Summer Research Opportunities

Below are summer research opportunities for undergraduate students at different places and in different fields - take a peek!

Additional listings may be available under the "Summer Research" link at 

Opportunities at SDSU


Program director Vadim Ponomarenko oversees an eight-week summer program, supported by the National Science Foundation, which aims to give its participants a clear understanding of the world of mathematics, primarily through firsthand experience. Participants are grouped into research teams, led by a graduate student and the project directors. Teams engage in original research, of significant interest and potential impact. Participants receive a stipend ($4000 for undergraduates), and additional funds toward room and partial board. Learn more at their website.


Paid 2018 summer internship for SDSU undergraduate students in Alaska.  Must be an SDSU student through Spring 2019, and must love the outdoors.  Desirable: previous field research experience.  Send your CV and a 1-page motivation letter to:

Opportunities outside SDSU

The Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Systems Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at the University of Alabama in Huntsville provides an opportunity for students to observe and study Earth surface and atmospheric processes using cutting edge remote sensing. Students are actively involved in developing and working on research projects with leading faculty and scientists from UAH, NASA, the National Weather Service, and Baron Services.

Full details and application can be found at NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates at UAH

For more information about the Cary Institute, visit

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, REU program coordinator ([email protected])

 Summer Internships in the Humanities 

Deadline March 29

Folklife Internship

Deadline April 1

Smithsonian American Women's History initiative 

Deadline April 8

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) are departments within the Carnegie Institution for Science at Broad Branch Road,  a non-profit scientific research organization located on a beautiful park-like campus.  Our science covers a broad area of research in the fields of Earth and space science, from astrophysics to mantle dynamics, from earthquakes to cosmochemistry, from astrobiology to material science.

We invite applications from high school seniors through university undergraduates to participate as interns during the summer.  Interns will be paid a stipend of $1000 per month up to a maximum of two months.  Internships correspond with the academic calendar, and cover the summer period from the end of May 2019 through July 2019.  The positions offer flexible work hours and duration, but with a target of a minimum of a 2 month internship.

If you are looking for a scientific project or challenge, then apply for a Carnegie Broad Branch Road volunteer internship  by submitting a cover letter specifying your interests, along with one letter of reference.  Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019. 


The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy.

As one of the largest facilities in the world devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research, NERSC is a world leader in accelerating scientific discovery through computation. NERSC is a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in Berkeley, Calif. It is also one of three divisions in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences area, housed in the Shyh Wang Hall computational research and theory facility. The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), another national user facility, and the Computational Research Division (CRD) are the other two.

NERSC hosts a number of internships every summer. Applicants must be students, actively enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. These are paid internships, but we are unable to provide additional support for travel or housing. Desired technical qualifications are specified with each project description. 

Elections Program Internship -

Democracy Fund is seeking a highly motivated candidate to support the Elections Program for the Summer 2019 term.

The Elections Program focuses on the administration of elections, modern registration, and trust in elections by supporting unbiased research, bipartisan dialogue, and unconventional solutions that will ensure the views and votes of the American public come first in our democracy. We are looking for candidates with an interest in either election administration, registration modernization, or trust in elections. A successful candidate believes the election system must provide the public with confidence that their voices can be heard and that they have the ability to hold their leaders accountable for their actions.


The UNLV REU Site: Mechanisms in Evolution is accepting applications for summer 2019.

This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  

Participants receive a $5,750 stipend, travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  

The program dates are May 28 to Aug 2, 2019.

Please direct your students to the list of mentors and the on-line application - ences/moereu.

All applicants to REU biology programs must now register with the NSF at Applicants will be asked to create a user account and will receive a unique nine digit REU ID via email. The REU ID is required for an application to UNLV Mechanisms of Evolution program.

A complete application includes a one-page career essay, transcripts, and one letter of recommendation.

Interested students may contact [email protected] for additional information.

Kurt Regner, Ph.D.

Eduardo Robleto, Ph.D.



National Science Foundation - search for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU's)

U.S. Department of Energy - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - application due May 30, 2018

Council of Undergraduate Research - postings for Student Research Opportunities