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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 interested in life or biomedical sciences, 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 SitesVariedProgram-dependentProgram-dependent (typically requires U.S. citizenship)
NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)STEMJanuary 12 (Rochester internal deadline - applications require extensive processing time)

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

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

Aachen University International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)All subject areasJanuary 15GPA 3.2 or higher
Amgen Scholars ProgramSTEMVaried by university (typically around February 1)

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

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Student Research OpportunitiesSTEM, Public HealthProgram-dependentProgram-dependent (typically requires U.S. citizenship)
American Physical Society (APS) and IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented MinoritiesSTEMFebruary 15

STEM major

GPA 3.0 or higher

Woman and/or underrepresented minority (no citizenship requirement)

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)STEMDecember 15Current sophomores and juniors
Caltech Student-Faculty Summer Research ProgramsSTEMProgram-dependentProgram-dependent
NASA Internships and FellowshipsSTEMInternship-dependentU.S. citizen (international intern program is available)
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) (other related programs also available)STEMMarch 1 - applications reviewed by scientists on rolling basisU.S. citizen or permanent resident
Department of Energy Scholars ProgramVariedDecember 15U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)STEMJanuary 12

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

GPA 3.0 or higher

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Undergraduate Research OpportunitiesSTEMInternship-dependent

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

Fermilab Student InternshipsParticle PhysicsProgram-dependent


Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)Atmospheric ScienceFebruary 1

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 WritingRolling evaluation through February 25

GPA 2.5 or higher

Argonne National Laboratory (ARL) Internship OpportunitiesSTEMProgram-dependent

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

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) with the DOE Office of Fossil EnergySTEMJanuary 3

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Current sophomores and juniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee ProgramMedicineJanuary 29

Students underrepresented in medicine

Current juniors and seniors

U.S. citizen or permanent resident