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 .

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.

Multiple Opportunities

Please scroll down the whole page as you look for possible opportunities. 

There are opportunities from emails we receive, conferences, organizations and more. Each area will be titled by where we received the research opportunities from. 

Opportunities from the SACNAS conference.

Opportunities from the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE).

Make sure to check back regularly as new opportunities are listed regularly. 

Opportunities from SACNAS

SACNAS* has a list of opportunities on their website. Please check these out at These opportunities are open to diverse students. 


*SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science.

From Conference - Flyers for programs in our office

Internship/Fellowship – Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
    $27,000 annual stipend, 12 months, Virginia Tech
    Contact: 540-231-5898, 

Training Program – Premedical Graduate Health Science Certificate Program
    Virginia Commonwealth University, 2 semesters
Deadline Rolling Admission; Recommendation: by July 16, 2018

Internship – Research Participant Program 
    National Renewable Energy Lab
Deadline: Undergraduate Internships: No deadline until position is filled

Internship – Office of Science Graduate Student Research
    National Renewable Energy Lab
Deadline:  2018 Solicitation 2: November 2018

Research Experience – NSF – REU
    Travel reimbursement, stipend, and housing provided, various subject opportunities
    Contact: or 703-292-5111
 Deadline Wednesday, August 22 (fourth Wednesday in August)

Research Experience – Design and Development Launch Pilots
    Partnerships and Programs, Nationwide
    Contact: 800-877-8339 or

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 
Deadline Submission Window: June 1-November 1

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Opportunities from LSMCE

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

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   

STUDENTS - Now is the time to start the application process for your summer internship!

Database of Internships Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoc Positions

Recorded webinar with the Department of Energy about Internships: 

DOE Internships: Opportunities and the Application Process

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.
Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.
Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, English majors, and art majors all take our program.
Interested students can start an application here!



Alabama LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program Seeking Applications for Fall 2018

Please disseminate the attached flyer to your LSAMP students who plan to start their graduate programs in Fall 2018. Also, students can find both the flier and the application at

Program Flyer   |   Application


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