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Research Opportunities

Summer Research/Internship Opportunities

This is a select list of summer opportunities. Please see the additional resources available at the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections and through the searchable opportunity databases linked below:

If you have found a research opportunity and are looking for summer research funding, see the Discover Grant page or the DeKiewiet Summer Research Fellowships in Biology and Medicine funding page.

Summer internships at the University of Rochester

ProgramFocusApplication DeadlineEligibility Flags
Kearns Center Research ProgramsVariedProgram-dependentProgram-dependent
Summer Scholars ProgramBiological/biomedical scienceMarch 1

Rising juniors or seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)Medicine/biomedical scienceFeb. 12

U.S. citizen / perm. resident

Rising juniors or seniors

Strong Children's Research Center (Dep. of Pediatrics) Summer TrainingMedicine/biomedical scienceFeb. 28

U.S. citizen / perm. resident

Rising seniors or medical students

Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision ScienceSTEMFeb. 1Rising seniors
Rochester Center for Community Leadership: Urban Fellows ProgramCommunity-based civic engagementFeb. 23Must attend a Rochester-area university OR be a Rochester-area native
NSF REU Program in ChemistryChemistry/STEMFeb. 14U.S. citizen / perm. resident
Chemistry i-REU: Research Experience for International Undergraduate StudentsChemistry/STEMFeb. 25Must attend a university outside of the U.S. (Rochester students are not eligible)
NSF REU Program in Physics and AstronomyPhysics/STEMFeb. 15, rolling admission until spaces are filled

U.S. citizen / perm resident

GPA 3.0 or higher

Rising juniors and seniors


Summer internships outside the University of Rochester:

You can apply for paid research internships at other institutions (links below). Research programs for undergraduates generally run 10 weeks, provide a stipend, and offer social activities as well as exposure to another campus. Although the majority of programs listed below focus on the natural sciences, there are opportunities in the social and behavioral sciences, ethics and values, education and human resources, political science, economics, and a number of interdisciplinary areas.

If you are an international student interested in life or biomedical sciences, linked here is a list of several programs that accept applications from international students studying at U.S. universities.

Select external opportunities: