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Internships and Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) | ORAU


NSF REU Summer Program: Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures

The REU program goal is to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering and related fields an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs, including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, etc. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects will engage students in cross-cutting technologies by inspiring the integration of synthesis of ideas and facilitating a better understanding of engineering design at the system level. Application deadline is March 4. Learn More

Alternative Summer Research Opportunities


The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Learn More


Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies. Project Imhotep Application

Emerging Research Opportunities at Florida International University

  • Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications: Florida International University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry exposes undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in the fields of sensing, monitoring and detection through its Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Students enrolled in this 10-week National Science Foundation sponsored program will work with faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge research projects in the interdisciplinary field of sensing. Learn More About This Research Opportunity
  • Security of Smart Things | Research Experience for Undergraduates Learn More

Emerging Research Opportunities at The University of Florida


Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. 
Please Click Here for More Information: Pathways to Science

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Sciences  - Summer Internship

Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates must be sixteen years of age by June 15, 2016.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply.
Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited institution in the U.S. to be eligible.
Be aware that special eligibility criteria and deadlines may apply to applicants who choose one of the summer subprograms listed in Section 9 at the bottom of this form.

Georgia Tech - Sure Program

Application Deadline:
The SURE online application can be found here: http://forms.ceed.gatech.edu/applications
All application materials must be received via the online portal on or before March 1st, 2016.
Once you have submitted a completed application, an automated message will be sent to the faculty member you identified as your recommender to request a recommendation letter on your behalf.
Decisions will be made on or before March 31, 2016.

Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University 
Application deadline is February 12, 2016. 
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins 
Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University 
Dates: May 23 - July 29, 2016 
(Please note that students must participate in the entire program) 
Web site: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU.aspx 
Overview of Program 
- Ten-week mentored research experience 
- Career development sessions each week 
- $5250 stipend and additional $750 meal allowance 
- On-campus housing provided 
- Round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, IN 
- Undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college study 
- Students must have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2016 
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
- Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
- Online application requiring a statement of career goals and interest in the program 
- Two faculty letters of recommendation 
- Copy of transcript 

The University of Virginia

Graduate and Undergraduate Programs Available


Surface and Thin Film Research Experience for Undergraduates (STF-REU)

For more information regarding STF-REU please visit: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/diversity/undergrad/STF-REU.php

CDE Research Experience for Undergraduates (CDE-REU)

For more information regarding CDE-REU please visit: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/diversity/undergrad/research.php

The University of Virginia - Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity Programs & Fee waivers to UVA graduate programs

For more information about these programs please visit: http://graddiversity.virginia.edu/feewaivers



Leadership Alliance


For more information on the Leadership Alliance visit: http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/Default.aspx




University of California Berkeley


Summary of Events:

CENTC Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Catalysis and Chemistry 6/13/2016 - 8/19/2016.

Deadline to register is February 8, 2016




California Institute of Technology


Summary of Events:

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships or SURF. Program runs 6/14/2016 - 8/19/2016.

For more information please visit: http://sfp.caltech.edu/programs/surf

Deadline to register is February 22, 2016




Florida A&M University - Florida State University

College of Engineering


Summary of Events:

Several different projects are available at the college of engineering.

For more information please visit: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/retreat/research.html




Baylor University


Summary of Events:

CASPER'S NSF REU Program offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty in the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research or the Baylor University Physics Department.

For more information please visit: http://www.baylor.edu/casper/index.php?id=83937

Deadline to register is February 22, 2016




Ames Lab (Semester Internships)


Summary of Events:

Welcome to the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, a premier Department of Energy fall, spring and summer internship designed to bring undergraduates into the laboratory research setting at the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University to work with scientists who are leaders in their research fields.  Students from across the country spend either 16 weeks in the fall and spring semesters or 10 weeks in the summer in our SULI program. 

Participating SULI students receive a stipend of $500 per week. We provide housing in Iowa State University apartments.We pay up to $500 for student travel to our site.

We focus on your success!  Our students receive guidance from PhD scientist/mentors and work in an exciting research environment alongside scientists, post docs and graduate students. In addition, students interact with scientists in diverse research areas throughout the Ames Lab via research talks and tours.  Many of students use their research experience to generate journal articles for print in national publications. Image Courtesy US Department of Energy




Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory

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 SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science's, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms. For more information please visit http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/suli .  Image Courtesy US Department of Energy




Berkeley Lab

Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) programs are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at one of 16 participating DOE labs. For more information please visit http://www.today.lbl.gov/2015/07/20/applications-open-for-cci-and-suli-spring-2016/

Image Courtesy Berkeley Lab



Brookhaven National Laboratory

The emphasis of this program is to equip students with the necessary tools that assist in the choice of career options, whether it is entering the workforce as a technician, pursuing an undergraduate degree, or both.

This program places students from community colleges in paid internships in Science, Engineering and Technology at BNL. Because of the comprehensive nature of this program, many of the participants have felt that is has had an enormous influence on their careers. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. They also attend career planning and numerous training/informational sessions. Fore more information, please visit https://www.bnl.gov/education/program.asp?q=109

Image Courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory/ US Department of Energy