Summer Opportunities


  • DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2016

    February 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

    DANTA is pleased to announce their 2016 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 have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis. The deadline to apply for the courses is May 15, 2016. Course costs range from $2300 to $3100. 

  • Oceans Research Internship

    February 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

    The Oceans Research Internship Program enables aspiring scientists and conservationists to work in conjunction with leading marine biologists. You will work with the scientists as they undertake ground-breaking research on the charismatic marine mega-fauna of Southern Africa, including great white sharks. Internships are a minimum of one month and maximum of four months at Mossel Bay's Ocean Campus.

  • The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute are looking for up to two interns for the summer of 2016 to help with an NSF-funded project developing a computational and bioinformatics workflow framework for systems biology data analysis. Applicants should have an interest in working at the interface between biology and computation. Some experience in computer science is preferred but not required. Interns receive a stipend for living expenses. All work will be conducted on the university campus. Start and end dates are flexible; start month is June 2016 and the internship will last for 8-10 weeks.

  • The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is looking for a summer intern. The intern will be responsible for assisting with NAGT membership management, website functions, and coordinate annual programs, workshops, and publications. The position is eligible for Carleton summer internship funding through the Career Center. The application is due February 12 and can be found on the Tunnel through the Career Center. Contact Erica Zweifel at with any questions.

  • Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Research areas vary year to year, but include marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, bioinformatics, sensory biology and phytoplankton ecology. Apply by March 1, 2016.

  • GeoEco is looking for students to work at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, an understaffed clinic in Zimbabwe, and to participate in a turtle conservation project on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Food, housing, and transportation to and from airports are provided. Start and end dates are flexible.

  • Minnesota Heart Research Scholarship

    January 25, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The American Heart Association is working with partners to provide scholarships that allow students to explore the field of cardiovascular research as a career by providing opportunities to work with researchers at Minnesota institutions. The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate $1,000 Scholarship is available to undergraduates enrolled at a college in the state of Minnesota and working in a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system.

  • The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and other summer research opportunities programs (SROP). This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Programs are available in Bioenergy Systems, Redox Biology, and Virology. The priority deadline is February 1, 2016 with applications accepted until March 1, 2016.

  • Florida International University REU

    January 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Florida International University (FIU) invites undergraduate students to apply its REU Site 2016 Summer program: "Security of Smart Things: From Small Devices to Large Infrastructures." The program will run from June 1, 2016 to August 1, 2016 at FIU Campus in Miami, FL. Applications are due March 1, 2016.

  • The Echinacea Project: Summer Internships

    January 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    The Echinacea Project is looking for interested and enthusiastic summer field assistants for the 2016 summer field season for projects investigating ecology and evolution in fragmented prairie habitats. Positions are primarily available in Minnesota, but some academic year laboratory work is available in Chicago. Applications for the REU are due February 26, 2016, while applications for the Summer Field Research Assistantship are due March 4, 2016.

  • The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. Application Deadline: March 19, 2016

  • Rutgers RiSE Summer Program

    January 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites talented students to apply for their summer research program, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering). Accepted students  participate in cutting edge research in the biological, physical and social/behavioral sciences, math, and engineering and can opt to be considered for partnered REUs. A generous stipend, housing, and travel are provided. Students should apply as soon as possible, as rolling admissions is in progress and is highly selective.