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01.10.18 Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities Digest

January 10th, 2018


Interested in doing research this summer somewhere beyond the Orange Bubble? Below is Career Services' weekly compilation of summer research internship opportunities, as advertised through Handshake. Click here (link is external)for additional Career Services tools/resources. Feel free to contact Career Services(link is external) if you have any questions regarding the opportunities listed below or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research(link sends e-mail) if you have other questions about doing research next summer.

Be sure to pay attention to the deadlines!


First, a unique and exciting opportunity - the 15th Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair - NYC

Event Date 02/09/18. Eight Ivy League schools produce a unique career fair (at Columbia University, 10am-3pm) for those who wish to address complex sustainability challenges! Pre-Registration Required: View participating firms and pre-register (no cost) to attend. Free Bus Provided by Princeton Environmental Institute (limited seating) – email Angela Petsis after registering for the Career Fair.


Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 2018 Program

Apply by 01/13/18. Ten-week summer program with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Placements include national laboratories including Oak Ridge, Sandia, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos.


Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Science and Technology Policy Opportunity

Apply by 01/15/18. With the Solar Energy Technologies Office at the U.S. DOE in Washington, D.C. Establish & implement new initiatives to make solar energy more affordable and reliable by designing national R&D strategies for advancing photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technology. Open to applicants holding bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degrees of all quantitative backgrounds.


NIH Department of Bioethics Post-Doc/Post-Bacc Fellowships

Apply by 01/15/18. Develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Participate in activities and intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues regarding conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. Fellowships are two years in length and stipends are based on applicant's previous experience and current US government schedule.


Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowships

Apply by 01/19/18. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking for more than an internship this summer, Lightspeed’s Fellowship Program is like a scholarship and an entrepreneurial boot camp all rolled into 10 weeks - we provide funding, office space, mentorship and a platform so you can spend your summer devoted to entrepreneurship and launching your idea into a company.


2018 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

Apply by 01/19/18. Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. DLS improves detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. Selected participant will use state-of-the-art lab equipment to address topics relevant to public health. 


Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School

Apply by 01/26/18. Nine-week mentored research opportunity for students aspiring to use computational approaches to improve human health (genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, etc.). Intensive internship offers lectures, research projects, technical communication, academic and career guidance. Includes housing at Northeastern University, stipend, and partial travel reimbursement.


Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program at Penn State University!

Apply by 01/31/18. Paid summer research in the Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering for outstanding undergrads in engineering, COS, physics or chemistry. Students will conduct faculty-mentored research in areas like Reactor Safety Research, Reactor Core Analysis, Particle Transport Methods/Application, Advanced Control, Radiation Monitoring/Instrumentation, Materials Research, and Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics.


Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) Summer Student Research Program

Apply by 02/01/18. An opportunity for undergraduates to receive an educational experience in biomedical research. Research at MMCRI covers a broad area in biomedical science including vascular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, hematology, nephrology, tumor biology, and molecular genetics as well as outcomes research, vector-borne diseases, and clinical research.


The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Apply by 02/02/18. Opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, and species diversity.


Molecular Engineering and Molecular Imaging Summer Programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Apply by 02/02/18. Molecular Engineering seeks engineering majors interested in research at interface of engineering and cancer biology. Molecular Imaging seeks students interested in research at the interface of cancer biology and chemistry & imaging. Program open to first-, second-, and third-year students.


Marshall University Edwards School of Medicine - Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS)

Apply by 02/09/18. Nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities. Students will present their research at the WV Summer Research Symposium. Includes stipend, free room and board, as well as assistance with travel. 


Vanderbilt University NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Apply by 02/15/18. The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Program includes hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities; Poster session, awards banquet, field trips, social activities, outreach opportunities, mentoring; Stipend, travel allowance, room & board.


Northwestern University Materials Research Science & Engineering Center REU

Apply by 02/15/18. Interdisciplinary program focused on multi-functional nanoscale material structures. A range of projects is available in both experimental and theoretical/simulation fields. Program activities include mentored research and presentations, field trip to a national or industrial lab, beach party for social networking, panel discussion on graduate school admissions, and seminars by faculty and graduate students.


Summer Research Opportunities - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)

Apply by 02/16/18. Hosted at U.S. FDA facility in Jefferson, Arkansas. 10-week training alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products. Includes monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.


Summer Research at Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Apply by 02/16/18. Ten-week summer internship at UC San Diego, in La Jolla, CA. Program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. 


Summer Scholars Program – MIT Materials Research Laboratory

Apply by 02/16/18. Challenging program for rising juniors and seniors in science and engineering to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. Includes stipend and round-trip travel, hosted presentations, and group discussions. At conclusion of program, students present their individual research results at a poster session.


The 2018 CNF & PARADIM Summer 2018 REU Programs

Apply by 02/21/18.  Ten-week research program with Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM). Emphasis on nanoscience and technology w/applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. Stipend, travel allowance, room & board.

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