Summer Research Opportunities
- KINSC (Koshland Science Center) funding for summer research
- Center for Peace and Global Citizenship summer job opportunities
- The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the National Science Foundation (misc. deadlines)
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) at the Department of Energy national laboratories. (Applications due online by May 31, 11pm.)
- The American Physical Society's webpage on Internships
- Sonoma State U. has a nice Jobs website. Check out the summer listing. This seems to be kept up to date.
- Energy Efficient Electronics Science Programs for undergraduates
- The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program (Deadline Feb. 1, 2011)
- The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE) (Deadline Feb. 8, 2011)
- Online database of Summer Research opportunities in Physics for Undergraduates
- Department of Energy Scholars Program: (Deadline January 31)
The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2011. The program offers summer internships with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited institutes of higher education.
- APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women. These summer internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long, and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with a mentor at one of three IBM research locations. (Deadline February 1)
- The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Internship Opportunities: (Note this website has an odd title.) This internship Program is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the challenges of conducting energy research. It is an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using world-class equipment, to expand knowledge of your major field of study and to expose oneself to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping solve today’s pressing scientific questions. Their website says "applications are always open".
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE (Research Internships in
Science and Engineering) and RISE professional programs
- Compadre listing of all summer opportunities they know of: http://www.compadre.org/student/research/index.cfm
- UMBC's summer jobs page includes international opportunities (these also are good for non-US citizens to consider):http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research/opportunities/summer.html
- Similarly, Amherst College has a website with a similar mix of resources: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/Biology/Sumres10
- The gravity wave experiment LIGO will accept international students: http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/students/undergrads.html
- NASA student opportunities: https://intern.nasa.gov/
- Caltech's MURF program provides support for talented undergraduates to spend 8-10 weeks during the summer working in a research laboratory on the Caltech campus. MURF students will work in the laboratory of a Caltech faculty member or a JPL technical staff member in a research area matched to the interests expressed in the student's application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member along with a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.For further information and to access our online application, please visit the MURF web site at http://www.murf.caltech.edu/. Please note that the application deadline is January 12, 2011.
- Fermilab summer research for students: http://sist.fnal.gov/
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Astronomy
- NASA Academy Summer Program: (Deadline January 18, 2011)
The 10-week NASA Academy summer program is now taking applications from undergraduate and beginning graduate students in the sciences, math, and engineering. The Academies are intensive educational programs emphasizing group activities, teamwork, research, and creativity. The curriculum balances direct contact with science and engineering R&D with an awareness of the managerial, political, financial, social and human issues faced by aerospace professionals. Included are seminars, informal discussions, evening lectures, supervised research, visits to other NASA Centers and facilities, group project/s, tours, posters/presentations, and assessment. Additionally, most weekends are filled with group activities, team building and off-site trips.
The Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge you. The academy is a space-themed program of high learning about NASA, its projects and collaborations with aerospace industry, and academia, with very little down time, but a busy, exciting summer that you will not forget.
- CUREA (Consortium for Undergraduate Research and Education in Astronomy) a 2-week intensive course in observational astronomy at Mt. Wilson Observatory in Southern California
The following faculty have summer research positions available. The description of the summer projects are given below; and further information may be found in some cases on the Department Faculty Page. These positions are primarily intended for Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College students.
How to apply for summer research positions at Haverford:
- Discuss the positions with the individual faculty members in person or via email. Be sure to attend any information sessions.
- Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "HC Physics Summer Research", with a ranked list of the faculty with whom you are interested in working. Your list should only include professors that you've actually talked with about summer research. You should either include a ranked list of your preferences, or state explicitly that you are essentially equally interested in working with all the professors you list. If you wish, you may indicate a preference for theory or experiment.
Your preferences must be received by 5 pm on the Friday before Spring Break.
We will start making offers on a rolling basis after break, likely starting the third week of March, but possibly earlier. You should wait until contacted by us unless you have to make a decision about an off-campus offer immediately. Since some students will be deciding between off- and on-campus offers we will continue to make offers on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Suzanne Amador Kane
Research in biophysics & soft matter physics: collective animal behavior (flocking & swarming)
|Research in Astrophysics & General Relativity
Description of summer projects | Research group home
|Walter Smith||Experimental research in nanoelectronics
Description of summer projects | Research group homepage
Research in astronomy: communicate directly with Beth Willman and/or Bruce Partridge about research opportunities in astronomy
International students are not eligible for many programs funded by the federal government, including most REU programs. (Possibly all.) We've indicated above sites that emphasize international programs. Own our research opportunities and those offered by individual laboratories and faculty may fund international students in some cases. We will be adding to these resources as they become available.
If you are an international student who will be doing research or working in the US in other capacities over the summer, you need to get in touch as early as possible with the Career Development Office http://www.haverford.edu/cdo/ and the Director of International Student Services (email@example.com) to learn how to comply with U.S. Homeland Security regulations.