Summer Research Opportunities

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HAWAII

Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)
University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai’i
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/uhintern/
The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) is a project-based internship for undergraduate students at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. Summer student interns participate in a four day orientation, and a ten week internship program focused on any of the following: tropical ecology, evolution, natural resources management, and environmental education and outreach. Interns work on an independent research project with university mentors.


ALASKA

Biology and Marine Biology University of Alaska Southeast
University of Alaska Southeast, Auke Bay, Alaska
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/naturalsciences/biology/undergraduate-research/REU/index.html
The University of Alaska biology program expands in the summer to offer research experience to undergraduates interested in physiology, ecology, coastal ecology and behavior of marine organisms. In addition to conducting research under guidance from a mentor, students will also participate in overnight camping trips and attend weekly seminars.

University of Alaska’s REU Program
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska
Application Deadline:
http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/naturalsciences/biology/undergraduate-research/REU/index.html
The University of Alaska biology program expands in the summer to offer research experience to undergraduates interested in physiology, ecology, coastal ecology and behavior of marine organisms. Students’ research is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates and the University of Alaska Southeast. In addition to conducting research under guidance from a mentor, students will also participate in overnight camping trips and attend weekly seminars.


WEST COAST (US)

Research Experience for Undergraduates
University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California
Application Deadline:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.asp?sort=REU-UCIrvine-Biogeochemistry
This eight week biogeochemistry and climate change program is focused on reducing climate change impact within our lifespan. Areas of interest for students include: atmospheric chemistry, marine and terrestrial biogeochemistry and paleoclimatology. Students will participate in hands-on research training, science lectures and discussions, and be introduced to various careers available to them in the future.

Seaver Undergraduate Research in Biology
Seaver College, Malibu, California
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/surb/
Seaver Undergraduate Research in Biology at Pepperdine University is a summer research program geared towards undergraduates pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science or biotechnology. Students participate in a research orientation workshop before conducting individual research under guidance of a mentor. Visiting scientists hold special research seminars in each area, and the students conduct a research symposium of their findings at the end of the program.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) 2011
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Application Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2012
http://biology.uoregon.edu/SPUR/
The University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in ongoing research in life sciences laboratories for eight to nine weeks.

Research Experience for Undergraduates
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Applications Accepted Starting: Thursday, December 1, 2011
http://www.reu.pdx.edu/Pages/home.php
Undergraduates are invited to participate in an eight week full-time research experience including a one week training course, and academic seminars throughout the program. Activities include regular group meetings for students, a field trip to a local company, and a presentation symposium at the end of the summer to share students’ research experience. Students will be involved in research projects with faculty members, and can quickly engage in research work in a multidisciplinary environment and train in using microscopy and microanalysis techniques for material characterization.

The Amgen Scholars Program
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen/index.html
Students are placed into premiere research groups under the direction of University of Washington faculty in the biomedical sciences in the Amgen Scholars program, a summer research opportunity. Seminars in related fields are also given throughout the time period.

The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences (SSRP)-Amgen Scholars Program
Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://ssrp.stanford.edu/
This blended program is a fully funded eight week residential research program. Students will be working with a mentor as well as participating in a mentoring group with a Stanford graduate student or post-doctoral fellow, field trips, graduate education workshops, and social outings. Undergraduates who want to prepare for Ph.D. programs in the sciences are encouraged to apply. Housing, meals, and travel compensation are provided, as well as a $3,500 stipend.


MIDWEST/MOUNTAIN STATES (US)

Geoscience Research at Strom Peak
Storm Peak Laboratory, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.grasp.stormpeak.dri.edu/
Geoscience Research at Storm Peak provides mentoring and field research experiences for undergraduates. Students will work in small groups measuring properties and trace gases with a mentor’s guidance. Other opportunities include taking fieldtrips and collecting data during field research.

CMMAP Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2012
http://www.cmmap.org/scienceEd/internships.html
The Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP) offers undergraduate summer research at Colorado State University in areas which include, but are not limited to, atmospheric chemistry, climate dynamics, biogeochemical cycles, and mesoscale meteorology, over the course of ten weeks. Students will participate in cutting-edge research while working with renowned Atmospheric Science faculty, and will learn how to function in a graduate-school environment while gaining professional research skills.

Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Applications Accepted Starting: Sunday, January 1, 2012
http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/index.html
The University of Colorado at Boulder offers twenty-five undergraduates an opportunity for hands-on research and an introduction to graduate education. This ten-week program is dedicated to conducting research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Interdisciplinary REU in the Structure and Function of Proteins
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
http://pharmacy.umich.edu/reu/overview
Designed to provide undergraduates with a ten-week research experience to study the structure and function of proteins, this University of Michigan program seeks applications from students who are interested in biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, molecular biology and plant biology.

Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Application Deadline: TBA
http://sitemaker.umich.edu/summer_program/files/charlesross-info.pdf
The Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students invites undergraduates from minority groups to pursue research and career opportunities in science.

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Application Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2012
http://www.rackham.umich.edu/student_life/diversity/community/srop/
The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity offers outstanding undergraduates from underrepresented groups the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The program prepares students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program. Research is done on a graduate level and with guidance from faculty members and graduate students. Along with research, students participate in academic and professional seminars, and are expected to present their findings at the end of the program at a symposium.

University of Minnesota Campuses
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/main/summer_research/
Six different life science programs are available through the University of Minnesota. All programs start with a joint orientation weekend, followed by a separation into ten-week research projects under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor. Special activities focused on professional and social interaction are also spread throughout the program.

University of Minnesota’s Summer Internship Program
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Application Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012
http://www.geo.umn.edu/dept/programs/intern.html#program
Please check the website link directly, as they have not laid out the specifics of their program at this time.

NSF Undergraduate Summer Research Experience
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Application Deadline: TBA
http://polymers.case.edu/highlights/undergrad_summer.htm
Ten undergraduates will be given the opportunity to perform research for this REU in Polymers. Students will have the freedom to create their own research plan in any one of these areas: polymer nanocomposites, layered materials, polymer chemistry, functional and responsive systems, high performance materials, biomedical devices, polymer rheology, and polymer processing. Students, in addition to research, will attend weekly seminars, participate in local industry tours and social activities. At the end of the program each student is required to present a poster and submit a final report.

Ohio State University Research Experience for Undergraduates
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1st, 2012
http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~mgmajors/REU/
Ohio State University departments of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry are holding a research experience in the summer for undergraduates who want to participate in exciting scientific research. This program includes laboratory safety training, laboratory procedure workshops, full-time research, weekly seminars and scientific meetings, as well as social activities.

BioMed RAP
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/SummerResearchforUndergrads/Pages/BiomedRAP.aspx
This program recruits students with an interest in future careers in biological and biomedical sciences. The program consists of an intensive ten week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Students will engage in independent research under the mentorship of a faculty member, as well as seminars, career counseling, workshops, social activities and more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring research presentations by the students.

Amgen Scholars Program
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/SummerResearchforUndergrads/Pages/Amgen-Scholars.aspx
This program recruits students with an interest in future careers in biological and biomedical sciences, and consists of an intensive ten week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Students will engage in independent research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Also included are seminars, career counseling, workshops, social activities and more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring poster presentations by the students.

University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.med.umich.edu/medschool/mstp/
This program is a combines research with M.D./Ph.D. training, providing an intensive ten week curriculum. This provides biomedical research experience and exposure to clinical medicine while enhancing the undergraduate’s competitiveness when applying to higher education programs. A stipend of $4300 and university housing is provided, however meal plans are not included.

Undergraduate Summer Research Programs
The University of Utah, Salt Lake, Utah
Application Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2012
http://www.bioscience.utah.edu/mb/mbResearch/index.html
Three summer programs are available at the University of Utah for undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Research Access for Minorities Program (URAMP), Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), and Utah Summer Undergraduate Research Program (USURP) programs provide opportunities to gain research experience in biological fields. Undergraduates will spend ten weeks in a research laboratory under the guidance of a mentor, as well as attend informal seminars, participate in a poster seminar and the opportunity to write a short proposal. A stipend of $3,000, as well as expenses, housing, and a meal plan are included.


EAST COAST (US)

Albany Medical College – Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.amc.edu/Academic/GraduateStudies/SummerResearch.html
The Graduate Studies Program at the Albany Medical College offers a research program for undergraduates interested in training in science, and in exploring career options in research. Students will conduct independent research under the advisement of a faculty mentor. Accepted students will also have a variety of enrichment activities to participate in.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.einstein.yu.edu/phd/index.asp?surp
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers fifty college students an opportunity to conduct independent research in a laboratory. Students who have a strong background in science and are considering a research career are encouraged to apply. This program spans nine-weeks and allows students to conduct research matched to their interests, and the results of their research are presented at the end of the program in a poster session. In addition to research, students will participate in small group meetings, weekly faculty seminars, and workshops on current issues and career planning.

Plant Genome Research Program Internships
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, New York
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2012
http://bti.cornell.edu/Internships#page=PGRPSummerInternships
This ten-week summer program is held at the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University. By participating in laboratory-based Plant Genome Research Projects, undergraduates will gain a broader knowledge of plant genetics while working closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists. Students also have the chance to participate in a lab and seminars, participate in fieldwork, and possibly work on independent projects within the mentor’s framework of research.

Translation Ecology for Undergraduates
Cary’s Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 5, 2012
http://www.ecostudies.org/reu.html
Cary Institute’s Research Experience for undergraduates provides eight to twelve students a chance to conduct research in ecology in the summer. Students will work closely with a mentor scientist to create a hypothesis, conduct research, analyze data, and then present their findings at the end of the program. Skill building workshops are also part of this hands-on experience. New research possibilities are constantly being added, so please see the website for further details.

Lamont Summer Intern Program
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, New York
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/education/programs/summer-internship/lamont-summer-intern-program
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Summer Internship Program, designed for undergraduates, features hands-on research under the supervision of a Columbia University-affiliated scientist. Along with research, the students will participate in special lectures, workshops, and fieldtrips. Undergraduates will also learn the art of GeoMapping along with other skills.

Summer Research Program 2011
New York University, New York, New York
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.cns.nyu.edu/undergrad/surp/
The Center for Neural Science allows students to apply for a ten-week summer program in which they can participate in research projects in New York University laboratories. Students will be matched primarily on background preparation and interests. Each will work with a faculty member, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows on on-going research in the host laboratory. Students will share a part of the research from design to data collection to analysis and the communication of the results. In addition to research students will also attend weekly seminars. Presentation of work is required at the end of this program.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New York, NY
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.sloankettering.edu/gerstner/html/54513.cfm
This program, specifically geared towards students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences, offers twenty undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research over a period of ten-weeks. Students will participate in hands-on research in cutting edge laboratories, attend weekly luncheons or seminars with faculty, attend skill building workshops, attend and present in sessions with fellow Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) students, and present their research at a special poster session at the end of the program.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.cmu.edu/bio/research/undergrad_research/summer/student_other_institutions/index.html
This undergraduate research experience offers ten students an intensive, mentored research experience in molecular biology and genetics, cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, computational biology and bioinformatics over the course of ten weeks. This program is targeted at rising juniors, seniors, and students from ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the sciences, that expect to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. Students have the opportunity to carry out an individual mentored research projects; they will participate in faculty research seminars and in discussions of articles from scientific literature. They will give student presentations, and attend seminars on career options and scientific ethics. At the end of the program, students are expected to give formal talks about their research.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellowships
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
http://www.ansp.org/research/opportunities/reu.php
Please check this website directly as they have not laid out the specifics of their program at this time.

Katherine Mabis McKenna Summer Environmental Internship Program
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.bucknell.edu/x1734.xml
The Katherine McKenna Summer Environmental Internship Program invites eight to ten undergraduates to conduct environmental research during the summer. The research will, not exclusively, focus on West Branch of the Susquehanna River Bioregion. A four-page research proposal is required to apply to this program. Students who are accepted are expected to work full-time over a period of ten weeks, at the end of which, students will present their findings at a symposium.

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology
Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Friday, February 3rd, 2012
http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/reu.html
The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology offers students mentored independent research opportunities focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including climate change and other effects. Students will attend weekly seminars, participate in discussions, participate in a service project, attend workshops and conduct research over a period of eleven weeks.

Mount Desert Island Biological Lab
Mount Desert Island Biological Lab, Frenchman’s Bay, Salisbury Cove, Maine
Application Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2012
http://www.mdibl.org/undergraduate_students.php
Undergraduates gain research and laboratory experience at the Mount Desert Island Biological Lab (MDIBL) during the summer, while investigating independent projects designed by students and their mentors. Training for this unique laboratory experience includes molecular biology, physiology and bioinformatics.

Undergraduate Internships – Sustainable Engineering Internships
Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.sml.cornell.edu/sml_students_internengin.html
For engineering majors only, this paid internship invites 4 aspiring students to work with SML staff on Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory. A presentation and written report is expected at the end of the research.

Research Experience for Undergraduates – Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Applications Accepted Starting: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012
http://www.bigelow.org/education/reu/
Bigelow Laboratory’s REU Program invites eight students to spend ten-weeks at Bigelow conducting independent research with mentor guidance. This program emphasizes hands-on research with state-of-the-art methods and technology. In addition to conducting research and presenting the evidence, students will participate in seminars, field trips, laboratory outreach programs, social events and more. Research areas are generally flexible, but include marine microbial food web, ocean biochemistry, optical oceanography and others.

Janelia Undergraduate Scholars
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Application Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2012, 2 p.m. EST.
http://www.hhmi.org/janelia/undergrad.html
Janelia Undergraduate Scholars will have the opportunity to intern at Janelia Farm for a period of ten weeks. Students will be a conducting research in the lab of mentor, as well as attending weekly seminars. Each student will present his or her work at the end of the program.

Chesapeake Bay Summer Program
Chesapeake Bay, Solomons/Horn Point, Maryland
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/research/reu/index.html
The Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates provides fourteen students an opportunity to conduct marine research. The research, conducted on the Chesapeake Bay, is designed for students gearing towards careers in biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, engineering, physics, marine science and mathematics. Students, along with their mentors, will conduct individual research in two available labs over a twelve-week period.

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
Applications Accepted Starting: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Application Deadline: Saturday, February 11, 2012
http://www.nibib.nih.gov/Training/UndergradGrad/besip/home
The Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) spans ten weeks and allows rising senior year biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge research projects in the biomedical areas. Students will conduct research under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIG laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2012, 11:59 p.m., EST.
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
2011 Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP) is a special summer program for community college undergraduates to work with National Institutes of Health (NIH) faculty. However, this program is also open to undergraduates who do not attend community colleges, and who have a vested interest in completing an enrichment curriculum in the sciences.

Yale BioSTEP Research for Undergraduates
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.med.yale.edu/omca/programs/biostep.htm
Yale BioSTEP Research for Undergraduates provides intensive, summer research training for twenty-four undergraduates (especially those who are underrepresented in biomedical sciences) with support from mentors. The ten-week research program includes weekly seminars and workshops; students present their research findings orally or in poster form at the end of the program.

Summer Program in Neurological Sciences and Other Neuroscience Research Training and Funding Opportunities
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/jobs_and_training/summer/
Stroke’s Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research. Students will gain hands-on experience working with leading scientists in the Institute’s Division of Intramural Research. At the end of the program, students will participate in Poster Day, where they will present their research.

Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (Assure)
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://graduate.dartmouth.edu/asure/index.html
Hosted by Dartmouth Graduate Studies in collaboration with departments around campus, this program focuses on academic research, networking, mentoring and housing to prepare students for future graduate research training. In addition to lab experience, ASURE also provides ethics seminars, GRE training, tours of local companies, opportunities to present work or poster sessions, and presentations from the Graduate Studies department for the undergraduates participating in the program.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, New York
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2012
http://genecenter.hunter.cuny.edu/index.php/programs/summer-program
The SPUR program at Hunter College offers undergraduates hands-on research in one of the fifty available laboratories at the Gene Center at Hunter College. This research internship covers an eight week period, in which students are expected to participate in research daily during the week. Sophomores and Juniors with a major in biomedical research areas are welcome to apply.

FASEB MARC Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2012
http://www.faseb.org/Marc/MARC-and-Professional-Development/Travel-Awards/-Summer-Research-Opportunity-Program.aspx
Students will conduct laboratory research with a mentor in their area of interest. Please see website for specific details.

MIDAS Summer Research Experience
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012
http://www.midas.pitt.edu
This ten week program allows undergraduates to participate in scientific research while working in laboratories on interdisciplinary projects with senior mentors. Students will receive a stipend, as well as be considered for housing and travel expenses. Please see website for specific details.

Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) Level 2
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Open Application
http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/future/future_03_spaep.asp
This summer program pairs talented undergraduate students with biomedical researchers in a variety of areas. Such available fields include Human Genetics, Cell Biology and Physiology, Immunology, and Pathology. Students will have a 32-hour research schedule per week, as well as the ability to participate in medical school admission workshops, and MCAT preparation classes. At the end of the program students will prepare for a poster presentation for their peers, as well as for a local conference.

CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.research.chop.edu/education/interns/CRISSP/index.php
This formal, competitive internship allows undergraduates to gain an understanding in theoretical knowledge, practical training in academic research, and exposure to pediatric-focused learning. Students will become fully immersed in a lab or research group, allowing them to experience discovery first hand. Only ten internship positions are open to undergraduates for the summer of 2012.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2012
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/summer-scholars/
This summer program is for undergraduates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Biological or Biomedical sciences, as well as a potential interest in attending University of Rochester for their graduate studies. Trainees will participate in a ten week hands-on independent research project under the mentorship of a faculty member, receiving guidance from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and a review from the Program Director. Trainees will also attend research seminars, an ethics seminar, and various seminars with topics such as graduate schools and career issues. Trainees with a junior standing will also be offered a chance to attend a GRE prep course. A $450 per week stipend and housing are included.

Johns Hopkins Summer Interneship Program (SIP)
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/sip.cfm
This program spans nine to ten weeks and provides a stipend of $3,000. Housing is provided while students conduct research on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutions grounds. Please see website for specific details and partner programs.


SOUTH (US)

Marine Ecology Lab
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Application Deadline: TBA
http://marineecologylab.disl.org/intern.html
This program is not a regular Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), but is instead an internship with Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Marine Ecology Lab in Alabama. Accepted students will help conduct research on several on-going projects in near shore benthic habitats along the Northern Gulf Coast. Interns are needed for two sessions, one in the summer and one in the fall; each internship lasts about three months. Interns will participate heavily in field-based activities. Undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in marine programs or with marine experience are preferred.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Summer School Program
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012
http://univ-prog.disl.org/nsfreu.html
Juniors and seniors interested in marine science, chemistry, biology, geology or environmental science will be offered the paid opportunity to carry out independent research projects with the guidance of faculty mentors at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab during the summer semester. Students will conduct their research under direction of a faculty member while acquiring basic research skills, learn analytical techniques, and develop data interpretation and presentation ability. In addition, students will be exposed to a diverse group of scientists and graduate students for guidance and insight into potential careers in marine science.

Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience (BRAIN)
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Atlanta, Georgia
Application Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2012
http://www.cbn-atl.org/education/brain.shtml
BRAIN 2011 offers undergraduates a chance to be a part of cutting-edge research with this intensive but enjoyable summer research program. Students will be sorted into either leftBRAIN or rightBRAIN formats of the program and will be working with top scientists to collect data.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences
Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, North Carolina
Application Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2012
http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/reu.html
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine takes place at the Duke Marine Lab on Pivers Island. Nine undergraduates will have the opportunity to participate in a ten week semi-independent research program. Students will be paired with faculty mentors to help guide student’s research in any one of the following areas: marine sensory physiology, ecology and behavior, environmental toxicology, marine genetics or coastal and estuarine processes. Students and their mentors will develop a research project and are expected to report progress, as well as present the findings orally and in a written paper.

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.asp?sort=SUM-USF-SEAM
Sustainable Energy Alternatives and the Advanced Materials (SEAM) provides undergraduates with the opportunity to develop research projects in various sustainable energy fields, which include but are not limited to, renewable production of hydrocarbon and hydrogen fuel production, organic solar cell arrays for on-chip application, and solar energy conversion. This program also provides seminar series, enrichment activities, workshops, and journal club sessions to compliment the research. The end of the session is marked with a poster session for each stludent about their findings, as well as oral presentations.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research
University of South Florida, Tampa Florida
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.reu-tier.net/
This program invites undergraduates to work with faculty mentors to conduct research on water and waste water provision, control and treatment, air quality and pollution, and solid waste management in regards to sustainability and healthy communities in Tampa.

Summer Research in Marine Biology
Fort Johnson Summer Research Program, Charleston, South Carolina
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2012
http://spinner.cofc.edu/~reu/index.html
The Fort Johnson Summer Research Fellowship Program provides ten undergraduates a ten-week laboratory research experience that combines classroom work with independent research in marine biology. Physiological, cellular and molecular techniques are applied to address questions on environmental bioindicators, algal physiology, acid-base physiology and more.

Mountain Lake Biological Station University of Virginia
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Application Deadline: TBA
http://mlbs.org/REU.html
Mountain Lake Biological Station by the University of Virginia offers ten undergraduate students—with interests in ecology, behavior, and evolution—opportunities to conduct individual research for ten weeks.

Summer Intern Program
Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Gloucester Point, Virginia
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.vims.edu/education/internships/summer_intern/index.php
Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Summer Intern Program invites twelve to fifteen undergraduates to participate in summer research at one of the world’s largest coastal and estuarine science institutions. Students will be paired with faculty mentors, and will conduct research in various areas of marine science, such as marine biology and ecology, various aspects of oceanography and more.

Blandy Experimental Farm
State Arboretum of Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2012
http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/ReuWebPage/HomePage.php
University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm offers ten undergraduate students diverse research opportunities that collectively illustrate how natural systems function. One of the goals of this program is to teach undergraduates how to formulate testable hypotheses about important ecological and evolutionary questions. Students will also gain skills in experimental design, data collection analysis and critical reading of major scientific works. Career options will be introduced to students.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program
The Universities Space Research Association, Houston, Texas
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
http://usrp.usra.edu/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invites undergraduates to participate in mentored internships at NASA centers and research support facilities. These internship opportunities give students the ultimate prep for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Students offered the internships will work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering under the watchful eye of an outstanding NASA mentor.

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences REU in Astronomy, Space, and Planetary Science
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Application Deadline: Monday, March 12th, 2012
http://spacecenter.uark.edu/97.htm
The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences accepts students to carry out research at the center in one of the following areas: astrobiology, astrophysics and astronomy, mission design and engineering, planetary atmospheres, planetary geology and geophysics. Students will live on-campus while conducting the research, and will also attend weekly seminars and attend field trips throughout the ten-week program. At the end of the program, students are expected to present the results of their summer projects.

Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates
Duke University/Virginia Tech/Carnegie Mellon Universities/France
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 for US / Monday, January 30, 2012 for France
http://www.ceint.duke.edu/content/reu
Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) provides students with summer research experiences at a range of places worldwide. Research will primarily span cellular, organismal and ecosystem range with a focus on the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.

Research Experience for Undergraduates – Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15th, 2011, 5:00 PM, EST.
http://www.biology.gatech.edu/undergraduate-program/reu/index2.php
The Aquatic Chemical Ecology REU at Georgia Tech is a summer research program that invites students to work closely with faculty on research. Faculty members are available from departments of Biology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Summer Internship Program
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 17, 2012
http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/undergraduate/summer/index.shtml
Undergraduates in this marine science internship program will work with faculty and research staff at University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment on a research topic. Topics include various areas of oceanography and marine science. Students may conduct semi-independent research and present written and oral reports at the end of the ten week program. Weekly seminars will also be part of the program.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012
http://www.biology.lsu.edu/hhmiprog/undergrad/
This program is sponsored by joint Institutes and invites undergraduates to participate in a nine-week research opportunity in the Life Sciences. Research will be done in established laboratories with interaction from scientists and peers.

SMART
Baylor College of medicine, Houston, Texas
Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012
http://www.bcm.edu/smart/
The Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART) is specifically designed for up to eighty undergraduates who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. Over the period of nine weeks, students will participate in biomedical related research in a broad range of areas, as well as daily seminars, SMART GRE prep workshops, career development activities, and social events.

Oceans and Human Health
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Application Deadline: TBA
http://musc.edu/grad/summer/surp/general.html
This program aims at improving undergraduates’ understanding of the molecular processes and regulating coastal and ocean environments for the purpose of benefiting human health and reducing public health risks. Students, preferably those who are minority, will gain research experience through a combination of classroom work and independent research over a period of ten weeks.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012
http://www.cse.emory.edu/projects/students/sure.html
The SURE program at Emory University allows undergraduates to conduct supervised research with a faculty member in a variety of fields. Participants will receive training in research methods, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations from their results. Each participant will take part in a formal research symposium at the end of the program. Panels of faculty and graduate students help guide students with mentoring issues, and makes recommendations on how to pursue a career in the sciences. Speakers, weekly ethics discussions and awards also help to engage the student and help propel them toward his or her goals.


NATIONAL

AAAS Mass Media Fellows
Participating Organizations Nation-wide
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2012
http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/apply.shtml
Fellows in this program will work for ten weeks during the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistance in mass media organizations. As part of their job participants will strive to make science news easy for the public to understand, while collaborating with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines.

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Participating Organizations Nation-wide
Application Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2011
http://fellowships.aaas.org/01_About/01_index.shtml
This Science and Technology Fellowship program offers five areas to offer the opportunity for accomplished scientist and engineers to participate in and contribute to federal policymaking process while learning how science and policy intersect. Following a peer-review selection process, Fellows will fly to Washington, DC, and participate in individual interviews conducted by selection committees comprised of professionals. Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application.

Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS)
Washington University in St. Louis/University of Missouri, Columbia
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://alcoholresearch.missouri.edu/relatedtraining.html
ARTSS gives an intensive introduction to alcohol research for undergraduates. Students enter into an intensive course in alcohol research, followed by an eight week internship working on a project with a mentoring team. A stipend of $3,200 is included, as well as a conclusion of the program where students present their work.

Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland/Rockville, Maryland
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2012
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
The National Eye Institute (NEI), of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for candidates for its Diversity in Vision and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program. This program offers to the opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists in the Division of Intramural Research and provides hands-on training in a research environment over the course of eight to twelve weeks that will prepare students to continue their studies and advance their careers in basic and clinical research. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or better, and be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited university. When Applying: Interested candidates must apply through the NIH Summer Internship Program. For Question #9 of the on-line application, Preferred Institute/Center(IC): National Eye Institute (NEI). In your Cover Letter, please indicate your interest in the DIVRO program.


INTERNATIONAL AND OTHER

Undergraduate Internships
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Application Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2011
http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/internships.shtml
The Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, has created a summer program for American undergraduates who wish to pursue a scientific career. The Institut Pasteur has one of the world’s leading biomedical research organizations, with 130+ laboratories and 2,500 people on campus. It is devoted to basic scientific research primarily in the area of infectious disease. Each year, four laboratories at the prestigious Institut Pasteur are chosen to host U.S. undergraduates to provide them with the rare opportunity to carry out research supervised by a lab mentor.

Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates
Duke University/Virginia Tech/Carnegie Mellon Universities/France
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 for US / Monday, January 30, 2012 for France
http://www.ceint.duke.edu/content/reu
Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) provides students with summer research experience at a range of places worldwide. Research will primarily span cellular, organismal and ecosystem range with a focus on the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.

IRIS Internship Program
IRIS member institution
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
http://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/
This program allows undergraduate students to conduct research with state of the art geophysical data while working with leading researchers at IRIS institutions. Students will also develop an understanding of scientific inquiry, including designing investigations, research, defending scientific arguments, preparing publications, evaluating technologies for the collection and study of data, and how to present data. There is a one week orientation, and eight to ten weeks of research placements. At the end of the program, students will present their findings.

Arecibo Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates
Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: TBA
http://www.naic.edu/science/summer_set.htm
Seven undergraduate students are given the opportunity to work at the Arecibo Observatory for ten weeks. Students work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be done in atmospheric science, radio astronomy or planetary radar astronomy. Lectures by staff and visiting scientists, tours of the observatory facilities, hands-on research, and frequent informal discussions with graduate students and scientists are also part of the program. Students will have the chance to explore the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institutes Program
Participating National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Application Deadline: Please see individual sites
http://bbsi.erc-assoc.org/
To increase the number of young people considering careers in bioengineering and bioinformatics at the graduate level and beyond, the Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute Program provides students majoring in the biological and computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences with research and education experiences. Junior and senior undergraduates can combine for-credit coursework with research seminars and hands-on research mentored by leading scientists in the field.

Summer Scholars Internship Program (SSIP)
Participating Universities
Application Deadline: Please see individual sites
http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/activities/interns/index.jsp
NSF’s Summer Scholars Internship Program (SSIP) provides programs that develop undergraduate and graduate student potential with exposure to research, education and seminars. Students in these programs experience a ten-week summer internship in an office that aligns with their academic interests.

Monsanto Internships/Co-ops
Global locations
Application Deadline: Ongoing
http://www.monsanto.com/careers/Pages/student-opportunties.aspx
Monsanto is embracing innovation and focusing on creating a better world. Monsanto’s main concern is the growing problem of consumption. They are working with farmers in more than sixty countries to grow more in a more sustainable environment. Internships as well as Co-ops are available for students of all standings. Please see website for precise details.