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Off-Campus Summer Science Research Opportunities 2020

Last updated March 9, 2020

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

  1. 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 for more information.
  2. is billed as the "gateway to US Federal science." They maintain a page that lists opportunities specifically aimed at undergraduate students. Please visit for a list of current programs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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​.
  5. Purdue 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 -
  6. Rochester Institute of Technology offers listings for summer research opportunities in biomedical research. Go to for more information.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an online directory of summer research programs throughout the nation. Visit to explore various opportunities for research in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  10. The Association of American Medical Colleges maintains a list of summer research opportunities that are particularly attractive to pre-medical undergraduates. Consult for more information.
  11. From the New England Resource Directory, compiled by the Biomedical Science Careers Program, The online directory can be found at
  12. From Fred Hutch, a fantastic search engine for undergraduate internship opportunities in the sciences. Go to
  13. From the American Psychological Association, here is a list of summer internship opportunities for students in psychology, broadly defined:
  14. The Society of Physics Students has a website that lists, among other things, summer research opportunities. Go to for more information.
  15. Cognitive Development Society is home to a listserv that features jobs in cognitive development at all levels, including summer research internships for undergraduate students. Go to
  16. Cientificolatino is a volunteer group that is aimed at promoting the involvement of Latinx and other underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines. They have put together a wonderful list of summer research programs, as well as other valuable resources. Check them out at

Please note that many of the research opportunities for the summer of 2020 have early deadlines. 

Additional Opportunities

January Deadlines

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is now accepting applications for the summer 2020 REU program in “Translational Ecology”! Please share this information with students who may be interested. Students conduct mentored research projects and have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology. To apply: deadline: January 24, 2020 Midnight. Dates: May 20 to August 7, 2020 (12 weeks). Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students are encouraged to apply. Stipend: $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus housing. Other support:  Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well. For more information about the Cary Institute, visit more information about the program, contact Kevin Burgio, REU program coordinator (

Applications are now open for the Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research program. The LGS-SOAR Program (May 26 – July 31), is a 10-week residential summer program where research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor and teams of postdocs, research technicians, librarians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR scholars receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development. The program is unique in that all scholars will be from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds in graduate education. If your applying scholar is financially sponsored by another funding mechanism or program please contact me so we can ensure all documentations are collected to ensure a smooth financial transition. The program is geared to introduce talented, potential Laney Graduate School Scholars to a vast skillset that includes: Communicating research to a variety of audiences; Problem solving; Interpreting results; Participating in novel research; Navigating difficult ethical situations; Network building; Presenting their work (Symposium Style Capstone Experience). Eligibility: Applicants must be on track to graduate between December 2020 and June 2023 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Application: A complete application will include items such as a transcript, statement of purpose, application form, letter of support and more. For more information, visit our website. Questions about applications?  We have a PDF document with instructions. Application deadline is January 29.

February Deadlines

Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences! At the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), 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 weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. Accepted students will receive on-campus housing and a stipend to cover food, travel, and other expenses. The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy. The program is 8 weeks, from June 22, 2020 to August 14, 2020, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well. Students should plan to be available for the entirety of the summer program in order to attend training sessions at the beginning of the program and final presentations at the end. In general, interns are expected to be in the lab full-time, 40 hours/week, from 9AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday. One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the higher education pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions. The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (award #1659585). Website (with application link): due date: February 1, 2020, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

University of Massachusetts Boston - Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology. Deadline is February 3, 2020. More information here.

The Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program  is a ten-week faculty-mentored residential summer research program for undergraduates in biotechnology and biotechnology-related fields. Through this program, a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work in laboratories across the Harvard campus. In addition to gaining research experience, they will cultivate skills for effective science communication and proposal writing, receive guidance on preparing for graduate school, and hear from faculty, post-doctoral scientists, and graduate students about their research and professional trajectories. The deadline to submit applications is MONDAY, February 3, 2020, 12PM, noon, EST.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, as well as eligibility criteria and the application process may be found at

Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. More information and the application can be found on our website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of our field trips on the R/V Daiber on the Delaware Bay. Application deadline is February 7, 2020.

The 2020 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program is now accepting applications from a diverse group of undergraduate students to join an immersive research experience. This 11-week paid residential internship (May 18 - July 31, 2020) is located at Harvard’s world-class ecological research hub in Petersham, Massachusetts. The program seeks to support students in conducting research and building their careers through Research, Education, and Community. Undergraduates from all U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply but must be U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens. The strict application deadline is Feb. 7, 2020Learn more.

RISE: Research in Interdisciplinary STEM Education is is a 9-week residential summer research experience for undergraduate students in biology, chemistry, education, microbiology, mathematics, or physics. Participants will join interdisciplinary teams mentored by science, math, and education faculty to investigate STEM learning across formal and informal environments with a particular focus on understanding issues related to inclusivity and diversity in STEM.  Application deadline:  February 7, 2020. Gear up for Research:  April 15 – May 15, 2020. Residential Program:  May 28 – July 31, 2020. Stipends:  $5750 and free on-campus housing. For more information contact Erika Offerdahl ( or visit

The Developing Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is currently seeking outstanding undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults. This internship provides hands on experience in all aspects of research, including recruiting and testing participants, coding and analyzing data, and presenting research findings, in a supportive (and fun!) environment. Interns will attend weekly lab meetings in which they will discuss ongoing projects and current literature in the field. Interns will work primarily in the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University’s Charles River campus, and may also work at our testing site at the Museum of Science, Boston. The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. In addition to activities within the lab, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns in the Child Development Labs. Weekly multi-lab workshops on applying to graduate school, developing your CV, and other topics, led by current graduate students and postdocs, will enrich the interns’ research experience. The internship is a full-time position (40hrs/week) and runs from June 1st- July 31st. The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions with a background in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend of $2000 may be available for exceptional applicants. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions. Previous research experience is not required; however, experience working with children and parents is preferred. Applicants should email by Sunday February 9th, 2020 11:59pm with the following materials: 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 Both the subject of the email and the document title should include the applicant's name. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at

Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab - Summer 2020 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 paid 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, the acquisition of math and spatial gender stereotypes in school-aged children, as well as how prosocial behavior in preschoolers relates to numerical understanding ( 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 underrepresented groups (racial or ethnic minorities, first-generation students, and/or military veterans) are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, students attending primarily undergraduate and liberal arts institutions with limited research opportunities will also be given preference in the application process. 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 weekly lab meetings where we discuss the theories behind our studies, our current projects, and relevant research findings from other labs, as well as a weekly professional development seminar where they will learn about applying to graduate school, life in academia, and how to craft a CV/resume. The 10-week summer internship will involve a commitment of approximately 35 hours per week from June 1st to August 7th, 2020 (start and end dates are flexible). Interns will be paid $12.75 / hour. To apply, please send your current CV, official or unofficial transcript, and a cover letter describing your interests and experiences to the lab ( with the subject line: BC ICCL Summer Internship Application, and then complete the online application here: The submission deadline is Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Nanotechnology. 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 a summer picnic, and explore Chicago. REU participants come from small and large schools, across the country.  They receive a $5,750 stipend, plus round-trip airfare, a meal plan, and dormitory housing. To be eligible for this program, you must be: a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 18 years or older, majoring in engineering or the sciences, have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree. The application deadline is February 10, 2020.  Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply visit: www.iin-reu-northwestern.submittable.comFor more information, contact Margaret Connolly

Brigham Young University Research Experience for Undergraduates: June 8th - August 14th, 2020. Supported by funds from the National Science Foundation, the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Come do your summer research at BYU, nestled along the mountains of Utah’s Wasatch front! Interact with students from all over and enjoy exciting excursions to our State and National Parks. Explore our active campus, hike the “Y”, and enjoy our diverse cultural college town. Choose a topic for your 10-week internship in optics, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, materials science, quantum information, numerical relativity, exoplanets, brown dwarfs, robotic telescopes, modeling complex systems, X-ray imaging and others. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Provo, Utah, free housing with other REU students close to campus, and a food stipend. Selected students may also receive funding 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 are interested in students from two-year colleges, liberal arts colleges and undergraduate institutions, as well as students from research universities. We especially encourage those under-represented in physics (women, ethnic minorities, etc.) to apply. Visit for a list of current research projects. For more information, please email us at or visit us at Apply online at: Applications must be received by February 10, 2020 to receive consideration.

The MDI Biological Laboratory’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program aims to engage students in scientific explorations in the Laboratory’s focus area, comparative regenerative biology, while providing them with opportunities to build skills important to successful careers in the biological sciences. For 10 weeks, each REU student will conduct independent research under the mentorship of a research scientist while having access to state-of-the-art research laboratories and core facilities and support staff. Open to US citizen undergraduates anywhere in the United States and U.S. Territories who do not have prior undergraduate degrees and are eligible for fellowships. Students from underserved populations are encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants should have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. Students must be aiming for careers in research. Students enrolled in non-research-intensive colleges, universities, and community colleges are highly encouraged to apply. All REU Fellows will carry out their research onsite at the MDI Biological Laboratory. All REU fellows participate in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and ethics training. REU Fellows receive some travel assistance, housing, meal plans, and stipends. View our brochure here! Application deadline is February 14, 2020.

Indiana University Bloomington - Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior. Research Experience for Undergraduates - Summer 2020. Deadline is February 15, 2020. More information at

Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Starting in late May or early June each year, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university dormitory housing. This program is intended for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. Any undergraduate may apply, but we are especially interested in attracting students with strong quantitative backgrounds. Many of our trainees are from colleges and universities that do not have extensive research programs, but all must be United States citizens or permanent residents, must be enrolled at a 4-year accredited institution, and must be in their sophomore or junior year at the time of application.  CNBC is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and we encourage applications from women, under-represented minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The application for the Summer 2020 program is now available. Download the 2020 Application in (Microsoft Word) or (Adobe Acrobat) format. Application Receipt Deadline: February 15, 2020. Application can be returned via email or regular mail (see addresses below). In addition to the application, the following items are required for evaluation: A brief (one page) essay about your interest and experience in neural computation. Official transcript from the institution you are attending. Two letters from professional references. You should contact your recommenders and ask them to mail or email a letter directly to us. SAT/ACT scores (do NOT have to be official; photocopies are acceptable). Documents should be mailed to: Computational Neuroscience Summer Program; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. Carnegie Mellon University. 4400 Fifth Avenue. Suite 115. Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2617

University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm has fellowship opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs during summer 2020.  The opportunities are open to applicants from any college or university. The program emphasizes ecology and evolutionary biology including a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollinator behavior and ecology, insect population ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Successful applicants will receive a $6325 stipend, additional money for food, and free housing.  Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts a novel research project.  The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings.  REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops. This is a wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science. The application deadline is February 15, 2020To apply:

NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program here at Kansas State University in PhysicsOur department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks next summer.  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; nanoparticle materials; materials and light scattering; biological physics; quantum and coherent control; neutrino oscillations; cosmology, atomic and molecular dynamics, using ultrafast lasers; and how students learn physics.  Participants 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. 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  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.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD is now accepting applications for our summer 2020 REU program in Global Change Ecology. Students conduct mentored research projects over 11 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into multiple aspects of global change ecology, including biodiversity loss, climate change, and invasive species. In addition to guided research projects, students will also participate in a rich assortment of training workshops, including R/statistics, science communication, and career development, but also enrichment activities and experiential field trips to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Housing is provided in our on-site dormitories complete with kitchens, and funds are available to help defray the costs of travel to and from the program. Applications available at Deadline for applications is February 15, 2020 Midnight EST. Dates of the program are May to August, 2020 (specific dates to be TBD). Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors are eligible to apply. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The stipend is $550 weekly stipend plus on-campus dorm housing available. Assistance is available for travel to and from the program.

Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2020 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. 2020 Program details: Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dates: May 18-July 17, 2020 (9 weeks). Students will receive a 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: Application instructions can be found at To be considered, all application materials should be received by February 17, 2020. Accepted students will be notified in early March. For more information, please see our website at or contact Dr. John Drake, program director, at

The Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research, the Department of Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted to our fifth Summer Program for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR). This program supports our commitment to training a diverse set of leaders in the field of psychology, neuroscience, learning sciences, and related disciplines. We encourage applications from students from underrepresented groups, including racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, veterans, and students with disabilities. Students admitted into the program will spend 8 weeks during the summer working in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $3,000 for the eight-week of the SPUR program and apartment-style housing will also be provided. Please forward this announcement to any student who might be interested. Applications are due by February 24, 2020. More information about the program and instructions to apply are provided here.

March Deadlines

University of Nebraska’s 2020 Summer Research Program. The online application makes it easy for students to apply. The priority deadline is February 1 and all applications must be completed by March 1, 2020. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Purdue University is happy to once again, host the Summer Research Opportunities Program on its campus June 1, 2020 through July 24, 2020.  This program helps to mentor URM undergraduates, as they develop their research skills, in preparation for a graduate school education.  Both STEM and non-STEM students are welcome to apply. Primarily, this program takes Junior & Senior Undergraduates, but occasionally Sophomores are also accepted. Students Graduating in this spring, and looking at Graduate Schools for the fall, are also more than welcome to apply. We will be accepting applications until March 1st, 2020.  The scan code to the SROP webpage is on the flyer, but also here, for ease of use. When students apply, they will need to upload a personal statement, research statement, and transcript along with the application.  They will not be required to have letters of recommendation at the time of application, but must enter two recommenders’ names, along with the email address and phone #.  After they apply, we will contact the recommender, asking them to fill out a brief survey about the student and upload a letter of recommendation (optional) at that time. Included with acceptance into Purdue University’s SROP is a roundtrip flight, university housing, and a generous stipend.  In addition to a 40 hour work week of research training, SROP provides professional development workshops, social activities, and the opportunity to develop a diverse cohort of colleagues and friends. The link directly to the application, can be found HERE.

The UNLV REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for the summer 2020. The goals of this program are to provide undergraduates with hypothesis-based projects that investigate one or more mechanisms of evolution, promote careers in science, reinforce the connection between genetics and evolution, and highlight the accomplishments of evolutionary scholars. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. June 1, 2020 – Aug 7, 2020; $5,750 stipend;Campus Housing; Professional development workshops. Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in biology, biochemistry, engineering, math, computer science and related disciplines. Participants must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students from underrepresented groups and from academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges, are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline: March 1, 2020

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) ( invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in our NSF-sponsored summer 2020 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 1st - August 7th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors / mentor teams and participate in a series of career and skill-building workshops and activities while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer programs. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests. The REU program is designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at LUMCON. This summer, mentors are interested in supporting interns to conduct research in a number of topic areas, including: biogeochemistry, habitat forming species, dissolved organic matter cycling, aquaculture and fish physiology, microbial ecology, behavioral ecology, invertebrate diversity and ecology, disturbance ecology, ecosystem ecology, wetland science, and oil spill impacts. More information on the program and details on potential mentors and projects can be found at Candidates must be available for the entire ten week period.  Successful applicants will receive a $500/week stipend; room and board at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA; funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON; and funds to support their research. The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in coastal and/or marine science, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated, and comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or laboratory research is a plus but not necessary. To be eligible you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will graduate in May or June, you are NOT eligible). Students from underrepresented groups in sciences, from small colleges, and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 1, 2020. Instructions for completing the application can be found at

The Yale University program in Organizational Behavior is seeking several summer research assistants (20-30 hours/week, for a stipend equivalent to ~$20 per hour) to work on research projects at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, CT (the Summer Internship at Yale). This internship would start in the summer of 2020 and last from around June 22nd to August 14th. This internship is designed to support individuals looking to strengthen their research skills before applying to a graduate school PhD program in organizational behavior, or a related behavioral science field (e.g., psychology, sociology). Therefore, a critical component of this summer research experience will be ongoing mentoring and guidance from faculty and graduate students. We highly encourage those from underrepresented and/or non-traditional educational backgrounds to apply. Research assistants will collaborate with faculty and graduate students on day-to-day research being conducted, which includes: programming surveys on Qualtrics, data collection in the lab, field, and online environments, analyzing and summarizing data, revising/editing manuscripts, assisting with literature reviews, IRB proposals, and presentations, and attending research meetings, seminars, and statistical methods workshops (in R). At the end of the 8-week internship, all interns will present their research progress at a mini-conference hosted by the School of Management. Applicants should have a central interest in the study of organizational behavior, social psychology, sociology, strategy, or a related discipline, and in particular, should have interest in the research conducted by one or more of the supervising faculty. Applicants should have some relevant research experience in social psychology, organizational behavior, sociology, strategy, or a related field of social science (through coursework or involvement in research labs). Applicants should have the ability to work on and manage multiple research projects. Applicants might have strong computer skills (e.g., knowledge of R, SPSS, Stata, Qualtrics, Excel, Powerpoint, and Photoshop) or an ability to learn these skills quickly. Skills in data visualization and data scraping are also highly valuable for this internship, though not a requirement. These skills will help interns navigate our training workshops in R. Applicants must live in residency in New Haven, CT for the duration of the internship. We will work with selected interns to secure housing. In order to apply, applicants should submit (1) a one-page resume, (2) one short essay (< 200 words) contextualizing their qualifications and personal career goals, and (3) a brief response (< 400 words) answering a question about specific research interests. The deadline for the application is March 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. All applications arriving before the deadline will be evaluated by program faculty. The application: Click Here.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is recruiting Counselors (typically undergraduate students) for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 6-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5-6 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Counselors must be available to work full days from May 21, 2020 through July 29, 2020. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. Undergraduate students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling. To apply or view more information, visit our website and complete the counselor application: We aim to fill the positions by March 1st, 2020.

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 17 to Jul 24, 2020. The application deadline is March 15, 2020, 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, 2020.

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 have the chance to meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. 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 during the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development. This internship will run from June 1st, 2020 – July 31st, 2020 and requires 30 hours of work per week.  We recommend applicants apply for outside funding, but will provide a stipend of $1500 to those who are not able to secure funding. For more information, please see our website Please submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 15th at 8:00 AM PSTIf you have any questions about the program or our lab, please refer to our website ( or contact us at

Research & Development: Pharmaceutical Development (PD) Summer Intern Development Program. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, our medicines have helped countless patients in their fight against serious diseases. By uniquely combining the reach and resources of a major pharmaceutical company with the can-do spirit and agility of an innovative biotechnology company, we have transformed into a new kind of enterprise – a next-generation BioPharma leader. Helping patients prevail in their fight against serious diseases is more than our goal. It is what energizes us to come to work every day and is the foundation of our business strategy. The division of Pharmaceutical Development works with colleagues throughout the entire development process from discovery, all the way to commercial launch, at which point they transition the product to the manufacturing division. Additionally, PD also manufactures, packages, labels and distributes all of the clinical supplies for each and every clinical study that our company runs in more than 50 countries. We are looking for candidates who are proven team players; appreciate the challenge of pursuing unique scientific discovery in an emerging field, and who demonstrate solid operational, interpersonal, project management and collaborative skills. We believe this starts with our summer intern program. Summer interns will work with a mentor for ~10 weeks on a guided research project within a PD Project Team. The program is organized to ensure that interns gain valuable industry and functional experience, work on challenging assignments, learn about BMS and meet company representatives. The program will feature: An orientation, including an overview of company structure, products and brands; an introduction to the R&D and PD organizations; exposure to senior management and business leaders; a mentor program; formal review and feedback sessions. Program Dates: Wednesday May 27, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020. Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited university program seeking an undergraduate degree (e.g., B.A., B.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, biology, bio-medical engineering, etc.) continuing their education for the following semester (e.g., Fall 2019). Must have good oral/written communication skills and be able to work in a team environment. Location: Central New Jersey – New Brunswick. How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply on-line at and following the links to Internship opportunities and “Product Development (PD) Summer Intern Development Program (2020)”. Applications are currently being accepted and may be selected on a rolling basis. Please apply no later than March 15, 2020. Those selected will be notified by mid-April 2020.

The Mind and Development Lab at Yale University, 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 information about our current research, please see our lab website and Dr. Paul Bloom's Google Scholar page. 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.  Please note that we are a developmental lab and primarily work with children ages 4-10. The internship takes place at our on-site location in New Haven, Connecticut and runs full-time (40 hours per week) from June 1st to August 7th, 2020. It is highly encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications. Alternatively, there may be some funding available through the lab if funding cannot be achieved through one's own university. Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, those graduating in 2020, and recent college graduates. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in experimental psychology or cognitive science. How do I apply? Fill out the online application. Send us a copy of your resume or CV to Request one academic letter of recommendation to be sent to For any questions regarding this application, please email the lab manager, Alexa Sacchi, at All application materials are due March 20, 2020 by midnight EST

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Interdisciplinary Research experiences for Undergraduates in the Plant Sciences: from Genomes to Phenomes to Landscapes, South Dakota State University, May 26 to July 31, 2020. This NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site award at South Dakota State University invites ten undergraduate students to participate in a unique research program that will broaden your perspective in state-of-the-art technologies, will provide you with an interdisciplinary research experience, and will introduce you to research and challenges in the modern plant sciences. For ten weeks during the summers of 2020-2022, you will work on innovative research projects with experienced faculty mentors from the Biology and Microbiology Department, the Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department, and the Natural Resource Management Department, and will be integrated into a multidisciplinary research environment. During the 10-week program, you will become actively involved in a wide range of research topics ranging from crop breeding, functional plant genomics and phenomics, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, plant biotic interactions (beneficial and pathogenic), soil science, and plant ecology. A genomics jamboree will engage you and your mentors in next generation sequencing, genome assembly, gene annotation, and bioinformatics, and will allow you to work actively in teams. In addition to pursuing your independent research projects, you will participate in a boot camp that will provide you with the essential background to develop and design the experiments for your internship project, and in workshops and discussions about the ethical conduct of research, successful graduate program applications, and entrepreneurial and industry career opportunities after graduation. Students from schools with limited research opportunities (e.g. community colleges, smaller baccalaureate colleges) or from under-represented groups (African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Latinos) are particularly encouraged to apply. Participant Support: Stipend of $600 per week ($6,000 for a total of ten weeks), up to $650 in reimbursement for travel expenses, $100 per week food allowance, and free housing on campus. Applicant Requirements: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; declared major in biology, environmental sciences, plant sciences, or other related fields; freshman year completed by May 31, 2020; interest in research in a multidisciplinary environment. To Apply: Please contact Dr. Heike Bucking ( for interest and application. Required documentation for completion will include: Filled application form with five preferred research topics, short cover letter (1 page maximum) that describes your interest in this opportunity and your future career goals, official transcripts, two reference letters. Submission of the application: (the application page will become available soon). Application Deadline: April 5, 2020


Programs for which a deadline Is NOT Specified

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance. Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers. More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at: