Summer REUs and Internships

Below are links to research opportunities and internships for physics majors.

Research Opportunities


Students!  Do you know what you're doing next summer?  Want to do some research?  Check out this list of 584 different paid summer research programs for undergraduates:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences  

The graduate programs at Einstein offer training in basic and translational sciences in areas such as Aging, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Diabetes, Epigenomics, Neuroscience, RNA Science, Stem Cells, and many more.

All graduate students receive an annual stipend and full tuition remission for all the years of their training.

We are actively seeking applicants to the following programs:

PhD in the Biomedical Sciences
Application deadline: December 15, 2016  

MD/PhD- Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Application deadline: December 1, 2016  

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Application deadline: February 1, 2017   


Caltech - WAVE Fellows and AMGEN Scholars, Summer Research

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 or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. More information

Applications due January 10, 2017

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. More information

Applications due February 15, 2017 


University of Colorado Boulder - REU in Solar and Space Physics

The University of Colorado invites undergraduates to apply for a summer Research Experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics. Students will work on research projects spanning the field of solar and space physics: from instrument hardware to data analysis to computational modeling. More information 

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017


University of Maryland: TREND 2017

The University of Maryland's IREAP (Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics), with support from the NSF (National Science Foundation), offers exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the area of nonlinear dynamics. Students from a variety of universities and backgrounds work for 10 weeks during the summer under the supervision of faculty from physics, mathematics, and engineering. More information

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017 


University of Minnesota - Program in Physics and Astrophysics

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a 10-week summer outreach program that provides a working research environment for undergraduate students. Participants engage in research with faculty and staff of the School of Physics and Astronomy. Fields of research include: Biophysics, Elementary Particle Physics, Cosmology and Astrophysics, Physics Education, Condensed Matter Physics, and Space Physics. More information

Application Deadline: January 30th, 2017 


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey: Graduate Study in Astrophysics

Questions? Visit and email us! Ten faculty members doing forefront theoretical and observational (X­ray through radio) research on topics that include cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, galaxy evolution, galaxy dynamics, supernovae, gravitational lensing, and time­domain astronomy. Membership in the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) consortia.


Texas A&M: Astronomical Research and Instrumentation

During the 10-week summer period, students will conduct astronomical research or complete an instrumentation project with Texas A&M faculty and research staff, participate in weekly seminars and group discussions, and attend an observing trip to McDonald Observatory. Possible fields of study in astronomical research include black holes supernovae, cosmology, the high redshift Universe, Dark Energy, the cosmic distance scale, the Milky Way galaxy, and extrasolar planets. Students may also work in the Munnerlyn astronomical Instrumentation lab and participate in designing and building astronomical instrumentation to support these fields of research for projects in which Texas A&M University is an institutional member: Giant Magellan Telescope, Hobby Eberly Telescope, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and Dark Energy Survey. More information

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 


Texas A&M: Nuclear Science REU Program

The Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, serves as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site during the summer of each year. This REU site focuses on research in nuclear science. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned scientists at a major university-based nuclear facility. Undergraduates will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chemistry faculty at the Cyclotron Institute. Weekly discussions on forefront areas of Nuclear Science will by led by Institute faculty. Students will have the opportunity to share their work via an oral presentation and a poster session. More information

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017 


Volpe Pathways

The Volpe Center is recruiting talented and diverse individuals to fill internship positions in a variety of fields.  The summer 2017 Internships are open on from November 1, 2016 to November 20, 2016 (or until the applicant limit is reached).  Jobs are expected to start in May 2017. 


Yale CRISP REU program 

The goal of the CRISP REU program is to offer high-quality, state-of-the-art research experiences, enrichment activities and professional development events to undergraduates. Current research topics range from thin film growth and characterization to friction and manipulation at the atomic level with projects involving computation, simulation, fabrication, characterization and image processing. Materials systems included semiconductors, dielectrics, optical materials and bio-materials. Application Information

Program Dates: June 5 – July 31, 2017

Application: Starting November 1, candidates must apply directly to the Yale SURF program through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program. Students must also complete the CRISP Supplementary Application to indicate interest. The entire application package, including two letters of recommendation and official transcript(s), must be received by February 01, 2017

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2017