Office of Minority Student Affairs

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

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American Chemical Society Scholar Program
The American Chemical Society sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.
AT & T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP) and AT & T Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
(ALFP) - This program is an outstanding opportunity for fellowship support for women and minority students in science and engineering disciplines relevant to the business of AT&T. Students are encouraged to apply in the year prior to graduation at the BS level. This program combines the former "Graduate Research Program for Women" and "Cooperative Research Fellowship Program" run by the former AT&T Bell Laboratories.
(URP) - Women and minority students who are juniors and non-graduating seniors in science and engineering fields may apply for positions in this program run within AT&T Labs. This is a continuation of the well-known "Summer Research Program" of the former AT&T Bell Laboratories.

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Baylor College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Programs
Graduate programs are designed to admit, train, and graduate scientists wishing to pursue careers in basic biomedical research and as medical school and university teachers. Some of our graduates also pursue careers in industry and biotechnology. Thirteen academic departments or training programs offer graduate study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree: Audiology & Bioacoustics, Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular and Human Genetics, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Molecular Virology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Structural & Computational Biology.

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - Summer Internships
This Fermilab summer program focuses on giving opportunities in science and technology to the minorities which historically have been underrepresented in science in the United States of America. This program is for undergraduate college students currently enrolled in four-year colleges in the US.
Internships are offered in physics, electrical engineering, computer programming and mechanical engineering. These internships offer a chance for approximately twenty college students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project within the context of laboratory research.
Fellowships Office of Policy & Global Affairs
The Fellowship Office of PGA administers pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study.

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Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a 1 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

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Health Professions Advisory Program
We have approximately 80 programs listed on this web site. To make it easier to research we have listed the programs by state. Each description contains the name of the program, appropriate dates, deadlines, eligibility requirements and the program representative.
Hope College Undergraduate Research in Mathematics
The Hope campus typically has about 100 students from Hope College and other colleges and universities doing research in the natural sciences and mathematics during the summer. There are substantial recreational opportunities, with the west Michigan beaches nearby. Joint social events will be planned with students in concurrent REU programs in physics, computer science, biology, and chemistry.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Graduate Science Education Programs
Through its grants to individuals and institutions, HHMI supports the efforts of scientists and educators, colleges and universities, museums, and biomedical research organizations. These grants are transforming the ways research is conducted and science is taught and understood.

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IBM Internship and Co-operative Education Opportunities
IBM is accepting resumes for both summer internships and cooperative education positions. Opportunities are available at major IBM locations for electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science students. There are also other technical and business opportunities available throughout the U.S.
Students interested in applying to IBM should visit the university employment web site, WHYWORK to submit their resume. An alternative method for submission is by mail to:
IBM Staffing Services
Source code IBMNICSMR
3808 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 20709

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Mayo Clinic - Patient Oriented and Translational Research Training Program
This 10-week summer program introduces undergraduates, recent graduates, medical students, PhD and MD/PhD students, and postdoctoral research associates to the unique challenges and requirements of clinical research. By bringing together "students" at all of these levels of training each will also become connected with others who are further along the ladder of success.
McNair Post-Baccalaureate Acheivement Program
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Higher Education Programs, and is designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minority college students who pursue and complete the doctoral degree. Its long-range mission is to help increase the diversity of college and university faculties.
Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP)
The Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) will offer summer educational experiences to help promising, highly motivated minority students gain admission to medical schools.

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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Programs
The NHSC offers the SEARCH - Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health - programs for students and residents interested in getting first-hand experience in under-served areas.
National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program
The NRC is continually involved in promoting these programs to ensure that all members of the scientific community, including members of underrepresented minorities, are aware of this unique opportunity.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NSF will award approximately 900 new Graduate Research Fellowships to support graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering. The NSF contracts with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to provide the support services for this prestigious fellowship program.
New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship Program (POS)
New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in an approved program that leads to licensure in a profession designated by the New York State Commissioner of Education. Awards are renewable for up to four years of study, but recipients of POS awards must agree, in writing, to practice in New York State (in the profession for which the scholarship was granted) for one year for each year an award was paid.
NIH Minority Research Fellowship Program - UMASS Medical School
There are a number of research fellowships and internships available at the University of Massachusetts Worcester Campus. This particular program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for School Services. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health for African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians. It's main aims are to attract minority students into biomedical and behavioral research careers in the area of heart, lung and blood disorders; increase the already short supply of qualified minority investigators; and increase the number of minority applicants to the Graduate Schools of Biomedical Science and Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

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Princeton Summer Research Experience
The Graduate School at Princeton University is offering a summer research program for African American, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates for nine weeks. Students should have completed their junior or sophomore years in college, preferably have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and show promise for graduate school study. Students in the Princeton Summer Research Experience will receive a cash stipend of $3750, travel expenses up to $500, and the program will pay for room expenses of $1200.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
The Institute of Ecosystem Studies Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program gives students what for most is their first opportunity to become part of a research community. Supported by the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program involves many students from underrepresented groups and from colleges that don't provide undergraduate research opportunities.

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Summer Preparatory Programs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MSSOP will provide students with ten weeks of research experience conducted with a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to research training, students will participate in a special seminar/lecture series together with other college students who are at Einstein for the summer. The goal is to introduce students to the broad research environment of a major academic medical center as well as to provide training in a specific field of biomedical investigation.
Summer Research Fellowship Program (SURF)
The program is designed to expose participants to medically-related research and career options in academic medicine. Students work with faculty researchers on a variety of research projects. Participating faculty are from varied disciplines such as pharmacology, neurobiology and cardiology. The long range goal of the program is to enhance participants' competitiveness for admission to Graduate or health professions schools.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Each summer, the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine sponsors a research internship program in the basic medical sciences for undergraduate students. The purpose of the program is to give highly qualified students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (MD/PhD or PhD), the opportunity to conduct research, while exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center.

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Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Minority Students
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program For Premedical Minority Students is designed to give participants deeper insights into the wide range of options that exist for minority physicians. The program is especially targeted to students from minority groups underrepresented in medicine.
Twenty-five minority premedical college students get a preliminary look at medical school life in the Weill Medical College's Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program For Premedical Minority Students. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, classroom lectures, seminars on public health issues, practical discussions by physicians from different specialties, and observations of hospital care, the college students gain a clearer picture of both the demands and the opportunities they will encounter in medicine as a career.

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Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP)
NIH offers an innovative program to support the career development of the next generation of biomedical health researchers-an undergraduate scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
UNCF-MERCK Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship
The College Fund/UNCF and The Merck Company Foundation have established scholarship awards for outstanding African American students pursuing studies and careers in the field of biomedical research. At least 37 awards will be given annually--15 at the undergraduate level, 12 at the graduate level, and 10 at the postdoctoral level. The program also provides for institutional support through grants to the science departments of award recipients. The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to expanding the pool of world-class African American biomedical scientists to achieve the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity.
University of Rochester Fellowship Programs
The University of Rochester's Student Fellowships Office coordinates the application process for the following national and international fellowship opportunities:
  • Beinecke Memorial Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Luce Fellowship
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
UT-Houston Summer Research Program
The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center offers a ten week program during the summer where students gain intensive hands-on laboratory experience under the direction of seasoned faculty researchers and teachers.

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