Current Opportunities

The Alliance maintains a listing of summer and academic year research, internship, and scholarships available to students and partner institutions. Please contact individual entities with specific questions about their respective opportunity.

New Opportunity!


Overview: Eaton Corporation is a partner of the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) and encourages students from the LSAMP community to apply to Eaton internships and co-ops. Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2024!

New Opportunity!

Rolling Deadlines - Open until filled

Application opened December 4, 2023.

Program Dates: The AEOP Undergraduate Apprenticeship program aims to elevate students’ STEM knowledge and experience and take part in the research that is shaping the future of our nation. An AEOP Undergraduate Apprenticeship is right for students interested in pursuing a career in STEM or want to take the next step in STEM education. As an apprentice, students will gain first hand exposure to the cutting edge research that is happening in top university labs and U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers across the country. Working under the mentorship of a professional scientist or engineer, they will learn about the variety of paths in their STEM field of interest and develop the tools needed to get there.

To be considered for an apprenticeship, submit recommendations (if required) by the due date. Letters of recommendation are required for some apprenticeship locations. Extraneous recommendations will not be reviewed.

NOTE: Write the essay and gather materials (transcript, etc.) before starting the application. No application fee and participation in AEOP Apprenticeships is free.

AEOP Apprenticeships are designed for commuters. Transportation, meals, and housing are not provided. It is important to keep this in mind when selecting locations in the application.

All participants must be current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. Additional eligibility requirements vary by location.

All apprentices earn an educational stipend in recognition of their participation. The stipend amount varies by apprenticeship location and program duration. If selected for the apprenticeship, information about the stipend will be provided in the award letter.

Learn more and apply at:

New Opportunity!

Conference Dates: February 15 - 17, 2024
Overview: The BEYA STEM Community of over 10,000 strong serves K-12 students, college students, corporate, government, and military professionals, and STEM employers with three (3) days of learning, networking, celebrating excellence, and showcasing career opportunities. 

Details about the different methods of participating and registration can be found at

New Opportunity!

January 31, 2024

Overview: The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. 

Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology). The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.

Qualifications: Only U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful residents are eligible to participate.

Learn more and apply at:

For questions contact:

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2024

Program Dates: May 29 - August 2, 2024
Overview: BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of biological molecules using X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs). Summer Research Internships are available in several locations for highly qualified undergraduate and post-graduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, computer science and all related fields.

Interns go on to have successful careers in BioXFEL and beyond. Find out more about our graduated BioXFEL interns or explore more opportunities for internships with our partner institutions at Questions? Contact Director, Nicole Terranova, at if you have any questions.

Program Benefits:
• A $5000 stipend and will cover housing and travel expenses for those in need.
• Authentic full-time research experience with hands-on laboratory training.
• Regular workshops on scientific presentation skills.
• Seminars on current XFEL-related research and an introductory course on XFELs and Structural Biology.
• Professional Development activities, career mentoring and social events.
• The chance to network with pioneering researchers in XFEL science.
• The chance to work with top researchers on projects that include: protein crystallography, biochemistry, computational analysis, algorithm development, and microfluidics.

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2024

Program Dates: Varies depending on the site.

Overview: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and in the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, Summer Lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, wellness activities, and Summer Poster Day.

Eligibility: The 2024 Summer Internship Program is for students who
• are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2024,
• are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
• are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college (including community college) or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at the time of application*, OR
• have graduated from high school, but have been accepted into an accredited college or university program for the fall semester.

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.

Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in health-related sciences; Students with disabilities; students who are Pell Grant-eligible; students who are enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); students who identify as LGBTQ; and individuals disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH. For details, see the Trainee Stipends page. The Institute/Center (IC) in which you work, or your research group, pays your stipend.

Learn more and apply at

New Opportunity!

Various depending on research site

Program Dates: May 27 - August 2, 2024
Overview: The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.

• Be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or another legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible for the SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.
• Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
• Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
• Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.*
• Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.

The SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at 20 research institutions across the country. SR-EIP Participants...
• Spend 8–10 weeks at a Leadership Alliance institution.
• Receive a stipend, and travel and housing expenses from the research institution.
• Work under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor.
• Gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.
• Make oral or poster presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.
• Gain access to ongoing resources, mentoring, and professional networks to support your career path as a part of the Leadership Alliance community.
• Receive professional development mentoring on applying to graduate programs and learn about research careers from alumni.

Watch the following YouTube video to learn more - Apply at

New Opportunity!

March 15, 2024

Program Dates:May 28- August 2, 2024. The program is fully in-person program for 2024!
Program Elements:
• Cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects
• Hands-on training: “Cellular Bioengineering Boot Camp”
• Immersion in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, including development of a business plan
• New emphasis on engineering to address health disparities
• Faculty and near-peer mentoring
• Weekly workshops and networking
• End-of-summer research symposium
• Living & Research Environment
• Easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey shore, and Poconos Mountains.

• 10-week paid research experience.
• Participants receive minimum $5000 stipend plus travel expenses, on-campus housing, and GRE preparation course
• State-of-the-art research facilities
• Supplemental funding to support conference travel

Learn more at Questions? Reach out using the contact form -

New Opportunity!


Program Dates: Varies depending on position
Overview: As a Department of Energy facility, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to high school, undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced scientists and engineers in order to develop innovative solutions to challenging, real-world projects.
A list of INL internship opportunities can be found here. Learn more by watching an informational video on YouTube - or downloading the opportunities guide -

New Opportunity!

Cornell: 1/28/2024 | BYU: 2/5/2024

Program Dates:June 3 - August 9, 2024 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah | Cornell University in Ithaca, NY - TBD
Overview: CBB's paid undergraduate research program provides students with an introduction to the field of accelerator sciences and its outstanding challenges while also encouraging interested students to pursue a graduate degree in accelerator-related fields. Students work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on carefully selected research topics. They also participate in group and theme meetings to learn about other's research and to present their own research.

Brigham Young University
The BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy runs an NSF-funded summer research program for undergraduate students (REU) and secondary school teachers (RET). There are exciting opportunities in a number of areas including optics (using lasers of all kinds including ultrashort pulse and UV lasers), computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory, and astronomy. REU: Undergraduate participants will receive a $7,000* stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Provo, Utah, free housing (for outside students), and a small food stipend. In addition, after the program is over, selected students will be funded to travel to a regional or national conference to give a presentation on their research results.
Learn more and apply at Questions? Contact Samantha Stabler, REU/RET coordinator at

Cornell University
The REU program is open, by NSF regulation, only to US citizens and permanent residents. If accepted, you will be required to show proof of citizenship or permanent residency. This program is intended primarily for sophomore and junior students in science and engineering. In exceptional cases first year students could have enough familiarity with physics, engineering, or computer science to profit from their research experience. Students who have not yet enrolled as undergraduates and students who will have a Bachelors degree by the summer of 2024 are not eligible according to NSF regulations. If accepted, you will have to show proof of health insurance coverage for the period of the REU Program. Each CLASSE REU/CLASSE CBB participant will receive a $6,000 stipend for their summer research work at CLASSE. The CBB program is aimed at promoting diversity in the STEM fields. Students who share this goal, especially from underrepresented minority groups, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are first generation in their families to attend college are encouraged to apply.
Your application should include:
- Personal statement describing your experience, skills, interests and goals, and what aspect of the research at CLASSE or CBB is of special interest to you, are required;
- An electronic transcript from your university (a scanned copy is acceptable, however we may request an original at a later time);
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals, at least one from a professor, who are familiar with your potential for research.
Learn more and apply at Questions? Contact Katerina Malysheva (Newman Lab) at

New Opportunity!

February 1, 2024

Program Dates: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Overview: The University of Colorado Boulder offers 10-week summer research internships for rising juniors and seniors through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. For 2024, SMART begins Monday, June 3rd and ends Friday, August 9th. The program aims to improve access to STEM research for students from groups that are underrepresented in science, math and engineering, including racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, Pell grant recipients, individuals with disabilities, and students who have overcome significant challenges in pursuit of higher education.
• Be current undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
• Demonstrate interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.
• Be at least 18 years old by the start date of the program.
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
(Note: The SR-EIP is not designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in clinical medicine, clinical psychology or the allied health professions.)

• Tuition for upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study at the University of Colorado at Boulder
• Room and board for the 10-week program
• Living arrangements: Interns live together in University of Colorado housing arranged by program staff. Meals are provided each day.
• Transportation to and from Boulder, Colorado
• A stipend of $5,500 to be paid in 3 monthly increments of $1,833.33


New Opportunity!

February 15, 2024

Program Dates: May 20 to July 26, 2024
Overview: The University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking six participants for a 10-week summer Research for undergraduates (REU). The program focuses around individual mentored research projects in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and astronomy, related through the central theme of symmetry, tailored for accessibility to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates. You will join the research program of a faculty mentor funded by NSF, DOE, or NASA, working along-side graduate students and postdocs in the lab, interacting regularly with your mentor to produce publishable results in these areas at the frontiers of physics and astronomy.

The program includes professional development through a series of seminars and workshops, and specific technical training in computation and data analysis. Students will present results at a local poster session and be encouraged to present at national conferences. The program features social activities and a day-excursion to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Undergraduate participants will receive a $7,000 stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Lexington, KY, and be provided with free on-campus housing including a meal plan. Selected students will be funded to travel to a regional or national conference to give a presentation on their research results.

The REU welcomes students from two-year colleges, liberal arts colleges and undergraduate institutions with limited research opportunities, to apply. We especially encourage participation from under-represented groups in physics, such as women and ethnic minorities. The application can be accessed at Email if you have any questions.

New Opportunity!

February 5, 2024

Program Dates: May 28 - August 2, 2024
Overview: The University of Michigan is excited to announce that we will host several undergraduate research experiences for the summer of 2024. This is a special opportunity to conduct next-gen research on 2D materials, energy storage, semiconductors, and sustainable polymers with world-class faculty. Please encourage interested undergraduate students to apply.

Research Areas:
Center for Materials Innovation at Michigan, a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center supported by the National Science Foundation. These research projects will related to two-dimensional quantum materials and sustainable polymers
Electric Vehicle Center, supported by the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan College of Engineering. These research projects will primarily focus on batteries, from materials to devices to controls.

Program Benefits:
• $6,000 stipend
• Housing in university residences
• Professional development
• Social activities
• Meals provided during group events

Applications can be downloaded at:
Center of Materials Innovation projects -
Electric Vehicle Center projects -

New Opportunity!

March 1, 2024

Program Dates: May 20 - July 26, 2024
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Overview: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas is proud to sponsor a National Science Foundation-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Summer 2024. The program provides initial research experiences for a diverse group of 10-12 students in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. Undergraduates attending any U.S. university or college who are majoring in chemistry or a closely related field, and who are considering a career and perhaps graduate study in chemistry, are encouraged to apply. Each participant in the KU Chemistry REU program receives a $7,000 stipend, travel allowance, housing and meal plan covered by the program, and support for presenting results at regional or national scientific meetings. 

Key components of this program are career enhancement and educational activities that encourage and prepare the students for graduate studies and careers in emerging and interdisciplinary areas of the chemical sciences (the current focus is sustainability in chemistry). Close interactions between the participants and their faculty, graduate student, and postdoctoral mentors provide guidance and feedback throughout the program and beyond. In addition, the students develop important skills for the oral and written presentation of their research accomplishments and are encouraged to present their REU outcomes at national or regional scientific meetings. If you have questions please use the contact information located on the site - Visit the Apply Now page to review submission steps and to access the application.

Eligibility:Undergraduates attending any U.S. university who are majoring in chemistry or a closely related field, and who are considering a career--and perhaps graduate study--in chemistry, are encouraged to apply. Most applicants will be completing their junior year, but well-prepared sophomores and freshmen should also apply. The program is not designed for students who will have graduated. We especially encourage applications from women and students from underrepresented groups.

New Opportunity!

April 1, 2024

Overview:August 22 - November 30, 2024 (15 weeks)
Location: South Africa

Overview:The African Ecology and Conservation program centers on learning to do quality field research in South Africa’s varied biomes. The course travels through national parks and reserves and visits historical sites from the far north of the country to the Cape. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa. Students are mentored by local and international academics, conservation managers, and other practitioners in ecology and conservation. By designing research projects with their professors, students will contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks. A highlight of the course is a three-night homestay in a rural community; students leave touched by their time shared with the community and gain a deeper sense of cultural and social awareness.
South Africa is a diverse, progressive, dynamic developing nation that continues to redefine itself in the post-apartheid era. It has strong tradition of environmental protection, which has resulted in the creation of many protected areas that offer excellent research opportunities for students.
Prerequisites: OTS semester programs are open to all undergraduate students in good standing with their home institution who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Students applying to the African Ecology and Conservation program must have completed the equivalent of one year (or two semesters) of college-level biology (or related coursework). If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, please email Information about tuition, housing/meals, safety and other topics may be found by clicking the links or visiting the Organization for Tropical Studies website.

New Opportunity!

February 1, 2024

Program Dates: May 28 - August 2, 2024
Review of Applications will begin: February 1, 2024
Overview: The WPI Biomedical Engineering Department offers two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF REU) and the KERN Family Foundation (KEEN eREU) to bring bioengineering, research, education, and outreach experiences to 10-14 undergraduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) from traditionally disadvantaged groups: racial and ethnic minorities, women, and students from low socioeconomic status communities. The tentative program dates are from May 28 to August 2, 2024.

The WPI REU Site in Bioengineering research offers students an opportunity to join one of many interdisciplinary research teams for a summer research project. Examples of the types of research projects REU participants will pursue include tissue engineering, disease modeling, wound healing, and low-cost medical devices. KEEN eREU participants will conduct research on innovated biomedical technologies with immediate translational applications.

Program Benefits:
• $4000 research stipend
• Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150 (for students living outside of the Syracuse area)
• Free double occupancy room and board on the SU campus
• State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc.
• Meals provided during group events

• A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the United States or a U.S. Territory/Possession.
• Enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree.
• Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate.
• High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate.
• Students who have received their bachelor’s degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate (i.e. students should not apply if they will complete the bachelor’s degree prior to Summer 2024).

Application can be accessed at

New Opportunity!

January 15, 2024

Program Dates: May 28 - August 2, 2024
Overview: The RNA Institute is positioned to make significant contributions towards understanding the role of RNA in fundamental biological processes, developing RNA as a tool for science, and harnessing this knowledge to improve human health. The Institute brings together teams of researchers from multiple Departments and Universities with expertise in Biology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, and Structural Biology to achieve our goals.

Training the next generation of RNA scientists with a commitment to improving the number of individuals from under-represented groups is a priority for the Institute. The driving force behind The RNA Institute is our active researchers from multiple Universities who share the common goals of providing outstanding mentoring to our trainees and using the advanced technologies in the Institute to make new discoveries centered around RNA Biology and Chemistry. The long term goal of the Institute is to translate our scientific discoveries into improving the human condition.

Program Benefits:
• $6,000 research stipend
• On-campus housing
• $1,500 meal plan allowance
• $750 in travel support

• Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, • Majoring in biology, biological sciences, biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics (other science and engineering majors may be considered),
• Rising juniors (will have completed their sophomore year at the start of the summer) or rising seniors (will have completed junior year by the start of the summer program).
• Students who graduate prior to the summer are not eligible.
• Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Application can be accessed at Ask two professors to email letters of recommendations to:

New Opportunity!

January 12, 2024

Program Dates: March 10 - 17, 2024
Application Deadline: January 12, 2024
Overview: This program offers a one-week residential research experience for undergraduates and is designed to provide hands-on opportunities in preparation for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position. Under the mentorship of Mote scientists, students will gain experience in scientific research and science communication and will build skills through career workshops. The goal of this program is to broaden participation of historically underserved, underrepresented groups in marine STEM including underrepresented minorities. (Underrepresented minorities are African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders.) However, students of any race, ethnicity or identity are welcome to apply.

Program Benefits:
• A $600 stipend for the week.
• Housing in a local hotel.
• Meals and/or food allowances.
• Financial support for travel expenses between Mote and their home institution.
• Transportation to/from Mote and hotel accommodations.
• Necessary program and research supplies.

• U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories.
• Currently enrolled* in a degree program (full-time or part-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree.
• Must not have participated in a research internship.

Application can be accessed using the following link.

New Opportunity!

January 16, 2024

Program Dates: May 26 - August 3, 2024
Overview: The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT. MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States. Today, this program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students in the research enterprise.

MSRP seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, conducting research under the guidance of MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas of research and innovation.

Participant Benefits:
• $5,400 stipend
• On-campus housing
• Round-trip travel to MIT
• MIT graduate application fee waiver
• Individual counseling on academic careers
• Opportunity to co-author a scientific paper with a faculty mentor
• Access to campus facilities: research spaces, library, gym and more.

• Enrolled full-tie in a degree-granting program in the U.S.
• Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or non-graduating Senior
• Must have an interest in research and/or obtaining a PhD
• Must have a 3.5 GPA
• Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in academic research and/or teaching
• International students with appropriate visa & work authorizations may apply
• Questions? Consult the FAQs page or email

New Opportunity!

February 23, 2024

Program Dates: May 20 - July 26, 2024
Location: Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

Program Highlights:
• Opportunity to conduct research in a variety of areas in STEM, social sciences, architecture, and veterinary sciences.
• Workshops on research and graduate/professional school education.
• Interactions with diverse undergraduates from around the U.S.

Who Should Apply:
• Currently enrolled undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year institution.
• Students from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents.

Internship Benefits:
• $3,000 stipend
• On-campus housing
• Meal plan
• Graduate/Professional school preparation
• Social activities and events

Use the following link to access interest form; complete to receive application link - MAOP Interest Form. Questions? Please email Monica Hunter, Director - Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP).

New Opportunity!

February 15, 2024

Program Dates: May 26 - August 3, 2024
Overview: This program offers a residential research experience for undergraduates and is designed to provide hands-on opportunities to participate in scientific research under the mentorship of Mote scientists. Students gain experience in scientific research, science communication and attend research seminars and workshops on career skills. The experience gained through a Mote research internship will enhance both the knowledge and experience needed for entry-level employment as well as graduate studies within related fields. Interns will participate in scientific projects being conducted in their mentor’s area of expertise. The goal of this program is to broaden participation of historically underserved, underrepresented groups in marine STEM including underrepresented minorities.

Student participants will:
• Be involved in scientific research projects under the direction of a Mote scientist.
• Gain experience in planning and implementing research through involvement in on-going research projects.
• Present a final poster or presentation.
• Attend scientific research seminars presented by graduate students, post-docs or scientists from Mote, government agencies or universities.
• Learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in marine science, and communication skills in science by participating in student workshops.

• U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories.
• Currently enrolled* in a degree program (full-time or part-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree.
• First-time URE participants. Priority will be given to students who have not completed an NSF URE internship program.
• Available for the full duration of the program, from May 26 to August 3, 2024. For questions regarding scheduling conflicts, please see our URE FAQ page.
• No former research or internship experience necessary.
• For questions regarding scheduling conflicts, please see our FAQs page.

New Scholarship!

March 8, 2024: Applications are due before 11:59 p.m.

Overview: Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Scholarships of $1,000 to students who will be sophomores during the 2024-2025 academic year. Students from any federally recognized minority group in STEM and enrolled full-time in a program of STEM at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Must be a U.S. citizen
• Must enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions (College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech)
• Must have completed at least one year of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) undergraduate program and have at least 2 years of study remaining.
• Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in STEM or supporting NASA’s mission

New Opportunity!

February 9, 2024 @ 11:59 PM EST

Overview: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides undergraduate research scholarships of up to $8,500 to students majoring in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Scholarships require students to participate in a faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with NASA’s mission. Student scholarships and research support totaling $4,000 during the 2024-2025 academic year and $4,500 during summer semester. The maximum award per year cannot exceed $8,500.  

• U.S. citizen
• Must have completed at least two years of a STEM undergraduate program and be classified as a junior or senior during the 2024-2025 academic year (must have at least junior status by summer 2024 if choosing this option)
• Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in STEM and supporting NASA’s mission
• Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Must not graduate before May 2025
• Enrolled as a full-time graduate student at one of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions: The College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech

New Opportunity!

January 29, 2024

Program Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2024
Location: Hybrid-program, first week and last week of the program are in-person, in TERC’s Cambridge office, weeks from week 2 to 9 are remote.

Overview: Conduct an independent STEM education research project this summer with TERC! Each project will have a particular focus on fostering equity in STEM and STEM education and enhancing transformative social justice. As part of an eight-student cohort, SJL interns will be mentored by TERC principal investigators and their project teams. SJL interns can expect to:

  • receive training on essential education research methodologies
  • encounter and address critical issues and perspectives of social justice in STEM and education
  • receive professional development training to support pathways to graduate school, research careers, and other diverse career options
  • interact with other research students at Tufts University through the Visiting Early Research Scholars’ Experiences (VERSE) program

This is an opportunity to nurture long-lasting friendships, develop professional relationships, and engage researchers across multiple STEM disciplines. The SJL is funded through a grant by the National Science Foundation to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates that will help diversify the field of STEM education research and cultivate the next generation of STEM education researchers. Participants will earn a stipend of $6,000. Learn more at, and apply at

New Opportunity!

February 20, 2024

Program Dates: May 27 - August 2, 2024
Overview: Mountain Lake Biological Station's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU-Sites) program has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation since 1993 (current NSF award DBI-1950734). The program brings undergraduate students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology. The MLBS REU program provides participants with take home a stipend of $7,000. It also covers all room and board expenses and has a project and travel budget. Participants pay no fees or tuition charges of any kind.

The focus of scientific research at MLBS, and therefore of the REU program, is population biology at the intersection of field-based studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Student researchers work closely with researcher mentors in compatible areas of interest. Students take leadership roles in all aspects of the study; they design the study and prepare the proposal, collect data and perform analysis, and finally they interpret the results and prepare a written and oral presentation. Compared to many other REU programs, ours offers a high degree of independence in project choice and design. Learn more at Application can be accessed at

Deadline: Ongoing

Overview: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links companies and students in STEM, including but not limited to high-need areas such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science (Data Analytics, Data Visualization, etc.), Information Technology, Engineering, Physical Science and Financial majors (Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics). Undergraduate students pursuing a STEM major at an institution in Virginia are invited to apply for any CSIIP and partnering opportunities. Download flyer here.

New Resource

Overview: LSAMP scholars and alumni who are seeking employment opportunities to add their name and resume to the LSAMP Resume Book. This resource is used by hiring organizations to identify potential candidates. If at any time you would like your information removed from the list, please reach out to Deb Cole at This resource is courtesy of the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE).


Overview: NSF International Center of Excellence (LSAMP-NICE) is a venue of support for facilitating and promoting student development via high impact international research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Center is particularly focused on promoting the access and participation of underrepresented minority students to international research opportunities.

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Big Data Internships and Employment: A guide designed to assist students searching for internships in Big Data, along with tools that can help them maximize an internship opportunity. The guide to Big Data Internships is provided by Discover Data Science.

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Pathways to Search 1,500 STEM programs and funding opportunities nationwide. Check out our webinars and professional development materials. Students can find summer research listings on this site.

For even more search options and filters, try our advanced search page.
If students need help finding programs that fit their interests, please email me at and I would be happy to search our database of programs and send you recommendations.

Computer science is a growing field that has incredible career opportunities. Our guide focuses on helping minority students on why they should consider getting into the field, exploring different computer science programs and colleges, and what to look for in a computer science degree. Explore areas of computer science, career options, coding guides (including Java, C#, Python, etc.), scholarships, and more.

Search tool for summer research opportunities, scholarships, graduate school fellowships and more! Pathways to provides info about approximately 1,500 STEM programs and funding opportunities nationwide, in addition to webinars and professional development materials.

New Opportunity!

MUNI is a NanoEarth signature initiative. With only 11% of underrepresented people working in science and engineering jobs, MUNI strives to provide an opportunity for inspiring those groups to pursue nanoscience degrees and careers. MUNI provides access to and training opportunities on state-of-the-art nanoscience-relevant instrumentation, as well as nano-synthesis and processing laboratories, for underrepresented professionals and students. For students, MUNI serves all academic levels, from K-12, to community college students, to students in four-year programs and even graduate school.   

Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic region, MUNI is able to accommodate nationwide. An easily manageable day’s drive (seven hours or less) to Blacksburg, Virginia includes cities such as Atlanta and Columbia to the south, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus to the northwest, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to the north, and Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia to the northeast. An additional two hours of travel, includes northern Florida and New York. MUNI covers travel costs and usage fees to all its facilities. MUNI participants will also get a chance to interface with a variety of professors and gain valuable insight into the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially as it relates to Earth and environmental science.

New Research Tool

Students, faculty and advisors can now search for opportunities in real-time using this database tool. There are two separate search tools - one for undergraduate and one for graduate students. Check it out!

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Data Science Programs Guide: A resource providing information about Data Science related degree programs and careers.

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Overview: The Científico Latino Project comes from a drive to increase the pool of minority scientists and professionals by creating a platform where everyone—regardless of ethnicity, gender, or immigration status—has equal access to fellowship and scholarship opportunities, and the chance to learn from their peers to becoming successful STEM professionals and other related fields.  The project provides an online listing of REUs and have been organizing interactive workshops to let undergrads know certain information about REUs. The project is supported by faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of universities including Yale.
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