External organization opportunities
We are proud to offer many opportunities for undergraduates
to participate in research with well-known organizations.
The Amgen Scholars program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with summer research opportunities in biomedical sciences at some of the world's leading institutions. See the AMGEN website for more details. The attached flyer has additional information.
National & International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)
NAU's Office of National & International Scholarships and Fellowships helps students identify opportunities and prepare competitive applications. For more information about scholarships and fellowships, review the NISF website.
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.
Nationwide list of research internships in science or medicine
This is a compilation of research internships in science or medicine offered for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students (updated in the fall).
Nationwide list of research internships in humanities and mathematics
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships
Selected summer research programs
See some Summer research program options by expanding the titles below. Be sure to check this website in late fall for Summer 2015 opportunities, as it is updated weekly with new information.Pathways to Science Opportunities for UG
NASA InternshipsStudent Conservation Association Summer Internships
Use the Pathways to Science website
to locate paid summer research and internship programs, post-baccalaureate programs, scholarships, and much more!
The mission of the SCA is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
Check out all the opportunities on the SCA Serve webpage: http://thesca.org/serve
Don't forget to search the NSF REU Sites database for other opportunities.Homeland Security-STEM Summer Internship Program
Summer Internships at AT&T Laboratories
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Science and Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program
for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides
students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities
located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish
connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate
students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas.
Program dates: variable within May 4 - August 28 time period
Application deadline: December 22, 2014 (6:00pm EST)
Mathematical & Theoretical Biology Summer Institute
Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to
AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with AT&T Researchers on
exciting, real-world research projects. Applicants for summer internships may be members of an existing
university collaboration or may apply as individuals. Candidates are
typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be
considered in exceptional cases.
Deadline: January 15, 2015
More information and how to apply is available on this website
Diversity Summer Internship at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
The Mathematical and
Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a summer research experience for
undergraduates held at Arizona State University. At MTBI, we prepare
undergraduates in math, biology, and related fields for the rigors of graduate
school by enabling students to produce student-selected, graduate-level
Dates: June 3 - July 25, 2015
Application deadline: January 31, 2015
More information and application: http://mtbi.asu.edu/summer-program
American Physical Society /IBM Research Internship for UG Women
Apply for the 2015 Diversity Summer
Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health. The Diversity
Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States,
including applicants from underrepresented groups and economically
disadvantaged areas. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply including biology, chemistry, public
health, environmental health science, health education/science, pre-med, and
psychology. DSIP is designed
to assist students in preparing for graduate school and includes:
or lab based research internship with a faculty mentor
of a summer research paper
health and professional development seminars
and poster presentations
is provided to all interns who reside outside of local counties.
stipend is provided to interns who are not already funded by their schools or
Deadline: February 1, 2015.
More information is also available in the one page handout attached with this
email and on our webpage.
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor
a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage
women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The
internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM
research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and
give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. Eligible applicants must be females with
sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of
application; must be majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or
engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical
engineering; and, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: February 1, 2015
The following summer experiences are pay-to-participate.Summer field experiences, internships, camps
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.
The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines hands-on education, adventure, service learning, cultural immersion, and global networking to create unparalleled learning experience in Iceland & Costa Rica. See the website for additional information.
NAU student past summer research experiences
See where our current undergraduates spent their summer "vacations" by expanding the titles below.Physics & Astronomy
"Trapping Neutral Atoms in Arbitrary Potentials" - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
"A New Dust Beam Sensor" - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
"Searching for Binary Black Holes in Advanced LIGO" - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
"Optical Observations of Gravitational Lensing Candidates for Millimeter-wave Sources" - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
"Modeling the Stability of Mars' South Polar Cap and Gravity Anomalies on the Moon" - Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO
"A New Crater Database for the Moon" - Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
"Analysis of Photometric Efficiency and Accuracy of the IDL Procedure PHAST" - Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, AZ
"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