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Summer Research Experiences

National Science Foundation

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

Search for an REU Site

Summer Internship Program

The JPL Summer Internship Program offers 10-week, full-time, summer internship opportunities at JPL to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

As part of their internships, students are partnered with JPL scientists or engineers, who serve as the students’ mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, including tours, lectures and career advisement, arranged by the JPL Education Office.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines from accredited U.S. universities.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. The cumulative GPA must originate from the institution where the student has a current active status.
  • Open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs).
  • First internship experience must be 10 weeks or more. Subsequent internship terms are flexible.
  • Students must be available full time (40 hours per week) for at least 10-weeks in the summer.


  • Summer internships begin in May and June, on the first business day of each week.
  • Participants receive a monetary award, given in monthly disbursements, for the period of the internship. Award amounts vary and are subject to change.
  • Housing and travel allowances are not provided, however, program participants have the option of living in the Caltech dormitories for the summer guest housing rate. Rates are the discretion of the Caltech Department of Institute Housing and are subject to change.

How to Apply:

Click the “Apply Now” button below to fill out the online application.

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. PDT

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DOE’s Office of Science to Support 153 Outstanding University and Community College Students

Students will conduct STEM research and technical projects at DOE’s national laboratories and facilities this spring

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science will sponsor the participation of 153 undergraduate students from across the nation in two STEM-focused workforce development programs at 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities during Spring 2022. Collectively, these programs ensure DOE and our nation have a strong, sustained workforce trained in the skills needed to address the energy, environment, and national security challenges of today and tomorrow.

Through Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and Community College Internships (CCI), undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employee. Interns work directly with national laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission. Both programs are offered three times annually; a total of 132 SULI interns and 21 CCI interns will participate in Spring 2022.

“The Department of Energy is fully committed to supporting the development of emerging U.S. science and technology leaders. SULI and CCI will provide talented students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience at our national laboratories alongside expert mentors working with state-of-the-art tools,” said Under Secretary for Science and Energy Geraldine Richmond. “These experiences will help participants explore and launch their own lifelong careers in science, while also contributing to the critical work of the labs.”

SULI and CCI participants are selected by the DOE national laboratories and facilities from a diverse pool of applicants from academic institutions around the country. The programs are managed by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in the Office of Science.  More information can be found at

Last updated: 5/5/2022