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.
- 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
- "AAPM Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program (DREAM)
- Online database of Summer Research opportunities in Physics for Undergraduates
- Department of Energy Scholars Program:
The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer. 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.
- US Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance. For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/
- Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
- Be a U.S. Citizen;
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
- Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree
- 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.
- 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/summer-research-opportunities-2014
- The gravity wave experiment LIGO will accept international students: http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/students/SURF/
- 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/.
- Fermilab summer research for students: http://sist.fnal.gov/
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Astronomy
- NASA Academy Summer Program:
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
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 Center for Career and Professional Advising http://www.haverford.edu/ccpa/ and the Director of International Student Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn how to comply with U.S. Homeland Security regulations.