Department Supported/Sponsored Internships


Office of Undergraduate Research http://www.rochester.edu/college/ugresearch/index.html

**If your department isn’t listed, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor (585-275-2366) to discuss your individual internship goals.


Art and Art History Department: http://www.rochester.edu/College/AAH/

See the following web page for more information on opportunities in the Art and Art History Department: http://www.rochester.edu/college/ugresearch/departments/aah_sa.html.


Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department: http://www.bcs.rochester.edu

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department’s website contains many resources to help students identify research opportunities based on topics of interest. Please visit http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/research/index.html to view current research topics and research centers. Furthermore, part-time and summer jobs for undergraduate students may be viewed at http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/jobs/part-time.html.

Faculty within the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department also offer many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Chemical Engineering Department:www.che.rochester.edu

Eisenberg Summer Internship. The Professor Richard F. Eisenberg and Harriet Rippey Eisenberg Fund for undergraduate students and/or programs, offers financial support for selected chemical engineering students for a meaningful summer work experience. Assignments are within the chemical engineering department working closely with faculty on projects that will compliment the academic program and enhance the students understanding of the use of chemical engineering principles. To apply, please visit http://www.che.rochester.edu/major-minor/opportunities.html.

Faculty within the Chemical Engineering Department also offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology Department: http://www.psych.rochester.edu/

Research Assistant opportunities exist in the Clinical and Social Science in Psychology Department for research pertaining to Mother-Child Interactions, Motivation in Video Games and Virtual Worlds, Smokers’ Health Project, Developmental Neuropsychology of Autism, Children and Families, and Self-Regulation and Implicit Cognition. Please visit http://www.psych.rochester.edu/research/rao.html for additional information including research details and contact names and email addresses.

Faculty within the Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology Department also offer many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Computer Science Department:www.cs.rochester.edu

Faculty within the Computer Science Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Economics Department:www.econ.rochester.edu

Faculty within the Economics Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Electrical & Computer Engineering Department:http://www.ece.rochester.edu/

Faculty within the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


English Department:http://www.rochester.edu/College/eng

The English Department, in conjunction with local and national employers, sponsors/supports various internship opportunities. For more information, including potential internship employers and recommended resources, please visit http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/interns.html.

Selected Previous Employers Include:

Al Sigl Center
American Red Cross
Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester
Bausch & Lomb
BOA Editions
Cerebral Palsy Association
Democrat & Chronicle
Eastman Kodak Company
FOX Rochester, News Room
George Eastman House
GEVA Theatre
Image Word Sound
Messenger Post Newspapers
Monroe County Democratic Committee
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Planned Parenthood
Public Relations Department, University of Rochester
Rochester Broadway Theater League
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Rochester Red Wings
Visiting Nurse Service
WHEC TV
WOKR-News
Writers & Books
WROC-TV
WXXI
WYSL Radio

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


History Department:www.rochester.edu/college/his

The HOUR program allows student to earn money or credit by working on projects with University of Rochester History professors. These projects change from semester to semester and are described on the HOUR page of the department’s website at www.rochester.edu/College/HIS/undergraduate/hour.html. For more information about the HOUR program, students should contact the professor associated with the project they are interested in or for general questions, Jacqui Rizzo (ilyn@mail.rochester.edu or 585-275-2052).

Faculty within the History Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities. For more information on department supported internships students may contact Professor Mike Jarvis (jrvs@mail.rochester,edu or 585-275-4558) or visit www.rochester.edu/College/HIS/undergraduate/internships.html.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Optics Department:http://www.optics.rochester.edu/research/index.html

The College Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the Institute of Optics have established an Undergraduate (REU) Program funded by the National Science Foundation to support ten to twelve highly-qualified students to undertake supervised research projects in the Institute of Optics, for a period of 10 weeks each summer. Departmental faculty conducts research in diverse experimental and theoretical areas of optics and engineering. Each summer, the Department’s research effort involves approximately 20 undergraduate students, in addition to approximately 100 graduate students, and 25 faculty members. Some of the research performed by past undergraduate research assistants have been published in scientific journals. Students may also present their work at national conferences and undergraduate research symposia at the University of Rochester. For more information visit http://web1.pas.rochester.edu/%7eoptics/OpticsMain.html.

Faculty within the Optics Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities in their lab or the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Philosophy Department:www.rochester.edu/college/phl

Faculty within the Philosophy Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities. For more information on teaching internships contact Dean Richard Feldman (richard.feldman@rochester.edu) or supervised teaching contact Professor Randall Curren (rcurren@mail.rochester.edu).

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Physics and Astronomy Department:www.pas.rochester.edu/urpas

The Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is funded by the National Science Foundation to support twelve highly qualified students to undertake supervised research projects in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, for a period of 10 weeks each summer. Departmental faculty conduct research in diverse experimental and theoretical areas, including Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma and Laser Physics, Quantum Optics, and Physics Education. For more information please visit http://www.pas.rochester.edu/REU or contact Connie Jones, Physics REU program Coordinator (connie@pas.rochester,edu or 585-275-5306).

Faculty within the Physics and Astronomy Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities. For more information about teaching internships visit http://www.pas.rochester.edu/TIP or contact Janet Fogg, undergraduate program coordinator (janf@pas.rochester.edu or 585-275-6679).

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


Political Science:http://www.rochester.edu/college/psc/undergrad/intern.php

The Washington Semester Program, under the direction of Professor Stuart Jordan, offers students the opportunity to work on the staff of a United States Senator or Representative and to earn sixteen academic credits (two courses in political science) for the experience. Interns work during the academic year, for an entire semester, usually in the junior year. The Washington Semester Program is offered only during the spring semester. Students interested in applying are urged to attend a general interest and informational meeting the semester before they wish to take up the internship.

European Political Internships: The department sponsors a number of political internships in Edinburgh, London, Brussels, Berlin, and Madrid. These are semester-long programs. The internships available vary by country but typically include placement with members of the national legislature, in constituency offices of legislators, and with parties, interest, and political research organizations. Internships in law firms are available in London. Internships are in English in Edinburgh, London, and Brussels and students need proficiency in the language for the latter two placements. A detailed description of the European political internships is contained in the University of Rochester Internships in Europe catalog, which can be obtained in the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs in Lattimore Hall 206.

Public Defender and District Attorney Internships are open to juniors and seniors only. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students are required to work for twelve hours per week in the Public Defender’s or District Attorney’s office, write a substantive research paper, and earn four academic credits. Students interested in applying are urged to attend a general interest and informational meeting the semester before they wish to take up the internship. For additional information, contact Professor L. Powell (lynda.powell@rochester.edu)

For additional information on any of the above internship opportunities contact Professor L. Powell (lynda.powell@rochester.edu) or visit http://www.rochester.edu/college/psc/undergrad/intern.php

Faculty within the Political Science Department offers many unposted opportunities to gain research and/or project-based experiences. Review the department’s website and specific faculty research interests and proactively contact individual faculty members regarding academic year as well as summer opportunities.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.


RCCL (Civic Engagement & Community Focused):
https://www.rochester.edu/college/rccl/index.html

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership sponsors/supports various internship opportunities specifically focusing on civic engagement and community development, many in collaboration with college departments. For more information, including sponsoring departments, potential internship employers, and recommended resources please visit http://www.rochester.edu/college/rccl/internships/internships.


Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/summer-scholars

The University of Rochester Medical Center sponsors/supports various internship opportunities, many in collaboration with college departments. These include:

GEBS Summer Scholars Program (Biomedical Research)
NSF Summer Research: Department of Chemistry
Research Experience in Physics & Astronomy for Undergraduates (REU)
Research for Undergraduates in Biomechanics and Engineering
Strong Children’s Research Center Summer Training
Summer Fellowship Program in Visual Science
DeKiewiet Summer Program
McNair Summer Research Program
SURF Program (Medical Careers)

For more information please visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/summer-scholars.


General Engineering/Optics/Physics:
http://www.rochester.edu/college/kearnscenter/Xerox/xeroxfellowsmain.html

The SEAS Xerox Undergraduate Fellows Program is designed to provide engineering undergraduates with an opportunity to participate in a research experience in SEAS during the summer preceding their senior year. This research will continue through the fall and spring semesters of the
student’s senior year, for which they will receive course credit. The newly launched competitive program will include faculty and students from all
departments within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Institute of Optics.

More research opportunities in BME, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optics, and Mechanical Engineering can be found at http://www.rochester.edu/college/kearnscenter.

Additionally, schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor to define career-related goals and investigate other internship experiences.