Summer Programs

The following is a list of external summer programs organized by disciplines. Most of these programs are research programs, but some are internships and more general enrichment programs. Please be aware this is not a comprehensive list of all the summer research opportunities for students, but this includes many of the opportunities available. In addition, please review the websites of the programs to attain more detailed information on the summer research opportunities and to confirm the deadlines provided.

Field of Study:


Business Summer Programs

ProgramRequirements and/or Target GroupsDeadline

Smithsonian Institute - James E. Webb Internships in Business and Public Administration

Management of Nonprofit/Cultural Organizations 2/1
University of Minnesota - Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program

GPA 2.8, U.S. citizens; low income/first generation

2/10

Health Summer Programs

ProgramRequirements and/or Target GroupsDeadline
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Summer Research Awards Open to juniors or seniors who have completed at least four semesters of any combination of biological science courses, and/or physics, and/or chemistry, and at least one quarter of college level calculus, statistics, computational methods or computer science 2/7

Baylor College of Medicine - SMART

3.0 GPA 2/1
Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics US citizens or permanent residents with strong quantitative background in basic or applied sciences 2/15
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation Summer Research Interns Completed Sophomore year; 3.2 GPA 2/13
Harvard Medical School - Summer Research Program At least one biology course beyond intro biology; one summer of research completed 2/1
Harvard Medical School - Four Directions Summer Research Program

Intro Biology; research topics are assigned based upon lab space; Native Americans

2/26
Kansas State University (SUROP) GPA 3.0; U.S. citizen; health & nutrition

2/13

 

Loyola University Medical Center -Summer Research Program Sophomores or juniors ; virology and immunology; students with disabilities 2/15
Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program GPA 3.0; sophomores or juniors 2/1
MD Anderson Cancer Prevention Research All Undergraduate; graduate and medical students 2/27
Medical College of Wisconsin GPA 3.2 or higher; proof of health insurance 2/11

Medical University of South Carolina - SURP

Program students can earn 15 semester hours of credit. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

2/1
Pasteur Foundation Summer Internships Rising seniors studying the biomedical sciences 12/21
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Research Opportunity Junior standing, Ph.D. focus and research/teaching career 2/1
Summer Institute for Training in Biostatics (SIBS) U.S. citizen or permanent resident; seven week summer training course in biostatics at one of eight different campuses see website for details
Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Biology and chemistry 2/6
Summer Medical and Dental Program Minimum 3.0 GPA with 2.75 in the sciences; completed one year of college 3/1
Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC College students who plan to major in chemistry or biology and have taken courses in general chemistry or biology may apply 1/18
Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences pharmacology; public health; various science disciplines; African American; Alaskan natives; Latino/a; Native American; Pacific Islander 2/15

University of Delaware: Howard Hughes Medical Institute REU

Description of project proposal and interview are necessary, along with other standard application materials.

3/1
University of Maryland - Summer Research Training Program 3.0 GPA, courses in biology; pre-med/nursing/pharmacy; for more information contact StudentResearch@som.umaryland.edu 3/15
University of Michigan- Program in Biomedical Sciences Research experience; Recommendation from research mentors 12/1
University of Minnesota - Center for Cognitive Sciences Summer Research Program U.S. citizens and resident aliens only; pharmacology 2/1
U Penn's Summer Undergraduate Internships Program in Biomedical Sciences supports a variety of disciplines, see website for details 2/1

University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research

Supports various disciplines; see specific program/discipline opportunities for information. see website for details
University of Tennessee Biology REU- Research Experience Sophomores and Juniors in science majors, academically competitive   3/30
University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX SURF U.S. citizens 2/18
University of Washington Summer Research Program in Environmental Health U.S. citizens; traditionally underrepresented students encouraged to apply; juniors who have completed 2 or more years of lab sciences 2/14
Washington University BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program

Rural or inner-city areas and individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research; priority consideration will be given to applicants with at least one year of research experience

1/31

Humanities/Social Sciences

ProgramRequirementsDeadline
American Bar Foundation - Chicago, IL - Summer Research Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Minority Students Completed at least sophomore or junior year; 3.0 GPA 3/1
American Psychological Association - Summer Science Institute Currently a freshmen or sophomore 2/6
Duke University - Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Anthropology; political science; various other disciplines; U.S. citizen 2/15
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation - Summer Congressional Internship Program Public policy; legislative policy; political science; Scholastic achievement, leadership 2/6

Cooperative Institute for Limnology & Ecosystems Research -- Ann Arbor, MI -Great Lakes Summer Fellowship Program

Population and societal studies 2/15
Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

minority scholarship;Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM)

2/1
Gerald R. Ford Summer Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (SPPIA)

Eligible for $10,000 fellowship for graduate school; political science

3/1
Kansas State University (SUROP) GPA 3.0, U.S. citizen; English & psychology 2/13
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Internships in public policy & nonprofit leadership, located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations 1/31
NCAA Ethnic Minority & Women Internship Program

Ethnic minority & female college graduates pursing a career in athletics administration

2/1
NEH-Summer Internship Study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes 3/1
Northern Arizona University - Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program US citizen; freshmen and sophomores of any major 2/25
Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson Junior Summer Institute International affairs and public policy; junior at US college or university 11/1
Smithsonian Institute Native American Internships Anthropology/Culture Studies; should be Native American 2/1

Smithsonian Institute Peter Krueger Summer Internship - Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum

graduate students who have not yet completed their master's degree; art & museum studies

2/1
University of California - Los Angeles - Spencer RTG Summer Institute 2.8 GPA; PhD objective; English-scholarly writing 2/12
University of Minnesota - Center for Cognitive Sciences Summer Research Program U.S. citizens and resident aliens only; child development; psychiatry; kinesiology 2/1
University of Minnesota - Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities

GPA 2.8, U.S. citizens; low income/first generation; fine arts & education

2/10

 

 

University of North Texas - Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship for Public Administration $12,000 stipend; open to those who enroll in UNT's MPA program 2/1
Washington Internship Institute Various internships in DC 10/24

Sciences & Engineering Summer Programs

ProgramRequirementsDeadline
American Society of Microbiology - Research Fellowship ASM member at home institution willing to serve as mentor 2/1
Amgen Scholars U.S. citizen, sophomore, junior, non-graduating senior, 3.2 GPA 2/3

American University Washington Internships for Native Americans

Native American and Alaskan Native Students

2/1
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences NSF-REU  Sophomore or junior, U.S. citizen  5/3
Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics US citizens or permanent residents with strong quantitative background in basic or applied sciences 2/15
Boise State REU: Complexity Across Disciplines U.S. citizen or permanent resident; underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply 3/1

Carnegie Mellon University - Summer Undergraduate Research Program

U.S. citizen, sophomore or junior

2/1
Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh Summer Research 3.0 GPA, completed sophomore or junior year 2/22
Colorado State University - Summer Research Experience

3.0 GPA, must graduate after spring 2006

2/1
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Research, Alabama

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; biology, chemistry, geology and environmental students in their junior or senior year are encouraged to apply. Previous participants are not eligible.

2/15
Duke University Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Motivated minority students who recently completed their bachelor's degree

rolling admission
Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM)

1/5
Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

Providing a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM)

1/5
Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

minority scholarship;Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM)

2/1
Emory University - SURE U.S. citizen 2/1
Global Change Education Program (GCEP) - U.S. Dept. of Energy U.S. citizen; atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climatology, and terrestrial processes 2/4
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program U.S. citizen; undergraduate or recent graduate  2/7
Hope College - Research in Chemistry U.S. citizen; undergraduate 2/17
Indiana University - REU Animal Behavior biology; animal behavior 2/15
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) - Program for Young Scientists energy; technology; forestry; population and society 1/15
Iowa State University - Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology & Genomics Preference to those with lab courses in biochemistry or biology and females 2/28
Iowa State Program for Women in Science and Engineering Undergraduate; after freshman year; female 2/1
Kansas State University (SUROP) GPA 3.0, U.S. citizen 2/13
Keck Geology Consortium Rising senior, declared geology or related major, US citizen 2/3
Lawrence Livermore Lab Internship Program Chemistry; engineering; physics; computer science 11/30

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; GPA 2.75; junior or senior; African American, other underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply

3/3
Marquette University - Summer Research in Biology Current sophomore or junior, 3.0 GPA; low income/first generation/students with disabilities 1/31
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Research Program

3.0 GPA, sophomores and juniors; African American; Latino/a; Native American

1/31

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Biology/BCS Summer Research Internship For sutdents interested in biology or neuroscience. 3.5 GPA, sophomores and juniors; African American; Latino/a; Native American

1/30

Materials Science Institute University of Oregon - Summer Research Program U.S. citizen; 3.5 GPA; chemistry & physics 2/15

Miami University Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI)

Undergraduate students majoring in math; African American, other underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply

3/1
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 3.0 or greater GPA, U.S. citizen; program provides a weekly stipend (and approved travel costs) for 10-week summer internship 1/18
Milwaukee School of Engineering REU Program

3.0 or greater GPA, U.S. citizen, completed sophomore year

2/20

Minority International Research Training (MIRT) Program

3.0 GPA, related coursework  
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory - NSF Research Experience One semester of undergraduate biology 1/18
NASA Research Program

US citizen, junior or senior

1/27
NSF REU Programs

Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at www.nsf.gov.

varies see website for details
NSF - REU in Organic Chemistry - Bangkok, Thailand US citizen or permanent resident, 3.0 GPA 2/1
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students; U.S. citizenship or permanent resident 1/14
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - NRC US citizen, undergraduate from historically black college/university, summer program Rolling
Penn State REU Program Health; biology; chemistry & a separate program for physics see website for details
Purdue University - MARC/AIM Summer Research Program U.S. citizen or resident alien; completed 4 semesters of undergraduate work 3/15
Rutgers RISE Program U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 3.0 GPA, at least sophomore standing; special funding for minorities. 1/15
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) Currently enrolled students, U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 3.0 GPA. 1/10
Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatics (SIBS) U.S. citizen or permanent resident; seven week summer training course in biostatics at one of eight different campuses see website for details
Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC College students who plan to major in chemistry or biology and have taken courses in general chemistry or biology may apply 1/18
Summer ORISE Student Research Participation Opportunity at NCTR Currently enrolled students, U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 2.5 GPA. 3/7
Texas A&M University- 2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 325 GPA; at least sophomore standing; graduate no sooner than December 2012 2/8
Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences varying disciplines in science; African American; Alaskan natives; Latino/a; Native American; Pacific Islander 2/15
University of Arizona - Minority Health Disparities Research Opportunities GPA 3.0, completed 75 semester credits 3/1

University of California - Berkeley - REU in Engineering Research

US citizen or permanent resident 1/31
University of California - Riverside Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

U.S. citizen; 3.0 GPA

2/16
University of California - San Diego - Amgen Scholars Program  Sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior; 3.2 GPA; interested in a PhD or MD/PhD 2/3

University of California-San Francisco - Summer Research Training Program

Behavioral and biomedical science 2/1
University of California-Santa Cruz - SURF US citizen or permanent resident; biology and chemistry 2/15
University of Cambridge -Health Sciences Research Scholars Program

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Math

1/15
University of Colorado SMART Program US citizen, at least completed sophomore year 2/15
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - SOARS Completed sophomore year and 3.0 GPA; African American; Latino/a; Native American 2/1
University of Kansas - Summer Research Internship in Pharmacology & Toxicology Sophomore or junior see website for details
University of Maryland - Summer Research Training Program 3.0 GPA, courses in biology; biology and geology 3/15
University of Minnesota-REU *Univ of Minn offers many different REU programs to students studying science and engineering  2/15
University of Minnesota-Multicultural SROP GPA 2.8, U.S. citizens; low income/first generation 2/10
University of Nebraska Summer Research Program U.S. citizen, junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework; historically underrepresented groups encouraged 2/17
University of New Mexico Undergraduate Pipeline Network  3.0 GPA, U.S. Citizen, students who have completed between 30 and 100 credit hours  2/21
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill SURE Program biomedical research 3/1
University of North Texas - Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART)

Freshman or sophomore, 3.0 GPA, U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or other life sciences

3/6
U Penn's Summer Undergraduate Internships Program in Biomedical Sciences supports a variety of disciplines, see website for details 2/1
University of Tennessee - Knoxville (REU) rising sophomore and junior science majors, U.S. citizens or permanent residents 2/28
University of Washington Summer Research Program in Environmental Health U.S. citizens; traditionally underrepresented students encouraged to apply; juniors who have completed 2 or more years of lab sciences 2/14
University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Research Programs *Univ of Wisc-Madison offers many different REU programs to students studying science and engineering and minorities - search website for details 2/15
Watson School of Biological Sciences - CSH Summer Research Program Junior or senior 2/1
Western Kentucky University - Biotech REU Junior or senior with research experience preferred 3/2

All Disciplines

ProgramRequirementsDeadline
AIESEC - International Internships Under 30 years of age and an university student or higher Rolling
Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program US citizenship, enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program 1/25
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Open to freshmen or sophomores, US citizenship with a US passport 3/11
Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity Passport/ Visa and strong recommendation letters Rolling
Leadership Alliance - Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

GPA of 3.0 or better, US citizenship or permanent resident status

2/1
Northwestern University-SROP African American; Native American 2/25

Michigan State University- McNair/SROP

U.S. citizen, junior

 

1/30

Oak Ridge Institute for Sciences and Education - ORISE U.S. citizen, requirements vary to each program rolling
Step-Up (Short term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons) US citizen, sophomore or higher, 3.0+ GPA, personal medical/health insurance, underrepresented ethnic/racial group or diagnosed with a disability. 2/15
Washington Internships for Native Students - (WINS) American Indian, at least sophomore status, good academic standing. 5/1

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