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Off-campus Opportunities

Nearby options: Consider applying to research programs close to campus! 

Look at  Brookhaven National Laboratory/BNL (see  Educational Programs at BNL. Consider the  Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships). 

and the  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories/CSHL -  Summer Undergraduate Research Program. (January 15 deadline).

Don't forget to check opportunities listed through the Career Center - on Handshake. In particular-see the new listing of    Life Sciences Summer Internship program for NYC residents at:


Have you considered REU Programs?

REUs: The National Science Foundation funds many Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs across the country.  Search by subject area and/or location.

See also

Amgen ScholarsUndergraduate Summer Research Program (10 host universities) 

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) listings for summer research. 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) ; ORISE -  CDC programs 

Emory - Laney Graduate School -  The LGS-SOAR Program 


In addition, summer research opportunities include:

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

National Endowment for the Humanities

Biology/Biomedical Sciences

Amgen Scholars Program at UC Berkeley  - 

Caltech's  AMGEN Scholars program 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington - see also catalog of biomedical research internships

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - listing of programs throughout the US.  

Jackson Laboratory: Academic Yr &  Summer programs - Bar Harbor, Maine

Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute /NY Blood Center Summer Undergraduate Research program

Mayo Clinic  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Rochester, Minnesota (limited number of fellowships at Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona locations)

MD Anderson Cancer Center (University of Texas)  Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR)

Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania

National Insitutes of Health (NIH)-  summer research /biomedical program 

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network-  10 week internships for students majoring in science or health-related fields, Washington D

SEA Semester at Woods Hole

Summer Medical and Dental Educational Programs - various site locations.

University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, Massachusetts)- NIH  Summer Research Fellowship Program to increase diversity among biomedical researchers 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas)-  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Summer Program in Cancer Research -Science Park, Smithville, Texas

SUNY Upstate Medical University -  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) -  BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Summer Student Fellowships - Woods Hole, MA

**post graduate

NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Biomedical Scholars Program


Caltech's  AMGEN Scholars program 

Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students (CIRRUS) 

Earth or ocean sciences

Columbia University Lamont Summer Intern program 

Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science

Columbia Business School-Summer Research Internship program

Engineering, Computer Science; Physical and Applied Sciences 

Berkeley-TRUST - University of California, Berkeley, Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology  (Berkeley, CA) 

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program 

Caltech program

Gas Turbine Industrial Fellowship Program - Southwest Research Insitute/US DOE

Lawrence Livermore Summer Internship Program (LLSIP) 

Los Alamos National Laboratory - New Mexico 

NIST-SURF program (Gaithersburg, MD) 

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ)-  RISE (Research In Science and Engineering)

Vanderbilt University - REU in Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

Virginia Tech - Interdisciplinary Water Science & Engineering REU

The Nucleus - browse summer opportunities for physics undergraduates




University of Wisconsin-Stout - LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU 


Other useful sites to search for off-campus opportunities include:

RISE program in Germany (research experience abroad in fields of  biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences & engineering)

See also University of California Irivine  site and 

the useful WebGURU site at which offers guides to undergraduate research programs, fellowships and grants. 

see also,  Pathways to Science site which has a listing of summer research opportunities at

NASA supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

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