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Research Opportunities

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:

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

ProgramFocusApplication DeadlineEligibility Flags
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)

(2022 date TBD)

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

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

Amgen Scholars ProgramSTEM

Varied by university (typically around February 1) 

(2022 date TBD)

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

American Physical Society (APS) and IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented MinoritiesSTEMFebruary 15, 2022

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, 2021Current sophomores and juniors
NASA Internships and FellowshipsSTEM

Internship-dependent

November 6, 2020-Spring '21

March 5, 2021- Summer '21

July 9, 2021- Fall '21

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

March 1, 2021 - applications reviewed by scientists on rolling basis

(2022 date TBD)

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Department of Energy Scholars ProgramVariedJanuary 7, 2022U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)STEMJanuary 12, 2022

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

GPA 3.0 or higher

Fermilab Student InternshipsParticle Physics

Program-dependent

Accelerator Engineering Fellowships for Underrepresented Minorities (ASPIRE) December 1, 2021

 

Program-dependent

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)Atmospheric ScienceFebruary 15, 2021 (2022 date TBD)

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

Rolling evaluation from November 28, 2021 (date recommended for international students), or February 27, 2022

GPA 2.5 or higher

Argonne National Laboratory (ARL) Internship OpportunitiesSTEM

Program-dependent

Science Undergrad Laboratory Internship (SULI) January 12, 2022

Seasonal Internship Program November 30, 2021

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

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) with the DOE Office of Fossil EnergySTEMJanuary 10, 2022

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Current sophomores and juniors

GPA 3.0 or higher