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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 FellowshipFebruary 16Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research programJanuary 15

Current sophomores and juniors

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship ProgramFebruary 2

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

Janelia/HHMI Summer Scholars ProgramJanuary 8Prior research experience and knowledge of Python, MATLAB, or C++ required
Mayo Clinic and Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Biomedical ScienceFebruary 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)January 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 DiseaseJanuary 15Current seniors not eligible
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ProgramFebruary 9Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Georgia Regents University Student Training And Research (STAR) ProgramFebruary 1

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

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

Current sophomores and juniors

GPA 3.5 or higher

Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate ResearchFebruary 1Preference given to current sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.2 or higher
Ohio State University Summer Internships in Plant PathologyMarch 15

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

University of Colorado Cancer Center Cancer Research Summer FellowshipFebruary 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 FellowshipsJanuary 6GPA 3.0 or higher
Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)February 1Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

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

December 24

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

GPA 3.6 or higher

West Virginia University School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Fellowship ProgramMarch 1Contact potential PI to establish collaboration for best chances
West Virginia University Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)Will re-launch in Fall 2019Current sophomores and juniors
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, INSIGHT injury research internshipJanuary 15

GPA 3.0 or higher

Preference given to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Santa Fe Institute Research Experience for UndergraduatesJanuary 7

Rising first-years and current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

Friends of UTokyo (FUTI) Summer Research InternshipsJanuary 31

UTRIP (current freshman, sophomores, and juniors) and UTSIP are currently the only two FUTI programs Rochester students are eligible to apply for