The summer is a great time to enhance your resume with a research program. We encourage you to find and apply for a program that suits your interests and goals. Most research programs pay approximately $5000 for the summer, and include room, board, and transportation. Clinically focused programs usually pay less. Deadlines generally range from December to March 1. It is advisable to complete all aspects of the application at least two weeks before the deadline. It is also advisable to apply to at least eight programs.
- CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
- ORISE Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships
- SCI Scholars – Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
- Department of Energy – Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (DOE-SULI). These prestigious internships allow students to spend a semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) at a national laboratory.
- Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) awards encourage individuals from underrepresented groups or from a disadvantaged background who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant area of study to pursue a research doctorate (Ph.D.). The awards are usually at research-intensive universities for one year after graduation with a B.S. in a biomedically relevant field.
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
- O*Net: A site to explore job possibilities and apply for jobs in the region of your choice.