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Summer Research Opportunities & Internships

  1. Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences.

    A very up-to-date comprehensive website organized by disciplines. All the opportunities are paid unless is otherwise indicated. This website is maintained by Tom Frederick at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. 

  2. 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. Includes REU sites in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Ocean Sciences. Students 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.

  3. AMGEN scholars. The 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, 13 institutions in the U.S. (California Institute of Technology, Columbia University / Barnard College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University) host the summer research program. The European institutions' summer programs are only for european students.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The link is for the 2019 summer program.  
  8. Check the "Summer Research Internships" link in the Biology Department's Website and the PURC Website for more opportunities.
  9. This is a link to PREP (Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program) sites across the country. You can search by research area (menu on the left). They are paid by the NIH.  Something great to do in your gap year!