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.

  • 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:


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fort Johnson Summer REU Program

    December 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers a 10-week experience of independent research, science communication and career-development activities. Through mentored research projects, interns will investigate using a variety of lab and field techniques. Up to 10 interns are supported each year, with opportunities to work on research projects at the Fort Johnson campus. Application due date: Wed, February 15, 2017.

  • Translational Ecology for Undergraduates

    December 5, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The Cary Institute is pleased to offer their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for the 30th year in 2017. The theme of the program is Translational Ecology for Undergraduates: See: May 22 to August 11, 2017 (12 weeks)

  • Pre-MD-PhD Summer Program in New York City

    November 29, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college. Open to Freshman and Sophomores at time of application who are US Citizens. Application deadline for this and most other summer programs is February 1.

  • 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.