Summer Research Opportunities and Programs


Summer undergraduate research opportunities are a great way to expand your research skills and gain new experiences in a wide range of disciplines throughout the nation--and in some cases--the world.

Some summer experiences are formal REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) and structured summer programs for pay.  Others are considered unpaid internships.  Please keep in mind that summer opportunities usually require a thorough application, which can be due as early a January for the coming summer. ICRU is happy to work with you on your application to these programs, please let us know if you are applying!

*This is NOT an exhaustive list, just a few to help you get started!


Discipline Specific Program Listings

Molecular Biosciences Research Experience - REU, UNC-Chapel Hill

American Anthropological Association - Internships & Awards

American Psychological Association - Research & Internships

American Mathematical Society - Summer Research Programs

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Program listings

Sustainable Biomass Production & Processing Systems - Iowa State University

Center for Biorenewable Chemicals REU - Iowa State University 

Neuro and Biomedical Sciences - Internship & Research Programs

Astronomy and Physics  - REUs

Pathways to Science - Variety of Program Listings in STEM Fields

Summer Medical & Dental Education Program - Variety of Research Sites

Summer Research/Amgen Scholars in the Sciences - Stanford University

Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences - Variety of Program Listings

Science & Engineering Appretice Program - Various Locations

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Insitute - Oakland, California

Summer Institute for Literary & Cultural Studies - Wheaton College

Interdisciplinary Research Program in Biological-based Research - University of Iowa

Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program - University of Iowa 


Program Listings in a Variety of Disciplines

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs and Sites - Variety of Listings

CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) - University of Iowa

Research in the Washington D.C. Area - Variety of Program Listings

Council on Undergraduate Research - Variety of Program Listings

Research Programs outside of the United States - Variety of Program Listings

Research Programs in the United States - Variety of Program Listings

Summer Research Opportunties - University of California Systems

Undergraduate Research & Internship Opportunities - Variety of Program Listings

Summer Research Opportunity Program - Northwestern University

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) - Emory University 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship - University of Chicago

Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience - Princeton University

UCLA Summer Programs - Variety of Program