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Interested in gaining research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related fields? Explore resources below for information on internships and undergraduate research opportunities.


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DIRECTV Undergraduate Internship Campus Program

Qualifications: Enrolled in an academic program at an accredited college or university; At least one term of school remaining after the internship program ends; A GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0.

Desired Majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Marketing, Finance, IT, ...and many more

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity at UC Merced

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

Applications in Modern Materials (AiMM) is an NSF-funded summer research program ideal for chemistry, physics, and engineering students on the cusp of transferring to a four-year institution to finish their bachelor's degree.  Whether they're interested in transferring to UC Merced or another institution, we're committed to increasing access to research experiences for community college and underrepresented students throughout California. To improve the success of community-college applicants, each project explicitly lists the necessary background so the candidate can identify projects that best align with their interests and skill set.

For more information and to apply, visit  

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)
Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.”

Ten-week research experiences will be offered at federal research facilities located across the U.S.

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week plus travel expenses.

Areas of research: Engineering, earth and geosciences, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: March 16, 2015, at 12:00 AM

Additional information and how-to-apply instructions can be found at:

For questions, please email us at

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applications are due March 31, 2015.

More information can be found on

NASA Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) Scholarship Program

NASA's Office of Education is accepting applications for the Minority University Research and Education Project or MUREP scholarship program. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending a Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship.

Applications are due March 31, 2015.

Information on the NASA Scholarship Programs can be found at:, click on: Scholarships.

More information can be found on

2015 NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015

Rice University is now accepting applications for the 2015 NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Generously supported by an NSF Partnerships for International Research & Education (NSF-PIRE) grant, this summer program seeks to cultivate interest in nanoscience among young U.S. undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages such students to pursue graduate study and academic research in related fields. The program has been nationally recognized by the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of International Education's Heiskell Award as a model for the expansion of international opportunities for STEM students.

For more information on the NanoJapan program, eligibility and to access the online application, please see For questions, please email or call (832) 420-2751.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, engineering, and mathematics are now accepting applications for participation in their 11-week Summer Programs. The program operates at NISTs Boulder, Colorado, campus and NIST's Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus. For more details, view the NIST SURF Program Flyer.

Application deadline: February 13, 2015.

For further information and application materials, visit, or contact Dr. Brandi Toliver, (301) 975-2371.  

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study an all expenses paid opportunity to conduct intensive research. The goal is to prepare students for graduate studies at U-M. SROP Participants work with faculty mentors either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. In addition, all participants engage in a series of academic, professional, and personal development seminars, and culminate their experience by presenting their work at a research symposium. SROP helps build strong professional and personal networks that facilitate the transition to the graduate community.

All disciplines - For more information about the program’s requirements, benefits and online application, please visit our site:

Engineering Only - If you are interested in applying for a SROP research project in Engineering, please apply at the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) website.

Please contact us at if you have any questions. 

2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The SETI Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program in Astronomy and Planetary Science. Undergraduate students in fields-such as astronomy, biology, geology, chemistry, and physics are invited to apply to spend 10 weeks in the San Francisco Bay area working on a scientific research project in the field of astronomy or planetary science. Students receive a stipend, travel, and living expenses. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applications are due by February 1, 2015.

For more information, visit or contact Jean Chiar,, 650-810-0233. 

NASA Glenn Research Center Internship Opportunities

The Office Education (OE) at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) are recruiting for 2015 NASA Internship, Fellowship, and Scholarship programs managed at GRC as well as the center-unique Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project (LERCIP). For more details about these One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Programs, application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, please review and print the OSSI Student Flyer


  •        Summer Internships Application Dates: November 10, 2014 - March 1, 2015 at
  •        LERCIP Internships sessions
    • o   Session 1:  June 1 – August 7, 2015
    • o   Session 2:  June 15 – August 21, 2015
  •        Scholarships:  Support for full academic year; to be awarded in the fall of 2015:  Application Dates:                                  December 1, 2014 – June 2, 2015
  •        NASA Space and Aeronautics Academies at Glenn:  Application dates:  November 10, 2014 – February 13, 2015

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The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for their individual programs. Prospective students may apply to and attend multiple summer programs; they do not restrict or cap an individual's participation between or among any of the programs described below:

University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp
Session I, June 17-19, 2015
Session II, July 15-17, 2015

The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school.  The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.  There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.

For more information, please visit:
Program Contact:  Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537,

Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future
July 13-17, 2015

The Illinois College of Optometry is pleased to announce our annual summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a week-long experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.  Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.

For more information, please visit:
Program Contact:  Teisha Johnson, 312.949.7407,

The Ohio State University, I-DOC 
June 15-17, 2015

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry.  The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry.  Participants receive and observe eye examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care.  Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program.  Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included.  Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.

For more information, please visit:
Program Contact:  Justin Griest, 614.292.2647,

2015 Transfer to Excellence (TTE) Summer Research Program

Date: June 6-August 8, 2015
Location: UC Berkeley
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

The TTE REU Program is a 9-week program that introduces energy research to community college students who are motivated by science and engineering. TTE REU research projects have a focus on: Bioengineering, Robotics and Nanotechnology. Summer interns have the opportunity to join Berkeley researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment on energy-related problems. 

For additional information, join us for our upcoming online webinar to learn more about the application process: December 3rd at 2 p.m. PST. RSVP online at:

Questions: Contact TTE REU Program Manager, Lea Manager at or 510-664-4882.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Student Opportunities
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California

JPL offers hundreds of internship opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds and in various stages of their education. Their internship opportunities span the science, technology, engineering and mathematics universe and give students the chance to work with world-renowned scientists and engineers on some of the most important space missions studying our home planet, the solar system and worlds beyond. 

JPL is a NASA federally funded research and development center managed by the California Institute of Technology working closely with NASA and Caltech, as well as community colleges, universities and educational programs across the United States to offer opportunities to diverse communities, with a special focus on those in minority and underrepresented groups. To get started launching your future, visit the JPL Internships page to apply and explore their different internships and research opportunities.

 Last Published 3/27/15