Student Research & Internship Opportunities

Humanities

Anthropology Internship Program
The American Museum of Natural History’s Anthropology Internship Program offers paid and unpaid internships and academic credit to graduate and undergraduate students seeking to pursue careers in anthropology and museum related fields. Interns work on projects in collections or on projects related to the interests of the museum researchers. Applications for summer are accepted between January 1st - March 1st

 Doctoral Dissertation Grants, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)
TIRF doctoral dissertation grants are offered to students completing doctoral research on subjects related to English language education. Doctoral grants of up to $5,000 are awarded. TIRF’s current research priorities are listed on their website.

Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Bodie McDowell scholarship awards are usually given annually to three or more students. Annual distribution varies, but individual awards can range from $1,000 to $5,000. Each candidate should have clear, significant goals in outdoor communications, examples of work and letters of recommendation. Academic achievement is considered but is not among the top three selection criteria. Recipients must be students of outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art or broadcasting. Open to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship program open to all college students from all communications and journalism disciplines and all schools. Due 3/1/2018.

Tag and Label Manufacturers Inc.

$5,000 annually, renewable for sophomore year applicants for senior year of study. Six awards offered annually. Applications are typically submitted following the first semester of sophomore year. Major course work should include those courses which are appropriate for the tag and label manufacturing industry (Management, Sales/Marketing, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Production) and exhibit proficiency in overall academics (a minimum of 3.00 GPA. Scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, character, a demonstrated interest in the industry, a statement of goals, and a personal interview. The applicant shall possess excellent character including work ethic, honesty and integrity. Due 3/31/2018.

Government / Public Policy / Non-Profits

Doctors Without Borders Grants Intern (Summer 2018)
Grants intern will update and maintain the access-based grants database, enter data, prep background documents for meetings, assist with research projects and writing summaries of internal documents. Program goes from May 29th - August 24th and pays $11 per hour. Deadline is April 2018.

SpaceX Internship/Co-Op Summer 2018 (Washington, DC)
SpaceX is looking for interns to work in government affairs. Interns would prepare public policy, attend local SpaceX events, and create presentation materials. Experience on Capitol Hill is highly desired.

Summer Volunteer in Ghana
Volunteer to teach English, help with women’s empowerment, engage with medical and health-care work, child or healthcare, and construction of schools or conservation efforts. Students can volunteer from 2 to 16 weeks. Host families offer a place to stay, 24/7 security and 4G internet access. Training provided.

Red Cross Internship
Red cross offers year round (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) internships at their national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and at regional chapters across the country. Summer applications open in November. Programs typically run 10 weeks. Programs vary widely and paid and unpaid opportunities are available.  

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
The Brennan Center is an advocacy group, law firm, and think tank seeking interns to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in the New York offices. There will be opportunities to help with finance, litigation, and tracking research in criminal justice. Internship is from May - August 2018 and is paid. Application deadline is February 28th, 2018.

Public Health and Traditional Medicine Internship (Peru)
Public Health interns will work with communities to build collaboration and knowledge sharing on public health services and traditional healing practices. Interns will design a database to analyze information and spend time at local clinic. Interns must have intermediate Spanish skills. Program runs 8-12 weeks and costs $16,000, plus travel.

Political Research Associates (PRA) Spring and Summer Internships
PRA publishes reporting and investigative journalism. PRA offers 8-10 week internships with a $500 - $1,000 stipend. Program takes place in Somerville, MA. PRA is looking for interns to help with Research and Editorials and Communications & Development. PRA is committed to advocating for social justice and human rights.

 Psychology / Education

Galopagos Charter School Summer Teaching Fellowship)

ollege students spend the summer teaching students K-8 to help them gain experience primarily building with reading, writing and math skills. Interns will be working with children from underprivileged backgrounds. Program is 8 weeks and provides a $2,000 stipend.  

No due date specified, but applications are currently open. This one is open to all majors.

Psychology Reseach & Practice Track Interships

Home to some of the world's most respected research hospitals, universities, and institutes, Boston is a leader in the study of the mind and behavior. For hundreds of years, the region has been a launching pad for advancing knowledge about the psychology and psychiatry of both groups and individuals. Boston's many labs and health and medical centers flourish with a wide range of clinical, educational, and research activities. On this track you'll explore topics such as childhood development, neurodevelopment, cognition, and aging. Please note that if you are placed in a clinical environment during the Internship Phase, direct patient contact will be limited and, at some sites, may not be possible. Applicants to this track must have completed at least three years of college by the start of the program.

Applications Due April 20th

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Boston University is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups, traditionally underrepresented in the sciences – African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian/Polynesian – or persons living with disabilities. The SURF Program is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF-REU), the Department of Defense (ASSURE), and Boston University. The SURF Program is open to non-BU students who are rising juniors or rising seniors, and wish to conduct research in the sciences or technology fields. The program consists of ten weeks of full-time research in a Boston University lab, mentored by a BU faculty member. For summer 2018, SURF research projects will be in areas related to Biology and the control of gene expression for biological outcomes. On-campus housing, a stipend, weekly enrichment activities, social events, and an October weekend trip to present findings at the Boston University Undergraduate Research Symposium are also included. The application period for the Summer 2018 SURF program will be from Mid-December to Mid-February. For Summer 2018 the SURF program will run from early June to early August. Please read the application instructions carefully before applying to the SURF program: you will need to fill out an application, provide a transcript, and ask two professors to submit letters of recommendation. Feel free to contact the Biology office if you would like more information (surf@bu.edu; 617-358-2489). Application Deadline February 20, 2018

Johns Hopkins Summer Internship Program

The Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development looks for dedicated, mature individuals to join our research during the summer. We investigate aspects of children’s cognitive development including language, memory, reasoning, and numerical cognition. Stipends up to $1800 will be available. Applications Due February 23rd.

University of Virginia Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week internship that provides undergraduates from underrepresented groups with valuable research and professional development experience under the guidance of UVA Faculty conducting education research. This internship program is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of education research to pursue graduate study and consider careers in academic, policy, or research organizations. Interns will work on research focusing on schools, classrooms, and other youth settings as contexts critical to child and adolescent development. They will also participate in developmental workshops and meetings, and present at a research conference.

Applications due by February 16th 

Undergraduate and Graduate Students Psychology Internship Program: American Psychological Association

The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs Washington, DC Purpose of Internship: The purpose of the Psychology Internship with the APA’s Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) is to offer applied experiences to enhance the knowledge of undergraduate and graduate students with a major or minor in psychology.

No deadline specified.

UNC Undergraduate Training

This is an ideal research experience for local students interested in attending graduate programs for psychology, social work, nutrition, public health, genetics and medical school. Students are also encouraged to attend our weekly research meetings, journal club, and didactic seminars each Tuesday morning. To apply as a student trainee, you must be able to commit to work with our program for two consecutive semesters and devote 10 hours a week. We also require trainees to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Facility with Spanish and graphic design are highly desirable. Psychology 395 credit is available to the undergraduate trainees offered positions in our lab. Psychology 395 class times change by semester. Trainees are also sometimes given honor's thesis mentorship, depending on the length and quality of their contribution to the research program.  Application due by April 1st

The Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls (ages 9-19) with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. General Summer Staff are contracted to work June 27 – August 22, while some professional level positions are contracted to work from June 23 – August 28. Check out our Summer Program FAQs for more information. Applications Reviewed on a Rolling Basis

Pschology Internships Abroad

Information about internships in psychology available at multiple institutions around the world.

STARS (Summer Training Academy for Research Success)

The University of California, San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program is an eight week summer research academy for community college students, undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and masters students. STARS offers student participants a rigorous research opportunity with esteemed UC San Diego faculty, informative transfer and graduate school preparation workshops, and educational, cultural, and social activities in sunny San Diego.

Application Due March 3, 2018

Pre-Med


NIH Clinical Center Summer Internship
8 week internship for students interested health related fields. Internship possibilities include Bioethics, Research Informatics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Social Work, Nursing, Radiology, and Imaging Sciences.  Program lasts June 18th through August 10th. Apply November through March. Located in Bethesda, MD. 

Summer Health Promotion Education Program (SHPEP)
Free six-week summer program for first and second year college students interested in health professions. Program focuses on providing opportunities to students from underrepresented groups in the health professions. Programs offered include dental, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health. Program is hosted at 13 institutions across the nation. Participating Universities are:

Howard University in D.C., Rutgers State University of NJ, Columbia University in NYC, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Louisville, University of Nebraska, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Washington, Western University of Health Sciences 

Application Deadline February 15, 2018

Baltimore Health Immersion
Five-week intensive summer program designed to help students develop background in health psychology, social determinants of health in urban baltimore and improve multicultural competence. Program is a 6 credit class at Loyola University but is open to students from all universities.  May 20th - June 22th, 2018 
Application deadline is February 25th. Program requires tuition costs.

UCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Program
Non-residential program for pre-med/pre-dental students from underrepresented groups. Students will prepare for MCAT or DAT, take classes, receive career guidance and shadow physicians. Program is free, some stipends may be offered. Program starts June 18th - July 27th. Applications open January 2nd and closes March 1st.

STEM

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
REU provides many opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved with NSF funded projects. Many of which are summer research opportunities.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences (IASETE)
IASETE offers students in the STEM field international internships in over 80 countries such as India, Peru, Israel, Finland, and New Zealand. Internships are paid.

ASSURE Summer Research Program

This program is dedicated to providing opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated first generation college students, underrepresented minorities, community college students, and any students for whom a research opportunity may be a challenge. Students majoring in physics, math, astronomy, astrophysics, computer science, chemistry, geology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and other related subjects are encouraged to apply.)-

Applications due by February 15th/Rec letters due by March 1st

Biological Science

University of Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Are you an undergraduate science student, interested in scientific research and thinking about a career in Biomedical Research?  You can get the experience you need to prepare for graduate school and a career in this expanding field by participating in one of our summer research programs. The SURF Programs are designed for sophomore and junior level students who are US residents.  Students must be able to commit to a 10 week program to do a research internship. SURF students are matched with an appropriate faculty advisor, based on mutual research interest. The advisor and intern design a specific research project within the context of the research focus of the advisor's laboratory. We typically award fellowships to 150 undergrads each summer to do clinical, translational, or basic biomedical research. You can apply to any or all of the following programs.

Application reviewed on a rolling basis 

Irene & Eric Simon Brian Research Foundation

The IES Brain Research Foundation Summer Fellowships are for outstanding, bright,
motivated undergraduate and first year graduate or medical students, who are in the
process of deciding if neuroscience research might be part of their career plans.
The fellowships provide the opportunity to work with & be trained by an established,
experienced scientist in the field of brain research.
Applicants must arrange training with and be accepted by an outstanding,
experienced faculty sponsor, who is the head of a first rate laboratory at: a university,
medical school or research institute in the United States. Contact outstanding,
accomplished neuroscientists that you have read about, learned about, met and who you
would love to work with and ask if he/she would train you should you be selected.
IES Brain Research Foundation Summer Fellows will receive a stipend of $2500 and
are expected to spend 9-10 weeks (full time) being trained during the summer.

The 2018 application must be postmarked by March 20th

Neuroscience

Rutgers Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience (NeuroSURP)
NeuroSURP is a 10-week program where students will work under faculty mentor engaging in hands on experimentation. Topics include Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizures and Lysosomal Storage Disease, Stroke, among others.  Participants will also receive GRE prep and shadow MD/PhD students. Housing will be provided and students will receive $4,000 stipend. Application opens January 2nd and closes February 16th, 2018. 

National Institute in Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Summer Program in Neurological Sciences
A student research training program in brain and nervous system research, students get hands on experience working with leading scientists in the Institute's Division of Intramural Research. NINDS labs are located in Bethesda, Rockville, and Cape Cod, MA. Students work 40 hours a week and receive a stipend. Deadline is March 1st.

The Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences offers a unique opportunity for academically talented high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research. Students get hands-on experience working with leading scientists in the Institute's Division of Intramural Research, the "in-house" research component of the NINDS. NINDS Labs are located in Bethesda, Rockville and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The NINDS purpose in awarding internships to qualified students is to provide student with a highly stimulating and rewarding summer research experience, with a view towards encouraging students to pursue advanced education and training in the biomedical sciences and future careers in scientific investigation, particularly basic and clinical research in the neurological sciences. Summer research training is designed to supplement and give practical meaning to students' academic course work. At the same time, students will make a valuable contribution to the NINDS research mission. Speakers that present during the Career Symposium inspires the students to pursue a career in Science while also giving them ideas on the various paths available within these fields. Several of the Career Symposium are Summer Internship Alumni.

Applications Due by March 1st

Chemistry

American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars Award
ACS Scholars Award provides scholarships for underrepresented scholars pursuing full-time study and a career in a chemically-related field (Chemical Engineering, Toxicology, Agricultural Chemistry etc.). Scholarships range from $2,500 - $5,000. Applications are taken between Nov, 1st - March 1st annually. 

Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

NSF REU Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site. 

Geoscience

 Research Experiences in Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS)

A multi-summer internship for students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in geoscience. 11 week paid research internship with housing, flight expenses provided. Also provides support for graduate school applications (and the GRE), as well as support to attend an academic conference during the school year following the internship summer.

Physics & Astronomy

Banneker Institute/Aztlan Institute, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Students work alongside faculty and postdoctoral advisors to complete a long-term research project. Each student's project culminates in a 10-minute presentation open to the CfA community, where they apply their research experience, their course material, and their public speaking training. We target undergraduate juniors from backgrounds historically marginalized from academia and the astronomical sciences in particular. While there is a preference for students of color, we welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Our application review process considers historical injustices and the tendency for traditional application practices to reproduce racial disparities in academia. Program provides a stipend, housing, and support to present research at a professional scientific conference. Deadline in Mid-February (Exact date not specified)

Texas Astronomy Undergraduate Research experience for Under-represented Students (TAURUS)

The Texas Astronomy Undergraduate Research experience for Underrepresented Students (TAURUS) program is a full-time, 9-week summer research experience for highly-motivated undergraduate students from underserved and traditionally marginalized groups. We prepare our TAURUS Scholars to enter graduate school in top-rated astronomy programs or the STEM workforce by providing authentic research experiences, ongoing professional development, and community support beyond the conclusion of the summer program. Applications due by February 15th. 

REU in Physics at Howard University
Engages students in research of computational nano-physics, experimental nanophysics, and laser spectroscopy. May 22nd - July 28th. Includes $500 per week stipend, housing, and travel costs. Deadline April 1, 2018

Banneker Institute/Aztlan Institute, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Students work alongside faculty and postdoctoral advisors to complete a long-term research project. Each student's project culminates in a 10-minute presentation open to the CfA community, where they apply their research experience, their course material, and their public speaking training. We target undergraduate juniors from backgrounds historically marginalized from academia and the astronomical sciences in particular. While there is a preference for students of color, we welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Our application review process considers historical injustices and the tendency for traditional application practices to reproduce racial disparities in academia. Program provides a stipend, housing, and support to present research at a professional scientific conference. Deadline in Mid-February (Exact date not specified)

Texas Astronomy Undergraduate Research experience for Under-represented Students (TAURUS)

The Texas Astronomy Undergraduate Research experience for Underrepresented Students (TAURUS) program is a full-time, 9-week summer research experience for highly-motivated undergraduate students from underserved and traditionally marginalized groups. We prepare our TAURUS Scholars to enter graduate school in top-rated astronomy programs or the STEM workforce by providing authentic research experiences, ongoing professional development, and community support beyond the conclusion of the summer program. Applications due by February 15th.

Engineering

Cornell LSAMP REU

Summer research opportunity that provides undergraduates with a 9 week research experience (June 10th - August 10th, 2018). Program focuses on students from underrepresented groups in the STEM field with an interest in engineering. Program includes a $4,000 stipend, housing, and access to state of the art laboratories. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Participants must be Freshman, Sophomore or Juniors majoring in a STEM discipline. Application opens in Late November. Applications due by February 15th.

 (AACE International Scholarship)

AACE International offers competitive and matching funds scholarships to US, Canadian, and International students pursuing a program related to cost engineering/cost management. The competitive scholarships are awarded by the AACE International Education Board and are currently available in various amounts to a maximum (lifetime/individual) of $2500. AACE International Sections may also offer scholarships through the matching funds scholarship program. Applications received for the competitive scholarships will also be reviewed for inclusion in the matching funds scholarship program. All scholarships are awarded for use in the fall term of the next academic year. Applications due by February 28th.  

ASME Power Division Scholarship

3,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarship awardees from past years will not be selected to receive additional scholarships. Applicants also must have established a grade point average in their degree programs to qualify. If applicants have not established a grade point average at the college level, they are not eligible to apply. This award will be awarded on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability, and potential contribution to the mechanical engineering profession. Scholarship money will be sent to scholarship winners by the end of August. Must be an ASME member, due on 3/1/2018.

Asme Nuclear Engeineering Division Scholarship

$5,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarship awardees from past years will not be selected to receive additional scholarships. Students must apply again each year.

Up to three awards offered annually. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABET-accredited school for the upcoming academic year. Applicants also must have established a grade point average in their degree programs to qualify. If applicants have not established a grade point average at the college level, they are not eligible to apply. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic ability, character, integrity, leadership, financial need, and potential contribution to the nuclear engineering profession. Must be an ASME member, due on 3/1/2018.

Best Value Schools STEM Scholarship for Women

Best Value Schools seeks to provide at least one scholarship each year to a woman enrolled in a STEM degree program - not only to help offset the future gender wage gap they are likely to experience, but to also to encourage the development of these crucial technological skills that are necessary in our rapidly changing world. The Best Value Schools Women in STEM Scholarship committee will review applications and make final selections based on a combination of the following factors: academic achievement, participation in school and/or community activities, and how well the personal essay highlights the applicant’s career aspirations as a female in a STEM career. Depending on the number of finalists, an interview may be required via video conferencing. 2000$ annually, non-renewable, only for women. Due April 15th, 2018.

Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship

$2,500 annually, non-renewable. Scholarship recipients may not reapply.

Students will be evaluated based on the following: the completed application; required documentation; eligibility requirements; and weighted criteria (weights in service, leadership, character, and financial need). Scholarship recipients will be announced in July. Please note: Scholarship recipients must be able to provide documentation showing the deposit of scholarship funds to his/her educational institution as well as a transcript for the academic year in which funds are given. If unable to do so, the student forfeits the scholarship and must return the funds within six weeks of written notice. Due April 30th.

Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC)

$1,000 to $10,000 annually, non-renewable. The number of awards varies annually.

Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce. Since its inception, years ago, the HENAAC Scholars Program has experienced tremendous growth. Due 4/30/2018.

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The Washington Center (TWC)

Provides students from all disciplines with summer/fall/spring internships in Washington, D.C. TWC internships give you the chance to work almost full time, allowing you to feel like a member of the staff at your office. You may assist attorneys during a trial, evaluate capital markets, help in radio or television production or attend congressional hearings. You could be conducting research, advocating policy positions, writing a business plan or developing websites and databases. Internships costs are $11,840 - $14,410 including housing. Scholarships and funding are available through the state, for honors students etc. TWC Diversity Leaders Award provides $3,000 in financial assistance for housing. Muslim American Scholars Initiative offers up to $4,000 for Muslim American students who intern in the executive branch or on Capitol Hill. Spring Deadline is November 15, 2017. Summer deadline is March 14, 2018. 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, D.C. offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students to underrepresented students of color. Fellows serve as an intern with PSI in their D.C. office and perform writing, research, logistical, and administrative support for PSI initiatives. 12-15 week internships, part-time Fall and Spring internships, full-time Summer internships. Fellows are compensated on an hourly basis.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018; Award Notification: April 18, 2018 

General Research All Majors

NSF REU Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

University of Oregon R25 Summer Research Program

The University of Oregon R25 Summer Research Program (R25 SRP) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduates to participate in ongoing NICHD funded research in a mentored research program. Applications are now open for the 2018 program year. 2018 Program Dates: June 4th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018

Application reviewed on a rolling basis until spots are filled.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance 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.

Applications Due by March 15th