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Research Opportunities

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 15, 2021GPA 3.2 or higher
American Physical Society (APS) and IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented MinoritiesFebruary 15, 2021GPA 3.0 or higher

Woman and/or underrepresented minority
Amgen Scholars - Asia Programs

February 3

*On-hold due to Covid-19

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research programJanuary 15, 2021Current sophomores and juniors
DAAD RISE Germany (application support available through the Fellowships Office)December 15, 2020Current sophomores and juniors
Friends of UTokyo (FUTI) Summer Research InternshipsEnd of February 2021UTRIP (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) Program*Not definite to be offered due to Covid-19Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

GPA 3.0 or higher
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, INSIGHT injury research internship

February 1, 2021

*2021 program will be online

GPA 3.0 or higher

Preference given to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program*Summer 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors
Janelia/HHMI Summer Scholars ProgramJanuary 11, 2021Prior research experience and knowledge of Python, MATLAB, or C++ required
Kupcinet-Getz International Science School (mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences)*Summer 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors

GPA 3.6 or higher
Mayo Clinic and Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Biomedical ScienceFebruary 1, 2021Current sophomores and juniors
Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate ResearchFebruary 1, 2021Preference given to current sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.2 or higher
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

MIT Graduate Education Summer Research Program (Engineering, Humanities, Social Science)February 1, 2021

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

March 15, 2020

(not updated for 2021)

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Santa Fe Institute Research Experience for UndergraduatesJanuary 13

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

ThinkSwiss Research ScholarshipsJanuary 15, 2021

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Summer Research FellowshipMarch 1, 2021GPA 2.5 or higher
University of Connecticut Health Center Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

March 1

(not yet updated for 2021 program)

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

January 31

(Program cancelled for summer 2021 due to Covid-19)

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 5, 2021Current seniors not eligible
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

February 3

(Summer 2021 program cancelled due to Covid-19)

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors
University of Vermont Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research FellowshipsNot taking place Summer 2020GPA 3.0 or higher
Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)

February 3

(Summer 2021 program cancelled due to Covid-19)

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors
West Virginia University Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)Currently taking a hiatus to restructure the program Current sophomores and juniors
West Virginia University School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Fellowship ProgramMarch 1, 2021Contact potential PI to establish collaboration for best chances