External Internship Opportunities

Summer Internship Opportunity for Engineering Students

Want to be a POET this Summer 2019?
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!
Application Deadline:  February 15th, 2019

Welcome to the NSF Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization for Electro Thermal Systems (POETS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 2019 program. This exciting summer program is now accepting applications for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications. This 10 week program is a collaboration of Howard University, Stanford University, The University of Arkansas and The University of Illinois. Accepted students will have the opportunity to engage in research over the summer at one of these four institutions and receive a $5,000 stipend.

The POETS research focus is on increasing power density for electrified mobile systems. Examples would be higher power to weight ratios for electrified powertrains in electric vehicles. The topics span multiple disciplines and encompass Thermal System, Power Electronics, Materials Science, Electrical Device Fabrication, among others.  Details on the university faculty involved with the POETS REU can be found at here

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to power dense electrified systems along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve studies of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing, group discussions and team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster, paper or project report. In addition, students participate in POETS webinars and social activities with other REU students.

The deadline for full consideration is February 15th, 2019; applications received after this date may be considered if space permits.

Please see the POETS REU website and the attached flyer for more information: http://poets-erc.org/reu/

For further information, contact Mr. Joe Muskin (jmuskin@illinois.edu) or Dr. Jessica Perez (jgperez@illinois.edu). Please disseminate this notice to those you feel may be interested, and let us know if you have any questions.

CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Application Deadline: 5 pm, February 4, 2019

The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) is a ten-week intensive research program that will run from June 3 to August 9, 2019 and is open to undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. The program offers hands-on research with faculty mentorship to students interested in Environmental Science, Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Photonics, and Structural Biology. A $6,000 stipend, housing, and monthly metro cards available to successful applicants.

This year’s application process will end on February 4, 2019 at 5.00pm. Students must complete a brief application form, submit a personal statement, letter of recommendation, and a transcript (official or unofficial). Visit www.cuny.edu/research/sr/csurp.html to review application guidelines and apply.

Columbia University Summer 2019 Materials Research REU Program

Application deadline: February 13, 2019

Columbia University Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Summer 2019

PAS supports outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year in a ten-week collaborative REU program between Columbia and City College of New York. Topics of research encompass two interdisciplinary research groups studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters.


  • $5,000 stipend, campus housing and round-trip travel to/from New York
  • Do hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Receive training in laboratory practices and safety
  • Faculty/Peer mentoring
  • Weekly research seminar series featuring researchers from Columbia University and CCNY
  • Exposure to workshops, visits to local industry, recreational activities and networking opportunities


  • Undergraduates majoring in engineering disciplines, materials science, biology, chemistry, physics and related fields
  • ·Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply


  • Top-notch faculty mentors
  • Excellent materials science research facilities
  • Collaborative setting with other summer program participants at Columbia University and CCNY
  • Spend summer conducting research at Columbia in incredible New York City!

Program Dates: May 28, 2018 - August 2, 2019

Click here to apply or for more information

NSF - REU in Nanotechnology/Biomedicine at University of Georgia (Summer 2019)

Deadline: February 10, 2019

The University of Georgia focuses on hands-on and interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine. More than 30 faculty participants from the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and Medical School inspire students by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical problems. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project.

·         Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
·         Cutting edge projects
·         Weekly career development seminars, workshops, and field trips
·         Group social activities
·         Presentations in research symposiums and BMES annual meeting

·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
·         Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

·         $5,000 stipend
·         Travel allowance
·         Accommodation

Application deadline is February 10, 2019. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and faculty recommendations.

Program Dates: May 20 – July 27, 2019

To apply or for more information, please visit http://reu.engr.uga.edu

Details please see the flyer.

Academic Year Research Internship for Undergraduates

Scripps Research Florida Campus (Jupiter, FL)

Are you currently an undergraduate enrolled at a college or university interested in getting full-time experience in biomedical research?

The AYRIU program is an opportunity for domestic and international undergraduates to work full-time in a state-of-the-art research laboratory on the Florida campus of Scripps Research. Our faculty research spans a broad range of fields, including chemistry, microbiology, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, in situ hybridization, asthma, bioinformatics, chemical biology, immunology, molecular biology, genomics, Parkinson’s disease, computational biology, diabetes, mass spectrometry, stroke, neurobiology and neuroscience.

The AYRIU Program is designed to help participants:

  • Gain proficiency in the scientific process;
  • Develop the ability to think critically about the theory and application of the science they are pursuing;
  • Establish a robust set of research skills;
  • Gain greater independence and confidence;
  • Advance oral and written communication skills, and
  • Develop a scientific identity with the culture of biomedical research.

Participants are paid a stipend to assist with housing, food and other expenses. Expenses for relocation to the Scripps Research campus in Jupiter, Florida are also included. The duration of the internship must be for a minimum of three months to a maximum of nine months. Since the program occurs during the academic year (August to May), participants are required to make arrangements with their undergraduate institution to be away from campus for one or more terms. Applications are received on a rolling basis.

For complete details about the program or how to apply, please visit: education.scripps.edu/undergraduate/academic-year-research/

NSF Funded Research Experiences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) 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.

Using this link, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. 

Database of Paid Summer Research Opportunities

The Pathway to Science database helps you find and apply to STEM paid summer research programs over winter break. You can use the advanced search feature to filter by discipline, level of study, citizenship status, and more.

If you need help finding a program, you can contact Liv Detrick, Senior Administrator of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS):

Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.

Now accepting applications for:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2019 Summer Research Team Program for

Minority Serving Institutions

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty: receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students: receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.

U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online

Detailed information about the program can be found online

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

The Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program

To apply: Go to https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/ >> Click Apply under  “Apply today for Summer 2019 opportunities!” >> “Create a new application.”

To view research opportunities: Go to https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/ >> Click Opportunities under  “Apply today for Summer 2019 opportunities!” >> Filter by center >> Either “Eglin Summer 2019” or “Kirtland/AMOS Summer 2019.”

Summer 2019 Application Deadlines

  • Eglin Air Force Base, Florida: 12/17/18 – Deadline coming soon!
  • Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico: 1/15/19
  • AFRL Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS): 1/15/19
  • AFWERX (AFX): 1/15/19 


  • Students can apply for up to 3 opportunities for Eglin AFB and 3 opportunities for Kirtland AFB/AMOS/AFX, however, you will need to complete an additional application to do so.
  • It is recommended that students include any relevant STEM experience on the application.
  • Letters of Recommendation are recommended to include, but not mandatory
  • If you see an opportunity you are interested in, use the link followed by the opportunity description “Contact Mentor” to reach out to the mentor directly.  

U.S. Department of Energy - Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

The U.S. Department of Energy is currently accepting applications for the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program.

Application deadline is December 17, 2018!


The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides STEM students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 10 weeks over the summer. Fellows gain hands-on research experience and insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future under the mentorship of senior program officials and scientists. The program provides a stipend, travel and some students may be eligible to receive a housing allowance for the duration of the program. The application is currently open and closes on December 17, 2018.

Search for Opportunities at the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers.

Pathways to Science

DoD Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service:

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

The SMART program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

Application Deadline December 1

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

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