Summer Opportunities


  • Bailey Nurseries Internships

    November 21, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Available to current college students, Bailey Nurseries offers opportunities in multiple departments at the Minnesota, Illinois and Oregon locations. Bailey Nurseries provides hands-on experiences to students with interests in production, plant health, and other facets of the horticulture industry. Season-long internships are available in the spring or summer and provide the option for students to work in various departments throughout the company. This allows students to gain a better understanding of where their interests lie in practical application.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Applications are due December 7, 2016.

  • 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.

  • National Science Foundation REU Opportunities

    November 21, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The NSF has over 100 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities listed on their website. Field, location, and due date vary between opportunities. Visit their website to view all open positions.

  • Highlands Biological Station Positions

    November 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina is seeking unpaid Assistant Naturalist Interns and paid Botanical Garden Assistants and Assistant Naturalists for the summer of 2017. Applications are due April 14, 2017 and March 11, 2017 for unpaid and paid positions, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute offers a semester-long, tuition-supported program for advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors) major in science, engineering, or mathematics that features a significant, for-credit research experience within and across these basic fields as applied to the ocean. In addition to the research project overseen by a WHOI scientist or engineer, students also have the opportunity to take one or two ocean science courses and/or choose from graduate courses for a full semester of credit. Join WHOI for Fall 2017! Apply by April 14, 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.