Last updated March 7, 2018
There are numerous research opportunities available for undergraduate students around the country. The sponsors of this research include academic institutions, government agencies and private or public companies. Some of the programs are very small and informal while some are quite large and well organized. They can also have specific research areas targeted or be open to a variety of research interests. Each is unique in terms of requirements, compensation (including whether room and board or even travel to the site is included), duration, etc.
One way to find information is to go to a department at Holy Cross and check out fliers posted for summer undergraduate research opportunities in that field.
Other programs can be found in a variety of ways. Certainly a very good way to find out about opportunities like this is via the web.
Important Web Resources
- The National Science Foundation maintains a site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates. This resource is organized by research areas (e.g., biological sciences; physics; social, behavioral, and economic sciences), but it can also be searched by keywords. This is an excellent place to start. Visit http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm for more information.
- Science.gov is billed as the "gateway to US Federal science." They maintain a page that lists opportunities specifically aimed at undergraduate students. Please visit http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html for a list of current programs.
- From the University of California at Irvine: The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers a general listing of many nation-wide undergraduate research opportunities. Visit their web site where you’ll find a search engine allowing you to locate a summer research program according to a discipline of interest, including the physical sciences, biomedical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and the arts.
- Duke University offers an extensive list of summer research programs and other research opportunities in the biological sciences. Though this is not a searchable site, the list does provide several additional sources of information. Visit http://biology.duke.edu/undergraduate/current-students/research-independent-study/summer-opportunities.
- zurdue University also offers an impressive array of summer research opportunities both at Purdue and throughout the country. Plan to spend some time exploring this site - https://www.science.purdue.edu/careers/find_internship_research/index.html.
- Rochester Institute of Technology offers listings for summer research opportunities in biomedical research. Go to http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm for more information.
- The American Mathematical Society generates a list of summer research programs for undergraduates. Most of these programs have application deadlines in February and March. Students interested in math research, please visit http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu.
- Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) has a website listing summer research opportunities in neuroscience for undergraduates. The list is alphabetical, though deadlines for applications are prominently displayed on each item of the list. If you are interested in pursuing research in neuroscience, by all means visit http://www.funfaculty.org/drupal/undergrad_internships_neuroscience.
- The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an online directory of summer research programs throughout the nation. Visit http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearch/ to explore various opportunities for research in biochemistry and molecular biology.
- The Association of American Medical Colleges maintains a list of summer research opportunities that are particularly attractive to pre-medical undergraduates. Consult https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html for more information.
- From the New England Resource Directory, compiled by the Biomedical Science Careers Program, The online directory can be found at http://www.bscp.org/resources/new-england-resource-directory/.
- From Fred Hutch, a fantastic search engine for undergraduate internship opportunities in the sciences. Go to http://www.fredhutch.org/en/careers/internship-opportunities.html.
- From the American Psychological Association, here is a list of summer internship opportunities for students in psychology, broadly defined: http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opportunities.aspx
- The Society of Physics Students has a website that lists, among other things, summer research opportunities. Go to http://jobs.spsnational.org/jobs/?keywords=&level=summer-research-internship for more information.
Please note that many of the research opportunities for the summer of 2018 have early deadlines.
The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is offering up to 22 paid internships throughout the Midwest focused on a variety of topics. Project summaries, requirements, and location for each project can be downloaded here or by visiting our internship website (). The program starts with a week-long short course at NGRREC’s field station in East Alton, IL before students depart for their various project locations. At the end of the summer, students will return to present their work in a professional, two-day Intern Symposium attended by their peers, research advisors, and other professionals. We encourage all students to apply, including community and junior college students, students who are undecided in their career path, and students who would like to explore including science, research, or education and outreach as a component of their educational growth. In addition to the $5,000 stipend paid in two installments during the summer, we expect to have $1,000 in reimbursement funds to assist students with their summer housing and, if necessary, relocation costs. Program staff will assist students in finding suitable housing at their internship location, if needed. All applications are due via online submission by midnight January 23, 2018. Minimum Requirements: A student must have a GPA 3.25 or higher. Attendance at the Intern Program Short Course (May 21-25) and Intern Symposium (July 30-31) is required if accepted as an intern. All application materials must be submitted online (no email submissions accepted) by the application deadline (Jan. 23). Required Application Materials: All application materials must be submitted electronically within the online application form by the January 23 deadline. (1) Biographical sketch - Submit a brief statement (100 words or less) about yourself, your interests, and where you see yourself career-wise in 5 years. This information will be included in the August symposium proceedings. (2) College transcript - Unofficial copy will suffice as long as your name is clearly visible on the transcript. A screenshot or a typed Word version of your transcript will not be accepted. (3) Resume - Include all relevant coursework, previous employment, internships, and volunteer positions. Organization name, location, and dates should be included. (4) Cover letter (optional, but encouraged) - Feel free to include a cover letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for this internship. Include any additional information, such as your career and academic goals, that would help us assess your fit for our internship program. This also helps us match you to the right project. To apply or see the summary of this year's projects and locations visit: http://www.ngrrec.org/
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is now accepting applications for summer 2018 REU program in “Translational Ecology.” This NSF-funded program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology. To apply: visit: http://www.caryi
Now approaching its twelfth summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions. Applications for the 2018 U.S. Amgen Scholars Program are now online. Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 680 colleges and universities to date. Application close date is February 1, 2018 (February 15 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via amgenscholars.com.
Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Program dates are June 11, 2018 - July 20, 2018. Application Due: February 1, 2018. Eligibility & Requirements: If you like mathematics and would like to learn how quantitative methods can be applied in the study of human health, consider applying to the Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program will introduce you to the power and excitement of math applications to public health, medicine, and biology, and provide you experiences that will help inform your future career path.
MIT offers an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research as part of its summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA. Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston. More information can also be found here. Application deadline is February 1, 2018. The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018. The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 - August 17). The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week). The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston. This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour). Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children. You can find more information about the position here. Please contact the lab manager with any questions.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the field of environmental sciences. Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA): https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/
The Everglades Foundation is accepting applications from juniors, seniors, and recent graduates for the John Marshall Everglades Internship. During this 8-week (May 17th – July 13th, 2018) undergraduate internship program, qualified students will learn about the Everglades ecosystem, history, water management issues, policies, and educational outreach related to Everglades restoration. Interns will go on site visits to: major restoration sites, water management structures, effected natural areas, and local Everglades education centers. They will grow their professional networks while meeting with scientists, stakeholders, policy makers, and educators who are participating in the most comprehensive restoration project in the world. Interns select from one of four categories for their capstone projects: policy & advocacy, science & engineering, education, and marketing communications & public relations. Interns will receive a small stipend and housing. The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. This unique ecosystem provides economic, recreational and life-sustaining benefits to the millions of people in Florida who depend on its future health. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. The internship would be of interest to students studying: environmental policy, advocacy, environmental studies, biology/ecology, marketing communications, public relations, science communications, environmental engineering, hydrology, ecological economics, environmental education, ecosystem conservation, etc. We are accepting applications through February 1st, 2018. For more information about the program and how to apply, please see our website: http://www.
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program. We seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country. Summer Projects focus on: Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species; Computer Science Solutions for Big Data; Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges; Paleoecology; Conservation Management; Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change; Biodiversity. Students are paid a stipend of $5,775 for the 11‑week session (May to August). Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided. Visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu for details. Application deadline is February 2, 2018, 9 am.
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,000 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. More information and the application can be found on our website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or seeone of our field trips from last summer. Applications are due on February 9, 2018.
The REU Site program for Coastal Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites applicants to apply for a 10 week summer research experience that places 12 undergraduates with faculty mentors. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including marine biology and ecology; biological, geological, chemical, and physical oceanography; environmental science; fisheries; and resource management. Participants will receive a summer stipend and food allowance. Accommodations in the dorms at the College of William & Mary are provided, as well as transportation between the campuses. Students from traditionally under-represented groups in the marine sciences are highly encouraged to apply. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located in Gloucester Point, Virginia, is one of the largest coastal and estuarine science institutions in the world, with more than 55 faculty and a graduate student body of more than 85. VIMS houses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation and analytical facilities, a large fleet of coastal research vessels, a world-class marine science library, and is within close proximity to a variety of habitats ranging from freshwater tributaries to the coastal ocean. During the summer students will meet every week for a seminar that features a guest speaker discussing topics such as: Scientific Reading, Writing and Peer Review; How to Apply to Graduate School: Tips from the Faculty Who Read the Files; Alternatives to Life in Academia: A Panel Discussion; How to Give an Effective Scientific Presentation; and Ethics in Science. Other group activities include 3 field trips. We traverse the coastal plain environment, from a freshwater system that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay, through the estuary proper and out to the Atlantic Ocean along the shoreface of the Delmarva Peninsula. When we travel to the VIMS Wachapreague Laboratory on Virginia's Eastern Shore, we spend a full day exploring nearly pristine coastal habitats, including an open coast beach on a barrier island, mud flat, salt marsh, and oyster reef. During a research cruise in the York River estuary aboard the VIMS research vessel Bay Eagle, there will be opportunities to try state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation, to pull in a trawl net full of fish and crabs, and to learn a bit about vessel navigation. When we kayak the tidal freshwater reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, expect to see an abundance of wildlife and learn how land-use practices in the watershed affect the local estuary and coastal ocean. Application deadline is February 10, 2018. Complete information about the program is available by visiting http://www.vims.edu/education/
UConn Health REU Program: Data and Models in the Biosciences. Technological advances in the measurement of molecular events in cells and tissues make it possible to obtain detailed information about the wide variety of dynamic processes that control the development and functioning of organisms. This has given rise to a systems approach in biology and bio-medicine, which captures these processes at the systems level, through the language of mathematical models. Accordingly, the scientific focus of this program is on the development, implementation, and application of mathematical algorithms to problems in biology and biomedicine. In 2018, the program will focus on research projects in the Laubenbacher, Mendes, and Vera-Licona research groups at the Center for Quantitative Medicine and the Slepchenko group at the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling. Students will work in teams with UConn researchers, have opportunities to build their professional network, and learn about a wide range of career opportunities. This great summer opportunity is for you! Required background: Strong mathematical skills, some programming experience. Desired: background in the life sciences or chemistry/physics. The program provides stipend - $5,000; housing, meals and travel allowance; access and use of the Lyman Maynard Stowe library; workshops, social activities and more. The approximate total monetary value is $10,000 (this includes stipend, travel allowance, lodging and food). Apply ONLINE by February 11, 2018 at https://health.uconn.edu/quantitative-medicine/biomath/ and follow instructions for submitting the application materials. This program is limited to US citizens and permanent residents.
The LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program (June 17-August 12), with projects this year in human geography, economics, biology, and geology. Students will be provided with room and board and a generous stipend during their participation in the LAKES program. This program prioritizes students under-represented in the scientific community, pairing them with mentors in individual projects. These collectively will contribute to a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of the Red Cedar Watershed’s land and water, political economy, social networks, culture, and sense of place. We will start reviewing applications for the 2018 summer program on February 11th. Complete program information can be found here: http://www.uwstout.edu/lakes/. Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Nanotechnology at Northwestern University. Explore the field of nanotechnology at Northwestern University (NU) - it's the best summer job you'll ever have! Participants in the 9-week NU-REU Program will work full-time on a nanotechnology research project; have access to world-class equipment and facilities; enjoy research seminars and field trips; enhance public speaking and technical writing skills; participate in team events like the summer picnic, and explore Chicago. REU participants come from small and large schools, across the country. They receive a $4,500 stipend, plus round-trip airfare, dormitory housing, and a meal plan. To be eligible for this program, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, majoring in engineering or the sciences, and have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree. The application deadline is February 12, 2018. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information or to download an application visit: http://www.iinano.org/reu or contact Margaret Connolly at (847) 467-4862 or email email@example.com.
Brigham Young University Department of Physics and Astronomy - Summer Research Experience. Choose a topic for your 10-week internship in optics, computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, materials science, theory, astronomy and others. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Provo Utah, housing with other REU students close to campus, and a food stipend. Selected students may also be funded to travel to a professional conference to present on their research following their REU experience. The internship will include workshops and mini-classes on various topics to teach participants the skills necessary to have a successful internship. Each participant will work closely with an assigned faculty mentor from BYU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. We encourage those who are underrepresented in physics (women and ethnic minorities) to apply. We want to also invite students from two-year colleges or universities that do not offer graduate programs in physics to apply. Current research projects may be found at http://reu.byu.edu/projects.php. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can also be found on our REU website. Apply now! Accepting applications through February 12, 2018. Apply online at http://reu.byu.edu.
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are matched with leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates for 2018 are June 18th to August 17th. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2018. Participants are paid a $4,500 stipend, receive a travel allowance, and are provided with on-campus housing. For more information, please visit our website: http://mrsec.northwestern.edu/undergraduate-opportunities/. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Yale University Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018. The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined topics such as children’s understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com. We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners. Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line “[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at email@example.com. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-February.
The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now accepting applications for the 2018 undergraduate research program. Go to www.rmbl.org and follow the link for 'students'. Each year the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) matches approximately 40 students with mentors from around the world. Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects. Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training in field ecology or wildlife biology. RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students. RMBL also makes available additional scholarships. Consequently financial need should not preclude students from applying. This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences. RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies. Because we host more than 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world. Many undergraduates end up as co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime. We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project, even though they have not necessarily had someone from their school present at RMBLduring the summer. Our program does fill. We encourage strongly motivated applicants, including applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 1 for RMBL Scholarships. Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.
The University of Michigan Biological Station is now accepting applications for its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region." Our REU summer program runs for nine weeks (June 19 - August 18, 2018) at the UM Biological Station on Douglas Lake in beautiful northern Michigan. Each REU participant will: Work closely with a research mentor on a project of mutual interest. Design, conduct, analyze, and report on their research project, with guidance from the mentor and the two program co-directors. Participate in workshops and group discussions designed to provide the background knowledge and technical tools needed to carry out interdisciplinary scientific research. Contribute to the body of knowledge that can help address many of Earth's most important environmental challenges. COMPENSATION: Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 plus free room and board at the Station. DEADLINE: The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 15, 2018. Application and details at: https://lsa.umich.edu/
Kansas State University is offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program that is especially suited for students majoring in physics. Our department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks next summer, pending funding. We invite your students who have completed a course in modern physics to apply. To this end, we ask that you post the attached poster for display in your department as you see fit. Student participants will be involved with a variety of research projects at the leading edge of world-class research. For example, students will study the attosecond physics of electrons in matter; nanoparticle formation; biological physics; quantum and coherent control of laser-cooled atoms; nonlinear fiber optics; neutrino oscillations; atomic and molecular dynamics, using ultrafast lasers; and how students learn physics. They will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Kansas Light Source ultrafast high intensity laser. All students will be full participants in active research groups, and mentored by faculty recognized for their research and teaching abilities. For example, our atomic physics program is highly rated, and one of our faculty has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as National Professor of the Year. Students selected to participate will receive a $5,450 stipend, partial travel expenses, and room and board, for a value of over $8,500. They will live on campus with students in this and other REU programs and will have access to all the usual facilities at Kansas State: libraries, recreation centers, and so on. Online applications are available at www.phys.ksu.edu/reu. An unofficial transcript and letter of reference are also required. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15 and will continue until all places are filled. If you or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (785)532-1612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is currently taking applications for undergraduates to participate in a new National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates site located in Lafayette, LA. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US). This region is one of rapid and ongoing change due to both climate and land use changes, and is the focal point for a multitude of efforts at local, state, regional, and federal levels directed towards ecosystem protection and restoration. Students involved in research in this REU program will experience a vibrant research community engaged in innovative, multidisciplinary research to address some of the most pressing watershed and coastal issues of present and future decades. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor and engage in hands-on research, field trips, and meet and greets with leading researchers in watershed science. Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences. Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This campus is located in the heart of Cajun Culture, is a walkable distance from downtown shopping, nightlife, and some of the best restaurants in the country. UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply. Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing. Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018. Go to: https://coastalresearch.
Join us at the Michigan Summer Program in Cognition & Early Development (MSPICED), Website; Twitter; Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. We are seeking motivated students to participate first hand in developmental psychological research. Our research aims to understand the cognitive and social foundation of young children’s behavior, including how children think about the minds of others, how they cooperate, and how language shapes their thinking. Our summer internship programs lasts 10 weeks, from June 4 to August 10, 2018. You will be paired with a graduate student or postdoctoral mentor to work on cutting-edge research. You will gain experience and exposure to a variety of research activities, including: conducting experimental studies with children; data analysis using advanced video coding technology and statistical software; recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families; and aiding in the development of research design. In addition to participating in research, you will participate in weekly lab meetings and reading groups. This will give you a chance to learn more about current developments in psychological research and provide feedback on ongoing projects. You will learn how to give a poster presentation and how to summarize research findings in writing. We will include sessions on professional development, such as paths towards graduate school and advice on how to write research statements. This is a cooperation of three laboratories by Dr. Susan Gelman, Dr. Felix Warneken, and Dr. Henry Wellman. Interested applicants can find more information about our internship program here and fill out an online application form. Please do so no later than the deadline of February 15, 2018. An interest in psychology and working with children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. We offer half-time (20 hours a week) and full-time internships (30-40 hours a week). Some funding is available, especially for qualified underrepresented students. Applicants who come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan, should identify as such on the application form.
Paid summer internship at UNC Chapel Hill. Interested in conducting research on increasing political tolerance? Thanks to a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, the lab of Dr. Kurt Gray is looking for a few motivated undergraduates for a full-time paid 8-week summer internship (June 18th to August 10th). Interns will receive hands on experience with study development, data collection, and data presentation-and will also each receive $2,800. To apply, please submit a CV and a letter addressing the following questions: 1) What does political tolerance mean to you? 2) Why do you want to join this summer program? 3) What unique perspectives can you provide this internship program? 4) What are your long-term career goals? Please e-mail Emily Kubin (email@example.com) with the subject title Summer Internship 2018 by February 15th, 2018.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences. How to Apply: Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA) https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/p
SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have recently been awarded a SUNY Performance Improvement Fund grant to expand our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to triple its current size. This newly enlarged program will offer students the opportunity to perform research from a wide variety of perspectives (basic science, medicine, nursing, environmental health, and physical therapy). The aim of the SURF program is to nurture undergraduate students into careers that combine biomedical research into their chosen profession, providing them an understanding of research across disciplines and fields. We are specifically looking for students interested in pursuing a PhD, MS, MD, MD/PhD, DNP, DPT, MPH, and PA. Depending on a student’s research interests, the students is paired with a faculty member in one of our 5 colleges (Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and SUNY ESF) to learn more about those professions and to perform cutting edge research. All students will interact throughout the ten-week program allowing them to see research from many different facets by participating in inter-professional education events. Students who are underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Apply only at http://upstate.edu/grad/
The Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy and its research groups offer 10-week internships for up to 12 undergraduate students. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Michigan State University (MSU). Over the course of these ten weeks, the undergraduate students will work one-on-one with MSU faculty members in one of these research areas: accelerator physics, astrophysics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, low temperature physics, nanoscience, nuclear physics, particle physics, physics education, psychoacoustics, theoretical physics. Undergraduate students, preferably sophomores or juniors, who have completed introductory physics courses and have completed or are taking an advanced physics course, are encouraged to apply. The REU program is only available to U.S. citizens. Dates for the 2018 program will be May 29th through August 3th. Alternative dates can be arranged for students whose classes extend until the middle of June. Students will receive a stipend of $5000 plus full room and board. In addition, travel expenses will partially reimbursed to a maximum of $400. The application deadline for the 2018 program will be February 16, 2018. The REU program organizers will begin to review applications earlier in February. The Physics REU sites' directors will utilize a common deadline of March 2, 2018 for students to accept or decline first round offers at domestic (non-international) sites. Sites may tender offers to students at any time before this, but students will not be required to decide before this common date. Applications are available here along with detailed instructions for the application procedure.
Stanford University Center for the Study of Language and Information - Summer Internship Program 2018. Interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend a weekly seminar with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to the R data analysis platform, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from different departments across Stanford. This is an interdisciplinary summer program, and we encourage students from a wide range of majors to apply. Previous research experience is not required. The program is intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors from outside Stanford University, but we will consider all applicants for the program. Stanford undergraduates who are interested in the CSLI program should apply to their department or program's summer fellowship (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Symbolic Systems) and speak with their research mentor about participating. To be eligible, you must be a documented U.S. citizen, a permanent resident in possession of an alien registration card (I-555), or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution. Interns will receive a stipend to cover travel and summer room and board. Applications for the 2018 Summer Internship will open on January 1, 2018 and remain live through February 16, 2018. Apply here
Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation’s Capitol. An NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Georgetown University Summer 2018. Georgetown University’s REU Site program in Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation’s Capital is seeking talented and engaged undergraduate students. This ten-week program will bring a cohort of ten students to Washington, D.C. to conduct hands-on research in environmental science at Georgetown University and to take part in a mini-curriculum that builds research skills and also explores the intersections of science and public policy. Participating research mentors have expertise in fields including behavior, ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, evolutionary genetics, mathematical modeling of biological systems, statistics for environmental and biological studies, and earth science. See mentor research descriptions on the program web site. Interested students are encouraged to contact potential mentors directly. The 2018 program will run from June 04 - August 12. Students will be housed on the Georgetown campus and will receive a $5500 stipend plus an allowance for travel and food. To be eligible, applicants must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents, full-time students as of August 2018, and available to participate full-time during the program. We are striving for a diverse group, so students from groups typically underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2018 and will be accepted on a continuing until all positions are filled. For more information on the program and to apply, visit: http://reuenvscigeorgetown.weebly.com/. For inquiries, contact the principal investigator Dr. Matthew B. Hamilton (matthew.hamilton@georgetown.
2018 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2018 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. We are offering eight (8) full-time, twelve-week positions. All positions are located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Positions will last for twelve weeks from the start date. The start date will be in early May, but this can be flexible (i.e., early June start) based on the selected candidate’s schedule or project needs. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces. There is a stipend of $6,500 for the twelve-week period, paid in two installments of $3,250. Eligibility: The program is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate (juniors and seniors preferred) and graduate students. We will also consider post-baccalaureate or post-masters students who have graduated within the past 12 months (of your fellow position start date) if the position fits directly within a student’s career goals. You must be either a U.S. citizen or a foreign national who is residing in the U.S. on a current Student Visa. Immediate relatives of any CIGLR or NOAA GLERL employees are not eligible to participate in this program, consistent with NOAA guidelines. To Apply: Visit the CIGLR website for application & more information: ciglr.seas.umich.
Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, hosted by the University of Georgia. We are excited about the program, which strives to integrate experimental biological science with computational methods and techniques to investigate a variety of areas in infectious disease research. Our goal is to recruit both students with a background in biology, with the intent of introducing them to computational techniques, and also students with a background in mathematics and/or computer science, in order to give them experience in data collection in a laboratory setting. 2018 Program details - Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dates: May 21-July 20, 2017 (9 weeks). Students will receive a $4950 stipend for the summer, free housing at the University of Georgia, and travel assistance to Athens, GA. Who is eligible? Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories and have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree. To Apply: - Complete the online application at http://reu.ecology.uga.edu/; - Send transcripts (unofficial is ok) to infectious.disease.reu@gmail.
Smithsonian Bicoastal Science Communications Internship - Gain hands-on experience with environmental communication on both sides of the United States! The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center(SERC) is the Smithsonian’s headquarters for coastal research, with scientists who study climate change, invasive species, conservation and other environmental issues shaping the 21st century. SERC is seeking a communications intern to work for 18 weeks, from summer through mid-autumn, covering the work of SERC scientists in Maryland and California. The intern will start at SERC’s Chesapeake Bay headquarters in Maryland, receiving training in SERC science communications. After six weeks, the intern will travel to San Francisco Bay to cover the work of SERC marine biologists in California for the remaining 12 weeks. Travel funds from Maryland to California are included. This internship is open to undergraduate students, master's students, and recent graduates up to one year after graduation. Part I: Chesapeake Bay: The intern will spend the first six weeks at SERC’s headquarters in Edgewater, Md. Here, the intern will interview SERC scientists in the field and the lab and write about their work. This first part of the internship will introduce the intern to the main features of SERC science communications: writing articles for the SERC Shorelines blog, preparing posts for SERC’s social media and assisting with the production of SERC’s quarterly newsletter On The Edge, under the mentorship of SERC science writer Kristen Minogue. Part II: San Francisco Bay (SERC-West): For the final 12 weeks, the intern will work in California, with the Tiburon section of SERC’s Marine Invasions Research Lab. SERC’s Tiburon branch (a.k.a. “SERC-West”) is hosted at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center, a marine field station at San Francisco State University's Romberg Tiburon Campus. The marine biologists of SERC-West work in San Francisco Bay and traverse the Pacific Coast studying invasive species, oyster restoration and other critical conservation issues. While in California, the intern will cover the work of SERC’s West Coast scientists while exploring and developing communication strategies within the Pacific market. During the California part of the internship, the intern will work under the onsite supervision of research ecologist Andrew Chang and correspond regularly with Kristen Minogue via video conferencing. Desired Qualifications: Strong scientific background (natural sciences coursework; not required to be a science major) and skill writing about science for a nonscientific audience. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) required; familiarity with photo and video editing software, Wordpress and HTML a plus. Stipend: $550/week. Duration: 18 weeks (May/June to September/October 2018). Start Date: Flexible, between May 14 and June 11. Location: Edgewater, Md. and Tiburon, Calif. To apply: Send a cover letter, resume with references (name, title and contact information) and unofficial transcript(s) to ScienceWritingIntern@si.edu by11:59 PST Monday, February 19, 2018. One to three published or unpublished writing samples explaining science for general readers are also essential to include for the application to be considered. For more information, visit http://serc.si.edu. Questions? Send an email to SERC Science Writer Kristen Minogue at ScienceWritingIntern@si.edu.
The E.P. Bradley Hospital, Brown University affiliated Sleep Research Laboratory in Providence, RI, announces research apprenticeships available for the summer of 2018: The William C. Dement Summer Sleep and Chronobiology Research Apprenticeship. This fellowship is intended for undergraduate students interested in an intense full-summer (May 28 through August 18) experience in a human sleep research laboratory. [Recent graduates or doctoral students may apply as well.] The apprenticeship funds travel and registration to the APSS meeting and a summer stipend ($3,600). The application deadline is 02/21/18. For additional information and application material: http://www.sleepforscience.org/academic/apprenticeship.php.
2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program. Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience. The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility). Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend. To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018. Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March. Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: email@example.com. Information can also be found on the lab website: http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/
The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program will run from June 4 through August 10, 2018. It is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham. REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs. To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be a full-time student; have experience or be comfortable working around dogs; commit to the full 40 hr/ week 9-week internship, which will include at least some weekends. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest. For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must be submitted by February 28 for full consideration.
The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab. Applications will be accepted now through February 28th, and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution. More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu
Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Program Now Accepting Applications- Summer 2018. NFUSS is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Nuclear forensics involves examining materials recovered from radiological and nuclear events of an illicit or hostile nature in order to determine their character and origin. Nuclear forensics conclusions, combined with information from law enforcement investigation and intelligence, help identify those responsible for planned and actual attacks. Nuclear forensics supports the U.S. Government commitment to identify and hold fully accountable any state or non-state actor that willfully supports, enables, or engages in hostile weapons of mass destruction activities that threaten the United States or our allies and partners. Important Dates - Application deadline: February 28, 2018; Reference received deadline: March 9, 2018; Candidates notified of selection: March 1-30, 2018; Program dates: June 11 to July 20, 2018; Field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Tentative date of July 11, 2018. If you have any questions, visit https://orise.orau.gov/n
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Plant Ecology and Genomics. We anticipate having funding for one or two enthusiastic students interested in enhancing their research skills and experience in plant ecology, genomics, and bioinformatics in the Cruzan lab at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Successful applicants will become part of a research team working on dispersal and gene flow in upland prairie plants in Oregon and Washington under pressure from climate change. Dispersal is critical for colonization, gene flow, and range expansion – it is one of the most important but least understood aspects of the ecology of plants. Our research utilizes genomic techniques to detect the effects of dispersal over different spatial scales. This is an integrative research program that includes field work, wet lab preparation of genomic DNA for next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics processing of sequence data, and analysis of patterns of gene flow using GIS and landscape genetic methods. Students will be exposed to a wide range of methods and are expected to develop an independent research project within the scope of the larger research program. More information on our research is posted on our lab web site: https://cruzanlab.weebly.com/. Students will be fully supported for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer of 2018. Funding is provided from an REU supplement to our National Science Foundation Macrosystems Biology grant. Housing will be provided on campus along with a daily allowance for food and a $500 weekly stipend. The start of the REU is negotiable with optimal start dates between May 1 and June 17. To apply please email us an updated copy of your CV (including GPA) and a short (one page) statement of your research interests and experience, as well as goals for your education and career. Applicants should arrange to have one or two faculty members provide a letter of recommendation (email is fine). Students with experience in computer programming and/or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is 28 February 2018. Feel free to email us with questions. Pam Thompson, Postdoctoral Research Associate: email@example.com; Mitch Cruzan, Principle Investigator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia: Summer Internship 2018. The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab. Applications will be accepted now through February 28th and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution. More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/internship.html. For questions not addressed on the website, contact email@example.com.
The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab. Applications will be accepted now through February 28th, and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution. More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu
Worcester Polytechnical Institute (WPI) is offering an interdisciplinary research experience for undergraduates (REU). Program dates are May 21 through August 5, 2018. This REU is a National Science Foundation–sponsored opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer immersed in research and professional development activities related to the materials, resources, and processes for a resilient society. Students from backgrounds conventionally underrepresented in STEM fields are encouraged to apply (applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents). Applications must be received by March 1, 2018. Participants will receive mentorship from faculty and graduate students in WPI’s Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments; receive a $500 per week stipend (a limited amount of oncampus housing is available for students who are unable to commute to the site); gain direct research experience; develop professional skills in workshops; and build professional networks. Research topics are varied and will explore threats to the built environment, such as deteriorating infrastructure, climate change, environmental contamination, and material and energy resource scarcity. Applicants must complete the online application at wpi.edu/+materialsreu with eligibility verification, a one-page resume, a one-page personal statement, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for the individual who will supply a letter of recommendation. Students selected for participation will be asked to confirm their participation by April 1, 2018.
Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for summer 2018. The program provides hands-on experience in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation and development, study design, data collection, and statistical analysis. Ongoing research in the lab currently focuses on affective forecasting, altruism, advice, judgment and decision-making, and biases and errors in conversation and social interaction. Interns work approximately 35 hours per week from early June to mid-August. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Previous research experience is an asset, but not a requirement. To apply: send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due March 1st.
University of Michigan-Dearborn REU Site in Mathematical Analysis, Algebraic Music Theory, and their Applications. Program dates: May 29-July 20, 2018. Student participants will work on projects related to differential equations, complex analysis, operator theory, spectral theory, and mathematical music theory. Eligibility: -U.S. citizen or permanent resident; -Students from underrepresented groups in mathematics, women, and students from two-year college programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Support: Accepted students will receive about $4,000 stipend, housing, and travel funding to present at conferences. Apply: https//www.mathprograms.org. Learn more: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/math-reu. Question? Email: email@example.com. Application deadline is March 1, 2018.
The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is still accepting applications for our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Our program is Research in Optics (RiO) and the application deadline is March 1st. Students in the program will be engaged in research alongside world-class faculty and facilities, along with learning valuable public speaking skills; presenting on their research; showcasing research findings at a poster session; completing a GRE prep course; taking the GRE exam; receiving a stipend of $5,000 with housing. View the application, projects and results from prior years' participants here: www.optics.arizona.edu/r
Applications are now being accepted for the University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind & Brain Studies. This summer’s program runs from June 3 to June 16 and will focus on Language Science & Technology and on Social & Behavioral Science. This program is open to undergraduate students from any school. Tuition, room, board, and a travel stipend are provided. The deadline to apply is March 1. See here for more details: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/
Laboratory for Developmental Studies, Harvard University - Internships Summer 2018. Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies hosts an annual summer internship, supervised by Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns gain in-depth research experience. You can learn about Dr. Carey and Dr. Snedeker’s current research by reading our website; focusing on publications from our lab members. Interns are paired with a graduate-level researcher, based on the intern’s interests, and work on the mentor’s research project(s).Interns gain an in-depth experience in designing, conducting, and/or analyzing a study. Interns: schedule participants, collect data from children and/or adults, transcribe/code data, conduct literature searches, prepare study stimuli, etc. Interns also participate in: Reading Group – Interns discuss 1-2 journal articles, while 1-2 mentors moderate, Lab Meetings – Interns see presentations and participate in discussions, and Presentations – Interns give a “show-and-tell” talk at week 2, and a poster at week 10. Undergraduates, or students within 1 year of their graduation, who have: interest in research of language and/or cognitive development, basic computer skills, experience with research methods (especially in psychology or linguistics), confidence in interacting with families (especially in a professional setting), and excellent problem-solving and teamwork skills. The internship is 6/11/2018 to 8/17/2018. We can not accept interns who would start late or leave early. Interns are at lab 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. $1500 funding is available for all interns, but interns pay for their own housing. We recommend subletting, staying in a co-op, or staying with a relative. First, look for funding from your home university. If you are accepted to our program, we will write a letter of support for outside funding. If you do not find funding, we still provide $1500 (paid $150/week). If you find funding less than $1500, we will provide a stipend so you reach $1500 (e.g., if your home University gives you $500, we provide $1000). Where do I find funding? Talk to your: academic advisor(s), student employment office, financial aid office, and/or your other student organizations (e.g. Psi Chi, sorority/fraternity, etc). Harvard Students should apply via the Harvard College Research Program. Read the information here and submit your research proposal to Dr. Carey or Dr. Snedeker by 2/1 to ask for a recommendation. The deadline is 12:00 Noon, Eastern Standard Time, March 1st, 2018. For international students, the deadline is January 1, 2018. Please note that the international deadline is ONLY for those who will need a visa sponsored by Harvard. International students attending US universities should apply by the March 1st deadline. We do not read incomplete applications. We will not, under any circumstances, accept late applications. After the applicable deadline, we will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! Complete the application at http://form.jotform.com/form/13241716183. We need the following in .PDF format: A cover letter; a resume/CV; transcripts (we do not need official/sealed transcripts); essays; 2 letters of recommendation, sent directly from your references to our internship email account: HarvardLDSinternship@gmail.com. Please direct any questions about the internship to: Liz Chalmers, Snedeker Lab Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1080 William James Hall 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138; Nancy Soja, Carey Lab Manager, email@example.com, 1154 William James Hall 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
The 2018 Nebraska Summer Research Program is committed to quality mentoring and research projects. We limit our summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors. Since each program has several Summer Research Program scholars, you'll have peers and colleagues in which to share your educational experience with. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are encouraged to apply; however, due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.) Find the 2018 research programs here. Our online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begins Thursday, February 1 and all applications are due by Thursday, March 1. Apply online now.
Stellar undergraduate students are invited to apply for an internship at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Students will be immersed in an environment of rigorous scientific research and training. As interns at CAR, students will contribute to ongoing scientific efforts focused on quantitative approaches to language, social cognition, and communication (including transcription), gain exposure to a rich array of projects across multiple areas of autism research, and attend lectures and training sessions. Summer interns will work under the supervision of Dr. Julia Parish-Morris and the Motor-Language Lab Research Assistants. The Lab collects, codes, and analyzes data from clinical research participants, with the following goals: identify linguistic markers of ASD; quantify ASD-specific patterns of movement; develop improved screening and treatment tools using advanced behavioral imaging. The ideal candidate is energetic, diligent, and self-motivated. Applicants with experience in psychology, child development, speech-language pathology, clinical research, computer science, or linguistics are encouraged to apply, as well as applicants from other backgrounds with interest in these areas. The Center for Autism Research values diversity, and encourages applications from individuals that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants are invited to participate in an internship at CAR as part of an undergraduate course or thesis project, as part of a program with funding through their college or university, and as volunteer interns. Internships are available for year, summer, or academic year intervals. Interns must be available for 40 hours per week, Monday throughFriday, for a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer and a minimum of 10 hours per week for 2 semesters in the school year. Accepted interns will need to be able to complete the CHOP Non-traditional Personnel clearance process, including background checks, FBI fingerprinting, and occupational health screen prior to their start date. Information on how to complete the process will be provided to those selected. Projected summer internship start date isTuesday, May 29th. To apply for a summer position, please send your CV and cover letter to Leila Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, 2018. In your cover letter, detail your academic background and previous work experience, interest in language and autism research, and describe how this experience would contribute to your future goals. Students selected for the second round of consideration will be contacted for a phone or in-person interview.
The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development. A central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with professor Srinivasan on a regular basis. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to test participants at preschools or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research projects, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at during the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development. This internship is unpaid and will run from June 11th – August 10th and requires 30 hours of work per week. For more information, please see our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/sum
The Language Sciences Research lab at the Ohio State Univeristy is running a 10-week PAID summer research program for undergraduate students interested in LANGUAGE. Work in a cutting-edge lab located INSIDE the Center of Science and Industry (COSI); conduct research with mentorship from OSU faculty members; learn how to communicate about research and language with professionals and with the public at the museum. To apply for this program, email a completed application to email@example.com by midnight on MARCH 2nd, 2018. You can download the 2018 application HERE. In addition to the application questions, please also arrange for a letter of recommendation to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This letter should be written by an instructor, employer or mentor who can speak knowledgeably about your career goals, interests, work ethic and relevant skills.
The Developing Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is seeking excellent undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults. Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment. The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to email@example.com with the subject line 2017 Summer Internship Program by March 1, 2018: a CV; a cover letter (2 pages max) addressing: your interest in research, previous relevant experience, any relevant coursework, what you hope to get out of the internship; two letters of reference (to be sent separately to firstname.lastname@example.org). The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Applicants from primarily teaching-focused universities are especially encouraged to apply. Intern positions are volunteer positions; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions. The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of six labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/devel
Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2018 summer research internship program are now available on our website (https://cogdevlab.yale.edu/). Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental psychology and adult cognition. Interns might also run studies on, and work to further develop, our online platform TheChildLab.com. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ, can be downloaded from our website, http://cogdevlab.yale.edu/people/joining-lab. This year's internship will run from Monday, June 4 to Friday, July 27, 2018. For full consideration, all applications and materials should be received no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to Aaron Chuey at email@example.com; please include a subject heading with the phrase "CDL Summer Internship".
Yale Mind & Development Lab Summer Internship - Call for Applications. The Yale Mind and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Paul Bloom, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, including topics such as morality, religion, free will, and the nature of the self. For more information, please seehttp://minddevlab.yale.edu/. This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results. The internship runs full-time from June 4th to July 31st, 2018, and application materials are due March 5th, 2018. Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, including those graduating in 2018. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in experimental psychology or cognitive science. How can I apply? For more information and to apply, see http://minddevlab.yale.edu/join-us.
Summer Internships in Affective Science available at the Emotion, Health and Psychophysiology Lab at UC San Francisco. We are currently accepting applications for the summer internship program at the Emotion, Health and Psychophysiology Lab at UC San Francisco under the direction of Wendy Berry Mendes. We offer an eight-week internship program (June 18 – August 11, 2018) for undergraduates who are interested in conducting research at the intersection of social psychology, emotion, psychophysiology, and neuroendocrinology. Interns are involved in conducting studies, acquiring autonomic and neuroendocrine data, editing and scoring physiological responses, and attending weekly tutorials and lab meetings. This internship is ideal for those interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or medicine. Most interns receive funding or course credit from their own university or outside sources (see SPSPs SPUR program), but there are a few stipends available. If you are interested in applying to be a summer intern please email your resume/vita (or any questions) to EHPLSummerInternship@gmail.com by March 5th and complete this on-line short application docs.google.com/forms/d/e/.... Selected interns will be notified by April 2nd and stipend awardees will be notified soon after.
Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab - Summer 2018 Internship. Dr. Sara Cordes' Infant and Child Cognition Lab, located on the main campus of Boston College, is looking for motivated and reliable undergraduates interested in participating in a summer research internship in developmental psychology. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain valuable research experience in the field of cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults track number and other quantities, as well as how these abilities relate to prosocial behavior in preschoolers and to formal mathematics performance in school-aged children (https://www.cordeslab.org). This internship is open to any current undergraduate student, and is best suited for students who wish to pursue graduate study in psychology. Students from primarily undergraduate and liberal arts institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Each intern will have a primary research project to focus on, gaining valuable experience in running studies in the lab and at local museums and schools, working with infants and /or children, subject recruitment, data coding and analysis, and much more. Interns will also attend lab meetings where we discuss the theories behind our studies, our current projects, and relevant research findings from other labs. The 10-week summer internship will involve a commitment of approximately 35 hours per week from June 4th to August 17th, 2018 (start and end dates are flexible). Interns will either receive funding or course credit. To apply, please send your current CV, official or unofficial transcript, and a cover letter describing your interests and experiences to Raychel Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: BC ICCL Summer Internship Application, and then complete the online application here. The submission deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of Outreach Programs. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an UMMS investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is funded by the National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and UMMS Office of Research. Application must be completed by March 11, 2018. Program information and the on-line application are found at: https://www.umassmed.edu/summe
The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University (PI: Dr. Thalia Goldstein) is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on the development of children's imaginative abilities, their social emotional skills, and their involvement in the arts, particularly theatre. We work with children and adolescents, with current studies spanning ages 3-15 years old. Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Dependent on the requirements of interns’ home institution, academic credit may be available. Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early June 4th and the internship continues through August 3. Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application *. Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final review occurring after March 15.
2018 University of Washington Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship. The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children's sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants' and children's prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants' attention to social events, infants' active choices of social partners, infants' use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.). Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and will work together on a project. Interns will participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer. At the end of the internship, each intern will create and present a poster at a research symposium. The internship is unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or other external sources. The program will take place over 9 weeks during the summer of 2018 (mid June - mid August). Interns will work 35-40 hours per week. Past interns have gone on to graduate school or work in full-time research positions. Duties may include: - Recruiting and scheduling lab participants; - Assisting with stimuli design and creation; - Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab; - Coding and analyzing data; - Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings. Required qualifications: - Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field; - Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 9 weeks; - Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office; - Experience working with children. If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 16th, 2018. For more information about the lab please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/).
The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants and foundations, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early spatial concepts, encounter and learn from media, and learn through play. We value our research assistants and their names often appear on our submissions. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are few specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Why you should apply: Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes! Requirements: 1) Some background in psychology or a related field. 2) Basic computer skills. 3) An eager and curious mind. 4) Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August. To Apply: Complete and send the attached application form along with your unofficial university transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to the Laboratory Coordinators, Hannah Puttre, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lindsey Foster (email@example.com) no later than 5PM on March 23, 2018.
NSF Sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The focus is on Experimental and Computational Materials Research. See poster below and visit our website for complete program details. The program dates are May 20 to Jul 27, 2018. The application deadline is April 1, 2018, but you should consider getting your documentation in place early, including securing letters of recommendation from faculty. Decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2018. The research projects include, but are not limited to, electronic materials, nanomaterials, lasers and optical materials, biosensors, biophysics & biomaterials, computational materials, biomedical research and materials under pressure." The REU program will pay a $5,000 stipend for the ten weeks period, plus additional support for housing, travel and other expenses. If you have questions about logistics, housing, and travel arrangements, please contact Charita Cadenhead <firstname.lastname@example.org> or by phone at (205) 975-8076.
Brooklyn College and the City University of New York invite applications for a new Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in Urban Ecology and the Environment that will run this summer between June 5 and August 17. BUEE offers an integrative summer research program aimed at developing early-career undergraduate students into mature and thoughtful environmental scientists. Authentic research experiences on human-coupled natural systems are complemented by an academic program aimed at developing practical experience in research design, scientific communication and community outreach. BUEE leverages the unique academic and research resources at Brooklyn, including a state-of-the-art Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center and the recently-established Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, focused on urban sustainability and resilience. Students are provided with a competitive stipend, housing and food allowances, and relocation credit for travel from outside the region. Applications from STEM-underrepresented students are especially encouraged. More information on the program, including potential projects, can be found at buee.brooklyn.cuny.edu, or by contacting the program PI at email@example.com. Applications should be submitted online before April 1.
The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, or computer science to spend their summer with us! Summer RAs will be working on studies investigating universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. You can learn more about us and read our papers at themusiclab.org. To apply, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iUR2mOltZieAxjZq1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Academic credit or stipends may be available. Please send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness. Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager. Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 29th and as late as June 4th. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions. Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application * and send a CV or resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Summer 2018 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.