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Internships and Research Experiences

How do I start the process?

Your First STEP - contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.and set up an appointment to begin the conversation. 

This page will bring you just a small amount of what opportunities are available for you.  Research Opportunities can also be found in the Student Opportunity Center database on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. website. For questions or help in preparing materials for research please contact their office at (616) 331-8100 or ours@gvsu.edu .

For help with your personal statement or essays please go to the Writing Center or the Career Center. 

For more internship opportunities you can visit the Career Center.


University of Michigan UM SMART Program

University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program "UM-SMART" summer program

Michigan's Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), (which is an MD/Ph.D. program) is sponsoring the "UM-SMART" summer program. This ten week summer research program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.

The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities.  Applicants should have completed at least their sophomore undergraduate year. The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August. 

The deadline for application submission is January 19, 2018.

https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-phd-program/um-smart-undergrad-summer-program


Research Experience – Fungal Genomics, Computational Biology & Systems Biology
    10 week program, $5000 Summer Stipend. University of Georgia
    Contact: Jonathan Arnold arnold@uga.edu
    Apply: http://www.genetics.uga.edu/FGCB

Research Experience – Immersive Research in the Bio archaeology of Greek Colonization
    8 week program (4 weeks in Italy and 4 weeks in US). University of Georgia
    Contact: Laurie Reitsema reitsema@uga.edu
          Or    Britney Kyle  Britney.kyle@unco.edu
    Apply: http://research.franklin.uga.edu/reu 

Research Experience – Nanotechnology & Biomedicine
    University of Georgia
    Contact: Leidong Mao  mao@uga.edu
    Apply: http://reu.engr.uga.edu 

Research Experience – Biology Education Teaching and Learning
    9 week program, $5000 Summer Stipend, University of Georgia
    Contact: Dr. Julia Stanton, stantonj@uga.edu
    Apply: http://uber.coe.uga.edu

Research Experience – Georgia Costal Ecosystems Sciences
    Sapelo Island, University of Georgia
    Contact: Adam Sapp, asapp@uga.edu
    Apply: http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/employment/summer_internships.asp

Research Experience – Population Biology of Infectious Disease
    9 week program, $4950 Summer Stipend, Housing provided, University of Georgia
    Contact: Dr. John Drake, jdrake@uga.edu 
    Apply: https://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/reu/

Internship & Research Experience – SR-EIP, Early Identification Program
    STEM, 8-10 weeks, full stipend, and multiple colleges
    Contact: Barbara Kahn, Barbara_kahn@brown.edu 
    Apply: http://www.theleadershipalliance.org

Training Program – Biosciences Opportunities Preview
    Weekend event, UW-Madison
    Contact: biopreview@mailplus.wisc.edu
    Apply: http://www.biopreview.wisc.edu

Internship – John Hopkins Applied Physics
    Travelling reimbursement, John Hopkins University
    Contact: 240-228-3172
    Apply: http://www.jhuapl.edu     

Internship – Global Health Fellows
    Global Health Corps, Fellowships (2-4 years), Internships (3-12 months)
    Contact: info@ghfp.net
    Apply: http://www.ghfp.net

Internship/Fellowship – Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
    $27,000 annual stipend, 12 months, Virginia Tech
    Contact: 540-231-5898, vt-imsd@vt.edu 
    Apply: http://www.imsd.apsc.vt.edu

Research Experience – Summer Research Opportunities Program
    Purdue University
    Contact: srop@purdue.edu 
    Apply: http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/diversity/programs/summer-research-opportunities-program/ 

Training Program – Graduate Diversity Visitation Program
    Purdue University, 4 days, costs covered
    Contact: gdvp@purdue.edu
    Apply: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/diversity/programs/graduate-diversity-visitation-program/ 

Training Program – Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
    Purdue University
    Contact: Dr. Kathy Dixon, kgdixon@purdue.edu 
    Apply: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/agep/index.html

Research Experience – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
    8 weeks, Purdue University, $1750 summer stipend
    Contact: purdue.lsamp@gmail.com, 765-494-7899
    Apply: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/lsamp/index.html

Scholarship Programs –
CIBA/YOUNGER Chemist Committee Travel Award
    $500, ACS National or Regional meetings
Women Chemist Committee Eli Lilly Travel Award
    $1000 travel funds to present research
Women Chemist Committee Overcoming Challenges Award
    $250 and $1000 travel to ACS Fall National Meeting
Committee on Minority Affairs Mini-Grant
    $500 local sections
Young Chemist Committee Starter Grant
    $250 YCCs local sections
Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
    $1,500 towards academics

Graduate Program – Integrated Biosciences Program
    University of Minnesota    
    Contact: ibs@d.umn.edu 
    Apply: http://www.d.umn.edu/ibs

Research Experience – Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    10 week program, $5000 stipend, housing provided, location varies
    Contact: http://www.nsf-cchf.com/contact.html 
    Apply: http://nsf-cchf.com/CSURP/index.php/online-applications/

Training Program – Project Imhotep Summer Program
    Financial Stipend, travel and housing provided, Morehouse College
    Contact: phsi@morehouse.edu 
    Apply: www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/centers/phsi/grant-imhotep.html

Training Program – Graduate Diversity Visitation Program
    Purdue University
    Contact: gdvp@purdue.edu
    Apply: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/diversity/programs/graduate-diversity-visitation-program/

Internship/Research Experience – Diversity Summer Internship Program
    Stipend, housing provided, John Hopkins School of Public Health
    Contact: 410-955-3543
    Apply: https://www.jhsph.edu/offices-and-services/office-of-student-life/diversity-summer-internship-program-for-undergraduates/index.html
    
Research Experience – Center for Emergent Materials Research Experience
    CEM Program, Ohio State University
    Contact:
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program 

Research Experience – Center for RNA Biology 
    Ohio State University
    Contact: gradrecruit@osu.edu
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program 

Research Experience – Mathematical Biosciences Institute
    Ohio State University
    Contact: gradrecruit@osu.edu
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program 

Research Experience – Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Research Experience
    Ohio State University
    Contact: gradrecruit@osu.edu
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program 
    
Research Experience – Sampling Advanced Mathematics
    3 week program, Ohio State University
    Contact: gradrecruit@osu.edu
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program 

Research Experience – Stone’s Lab 
    Ohio State University, Great Lakes Area
    Contact: gradrecruit@osu.edu
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program

Research Experience – Science of Language and the Language of Science
    10 week program, Ohio State University
    Contact: gradrecruit@osu.edu
    Apply: https://gradsch.osu.edu/research/summer-research-opportunities-program

Training Program – Penn State Medical Scientist Training
    Penn State  
    Contact: mstp@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Apply: http://med.psu.edu/md-phd

Training Program – Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques
    1-8 weeks, University of Michigan
    Contact: 734-764-6595
    Apply: www.si.isr.umich.edu

Training Program – Premedical Graduate Health Science Certificate Program
    Virginia Commonwealth University, 2 semesters
    Contact: premedcert@vcuhealth.org 
    Apply: www.medschool.vcu.edu/graduate/premed_cert

Training Program – Summer Health Professions Education Program
    6-weeks, All housing, meals, and travel covered, $600 stipend
    Contact: http://www.shpep.org/contact/ or shpep@aamc.org
    Apply: http://www.shpep.org/apply-to-shpep/

Research Experience – Undergraduate Research Programs
    University of Minnesota
    Contact: https://www.grad.umn.edu/about/contact 
    Apply: https://www.grad.umn.edu/diversity/undergradresearch

Training Programs – Health Sciences Diversity
    University of Pittsburgh
    Contact: diversity@hs.pitt.edu 
    Apply: http://healthdiversity.pitt.edu/programs-initiatives

Training Program – Indiana Medical School/Engineering
    ~2 years, 3-4 years, $27,000 annual stipend, Indiana University
    Contact: 317-278-5207 or mdphd@iu.edu 
    Apply: http://mstp.iu.edu

Research Experience – Pure and Applied Mathematics – RIPS 
    Free travel to UCLA, Housing and most meals, $3500 stipend, LA
    Contact: rips@ipam.ucla.edu
    Apply: www.ipam.ucla.edu/rips    

Graduate Program – Van Andel Institute
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Contact: 616-234-5708 or registrar@vai.org 
    Apply: https://vaigs.vai.org/undergrad-research/apply/

Internship – Van Andel Summer Internship Program
    6 to 9 weeks, Grand Rapids, MI
    Contact: undergrad@vai.org 
    Apply: https://vaigs.vai.org/undergrad-research/internship-opps/ 

Research Experience – Research Fellows (SURF)
    $4000 stipend, 10 weeks, Kellogg School of Science and Technology, California or Florida
    Contact: 858-784-8469 or eduprgm@scripps.edu 
    Apply: http://education.scripps.edu

Internship – Science Undergraduate Laboratory (SULI)
    $500 a week stipend, on-site housing, Argonne National Laboratory
    Contact: 202-586-5430 or https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/contact/
    Apply: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli

Training Program – Medical Scientist
    John Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Contact: http://mdphd.johnshopkins.edu/main-contact/ 
    Apply: http://mdphd.johnshopkins.edu/admissions/ 

Training Program – Grant Proposal Writing Program
    2 day, 3 day, 12 months, 3-4 month programs, National Research Mentoring Network
    Contact: info@nrmnet.net
    Apply: https://nrmnet.net/ 

Research Experience – Summer Research For Undergraduates
    Competitive stipend, free housing & travel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Contact: graduateschooldean@grad.wisc.edu
    Apply: https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/srop/ 

Internship – NRC Research Associateship Programs
    Annual stipend ranging from $30,000 to $80,000, 12 months
    Contact: rap@nas.edu 
    Apply: www.nationalacademics.org/rap

Research Experience – Center for Chemical Evolution Summer Research
    10 week sessions, $4500 stipend, Georgia Tech
    Contact: Christopher Parsons, Christopher.parsons@chemistry.gatech.edu
    Apply: http://centerforchemicalevolution.com/undergraduate-research-application

Internship – DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program
    U.S. Department of Energy
    Contact: nrel.education@nrel.gov
    Apply: https://www.nrel.gov/careers/suli.html 

Internship – Community College Internship Program
    National Renewable Energy Lab
    Contact: nrel.education@nrel.gov
    Apply: https://www.nrel.gov/careers/community-college-internship.html 

Internship – Research Participant Program 
    National Renewable Energy Lab
    Contact: university@nrel.gov
    Apply: https://www.nrel.gov/careers/nrel-internships.html 

Internship – Office of Science Graduate Student Research
    National Renewable Energy Lab
    Contact: nrel.education@nrel.gov
    Apply: https://www.nrel.gov/careers/nrel-internships.html

Research Experience – Summer @ ICERM
    $3000 stipend, housing and meals provided, Brown University
    Contact: 401-863-5030 or info@icerm.brown.edu
    Apply: http://icerm.brown.edu/summerug/2018 

Research Experience – NSF – REU
    Travel reimbursement, stipend, and housing provided, various subject opportunities
    Contact: info@nsf.gov or 703-292-5111
    Apply: https://nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp      

Internship/Fellowship – Epidemic Intelligence Service
    2 year post-grad, competitive salary and benefits
    Contact: EIS@cdc.gov 
    Apply: www.cdc.gov/eis/application.html 

Research Experience – Graduates Research Training
    $27,000 salary, one-year biomedical research, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Contact: cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org 
    Apply:    http://healthdisparities.vcu.edu

Internship/Fellowship – One Stop Shopping Initiative with NASA
    Paid internship and scholarships, NASA
    Contact: https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/contacts/highed.html 
    Apply: http://intern.nasa.gov

Research Experience – Crazy Horse University Summer Program
    Scholarship for tuition, books, supplies, food and housing, Indian University of North America
    Contact: 800-233-7937 or cde@usd.edu
    Apply: http://www.usd.edu/summer-school/crazy-horse/crazy-horse-apply-now

Research Experience – Design and Development Launch Pilots
    Partnerships and Programs, Nationwide
    Contact: 800-877-8339 or info@nsf.gov.
    Apply: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsfincludes/# 

Graduate Program – F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine
    No tuition, full salary and benefits, 7-year active duty, free medical care, Uniformed Services University
    Contact: 301-295-3101 or admissions@usuhs.edu 
    Apply: https://www.usuhs.edu/medschool/howtoapply 

Graduate Program – Molecular Medicine PhD Program
    Stipend and free tuition through training, health insurance provided, Cleveland Clinic
    Contact: molmedphd@ccf.org 
    Apply: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/mmed/admissions/

Graduate Program – Cancer Biology Program
    2 years, grants and fellowships offered, Wayne State University
    Contact: 313-578-4302 or cancerbio@karmanos.org
    Apply: https://wayne.edu/admissions/graduate

Graduate Program – Experience VA-MD Vet Med
    University of Maryland & Virginia Tech
    Contact: Shelby Jenkins, dvmadmit@vt.edu, 540-231-4699
    Apply: http://www.becomeavet.vetmed.vt.edu/howto/steps_to_apply 
 


Opportunities from LSMCE

The following opportunities are posted via Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE): 

CALTECH AMGEN Scholars and WAVE Fellows Summer Internship
Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Application window now open for 10-week 2018 summer research experiences offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.
All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. 
Application deadline: December 29, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.
Click here to for how to apply.

Summer Research in Clean Energy for Undergraduate Students
A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) entitled “Electrochemical Clean Fuel Production and Applications,” offers opportunities for undergraduate students, working with faculty mentors and industry professionals, to engage in multidisciplinary electrochemical clean fuel research activities during a 10-week summer program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to active energy research projects, students will participate in research seminars, workshops on writing and communications training, field trips related to clean energy, and career development activities.
Program dates are May 29 - Aug 3, 2018, and topics include Biofuels Synthesis and Upgradation, Hydrogen Production (solar, bio, and wind), Catalyst Development, Electrolysis, Fuel Cell, Waste Energy Recovery, Computational Electrochemistry, and Energy Conversion. Selected student receive a $5000 stipend, travel support, and on-campus housing.  https://www.odureu.org/  
Application open: January 01, 2018
Application deadline: March 15, 2018


New Solicitation - International Research Experience for Students - IRES 
The International Research Experience for Students - IRES program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high-quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. 
This solicitation features three mechanisms; proposers are required to select one of the following tracks to submit their proposal. Track I focuses on the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences. Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research. Track III calls for U.S. institutional partnerships and coalitions to develop and evaluate innovative models for high-impact, large-scale international research and professional development experiences for graduate students, as individuals or groups.
Please note that the program has been expanded with two new tracks beyond the traditional IRES program (see slides). Application deadlines vary by proposal track.  IRES Program Solicitation Page   

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