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12.15.17 Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities Digest

December 15th, 2017


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!

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program

Apply by 12/15/17.  Program introduces students and recent graduates to the mission and operations of the DOE. Includes weekly stipend, some travel reimbursement to/from internship location; Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas; Identification of career goals and opportunities; development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts.


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.


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.


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. 


Many application deadlines are in early 2018 for National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in summer 2018. Opportunities include the following:



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