Undergraduate Internships in New York City

Albert Einstein College of Medicine School of Yeshiva University

Location: Bronx, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical Science, Research

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 3 - 25

What’s Needed:

  • Outstanding undergraduate students considering the SURP program must meet the following criteria:

  • A strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.).

  • Completion of junior year in college. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science and/or research backgrounds may be considered.

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Free housing in the student residence complex on the Einstein campus

  • $3,000 stipend

  • Up to $500 in transportation assistance (for students who live outside the New York City metropolitan area only; international travel cannot be reimbursed)


Brookhaven National Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Location: Washington, DC

Area of Study: STEM

Approximate Deadline: January 10

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed: 

  • Full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution

  • Freshmen are not eligible

  • Applicants who have completed or will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship, may apply as a "Recent Graduate."

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins

  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident at the time of applying

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent at the time of applying.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • For all non-local students, dormitory-style single-room (air-conditioned) housing is made available.

  • Stipend: $500 per week during the internship period (10 weeks).


Brooklyn (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center Summer Research Program

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical Science, Research (PhD)

What’s Needed: 

  • The Downstate Summer Research Program is offered to full-time students enrolled in appropriate programs at their home institutions.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Admission is competitive; only students in good academic standing will be considered.

  • Stipend: $3,000 will be provided to accepted applicants who are both competitive and accepted by funded faculty sponsors.


Brooklyn College

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Area of Study: Neuroscience

Approximate Dates: late January through mid-May

What’s Needed: 

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident

  • Enrolled as a full- or part-time student at a public college or university in the New York metropolitan area (including SUNY programs and institutions in New Jersey), leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree.

  • Completed the following courses: Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, Neuropsychology, Neurobiology, or Physiological Psychology; and Experimental Psychology or Research Methods (or an equivalent) (Note: We do not expect applicants who are currently enrolled in a community college to meet all of the course requirements above. However, Introductory Psychology should be completed.); have at least sophomore standing (i.e., completed 24 college credits).

  • GPA of 3.30 or higher

  • At least one semester of undergraduate school remaining before graduation after the current semester (eligible applicants should not be a graduating senior).

  • Able to arrange a class schedule so that only a maximum of two courses from his or her home institution are taken concurrently with the REU program. (Special exceptions can be made under extraordinary circumstances. Contact us if this is a concern.)

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Stipend of $3,100 to support their hours of lab research and to cover travel, project materials, general academic supplies, and books. The stipend is not intended to cover housing.


City of New York Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Health Research Training Program (HRTP)

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Public health research, community outreach and education

Approximate Deadline: February 15

Approximate Dates: June – August

What’s Needed:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a matriculated undergraduate, graduate or professional student in a degree program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

  • Recent graduates are ineligible.

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA above 3.0).

  • Residency in NYC is required for the fall and winter/spring sessions. There are no residency restrictions for the summer session.


Watson School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical Science

Approximate Deadline: January 15

 Approximate Dates: June 10 – August 10

What’s Needed:

  • Students of any nationality are eligible for the program.

  • Students should have a strong academic background in a science. Although the Program emphasizes the biological sciences, students with engineering, chemistry, computer science, math, or physics backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

  • Students must be returning to an undergraduate degree program following their URP summer research experience; current sophomores and juniors, or the equivalent, are eligible. Only in exceptional cases will first-year undergraduate students, with prior independent research experience, be considered.

  • Previous laboratory research experience will help your application but is not required.

  • If your academic semester conflicts with the dates of the URP program, you are still eligible to apply. If you are accepted into the Program, we will discuss how your academic schedule can be accommodated.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Stipend: $5500

  • All room & board expenses will be covered.

  • Travel costs are not reimbursed.


Columbia University, College of Physician and Surgeons

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Public Health

Approximate Deadline: January 31

Approximate Dates: May - July

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or U.S. National

  • Students who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program: Rising juniors and seniors

  • Recent college graduates (after April 2018) who have not been accepted into a graduate program

  • Students with an Associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a four-year institution

  • GPA of 2.7 or higher

  • African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Stipend: A stipend for participation is provided to all program scholars.

  • Travel: Each scholar is provided financial support for round-trip travel.

  • Housing: Housing is provided to all students on the Columbia University Morningside Campus.


Columbia University Amgen Scholar’s Program

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Biology, Research

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Stipend: $5000, $500 in flex and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University.


Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Program for Undergraduates

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Research, Earth and Ocean Sciences

What’s Needed:

  • Two previous Earth- or ocean-science courses are desirable if they are available to the student.

  • All students are required to have at least one year of calculus.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Stipend of $5000, free housing in an air-conditioned Columbia dormitory.


Columbia University

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical Science Research

What’s Needed:

  • US citizen/permanent resident

  • Undergraduate student.

  • Preference will be given to students who are rising juniors or seniors

  • GPA of 3.2 or above

  • Underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander) and/or students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (such as first generation college attendee or low income)

  • Interested in pursuing graduate education in a biomedical field (MD, MD/PhD, or PhD)

  • Stipend: $4,000


Cornell University, Department of Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology

Location: Ithaca, NY

Area of Study: Microbial Friends & Foes

Approximate Deadline: January - February

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Members of minorities underrepresented in science, first generation college students and undergraduates from small colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals or permanent residents, and at least 18 years old.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation: 

  • Stipend: $5750,

  • Travel subsidy, meal allowance, and on-campus housing.

  • All these activities are sponsored by the NSF grant DBI-1852141, pending final approval


Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering “Gateways to Laboratory Program

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical Science Research. Future MD-PhD

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • GPA of 3.0

  • Completion of a college level calculus class is strongly encouraged.

  • Strong and readily apparent communicable desire to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,300

  • Reimbursed for their travel expenses


Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students at Cornell University

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Medicine

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 17 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • junior year of college

  • declared premed students who have completed two semesters of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and one semester of physics. Preference is given to students with a grade point average of B or above

  • demonstrated commitment to working on issues with underserved populations within the USA

  • from one or more of the following groups that are underrepresented in medicine: Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; Individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds; Individuals with disabilities (those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities)

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $140.00 a week cost-of-living allowance

  • Housed rent-free in the dormitory for medical students

  • Required to pay for their meals and other living expenses.

  • Travel expenses are paid for students that live some distance from New York.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Biomedicine, Science and Clinical Research

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: 10-week program that begins in June of every year.

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduate student currently in your sophomore or junior year,

  • GPA of 3.7 or higher.

  • A minimum of six months’ experience in research.

  • Alternatively, if you have a GPA of less than 3.5-3.7, we may still consider your application if you have more extensive research experience. You should have a passion for research and a desire to pursue it professionally, possibly through graduate education in biomedical sciences, in a PhD or MD/PhD program. You must also be enrolled in an institution located within the United States for program eligibility

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Free housing

  • Stipend: $5,000


New York University, Center for Neural Science

Location: New York, NY

Area of Study: Neuroscience

Approximate Deadline: March 15

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • The SURP application includes the online application form and the submission of supplementary materials including a personal statement, your curriculum vitae, an electronic copy of your official transcript, and 2 letters of reference as per the instructions in the online application form.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • The NSF-REU site grant provides housing

  • Living expenses for the summer, a meal plan and reimbursement for travel to non-NYU students that are accepted into the SURP.


State University of New York at Albany

Location: Albany, NY

Approximate Dates: Eight weeks (June – July)

What’s Needed:

  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Must have completed the sophomore year by June of current academic year

  • Must have a 2.7 GPA or higher

  • Should have a genuine interest in research, and learning leading towards a Ph.D.

  • We follow NSF criteria student must be from: an African American, Latino, Native

  • American, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian Native, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or

  • Micronesian), or economically disadvantage

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,000

  • Room and board

  • Access to UAlbany facilities

  • Certificate of completion


State University of New York at New Paltz

Location: New Paltz, NY

Area of Study: Water in NYC


State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Office of Minority Affairs

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical or Public Health

Approximate Deadline: March 1

Approximate Dates: Eight weeks in duration (May-July)

What’s Needed:

  • Pre-requisites: Two years of science completed by the beginning of the summer program.

  • Undergraduate sophomore or junior

  • US citizen/permanent resident

  • Competitive undergraduate GPA

  • Letter of recommendation from science professor

  • Demonstrated interest in biomedical or

  • Public health research

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,000

  • Housing is not provided.


State University of New York Upstate Medical University, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Location: Syracuse, NY

Area of Study: Biomedical Research

Approximate Deadline: February 4

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduate students in good academic standing

  • Junior or senior year during the summer of 2019.

  • Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing post undergraduate studies in fields offered at SUNY Upstate or SUNY ESFExternal Icon.

  • The main criteria for the selection of fellows will be personal scholarship, academic excellence, and the match of applicant interests with those of participating Upstate and ESF faculty members. International students who currently have a J-1 or F-1 visa, and who are already attending school in the United States, are eligible to apply.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,500 plus housing.


University of Rochester Medical Center, The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity

Location: Rochester, NY

Area of Study: PhD degree in the Biological or Biomedical Sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduates from US local and national colleges and universities.

  • Undergraduates that are US citizens, permanent resident aliens or students with current F1 Visas from their host institutions in the United States.

  • Matriculated college sophomores or juniors with strong academic backgrounds

  • GPA of at least 3.00

 Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $450 per week.

  • Housing will be provided in the University dorms for 10 weeks (if needed) at no charge.

  • Parking is available for a small fee for those students interested in commuting or having a car on the premises.

  • Luncheons, select group trips to area attractions and various social activities will be provided at no charge to summer trainees.

  • Travel reimbursement may be available to students who qualify.


Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health

Location: Albany, NY

Area of Study: Independent Research

Approximate Deadline: February 21

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduates majoring in a basic natural science (biology, chemistry, computational modeling, engineering, genetics, mathematics) who will not have received their Bachelor's degree by the end of summer 2019

  • Interest in attending graduate school with the goal of pursuing a career in science.

  • Applications are encouraged from students attending colleges with limited research opportunities and from students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, such as women, ethnic minorities, veterans, the physically challenged, and/or those who are the first in their family to attend college.

  • U.S. citizen/ permanent resident

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $5,750

  • Housing and a meal allowance and paid travel to Albany.


Undergraduate Internships Outside of NYC

Baylor College of Medicine

Location: Houston, TX

Area of Study: Biomedical research

Approximate Deadline: January 10

Approximate Dates: May 28 - July 26

What’s Needed:

  • Short personal statement

  • Research experience statement

  • Career objectives statement

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • 2 letters of recommendation

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Nine paid weeks of biomedically related research in a broad range of areas

  • Research and professional development seminars designed for undergraduates

  • Free SMART GRE prep workshops

  • Career development activities

  • Designated housing near Baylor College of Medicine


University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Location: Houston, TX

Area of Study: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 20 - July 26

What’s Needed:

  • US citizens or permanent residents

  • College sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors

  • GPAs of 3.3 and above will be considered

  • Students from groups underrepresented in science (including African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, disabled or disadvantaged individuals) are encouraged to apply.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • $4,500 stipend

  • Nearby housing is available


University of Texas Medical Branch

Location: Galveston, TX

Area of Study: Neuroscience

Approximate Deadline: February 18

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • College student & US citizens/ permanent residents

  • Interest in graduate studies in the biomedical sciences

  • Unofficial transcript from your undergraduate institution(s)

  • interest in research training

  • 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members.

  • Applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged and welcome

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • $4,000 including fringe benefits for the 10-week period.

  • Funding includes a stipend, and we help arrange and supplement your housing costs.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Location: Lubbock, TX

Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 15

Approximate Dates: May 29 - August 3

What’s Needed:

  • College transcript (Unofficial transcripts accepted)

  • 1 letter of recommendation

  • Essay (motivation for participating in the ABRI program)

  • Undergraduate who has interest in performing scientific research and attending graduate school

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend $3800


UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX

Area of Study: Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research

Approximate Deadline: February 9

Approximate Dates: June 3–August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduate student in science degree program

  • Completed sophomore year

  • U.S. citizens or possess an F1 visa

  • College grades

  • Relevant experience

  • Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant’s potential for advanced training and success in biological research

  • Career goals include pursuing Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree-

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend $4000

  • If a fellow requires housing, then the costs will be covered by SURF; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses.


University of California, San Diego

Location: La Jolla, CA

Area of Study: Physician-Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.).

Approximate Deadline: February 4

Approximate Dates: June 24- August 16

What’s Needed:

  • Completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university (including baccalaureate schools of nursing)

  • Attending community or junior colleges provided they are enrolled in at least three courses per academic term and have completed at least six courses.

  • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis, Individuals with disabilities, Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (defined on website)

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $1600/month includes room (not board)

  • $500 Travel allowance for transportation to and from San Diego


University of California, San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 28 - July 31

What’s Needed:

  • Currently-enrolled undergraduate student

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident

  • Have a desire to pursue a PhD in one of the disciplines offered by the UCSF Graduate Division in life/health sciences

  • Completed at least four semesters or six quarters of undergraduate study prior to the beginning of the Summer Program.

  • Be able to participate for the entirety of the program. Application and personal statement

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Copy of college transcript(s)

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,000

  • Up to a $500 allowance for travel to and from San Francisco (*travel arrangements are booked by the program)

  • Housing in San Francisco (double-occupancy)

  • Health insurance coverage

  • Public transportation pass


Stanford University School of Medicine

Location: Stanford, CA

Area of Study: This program is intended for students pursuing PhD programs

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 22 – August 24

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. citizen/permanent residents

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and

  • Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall after SSRP to continue undergraduate studies).

  • Students who, by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, disability, background, work and life experiences, and/or skills and interests would bring diversity (broadly defined) to graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences.

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and

  • An interest in pursuing a PhD (or, in exceptional cases, those interested in the MD/PhD will also be considered)

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Summer housing, meals, and travel to and from Stanford

  • Stipend: $3,600 Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars


City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute

Location: Duarte, CA

Area of Study: Biomedical Research

Approximate Deadline: January 11 - March 8

What’s Needed:

  • Students must be at least 16 years old.

  • Students must be US citizens, or permanent residents.

  • Students should have completed high school courses in chemistry and biology.

  • In addition to standard information such as name and contact information, the application has questions regarding your career goals, relevant coursework and any relevant previous experience you may have (previous experience is not a prerequisite).

  • You are also asked to submit a brief statement describing why you wish to do research, and the area of your research interest.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Most summer students receive a stipend of $4,000 for completing the 10-week program.Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy


Keck Graduate Institute

Location: Claremont, CA

Area of Study: Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Approximate Deadline: March 1

Approximate Dates: June 17 – August 9

What’s Needed:

  • The SURE program is appropriate for motivated undergraduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, or related disciplines. One of the program goals is to promote the success of women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • $500 scholarship


Boston University School of Medicine

Location: Boston, MA

Area of Study: MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 1

What’s Needed:

  • Racial/Ethnic Minorities (African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and U.S. Pacific Islanders), which have a longstanding history of underrepresentation and continuing efforts.

  • Students with disabilities (defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities), and

  • Students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident

  • Rising junior or rising senior at the start of Summer 2019 and currently enrolled in a degree program, part-time or full-time, leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Have an interest in biological research

  • Have some prior research experience

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,800

  • Round trip travel to Boston for out-of-state students

  • University housing (apartment style dorms)Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS)


Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Location: Boston, MA

Area of Study: Nephrology

Approximate Deadline: January 31

Approximate Dates: June 1- August 1

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduate student

  • US citizen/permanent resident

  • Must agree to complete full 8 weeks - GPA 3.4 or higher

  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree seeking program

  • Research experience preferred, but not required

  • Each finalist will have a brief phone interview.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend $1000

  • Campus styled housing will be provided near the Longwood Medical in Boston area for the benefit of the students at no cost to the students.


Tufts University

Location: Boston, MA

Area of Study: Pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies

Approximate Deadline: February 15

What’s Needed:

  • Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of college

  • US citizen/permanent residents

  • Students who will graduate before the summer program starts are not eligible for BDBS, but might wish to consider our PREP program.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,000

  • Travel expenses within the US

  • On-campus housing


Massachusetts General Hospital Multicultural Affairs Office

Location: Boston, MA

Area of Study: Pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies

Approximate Deadline: January 25

Approximate Dates: June 10 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • Member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine

  • Undergraduate junior or senior, rising 1st year medical student, or 1st year medical student, graduate school student, or post-baccalaureate student (note: freshman and sophomores not eligible)

  • Attended/attending a college or medical school in the US and Puerto Rico

  • US citizen/permanent resident

  • Proof of health insurance required

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Housing near Harvard Medical School ($4,000 value)

  • Stipend: $5,000

  • Travel grants based on demonstrated need (FAFSA required)

  • Meals provided at all didactic sessionsSummer Research Trainee Program


Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Location: Cambridge, MA

Area of Study: disease, science, and technology

Approximate Deadline: December 13

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Students who have completed their sophomore year in college or university but not have graduated from a Master's degree program prior to the start of the scholars program, are welcome to apply. Ph.D. and M.D. students are not eligible for this program.

  • Attend a university in a U.S. state or territory

  • Eligible to work in the United States.

  • Strong desire to pursue graduate-level education in biological sciences, chemistry or computational sciences

  • G.P.A of 3.3 out of a 4.0 scale.

  • The program is a paid, full-time, research opportunity.

  • Housing and Travel: In addition to our competitive pay rate, financial support for housing, travel, and local transit systems will be provided based on the Company's non-discriminatory assessment of the applicant's need. Please complete the financial assistance portion of the application to be considered. All scholars have the opportunity to reside in local university residences within the heart of the city, where access to transit systems is readily available.

  • Health Insurance: The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law requires all adult residents (permanent and temporary), age 18 and older, to have health insurance. In Cambridge, health insurance will be provided to those who will not have continuous coverage during the summer.


University of Massachusetts Medical School

Location: Worcester, MA

Area of Study: disease, science, and technology

Approximate Deadline: March 15, 2019

Approximate Dates: May 26 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • At least 18 years old

  • Matriculating

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident

  • GPA/must be in good academic standing

  • Participants cannot be receiving funding from any other sources during the program

  • Participants MUST have proof of health insurance coverage prior to acceptance to the program.

  • To be eligible for NIH funding at least ONE of the following requirements must apply: Member of a racial or ethnic group under-represented in biomedical research (African American, Native American [Hawaiian and Alaskan] and Hispanic/Latino); Family meets criteria for disadvantaged (economic or educational) status; Presently receive accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; Participants who do not meet any of the criteria above, please select SURE funding

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend:$4000

  • Travel and housing is paid for and arranged by the program

  • Transportation is provided week days to and from the campus

  • Participants prepare and present a professional research poster Summer Undergraduate Research Program


Case Western Reserve University

Location: Cleveland, OH

Area of Study: Pharmacology

Approximate Deadline: Jan. 31

Approximate Dates: May 28 - Aug. 2

What’s Needed:

  • Strong academic records

  • Completed at least one laboratory course prior to application

  • Previous experience performing independent laboratory research is not required

  • Students entering their junior or senior year are given preference.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,000

  • Lodging and food allowance will also be provided

  • Please note that our program has limited financial resources for supporting students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Area of Study: Biomedical Research

Approximate Deadline: February 1

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduate students (attending any college or university)

  • U.S. Citizen/permanent residents

  • Enrolled full or part time in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate's degree.

  • While Sophomores and Juniors are typically preferred, Freshmen and Seniors are also eligible. Sophomores and Juniors who are majoring in the sciences (e.g.: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, etc.) are preferred for summer fellowships in the College of Medicine.

  • Previous research experience is beneficial because it makes you more competitive for a spot in a lab and it helps us know where to place you.

  • In order to be competitive, students should have completed a year each in Biology and Chemistry. Completion of upper level science courses (e.g., Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology) is very helpful.- GE, NEURO and ASPET SURF

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,000 (or $400 per week)

  • MSTP SURF Stipend: $4000

  • CCHMC SURF Stipend: $350 per week

  • Apartments close to campus in the Clifton neighborhood usually run about $300-400/month for a one bedroom.

  • Students who are residents of the Cincinnati area are not required to stay in the dorms.


Children’s Hospital Research Foundation of Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Area of Study: Biomedical Research

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: . May (9-10 weeks)

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduate freshman, sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2019

  • GPA of 3.0 or better

  • US citizen/permanent residents

  • Interest in a career in biomedical research or medicine.

  • Criteria for selection include academic record, answers to essay questions and interest in obtaining research experience.

  • Applicants are encouraged to specify their areas of research interest and/or specific mentors they wish to work with. This will allow us to facilitate the match of students with appropriate mentors.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Students will be paid an hourly rate of $10.10 which will be approximately $4000 for the summer.

  • Students will receive their salary deposits on a biweekly schedule.

  • The cost of UC housing will be approximately $1750 for the program.

  • Interns who wish to arrange their own living accommodations can often find one-bedroom apartments close to campus for about $300 to $400 per month.


What’s Needed:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)

  • US citizen/permanent resident

  • Enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory

  • Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education by the time of the summer experience

  • Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the summer research experience

  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: between $3000-$6000 (depending on which location)


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Location: Evanston, IL

Area of Study: Biomedical Science

What’s Needed:

  • Students must be classified by the following fall semester as college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior students.

  • Pursuing a major in the sciences

  • Transcripts should demonstrate a record of academic achievement (GPA 3.2 or higher)

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident

  • Members of underserved populations (African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,500

  • Housing is provided on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University for students who do not live in the Chicago area


University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident

  • Enrolled in an accredited, four-year college for the fall semester after the program ends.

  • We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges.- Competitive stipend, which is paid in installments at the end of each month.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • On-campus housing in the dormitories is provided at no cost to the intern.

  • The program will pay reasonable round-trip transportation costs for travel to and from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Daily commuting expenses cannot be reimbursed


Drexel University College of Medicine

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 11

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Interest in pursuing biomedical research (i.e., PhD or MD/PhD) in graduate school and must be in good standing at their respective undergraduate institutions.

  • Sophomores and juniors (as of spring 2019) are given priority, although freshmen may apply.

  • Seniors expected to graduate in 2019 are not eligible.

  • Selection will be based on the student's academic undergraduate record, research experience, letters of recommendation, and statements of research interests and career goals.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,000 based on 40 hours' work per week in an assigned laboratory

  • Housing: Only students who reside within reasonable commuting distance to Philadelphia will be considered


Thomas Jefferson University

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Area of Study: Biochemistry & Molecular, Pharmacology, Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology, Immunology & Microbial, Pathogenesis, Neuroscience, Tissue Engineering

Approximate Deadline: January 15, 2019

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. Citizen/permanent Resident

  • Submitted Application

  • $25.00 Application Fee

  • Transcripts from any college or university attended

  • 2 Letters of recommendation

  • Essay Questions

  • Resume/CV

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,500

  • An allowance for campus housingSummer Undergraduate Research Program


Penn State University, College of Medicine

Location: Hershey, PA

Area of Study: Biological Sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 8

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • Selections will be based on scholarship

  • The personal reference letter and an evaluation of the student's interests.

  • Please be sure to include your personal statement indicating your motivation for a research career and/or your interest in research.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,000 (prior to taxes and rent) for the summer.

  • Interns invited to participate in the program may elect to live on campus in our housing facilities. The charge for the first month is covered by the program with the remaining charges paid by the intern ($575/month).Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program


Mayo Clinic

Location: Rochester, MN

Area of Study: Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D/ Biomedical Science

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • Completed two or three years at a U.S. college or university at the time the SURF program begins

  • GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)

  • Seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

  • International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $6,000 for 10 weeks.

  • Students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals.


University of Minnesota

Location: Twin Cities, MN

Area of Study: Various Subject Areas

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 30 - August 10

What’s Needed:

  • Citizen/permanent resident of the US or its possessions.

  • Currently attending an accredited 2- or 4-year institution on a full-time basis.

  • Interested in the life sciences.

  • You must be able to commit full time to our program.

  • All students are required to attend every day of the program and to work for a full day.

  • You will not be allowed to take time off during the work week for family vacations, college visits, classes, a part-time job, or other appointments.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend $4000

  • Housing (room and meal plan in on-campus residence hall for most participants)

  • Travel (round trip airfare only) included in compensation package for a total compensation package of $8,600Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP)


Wayne State University School of Medicine

Location: Detroit, MI

Area of Study: Molecular Medicine and Genetics

Approximate Deadline: March 31

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • The student research should be a project designed for you to learn and participate in the approach to medical research, including formulating an hypothesis, experimental design and executing the work (as well as analyzing the results) within the 9 week fellowship window.

  • That the sponsoring mentor must have an official appointment with Wayne State University (e.g. full-time or adjunct faculty appointment).

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,000 for 9 weeks of research during the summer. Summer Research Programs


University of Michigan

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Area of Study: Social Justice focused summer fellowship program

Approximate Deadline: January 14th

Approximate Dates: June 1 - August 3

What’s Needed:

  • All applicants must be current undergraduate students at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint, or Henry Ford Community College students.

  • Students graduating in Winter 2019 are not eligible.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $2,500-3,500 (depending on financial need + housing in midtown, Detroit).


Medical College of Wisconsin

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Area of Study: intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 29 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • All students enrolled in a U.S.-based, regionally accredited college/university are encouraged to apply.

  • Preference is typically given to current sophomores and juniors

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher that have an interest in research-based graduate studies.

  • Those chosen to participate in SPUR must be 18 years or older by the program start date.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Applicants selected to participate in SPUR receive a stipend and are provided housing on an as-needed basis.

  • The stipend for 2018 was $3,500 and was provided to participants in two equal payments.


Oregon Health and Science University, Equity Research Program

Location: Portland, OR

Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences, Dental, Health Systems & Policy - Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health

Approximate Deadline: February 4

Approximate Dates: June 17 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Have completed at least one undergraduate college year by the start date of the program.

  • Have completed at least one course in the basic sciences (some tracks require a lab component) and mathematics or statistics.

  • You come from either an underrepresented minority background, have experienced economic hardship, are first in your family to attend college or have experienced other economic, educational, ethnic/cultural, family circumstance hardships. Underrepresented students belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African-American/Black, Native American/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latinos.

  • Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a low-income family, using low income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline. Socially disadvantaged students come from an environment that may inhibit them from obtaining knowledge, skills or abilities required to enroll and successfully complete an undergraduate or graduate course of study that could lead to a career in the health sciences. This category includes, but is not restricted to, students whose parents did not attend or complete college.

  • You are a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or an eligible DACA student (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). A DACA applicant must have an employment authorization card via USCIS.

  • Application includes: Two recommendation letters, Current Resume, Essay, College Transcripts

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,200


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL

Area of Study: Biology

Approximate Deadline: February 15th

Approximate Dates: May 31 - July 26

What’s Needed:

  • Sophomore or junior level college undergraduates

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • SIBS participants will receive a stipend of $2,500 for their participation in the program.

  • Campus housing will be provided but travel expenses are not covered.


What’s Needed:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents in their junior year at the time of application.

  • We do not accept pre-medical students.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,500

  • On-campus housing is provided.


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Location: Denver, CO

Area of Study: Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 10 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Students from around the nation (continental US and US territories) are welcome to apply.

  • Interest in biomedical science research careers, academic achievement and inclusion in an underrepresented group or category (first generation college attendee, low income, financial need, or ethnic identity as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, or Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander). Successful undergraduate applicants will have completed two years of college and demonstrated aptitude in one or more laboratory science courses.

  • Those who will have already graduated by the start of the program and international students (with student visas) are not eligible.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,000

  • Out-of-State GEMS participants will be housed in shared student dormitories on a nearby undergraduate campus.

  • Students will need to pay for their meals and for a portion of the room and board expenses (approx. $500.00) out of the stipend but GEMS Program staff will set-up the housing accommodations.

  • Interns will receive round-trip transportation to and from Denver.

  • Airfare will be paid by the GEMS program and students who choose to drive to Denver can be reimbursed for mileage up to the cost of the airfare for the equivalent trip.


University of Connecticut Health Center

Location: Farmington, CT

Approximate Deadline: March 1

What’s Needed:

  • Applicants who are U.S. citizens/Permanent Residents or international students who have an F-1 student visa and are currently undergraduates studying in a college or university in the United States (as long as they obtain “curricular practical training” from their current U.S. college or university) are eligible to apply.

  • International students on any other visa type are not eligible for the program.

  • Applicants must have completed at least their sophomore year by the start of the program and should have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry).

  • Previous laboratory experience is desirable. Students who will have graduated by the time the program begins are not eligible.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $3,500.

  • Students will be responsible for travel, meals, housing and other incidental expenses related to participating in the program.

  • Securing housing for the duration of the program is the responsibility of the applicant.

  • Information on locating off-campus housing is provided.


Yale School of Medicine

Location: New Haven, CT

Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Research

Approximate Deadline: February 3

Approximate Dates: May 26 - Aug 2

What’s Needed:

  • You must be a US citizen/permanent resident

  • You must have health insurance, and you must be enrolled at an undergraduate institution the summer of your internship.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $5,500 for the 10-week period.

  • In addition, it will cover travel expenses up to $500 and provide a food allowance and free room and board on Yale’s campus.


University of Kansas

Location: Lawrence, KS

Area of Study: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Approximate Deadline: February 15

Approximate Dates: May 20 - July 26

What’s Needed:

  • Undergraduates currently attending any U.S. university and who have preferably completed their junior year by the beginning of the summer are eligible.

  • Highly qualified sophomore students will be considered as well. (Seniors are reminded that graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry are available and inquiries are welcome.)

  • Participants enroll as KU students for the summer and receive one academic credit for their research work. Excellent recreational facilities and other University privileges are available to Summer Undergraduate Research participants.

  • The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications are invited from all qualified people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age or veteran status. Applications from minorities and women are especially encouraged.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Competitive stipends are provided to participants plus room and board in a University dormitory.


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Area of Study: Neuroscience

Approximate Deadline: February 15

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • United States citizen/permanent resident

  • Must have completed at least one year of college prior to the start of the program.

  • Applicants who will have received their undergraduate degree prior to the start of the program are not eligible.

  • Applicants should have good academic credentials including courses in biology.

  • Applicants should be interested in pursuing research in their careers.

  • Applicants from all schools are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to minority groups that are underrepresented in the sciences, first-generation college students, or students who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

  • Applicants already admitted to graduate or professional schools will not be considered.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Housing will be provided and paid for by the program in a Rutgers dormitory with shuttle bus access to restaurants and shopping, as well New Jersey Transit train station to NYC (40min) and Philadelphia (1hr). Students will be encouraged to live in the dorm to foster a sense of community where they can share experiences in their individual laboratories on an informal basis.

  • $4,000 stipend in addition to the housing.

  • Transportation to and from the students' permanent residence will be covered for the beginning and end of the program.


University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Location: Lincoln, NE

Area of Study: Minority Health Research

Approximate Deadline: March 1

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 8

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. Citizen/ Permanent Resident

  • Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.)

  • Each research program may have unique criteria or prerequisites, learn more by visiting the research programs pages.Completion of advanced coursework related to the research area

  • Junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework

  • Evidence of interest in pursuing an advanced degree (master's or Ph.D.)

  • Historically underrepresented in graduate education, including students with disabilities

  • Currently attending academic institutions where research programs are limited

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $5,000-$6,000


University of Nebraska Medical Center

Location: Omaha, NE

Area of Study: Health care and research

Approximate Deadlines: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. Citizen/permanent resident

  • Currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or a December graduate in college

  • GPA of 3.4 and above

  • Completion of science courses beyond general biology or chemistry (e.g. organic chemistry, microbiology, genetics, etc.)

  • Research Essay and strong letters of recommendation

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $2500-$4000 depending on area of interest


University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Location: Albuquerque, N.M.

Area of Study: Various Disciplines

Approximate Deadlines: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 29 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • GPA of at least 3.0

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate at the time of the program and a graduation date no earlier than the December following the program.

  • Currently attend a college or university in the United States.

  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident (green card holder).

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • The UPN Program awards each scholar a summer experience package to cover a stipend, activity fees and some meals. The total package is worth approximately $5,000


University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Area of Study: biomedical research or health related science

Approximate Deadlines: February 5

Approximate Dates: May 20 - July 12

What’s Needed:

  • Applicants must be a student at one of the following institutions in Oklahoma during the spring 2019 semester: Cameron University, East Central University, Langston University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Rogers State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, Redlands Community College, Tulsa Community College or College of the Muscogee Nation.

  • Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate study and exhibit a record of high academic achievement in science coursework including laboratories if applicable.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at one of the eligible colleges during the spring 2019 semester.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • The program provides $7,200 per student for eight weeks during the summer term.

  • This consists of a $5,000 summer salary for the student and $2,200 for laboratory supplies to be allocated to the faculty mentor where the research is being performed.

  • The student is responsible for all living expenses, parking fees, travel to the mentor lab, etc.

  • Assistance with coordinating housing will be provided if needed.


University of Virginia School of Medicine

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Approximate Deadline: January 2

Approximate Dates: May 27 - August 3

What’s Needed:

  • Citizens or a non-citizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the US (e.g., American Somoa).

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student in the fall semester following the summer of program participation (i.e. Fall 2018).

  • The student trainee must be a member of a health disparity population underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social sciences. This includes racial and ethnic minorities (African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders), individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals from rural areas are also strongly encouraged to apply. Those from rural backgrounds, please see Am I Rural? for more information. To qualify as a rural applicant, you must be classified as "micropolitan" or "rural".

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $1,200 per month ($3,000 total)

  • Transportation to and from UVA for the weekend research introduction and for the pre-departure week will be covered.

  • Round trip airfare and ground transportation to and from your international site, and pre-approved in-country transportation will also be covered.

  • The MHIRT program will also cover costs for the required international health insurance as determined by the program coordinator.

  • Lodging. MHIRT will cover lodging costs at UVA for 2 weeks (if needed) and at the international site for 8 weeks.


Vanderbilt University

Location: Nashville, TN

Area of Study: MD/PHD interest

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident status

  • Earning a four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited US college or university.

  • Applying students must be a college undergraduate during the summer of the program year.

  • GPA of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

  • Preference is given to candidates with prior research experience and who have taken advance science courses.

  • Strong desire to pursue an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $1,500

  • The program provides each student housing on-campus for the summer.

  • The program does not provide support for travel or meals.

  • Disadvantaged students accepted into the program may be eligible for financial assistance.


Virginia Commonwealth University

Location: Richmond, VA

Approximate Deadline: March 15

What’s Needed:

  • Must be a current undergraduate student - Sophomore, Junior or Senior.

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or greater.

  • Must have research experience beyond the classroom.

  • Participants are responsible for their travel.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: Approximately $2,500 to be paid in two installments.

  • Housing Support: Dorm HousingSummer Student Program in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, and Public Health Epidemiology


Wake Forest University

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.

Approximate Deadline: January 4

Approximate Dates: June 3- August 9

What’s Needed:

  • 18 years of age on or before the first day of the 2019 Summers Scholar Program

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident, or be eligible to work in the U.S. at WFIRM for the 10-week summer program.

  • GPA of 2.85 or higher (4.0 scale)

  • Enrolled at time of application in a degree-granting program at an undergraduate college, community college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. territory.

  • Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education by the start of the 2019 Summer Scholar Program

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • .Stipend: $5,000

  • Housing allowance for their participation in the 10-week program.Summer Research Opportunities Program


Washington University: Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Programs
St Louis Neuroscience Pipeline

Location: St. Louis, MN

Area of Study: biological and biomedical sciences

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

, What’s Needed:

  • No research background required.

  • Applications from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences (African Americans, Latin Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • We also encourage students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who attend small liberal arts colleges to apply.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4200 and is quite ample to sustain you while in St. Louis.

  • We will provide housing, travel and many meals throughout the summer.


Shannon Point Marine Center

Location: Bellingham, WA

Area of Study: Marine science

Approximate Deadline: February 15

What’s Needed:

  • US Citizen/permanent residents and its possessions

  • Enrolled in a 2- or 4-year institution of higher education.

  • Students who have received a bachelor’s degree before the start date of the program are ineligible.

  • Continuing SPMC’s long-standing tradition of working with diverse student groups through the Multicultural Initiative in Marine Science Undergraduate Program, we strongly encourage applications from underserved, underrepresented and underprivileged groups.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,500 plus a $630 food allowance

  • A travel allowance and housing at the Shannon Point Marine Center


Medical College of Georgia

Location: Augusta, GA

Area of Study: biomedical sciences

Approximate Deadline: February 1

Approximate Dates: May 20 - July 19

What’s Needed:

  • 18 years or older by start of the STAR session

  • Completion of at least freshman year in college

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program*

  • Proof of current Health Insurance Coverage that extends throughout the duration of the Summer STAR Program

  • United States Citizenship (or hold permanent resident status) or international students currently enrolled in US college/university holding a student non-immigrant visa**

  • Proof of current social security number/card for employment purposes, with original card for documentation

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,500 (before taxes) for the nine-week period.

  • Participants will be responsible for travel, meals, housing and other personal expenses.

  • The STAR program will provide a $1000 subsidization toward housing for participants who live on-campus. This subsidization will be paid directly to the Augusta University Business Office and not to the STAR participant. The total cost of housing for the summer 2019 session will be forthcoming.


National Institutes of Health

Location: Various locations

Area of Study: Biomedical Research

Approximate Deadline: March 1

What’s Needed:

  • are 18 years of age or older on June 15, 2019,*

  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND

  • are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application, OR

  • are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programsEducation Level Completed


Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • High School: Before Graduation- $1,870

  • High School: After Graduation- $2,090

  • Undergraduate: After 1 year- $2,190

  • Undergraduate: After 2 years - $2,290

  • Undergraduate: After > 3 years - $2,410

  • Graduate: Less than 1 year - $2,520

  • Graduate: After 1 year- $2,860

  • Graduate: After 2 years - $3,180

  • Graduate: After > 3 years - $3,410


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Location: Baltimore, MD

Area of Study: Various Disciplines

Approximate Deadline: February 3

Approximate Dates:

May 28 – August 2

What’s Needed:

  • To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university. We especially encourage rising sophomores, students at community colleges or other institutions that have limited research opportunities, and “non-traditional” students (e.g., first-generation college attendees, veterans, older students) to apply.


Louisiana State Health Sciences Center

Location: Shreveport, LA

Area of Study: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience

Approximate Deadline: December 1

What’s Needed:

  • Students must submit an application, unofficial college transcript, and a brief personal statement of why you would like to participate in this internship program. Students must also ensure that one letter of recommendation is submitted. All letters of recommendation must be either emailed or mailed directly from the author. All applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency.

  • A grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4-point scale based upon all undergraduate and graduate graded work. Applicants need to submit a transcript for each collegiate institution attended. Transfer credits displayed on a transcript will not suffice.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed one year of general chemistry, one year of a biological science, and at least one course in organic chemistry. Successful completion of a course in biochemistry and an upper-level biology topic is strongly recommended.

  • Satisfactory scores on all three portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 300 is recommended.

  • Applicants not from an English-speaking country must achieve a score of 80 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination. You may request that your score be submitted to GradCAS directly from TOEFL using code #B886 hereOpens a New Window.. An IELTS score of at least 6.5 is also acceptable. Official IELTS scores must be mailed directly from IELTS to our institution. Scores received from applicants are not considered official. Unofficial copies may be uploaded to GradCAS so that your application may be evaluated in a timely manner. However, official copies are still required in order to be accepted into the program.

  • All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a global credential evaluation service. We recommend WES, ECE, or GCE. GradCAS is compatible with all three services. Unofficial copies may be uploaded to GradCAS so that your application may be evaluated in a timely manner. However, official copies are still required in order to be accepted into the program.

  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic work, at least two of which must be from former professors. Applicants will request these through GradCAS.

  • Personal Statement describing your academic interests, career aspirations and any prior research experience. Applicants will upload this document to GradCAS.

  • Interview by the Departmental faculty. The applicant must be judged acceptable by the majority of the faculty and the Department Head. The interview requirement may be waived in the case of exceptionally qualified applicants or foreign applicants.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Graduate students receive stipends and financial help to allow them to devote all their energy and time to their research and graduate training. Therefore, students should not seek outside employment, even part-time. Students receiving financial support are expected to maintain a B average (good academic standing) and to make continual progress toward their degree.


University of Maryland

Location: Baltimore, MD

Area of Study: clinical research in biomedical or health topics

Approximate Deadline: February 4

Approximate Dates: May 28 - August 2

What’s Needed:

  • Institution and Year of Study: University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduate students currently in their second or third year of studies (Sophomore or Junior).
    Study Field: Majoring in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field.
    GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.2 (cumulative) with preference for strong science performance. GPA of 3.5 or greater preferred.

Housing/ Living/ Compensation:

  • Stipend: $4,500

  • Housing: Not provided


Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Location: Scarborough, ME

Area of Study: Biomedical Science

Approximate Deadline: February 11

Approximate Dates: June 3 - August 9

What’s Needed:

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate college program or community college program, or be a high school senior at least 18 years of age. College seniors who graduate in the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply.

  • Summer Student Research Program participants paid by Maine Medical Center must be eligible to be employed in the US in order to participate in this program.

  • Summer Student Research Program participants paid by Maine Medical Center must be available to come to MMC for required pre-employment health screening prior to start of the program. Appointments will be scheduled when the formal employment offer is extended by MMC.