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Summer External Research Programs

The following programs provide an enriching opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research, to meet fellow students in their areas, and to learn more about graduate programs. Summer programs typically run for 6-8 weeks and provide stipends (like a paid internship) and pay for travel and lodging expenses. Many of the following programs have deadlines in early February or early March. Therefore, please study the programs and apply early. Application packets typically consist of the application, an essay, a transcript of grades, a resume, and 2-3 letters of recommendation. We highly encourage you to apply to at least three programs!! To learn more about careers in your disciplines please click here.


For further information visit the corresponding websites. Sort the listing by clicking on any of the titles and click on the program names to visit their website. To obtain further information on the programs or to seek advice, please speak with your UTPA STEM Faculty Mentor who can provide guidance.

 

Read these articles to learn more about the many benefits summer research programs offer, especially if you wish to attend graduate school!

Five Reasons Why You Should Apply for a Summer Research Program

From Summer Research Participant to Graduate School Contender


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External Programs by Major

Program Major Participants Deadline
HACU National Internship Program Any See Website Ongoing
Department of Astronomy of Cornell University 2014 Research Experiences for Undergraduates
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STEM Undergraduates & Graduates February 7
Cornell University 2014 SoNIC Summer Research Workshop
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Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, & Physics Undergraduates February 28
Sam Houston State University REU Mathematics Education Undergraduate March 5
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Graduate Internship in Computational Data Analytics Comp. Engineering Graduate March 15
UC Merced Undergraduate Research in Applied Mathematics
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Mathematics Undergraduate March 1
Department of Defense Internships
Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
STEM Undergraduate See Website
Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math) Mathematics Undergraduate February 28
NASA Paid Summer Internships STEM Undergraduate March 1
Purdue University SROP STEM Graduate March 1
REU in Computational Mathematics at Brown University Mathematics Undergraduate March 1
REU in Applied Mathematics at Brown University Mathematics Undergraduate February 21
University of Minnesota: Materials Research Science and Engineering REU
Contact Dr. Arturo Fuentes, Mechanical Engineering, UTPA
Engineering Undergraduate February 15
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Flyer 1
Flyer 2
Any Post Graduates February 15
University of New Mexico – Summer Math Camp
Flyer
Mathematics Undergraduate April 14
NASA LARSS
Flyer
Any Major UG & Grad. February 1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Integrated Bioengineering Research for Females and Underrepresented Minorities
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Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering Undergraduates February 1, 2014
Lawrence Hall of Science Camps Science Freshmen Rolling Basis
iSEED, SUNY at Buffalo, NY STEM, public health, nursing, pharmacy Undergraduate February 1
Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Marine Biology, Ecology, Conservation Biology Undergraduate February 21
XSEDE: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment Scholars Program Computer Science Undergraduate, Graduate April 1
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Sensors and Applications Electrical Eng. Undergraduate April 15
MBI REU STEM Undergraduate January 27
Michigan State University: Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Engineering, Computer Science Undergraduate March 9
USDA SIP Any See Website Rolling Basis
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program Science Undergraduate October 12, April 9, August 17
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program Video Science See Website October 1
Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science Science See Website February 21, 2014
Texas A&M University – Department of Engineering: REU Smart Energy and Smart Systems Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Undergraduate February 17
REU Chemistry Program – University of Michigan Science Undergraduate February 14
REU Mathematics Program – University of Michigan Science Undergraduate January 17
REU Pharmacy Program – University of Michigan Science Undergraduate February 15
REU Physics Program – University of Michigan Science Undergraduate February 21
REU Information Technology – University of Michigan Science Undergraduate February 20
REU BioPhysics Program – University of Michigan Science Undergraduate March 14
UTPA Department of Mathematics Website – Summer Programs Mathematics Undergraduate See Website
University of Texas Louis Stokes Alliance for Participation (LSAMP) STEM Undergraduate February 15
University of Notre Dame Physics Majors Summer Research Positions Physics Undergraduate February 22
NSA: Computer Science Inter Program Computer Science Undergraduate November 15
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers BIO & CHEM Undergraduate November 15
Iowa State: Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology & Genomics Biology Undergraduate March 1 @ 1:00 PM
Iowa State: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Internship Science Undergraduate March 5
Iowa State: Biological Materials & Processes Research Biology Undergraduate March 15
Iowa State: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Science Undergraduate October 1, January 10, June 12
Iowa State: NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics Undergraduate February 1
Iowa State: Biogeosciences Research Biology Undergraduate March 7
Iowa State: Mechanical Engineering – Microscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging Engineering Undergraduate March 7
Iowa State: Cenusa Bioneregy Research Internship Biology Undergraduate March 30
St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education Program Medical Sciences Undergraduate and Graduate February 1
American Mathematical Society Research Experience Mathematics Undergraduate February 1
Sampling Advanced Mathematics for Minority Students Mathematics Undergraduate March 1
University of Wisconsin-Madison - College of Engineering: Summer REU Program Engineering Undergraduate February 10
REU Astrophysics – University of Wisconsin-Madison Astronomy, Physics Undergraduate February 1
REU Microbiology Biology Undergraduate February 13
PREP: Psychology Research Experience Program – University of Wisconsin-Madison Science, Psychology Undergraduate February 15
Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program Biology Undergraduate February 15
Amgen Scholars Program at UC-Berkeley Science, Biotechnology Undergraduate February 3
Mathematics and Computing Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Iowa State Univ Mathematics Undergraduate See Website
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) at ASU Mathematics, Biology Undergraduate March 1
National Security Agency Internships STEM Undergraduate See Website
University of Washington: Mathematics REU Summer Research on Inverse Problems Mathematics Undergraduate April 1
Research for Undergraduates Summer Institute in Statistics (RUSIS) Mathematics Undergraduate March 15
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute – Berkeley, California
Mathematics Undergraduate February 15
Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics Mathematics Undergraduate March 10
Columbia University IGERT on Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing, and Imaging of Biological Systems (BioIGERT) Science, Biotechnology Undergraduate February 14
North Carolina State University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics Mathematics, Statistics Undergraduate March 3
Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics – National Institutes of Health Mathematics, Clinical Sciences Undergraduate See Website
Texas State University: REU in Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems Computer Science Undergraduate March 1
University of Texas at Dallas: REU in Software Safety Computer Science Undergraduate March 15
Indiana University: Summer Research Opportunities in Computing Computer Science Undergraduate February 28
Summer Research Experiences at NIMBioS Math, Biology and Related Fields Undergraduate September 1

 

External Programs for Any STEM Major

Program Major Participants Deadline
IBM Research Internship Opportunities STEM See Website See Website
NASA Pathway Program STEM See Website See Website
NCTR Summer Student Research Participation Program 2013 STEM See Website March 8
Michigan State Univ. BEACON REU STEM Undergraduate See Website
Purdue University SROP STEM See Webiste See Website
Pfizer Inc. Summer 2012 Internships STEM Undergraduate See Website
Undergraduate Summer Research Grants (USRG) at Texas A&M University STEM Undergraduate February 8 @ 5:00 PM
REU in Nanotechnology (SURE) STEM Undergraduate February 29
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) STEM Undergraduate & Graduate See Website
Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services Summer Program (CES SP) STEM Undergraduate October 15
Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program (CAP) STEM Undergraduate November 15
Cyber Summer Program (CSP) STEM Undergraduate November 15
U.S. Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships STEM Undergraduate See Website
Director's Summer Program (DSP) STEM Undergraduate October 15
Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program STEM Undergraduate November 15
Intelligence Analysis Summer Program STEM Undergraduate November 15
Occupational Health, Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS) Intern Program STEM Undergraduate November 15
Semester Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST) STEM Undergraduate November 15
Strategic Communications Internship Program (SSCIP) STEM Undergraduate November 15
Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA) STEM Undergraduate November 15
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) at ORNL STEM Undergraduate January 10
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) STEM Undergraduate February 15
NASA Internships STEM Undergraduate See Website
Iowa State: SPIRE-EIT STEM Undergraduate February 15
Iowa State: Sustainable Production & Processing Systems STEM Undergraduate February 1
CIA Clandestine Service Career STEM Undergraduate and Graduate See Website
NSA Careers STEM Undergraduate See Website
Nano REU STEM Undergraduate February 15
Chemistry & Chemical and Biological Engineering REU STEM Undergraduate February 15
The Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy REU STEM Undergraduate February 15
Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health STEM Undergraduate February 15
NSF East Asia Summer Institutes U.S. Graduate Students STEM Undergraduate December 6
NASA Internships STEM Undergraduate March
Mickey Leland Internship Program STEM Undergraduate January
Dept of Energy Scholars Program STEM Undergraduate January
Mathematics Research Experience for Undergrads and Teachers (SDSU) STEM Undergraduate January
Nebraska Summer Research Program STEM Undergraduate February
RISE at Rutgers/UMDNG- Research In Science and Engineering STEM Undergraduate See Website
Research in Industrial Projects for Students (IPAM-UCLA) STEM Undergraduate February
Dept of Energy Scholars Program STEM Undergraduate January
Summer Matrix Analysis REU at College of William and Mary STEM Undergraduate March
Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics at NCSU STEM Undergraduate See Website
Summer Program at the Univ of Minnesota Duluth STEM Undergraduate February
Pre-Service Teacher (PST) Internships STEM Undergraduate See Website
SERP STEM Undergraduate February 10
iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) STEM Undergraduate March 8
MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) STEM Graduate January 25
The Nebraska Summer Research Program STEM Graduate February 15
The Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship Program at the UT Austin Institute for Computational Engineering and Science STEM Undergraduate February 1

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs

Program Major Participants Deadline
Description of an REU program STEM See Website See Website
List of REU programs in various fields in Education, Engineering, Life Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences STEM See Website See Website
University of Washington Physics REU 2013 Physics See Website February
Summer REUs in Applied Mathematics/Pure Math/Math Education/Math Biology/Statistics STEM See Website See Websit

Internships at National Labs/Government Labs

Program Major Participants Deadline
Brookhaven National Laboratory STEM See Website See Website
DHS (Homeland Security) Fellowship STEM See Website See Website
DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory STEM See Website January 2014
NAFEO/Ames Research Academy STEM See Website See Website
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program STEM See Website See Website
NASA LARSS Summer Internships at the Langley Research Center STEM See Website February
Oak Ridge National Laboratory STEM See Website See Website
Sandia National Laboratory STEM See Website See Website
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) STEM See Website October 1
Blue Waters Student Internship Program STEM See Website March 21
Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology STEM See Website March 1
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program Technology Undergraduate April
Dept of Energy Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program
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STEM Undergraduate See Website
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Internship Program STEM Undergraduate March 7 by 11:59pm

Job Internships/Employment

Program Major Participants Deadline
2014 Software Developer Computer Science See Website See Website
2014 Software Developer Intern Computer Science See Website See Website
2014 Software Engineer STEM See Website See Website