Research and internship opportunities for Undergraduate Students:
- Minority Award Program – Internship at the Smithsonian Institution. The program seeks to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution and in the museum field. It provides students with opportunities for research or museum-related internship projects. The award includes a stipend of $600 per week, with possible travel allowance. For further information visit http://www.smithsonianofi.com/minority-internship-program/. Application deadline is February 1 (For Summer and Fall) or October 1 (For Spring).
- University of Georgia · NSF- Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine. The REU program will provide an interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of micro-/nano-technology and biomedicine to undergraduate students from other institutions. The REU Award includes $5,000 stipend, travel allowance, and accommodation. For further information visit http://reu.engr.uga.edu/. Application deadline is typically in March. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and faculty recommendations.
- U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program. For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/. Application typically closes in December.
- Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to focus on public health issues related to the environment. The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows. For further information contact Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov. Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html. Applications typically due in January.
- The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offers a Summer Research Program for College Juniors. College juniors that have completed three years of study by the start of the program and are interested in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics are encouraged to apply. Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 as well as on-campus housing. Contact Fatema Dalal (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information. Website: http://engineering.nyu.edu/summer_research. The deadline to apply is typically due in February.
- NASA Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) Scholarship Program: NASA’s Office of Education is accepting applications for the Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, scholarship program. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending a Minority Serving Institutions, MSI. The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. More information on the NASA Scholarship Programs can be found at: https://intern.nasa.gov/, click on: Scholarships. Applications are typically due in March.
Research and internship opportunities for Graduate and Undergraduate Students:
- Clinical Engineering Internship opportunities are available at the University of Connecticut. Students accepted into this program earn a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. The two-year Clinical Engineering Internship program offers an in-depth, rigorous, clinical experience that matches the engineering expertise gained in the classroom. The internship includes a stipend for each academic year and a full tuition scholarship. For more information, visit http://www.bme.uconn.edu/academics/graduate-program/graduate-internships
- The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) has a list of opportunities for students who may be considering undergraduate summer research and/or applying to graduate school.
For Undergraduates: Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Placements in over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other summer research opportunities (http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx)
For Financial Support in Graduate School: Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines (http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx)
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: http://intern.nasa.gov
For opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx
IBP’s mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. IBP designs and implements strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching underserved communities and diverse underrepresented groups.