Organizational REU Programs

The Nucleus is an advanced web search for physics and astronomy undergraduate summer research opportunities:

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program (SURF) 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 .

American Institute of Physics (Publication)

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.

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:

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. Applications are due early January.

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

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.

Guide for STEM Opportunities for Women and Minorities. The U.S. Department of Education has forecasted that STEM-related occupations will grow by as much as 60% by 2020. While the field has long been underrepresented by women and minorities, we believe now is an excellent time to help change that. That’s why this comprehensive guide has been created.

   The Guide for Women and Minorities in STEM aims to:

  • Highlight academic support for women and minorities.
  • Include scholarships dedicated specifically to women and minorities
  • Cover national societies dedicated to supporting women and minorities.
  • Help students see the value of pursuing a degree in STEM.
  • Cover the economic outlook for STEM fields and why diversity is important for the field.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL) provides unique opportunities for students to work on NASA-related missions or other
space research projects. Housing with meals provided. Join us for 10 weeks this summer and be a part of this extreme exploration!

KLJ. Since 1938, KLJ has provided engineering-based services with local expertise to drive national, large-scale projects and deliver successful results.  Summer internships available in various engineering and environmental areas, in MN, ND and MT,  For more information, visit

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Ocean and Earth Sciences are seeking outstanding rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to participate in its Summer Intern Program for Undergraduates (REU) program. The REU program provides research opportunities in earth, ocean, atmospheric and environmental science to undergraduate students who are United States citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Research projects involve climate, biology, field opportunities and a wide variety of laboratory and modeling studies.

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 .

Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School at Los Alamos National Labratories.

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:

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 or contact

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

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 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. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are encouraged to apply. More information can be found a

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

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

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 

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. 

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. – 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.

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:

Official National Science Foundation REU search page:

Intern with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Scientific Software Initiative in the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) program. Undergraduate Internships in Scientific Software Engineering within ORNL’s Computer Science and Mathematics Division. APPLY HERE:

SPS Jobs.  Science and technology jobs presented by the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma.