Summer Opportunities


  • 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.

  • The Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh invites students to apply for their Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Research fellows will perform guided, independent research, attend seminars, and present their data at a scientific forum. This program is an excellent opportunity for talented undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The ten-week program offers a competitive stipend of $3,500. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis: they open November 1, 2016, and close March 1, 2017.

  • Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

    November 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Interested in becoming a part of and changing the conservation arena? Want to understand new ways to look at, understand, and protect the earth's land, water and wildlife? Apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, an exciting two-year research and internship opportunity for undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field and conservation arena. The application deadline is February 8, 2017. Program dates are June 4 - July 29, 2017. A $4,250 stipend, room & board, and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor are provided.

  • Field Projects International (FPI) has several research and field course opportunities abroad available for undergraduate and graduate students.
    This winter, FPI is offering three exciting new field courses:
    Vertebrate Biology or Tropical Entomology in the Peruvian Amazon (Dec. 27 - Jan. 8, 2016)
    Primates and Predators in the Western Ghats of India (Dec. 28 - Jan. 10, 2016)

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis until November 18th, 2016

    Deadline for scholarships through FPI is October 31, 2016.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UNDERC Field Biology Program

    September 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Apply now for the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center summer 2017 programs! These programs promote understanding of field biology and how field research is conducted through 10 weeks in the wilds of Michigan or Montana. The program is open to rising sophomores and juniors from any college/university. Three academic credits, tuition, housing, travel, and a stipend are provided.

  • DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2017

    September 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    DANTA is pleased to announce its 2017 summer session field courses in tropical biology. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but little or no experience working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis. The application deadlines vary from course to course.

  • As part of a National Science Foundation’s IRES (International Research Experiences for Students) program, we are looking for 4 or 5 students to participate in a (paid) wildlife research program in Swaziland, Africa, from mid-May to the end of July.

  • The Minnesota DNR has one full time student worker position open at their freshwater mollusk facility in Lake City. The salary is between $14.71 and $17.93 per hour. The start date is May 23 and the end date is September 30, although these dates are flexible. Applications have been extended--the new deadline is May 19.