Summer Opportunities


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh.

    Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Starting in May of 2017, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university dormitory housing.

    The 2017 program will run from late May through early August, 2017 (precise dates will be announced in March). The final deadline for application is February 23.

    Interested students should complete the short pre-application form:

    More information can be found on our website:


  • NYAS Next Scholars

    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.

  • 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.

  • Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of Station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include all station costs, travel and a $5,250 stipend.  Application deadline: February 20.

  • 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.

  • Harvard Forest Summer Research Program:

    January 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Harvard Forest Summer Research Program: Students are paid a stipend of $5,775 for the 11‐week session (May 22 to August 4). Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided. Applications are due February 3, 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.

  • Atlantis Project

    January 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    The Atlantis Project is the leading international healthcare program for pre-med students in the United States. Their team in Washington, D.C. is extremely excited to announce that online applications are open for university-break placements in 2017. Their fellowship prepares pre-med students for medical school, completing 20+ hours/week of hospital shadowing rotations with access to MCAT prep, pre-med advising services, and medical volunteering opportunities. Winter and summer fellowship placements are available in Europe and South America. Admissions are rolling.