Summer Research Opportunities & Internships

Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences for 2016. A very up-to-date comprehensive website organized by disciplines. All the opportunies are paid unless is otherwise indicated. This website is maintained by Tom Frederick at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York


This website has a complete list of the active REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) sites from the NSF.  This site is also organized by disciplines. They are currently 72 REU sites listed under Chemistry and 136 under Biological SciencesStudents must contact the individual site or program to apply. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. These research experiences are always paid.


AMGEN scholarsThe Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Currently, 9 institutions in the U.S. (Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NIH, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, Washington University in St. Louis) host the summer research program. The European institutions' summer programs are only for european students.


Summer Undergraduate Research Programs. This website hosted by AAMC has a list of summer research programs in biomedical sciences at top leading medical schools in the country. However, research is often conducted in basic science departments, not always in clinical labs, so check them out individually. 


Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research at the NIH. You may remember we watched a videocast by Dr. Sharon Milgram on that program and tips on how to apply.


Native American Summer Research Internship (NASRI) The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American undergraduate junior and senior students who are interested in Health Science research. The internship is located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health.


SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The link is for the past 2016 summer. Check again through this fall and spring 2017 for a new announcement for the summer 2017 program. 


Check the "Summer Research Internships" link in the Biology Department's Website and the PURC Website for more opportunities.