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Integrated Agronomic Systems, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), Minority Health Disparities, Nanohybrid Functional Materials, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Redox Biology Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments, Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome, Unmanned Systems, and Virology

University of South Dakota 

Research opportunities offered at USD fall within the themes of photo dynamics and nanomaterials, areas integrally linked to issues of national importance such as energy practice and catalytic remediation of environmental resources. A number of research projects available to REU participants are listed below; additional information about chemistry research at USD can be found on the Department of Chemistry’s main page

UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) NP

UCSD Department of Pharmacology SURF

The Pharmacology Department at UCSD School of Medicine offers a research-training program specifically for students who are seriously considering PhD training in the basic bio-medical sciences. The SURF program is an intensive academy-modeled on graduate life. Participants gain research experience with a faculty mentor’s research project, attend a GRE preparation course, attend a graduate course preparation luncheon, and present research at a closing ceremony.

University of Wisconsin-Madison  NP

The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). This hands-on research program is designed primarily to give students from other colleges and universities a chance to experience the richness of research at UW–Madison.

University of Washington Research Opportunities NP

US Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

This program encourages undergraduate students (including community college students) to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory/facility staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.


Washington University in St. Louis

The Summer Research Program in Global Health is an eight-week program open to: full-time college undergraduates; graduate students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH), Social Work (MSW), or Population Health Sciences (MPHS); and medical students looking to gain experience in the field of global health research. Research programs are also available in Genomics.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.


Yale College Research Opportunities NP

Programs and Funding Opportunities for Undergraduates (lists both Programs and Directories and National Laboratories, Corporations, Research Institutes and Universities)


Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Program