External organization opportunities
We are proud to offer many opportunities for undergraduates
to participate in research with well-known organizations.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number
of research opportunities for
undergraduate students through its REU Sites program.
A REU Site consists of a group of ten or so
undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution (which
may be at a U.S. or foreign location). Each student is associated with a
specific research project to work closely with the faculty and other
researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with
housing and travel.
Note for faculty writing REU proposals: Please read important changes to the REU Program, effective September 12, 2012.
Selected summer 2013 research programs
See some Summer 2013 research program options by expanding the titles below. Most summer program applications deadlines have passed. Be sure to check this website beginning in January for Summer 2014 opportunities.Summer research and internships in astronomy and astrophysics
This American Astronomical Society website
lists research and internship opportunities around the country for undergraduates in astronomy and astrophysics. Each program has its own dates and deadlines.
Don't forget to search the NSF REU Sites database for other opportunities.
The following summer experiences are pay-to-participate.Summer field experiences, internships, camps
The Institute for Sustainable International Studies (I.S.I.S.) in Belize offers multiple sessions and course choices in and around Belize in June, July, or the winter break. See the website for complete information.
The Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies offers two courses (June-July; July-August) with three undergraduate transfer credits through the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Montana at Missoula. See the ECOFS website
for additional information.
Kalu Yala Internships is an unpaid, full-time internship program that hosts students and young professional from around to world to engage in the creation of the Kalu Yala culture (a sustainable community in the picturesque scenery of the Panamanian highlands. See the website
for additional information.
NAU student summer 2012 research experiences
See where our current undergraduates spent their summer "vacations" by expanding the titles below.Physics & Astronomy
"Electrostatically Doping Sub-Millimeter Irregular Mott Insulators" - University of Minnesota Goldman Condensed Matter Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN
"Driving Sodium-Potassium Pumps with an Oscillating Electric Field" - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
"Photonuclear Production of Medical Isotopes" - Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID