Summer Research Opportunities Listing
Conducting research is one of the most important activities you can engage in as an undergraduate. Participating in structured and rigorous research experiences at other universities, national labs, and research institutes will help refine your interests, gain experience, and make informed decisions about career goals. These opportunities provide students with paid research experience, graduate school preparation, and mentoring.
UROC has highlighted the programs listed below as a starting-point to search for summer research opportunities across multiple disciplines. You can begin your search for a research opportunity using these links, or use the listing by CSUMB disciplines located on the sidebar to the right. All of the listings are non-exhaustive, but will help you identify the types of programs available to undergraduates. Start your search early to identify the types of programs that interest you and diligently research program requirements.
In order to submit a competitive application, you will need strong letters of recommendation, resumes, statements of purpose, and other supplemental material. Contact UROC if you need assistance with the application process at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 582-4241. You can also visit our office in-person on the second floor of the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library in Suite 2150.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, this site is where students should start to view multiple summer research programs at once.
Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Open to all fields of study.
Since 1992, the Leadership Alliance has encouraged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors.
The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Currently, 10 universities in the U.S. host the summer research program. The Amgen Foundation has committed $34 million over eight years to this global initiative to make this opportunity possible to more than 2,400 students.
HACU reviews applications for completeness and eligibility. HACU staff matches academic backgrounds to internship descriptions provided by the host organizations. Some intern assignments have included completing and analyzing research, writing speeches, conducting audits, performing land surveys, creating web pages, conducting community health surveys, and developing outreach strategies for under-served populations.
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will earn a competitive edge by familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent and skills.
This guide is a compliation of over 100 Summer Enrichment and Post-baccalaureate programs offered in Universities, State and Federal Agencies, and other types of public or private instituations across the United States.