Undergraduates join ongoing faculty-directed research projects. Each student is matched with a faculty mentor based on interests expressed in application essays. Student researchers work in mentors' laboratories with day-to-day guidance provided in most cases by lab members (e.g., graduate students, post-doctoral associates and technicians). At the end of the nine-week SRP-BIO program, students present their research results at a student research symposium. They also prepare written reports, which are published by the UW Center for Biology Education in a SRP-Bio Journal.
Undergraduate Internship Programs for Minority Students - Harvard University
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF MSTP) - University of California
An 8-week Research Project conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences. * Weekly Seminars, * Physician-Scientist Clinical Shadowing Experience, * Career Development Seminars
Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI) - Miami University
The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI) is a program conducted under the guidance of Miami University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We seek talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women.
Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) - U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) is an important part of the Department of Transportation’s intermodal effort to promote the entry of women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups into transportation careers where these groups are underrepresented. Exciting new opportunities are available for students in a wide variety of fields.
Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences - STARS - University of California
STARS offers exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students, recent graduates and masters students in the sciences (physical, life, marine and ocean), engineering, and math. The academy provides research experience and preparation for the the challenges of doctoral programs. The goal of the program is to increase the numbers of underrepresented students in these programs.
Summer Research Opportunity Program - University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates the chance to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience. SROP gives undergraduate students first-hand exposure to the graduate school experience and faculty life by placing them with faculty whose work is closely related to their academic interests and career goals. Students work under faculty mentorship either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists, and other SROP students.
Summer Program in Biostatistics - Harvard University School of Public Health
The SPB is a relatively intensive 4-week program, during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduate minorities to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental and medical research. The program also provides useful advice about the graduate school and the application process.
Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) - University of Colorado
Student interns in the SMART program conduct individual research projects in all areas of science and engineering. With the help of their faculty mentors, students design, carry out, and formally present research projects in their area of interest. SMART interns earn three (3) hours of upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study by carrying out their projects, attending evening seminars conducted by minority faculty and graduate students, and taking part in workshops in basic research, technical writing, and communication.
Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) - Harvard University Medical School
The Division of Medical Sciences administers the research training programs for PhD students in the biomedical sciences at Harvard Medical School. The Program is offered for college students from under-represented groups who are seriously considering research careers in the bio-medical sciences. SHURP will be entering its twelfth year in 2002, and presently has over 200 alumni from colleges across the country, over 90% of whom are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences.
Summer Early Identification program (SR-EIP) - The Leadership Alliance
The Leadership Alliance SR-EIP for underrepresented scholars offers college students the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution or corporate sponsor. Through this experience, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, to consider research careers in academia, business, or the public sector. Students are required to present a written report and/or abstract at the end of their summer research activity and to complete a program evaluation. All participants are expected to participate in the Leadership Alliance’s annual national symposium and make oral or poster presentations of their research.
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute - Heritage Language Fellowship/Project - University of Wisconsin
The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. For the summers 2002 through 2004, SEASSI will be held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Instruction is offered in the following languages at the first, second and third year levels: Burmese, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. Scheduling of classes is contingent on sufficient enrollment, especially at the upper levels.
Purdue MARC/AIM Summer Research Program - Purdue University
Offers to talented African-American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Native-American college students who are U.S. citizens:
- 8 weeks of research under the direction of a Purdue faculty mentor
- A GRE Preparation Workshop
- Graduate school information-how to apply and how to obtain funding
- An opportunity to gain viewpoints from faculty and from graduate students
- Oral and written presentations of research results
- Recreational activities and access to the university gym
- An opportunity to form friendships with other participants from all over the U.S.
- A stipend of $3,600, from which you pay living expenses, including university housing
- Round-trip travel for external students
Project L/EARN - Rutgers University
Targets members of ethnic and cultural groups traditionally under-represented in health related graduate programs, with the intent of increasing the number of minority health researchers. Project L/EARN is a research training program of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Project L/EARN identifies African American, Latino and other underrepresented minority undergraduates with an interest in health-related social science fields, and provides training, experience and mentoring which makes them stronger candidates for admission to relevant graduate programs.
Native American Internship - Smithsonian Institution
Appointments are offered to Native American students, who are formally or informally related to a Native American community, to pursue internship projects related to Native American topics and using Native American resources at the Smithsonian. Appointments are spent in residence at the Institution's facilities under the supervision of Smithsonian research and professional staff members. Appointments of 10 weeks are available to undergraduate or graduate students, and provide stipends and a travel allowance. Contact to the Office of Fellowships and Grants for further information.
Native American Congressional Internship Program - Morris K. Udall Foundation
The Foundation sponsored and implemented its first Native American Congressional Summer Internship program in June 1996. For ten weeks, Native American college students work in congressional offices and the White House to gain a firsthand understanding of the federal government. They also take field trips and meet with congressional members, agency heads, and cabinet secretaries.
Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships (MURF) - California Institute of Technology
Each student will work in the laboratory of a Caltech faculty member or a JPL technical staff member, in a research area matched to the interests expressed in the student's application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member along with a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student. Weekly seminars and roundtable discussions led by Caltech faculty will be given on different areas of research at the frontiers of science and engineering. The ability to communicate effectively is an essential aspect of scientific training. Each student will give an oral presentation on his/her research project at the end of the summer program. Counseling and advice will be provided on a variety of topics, including graduate admissions, financial aid, and career opportunities in science and engineering.
Minority Summer Internship Program (MSIP) - John Hopkins University School of Medicine
This summer internship program provides experience in research laboratories to underrepresented minority students and other students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have completed two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to a biomedical research environment is to encourage students to consider careers in science and medicine. The program runs nine to ten weeks and a stipend of $2,500 is provided.
The Office of Fellowships offers a number of opportunities to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. Stipend awards are available for interns to participate in supervised ongoing research, or museum-related activities for periods of ten weeks. Minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Internships in International Affairs are offered for minority students as part of the overall CSIS Intern Scholars program. The internships are intended to provide opportunities for exceptional minority students to gain experience and explore career interests in international affairs. Internships are offered each semester fall, spring, summer in Washington, D.C. Each internship carries a $3,000 stipend for living expenses and a $3,000 stipend for educational assistance (both prorated for interns available on a part-time basis only).
Summer internship program that develops emerging leadership by providing college students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience working in selected Southern California Asian Pacific American non-profit organizations. LIA is a rigorous eight-week summer program. Interns work at selected community-based organizations, attend leadership seminars, and work on community projects. Interns receive a stipend for successful completion of the full program. Brochures are now available.
FDSRP is a summer program run for Native American college students by Native American medical student members of the Native American Health Organization at Harvard Medical School. FDSRP will be nine years old in 2002, and has had 66 participants so far. FDSRP welcomes applicants who are interested in becoming familiar with the medical and research community at Harvard Medical School, and who are seriously committed to helping their Native communities.
A program to interest talented undergraduate minority students in academic careers and to enhance their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors.
CHCI Summer Internship Program - The Congressional Hispanic Institute
Provides 30 undergraduates from across the country, Puerto Rico, and Guam the opportunity to spend two months in Washington, D.C. getting a "behind the scenes" look at how U.S. government functions. After an intense one-week orientation, students are assigned to congressional offices where they work on constituent communications, monitor hearings, conduct legislative research, and assist with general office operations. The work experience is enhanced through weekly leadership development sessions during which interns meet with national Latino leaders, attend receptions, and collaborate on community service projects.
Will offer summer educational experiences to help promising, highly motivated students gain admission to medical schools. SMEP gives you a critical edge in the intense competition for medical school. Funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SMEP is a FREE (full-tuition, room and board) six-week summer medical school preparatory program offering eligible students intensive and personalized medical school preparation. A well-established and well-respected national academic enrichment program, SMEP is located at eleven medical school sites around the country.
Internships in Health Communications - National Institutes of Health & National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, offers paid 6-month internships in the areas of health communications and science writing. For further information check the website or contact Nina Goodman, MHS, CHES, Internship Director, at 301-496-6667 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadlines: APRIL 1 for the July through December session; OCTOBER 1 for the January through June session.
Environmental Internships - The Student Conservation Association
Paid Environmental Internship. The Diversity Intern Program matches students interested in summer work with internships available through the Department of the Interior.
IBM Research has many challenging summer positions available in their worldwide laboratories.