Summer Research

External Opportunities

You can apply for paid research internships at other institutions (select examples below). Please see the additional resources available at the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections

Searchable opportunity databases and lists:

SEARCHABLE DATABASES

COMPREHENSIVE LISTS COMPILED BY OTHER UNIVERSITIES

LISTS FROM PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

OPPORTUNITIES BY MAJOR: NATURAL SCIENCES

OPPORTUNITIES BY MAJOR: ENGINEERING & MATH

OPPORTUNITIES BY MAJOR: ARTS & HUMANITIES

OOPPORTUNITIES BY MAJOR: SOCIAL SCIENCES

If you are an international student, linked here is a list of some programs that accept applications from international students studying at U.S. universities.

Select examples of other external summer opportunities

PROGRAMS: NATURAL SCIENCESFOCUSAPPLICATION DEADLINEELIGIBILITY FLAGS

ACCESS Summer Internship Program 

Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS)

Biomedical research in preparation for PhD programs

February 1, 2023

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Locations: Weill Cornell Medicine or Sloan Kettering Institute, both in New York City

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramsMedical research careers

Program-dependent

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)  MD-PhD-focused Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramsMD-PhD-focused careers

Program-dependent

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

MD-PhD in biomedical research and academic medicine

February 1, 2023

US citizens or permanent residents and are from racial or ethnic backgrounds shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or individuals with disabilities, as described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

First-Years and Sophomores

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Northwestern University

Cancer research in biomedical sciences 

March 1, 2023 

U.S. citizen, permanent resident; First-Year, Soph, Junior, Senior 

MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Experience, University of Texas

Biomedical, Clinical, Oncology, Imaging, Pre-Veterinary, MD/PhD

 January 20, 2023

Multiple Programs; Over 200 summer positions; High school through early med school students; citizenship eligibility varies by individual program 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Summer Programs

Chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, computational biology, intersection of engineering & biomedicine, molecular imaging, quantitative science

January 20 or February 1, 2023 - Program-dependent

U.S. citizen, permanent resident & international - Program-dependent

First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors; Program-dependent

Siteman Cencer Center

Leah Menshouse Springer Program

Hands-on cancer research

January 13, 2023

U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA; no prior experience necessary

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Pre-Healthcare skills, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and more.

Free six-week enrichment program

February 5, 2023

U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

First-Years and Sophomores

12 partner institutions

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City

MD focus

Pre-Med laboratory or clinical research

February 1, 2023

U.S. citizen, permanent resident

Juniors; Seniors not yet accepted into medical school in and college
graduates enrolled in a pre-medical post-baccalaureate program are also eligible to apply

National Institute of Health external opportunities 

Listing of multiple non-NIH programs

Pre-med, biomedical, public health, STEM;

Primarily at U.S. locations but some international 

Program-dependent

Program-dependent; extensive list that covers all class years and citizenship statuses
National Science Foundation (NSF) REU SitesVaried

Program-dependent

January through March deadlines

Program-dependent (typically requires U.S. citizenship)
NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)STEM

January 12 (Rochester internal deadline - applications require extensive processing time)

February 1, 2023 (NIST deadline)

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

*MUST apply through the Office of Undergraduate Research - institutions, not individuals, apply

Amgen Scholars ProgramSTEM

February 1, 2023

See U.S., Europe, and Japan programs for citizenship, GPA, and class year requirements

American Physical SocietyPhysics

 Program-dependent

Careers in Physics - Grad & Undergrad; University Internships & REU's

National Labs, Industry, and other Internships & Fellowships

American Physical Society (APS) and IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented MinoritiesSTEM

January 31, 2023

STEM major; GPA 3.0 or higher

Woman and/or underrepresented minority (no citizenship requirement)

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)STEMDecember 15, 2022Current sophomores and juniors
NASA Internships and FellowshipsSTEM

Internship-dependent

Early November -Spring '23

Early March - Summer '23

Early July - Fall '23

U.S. citizen (international intern program is available)
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) (other related programs also available)Biomedical research

March 1, 2023

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
NIH Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)Biomedical engineering 

February 7, 2023

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Juniors

Location: Bethesda, MD

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP)

Focus research areas include diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; or kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

February 1, 2023

U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or national

Nationwide research experience open to current undergrads

Diversity and equity requirements

Department of Energy Scholars ProgramVariedJanuary 23, 2023U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)STEMJanuary 11, 2023

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

GPA 3.0 or higher

Fermilab Student InternshipsParticle Physics

Program-dependent

Accelerator Engineering Fellowships for Underrepresented Minorities (ASPIRE) January 31, 2023

 

Program-dependent

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)Atmospheric Science

February 1, 2023

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Current sophomores and juniors

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) Summer Journeyman FellowshipEngineering, Computer Science, Science Writing

First Round: December 27, 2022 (date recommended for international students)

Second Round: January 31, 2023

 

GPA 2.5 or higher; Open to international students

Argonne National Laboratory (ARL) Internship OpportunitiesSTEM

Program-dependent

Science Undergrad Laboratory Internship (SULI) January 10, 2023

Seasonal Internship Program October 28, 2022

Program-dependent (typically requires U.S. citizenship)

Leadership Alliance, Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR EIP)

Training & research for PhD and MD-PhD Programs

Life & physical sciences, social &  behavioral sciences, & the humanities

February 1, 2023

Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors; U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident; 20+ university locations

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) with the DOE Office of Fossil EnergySTEMJanuary 23, 2023

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Current sophomores and juniors; GPA 3.0+

National Security Agency (NSA)

Various; Internships, Co-ops, Scholarships, Fellowships

Program-dependent

U.S. citizenship

University of Missouri Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Various

February 19, 2023

U.S. citizenship, Permanent Resident

PROGRAMS: ARTS & HUMANITIES

FOCUS

APPLICATION DEADLINE

ELIGIBILITY FLAGS

Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Seminar Internship Program (MuSe) 

 Placements in over 40 Met departments - see list

January 18, 2023

U.S. citizens & international students; Sophomores, juniors, seniors

 

 

PROGRAMS: SOCIAL SCIENCESFOCUSAPPLICATION DEADLINEELIGIBILITY FLAGS

APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Experience in Research (SUPER) Fellowships

American Psychological Association - Research at your choice of US/Canada undergraduate degree-granting institution; student-mentor designed research projectFebruary 15, 2023Underrepresented groups (broadly defined); Psychology major not required; at least 1 semester left in your degree program; no citizenship requirements