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Research Opportunities at Other Universities

Keywords Location Application Deadline
National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP) in Biomedical Research

Description:

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Eligibility:

• Applicants must be 16 years or older as of June 15, 2017.
 • Applicants ust be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
 • Applicants must be accepted into or enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college or university as undergraduate or graduate students.

Timeline:

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.

Compensation:

Stipend levels are adjusted annually; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH. See website for more details.

Website:

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Special Notes:

Applications must be submitted online and will require the following:
 • a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
 • A list of coursework and grades (not necessarily a transcript)
 • A cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals
 • The names and contact information for two references
Varies by lab (see website)
Mar 01, 2017
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars US Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation's leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students have the opportunity to: 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 nation's top academic scientists; attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events. Each host institution has its own application process. US citizenship or permanent residency in the US is required, and students may apply to as many host institutions' programs as they are interested in.

Eligibility:

Eligibility requirements vary by location; visit website for each site for specific information

Timeline:

 • California Institute of Technology - June 19-August 25, 2017
 • Columbia University/Barnard College: May 30 - August 4, 2017
 • Harvard University: June 5 - August 11, 2017
 • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: June 12 - August 10, 2017
 • National Institutes of Health: June 5 - August 11, 2017
 • Stanford University: June 24 - August 26, 2017
• University of California - Berkeley: May 29 - August 4, 2017
• University of California - Los Angeles: June 26 - September 1, 2017
• University of California - San Francisco: May 30 - August 2, 2017
• Washington University in St. Louis: May 30 - August 2, 2017

Compensation:

Compensation varies by location; visit website for each site for specific information

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/us-program

Special Notes:

Disciplines and research topics will vary by location; please visit each host institution's website for more information
Varies
Feb 01, 2017
ThinkSwiss Research Exchange Program

Description:

ThinkSwiss is an official program of the Swiss Confederation – promoting exchanges and sharing knowledge between the U.S. and Switzerland. ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2-3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields. By accepting the scholarship, students agree to participate in a blog to share experiences during their research stay in Switzerland. After returning to the U.S., ThinkSwiss scholars also agree to carry out at least one activity as student "ambassadors" to promote Swiss research.

Eligibility:

 • Currently be enrolled at an accredited US or Canadian university/college
 • Be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed the sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
 • Provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group

Timeline:

ThinkSwiss Scholars are eligible to schedule their research stay for any time between May 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017 (with the latest start date being December 1, 2017).

Compensation:

Website:

http://thinkswiss.tumblr.com/About

Special Notes:

Application must contain:
 • An introduction page with: your first name and last name as it appears on your travel documents; the accredited university in the U.S. or in Canada at which you are currently enrolled; the name of your host university in Switzerland, including the involved institute and the name of your host professor; the dates and the length of stay, at least two, but up to three months in total; your field of research; your e-mail address (one that is valid for a longer period of time and that you check on a regular basis!)
 • A cover letter outlining your research project (e.g. an overview of the tasks and milestones of your project that you agreed on with your host professor) and explaining why you should be awarded the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship and why you would make an excellent “student ambassador” in the future
 • A CV (no more than two pages)
 • A copy of your current university transcripts (we accept photocopies of official transcripts issued to the student)
 • A letter of acceptance from the professor and/or hosting institution in Switzerland
 • A letter of recommendation from a current professor who can attest to the applicant’s abilities
Switzerland; exact location varies by applicant
Jan 31, 2017
CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program

Description:

The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is committed to educating and training future leaders in the biomedical sciences, with a special emphasis on advancing laboratory, clinical, behavioral and translational pediatric research. CRISSP at a Glance:
  • Full-time mentored research experience
  • Opportunities in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, and translational research
  • World-renowned faculty mentors and training program
  • Clinical shadowing opportunities
  • Independent research project
  • Summer stipend $4,000
  • Ten-week program from 6/5/2017 to 8/11/2017
  • Applications consist of:
  • Application Form
  • Essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    1. One academic
    2. One academic, personal, or professional
  • Transcript
  • CV/Resume

Eligibility:

All undergraduate students and graduating seniors are eligible to apply, provided that they:
  • Are enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university
  • Have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA and a strong interest in biomedical research
  • Are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents

Timeline:

Ten-week program from 6/5/2017 to 8/11/2017

Compensation:

Summer stipend $4,000

Website:

http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/crissp/index.php

Special Notes:

Completed applications are due by 5:00pm (EST) on January 31, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 31, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduates Laboratory Internships (SULI)

Description:

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs.
 The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE National Laboratories.
 

Eligibility:

Applicants must:
 • be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, having completed at least one year as a matriculating student at time of application
 • have an undergraduate cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale
 • be 18 years or older at time of application
 • be a US citizen or permanent resident
 • have earned a high school diploma or GED equivalent at time of application

Timeline:

10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term: May - August); 16 weeks in duration for the Fall: August - December; Spring (January - May)

Compensation:

$500 stipend per week during the internship period; Selected students are reimbursed for one round trip domestic travel to the host laboratory [(if permanent address is more than 50 miles from the host laboratory). Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare.]; An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements.

Website:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

Special Notes:

• Applicants are limited to participation in SULI to no more than two (2) internships.
 o Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three (3) times.
 
Varies by program
Jan 13, 2017
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

Description:

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. NREIP provided competitive research internships to approximately 590 college students last summer. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 36 DoN laboratories.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:
 • be U.S. citizens. Permanent residents and dual citizens may be eligible; varies by lab
 • students graduating in Spring 2017 are eligible to apply
 • be on track to acquire a minimum of 31 credits by end of Spring 2017
 • applicants should have majors relevant to research interests of labs

Timeline:

Internships are ten weeks long. Start dates vary by lab. Earliest start date will be second week in May 2017.

Compensation:

Stipend levels are determined by student's years of participation in the program.
 • $5,400 - new undergraduate student participants (students should possess 31 credits min. by end of Spring 2017)
 • $8,100 - returning undergraduate students (students MUST have completed a full 10-week program in a prior year to receive this level)
 • $10,800 - graduate students' stipends

Website:

https://nreip.asee.org/

Special Notes:

• Please Note: Students enrolled in a BS/MS program will be eligible for the graduate stipend when they have been accepted into the dual degree program and have earned enough credits equivalent to a BS degree.
 • Please Note: Housing is not included in the compensation.
Varies by lab (see website)
Nov 30, 2016
NIST Surf: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Description:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is available for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. These programs require an organizational application from the college/university, not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. This proposal will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant. Students can participate in any one of the six NIST laboratories:
 • Material Measurement Laboratory
 • Physical Measurement Laboratory
 • Engineering Laboratory
 • Information Technology Laboratory
 • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
 • NIST Center for Neutron Research
 SURFing is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. We anticipate providing meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students in the Gaithersburg site-wide program. The NIST facilities are located just outside Washington, DC.

Eligibility:

• Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
 • Must be an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
 • Must be interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.)
 

Timeline:

May 23, 2013 - August 9, 2013 and June 6, 2013 - August 9, 2013 (adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules)

Compensation:

$5,500 stipend; free summer housing; travel allotments (as needed)

Website:

http://nist.gov/surfgaithersburg

Special Notes:

Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. This proposal, using the forms provided, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant.
Gaithersburg, MD
NIST Surf: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Description:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the SURF NIST Boulder program. This proposal, consisting of forms provided by NIST Boulder, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials to be provided by each student applicant.Opportunities are available in the fields of:
     •Chemical Science and Technology
     •Electronics and Electrical Engineering
     •Information Technology
     •Materials Science and Engineering
     •Physics
 NIST anticipates providing research opportunities for approximately 22 SURFers at the NIST facilities in Boulder, Colorado.

Eligibility:

• Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
 • Must be an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college with a technical major.
 • Applicants must be covered by health insurance through their school or family.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
 • New applicants must be enrolled to continue their undergraduate education for fall 2013. Previous SURF NIST Boulder participants who will graduate in spring 2013 are also eligible.
 

Timeline:

May 20, 2013 - August 2, 2013 (adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules)

Compensation:

$5,500 stipend

Website:

http://nist.gov/surfboulder

Special Notes:

Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the SURF NIST Boulder program. This proposal, consisting of forms provided by NIST Boulder, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials to be provided by each student applicant.
Boulder, CO
ORISE/ORAU Database: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering/Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Description:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORISE addresses national needs by:
 • Assessing and analyzing environmental and health effects of radiation, beryllium and other hazardous materials;
 • Maintaining medical and national security radiation emergency management and response capabilities; and
 • Managing education programs to help ensure a robust supply of scientists, engineers and technicians to meet future science and technology needs.
 ORISE creates opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, federal agencies, academia and industry in a manner consistent with DOE objectives and the ORISE mission.
 In alignment with the mission, ORISE’s capabilities are divided into seven programmatic areas:
 • Science Education
 • National Security and Emergency Management
 • Radiation Emergency Medicine
 • Occupational Exposure and Worker Health
 • Health Communication and Technical Training
 • Scientific and Technical Resource Integration
 • Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification
 ORISE offers a variety of research internships/opportunities for undergraduate students in these program areas. Please use the ORISE website as a resource for finding these varied opportunities.
 

Eligibility:

Varies by program

Timeline:

Varies by program

Compensation:

Varies by program

Website:

http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/undergraduates.aspx
Varies by program
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Description:

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements. Students may not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the online directory of active REU Sites.
 

Eligibility:

• Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
 • Other eligibility requirements vary by REU site.
 

Timeline:

Varies by location.

Compensation:

Varies by location.

Website:

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
Varies by program