Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President Summer Student Volunteer Program. Being a Student Volunteer at OSTP provides an opportunity to experience science and technology policy firsthand while working closely with senior policy makers on a variety of tasks and projects. Student Volunteers intern with OSTP staff on a variety of science and technolgy initiatives. Applicants must be US citizens. The summer application deadline is the end of November. Visit the following website to for more information: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/about/student
Official National Science Foundation REU page: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm
Full proposal deadline date for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica is annually each May (see NSF website for specific deadline dates). All other REU Site proposals must be submitted by the fourth Wednesday of August.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduates students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. Each applicant must complete the AAPM-provided Student application and ensure that it and all required supplementary information are returned to AAPM Headquarters by the due date. Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S. More information can be found at www.aapm.org/education/SUFP/ .
American Institute of Physics (Publication): http://www.aip.org
Thinking about a summer job that’s more than a paycheck? The Summer Science Research Clearinghouse has more than 60 postings already, many with deadlines coming up soon, and there are a lot of scholarship opportunities on The Nucleus as well. Check it out at www.compadre.org/student/browse.cfm.
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women. 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. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Eligibility requirements are:
Women with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application, majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology, if it has an emphasis on one of the other areas listed, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and there is no citizenship restriction. Application deadline is February 1, 2012. Visit http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/ibm/index.cfm
http://www.compadre.org/student/research/index.cfm – The Nucleus has a more advanced web search for physics and astronomy undergraduate summer research opportunities.
CRESST operates its internship program in conjunction with other similar programs at NASA/GSFC. The CRESST partnership selects between six and fifteen students, on a competitive basis, to participate in summer internships on-site at GSFC. These are nominally 10-week paid internships, primarily but not exclusively for undergraduate level college students. It is expected all students would be attending U.S. universities. Students need not be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. However, citizens from designated countries, are not able to work on-site at GSFC, and therefore are ineligible for this internship program. Visit http://intern.nasa.gov/ for more information including the application deadlines.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Education Programs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. See for more info: www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships.
Higher Education Research Experiences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE@ORNL). There are multiple academic levels in the HERE program, i.e., entering freshman, undergraduate, post-BS, or a graduate student. http://www.orau.gov/hereatornl/
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. Yearly stipend of $36,000. Applications are due early January. http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf/
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and also have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying. Must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at the time of applying. Browse and apply to the educational opportunities at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/
The Department of Energy Scholars Program offers summer internships with stipends. Internships provide participants with the opportunity to conduct hands-on research while showcasing their education, talent and skills. Interns will also have a unique opportunity to explore the options for federal careers with DOE. http://www.orise.orau.gov/doescholars
Kitt Peak National Obseratory(KPNO), a division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), in Tucson has REU positions available each summer. The REU program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates to engage in substantive research activities with scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The deadline for applications is January. More information and specific deadlines can be found at http://www.noao.edu/kpno/reu
The Molecular Foundry, a national nanoscience user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), is seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students in the physical and biological sciences to participate in a summer internship program providing unparalleled exposure to cutting-edge nanoscience research in a multidisciplinary setting (ten-week summer program). Go to http://foundry.lbl.gov.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering an REU program for the summer in High-Energy-Density Physics (hydrodynamics, atomic physics, plasma physics, inertial confinement physics, astrophysics or radiation/particle transport). U.S. Citizenship is required. More information can be found at http://internships.llnl.gov/hed_physics/ .
LPI (Lunar and Planetary Institute)/NASA’s Undergraduate Research Program is a premier summer research opportunity for upper-level students, who will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center. College undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit interested in pursuing a career in the sciences are eligible. Relevant fields of study include the natural sciences, engineering, computer sciences, and mathematics. Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status, or other nonmerit factors. The application deadline for the program is in January. Candidates may apply using the online application form available at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern.
Summer REU at the Maria Mitchell Observatory, Nantucket, Mass. Six summer internship positions will be available in 2014 for qualified undergraduate astronomy and physics students through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which is supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. www.mariamitchell.org.
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a paid 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). For more information about DOE/FE and to complete the MLEF application, visit www.fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships or contact MLEF@hq.doe.gov. See informational flyer.
Many NASA internship opportunities are available and can be accessed through the ONE STOP SHOPPING INITIATIVE (OSSI) at https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/ then follow the “Search Opportunities” link to find program(s) that interest you.
NASA’s Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program (PGGURP) pairs qualified undergraduates with NASA-funded investigators at research locations around the country for 8 weeks during the summer. Students will spend the summer at the NASA scientist’s home institution. Applications are due in January. Open to international citizens. Go to http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~tgregg/pggurp.html for more information.
The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center will be conducting a summer student program for undergraduates at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rice. Research may be conducted in atmospheric science, radio astronomy, or planetary radar astronomy. Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who will be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program (part‑ or full‑time) during Fall 2012 are eligible. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are also encouraged to apply before February 1, 2012. More information can be found a http://www.naic.edu/reu_program.html
The laboratories of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) conduct a summer joint REU program. Opportunities exist in all areas of the country, across a broad range of science and technology. The online application deadline is in February. If you participated in a NNUN or NNIN Program in the past, you cannot participate again. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,–you must be 18 years of age or older, you must have health insurance coverage for the summer, you must not be graduating before the end of the program in August, you must not already have a four-year degree of any kind, and you must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. More information at http://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Summer Student Research Assistants conduct research under the supervision of NRAO staff at one of three NRAO sites ( Socorro , NM ; Green Bank, WV; Charlottesville , VA ) on a project in the supervisor’s area of expertise. The project may involve and aspect of astronomy, including original research, instrumentation, telescope design, or astronomical software development. The NRAO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is for undergraduates who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. More information can be found at https://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/student-programs/summerstudents.
National Science Foundation (NSF) High Performance Computing Applications Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program: Computational Fluid Dynamics (HARP) at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Engineering or Science undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a strong interest in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and High Performance Computing (HPC) should apply. All work will be done from the campus at Honolulu, HI. The students will receive a generous stipend, and travel to and from Hawai‘i will be provided. Applicants can apply at http://reu.eng.hawaii.edu/harp/.
The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences provides outstanding undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct cutting edge research in plasma science and fusion energy. Students selected for this fellowship will take part in a nine-week-long research project in order to study plasma science research and fusion research in particular. Selected students receive a stipend of $4,800 in addition to funding for transportation to the research site. Application Procedures: Application must be completed online. Those eligible are current juniors enrolled at a U.S. college or university, majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physics. See http://www.science-education.pppl.gov/NUF.html
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/nsed/outreach/internship_nesls.shtml- The Nuclear Engineering Student Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program is a cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in physics and nuclear engineering applications. Through one- to three-year summer internships, NESLS offers engineering students and faculty on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory. The ORNL NESLS program is open to faculty and full- or part-time engineering students enrolled at a U.S. university at the time of appointment.
http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm - This link is the gateway to many of the education and research experiences offered through ORISE. The web page has links for faculty, recent graduates, graduates, and undergraduate students.
The Yale CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program. The CRISP REU fellowship program provides students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary materials research through both academic year and summer research opportunities for undergraduate students – academic year REUs are available for students at Yale and SCSU. During the course of this eight-week summer research program, fellows conduct research under the advisement of a university faculty mentor and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students within the research group. The REU experience is based on a very successful collaborative team-based model developed as one of CRISP’s signature programs (MIMER). Specifically, a team of researchers with various academic backgrounds are brought together to research a topic of common interest. These teams make use of shared research/teaching facilities at both Yale and SCSU. These collaborative research groups encourage synergy and foster the formation of mentoring relationships among team members who are recruited broadly with an emphasis on underrepresented populations. The CRISP REU program is open to highly motivated undergraduate students who have completed their junior year, although consideration is given to underclassmen demonstrating strong potential. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. US citizenship [or permanent residency] is required.More information go to http://crisp.yale.edu/index.php/REU_Program.