College of Science and Technology

Summer Research Experiences and Internships


Below is a partial list of the many opportunities that are available to undergraduates interested in research.

This is a list of relevant jobs and internships from employers interested in reaching students and alumni of the Department of Biology.

ENABLE HiDAV summer boot camp is a seven-week program for undergraduate students. The face-to-face boot camp will expose students to Biomedical Health Informatics (BMHI) principles and encourage them to explore advanced training or careers in BMHI. The curriculum will emphasize healthcare data management, data analytics, and data visualization. For more information, please visit, You are encouraged to contact program coordinator Shikha Yadav (; 919-962-2208)

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) coordinates summer research programs for undergraduates who are ultimately interested in pursuing future graduates studies at one of a set of universities who are members of the Committee of Institutional Cooperation. These universities are the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The WINGS internship program aims to inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities, providing individuals the opportunity to develop skills needed for a successful career in conservation. Paid and unpaid Wings internships are offered in the areas of Education, Public Policy, Development, Science and Land Stewardship. Throughout the internship, interns will work closely with their managers and Human Resources to ensure a meaningful work experience.

Programs supporting undergraduate summer research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Broad Institute include the Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG) and the Minority Introduction to Engineering, and Science at MIT (MITES).

The Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) provides summer research training programs for undergraduates in the areas of ecology, evolutionary biology, and sustainable agriculture. For more information on this program, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Robert Newman (336-285-2189;



RTI International is a major scientific research company with global outreach. Some of the internships with RTI International are at their headquarters located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information on internship programs with RTI International, see

The TECBio REU @ Pitt is a 10-week summer program hosted by the Department of Computational and Systems Biology in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. TECBio provides a challenging and fulfilling graduate-level research experience to students in the life, physical, and computer sciences and engineering.

"This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program supports LearnLab's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders."

The Summer Scholars Institute, an eight-week program held at the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses, enrolls select HBCU and IU students from our partner institutions. These STEM Scholars engage in continuous, substantive research at the Summer Scholars Institute and their universities. For more information on the Indiana University Summer Scholars Institute, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Scott Harrison (336-285-2179;

Are you interested in a summer internship or perhaps seeking support for graduate school, medical school, an M.D./Ph.D. degree program or a postdoctoral research experience? Maybe you have not applied to graduate or medical school yet and would like to do research for a year or two at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland or some other place in the United States. Don’t wait any longer to make those arrangements. Email Dr. René ASAP. Dr. Anthony A. René, Training Liaison, NICHD/NIH/DHHS,

NIH-related summer training programs include NIH Summer Programs in Biomedical Research (; Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences; NIEHS Summer of Discovery Program (; and the NCI Internship Program (


Here are websites that list many other opportunities for undergraduates interested in summer research experiences.


Remember also the extraordinary value of communication and professional networking! Take time to attend research seminars, campus events and other forums to speak with campus faculty and visitors about their area of research. Send a follow-up note to presenters and express some feedback and appreciation to them whenever you have genuine interest in their work. Many major research universities across the country will typically have their own summer research programs. If a particular university interests you, it is a good idea to go ahead and search their website. If you have questions, be sure to contact those persons who are coordinating the program, and chances are you'll get some valuable insights.