Other Summer Research Opportunities

With funding from the National Science Foundation's LSAMP Program, OTS offers a research experience for students from NSF LSAMP Alliance member institutions. Students selected for the program will live at La Selva Research Station or Las Cruces Research Station for their eight-week program. From this program, you can expect to gain the following:

  • Research skills in the field.
  • Communication skills through training in scientific writing, oral presentations, science blogging, and videography.
  • Exposure to the landscape and cultural surrounding the research stations, including environmental topics such as biodiversity conservation and agroecology.

La Selva Research Station and Las Cruces Research Station provide undergraduate students with unparalleled access to tropical forest ecosystems, mentoring by experienced tropical ecology researchers, and training in field research methodology. Each student will work with an on-station (field) mentor as well as an on-campus (home) mentor from his/her home institution to ensure the integration of the summer research experience into students' academic careers.

Program Dates

The program will run June 10 to August 6, 2019 at La Selva Research Station.

For more information, visit the Tropical Studies website or email Amanda Wendt, Ph.D, at amanda.wendt@tropicalstudies.org.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics, manufacturing, or engineering. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to intern at federal national laboratories and private sector organizations throughout the United States. The EERE Robotics Internship Program is sponsored by the EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST

For more information, visit the EERE Robotics Internship Program website or email Robotics.Internships@orise.orau.gov.

This REU Site entitled "Electrochemical Clean Fuel Production and Applications" offers opportunities for undergraduate students, working with faculty mentors and industry professionals, to engage in multidisciplinary electrochemical clean fuel research activities during a 10-week summer program. In addition to active energy research projects, students will participate in research seminars, workshops on writing and communications training, field trips related to clean energy, and career development activities. Research areas: Biofuels Synthesis and Upgradation, Hydrogen Production (solar, bio, and wind), Catalyst Development, Electrolysis, Fuel Cell, Waste Energy Recovery, Computational Electrochemistry, and Energy Conversion.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2019.

For more information, visit the Research Experiences for Undergraduate Sits website.

The Idaho National Laboratory is seeking for students to help you to

  • Perform separations on important fission products, such as isolating Lanthanum, Praseodymium, Cerium, Neodymium, and Samarium from one another in a complex nuclear fuel matrix.
  • Develop a separation technique for Iron and Nickel and compare results to other well-characterized methods.
  • Quantify the separations as they occur using our hyphenated system.
  • Develop new separation procedures based on the results, for instance changing various parameters (e.g. changing acid concentration, flow rates, etc.) during the process to improve the overall separation.

Email all resumes to Terrence Buck at terrence.buck@inl.gov.

For more information, visit the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) website

The TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University is pleased to announce the development of an NSF CISE REU Site in Security for Mobile Sensing. In their program, undergraduate students will participate in an eight-week research experience at Columbus State University in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity and malware for Mobile Sensing Environments.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted no later than March 4, 2019.

For more information, visit the REUSCU website.

Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is seeking eight highly dedicated and motivated LSAMP Scholars for participation in the Bridge to Doctorate (BD) Program at Tennessee State University in fall 2019.

Application Deadline

Applications are due April 15, 2019.

For more information, email Elaine D. Martin, Ph.D., at emartin@tnstate.edu.

The goal of this NSF Bridge program is to prepare the participants for doctoral programs in the mathematical sciences through preparatory coursework and mentoring. It is aimed at helping students interested in a doctoral degree in the mathematical sciences who may not have yet had the opportunity for a strong preparation for it.

It allows qualified undergraduate seniors to spend 12 months at UT Arlington while being a full-time student at their own home institution. The participating seniors are mentored and involved in coursework during the two academic semesters and research in the summer with the goal of preparation for doctoral studies.

The NSF Bridge program also allows qualified students with a bachelor's degree in the mathematical sciences to participate in a two-semester academic program with the possibility of summer support. The goal is again to help them prepare for doctoral studies in the mathematical sciences.

For more information, visit the NSF Bridge-to-Math website or contact Professor T. Aktosun at aktosun@uta.edu.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is accepting applications for the 2019 Historically Black Colleges (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Summer Faculty Fellowship. Selected fellows from HBCUs and MSIs will be paid a $25,000 stipend to participate in research for 10-weeks during the summer of 2019.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a current HBCU/MSI STEM faculty member.
  • Must have not collaborated with ARL within the past five years .

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted no later than March 1, 2019.

For more information, visit the ORAU website.

The Department of Earth Sciences oversees several labs at the Museum. The labs include the Schlessman Family Earth Sciences Laboratory, located within the "Prehistoric Journey" exhibit on the third floor and visible to Museum visitors, and two new behind-the-scenes labs in the Avenir Collections Center. One is used for fossil preparation of large specimens, and the second used for molding and casting of vertebrate fossils. In these labs, the intern will assist in the preparation of fossil materials collected by Museum curators from across the Rocky Mountain Region and the world for research, education, and exhibition. This is a 12-week internship.

The intern will participate in the following activities:

  • Prepare and stabilize vertebrate fossils using air scribes, consolidants and glues.
  • Assist with the inventory and accessioning of molds and casts of vertebrate fossils.
  • Mold and cast vertebrate fossil material from Madagascar and/or Utah.
  • Make archival jackets for large and small scale specimens for storage in collections.
  • Assist volunteers with fossil preparation and molding and casting projects.
  • Assist with management of supplies and materials for the Fossil Prep Lab and Molding and Casting Lab.

Application Deadline

All applications are due March 29, 2019.

For more information, contact Moe Shuley at moe.shuley@dmns.org or visit Denver Museum of Nature and Science website.

The objective of the SFJAZZ Student Internship Program is to provide students with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education in the arts. The SFJAZZ Student Internship Program is offered to full-time and part- students. Interested students may apply for an internship to be developed by each department to meet the intern's educational goals. Through behind the scenes, hands-on experience, SFJAZZ's student internships enrich the academic and professional lives of its interns.

Application Deadline

Applications are due March 31, 2019.

For more information, visit the San Francisco Jazz Organization website.

The Native American Science Intern will participate in all aspects of anthropological collections management activities related to managing an important and extensive material culture collection. Daily duties will largely focus on the move and archival rehousing of our archaeology collection as we move it into our new collections facility. This will include tasks such as artifact inventory, movement, building archival storage mounts, collections photography, and data entry. Other opportunities may include some public programming as it relates to collections, such as assisting with collections open houses or other events where collections are accessible. Internships are offered to currently enrolled, undergraduate or graduate-level students of Native American descent.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the internship has been filled.

For more information, contact Moe Shuley at moe.shuley@dmns.org or visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science website.

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. Throughout the internship program, our interns will learn about the fundamentals of the non-profit sector, grow in their professional development, and gain insight into policy research on intersectional issues that impact women's economic justice. IWPR interns work closely with staff and assist in a number of activities—including providing research, outreach, and administrative support—to help further IWPR's mission and goals.

For more information, contact Erika Jauregui, the Internship Coordinator, at internships@iwpr.org or visit the Institute for Women's Policy Research website.

REU program supports the training of undergraduate students in conducting collaborative research alongside an interdisciplinary group of scientists over an eight-week period. Research projects focus on the bioarchaeological analysis of two skeletal collections from the United Arab Emirates dating to the Umm an-Nar period (2700-2000 BCE) – a transformative era characterized by major shifts in mortuary practices, subsistence strategies, and social organization – in order to examine the socioeconomic and environmental circumstances impacting local communities in southeastern Arabia.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted no later than March 23, 2019.

For more information, contact Gregoricka at lgregoricka@southalabama.edu or Ullinger at Jaime.Ullinger@quinnipiac.edu, or visit the NSF-REU website.