College of Science and Mathematics Internships

Chemistry Internships

  • Student Chapter National Meeting Travel Grant – Can be used by active ACS student chapters to cover registration fees, lodging, and/or transportation costs associated with ACS National Meetings.Apply starting November 1
  • ACS Scholars Program – Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, who are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. Apply starting November 1
  • UF Chemistry International Research Experience for Undergraduates – The International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a 12 week program based in France. Stipend consists of $6000 for travel, food and miscellaneous + free housing.
  • The NYU Shanghai Student Research Program in Molecular Science – 3 to 6 months program with flexible starting dates. During the program, the students will have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects under the mentorship of a professor who is active at the forefront of his or her field of chemistry and biology. Financial support will be provided for eligible students for the duration of the program.
  • Clemson Chemistry REU Program: This Summer Undergraduate Research Program will provide selected students with unique research training and professional development through an intensive ten-week summer program in the Department of Chemistry. In line with the strategic goals of the university, research opportunities will fall within two broad focus areas: Advanced Materials and Chemical Biology.
  • Brigham Young University REU: This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site will provide you with the opportunity to spend 10 weeks performing research in a state-of-the-art chemistry or biochemistry lab of your choice. In several labs you will solve research problems connected to chemistry or biochemistry industries.
  • Florida State University – the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Florida State University is dedicated to the study of photochemistry and photophysics-the events that take place upon the interaction of light with matter. This is an exciting area of science, with relevance to such important phenomena as information transmission and storage, sensing technologies, solar energy conversion, photodynamic therapy, photocatalysis, and photosynthesis. The REU experience covers a range of diverse research projects and techniques. The faculty guiding REU students are national and international leaders in their areas of chemistry. More information about the program can be found using the links above. Applications for summer 2019 are currently being accepted. Apply here! Any questions; send an email to
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON – The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University hosts a summer research program for outstanding undergraduate students. This research experience for undergraduates (REU) encourages students in the chemical sciences to learn more about materials chemistry, nanoscience, and assembly by providing them with the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a faculty member and in collaboration with other students. Currently, support for this program comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant # CHE-1460720). REU Fellows are selected in a national competition. Interested? Students from Indiana University’s regional campuses are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see Application tab to learn about our accelerated application process for regional students. Follow the tabs to learn more and apply.

Biology Internships

  • The NYU Shanghai Student Research Program in Molecular Science  – 3 to 6 months program with flexible starting dates. During the program, the students will have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects under the mentorship of a professor who is active at the forefront of his or her field of chemistry and biology. Financial support will be provided for eligible students for the duration of the program.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Students participate in an eight-week summer program sponsored by the University of Central Oklahoma and funded by the National Science Foundation. They will study aspects of the foraging ecology of solitary bees and honey bees in their native regions of the world.
  • Auburn University – This REU Site is a novel, collaborative effort involving Auburn University faculty mentors specializing in diverse but complementary disciplines, including community ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture, evolution, limnology, molecular biology, microbiology, invasive species, fish behavior, outreach, physiology, parasitology, and conservation. Together these disciplines provide the education basis for undergraduate students to learn about techniques and tools to study aquatic communities, specifically warm-water systems such as reservoirs, farm ponds, streams, and brackish estuaries. The primary objectives of this project include exposing participants to different scientific hypotheses, research techniques, and ecological habitats and conditions in an engaging, interdisciplinary atmosphere that fosters a strong interest in aquatic sciences by the next generation of water experts.
  • BRITE REU – The BRITE REU at BU Bioinformatics (Bioinformatics Research and Interdisciplinary Training Experience) focuses on computational and mathematical fundamentals of bioinformatics analysis through research projects in a broad range of topics, including gene regulatory networks, metabolic networks, analysis of microbial communities, synthetic biology, enzyme structure and function, machine learning methods for cancer subtype classification, and sequence analysis algorithms for identifying genetic variation.
  • Summer Systematics Institute 2019 – SSI is a nine-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This world-renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important insights into the contributions that museum-based research can make to issues facing society today. The program accommodates up to 10 undergraduate students. This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the Robert T. Wallace Endowment for undergraduate research experiences. One internship in Biological Illustration is integrated with the SSI program.
  • Central Michigan University Great Lakes Research Experiences for Undergraduates – This Central Michigan University Great Lakes Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation and the College of Science and Engineering, supports the training of 8 students for 10 weeks during the summers of 2019-2021 (tentative 2019 dates are May 28-August 3).
  • Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program – The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a ten week internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and science communication skills. Participants will investigate diverse topics on the health of marine organisms at the individual, population, community, and species levels, using a wide variety of laboratory and field techniques. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded each year through the cooperative efforts of the 5 marine institutions at Fort Johnson and supported by funds from the National Science Foundation and the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics.
  • Natural History REU – Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) is a 10-week summer internship program hosted at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. NHRE interns work closely with scientific mentors to complete independent research projects in Earth Science, Biology, and Anthropology.

Physics Internships

  • Helen Edwards Summer Internship – The Helen Edwards Summer Internship program is a 10-week opportunity for students majoring in physics and engineering at universities in Europe. Interns work with Fermilab scientists and engineers at the frontier of scientific research in physics and particle accelerator technology.
  • University of Rochester REU – Over the summer research period, participants attend a series of informal seminars covering research and related topics, such as preparing for graduate school. These seminars are intended to foster discussion among REU students and faculty. The core research experience takes place in the context of research groups working at the University’s research facilities. At the end of the program students present their work at an informal symposium. They are encouraged to work with their research advisors toward completion of publications, submission of abstracts, and presentations of their work at professional and student conferences. Funding may also be provided in the following academic year to allow students to complete scientific articles on their research and/or support their attendance and presentations at conferences. University of Rochester participants are required to present their results at the local RSPS and URE undergraduate research conferences in the spring.

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Last updated: 1/17/2019

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