Summer Research Opportunities

 


The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program

The Summer Student Program is designed to help students understand the nature of research science. The emphasis of this program is on methods of discovery and communication of knowledge, not the mastery of established facts. Independent research is under the guidance of a mentor. Students will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report their results. Each year, there will be about thirty students chosen from around the United States, from both high school and undergraduate institutions. Jackson Lab is located near the beautiful Acadia National Park.

Applications due: February 2, 2014
Program date: June 7 Ė August 11, 2014

For more information and applications: http://education.jax.org/summerstudent

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Offers a wide variety of summer internship opportunities in various disciplines, including chemistry and material science, computer science, criticality safety, engineering, and physics.

Program length is typically three (3) months, starting/ending depending on student availability

Web: https://scholars.llnl.gov/

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Lincoln Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Participants must have completed the junior year or be seniors in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and they must be majoring in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or comparable fields and have excellent academic records. U.S. citizenship is required.

Web: http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html

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Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research. For students considering medical research as a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014
Program dates: May 27 - August 1, 2014

Web: http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html

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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

This program offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students in science, math, and engineering academic disciplines. The program allows students to apply classroom theory to "real world" work experience while earning a stipend. The program includes a trip to a field site to participate in a technical forum and provides valuable presentation experience.

Application deadline: January 15, 2014
Program dates: June - August 2014

Web: http://energy.gov/fe/about-us/students-and-teachers/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship

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NIH Research and Training Opportunities for Undergraduates

The NIH offers programs for college students, recent college graduates, graduates students, professional students, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows.

Web: https://www.training.nih.gov/

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Summer Internships for Undergraduate (SULI)

This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Many of the participants in the program have decided on a career in science and engineering because of the nature of the experience. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. This program is not a job. It is an internship and is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have a sincere desire to be fully involved in a program which offers an intensive, mentored scientific research experience.

Website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/suli and apply for the following Undergraduate Internship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) by January 10, 2014.

Note: On your application, be sure to specify Oak Ridge National Laboratory as your first choice.

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Rockefeller University, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014
Program dates: June 2 - August 8, 2014

Web: http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The University of Southern California’s REU program provides Junior-year students the opportunity to get paid to work alongside top faculty on cutting-edge research projects in engineering and computer science during a summer in Los Angeles.

Applications due: February 3, 2014  for summer 2014 program

Web: http://gapp.usc.edu/sure

Contact: Laura Hartman, Director of Graduate Recruitment at lhartman@usc.edu

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University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART)

The University of Colorado at Boulder offers 10-week summer research internships through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a leading university. Twenty to twenty five undergraduates from institutions nationwide take part in this challenging and informative program each summer. SMART interns conduct research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor and see firsthand graduate student life at a major institution. Interns also interact in the social environment of a large university and in a community of underrepresented peers.

Application deadline: February 15, 2014
Program length: 10 weeks

Web: http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/index.html

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UC Davis: Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Physics Department

During the 10-week program students live on campus while working alongside our faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects from the department of physics. Students get a view of physics very different from typical coursework.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

Program Dates: June 15-August 22, 2014

Web: http://london.ucdavis.edu/~reu/reu.html

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UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who may not have had exposure to the academic environment of a research university. The program offers internships in the humanities and in the biological, physical, and social sciences for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (not graduating in the spring semester/quarter, except UC Berkeley students).

Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

Program Dates: June 8-August 2, 2014

Web: http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/diversity/srop.shtml

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UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who plan to pursue the PhD degree and enter academic careers. Opportunities are available in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.).

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014 (unless otherwise stated for particular program)

Program Dates are typically June 22-August 16, 2014 but will depend on program.

Web: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/srp/srpintro.htm

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UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Program offers undergraduate diversity students with outstanding academic potential an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree and enter academic careers with the tools needed to facilitate the application, admission, and enrollment process for graduate school. The program is open to all academic fields (e.g. arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, computer science, physical science, etc.).

Application Deadline: February 5, 2014

Web: http://www.grad.uci.edu/about-us/diversity/grad-prep-programs/non-uci-students/surf.html

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UC San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS)

The goals of STARS is to increase the numbers of underrepresented students with research experience and encourage their preparation for doctoral study. STARS offers an exciting research internship for undergraduate students, recent graduates and masters students in the sciences, engineering, and math. The academy provides an opportunity to participate in an ongoing UCSD research project and experience the rigors of doctoral programs.

Applications are open: January 1-February 22, 2014

Program Date: June 23-August 16, 2014

Web: http://ogs.ucsd.edu/student-affairs/summer-research/stars/

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University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Summer Research Program: This REU program allows students completing their junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USCís world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. University housing and transportation will also be provided.

Deadline to Apply: February 3, 2014

Program Dates: June 14th-August 8th

Web: http://gapp.usc.edu/sure

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University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program

Come to the University of Virginia School of Medicine for a ten-week, hands-on research experience youíll never forget. Gain exposure to laboratory research and become familiar with the opportunities that exist for careers in biomedical research.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2014

Web: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/education/phd/gpo/srip/home-page

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University of Washington: Conservation Scholars Program

Summer Research Program: For 8 weeks in the summer, undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in conservation. Students will connect conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice, explore conservation across urban, managed, and protected environments, and understand conservation in the context of food, water, biodiversity and climate. Program is all expenses paid, starting in June.

Web: http://www.coenv.washington.edu/conservationscholars

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP)

Summer Research Internship Program: For 10 weeks in the summer, undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in their chosen discipline. Guided by faculty mentors, students plan and conduct research, attend seminars, participate in field trips, learn to use state-of-the-art equipment, prepare for the Graduate Records Exam, and attend an exploratory retreat. The program concludes with participants presenting their research projects and findings at a research symposium. This program is open to all undergraduate students, with participants selected on the basis of academic achievement, commitment to pursuing graduate-level studies, and match of interests with an available faculty mentor.

Website: http://www.maop.vt.edu/undergraduate_programs/summer_research.html

Program Dates: May 25-July 31, 2014

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