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Internships, Fellowships, REUs, Study Abroad

Every student should strongly consider having an internship, studying abroad, or participating in a summer research experience during their undergraduate education. Please see the information below for current opportunities:

Biophysics Summer REU at Clemson University
Clemson University is hosting an NSF-sponsored Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Site this summer within our Department of Physics and Astronomy in biophysics entitled "Nature's machinery through the prism of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering” -  Apply by March 9. The program includes collaborative research experiences, biophysics training, professional workshops and more. They pay a stipend and provide housing, dining, and travel allowances. The program will run from May 28 to August 3.

Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program
The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is now accepting applications for its third Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2018! Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability - social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply. To complement their mentored research, students interact in person and/or virtually, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and seminars in transdisciplinary research and urban water sustainability.

To apply: visit:          Application deadline: January 29, 2018 11:59 PM
Dates: May 30 to August 1, 2018 (9 weeks)   Eligibility:  Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.  Support: $4,500 stipend, room and board on-campus or in nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

Mississippi State University 2018 Summer REU: Food, Energy, and Water Security
The Mississippi State University Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an interdisciplinary NSF-supported summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program occurring in 2018. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate fully in the Food, Energy and Water Security Summer Research Program activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The cohort of students will participate in exciting renewable energy research projects as well as professional development, social and outreach activities. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance.

Key Dates and Deadlines: 3/01/2018: applications due; 5/29/2018: experience begins; 8/04/2018: experience ends

Summer Research Scholars Program at Cornell University
Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting projects within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science and Horticulture. The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and post docs on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based. The internship is for 9 weeks beginning May 30, 2018 (May 29th for travel) through July 27, 2018 (July 28th for travel), and provides a stipend of $4,825, housing, and assistance with transportation costs. Details may be found at

CEMITURE program offered by Georgia Southern University (NSF-REU in Chemistry)
CEMITURE program offered by Georgia Southern University to qualifying undergraduate students for Summer 2018. The summer internship program runs for 10 weeks, offer a Stipend of $5000 with housing provided at no cost to the student and most meals provided for by the program. There are 8 interdisciplinary and collaborative projects to choose from (STEM-based). Profession development activities (scientific writing, literature search engines, drawing software for structures, career and professional development etc) and field trips.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC
The candidate will work on projects associated with developing and applying new analytical methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program. Dates: May 24 – August 3, 2018  Stipend: approximately $2,800 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,500 for full- time graduate student fellows. Apply on-line at:   Application deadline: January 19, 2018

Chemistry REU at the University of North Texas
The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU Program.  The ten-week program will run May 29 - August 3. Participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by February 15, 2018. Application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program at St. Jude's
We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-33) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program for summer 2017. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. In 2016, 68 students from 51 schools in 24 states and Puerto Rico were selected from over 500 applicants. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. ThePOE home pagecontains links to theprogram application. The deadline for receipt of all 2018 application materials is February 1, 2018.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Sciences (SURFS) at Belmont University
The College of Science and Mathematics is pleased to offer new opportunities for students AT ALL LEVELS to work on a focused, 6-week original research project this summer. Participants can apply for a stipend and housing. Students will gain firsthand experience in being part of a research team as in industry and graduate school, have the opportunity to learn through interactions with other researchers, including faculty mentors, and gain experience with new state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Applications are available from Laura Lowder in the Chemistry/Physics department, 4th floor JAAC.

Oceans Research Internship
The Oceans Research Internship Program enables aspiring scientists and conservationists to work in conjunction with leading marine biologists. You will work with the scientists as they undertake ground-breaking research on the charismatic marine mega-fauna of Southern Africa, including great white sharks. A unique internship experience to learn a wide variety of projects and in depth aspects of practical field research on species such white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Southern right whales and smaller benthic shark species. Research will be done both at sea and in an aquarium. During your stay you play a vital role, from data collection to data management. We use your collected data to advise various industries, including the government, on real-time issues in marine conservation. For more information:

Cary Institute's REU Program in Ecology
Summer 2018 will be the 31st year that the Cary Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has provided 8-12 students with opportunities to conduct cutting edge research in ecology.  2018 Program Dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018      Applications for summer 2018 will open in November.

Students in the 2018 program will receive a stipend of $6,600, housing in the Bacon Flats dormitory located on our campus just next door to the research and administration building where students conduct much of their work, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program. The program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory was established in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in 1947 and is home to the Summer Field Program. The Summer Field Program is designed to allow undergraduates an intensive field-and-lab-based setting. On-site amenities include research vessels, dormitory, dining hall, research labs, library and a specimen museum. The Summer Field Program runs May 14-June 1 (Intersession), June 4-29 (Session I), and July 2-30 (Session II). A student may enroll in only one course each session. Students should not take classes at other campuses while taking field courses at the GCRL. Admissions deadline: All application materials should be submitted by April 13, 2018 or until classes are filled.

Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) REU
REU participants are recruited from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include room and boardtravel, and a $5,250 stipend. 2018 Program dates: May 28 - August 3. Application deadline February 20.

REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville
This program offers a 10-week intensive research experience spanning the field of chemistry. While research opportunities across all traditional chemistry disciplines are available, the focus of our REU site is on the development of advanced materials for energy and sensing applications.
In addition to the research experience, participants in our REU program will also engage in a range of activities designed to develop complementary skills that are beneficial for success in graduate school and scientific research careers. These include professional development programs such as enhancing presentation and writing skills as well as site visits to local research institutions including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Eastman Chemical. REU students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, free housing on campus and up to $500 of reimbursement on eligible costs for travel to and from Knoxville. Tentative dates for 2018 program May 28 - August 4. Application deadline: February 1st, 2018
Further information as well as the online application for the program can be found at the following website:

Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Urban Water Sustainability
A new Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is being offered for summer 2018. Ten students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students will work with mentors in one of five study regions in the Network: Mid-Atlantic, South Florida, Phoenix-Tucson Sun corridor, Front Range of Colorado, and California. Our goal, where possible, is to pair students – one in the social sciences and one in environmental science or engineering – to tackle an urban water problem from different perspectives. Program Dates: May 30 - August 1, 2018. Application Deadline: January 29, 2018    For more information, go to:

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Summer Research Program
THE NEBRASKA SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM is a quality, hands-on experience in an environment that fosters growth and advancement of student scholars. Spend your summer at Nebraska experiencing close faculty mentoring, engaging research, and collaborative work.Take advantage of this opportunity to develop important research and presentation skills that you will showcase in a research symposium. Enjoy seminars related to your field and attend workshops about applying to graduate school, preparing for the GRE, etiquette during interviews, and more. Have fun outside the lab on cultural excursions and other social and recreational activities. Begin exploring the various research topics and projects offered this year by visiting our website at Stipend Range $5,000 - $6,000. Program Dates: June 4 - August 7, 2018. 

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Medical College of Wisconsin
The MCW Graduate School is now taking applications for our Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science. Participation in SPUR is intended for students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies. Application deadline is February 1, 2018.

The National Ecological Observatory Network Summer Undergraduate Internship Program 
The National Ecological Observatory Network is currently recruiting for the 2018 summer Undergraduate Internship Program which matches six undergraduate interns enrolled in STEM disciplines with NEON projects. NEON offers a variety of research internships for undergraduates each summer, from helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data. Interns work alongside staff mentors; and explore career options in weekly professional development seminars and networking events with interns from other scientific programs based in Boulder, CO. Interns work 40 hours a week and are paid a competitive salary. Airfare and housing are also covered by the program. Read more on the NEON 2018 Internship Site (  For additional information, please email

UAB Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Experimental and Computational Materials Research
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is recruiting for their NSF sponsored REU program in Experimental and Computational Materials Research. The research projects include electronic materials, nano-materials, lasers and optical materials, biosensors, biophysics and biomaterials, and computer modeling. 2018 PROGRAM DATES: May 20, 2018 – July 27, 2018 and the Application Deadline is April 1, 2018. For more information:

The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring two INTENSIVE six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates, June 9, 2018 through July 21, 2018. The Schools are held at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Eastern Site, Long Island, NY) and San Jose State University (Western Site, San Jose, CA). Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.. Students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either California or New York. They also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook.  Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018. For more information:

2018 Ole Miss Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2018. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate fully in "Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program" activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance. Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students. For more information, including research projects and how to apply, see or contact program director Dr. Nathan I. Hammer at Key Dates and Deadlines: Applications due 2/26/2018; Program dates: 5/231/2018 to 8/09/2018

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship  (SURF) Program at Cincinnati
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The program is 10 weeks long and students are paid a stipend of approximately $4,000. Deadline to Apply Feb. 1, 2018. For more information:

Community College Internship (CCI) Program
The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs.  Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. More information about CCI and access to the online application is at

Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 12, 2018 (including all required application materials and recommendations). The 2018 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May to August timeframe. 

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summer Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program. The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. ET on January 12, 2018. Visit to apply or to obtain additional information.

Adult and Juvenile Osteology, Pathology and Bioarchaeology Field Schools in Transylvania, Romania - 2018 Programs
Our osteology and bioarchaeology programs are designed to offer intensive, practical, hands on experience with human osteological remains, focusing primarily on research skill acquisition. They provide a very effective transition between the controlled teaching environment of an osteology academic lab and real "life" burial assemblages. As such, our programs offer an essential and necessary skill set to anyone pursuing a career in physical anthropology, bioarchaeology, forensics or medicine. For more information:

Aspirnaut™ Undergraduate Research Internships on the Pathobiology of Diabetic Nephropathy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Applications for the Aspirnaut™ Undergraduate Research Internships on the Pathobiology of Diabetic Nephropathy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are now available at Application Deadline December 30, 2017.

This program is funded by NIH/NIDDK/KUH and targets individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, Native American/American Indians, Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives, Americans with disabilities, and those from geographically- and economically-disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by the federal government. More information is available on our website and within the application.

The Aspirnaut™ internship is for 10 weeks (May 28-August 4, 2018). Interns are paid $500 per week that is intended to cover room, board, and transportation to and from the program. Here is the direct link to the Application for Undergraduate Students.

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Summer REU
The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering.  This summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. Students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents majoring in science or engineering are eligible to apply to the REU program.  Students are to be notified of their acceptance into the program by email by mid-March annually. Selections are primarily based on academic standing and faculty recommendations. Program dates for 2016: May 27, 2018 - August 3, 2018  Application deadline: February 15, 2018

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships
The annual competition for Graduate Fellowships begins with the application period which opens each year in August at which time a deadline consistent with those of NSF and other fellowship granting organizations will be posted. Each year's competition concludes at the end of the following March, at which time the Foundation's Board of Directors determines the most highly qualified Fellowship applicants and the number of new Fellowships which available resources will be able to support. 5 Graduate Fellowships in several subjects including Mathematics and Computer Science. Includes Full Tuition for up to five years and a Stipend of $32,000 annually. Over 40 participating U.S. research universities. Apply Online at:
Applications open August 15, 2018 for 2018-19.

REU at University of North Texas
The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU Program.  The ten-week program will begin on May 29, and participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by February 15, 2018.  Application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA)
The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) gives college students earning a four-year degree the opportunity to participate in both research and clinical patient care at an academic medical center. This program is designed for students who are interested in a career in medicine.Participants will complete a research project under the leadership of a research mentor and also directly observe clinical patient care while spending time with resident and attending physicians.

There are two major tracks within the VSSA; the Basic Science Programs for undergraduates interested in careers in research, and the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in medicine. They host approximately 70 students each summer from institutions across the country. Applications for the 2018 program must be received by February 1, 2018

University of Kentucky Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences
The summer program in the Biochemical Sciences at the University of Kentucky is a ten week program that involves undergraduates in cutting edge biochemical research. The goal of the program is to encourage student participants to pursue careers in the biochemical sciences. A wide variety of projects are offered, including research in structural biology, biophysics, proteomics, protein and nucleic acid chemistry, membrane biochemistry, and molecular biology.All student participants will receive a stipend and housing, and reasonable travel costs will be covered. Click here for more details.

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance. For more information visit:   Application closes January 3, 2018.