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02.06.18 Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities Digest

February 6th, 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 for additional Career Services tools/resources. Feel free to contact Career Services if you have any questions regarding the opportunities listed below or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research if you have other questions about doing research next summer.

Be sure to pay attention to the deadlines

Please Note: The opportunities below represent just a small portion of job leads advertised to Princeton students. Click HERE for additional tools/resources. Also, keep in mind that most of the roles listed below recruit independently from the Career Services’ On-Campus Recruiting Program, and therefore may have timelines and hiring practices that differ from roles posted on Handshake. If you have questions/concerns regarding any job posting, please do not hesitant to contact Career Services for guidance. 


2018 NSF REU in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3) – City College of New York

Posted 01/29/18. Goal of the program is to provide an intensive faculty-mentored 10-week research experience. Experiences at the lab bench or in front of a computer will be supplemented with activities to promote interactions between students, peers, senior colleagues, faculty mentors, and expose students to science outside the laboratory. Weekly stipend and commuting/housing assistance provided.


Research Associate – University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Posted 02/05/18. Since 1898, the Booth School has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Seven Booth faculty members have won Nobel prizes - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. Research Associate works w/microeconomics professors to collect data, maintain databases, conduct statistical analysis and provide other support with faculty research. Position is 1-2 years.


Research Intern - NEC Labs America, Inc. – Princeton, NJ

Posted 02/05/18. Summer Research opportunity for student in ELE, COS, or related major to work in NEC’s Optical Networking and Sensing Research Department. The successful candidate will participate in the development of data-driven social infrastructure solutions. Candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team, show critical thinking and fast learning ability in their approach to problem solving.


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 Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) – Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – Stratford, NJ

Apply by 02/15/18. SURE is designed to provide a stimulating hands-on research experience for undergrads considering graduate education in the biomedical sciences. Program runs May 29- August 3, 2018. Research available include developmental biology, inflammatory mediators, aging, gene expression, stem cells, and cancer biology.


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.


Research Student Trainee (Engineering) – NASA – Langley, VA

Apply by 02/26/18. Position is part of the NASA Pathways Intern Program. Work under the mentorship/supervision of senior researchers on problems relating to the prediction and control of aircraft noise - including advanced configurations and Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS). Scope of work can range from mechanical design and research into the fundamental physics of aerodynamic noise generation.


Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) – Univ. of Utah – Salt Lake City

Apply by 02/28/18. Six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergrads w/comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Program dates: June 11-July 20, 2018. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


Columbia University Materials Research REU Program Summer 2018

Apply by 03/02/18. PASencompasses two Interdisciplinary Research Groups studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters. Benefits include $4,000 stipend, campus housing and round-trip travel; hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities, faculty/peer mentoring, site visits, and social activities throughout NYC.


Summer 2018 NSF-REU internship in Nanobioengineering – Alabama State University

Apply by 03/09/18. Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities, exciting projects from multidisciplinary faculty, weekly career development seminars, workshops, and field trips, group social activities, and presentations in research symposiums. Stipend, travel allowance, and room & board included. Selections based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and STEM faculty recommendations.


Summer Opportunities with Andlinger Center for Energy + The Environment

Apply by 03/09/18, latest. Research opportunities with faculty members on campus, as well as with non-profit organizations off campus, are listed below. Application instructions and a link to the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) can be found here. Research must begin no later than June 25, 2018 and last at least eight weeks.

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