Wednesday, January 31, 2018

National Wildlife Federation EcoCareers Conference - February 21-22, ONLINE!

Focus on the Future of Sustainability!

Join the National Wildlife Federation and our partners for this virtual conference which will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.

WHO: Students, faculty, and staff from high schools, colleges and universities across the country and globe!

HOW MUCH: College Students: $45, or $300 for a group up to 10!

The goals of the conference are:
  • Discover the types of jobs available in the clean economy, compensation levels, and advancement opportunities across clean economy sectors.
  • Enhance understanding of how to develop effective career plans that include degree programs and project-based learning credentials, while becoming familiar with supportive programming offered through the NWF EcoLeaders Program.
  • Explore online sustainability career skill resources that can help college instructors enhance academic offerings for sustainability across various disciplines.
  • Meet others across fields interested in leading for a clean economy including, students, faculty and employers and learn about ways to support one another.
For more information or to register, please visit:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One Week Coral Conservation Program in the Grand Cayman!

Dive into adventure with Eco Divers.

Our one week program is open to certified divers and anyone willing to learn about SCUBA diving.  Our program allows non divers to spend the first two days earning the PADI Open Water certification.  Certified divers are directed towards coral nursery courses and preparations to head underwater to participate in maintaining and managing our nursery sites.

This exciting one week program allows students and visitors to fast track training required to assist our coral conservation efforts.  Morning classes lead to afternoon dives every day.

When you arrive on Island, you will be met by our staff and brought to your resort room.  An orientation afterwards and a social meeting to get to know you better.  In the morning, the fun begins.

Your first two days will depend on your experience with SCUBA diving.  Untrained divers will be educated about safe diving procedures and by the third day will be participating in our nursery activities.  Experienced divers will bypass the obligatory training and will begin coral nursery specific training.  All of our students will spend the mornings in class reviewing material and the afternoons underwater learning.

By the third day, each student will be participating in maintaining our nursery sites.  With three locations and nearly on thousand corals to manage, daily visits to the nurseries is vital to maintaining coral health.

Day four will lead into more advanced coral outplant training, discussing outplant and site selection criteria.  Boat dives to explore for suitable outplant sites will expand our students confidence underwater.

Day five and six will involve monitoring outplant sites and each Friday we will move more coral to our outplanted locations.  Student interaction is encouraged and discussions will be an integral part of our morning classes.

Cost for the one week student program: $1900. For more information, or to register, please visit:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students at Marshall University

Program Summary
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its tenth year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities.

The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:

  1. To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
  2. To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures.

General Guidelines and Eligibility
Each year, applications from undergraduate and underrepresented minority-in-science students who have not graduated by August of the program year are considered. Also, students are required to present their research at the WV Summer Research Symposium the last week of the program and should note this as they commit to the program. A stipend of $3,000 will be provided to each participant for the nine-week experience. Participants will receive free room and board, as well as assistance with travel. Please note that students are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the summer program.

Application Checklist
To be considered complete, your application must contain the following:

  • Completed online application form (no fee) – If you are unable to complete your application at one time, your content will be saved. A code to return to your saved application will be sent to the email address that you provide on the application. Note that digital signatures are accepted for applicants who choose to email their applications.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended – Unofficial copies may be uploaded to the online application or scanned and emailed to the address below. Please note: you may be required to provide official copies at a later date.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors of scientific disciplines. Please have them use the form and directions included in the online application. They may scan their form and email (from their institution’s email account) them as attachments to the program at You may have additional forms/letters submitted, if you wish.
  • Written statement addressing interest/experience in research, career goals, and why you would like to participate in this program (generally 350-700 words). Upload to the online application.
  • A résumé should be uploaded to the online application.

Application Deadline
The application and supporting documents are due in the office on or before February 9th, 2018.

Kelly Carothers
Minority Research Internship
MU JCESOM Graduate Program
BBSC 301
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2195

For more information or to apply, please visit:
Questions? Please email or call (304)-696-7279.

Program begins: May 29, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at Mountain Lake Biological Station

The focus of scientific research at MLBS, and therefore of the REU program, is population biology at the intersection of field-based studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Student researchers work closely with researcher mentors in compatible areas of interest. Students take leadership roles in all aspects of the study; they design the study and prepare the proposal, collect data and perform analysis, and finally they interpret the results and prepare a written and oral presentation. Compared to many other REU programs, ours offers a high degree of independence in project choice and design. 

Mountain Lake is also special in its exciting, diverse, and friendly academic community. This atmosphere fosters collaboration at all levels, and promotes the constant exchange of ideas with fellow students and scientists. Many projects are submitted for publication in leading biological journals. Students also participate in a weekly seminar about the conduct of biological research. REU participants have access to state-of-the-art facilities and are granted full use of all Station scientific and computer equipment. English is used throughout the program.

The MLBS REU program provides participants with take home a stipend of $5,500. It also covers all room and board expenses and has a project and travel budget. UVA's "Campers Accidental Coverage" provides limited health insurance coverage. 

Application deadline is February 20th. 
Program dates: May 28 - August 3
For more information or to apply, please visit:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

National Weather Service - 2018 Summer College Student Volunteer Program

The Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office of the National Weather Service is now accepting applications for volunteer college students for the summer of 2018.  Students interested in this program must be pursuing a degree in meteorology or a related science (such as climatology, atmospheric science, etc.).

Our competitive program provides students with the experience of performing a mentored meteorological/hydrological research project while assisting in operations at a NWS forecast office. Each chosen student will present a briefing of his/her research towards the end of the summer. Please see below for more information about our program.

College students wishing to apply to the NWS Sterling volunteer program must submit ALL of the following before the deadline of Monday, January 29th:

If your college or university will only mail official transcripts, please have them sent to:
National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office Baltimore/Washington
Attn: Jason Elliott
43858 Weather Service Rd
Sterling, VA 20166

We hope to make selections for this summer's volunteers by the end of February.

More About Our Student Volunteer Program

Mandatory Student Volunteer Duties while at NWS Baltimore/Washington include:

  • Volunteer approximately 16-24 hours per week on a set schedule
  • Work on an assigned research project with a NWS meteorologist
  • Submit summer research results to the 2018 National Weather Association annual conference, which will be held August 25-30 in St. Louis, MO.

(Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend the conference to present their work.)

For more information or to apply, please visit:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Summer Research Internships in Plant Biology at the Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and the USDA

Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in plant genome research, bioinformatics and science communications.

Applications are accepted annually from November until the first Friday of February (February 2, 2018). Accepted students join an international community of scientists and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery, learn valuable research skills, and attend seminars and workshops to learn from leaders in these fields.

Plant Genome Research Program Internship (NSF REU)
Undergraduate and high school students participate in the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) summer internship program and learn how basic plant research can be applied to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture. PGRP interns gain knowledge of plant genomics and scientific research by working closely with scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in a laboratory setting. PGRP interns learn the latest molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics tools while working on a supervised, independent research project within the framework of the assigned laboratory’s research program. More information can be found under Program Info (& FAQ) page.

Bioinformatics Internship (NSF REU)
At BTI, molecular biologists and computer scientists are working together at the forefront of biological discovery to solve real world problems. With novel technologies, researchers can now access entire genome sequences, and the details of the proteome, transcriptome, and metabolome of many organisms, to better understand biological systems and interactions. Though information-rich, the size and complexity of these data sets pose new challenges for scientists and society. The growing field of bioinformatics addresses these challenges.

Bioinformatics interns will focus on data analysis and developing computational tools and resources to store, analyze, and integrate large-scale “omics” data sets. The program offers a unique training in genome research, computer programming, and systems biology. Students applying for these internships should have some prior experience with computer programming, biology, and a demonstrated interest in the subject. Interested undergraduate students should apply through the Plant Genome Research Program application link.

For more information or to apply, please visit:

Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) Research Experience for undergraduates at Drexel University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an experiential course which provides experiential learning research opportunities to students and their faculty advisors from institutions that do not typically offer research experiences to undergraduate students, with a particular emphasis on under-represented minority groups.  Fellows will learn the benefits of experiential learning through hands-on research projects, active discussion and feedback, reflection of pursuits, and awareness of how their effort fits into the broader scientific and engineering challenges associated with energy and the environment.

The Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) REU program consists of an intensive eight-week summer research experience in which each student will work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group within the energy and the environment team on a specific research problem. Participating students will develop key learning and working skills that will serve them throughout their careers. These include:

  • Research problem identification, critical literature review, and hypothesis development
  • Research plan design and implementation
  • Research techniques, including new methods and/or skills
  • Results dissemination in both written and oral form

In addition to research, IExE REU participants will participate in a range of activities (Schedule subject to minor modifications).

The 2018 IExE REU program will run from June 18 - August 10, 2018. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is rollling and review will continue until all spots have been filled.

For more information or to apply, please visit:

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases Research Program at University of Georgia

The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site at the University of Georgia is a nine-week NSF-funded program to provide students from across the country with research experiences at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology. The goal of this program is to catalyze a new generation of inter-disciplinary infectious disease science by introducing life science students to computational and mathematical techniques and to provide students in mathematics, statistics, and computer science opportunities to collaborate with life scientists, to collect and analyze data, and to develop empirically-motivated research. Students may develop projects that emphasize experimentation, computational or mathematical modeling, or a synthesis project combining empirical research and modeling.

For more information and an application, visit our website at

Application deadline is February 20th, 2018.

Summer Research Experiences at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Our program has three tracks which target students at different points in their education. The tracks differ in the degree of independence students experience when conducting research. We encourage students of all backgrounds and with varying levels of experience to apply to each of the tracks. We review applications, choose a group of students that comprises a diverse mix, and place students in the program that best fits their experience. Fifteen to twenty students will be in each independent research track.  In addition, a few research interns will be accepted.  All three programs run concurrently during the ten-week session from June 8 -August 16, 2018.

Full-time Independent Research  (with Senior Thesis Option) – 10 credits.
This program targets students who wish to conduct a full-time independent research project in field biology. Applicants may be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduates of an undergraduate program, or may be early in their graduate career. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists.

Independent Research and Course – 8 credits for independent research and 2 credits for the course.
This program targets students who are relatively new to field biology as well as those who wish to receive additional background training in a particular area. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists (75-80% time) while taking one of two field courses (20-25% time). Class size is limited to 12 students/course. There are a substantial number of full and partial scholarships, so financial need should not stop students from applying. Students will receive various levels of support, depending upon the strength of the application and financial need. Courses offered during summer 2018:

Research Internship – No credit.
This track targets students who are new to field biology and wish to gain experience conducting research in the field.  Research interns will be a research assistant with a mentor and labgroup for 35 hours per week.  Interns will participate in RMBL Educational enrichment activities, including discussions and seminars, for 5 hours per week.  Scholarships, but not REU awards, are available to Research Interns.

REU Awards
This summer, pending 2018 NSF funding, approximately 10 students will be accepted with REU Awards. Students receiving an REU award may participate in either full-time independent research or independent research/course, as described above. Students accepted through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program receive a $5,000 stipend, free room, board and travel. REU awards are restricted to students who are not only citizens or permanent residents of the United States, but also have not graduated from college before the dates of the program.  Minorities underrepresented in the biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to apply please visit:

Application deadline: February 15, 2018.

Science Internships in National Parks for under-represented STEM students!


Applications accepted until February 4, 2018. (11:59 p.m. applicant's time zone):

The Mosaics in Science (MIS) Diversity Internship Program provides college students and recent graduates 18-35 years old that are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career fields with on-the-ground, natural resource science-based, work experience in the National Park System. Each internship is comprised of working eleven weeks in a park followed by a four day career workshop held in Washington, D.C. This program is run in partnership with Environment for the Americas and Greening Youth Foundation.

For more information or to apply, please visit:

US Air Force Research Laboratory Repperger Research Internship Program

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program until January 21, 2018.

This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period.  Check out the opportunity catalog to review all of the available opportunities, there are available research opportunities in nearly every STEM field! Please apply to no more than (3) Repperger opportunities and only apply to opportunities in your applicable educational background.

2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog:

To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be a U.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018. All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018. To apply, visit  For more information, visit:, or email

Please remember we have a lot more opportunities available with the Department of Defense! Please explore the U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship (BS-PhD candidates) and additional summer and postgraduate opportunities (Bachelor–Postdoctoral opportunities) are posted to the ORAU Maryland website, currently over 200 open research opportunities:

Army Research Lab –Summer Journeyman Fellowship

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Summer Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center is a highly collaborative institution and interns find an interactive and supportive atmosphere. The goal of this unique program is to give each student insight into the research environment, as well as to teach valuable research skills. Center staff work to facilitate connections among interns and their scientific colleagues through discussion forums, informal lunches, social gatherings and through the Center's daily "tea time".

The program spans eleven weeks each summer. The 2018 Summer program dates are May 21 - August 3, 2018 (applications are due February 9, 2018).

Students from universities across the nation are matched with a scientist who is a senior researcher at the Danforth Center. Interns learn about a diverse set of research areas including:
  • Abiotic Stress
  • Biofortification
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioinformatics and genomics
  • Bioremediation
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Signaling
  • Development
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Metabolic Pathways/Engineering
  • Structural Biology
  • Translational Plant Science

During the first week of the program, interns and mentors work together to design a project for the summer session. For more information on mentors and their specific research focus, visit the research areas page.

Throughout the 11 weeks, students will:
  • Gain hands-on experience in the lab and learn the use of a variety of technologies for research.
  • Attend workshops in the Center's state-of-the-art support facilities, including Bioinformatics, Integrated Microscopy, Phenotyping, the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, and the Tissue Culture and Transformation Facility.
  • Participate in career pathway discussions with experienced researchers and take field trips to local universities and industries with plant or life science focuses.
  • Attend weekly seminars on issues related to biotechnology. These discussions are structured to give students insight into the social, political, and economic implications of current research--and to allow them to share their opinions, as well.
  • At the end of the summer session, each intern will present a summary of his/her research in the Center's AT&T Auditorium before an audience of scientific peers. A brief written report is also required
Interns are expected to:
  • Be present for the full eleven-week period.
  • Work at least 40 hours per week during this time. 
  • Turn in a research paper at the end of the program.
  • Attend the all-day symposium on the final day of the program and give a 10-12 minute presentation.

The REU program pays a total stipend of $7,474 for the eleven week period. Interns will receive stipend payments on every other Friday. Stipends for interns who are funded by sources other than REU may vary from this amount.

Candidates for the program:
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. Students who have received their undergraduate degree (or will receive a degree before the program dates) and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are not eligible for the REU program.
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.**
  • Should be majoring in a plant or life science field and have relevant coursework. Prior research experience is not required.
  • Must be able to work at least 40 hours per week for the entire eleven week term.
Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible to reapply. Those students are encouraged to work with their previous mentors regarding rehiring.

For more information or to apply please visit:

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months. Each project is a rigorous and rich immersion in a mentored, high profile science research project with a lab mentor under the direction of a research professor. We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of life scientists in research communities. We stress active, experiential learning, because a true understanding of scientific ideas requires immersion into the processes of discovery, and it is reflected in the ability to communicate these ideas. SPUR training stresses active learning for interns and their mentors in experimental approaches, methodological skills, strategic design, creative and critical reasoning, and scientific communication. Professional and social interactions with active researchers at all levels helps interns boost personal confidence. In selecting summer interns, we seek talented, motivated, adventurous, and hard-working undergraduates who would benefit from what our program has to offer, and who perhaps would not otherwise have such opportunities.

Areas of research include biochemistry and structural biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, ecology and evolution, genetics, marine biology, molecular cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, and human biology!

For more information or to apply please visit:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Target 2018 Program Dates: June 4th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018.

For information on participating faculty and areas of research, please visit:

African Campus Oceans Research Internship - Sharks!

Join the scientific team conducting dedicated and groundbreaking research on great white sharks and other marine predators within Mossel Bay. Gain unparalleled field training in the latest marine research techniques .

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at George Airport and settle into accommodation.

Day 2: Orientation
Meet the research team and gain introduction to the various research projects that you will be contributing to from the scientists, postgraduates and field specialists of Oceans Research.

  • Dr Enrico Gennari, Director of Research
  • Sasha Dines, Head Field Specialist
  • Justin McCarthy, Head of Operations
  • Esther Jacobs Overbeeke, Public relations
  • Ralph Watson, Postgraduate
  • Valentina Scarponi, Postgraduate

Day 3-30: Research Interning
Join the Oceans Research team and contribute to the institutes research through actively aiding and conducting marine research programs under the guidance of field specialists, scientists and postgraduates.

  • Population assessment and long-term trend of white sharks, humpback & bottlenose dolphins, Southern right & humpback whales and Cape fur seals
  • Habitat use of white sharks and marine mammals
  • Population structure, trophic and  movement ecology of endemic benthic catsharks
  • Predator-prey behavioural strategies of white sharks and Cape fur seals
  • Shark stress physiology and behavioural studies
  • Intertidal community assessment

Day 31 Program wrap-up
Internship program wraps up on the last weekday of the months, interns finish with a personal presentation afternoon before receiving their certificate of completion.

This program is for a fee.

For additional information or to apply, please visit:

Paid Internships in STEM Fields - Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSCG) and its partners, in collaboration with Virginia’s
universities, colleges and community colleges offer the Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship
Program (CSIIP). The program links undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students to industry and employers to students.

One application puts a student in front of companies offering paid internships throughout Virginia. There is no cost to students/colleges/universities or companies to participate.

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years or older
  • 2.7 GPA or higher
  • STEM Major
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • New graduates are also eligible to apply

For more information, or to submit your résumé, please visit Résumés are continually reviewed.

Summer research programs at the University of Nebraska

This 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply.

STIPEND RANGE: $5,000-$6,000
START DATE: June 4, 2018
END DATE: August 7, 2018

Research Programs include:

  • Applied Plant Systems
  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems
  • Materials Sciences (MRSEC)
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Biology
  • Virology

Participation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.)
  • Each research program may have unique criteria or prerequisites, learn more by visiting the research programs pages.

Preference will be given to students based on these criteria:
  • Completion of advanced coursework related to the research area
  • Junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework
  • Evidence of interest in pursuing an advanced degree (master's or Ph.D.)

Applications are especially encouraged from students in these groups:
  • Historically underrepresented in graduate education, including students with disabilities
  • Currently attending academic institutions where research programs are limited

Priority deadline: February 1, 2018
Applications close: March 1, 2018

For more information, please visit:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Summer Research Program in Translational Ecology at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Translational Ecology REU program weaves together activities in several strands:

Cutting Edge Independent Research Projects 
Working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. The bulk of students’ time is spent in this facet of the program.

Reflective Practice and Training Activities
Students participate in a Scientific Writing Workshop, a Statistics/R Workshop, Responsible Conduct of Research trainings, and sessions in asking good questions, applying theory in research, giving effective talks, and future options in work and study.

The Forum on Translational Ecology showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers. Students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science.

Translational Ecology Activities
Students explore translation of ecology through:

  • Communication: With mentoring, students write short “elevator speeches” about their research, participate in a Communication Workshop where they hone their speeches for different audiences, and write and review each other’s lay-friendly summaries of their findings.
  • Application: Students consider the rich ways that their own research might influence society with applications to policy and management, and how society influences their science.
  • Education: REU students teach younger students in the Sharing Science Program, and participate in an Education Roundtable with education scholars and practitioners.  

Students in the 2018 program will receive a stipend of $6,600, housing in the Bacon Flats dormitory located on our campus just next door to the research and administration building where students conduct much of their work, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program.

Students of diverse backgrounds come from all parts of the country to participate in the program, and a small pool of funds is available to help defray the costs of travel to the program for those students in need of assistance.

2018 Program Dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: January 28, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

For more information or to apply please visit:

Diversity Summer Internship Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Summer application deadline will be February 1, 2018. The dates for summer 2018 are Sunday, May 27th through Saturday, August 4, 2018.

To apply, please visit:

Program Overview
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college.  The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.  The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided.  Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus; the University has a shuttle service that provides convenient transportation between the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutions (JHMI) and the undergraduate campus.
"Partner Programs": As summer research programs are increasingly competitive, it is advisable to apply to several summer programs.  We have partnerships with the following summer programs that will permit you to do your summer research at Johns Hopkins:
Opportunities for Students With Disabilities:
Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care and other strategic goals of the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels.
We have a focused recruitment effort for students with disabilities at all levels (i.e. undergraduate and graduate) and our summer programs.  To enhance these efforts,we have formed partnerships with the Institute of Accessible Science (IAS, based at Purdue University) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Entry Point! program.   
AAAS Entry Point! sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recruits undergraduae and graduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students with disabilities for paid summer internships with leading companies and government agencies.  Full details
Summer Internship Program (SIP) also encourages students with disabilities to apply.
Students must have completed one year of college (i.e., freshman) and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Institute of NanoBioTechnology, Pulmonary Medicine or Summer Institute for Genomics and Society divisions; students must have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Institute for Cell Engineering (FARMS), Institute for Computational Medicine and the Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates divisions of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a PhD degree.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Cold Spring Harbor

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research.  Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists.  Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

URP participants work on an ongoing research project in one of CSHL’s expert labs.  Research at CSHL focuses on:

  • Molecular Biology & Cancer
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Quantitative Biology

In addition to doing research in the lab, URP participants attend a series of specially designed workshops, seminars and collegial events.  Workshops focus on learning particular skills, such as Python programming, while seminars cover research topics, responsible conduct of research, and career development. At the URP Symposium at the end of each summer, students present their research to the entire CSHL community.

URP participants live and work among CSHL scientists. They are invited to all Laboratory social activities – including two exclusive dinners, one with CSHL President Bruce Stillman and one with Chancellor emeritus and Nobel Prize winner James Watson.  On weekends, students are free to explore nearby New York City or the sandy beaches of Long Island.

By the end of the summer, URP participants have first-hand experience of a career in scientific research.

The 2018 URP Program will be held June 11 – August 11, 2018.

For more information or to apply please visit: Application deadline is January 15th, 2018!

If you have issues finding the application page after you register or login, use this link:

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Summer Research Internships at MIT

The Department of Biology and Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities who have an interest in a research career. This summer internship program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the MIT Department of Biology, and generous gifts from private donors.

Program Eligibility

Only current undergraduate students studying full time in the U.S. are eligible for this summer program (no exceptions). MIT undergraduates are not eligible for this program. If you are an MIT undergraduate, see the UROP Program website. Students studying abroad for more than one semester are not eligible.
In addition applicants must:
  • Be current sophomores or juniors who have successfully completed introductory courses in the biological sciences (Non-graduating seniors in a 5-year program are also eligible)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in the science courses.
  • Have demonstrated an interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences.
Preference will be given to applicants from non-research intensive colleges and universities. Foreign students are not eligible unless they are currently enrolled as full-time undergraduates at a non-research intensive college/university or minority-serving institution in the U.S. on a student visa (no exceptions).

Program Goals

The summer program is primarily designed to encourage students from under-represented minority groups, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to attend graduate school and pursue a career in basic research by providing them the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a top-notch research institution in a supportive learning environment with plenty of interaction with graduate students and faculty. Over 85% of past participants have enrolled in top graduate programs within two years of completing this summer program. A number of our summer interns were also awarded Goldwater Scholarships, pre-doctoral NSF fellowships (GRFP), or Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
This summer program provides a unique opportunity for students who do not have access to top-notch research facilities at their own institution to conduct supervised research in a fast-paced environment with state-of-the-art research facilities, and to experience first hand the academic social and cultural environment at MIT.

Program Description

Students accepted into the program receive their 10-week practical training in one of over 90 research laboratories affiliated with the Department of Biology, the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, or the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines.
Areas of research are very diverse and include Biochemistry & BiophysicsBioengineeringCancer BiologyCell Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational & Systems BiologyDevelopmental BiologyGenetics, Genomics, Human Genetics, Infectious Diseases, ImmunologyMicrobiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine & Human Disease, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, NeurobiologyPlant BiologyStructural Biology, Systems Biology, or Virology.
In addition, students receive training in reading and discussing scientific research papers, are exposed to scientific writing, practice giving oral presentations on their summer research and meet with various faculty to discuss scientific careers.

Program Expectations

Students are expected to work full-time in the laboratory, to participate in weekly lab meetings, and attend weekly academic and research seminars. The weekly seminars cover such topics as applying to graduate school, giving an oral presentation, writing a research abstract, learning about various career options available to Ph.D. graduates. These seminars are designed to help students improve their presentation skills and to be more competitive graduate applicants. Students will also have the opportunity to attend departmental retreats, research symposia, research seminars, and meet with various MIT faculty members.
At the end of the program students are required to give a poster presentation on their research, submit a 5-page research summary, and a one-page personal statement about their summer experience at MIT.

Program Features

Students accepted into the program receive:
  • Campus housing.
  • A weekly stipend.
  • Travel allowance to and from MIT (domestic travel only).
  • An MIT email account.
  • Subsidized pass to the athletic facilities.
  • Wireless internet access.
  • Access to the MIT Medical Department.
  • Organized social activities and weekend outings.
Students are also invited to participate in weekend social activities, visit a local Biotech, and visit Boston and its vicinity. Students take a guided tour of Boston and the Freedom Trail, a one-day trip to Martha's Vineyard, a 4th of July barbecue, and a Boston Harbor cruise.
Students in the MIT summer program live together on campus in shared suites with kitchens. This housing arrangement promotes social interactions and provides a wonderful opportunity to forge long-lasting friendships with peers in the program.

Online Application

The online application for the 2018 program will become available on November 15th.
The application deadline is January 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by March 15, 2018.
A complete application consists of:
  • The submitted online application form and CV.
  • Three letters of reference from science faculty, to be submitted electronically. At least one letter must be from a research mentor or lab supervisor. Please note that applicants must include a letter of reference from their most recent research experience (including if applicable from a summer research experiences at another institution).
  • Unofficial college transcript (scanned or otherwise, to be submitted electronically).
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Summer Undergraduate Mentorship Program at the Hispanic Center of Excellence, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Summer Undergraduate Mentorship Program (SUMP) of the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is a six-week program that offers students from underrepresented groups in medicine and/or economically disadvantaged background a unique opportunity to become exposed to the realities and options within the medical profession through a “shadowing” experience with a physician mentor. Besides shadowing a doctor, the program offers a broad and comprehensive curriculum, including medical lectures,  hands-on workshop participation and literature review under the supervision of a research mentor and medical librarians at Einstein.

All students are expected to complete a written research project and give a PowerPoint presentation on their project to their peers, family, physician mentors and invited Einstein faculty at the program's all day colloquium and graduation. The topics for the projects may be based on a student's clinical experience and/or any related medical issue of interest. Projects are encouraged to be presented in context of core curriculum content that will highlight Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports findings on health disparities and Hispanic and minority health. The goals of the program are designed to motivate students to pursue careers in medicine, build confidence, advance leadership skills and foster working mentorship relationships.

Lectures and workshops will cover a variety of topics that include practical information such as the medical school application process, studying skills, mock interviews, current issues in medicine and special interest topics such as cultural competency and the patient-physician relationship. The lectures will be conducted by Einstein faculty and affiliated faculty from partner institutions. There will also be informal “rap sessions” conducted by medical students, residents and faculty that will provide a forum for sharing experiences. We encourage students and their parents to attend a special evening workshop on financial aid and the medical school application process.

SUMP requires a full time commitment Monday-Friday over six summer weeks. The student will be expected to attend fourteen hours of lecture per week and spend at least six hours per week with their assigned mentor.  Participants in the program will be awarded a stipend at the end of the program.

Students will be considered if they are US citizens, Permanent Residents or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services from an underrepresented group in medicine and/or have an economically disadvantaged background.

Must have completed at least 2 years of college by June 2018 (i.e. current sophomores or higher)

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Students must complete the online application, provide an official college transcript and obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member before the deadline.
  • If accepted, medical clearance will be required prior to starting the program.
  • Live in the Bronx or nearby metropolitan area.

Application Deadline is April 1st, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information or to apply, please visit:

No Housing is Available

Summer Internship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

The SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.
Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the seven NIST facilities which are the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML).  The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.  ***U.S. Colleges or universities (not individual students) must submit applications for participation in the SURF Program.****
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be a U.S. citizen and Permanent U.S. Resident with a valid green card
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) at a U.S. College or University during the time of application; seniors graduating in May 2018 are eligible to apply.
  • Majoring in biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physical sciences, physics, and/or statistics 
  • Have a 3.0 G.P.A. or above
  • Considering pursuing a graduate degree or career in a STEM discipline
Students applying to the SURF Boulder program will be matched to opportunities in the Boulder divisions:
  • Applied Chemicals and Materials Division
  • Public Safety Communications Research Division
  • RF Technology Division
  • Applied Physics Division
  • Quantum Electromagnetics Division
  • Time and Frequency Division
Students applying to the SURF Gaithersburg program will be matched to opportunities in the Gaithersburg laboratories:
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)
  • Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL)
  • Engineering Laboratory (EL)
  • Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Material Measurement Laboratory (MML)
  • NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)
  • Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)
For additional information and application materials about the NIST SURF Program, please visit:
THE JMU Deadline for application is February 5th, 2018. Please contact the JMU Office of Sponsored Programs ( to apply. OSP website:

Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District Summer Internship


  • Summer 2017 (May-August)
  • Variable- 2-5 days per week, 4-8 hours per day, 12+ hours per week
  • Temporary Unpaid Position

The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking summer interns to assist with office and field work between May and August 2018. The interns will assist SVSWCD staff with coordination and implementation of a variety of conservation work, including but not limited to: site visits, field work, review of implementation of various conservation projects and computer/office work.

The unpaid internships require a minimum commitment of 12 hours a week. Commitments of larger blocks of time (6+ hours/day) will allow for more varied experiences with more time in the field. Applicants must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at the time of internship. Upon successful completion of internship the student may be eligible for an intern scholarship from the SVSWCD. The internship schedule is flexible, but typically aligns with the office hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. The proposed start date of the internship is May 21, 2018 and the proposed end date is August 10, 2018. These dates are flexible as school schedules vary and will affect availability. Applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview for the position.  Selected applicants will be required to complete federal background paperwork.  Non US citizens may be required to complete additional background paperwork and may need to provide other documentation such as their VISA.

Evaluations and reviews may be conducted to provide feedback. General timekeeping is expected.

The ideal applicant would have interest in agriculture and conservation as well as desire to learn more about SVSWCD programs and implementation.

Send application package including: resume, a college transcript (unofficial acceptable), one to three letters of recommendation and a cover letter outlining: intern’s potential start and end dates, weekly availability (hours available M-F), interest in the internship position with the SVSWCD, and any restrictions that may be associated with outdoor activities (so the SVSWCD can make necessary accommodations).  The SVSWCD will work with students receiving course credit for their internship, please indicate if you will be receiving credit in your letter.

Application packages must be received by 4:30 pm April 13, 2018 to the Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District. Hard copy applications packages should be sent to: 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B; Harrisonburg, VA 22801, electronic submissions should be sent to Emily Riggleman at For more information or questions call Emily Riggleman at (540) 433-2853 ext 126.

Not a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student but are still interested in learning about conservation? Check out our volunteer page: