Student Research & Internship Opportunities


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

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
The SPSP summer program provides an intensive summer internship for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups.  Students will conduct research full-time for 8 weeks.  Students must have an interest in social and personality psychology and intending to apply for graduate school.  Program is Washington, DC.  Applications are open October 1st - November 10th.

Minority Awards Program Internship
The Smithsonian Minority Awards Program Internships are for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the Smithsonian. Interns will spend 10 weeks working on research or other museum-related projects with research and professional staff members either at a Smithsonian Institution museum, a research institute, or office. Interns receive a $600 weekly stipend along with a possible travel allowance. Fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Stella Blum Student Research Grant
The Stella Blum Research Grant is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing original research in the subject of North American costume and members of the Costume Society of America. A $2,000 grant is awarded annually along with a stipend of up to $500 and a one day presentation fee to present completed research as the CSA National Symposium.

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.

Engaged Anthropology Grant
The Wenner-Gren Foundation offers a $5,000 maximum grant to students completing doctoral research in anthropology. This grant is designed so that researchers can return to their research locale to share their results with the community they conducted research in and the academic and anthropological community in that region. Application deadlines are February 1st and August 1st.

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.

Hudson Institute Political Studies 2018 Summer Fellowship
The program combines rigorous study of politics and political thought through week week-long seminars, policy workshops, and a distinguished speaker series. The program is hosted in Georgetown University in Washington, DC and lasts for six weeks (June 17th - July 28th). Includes housing and $3,000 stipend.

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.


Boeing Business Intern Program Summer 2008
Paid business internships in multiple locations including Washington, New Mexico, Oklahoma City, California, and New Orleans. In this 10-12 week internship you will work directly with a mentor in your field and interact directly with company leaders. Areas include Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business, and Operations and Human Resources. 

James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration 
The James E. Webb Internship is intended to increase participation of underrepresented groups in management of non-profit scientific and cultural organizations. Interns will conduct a 10 week full-time internship in an office, museum or research institute within the Smithsonian Institution. Fall, summer, and spring sessions. $600 weekly stipend. Possible travel allowance.

SEO Career: The Nation's Premier Internship Program for Underrepresented College Students
Our summer internship program has placed more than 7,000 undergraduate students in paid summer internships with our banking, corporate leadership, law, non-profit and private equity partners. In 2015 and 2016, more than 80% of SEO Career interns received full-time job offers at 60+ partner companies.

Psychology / Education

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
The SPSP summer program provides an intensive summer internship for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Students will conduct research full-time for 8 weeks. Students must have an interest in social and personality psychology and intending to apply for graduate school. Program is located in Washington, DC. Applications are open October 1st - November 10th.  

Pace University Summer Internship
The counseling center at Pace University’s New York City campus offers an internship to experience diverse functions a professional psychologist performs such as research, outreach, consultation, and limited clinical work. June 1st, 2018 - August 10th, 2018.  Internship is unpaid. 

Summer Undergraduate Educational Research Program at UVA
10-Week internship that provides undergraduates from underrepresented groups research experience and professional development. Program focuses on educational and developmental research and prepares students for graduate school. Program is from June 4th to August 1st. Program includes $3,000 stipend.  

Summer Teaching Fellow (Summer Internship in Rockford, IL)

College 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.  


Brown University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program
The program provides international summer research experiences for qualified students along with intensive training prior to travel. Programs are offered to undergraduate and graduate students in life, physical, social sciences and pre-med from populations that are historically underrepresented in the sciences. The program is 10-12 weeks, priority is given to Brown students however students from all colleges will be considered. Sites are located in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, The Philippines, Mexico and Ukraine.

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 

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.

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program (UCRIP)
UCRIP gives college students a chance to research and participate in clinical patient care at an academic medical center.  Students will spend time with residents and physicians.  Students receive a $1,500 stipend and on-campus housing. Applications open September 1st.  


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.

Biological Science

Amgen Scholars Program
Columbia University and Barnard college offered program for students in biology doing lab research. The Agmen scholar program runs for ten weeks beginning May 29th - August 3rd.  Students will work 40 hours/week on independent research projects under the guidance of a research scientist.  Students will write a research paper and present at a symposium. Students receive $4,000 stipend and housing at Columbia University. Applications are due February 1st.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
9-Week paid summer internship for rising juniors and seniors who are passionate about the environment and human health. This program focusing on studying the interrelations between human behavior, environment, and human health. Applications have not been announced yet.

Duke Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
SROP is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated undergraduate students a hand on experience doing graduate-level biomedical research. The program is focused on students from underrepresented groups considering Ph.D. graduate programs after earning their degree. Students will complete weekly research seminars, GRE prep, mock interviews for grad-school, social activities, and opportunities to conduct and present research.  Students receive on-campus housing, travel assistance, and a stipend. SROP will run from May 29th - August 4th. The application period will open October 27, 2017 and end January 16, 2018. 

UVA Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)
SRIP at UVA School of Medicine offers a 10-week research experience for racially and ethnically diverse students focusing on a career in biomedical research. SRIP students will receive housing and stipend.  Program is for students in their Junior and Senior Year. Application must be received by February 8, 2018. 


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. 

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)
CNUP is a 10-week program for undergraduate students focusing on neuroscience research. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants must have completed their Sophomore year before applying. A $3,500 stipend will be provided. Fellows receive on-campus housing. 2018 program date has not been announced, nor has the application been opened as of yet.   

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.


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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship Program
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science
SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program is built around research, mentoring and community. SOARS participants, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research, as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding. Over 90% of SOARS protégés have gone onto graduate school, and many have entered the workforce with a MS or gone on for their PhD.


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.

Stanford Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program (SURGE)
SURGE provides undergraduates from a U.S. institution the opportunity to gain mentored research experience at Stanford University in the geosciences and engineering during the eight-week period of June 22nd, 2018 to August 18th, 2018. The underlying philosophy of SURGE is to train students by creating a supportive and rigorous work environment. We set high expectations for our scholars: to prepare them for a potential career in the field of geoscience and engineering, and to ensure that they get the most from their stay at Stanford. Each SURGE scholar is matched with a Stanford faculty member and has the opportunity to work in a research group or laboratory. The scholar is assigned an interesting and challenging project from a broad range of science and engineering topics that are accessible within the eight-week summer period. SURGE also includes workshops on preparing for the GRE, applying to graduate school, and understanding geoscience and engineering careers. The program culminates with a research symposium at Stanford, where scholars present results from their summer projects to faculty, mentors, and colleagues.  

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.

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.

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. Apply by April 1, 2018. 


Griffiss Institute Summer Internship
Paid summer internship for college students to work-on-site with the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate. The majority of students will be from technical fields such as Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. There may some positions in accounting, finance, as well as multimedia. Travel and cost of living will be covered. Program is located in Rome, New York. Deadline to apply is Jan 31st.

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. 


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.