Summer REUs and Internships
Below are links to research opportunities and internships for physics majors.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine's Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Program offers a week summer program designed to increase the number of underrepresented groups in medical physics by creating new opportunities, outreach, and mentoring geared towards diversity recruitment of undergraduate students in the field of medical physics. Junior and senior physics majors are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 9, 2016.
Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at email@example.com or (626) 395-2887.
WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech
The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.
Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.
Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows
AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM at Caltech
Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance. Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2016.
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Opportunity DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program Organization U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Program DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program Reference Code DHS-HSSTEM-2016 How To Apply:
A complete application consists of:
- All required fields in both the profile and application form, including essays on research and career goals
- Selection of up to five projects from the DHS HS-STEM project catalog at http://public.orau.org/SAWD/DHS-Ed/
- Transcripts for all postsecondary institutions attended during the last two years and proof of enrollment during the Fall 2015
- Minimum of two references received by the deadline for references to complete online recommendations (see Key Dates)
For detailed application requirements, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/application.html
For a tutorial on how to build a successful DHS HS-STEM application, please read http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/Building%20a%20Successful%20Application.pdf
If you have questions, send an email message to DHSed@orau.org. Please include the program name (DHS HS-STEM) in the subject of your email.
Application deadline: 12/16/2015 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels: Graduate Students, Undergraduates
Description: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate 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 students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.
Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. For detailed program information, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
- United States (U.S.) citizenship as of the application deadline
- At least 18 years of age by May 1, 2016
- Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring/Summer 2015
- Pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives
- Full-time enrollment as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student
For complete program eligibility conditions, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/eligibility.html
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate's degree , Bachelor's degree , Master's degree , or Doctoral degree
- Overall GPA: 3.30
- Physics (All)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (All)
- Earth and Geosciences (All)
- Engineering (All)
- Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
- Mathematics and Statistics (All)
- Other Physical Sciences (All)
- Computer Sciences (All)
- Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
- Business Management
- International Business
- MIS or Business Statistics
- Project Management
- Communications and Graphics Design (All)
- Nanotechnology (All)
- Public Affairs
- Veteran Status: None
NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program here at Kansas State University.
Our department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks this summer. We invite your students who have completed a course in modern physics to apply.
Student participants will be involved with a variety of research projects at the leading edge of world-class research. For example, students will study the attosecond physics of electrons in matter; nanoparticle formation; quantum and coherent control of laser-cooled atoms; nonlinear fiber optics; neutrino oscillations; atomic and molecular dynamics, using ultrafast lasers; and how students learn physics. They will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Kansas Light Source ultrafast high intensity laser. All students will be full participants in active research groups, and will be mentored by faculty who are recognized both for their research and their teaching abilities. For example, our atomic physics program is highly rated, and two of our faculty members have been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as National Professor of the Year.
Students selected to participate will receive a $5,200 stipend, partial travel expenses, and room and board, for a value of over $8,500. They will live on campus with students in this and other REU programs and will have access to all the usual facilities at Kansas State: libraries, recreation centers, and so on. Online applications are available at www.phys.ksu.edu/reu. An unofficial transcript and letter of reference are also required. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1 and will continue until all places are filled.
The Mayo Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program offers a world-class opportunity for undergraduates to conduct a summer research project for 10 weeks while developing technical skills, networking, and enjoying special weekly seminars about current research. The SURF application deadline is February 1, 2016.
The Santa Fe Institute's Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program offers an opportunity for physics majors to conduct research with an emphasis on understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems. The application deadline is January 4, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program available to physics majors. 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. The application deadline is December 16, 2015.
The University of Michigan's Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterial (C-PHOM) is offering an opportunity for undergraduates to conduct 10 weeks of summer research with faculty and students in the fields of nanophotonics, nanomaterials, and nanophysics. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 1, 2016.
The University of Minnesota's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is a 10-week summer outreach program that provides a working research environment for undergraduate students. Over the course of the program, participants engage in research under the supervision of faculty and staff of the School of Physics and Astronomy. Junior and senior physics majors are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
The University of Rochester's Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program offers rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to undetake supervised research projects in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
Yale University's Center for Research on Interface Structures (CRISP)'s REU fellowship program provides students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary materials research over the summer. Junior and senior physics majors are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 1, 2016.