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!
Summer Writing Internship at the University of Arizona
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
University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is offering a
summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about
environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing
for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical
Arizona water issue.
topic selected for the 2016 Arroyo is potable water reuse. It will provide an
overview of history, plans, technologies, water quality concerns, regulations,
and public acceptance issues regarding the potable reuse of water in Arizona.
students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State
University and Northern Arizona University are eligible. The
intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson. The successful applicant
will be responsible for his/her own accommodations.
500-1,000 word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a
technical report. The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable
by general readers. Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues
of Arroyo on the WRRC website at http://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo
letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with
Timeline: End of May - Beginning of August (20 hrs/week for 10 weeks)
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 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