Student Research Opportunities
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that includes the contact information for Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer research programs. You will need to contact the specific program for application information. Additionally, programs may submit their specific application information for publishing in the list below.
The below list of opportunities are opportunities that programs have submitted to CUR for publishing. Each listing will appear for sixty days.
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program
- Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.
Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.
Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.
Research experiences are offered at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ? Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ? Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ? National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ? Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.
U.S. citizenship required
Application deadline: January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at
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Link to application process, Summer Research Program
- Harvard Forest-Harvard University
Applications are now open for our fantastic (and well-paid) paid summer internships in plant & microbial ecology, art/design, computer science, biogeochemistry, conservation policy, history, engineering....
Depending on the project, students will conduct field and lab-work in old-growth forests, historical archives, art/design studios and museums, biogeochemistry labs, long-term forest study plots, data-rich computer environments, at the Harvard Farm and even at Henry David Thoreau’s cabin site at Walden.
Participants work closely with a faculty mentor and live on-site in our beautiful farmhouse dorm. In addition to their research, students attend career panels, evening workshops, seminars, and field trips.
We welcome applications from students at any U.S. college, community college, or university.
Please forward to any undergraduates in your life!
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – Institute for Nanobiotechnology
- Johns Hopkins University-Institute for Nanobiotechnology
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country a chance to participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet. Enjoy 10 weeks of research in the fields of nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering in a hands-on, graduate level laboratory.
• To provide students with a greater understanding of the development and applications of nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering.
• To give students a solid grounding in research methodologies in these areas.
• To inspire students with a deeper appreciation for the contributions that improved technology in nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering can make to our lives.
• To grant students with a truly unique educational experience, with research at the core, while at the same time serving as an ideal foundation for future graduate work.
Each student will enjoy the advantages of:
• Graduate student mentoring.
• Guidance from faculty.
• Stipend with paid housing and a travel allowance.
• Professional development seminars, social activities, journal clubs, and day trips to local industry partners.
• Participation in oral presentations and an interdisciplinary poster session.
Desired Skills & Experience
-Undergraduate students from all institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
-Under-represented students in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.
-Per NSF guidelines, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, Johns Hopkins University students are not eligible.
-GPA of 3.5 or better .
Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates
- Johns Hopkins University
Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.
-One week of Rosetta Code School, where you will learn the inner details of the Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment, so you are fully prepared for the summer!
-8 weeks of hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science.
-The summer will finish with a trip to the Rosetta Conference, where you will present your research in a poster and connect with Rosetta developers from around the world. The sponsor, NSF, will provide housing, travel expenses, and a stipend.
Desired Skills & Experience:
-College Sophomores or Juniors Major in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and/or biophysics.
-Available for at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2017
-Interest in graduate school
-While not required, we seek candidates with some combination of experiences in scientific or academic research, C++/Python/*nix/databases, software engineering, object-oriented programming, and/or collaborative development.
-Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply per NSF guidelines.
Housing, a travel allowance, and a stipend.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - DOE
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Research Foundation
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences. Students have the opportunity to work with one of more than 500 faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, many of whom have active research programs that cover all areas of pediatric medicine, including the study of developmental biology, congenital disorders, genetic diseases, cancer, cardiology, neurology and immunology.
The program is 10 weeks long, and students are paid a stipend of approximately $3,200. In addition to hands-on laboratory experience, students participate in various academic and social activities with students from other summer programs at the University of Cincinnati. The SURF Program includes two scientific writing classes, an ethics in research seminar, an introduction to bioinformatics and a career day. At the end of the summer, students present their research in a poster session, and a lecture is presented by a distinguished keynote speaker.