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Research Opportunities

Summer Research

Opportunities for International Students

This is a select list of summer research opportunities in the life/biomedical sciences 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 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.

External Summer Internships

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

ProgramApplication DeadlineEligibility Flags
San Diego Muscle Research Center Undergraduate Summer Student FellowshipFeb. 17Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research programJan. 15

Current sophomores and juniors

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship ProgramFeb. 2

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

Janelia/HHMI Summer Scholars ProgramJan. 5Prior research experience and knowledge of Python, MATLAB, or C++ required
Mayo Clinic and Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Biomedical ScienceFeb. 1Current sophomores and juniors
Michigan State University Engineering Summer Research ExperienceReviewed on a rolling basis; typically filled by April 1

GPA 3.2 or higher

Current seniors not eligible 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Summer Research FellowshipMarch 1GPA 2.5 or higher
University of Lausanne Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland)Jan. 31

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 DiseaseJan. 15Current seniors not eligible 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ProgramFeb. 9Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Georgia Regents University Student Training And Research (STAR) ProgramFeb. 1

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

DAAD RISE Germany (application support available through the Fellowships Office)Dec. 15Current sophomores and juniors
MIT Graduate Education Summer Research Program (Engineering, Humanities, Social Science)Jan. 21

Current sophomores and juniors

GPA 3.5 or higher

MIT Biology/BCS summer research programJan. 30

Current sophomores and juniors

GPA 3.5 or higher

Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate ResearchFeb. 1Preference given to current sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.2 or higher
Ohio State University Summer Internships in Plant PathologyMarch 16

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Princeton University Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative & Computational BiologyFeb. 1Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors
University of Colorado Cancer Center Cancer Research Summer FellowshipFeb. 1Current first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
University of Connecticut Health Center Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical SciencesMarch 1Current sophomores and juniors
University of Vermont Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research FellowshipsJan. 10GPA 3.0 or higher
Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)Feb. 1Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

Kupcinet-Getz International Science School (mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences)

Dec. 24

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

GPA 3.6 or higher

West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research InternshipTBACurrent sophomores and juniors (current seniors must contact program director)
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, INSIGHT injury research internshipJan. 15

GPA 3.0 or higher

Preference given to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors