You can apply to do research with faculty at another institutions. Ways to pursue this include:
- The American Psychological Association’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Internships: The APA maintains a database of summer research opportunities for undergraduates.
- The American Psychological Association’s Summer Science Fellowship:
The American Psychological Association selects a small number of students to do research with nationally known psychologists over the summer, and the APA covers expenses and gives you a stipend. Only rising senior students are eligible (i.e., during the summer between your junior and senior years).
- Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU’s):
National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates
NSF REU programs for undergraduates
REUs in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
REUs in Ethics and Values Studies
- Try your favorite search engine: Many new positions are posted frequently, so try the phrase “Summer undergraduate research experience psychology” to see current offerings from schools around the country or world!
Other local resources include:
- Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations – racial and ethnic students of color, low socio-economic status, and first-generation college students – who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week) and a curriculum of scientific instruction, professional development and networking opportunities. It is supported by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) mechanism and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- NSF REU in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences – University of Minnesota This intensive ten-week program serves up to 12 undergraduates who are considering future research and graduate work in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. This University of Minnesota program offers students an ideal opportunity to explore their future options in an intellectually challenging and socially rewarding context. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota.