Undergraduate Opportunities

Listed below are internship and undergraduate research that may be of interests to you. These are only some, and we encourage you to go beyond this list to find and/or create your own research/internship experience. As we continue to add to this list, we welcome you to make this list more extensive.

Undergraduate Research and Internship

Saint Olaf’s Summer Science Research

Eligibility: Undergraduate

Submission: Spring

Description:  The St. Olaf Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program provides opportunities for St. Olaf students from all academic disciplines to gain an in-depth understanding of a particular subject through working closely with a St. Olaf faculty member in a research framework.

The program’s goal is to promote and facilitate undergraduate research in all its forms by supporting students and faculty with various research opportunities during both the summer and the academic year, and by providing funding for students to present the results of their research at conferences or in other appropriate venues.


NIH Summer Internship Program

Eligibility: Enrolled at least half-time at an accredited U.S. college/university

Submission: Application begins in mid-November

Description: 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.


Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Eligibility: Sophomore or Junior undergraduate student enrolled in a four year college with a GPA of 3.0/4.0

Submission: Deadline is February 1

Description: The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute – NIH Research Scholars Program

Eligibility: http://www.hhmi.org/research/cloister/pdf/appinst2010.pdf

Submission: January 10, 2010

Description: http://www.hhmi.org/research/cloister/program.html


Internship / REU Search Sites

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/jobs_and_training/summer/

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm Search neuro*

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