The Amgen Scholars Program supports scientists-in-training as they conduct independent, hands-on research for 8 to 10 weeks under the guidance of leading faculty researchers. Through their participation, Scholars have gained confidence in the lab and grown their networks of top-notch scientists. A gathering of Amgen Scholars at the annual U.S. Symposium and Europe Symposium, two-day networking and educational events hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Cambridge, UK, respectively, sets this summer research opportunity apart from others, and has potential to inspire Scholars to pursue a PhD in the sciences.
Application Deadline: Varies by institution but most are beginning of February.
There are two different tracks. Summer Internship: The Internship Program is for high school or college student in search of an internship or other opportunity to gain work experience while in school. The Student Summer Employment provides training and work experience for individuals during summer months. The work ranges from office support to trades and labor occupations to positions in professional fields. Recent Graduate Program: The recent graduates program offers developmental experiences in the Federal Government in an effort to promote possible careers in civil service.
For the Summer Internship students must:
For the Recent Graduate Program students must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation.
Application Deadline: Student summer employment opportunities are announced January through March of each year
Gain independent research experience and learn about green chemistry.
Application Deadline: February 1
This program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program includes on-campus housing, a stipend, and additional travel funding is available for those in financial need. Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference.
Application Deadline: Around the end of January
This program engages students in faculty-mentored research projects aimed towards developing more sustainable chemical products and processes to benefit society. These include green synthesis, polymer membranes for water purification, water quality monitoring, eco-friendly coatings, energy-related materials, advanced imaging and spectroscopy of materials and surfaces, and computational approaches for understanding and predicting material properties. Stipend, housing and travel provided.
Application Deadline: mid-February
This program provides 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. 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; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
Application Deadline: The application is available from mid-November to March 1.
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.
Application Deadline: Also varies by site, but typically January or February of each year.
For a list of all NSF-REU sites, please see: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States. These facilities include the US Department of Homeland Security, the Center for Disease Control, the US Department of Energy, the US Food and Drug Administration and more. Most summer programs are 10 weeks, provide a stipend for the summer, travel funds to and from the location, and some provide housing as well.
Application Deadline: Varies by program but ranges from middle of December to middle of January.
Each student is assigned to a laboratory in the Life Sciences Institute for hands-on experience with world-class researchers. Student fellows participate in side-by-side work at the research bench with faculty members and scientists of the LSI and receive a stipend for the ten week program, plus housing support. If accepted as a Perrigo Fellow, you will be expected to work full time in your assigned lab. Hours may vary and will be determined by you and your host faculty member, but expect to work approximately 40 hours a week. Fellows should also be prepared to work the entire duration of the program. Special allowances may be made for students whose school semester does not end before the program begins. Fellows participate in a summer-end colloquium open to the campus community to present a short talk on their research project.
Application Deadline: Deadline and application information will be announced on the LSI website.
RISE 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 offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.
Application Deadline: Mid-January
RISEUP is a 12-week paid summer internship program sponsored by Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Our hands-on, mentored research projects offer the chance for qualified undergraduate students to study multiple-stakeholder environmental issues i the Lake St. Clair-Detroit River-Lake Erie corridor.
Application Deadline: February 1
Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) America International Group, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry. In this prestigious program, up to 31 chemistry and chemical engineering majors will be selected for 10-week Summer 2017 internships at 14 companies.
Application Deadline: End of November
This is an unique REU opportunity for research in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) that focuses on Model-based Reasoning in STEM Education. This multidisciplinary REU includes projects that span biology, chemistry, physics and science communication. Applicants do not need to have previous DBER experience. This program begins with a January jump start during which time you will meet your project mentor using video chat and email to establish a research question of mutual interest, begin background research on your project, and take part in research ethics training. Stipends are provided for both the January jump start and the summer work.
Application Deadline: Around the end of November
SURE participants participate in a 9-10 week full time research program that provides laboratory, fieldwork and research skills in the broad area of biofuels research. Students are paid a stipend for the full summer and expected to work full time. Housing and tuition (if necessary, depending on location) are covered. All students will be participating in the poster session at the end of the summer in Pullman, WA.
Application Deadline: End of February. Early applications are encouraged.
The Cancer Biology Graduate Program in the Department of Oncology, and the Karmanos Cancer Center Institute provide Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships to outstanding undergraduates interested in a career in biomedical research. Students will receive a stipend for this 10 week program and may apply for on-campus housing but are responsible for all living expenses. Students are expected to maintain records of their research, participate in lab meetings and departmental programmatic seminars, attend a one-hour course once a week, and to prepare and deliver a poster describing his/her work on Summer Research Poster Day along with other summer fellows. The objective of this training is to introduce outstanding college science majors to the realities of scientific research, and to prepare them for a PhD program in Cancer Research.
Application Deadline: End of February
This 10-week program focuses on chemistry research in all of the "traditional" areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical), and also provides opportunities in many non-traditional areas, including materials chemistry. Stipend, housing, and travel assistance provided.
Qualifications: U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents may apply
Application Deadline: beginning of March
Work side-by-side with extremely knowledgeable scientists and clinicians in their state-of-the-art labs, and explore possible career opportunities. Please review the list of Summer Research Program opportunities available through the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences. If you need additional assistance, contact the program directly or visit their website.
Application Deadline: Applications for each program differ, as does the possible financial cost.
A summer program of full-time scientific research includes discussion groups, research meetings, as well as social activities.
Qualifications: U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents may apply
Application Deadline: early March