Research Internship Opportunities

NIMH Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates Interested in Mental Health
University of South Florida- Summer Research Institute for undergraduates interested in mental health
10 wk program- $4000 stipend for students as well as up to $400 in travel funds
Conducted at the USF Florida Mental Health Institute (SRI@FMHI)
Online application

Paid Undergraduate 2014 Summer Research Opportunities
More than 650 Programs- REU and other summer research opportunities for Undergrads
STEM Resources for Undergrads

Amgen Scholars Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Contact: Charity Farber
Phone: (217)333-6314

1. Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

Website: Contact: Maria Franco-Aguilar
Phone: (951)827-3680

2. Undergraduate Summer Research Programs at Stanford University


3. Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)

Website: Contact: Lucas Moyer Horner
Phone: (608)890-4537

4. The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Website: Phone: (734) 763-8688

5. Research Associateship Programs:

Website: Phone: (202) 334-2760

PLEASE NOTE: Before you apply to each of this program, please check to make sure if they have your specific research interest, qualifications, and etc


Phase 2 Research Internship Placement Process- Placement #2 Continue Other Structured Research Internship Opportunities

6. University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Summer Undergraduate Fellowship

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular ( Center moved into its new state of the art clinical building in the summer of 2007 with a long term vision to become the best academic heart and vascular center in the world. This fellowship program is a part of its overall mission of creating an understanding of cardiovascular disease across the life span, through multi-disciplinary collaboration among clinicians and scientists, to achieve: Superior, compassionate patient care, innovative science and discovery, and excellence in education. This fellowship program is supported by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and a generous gift from the Esperance Family Foundation supporting vascular biology research.

Our fellowship website,, has more information on the fellowship program and the application process.

Letters of recommendation for which request are sent electronically when the application is completed.

Contact Person:
Daniel Michele, PhD
P: 734-764-5738 F: 734-936-8813
Lab Website:

7. IU Simon Cancer Center's summer program available to underrepresented populations

High school and college students from underrepresented populations interested in cancer research careers can gain hands-on experiences during next summer's Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program.

The cancer center's annual Summer Research Program, held in partnership with the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Research and Learning, places students with a mentor physician or researcher for nine weeks on the IUPUI campus. Students work with faculty who are conducting studies in the most progressive areas of cancer research.

Each student receives a stipend (payment) of $3,200. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

The Summer Research Program provides students an opportunity to:
Interact with any one of five cancer center research programs, 10 shared facilities and more than 100 world-renowned investigators
Gain exposure to a wide-range of basic science, translational, and clinical research activities Continually interact with and learn from other students, clinical and post-doctoral fellows, and faculty


Attend weekly workshops that deal with issues related to gaining admission to graduate and professional programs of study

Students are selected on interest in biomedical or behavioral science, grades, and personal interviews. Undergraduates in the program must have

Completed 24 hours of college credit
Be majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science Maintained a grade point average of at least 3.2.

Additional information and an online application is available at

The application DEADLINE is due Feb. 22, 2014. Those students selected as finalists will be invited to campus for an interview in April 2014.

Contact Information:
The IUPUI Center for Research & Learning at (317) 274-8880

- Free housing in our newest dorms - Free travel to and from campus
- Competitive stipend

For undergrads interested in cutting edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass might be for you. The ten week lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a career that is truly at the forefront of knowledge-- nanotechnology!

The most relevant undergraduate majors for the SURE Program include Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Physics, Polymer Science & Engineering. All UMass REU programs can be found at this link:

Women and others from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Contact Information: MassNanoTech

8. Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduate (REU) in Nanotechnology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

(413) 577-0570 Fax (413) 577-0165


9. Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences- Summer Research Program for underrepresented students

The Summer Research Program seeks talented undergraduate students who have a passion for scholarly or scientific research and demonstrate academic promise in research and/or teaching in the sciences and selected disciplines within the humanities and the social sciences.


Eligibility Students entering Junior or Senior year
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher
Demonstrated interest in and potential for doctoral study

Consideration is given to applicants from historically underrepresented groups that include but are not limited to:

Black/African American Dominican Mexican/Chicano(a)
Native American/Alaska Native Pacific Islander

Puerto Rican

Materials to be submitted

Completed application form (pdf format)
Two letters of recommendation from faculty
Official academic transcript(s) for all colleges attended
Statement of purpose (3-page maximum; see statement guidelines below) Curriculum Vitae


Accommodations: Housing is provided on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus for the duration of the program. All SRP students are required to reside on campus for the entire program.

Transportation: Reasonable transportation costs to and from Columbia University to a maximum of $500 are covered if necessary.

Stipend: Students receive a stipend of $5,000 to cover living expenses.
NOTE: No meal plan is provided, but all weekly meetings, seminars, workshops, and special events are

For more information, please visit:

Contact Information:

GSAS Office of Diversity,
Low Memorial Library, 535 W. 116th St., Rm. 102 Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.


10. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Non-Caltech Students

Upon receiving a SURF award, students sign an agreement to fulfill the following requirements:

To devote full effort to conducting the SURF project (Fellows are strongly discouraged from taking courses or holding a job)
To participate in the project for the full ten-week period
To submit two progress reports signed by their mentor

To submit an abstract of their project
To submit a written technical final report approved by the mentor To give an oral presentation on one of the scheduled seminar days

SURF Fellows are considered Caltech student employees and will receive $600/week. Wages will be subject to state and federal taxation. International students may qualify for federal tax treaty exemption. For further information on payroll tax issues, please contact and we will forward your question to the SURF payroll coordinator.

Payments will be distributed in equal installments near the last business day in June and July.

SURF has extremely limited funding for non-Caltech students. In most cases, mentors will have to pay the full award amount.

Students may live in Caltech housing during the ten weeks of SURF. Non-Caltech students cannot move into Caltech housing before the first day of SURF and may not stay in Caltech housing beyond the designated ten-week SURF period. Rates are finalized in late spring, and there is no board contract. Non- Caltech students will be required to purchase a declining balance card for use at Caltech and JPL eateries. Please note, there are no campus eateries open in the evening or on weekends. For more information on Caltech housing,

SURF Activities
To enrich the research experience, SURF offers:

Weekly seminars by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff. A professional development series.
Grad School Series.
Journal Club.

Social and cultural activities coordinated by the SURF Student Advisory Council (SURFSAC). Weekly SURFSAC Suppers with small groups and faculty.
Special field trips.

For more information, please visit:


11. Mickey Leland, 2013 Energy Fellowship Internship Program

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.

During the 10 weeks, students will work at one of several locations. At the conclusion of the internship, students will attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research project and tour several technical sites located nearby (the location of the technical forum changes every year).

Candidates will receive a paid stipend during the program, in addition to approved transportation expenses to and from the internship site and technical forum location. The MLEF program allows students to gain valuable experience in DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and offers an "inside view" of federal employment which encourages students to consider future opportunities within the Department of Energy.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for the program, students must:

Be 18 years of age;
Be a citizen of the United States;
Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher); and
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

MLEF: A Paid Internship Opportunity Students will be paid:

A weekly stipend of $600 for undergraduate students;
A weekly stipend of $750 for Master's students;
A weekly stipend of $850 for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students; Approved travel costs to and from the host site; and
Approved travel costs to the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.

For more information, please visit:

12. University of Texas San Antonio College Of Science, Summer Research Experience for 2013

In summer 2013, UTSA will bring 10 students to its main campus for 10 weeks to work with science faculty on research projects in their laboratories. This summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the UTSA College of Sciences (COS). This program will expose students to cutting edge resources, expertise, and training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Program Details
Receive a $3000 stipend, housing, and a travel allowance
Participate in professional development training, including CV preparation, poster and oral presentations, and research-related skills

Eligibility / Selection
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident majoring in science or engineering
Must be a full time undergraduate junior or senior student
Students interested in attending graduate school at UTSA are particularly encouraged to apply Students from South Texas and from underrepresented groups/institutions are strongly encouraged to apply

If you are interested in applying for this summer program, please send the following to Mary Lou Spillers:

Completed and signed application Personal Statement
Copy of your most recent transcript CV or resumeĢ

Two letters of recommendation from your institution's department faculty Application can be found on:
Please put "UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2014" on the email subject line

Application Target Date: TBA
(applications will be accepted after March 1; however, priority will be given to those received before this date)

Contact Person:
Mary Lou Spillers
Phone: (210) 458-6054

Summer Research at Stanford University Biosciences
a) The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences (SSRP)
The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences is a fully funded, eight week, residential internship program. It offers undergraduates from across the country who wants to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences a unique opportunity for
advanced research experience within a world class university. This internship program combines a rigorous research opportunity with comprehensive mentoring. Application deadline: Feb. 1.
b) Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduate students interested in a PhD or MD/PhD with an opportunity to engage in a fully funded, hands-on research experience at some of the nation's leading educational institutions for eight to twelve weeks during the summer. Stanford is one of ten Amgen Scholars Program universities offering such opportunities.
Humanities and Social Sciences
c) The Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative
This initiative provides an intensive faculty-mentored eight week (June 25-August 18) residential summer research experience to students interested in doctoral study in the humanities or social sciences. Interested students should apply through the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP online application. Application deadline: Feb. 1.
Natural Sciences and Engineering
d) The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
The Leadership Alliance-Stanford University SR-EIP for underrepresented and underserved students is a fully funded residential research program offering undergraduates the opportunity to work for eight weeks (June 25-August 18) under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor in the arts & humanities, social sciences, math, physics, statistics, earth sciences, or engineering. Application deadline: Feb. 1.
e) Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE)
SURGE is a fully funded 8-week, comprehensive research, training and mentoring summer residential program for rising junior and senior undergraduates. Research areas include the Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. SURGE focuses on preparing students for graduate school and targets U.S. or international citizens enrolled in U.S.undergraduate institutions, who, by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, or life experiences, would add diversity to the field. Application deadline: Feb. 5.
f) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Undergraduate Internships
This program offers twenty students an eight week paid internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, California. Students work with a scientist or engineer on a project related to the laboratory's research program. Students also participate in a program of scientific lectures and tours to local Silicon Valley high-tech industry. Free housing on Stanford campus, transportation, and a stipend are offered to selected students.
g) Stanford Nanofabrication Facility Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
This program offers five to ten students an opportunity to spend ten weeks doing research at a state-of-the-art nanotechnology fabrication facility under the direction of faculty research mentors. Travel and housing costs are covered and a stipend is offered to selected students. An application should be submitted through the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network site:


To apply to one or more of these programs you will need: Two letters of recommendation from faculty Personal statement,
Submit your academic transcript(s).

One advantage of the Leadership Alliance program is that you can have your online summer research application considered by up to three different Leadership Alliance institutions. Check the Leadership Alliance website to see the other colleges/universities that are part of the consortium.

Contact Person:

Joseph Brown, PhD
Graduate Diversity Recruitment Officer School of Humanities and Sciences Stanford University

Ayodele Thomas, PhD
Assistant Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Diversity Programs School of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University



14. 2013 Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program - University of California, Riverside

The 2013 Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program at the University of California, Riverside provides a stipend to undergraduates and pairs them with faculty mentors who direct a summer research project. This simultaneously prepares students for graduate work while making them more attractive to prospective graduate schools. Now in its twenty-fifth year, the program prepares promising undergraduate students for post-baccalaureate education by introducing them to graduate level research.

Students in all areas of study who have entered their sophomore or junior year in Fall 2013 and have a minimum 3.0 g.p.a. are eligible to apply. Materials, along with further information about the program, can also be found on the graduate division website, Contact person:

Maria Franco-Aguilar Program Director (951) 827-3680

15. University of Michigan School of Public Health: Future Public Health Leader Program (FPHLP)

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their sophomore, Junior or senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. Students are not required to have previous experience in public health. Participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real-world work experience. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.

The FPHLP begins in late May and runs through early August 2013. The program includes:

Orientation to public health at the UM-SPH
On-campus housing in a newly renovated dorm.
Stipend of $3,000 distributed in equal payments over the summer to each participant.
Round trip transportation from your home to Ann Arbor, MI.
Opportunity to meet, interact and engage with diverse public health practitioners and faculty. Engaged mentorship to guide you in the field of public health, public health careers, and the graduate school application process.
Field experience and hands-on learning at community-based organizations/non-profits, health systems, and government agencies.
Public health career exploration.


Group learning at UM-SPH that will include seminars, lectures, and workshops.

FPHLP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). It is part of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) along with programs at Columbia University, Morehouse College, and Kennedy Krieger Institute. All programs share FPHLP's commitment to educating and training leaders who will become a part of a diverse public health workforce.

FPHLP works towards preparing students to become leaders in public health to address health equity.

Students that qualify for participation in the program include:

Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent ) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
Note: Students with an Associate's Degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution

Recent college graduates (as of April 2013) who have not been accepted into a graduate program (including medical school) also qualify
U.S. citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National
African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply

Minimum 2.7 GPA (good academic standing) is recommended

The Application
An electronic application will be available on our website in early December 2013.

We recommend that all applicants carefully read the instructions for applying and prepare their documents in advance as there will be some sections of the application that must be mailed to our offices

and post marked by January 2014.
The electronic application will include:

Responses to three essay questions
A resume/CV (upload)
Official or unofficial university transcript
Two letters of recommendation post marked by January 30, 2013

If any of these application components are missing, the application will be ineligible for review.

Contact Person:
Please contact the Program Assistants at for more information.


16. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Research Program (MSRP)

The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT.

MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States. Today, this program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas of research and innovation.


Supervision by an MIT faculty member and postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student Individual counseling on academic careers
Constructive feedback on the need for further undergraduate courses and acquisition of additional laboratory skills

Opportunity to possibly co-author a scientific paper with the faculty mentor Exposure to state of the art research laboratories in MIT departments and over 60 interdisciplinary centers on MIT's campus
A weekly stipend
Round trip travel expenses
University housing (students are responsible for their food expenses)
Access to campus facilities (library, athletic, and health facilities)


Weekly research presentation by MIT faculty
Weekly seminars on issues directly related to the academic, personal, and professional growth of interns
Social outings (barbeques, boat cruise, visits to Boston area)
Preparation of an abstract, research paper, and graduate school statement of purpose
Poster presentation at the end of the program

This will be a 9-week, research-intensive summer program. For More information, please visit:

Contact Person:
Monica M. Orta, M.Ed
Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives & MIT Summer Research Program Office of the Dean for Graduate Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 35-332A
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-4846
Fax: 617-253-5620


17. Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program: Health Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania

The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, The Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Designed to provide an immersive reality experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills. Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school in order to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they might consider.

What Do SUMR Scholars Do?
- Work with Penn faculty mentors on one or two health services research projects of the student's choice - Gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities and assistance with the graduate school application process, including a GRE prep program
- Attend weekly lunch meetings with program staff and Penn faculty to discuss their projects and learn more about the broad range of health services research in which Penn faculty are engaged
- Present a final presentation on mentored health services research project at the SUMR Research Symposium
- Attend two health services research related academic conferences as a group, all expenses paid.
- Take part in various extracurricular activities/social functions sponsored by the SUMR program.

SUMR 2014 Application Timeline:

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014 Applicant Interviews: March 2014 Admission Notifications: April 2014

In addition to the online application form, we also require two letters of recommendation. For your application to be considered complete, they must be emailed to Megan Pellegrino by February 1, 2014:

1. Two letters of recommendation
The letters should address something important about the applicant, including a description of academic and personal characteristics, especially related research aptitude.
The letter should be sent directly from the recommender via email as a .pdf attachment.

Please Note: An application will not be considered complete until all required components are received.

To Apply
Visit the SUMR website at

Contact Person:
Joanne Levy, MBA Program Director


18. Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP)

DSHREP is a 10-week summer program supported through an R25 research education grant funded by National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH). All research is conducted by MCW faculty, focusing on cardiovascular, hematological, and pulmonary diseases.

Application link:

The application deadline is TBA

Application Requirements & Procedure
Please visit our website for the deadline date Complete online application
Submit Official College Transcript
Submit Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Be Available for the entire duration of the six week program.

Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Be from an ethnically, economically and or educationally disadvantaged background
Have a strong science and math GPA, at least 3.4
Have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university Show proof of health insurance prior to the start of the program
Must have SKYPE account for interview

Salary, Living & Travel
DSHREP is supported through an R25 research education grant funded by National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Fellows are paid a salary of $10.00 per hour passed on a 40 hour week (students are not eligible for holiday pay or overtime).

Housing accomadations are arraged for research fellows whose permanent address is outside of Milwaukee County. Fellows share an apartment suite with cooking facilities. Travel expenses to and from Milwaukee are available to those who do not reside within Wisconsin.

The application process should take about half an hour, please be sure you have allotted ample time to complete this form without interruption. Once you start the application you will not have the opportunity to save or interrupt the application process and come back at a later time.

Contact Person:

Jean Davis-Mallett, MBA
Office of Student Affairs/Diversity Recruiter/Program Coordinator III P: 414.955.8735 | F: 414.955.0129 E-mail: