Summer Research

Opportunities for International Students

This is a select list of summer research opportunities available to international students studying in the US. Please see the additional resources available at the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections and through the opportunity databases linked below that allow you to search based on availability to international students:

If you have found a research opportunity at the University of Rochester and are looking for summer research funding, see the Discover Grant page or the DeKiewiet Summer Research Fellowships in Biology and Medicine funding page, both available to University of Rochester international students.

Internal Summer Internships

Please see the Internal Opportunities page; citizenship eligibility flags are noted in the program table.

External Summer Internships

Below is a chart of select summer internships outside the University of Rochester open to domestic and international student applicants.

ProgramApplication DeadlineEligibility Flags
Aachen University International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)January 10, 2024GPA 3.2 or higher
American Physical Society (APS) and IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented MinoritiesJanuary 31, 2024GPA 3.0 or higher; Woman and/or underrepresented minority
Amgen Scholars - Asia Programs

February 1, 2024

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research programJanuary 15, 2024Current sophomores and juniors
DAAD RISE Germany (application support available through the Fellowships Office)November 30, 2023Current sophomores and juniors
Friends of UTokyo (FUTI) Summer Research Internships

Refer to indivdual universities

UTRIP (current first-years, sophomores, and juniors) and UTSIP are currently the only two FUTI programs Rochester students are eligible to apply for
Georgia Regents University Student Training And Research (STAR) ProgramJanuary 24, 2024Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors; GPA 3.0 or higher
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, INSIGHT injury research internship

February 9, 2024

*2024 program will be virtual, w/an in-person symposium

GPA 3.0 or higher; Preference given to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship ProgramFebruary 7, 2022  (Program on hold)Rising seniors; Previous research experience in a biological laboratory is highly desirable, but not required
Janelia/HHMI Summer Scholars Program

January 11, 2022  (Program on hold)

Prior research experience and knowledge of Python, MATLAB, or C++ required
Kupcinet-Getz International Science School (mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences)

January 14, 2023 (2024 date TBD)

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors; GPA 3.6 or higher
Mayo Clinic and Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Biomedical ScienceFebruary 1, 2024Current sophomores and juniors
Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)February 1, 2024Preference given to current sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.2 or higher
Michigan State University Engineering Summer Research Experience (EnSURE)Reviewed on a rolling basis, starting in December; typically filled by March 1

GPA 3.2 or higher

Current seniors not eligible

MIT Graduate Education Summer Research Program (Engineering, Humanities, Social Science)January 16, 2024

Current sophomores and juniors; GPA 3.5 or higher

NASA International Internship ProgramProgram-dependent

Open to students from select countries; GPA 3.0 or higher

Ohio State University Summer Internships in Plant Pathology

April 7, 2023 (2024 date TBD)

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors; GPA 3.0 or higher

ThinkSwiss Research ScholarshipsDecember 31, 2023

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Summer Research FellowshipFebruary 28, 2024GPA 2.5 or higher
University of Connecticut Health Center Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

February 16, 2024

Current sophomores and juniors
University of Lausanne Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland)

January 31, 2024


Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors; GPA 3.75 or higher

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Undergraduate Student Scholars Program, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver DiseaseFebruary 2, 2024Current seniors not eligible
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

February 1, 2024


Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)

(Program is currently on hiatus)

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors
West Virginia University Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)(Program is currently on hiatus)Current sophomores and juniors
West Virginia University School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Fellowship ProgramMarch 1, 2024Contact potential PI to establish collaboration for best chances