Summer Opportunities


  • Biology professors Dan Hernández and Mark McKone are accepting applications for summer research assistants for summer 2017. Previous research experience is not required and we welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Application Deadline: February 12, 2017.

  • North Dakota State University REU

    January 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    North Dakota State University is offering a new summer undergraduate research program in discipline-based education. This program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program includes on-campus housing, a $5000 stipend, and is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience as part of a cohort of undergraduate scholars. Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference. Additional travel funding is available for those in financial need. Apply by JANUARY 27, 2017.

  • MIT Undergraduate Summer Research Program

    November 21, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The Department of Biology, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Brains, Minds, & Machines at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities who have an interested in a research career. Apply by January 30, 2017.

  • The Nature Conservancy is looking for a summer intern to conduct field sampling in Minnesota's prairies. The Intern will be part of an exciting collaboration between TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to determine broad changes in condition of native grasslands in response to grazing and other land management techniques. Applications for this unpaid internship are due by January 31, 2017.

  • NYAS Next Scholars Program

    January 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    The Next Scholars Program is an exciting initiative – a revolutionary program that pairs female STEM mentors with undergraduate women to grow a global network of like-minded women and keep talented women in professional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pathways all around the US. The program is a re-launching of the NeXXt Scholars launched by Hillary Rodham Clinton in December 2011.

    Any young woman currently enrolled in a U.S. based college or university that is pursuing a major/concentration with a STEM focus, especially computer science, is eligible to apply to be a mentee. The Next Scholars application is now open for the 2017-2018 year and is due by January 31, 2017.

  • American Museum of Natural History REU

    September 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The REU Program in Systematics and Evolutionary Biology is funded by the National Science Foundation and has been in place for 24 years. The program brings approximately eight students to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City each summer for a ten-week experience working with our curators, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows. Research projects span diverse fields of comparative biology including paleontology, genomics, population biology, conservation biology, and phylogenetics and taxonomy. Students receive a $5000 traineeship stipend, as well as per diem costs for housing and meals, relocation expenses, and transportation subsidies. Apply by January 31. 2017.

  • The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago is at the forefront of research in molecular mechanisms underlying cell biology and organismal development. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department offers an exciting opportunity for talented undergraduates to acquire experience in research. This program is designed for students who are interested in attending graduate school and pursuing a career in science. MGCB Summer Internships allow students to devote themselves to research projects, working in collaboration with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, to address important problems in biology.

    Each student will receive a $5,250 stipend, plus $750 food allowance, plus travel expenses to and from the University. In addition, housing will be provided, with comfortable accommodations within a modern and convenient University of Chicago undergraduate dormitory. Apply by February 1, 2017.

  • Friday Harbor Labs at the University of Washington College of the Environment are world renowned for research on marine biology, oceanography, and fisheries and are looking for qualified students to apply to their 2017 courses. Scholarships and fellowships are available! The summer session application deadline is February 1, 2017.

  • Gerstner Sloan Kettering SURP

    November 8, 2016 at 10:13 am

    The Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Students accepted will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing, and will participate in the 10-week program beginning the first Monday of June. Apply by February 1, 2017.

  • Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

    September 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You are invited to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.  The deadline for receipt of all 2017 application materials is February 1, 2017.

  • The Stowers Summer Scholars Program

    September 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    The Summer Scholars Program at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research offers students with a passion for science the extraordinary opportunity to join a laboratory and immerse themselves in a research topic full-time for a ten-week period to explore a potential career in science. Deadline: 2/1/2016

  • Brigham Research Institute Internships

    January 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

    The internship programs hosted by the Brigham Research Institute provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge science laboratory. Interns will have the opportunity to obtain a research training experience in a laboratory or research setting at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Applications are due February 6, 2017 for program dates June 5, 2017 - August 11, 2017. Labs include Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Infectious and Immunologic Diseases, Musculoskeletal Research, and Neuroscience Research.

  • Plant Genomics at Michigan State University

    November 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Interns in the Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program will be embedded within a host lab and undertake a 10-week mentored research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member together with either a postdoctoral associate or graduate student mentor. Interns will participate fully in host lab events, including group meetings and activities with the aim of simulating life as a new graduate student. In addition, interns will attend seminars and networking events with MSU faculty and graduate students that will introduce them to diverse research projects and provide information regarding life in graduate school and careers within STEM. Applicants must be able to attend the full 10 weeks of the program, from May 21 to July 29. Students receive a stipend of $5250, housing and meals on campus, plus some travel assistance. Apply by February 8, 2017.

  • This summer, five Summer Undergraduate Research Programs will take place at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The topics range from cancer prevention to kidney disease treatment to math and biomedical engineering. All 5 programs will run from June 5th through August 11th, 2017. Applications are due February 9, 2017.

  • Students in this REU program conduct research in the Monterey Bay Area in marine biology and ecology, ocean engineering, oceanography, or marine geology. The program especially encourages applications from student groups historically underrepresented in the Ocean Sciences and students with limited to no research experience. Preference is given to student applicants who are sophomores or juniors. Applications are due by February 13, 2017.

  • Shannon Point Marine Center REU

    January 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    The Shannon Point Marine Center's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Anacortes, Washington, will support independent, supervised research on the part of eight undergraduates in 2016. General research themes include productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; coastal oceanography; and chemical ecology. A stipend of $4500, a food allowance, a travel allowance, and housing is provided. Apply by February 15, 2017 with programs dates of June 20, 2017 - August 18, 2017.

  • Located in Aspen, Colorado, ACES offers an intensive Summer Naturalist Internship program at ACES at their visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve. Summer Naturalists receive valuable training and experience while leading guided hikes and conducting environmental education programs. The Summer Naturalist program aims to provide the best possible learning and working experience to Naturalists and to provide informative and inspiring educational interactions with ACES tour and class participants. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.

  • This intensive 8 week laboratory-based biological research program is for undergraduates during the summer following their sophomore or junior years. Up to 10 internships are awarded by a competitive process. The program goal is to expose college science students (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2017) to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. The 2017 Summer Program runs Sunday, June 11th – Saturday, August 5th, 2017. The deadline for the 2017 Summer Program is February 15, 2017.

  • Harvard Cancer Center Research Program

    November 21, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), a comprehensive cancer center that brings together the cancer research efforts of seven member institutions, is committed to building the most diverse and well-trained cancer research workforce in the world. They are seeking undergraduates from underrepresented minority populations from MA interested in a career in science or research for their summer 2017 research program. Applications are due February 17, 2017.

  • Endangered Butterfly Technician

    February 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

    The Prairie Butterfly Conservation Program at the Minnesota Zoo is working to secure a future for imperiled prairie butterflies by studying reasons for their decline and implementing conservation rearing and breeding strategies. The Minnesota Zoo is looking to hire two temporary seasonal staff to assist with onsite care of a colony of Dakota skipper butterflies (a MN Endangered and Federally Threatened species) and other skipper butterfly species.

    Position details:

    Butterfly technician
    $15.01/hour starting
    Temporary seasonal
    40 hours/week
    May 1st - September 3rd, start and end dates negotiable

    If interested, please send:
    Cover letter
    Contact information for 3 academic or professional references


    Applications due by March 3rd, 2017

  • NGOabroad Volunteer Opportunities

    February 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

    NGOabroad is looking for volunteers interested in conservation and STEM education to work in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Uganda, and Honduras! The work is unpaid and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Ecosystem Field Studies Summer 2017

    February 10, 2017 at 8:47 am

    EcoFS is now accepting applications for two summer 2017 courses: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies & Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies. Two sessions of each course are offered: May 21- June 10 or June 14 - July 4 for the Caribbean course and June 18 - July 8 or July 15 - August 4 for the Colorado course. There is no set application deadline; applications will be accepted until courses fill.

  • The island of Roatán is a long (20 miles) slender (4 miles across) mountain ridge that rises above the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Honduras. The tropical forests that cover much of the island and the proximity to mainland Central America make this island ideal for the study of Neotropical biodiversity and the unique factors affecting plants and animals on islands. The 2017 Ole Miss abroad offerings in Roatán comprise two back-to-back courses of which students may choose one or both. The first program, from May 14 to 27, is about Tropical Conservation Biology. The second, from May 28 to June 10, is about Island Biogeography. Classes are open to students from all schools, with included housing, lunch, and dinner. Apply ASAP!

  • Teaching Experience for Undergraduates

    February 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU) offers STEM majors an immersive summer experience in secondary mathematics or science education. Each year, 24 undergraduates—12 mathematics majors and 12 science majors--are selected from a national network of 61 liberal arts institutions to participate in the program. TEU participants earn a generous stipend, take a 60-hour course in mathematics or science pedagogy, and apply what they’re learning to teaching high school students under the supervision of a master teacher. The Math TEU is at Brown University, and the Science TEU Trinity College. Apply by February 28, 2017.

  • Keck Gateway Project

    January 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    This summer, the Keck Gateway Project will explore how geologists date Earth materials, focusing on young lava flows and trees that are on the decline. 9 students will work on research teams from mid June to late July 2017 for 4 weeks. Each team will visit their respective field sites and will learn cutting-edge analytical techniques in geochronology, and have the opportunity to interact with geoscience professionals and present their research. Rising sophomores and juniors may apply by February 15. A stipend, room, and board at the College of Wooster in Ohio would be provided.

  • Are you staying in Northfield for the summer?  The Science Education Resource Center (SERC), through our affiliation with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), is hosting TWO summer internships.  They are looking for great candidates that are interested in learning about nonprofit management, assisting with awards programs, providing support for a national conference planned in July, engaging with NAGT's elected officers, gaining experience with marketing and publicity, and much more. 

    The positions are eligible for Carleton summer internship funding through the Career Center. 

    Application Deadline: February 13 (through Carleton's Career Center Tunnel)

  • Young Farmer Summer Seminar

    January 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Heart of the Heartland: Young Farmer Summer Seminar (YFSS): The mission of Heart of the Heartland (HoH) is to inspire college students to become leaders in agriculture through an interactive and interdisciplinary education. Agriculture permeates every aspect of our lives and we want to show students the big picture.

    To apply visit:

    Application Deadline: February 12th, 2017

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:

    • Current undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
    • Must be 18 years old at time of application
    • Dedicated to learning about and contributing to the field of agriculture
    • Willingness to operate in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Carleton College Admissions Fellows

    January 23, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The Carleton College Admissions Office is seeking current juniors who would be excellent candidates to represent Carleton as paid Admissions Fellows. Admissions Fellows conduct official interviews on behalf of the Admissions Office and otherwise represent the College in prospective student recruitment activities.  We have two separate positions for students to consider: one is for the summer between junior and senior year, and one is for the fall of senior year (with potential for a spot in the office all year).  Please complete and submit the following application no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017.

  • The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is a fellowship program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The DFP is designed to provide a fellowship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate full time for at least 11 weeks on projects that meet the qualification of a rigorous internship program.

    Participation in the DFP will offer the selected fellows an opportunity to demonstrate to supervisors and managers their potential for success. Management may directly hire a fellow who has successfully completed their fellowship program and requirements for his or her degree program. Apply by February 10, 2017.