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 document of off campus summer research programs and presentation on off-campus research to get started!
If you are not sure how to begin searching for undergraduate research opportunities, we recommend starting with the following databases:
- Nationally funded research opportunities in all science fields, including the social and behavioral sciences
- Includes some international research opportunities
- Nationally funded research opportunities in all science fields
- Nationally funded scholarships
- The National Laboratories conduct scientific research and development in areas related to energy and technology.
- Research opportunities in the medical field
- Academic Research, Shadowing, Clinical Research, Basic Science Research, Translational Research, Employment, Academic Enrichment, MCAT Prep, and other opportunities
- Macalester College Database
- Whether you are seeking a summer, fall or spring internship, or a longer-term research opportunity to provide hands-on laboratory experience, ORISE has a program for you.