Summer Research Experiences



Lists and Directories of Summer Research Experiences:

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

NOTE:  Please also see Resources for Students Applying for REUs.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internships
American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) - Neuroscience Internships Listing
American Physiological Society (APS)
Biomedical Science Careers Program
SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
Boston College EagleLink Service (sign in required)

Specific Programs:

Amgen Scholars Program
Note: Amgen has multiple sites available at research universities. Application deadline depends on specific site.
Baylor College of Medicine - SMART program
Summer Medical and Research Training - Houston, TX
Brigham and Women's Hospital STARS Program
Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cold Spring Harbor (NY)
Columbia University IGERT on Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing & Imaging of Biological Systems
Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Summer Undergraduate Research
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Summer Institute
Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Joslin Diabetes Center Summer Research
Johns Hopkins University Summer Research
The Jackson Lab - Summer Biomedical Research (Bar Harbor, ME)
Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, NYU School of Medicine
Marine Biological Laboratory
Mayo Clinic Summer Research Program (Rochester, MN)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program
NASA Undergraduate Research Program
Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, DE)
Mass General Hospital - Summer Research Trainee Program
Mass General Hospital - Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Roswell Park Cancer Institution Summer Research Program (Buffalo, NY)
Thomas Jefferson University Research Program (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA)
University of Connecticut Health Center
University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - SURF program
University of California, San Francisco Summer Research Training Program
University of Chicago - Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics
University of Wisconsin, Madison Summer Research Program in Biology
Wadsworth Laboratories (New York State Department of Health)

Biotech Opportunities:

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Note: search by "internships" -  offered in the summer and during academic year
Stryker Orthopaedics
Sanofi US
Biogen Idec

Environmental Sciences:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
NSF REU sites focusing on Ocean Sciences


RISE (Research Internships in Science & Engineering) (Germany)
John Innes Centre and Sainsbury Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Institut Pasteur (Paris)
The Atlantis Fellowship (Europe and Latin America)