Summer Internships


*Check with VU chemistry faculty members if you'd like to get in touch with VU alumni who might be hiring interns and/or permanent employees

Below you will find information on some summer research/internship opportunities. 

Summer 2014

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Nominations due Feb 1, 2014

Nominations for the Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) to outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States are now being accepted. These competitive fellowships provide support for undergraduates to carry out independent research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year under the guidance of a faculty mentor. In addition, the program provides financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations are to be presented. Further details can be found at




Amgen-UROP Scholars Program

More info at -  Deadline is Feb 3.

As you may know, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a participant in a summer research program in science and biotechnology – the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. UROP is MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers.

During the summer 2013 program, MIT hosted 16 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT’s foremost faculty and leading researchers. In addition to the visiting scholars, nine MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past seven summers, almost 200 students have conducted research through this program.

We are soliciting applications for visiting students to engage in research as part of the summer 2014 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. I request your assistance in distributing this announcement to your faculty and encouraging young scholars on your campus to submit an application. While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, your students will be paid a stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be covered by their appointment. All students will live on-campus in one of our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar series, workshops, a poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA (travel, room and board are covered).

MIT is delighted to invite undergraduate students from other colleges and universities to join our research enterprise. We value the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm these young scholars will bring to our campus and appreciate this opportunity to build a relationship with your faculty and campus.




Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program

We are happy to announce the fourth year of the Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program, with support from NSF and the 3M Foundation.  I write now to invite you to urge students to apply to come to Urbana to do summer research.  We particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees.  Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2014 are our intended scholarship recipients.  Because of high demand for our program in prior years, neither post-freshman nor mid-year seniors will receive consideration so that the “playing field” is level.  


The scholarship provides: 


$5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department  

Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance of the School of Chemical Sciences and the rest of the campus plus $500 to support travel to and return from Urbana  

$ 800 for subsistence  


You may use any process you find appropriate for selecting students we might consider, but we do require that students have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. They should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.  Application may be made at the website  For detailed information about the research areas of individual faculty members, please see  


Please have students apply as soon as possible. Applications received by February 16, 2014 will receive full consideration.   Given heavy demand for our program, files incomplete at 11:59 PM on the closing date will not be kept open for consideration.




Amgen Scholars Program

I am writing to ask for your help in making information regarding the 2014 Amgen Scholars Program available to students before the application close date, February 3, 2014 (February 14 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via Additionally, I am attaching an Amgen Scholars flyer and e-card, which I hope you will forward to students, faculty, and staff in your institution.



Summer REU program at the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi

Our online application is currently open and the deadline for all application materials is March 1st



Greetings from the University of Iowa Medical Student Training Program (MSTP)!  


The deadline for the Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program is fast approaching!  Please pass along this email to your students so they don’t miss this unique opportunity.  


The Iowa SUMR Program provides highly motivated undergraduates exposure to the career and training pathway of the physician-scientist.  Participants carry out   independent research under the direction of an established mentor in a clinical or basic science department.  They gain an appreciation for the role of the physician-scientist in asking pertinent medically-related research questions and carrying the results of the work to the patient’s bedside.  


In addition to the intensive laboratory experience, SUMR Program participants have the opportunity to:  

  •  ·           Gain clinical exposure through shadowing experiences with physician-scientist mentors and Emergency Room personnel.   
  •  ·         Participate in a weekly seminar series demonstrating how science and medicine intersect.  Lectures are typically presented by physician-scientists to show how scientific investigation impacts the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.  
  •  ·         Participate in career development sessions in the areas of medical/graduate school admissions and personal statement writing.   
  •  ·         Interact with current MD/PhD students during weekly informal chat sessions.   
  •  ·         Present their research findings at the end of the session.  


SUMR 2014 will run from May 27 – August 1, 2014.  Eligible students are US citizens or permanent residents who will graduate in the 2014-2015 academic year.  Applicants must have had previous research experience. Selected applicants receive a stipend of $4,150 plus lodging and a travel allowance for travel to/from Iowa City.  


The on-line application deadline is February 3, 2014.  We encourage you to view our website for further SUMR Program information which includes our brochure.  


  The University of Iowa is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse student population.  Our goal is to maximize each student’s future success. Towards this end, emphasis is placed on providing financial and social support and graduate/professional career advising to all participants.   


Don’t allow your best and brightest scientifically-minded students to miss thisunique opportunity to experience both medicine and science in an integrated summer program.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us. 




International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program

I would like to bring to your attention the REU program for research in
France we will be running this coming summer. We are looking for
outstanding candidates for this opportunity and would appreciate it if
you could distribute this to students and faculty.

We are now accepting application for the summer 2014 International REU
program in Chemistry, in the France.
Please visit the program's web site at

The International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
is a 12 week program based in France. Participants will spend most of
their time working with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers,
staff, and other undergraduates on a well-developed research project
under the mentorship of an experienced faculty member sponsored by the
University of Florida and is funded by the National Science Foundation

Locations for the US/France REU Program

Research in chemistry research at one of three research sites:
Toulouse : University of Toulouse and related research laboratories
Strasbourg : University of Strasbourg and related research laboratories
Paris : University Pierre and Marie Curie

Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Must have a previous research experience
Students with appropriate research interests and majors in Math,
Engineering, Physics, the Biosciences, Chemistry and all STEM areas are
encouraged to apply
Pre-professional (Medical, Law, Dentistry, Veterinary) students are NOT
encouraged to apply.

Important Dates:
Applications : (submission accepted through January 15th 2014)
Summer REU: May - August 2014

Stipend consists of $5400. Housing is provided by the host program.
Additional funds (up to $800) are provided to travel to an orientation
workshop and the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society




Implementation Support for National Nonpoint Source Program
Internship Program Opportunity
Office of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

EPA Water 2014-295

Project Description:

A postgraduate internship project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water. This internship will be with the Nonpoint Source Control Branch (NSCB) of the Assessment and Watershed Protection Division; Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds.

The intern will be closely involved with staff in NSCB, as well as many other EPA offices nationwide. The intern will become a part of the NSCB team involved in communication, public outreach, website development, and the tribal NPS program.

The intern may be engaged in several projects researching and highlighting successful restoration of nonpoint source-impaired watersheds. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the full range of NPS implementation activities and utilize communications skills (written, verbal, and web-based) that help EPA develop and disseminate this information.

The primary project the intern will be engaged in is with EPA regional contacts and state contacts to research and draft “success stories” for the NPS website ( This project will involve learning about the NPS program by researching how progress in specific watersheds comports with EPA’s measure for success as it applies to the NPS program and to the water quality program in general. The intern will be involved with researching how EPA is achieving goals to restore NPS-impaired waterbodies (EPA’s WQ-10 measure of success) and reduce pollutant loads of sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus from nonpoint sources to our nation’s waters (EPA’s WQ-9 measure of success). As time and opportunities permit, the intern may research how success may be measured with regard to implementing watershed protection strategies.

A secondary project (up to 20 percent of the intern’s time) will be to research the framework for success of the Tribal NPS program and to document some of these successes.

This internship will provide excellent exposure to a broad range of environmental policy issues related to water quality, with a special focus on nonpoint sources of water pollution. The intern will participate in the various components of EPA's water quality programs; observe how the programs fit together to support EPA's water quality goals and reporting requirements; learn how EPA informs and engages with its broad range of stakeholders; and gain experience in program development and implementation. Through this internship, the intern will have a better understanding of how EPA implements a variety of programs to protect, restore, and improve water quality.


 The applicant should have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental or life science within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but can also hold an appropriate visa status, however, an H1B visa is not appropriate).

The appointment will be full-time for a one-year and may be renewed for up to three additional years upon recommendation of EPA and subject to availability of funds. The annual stipend will range from $42,000 to $55,000 depending on educational level. Additional funds will be available to cover any project-related travel. Taxes are the responsibility of the intern. Coverage under a medical insurance plan is both required and the responsibility of the applicant; coverage may be obtained through ORISE, if desired. The participant does not become an EPA employee.


Technical Questions:

 The EPA contact person for this project is Don Waye. His email is

 How to Apply:

 An application can be found at reference Project # EPA Water 2014-295 when requesting information.




 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Are your students looking for summer research opportunities? Please post, forward, or tell your students about the 2014 Nebraska Summer Research Program housed on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefitsStudents historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
All programs for 2014 are listed at and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences/Water Resources, Minority Health Disparities, Nanohybrid Materials and Algal Biofuels, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due byMonday, February 17.


Summer 2013

Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program

The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), located at the University of Michigan, announces the 2013 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program. This year's program is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), located in Ann Arbor, MI.  This summer fellowship program exposes students to a broad range of fields and provides an exciting opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes Region under the mentorship of a researcher or working professional.

We have ten fellowship opportunities this year in the following areas:

-       Invasive species, fisheries, and foodweb dynamics
-       Hydrology and GIS analysis
-       Physical oceanography and data processing
-       Remote sensing and data processing
-       Foodweb modeling
-       Invasive species database development
-       Hydrological modeling to support prediction systems
-       Mechanical engineering and buoy dynamics analysis
-       Integrated modeling of effects of Dreissenid mussels on water quality and food webs
-       Climate adaptation forum coordination

Eligible applicants include undergraduates (juniors and seniors preferred) and graduate students.  We will also consider post-baccalaureate or post-masters students who have graduate within 12 months of the fellowship start date.

For detailed position descriptions, work locations, and application information, please visit:


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Interdisciplinary Materials Research at Southern Illinois University

We are pleased to announce that the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Interdisciplinary Materials Research at Southern Illinois University is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2013 (its 8th season of operation). We seek your assistance in alerting undergraduate students to our REU Program.  First, we ask that this notice (and attached flyer) be forwarded to Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering on your campus for posting.  Also, please feel free to alert affiliated student organizations and fellow faculty members who may have students interested in this program, and/or distribute the attached flyer in other ways according to your discretion.

Our program is particularly interested in attracting candidates (preferably in their first, second, or third years of college) from groups traditionally under-represented in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering; as always, all applications are welcome.  Application forms and details about the program are available on-line at:  Review of applications will commence after February 25, 2013.  

Our program will begin June 3, 2013 and will commence for 9 or 10 weeks (pending a decision on housing for the program).  Participating students will work with mentors from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering to perform materials research (broadly defined)—with emphases in nanoscience/nanotechnology, energy research, smart materials, biomaterials, materials characterization, computational modeling, friction/tribology, and materials fabrication among other subjects.  In this program, students will work on independent research projects and receive hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and methods. 

Student benefits include a stipend of approximately $4500, $1,000 research expenditure allowance, free college housing, and a travel allowance to facilitate transportation from the student’s home institution or to conferences (up to $700).


2013 Nebraska Summer Research Program

The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefitsStudents historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

All programs for 2013 are listed here and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Nanomaterials and Nanoscience, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due by Friday, February 15.

Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program

We are happy to announce the third year of the Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program, with support from NSF and the 3M Foundation. We particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees.  Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2013 are our intended scholarship recipients.  Because of high demand for our program in prior years, neither post-freshman nor mid-year seniors will receive consideration so that the “playing field” is level.

 The scholarship provides $5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department, $1,000 towards housing in Urbana (either in a dormitory or rented quarters), $500 to support travel to and return from Urbana, and $800 for subsistence.

We require that students have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. Students should be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.  Application may be made at the website  For detailed information about the research areas of individual faculty members, please see




Websites that list internships of interest to chemistry majors:

American Chemical Society Internship Resources
This site lists several resources, both in print and online.

Internship Opportunities in Indiana:
This site is continuously changing, so keep checking back for updates.

National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates
Students are granted stipends to work in the research program of a host. This is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Use this link to search by research site or topic. Applications should be done through the individual research site.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Click on “undergrads” followed by “list by duration” in order to see a list of summer opportunities.

University of Iowa Biosciences Program
This is the University of Iowa Biosciences Program, which lists more than ten different summer undergraduate opportunities at their Iowa City campus.

Rochester Institute of Technology Co-op and Internship Listing
LOTS of opportunities listed here: searchable (Ctrl-F) lists categorized by area of interest

VU Career Center Listings

Science Policy:

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
While this is a graduate fellowship, undergraduates who have been accepted to graduate school may apply for this fellowship. For eligibility requirements, see :


The listings below are made in the following format:

  • The name and location of the company
  • A brief description of the internship
  • Eligibility
  • Location of the application
  • Deadlines
  • If available, a contact for further information
  • Information on pay
  • Length of the internship

Abbott Laboratories Internship Program- Corporate headquarters are located 40 miles north of Chicago, but there are multiple locations worldwide.

  • The specifics of the internships vary by year.
  • Students who have complete at least one year of college and are enrolled for the following fall are eligible. The minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Submit a resume online to apply at It is recommended that applicants try to meet a representative from the company when they visit campus. Check the website for details.
  • Resumes can be submitted between early September and late February.
  • Questions can be directed through the website.
  • Competitive stipends are available. Housing and travel reimbursement may be available, depending upon the distance from the internship site to the applicant’s permanent address.
  • The length of the internship is not specified.

BioChrom Labs, Inc.- Terre Haute, IN

  • Part time lab assistant internship dealing with polymer, organic, analytical, and biochemistry.
  • Applicants must have knowledge of general and organic chemistry, and have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. Any science major is considered, but chemistry majors are preferred.
  • Apply at
  • For more information, email at
  • The internship pays $8 per hour. For budgetary reasons, only one or two students are accepted per semester for the internship. However, more applicants would be considered on a volunteer basis.
  • The internship lasts 10 to 12 weeks.

BP Internships- locations across the US

  • Typically, new internships are posted in late August, and are removed from the site as they are filled. There are a number of opportunities, and eligibility requirements, length of internship, and pay depend upon the one selected. For more specific information, go to, click on Students and Graduates, and then search under the category of Intern.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI) and the Student Research Participation Program- Argonne National Laboratories in Argonne, IL. SULI is available at many different Department of Energy Labs.

  • These programs are research-based, and require attendance at scheduled events, lectures, tours, and group events. Participants should expect hours to exceed 40 per week.
  • An applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident alien status is required. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university and are majoring in science, math, engineering, or technology are eligible. At least one college semester must be completed, and graduating seniors may apply under certain restrictions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and must have health insurance. A maximum of 2 SULI programs may be participated in per applicant.
  • Applications may be found at for either the SULI or the Argonne Programs. It is preferred that the application is filled out online, but it can also be downloaded, or information may be requested from: DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program, Division of Educational Programs, Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, IL 60439-4845.
  • For more information, visit or email
  • These internships are paid $400 per week. Housing or a housing allowance will be provided, and transportation may be reimbursed.
  • These internships last from 10 to 16 weeks, depending upon the season.

Dover Chemical Hammond Works- Hammond, IN

  • Quality Control intern. Duties will include analyzing finished products to determine quality. Training is provided. This internship is part time, and will be done in shifts.
  • Undergraduate junior and senior chemistry majors are eligible.
  • The application is currently available at

DuPont Internships and Co-ops- opportunities across the U.S.

  • At the Troy, MI center, performance coatings for the auto industry are researched and developed.
  • Full-time students able to work in the U.S. without restriction and who have a GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible. For the Troy, MI program, applicants need to have completed organic chemistry and be a chemistry or chemical engineering major.
  • Applications can be filled out online at
  • Questions can be directed to or Walter Zahn at or 248-583-8391.
  • There is a salary and relocation assistance provided.

Eli Lilly Summer Internship Program- Indianapolis, IN

  • These internships are available in a variety of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy.
  • Any student enrolled in a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. program with a strong academic performance is eligible.
  • Lilly recommends interviewing for the internship when the company visits campus, but applications may be turned in online at
  • A salary is provided, as is a housing subsidy, relocation assistance, and a shuttle service.
  • The internship is 12 weeks long.

EPA’s National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program (NNEMS)-locations in Washington, D.C, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Cincinnati, Research Triangle Park-North Carolina.

  • These internships can be in a number of categories, including Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law, Environmental Management and Administration, Environmental Science, Public Relations and Communications, Computer Programming and Development.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents and enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing an educational program related to pollution control or environmental protection. Applicants must also have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0, and completed at least 4 courses in the field of environmental studies.
  • The application is available at
  • The deadline is in January.
  • For more information, contact Sheri Jojokian at
  • Stipends may be provided, but they depend on the level of education achieved by the applicant.
  • These internships are designed for the summer.

EPA’s Student Summer Employment Opportunities- locations the same as those above

Georgia Tech/Emory Center’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)- Atlanta, Georgia

  • According to the website, this internship is highly research based, and applicants will be expected to attend seminars and present an oral and written report upon its completion.
  • This program allows students to integrate engineering and molecular and cell biology.
  • Applicants may be juniors or seniors as of May, and sophomores are considered to a lesser degree. Appropriate majors include engineering or the sciences, and an interest in bioengineering and biosciences is a plus. This internship requires a GPA of greater than 3.0/4.0, and applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Selection depends upon research interest, academic record, and recommendation letters.
  • The application is available online at
  • Applications are due early February.
  • For more information, contact Shawna Young Garcia at 404-385-2262 or
  • This internship provides a $3500 stipend and paid on-campus housing.
  • This internship lasts for 10 weeks, from late May to late July.

Honeywell Undergraduate Opportunities and Internships- located throughout the U.S.

  • A variety of internships are available, with online descriptions.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate student opportunities are available.
  • The application is available online:
  • This position is salaried, with travel expenses and corporate housing or a stipend provided.
  • Summer internships typically last 12 weeks.

Kimberly-Clark Internships- available at multiple locations

  • Variety of internships available, but chemistry majors will most likely be placed in research and development.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Applicants can submit a resume online at
  • The internships are usually filled by Christmas, so applications must be turned in during the fall in order to be competitive.
  • For more information, contact Maureen Lechner at
  • These internships are salaried and are dependent upon experience. A site visit prior to the start date is offered, and housing information will be provided.
  • These are summer internships.

Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Summer Intern Program- Houston, TX

  • These internships are research-based. The topics are listed on the website.
  • Undergraduates and graduating seniors may apply. A minimum of 50 credit hours and an interest in a career in science are required. Selection is based on scholarship, curriculum, experience, career objectives, scientific interest, and a match of the applicant’s interest with the available research projects.
  • The application is online at
  • The deadline is in mid-January, and those chosen will be notified by mid-February. Positions must be accepted within two days of notification.
  • For more information, contact Ms. Jodi Jordan at
  • These internships are paid $500 per week, and a travel stipend may be available. Housing is not included, but may be arranged.
  • These are 10-week internships.

Monsanto- locations across North America, headquarters in St. Louis, MO

  • This internship is typically 40 hours per week in one of the following departments: Engineering, Operations, Research and Development, Finance/Accounting, Sales, Animal Ag, Manufacturing/Seed Operations, and Technology.
  • Any current full-time student is eligible, but in most cases, applicants should have completed at least one year of coursework. Accepted majors are accounting, finance, human resources, law, information systems, agronomy, animal science, agricultural business, plant breeding, plant physiology, genetic engineering, chemical engineering, biological sciences, botany, and chemistry.
  • Apply online at
  • The positions are usually filled by mid-February.
  • These internships are 10-12 weeks long.

Motorola Summer Internships- located in various cities.

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)- Locations for this program are across the U.S., including sites in California, Ohio, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, New Mexico, Maryland, and Texas.

  • These internships are research-based, are vary widely in content. A final paper will cover the experience, and students may be required to discuss their research in colloquia, workshops, or technology demonstrations.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a full-time student, and a rising junior or senior at the end of the Spring semester. Accepted majors include engineering, math, computer science, and physical/life sciences. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong interest in the career field indicated by their major. The minimum GPA is 3.0/4.0.
  • The application is online at
  • Applications are due in January, and selection and notification will be complete in April.
  • This internship provides a $5000 stipend and the cost of one round trip of transportation will be provided. At some locations (though not all), a housing allowance will be paid.
  • These internships are 10 consecutive weeks from late May to mid-August, and require 40 hours per week.
  • For information on other NASA programs for students, visit and look under “Miscellaneous- Other Student Programs at NASA and Beyond.”

NASA Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)- Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

NSF REU Programs
  • 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. - NSF website
  • Search the available REU sites in various disciplines here.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Fellowships-Richland, WA, with offices across the country

  • These are research fellowships.
  • They are open to undergraduate students and recent graduates, as long as the appointment takes place within 6 months of graduation. Minimum GPA is 2.5, and the minimum age is 18.
  • The application is online at PNNL
  • Applications are due end of January.
  • There are stipends available, depending upon the level of education and major. A travel allowance may be available. On-site dorm and other rooming information is available.
  • Typically, these last 10 weeks, but can vary depending upon the applicant’s availability.

PNNL National Security Internship Program- Richland, WA, with offices across the country

  • There are up to ten of these positions available, and they are renewable.
  • Applicants must be undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0, but 3.4 or above is preferred. Appropriate courses of study include nuclear science, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or chemistry.
  • Apply online at PNNL
  • Applications are due by April.
  • There is a stipend available.
  • These internships are 8-12 weeks long.

Pfizer Summer Internship Program and Co-ops- locations vary

  • These programs are available in multiple areas, including Discovery Research, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics, and Metabolism.
  • These are open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are in a related degree program, such as science, business, or computer science. A GPA of 3.0 or above is required, as is the successful completion of a drug test and background investigation. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Check each Fall for opportunities that will be available the following summer at
  • Resumes can be sent to
  • These internships are 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Praxair Co-op and Internship Opportunities-locations vary

  • Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Team and leadership skills are useful, as are good communication skills.
  • Information about new positions will be posted at under Careers and then under College Recruitment.

Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals’ Internships and Co-ops- Norwich, NY (Pharmaceutical Development Center) and Cincinnati, OH, among other North American locations

  • These internships are typically researching a defined technique or topic
  • Chemistry majors who have completed at least their junior year are eligible
  • Applications are available at
  • Deadlines vary depending upon the internship.
  • There are stipends available depending upon the extent of education
  • Internships are typically 10-12 weeks in length
  • Co-ops are also available. Go to for specific information.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies- San Diego, CA

  • The website does not specifically list job openings as internships, but there are some under the Staff category that are listed as temporary or summer only. The ones that could be possibilities include lab assistant and laboratory animal technician. The application is online. For more information, visit

University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program- Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • These internships involve chemistry research.
  • Current sophomores and juniors in chemistry or related undergraduate programs may apply.
  • The application and related information is online at
  • The applications are available online beginning in mid-December, and are due by mid-February.
  • For more information, contact Marc Hillmyer or Vinothini Ambrose at or 1-800-777-2431.
  • This internship program provides a $4500 stipend. On-campus housing is available, as are on-campus meal plans, but these are not paid for by the program. Students may be eligible for travel assistance if they do not live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. It is possible that participants may receive funding to attend national meetings the year following the internship in order to present their research.
  • This internship is 10 weeks long, running from June to mid-August.

University of Notre Dame - South Bend, Indiana

  • Anyone interested in chemical research at Notre Dame can contact (VU alum), and she will forward your message to the research faculty.
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