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Summer Medical & Dental Program (SMDEP) – this is THE program for pre-med or pre-dental students - 12 locations at med schools -- UCLA has a PREFERENCE for community college students., 5-weeks, free housing/food, stipend rolling deadline –apply EARLY! opens Nov 1st  Past Participants: Gabriel Alvarado participated in SMDEP at Case Western Reserve Medical & Dental School in Ohio

National Institutes of Health – Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research -- The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Rolling admissions! deadline Mar 1st 

Mentoring Opportunity -- Be a BDIS Scholar - Building Diversity in Science Program -- BDIS provides opportunities for underrepresented minority college students in the Bay Area, to gain valuable insight into the careers that are available with a science background and access to the tools that will allow you to excel in those careers.  To learn more details about the BDIS mentoring program and to become a BDIS scholar, fill out a simple application, due Dec 31st

Global Change Research Program. The U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) funds the program to promote undergraduate and graduate education and training supportive of global change research activities. deadline Dec 31st

Summer Research @ U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a 10-week summer internship program for eligible rising junior and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research at various federal research facilities. TRANSFER STUDENTS - deadline Jan 5th

Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- learn first-hand about genetics, cell biology, neurobiology, and molecular biology by working and living in a scientific community. deadline Jan 15th

CalTech Student-Faculty Programs offer several undergraduate research fellowship programs. Application procedures and selection criteria vary among the programs. deadline Jan 18th and and

Solar & Space Physics @ U of Colorado work with scientists at the University of Colorado and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research on projects spanning the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun-Earth system. deadline Jan 18th

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduate internships at NASA Centers.. deadline Jan 22nd

Engineering Summer Undergrad Research (SURE) @ U of Michigan – for students transferring to a 4-year university as a junior in the fall locations deadline Jan 29th

Kitt Peak Summer Research -- work with National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Each REU student is hired as a full-time research assistant to work on specific aspects of major ongoing research projects at NOAO which include the origin, nature, and evolution of stars, galaxies and stellar systems, observational cosmology, analysis of Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope images,and Kepler Mission light curves. deadline Jan 29th

Summer Institute at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology for college students considering a career in biomedical engineering and medical science. Participants become part of HST's accelerating effort to alleviate human suffering and disease through applied learning in a variety of biomedical research areas. There are two areas of study:
Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics, or the use of computer science techniques, such as electronic databases and three-dimensional modeling, to gather and analyze life sciences data; particularly information from genomics.

Biomedical Optics, or the use of lasers and light to develop new applications and modes of treatment in the areas of medicine and biology. deadline Jan 31st

Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) – various opportunities, including jobs for youth deadline varies

RUMBA Molecular Biology @ SJSU – summer research for biology majors last year deadline in Feb

University of Minnesota – Various Programs -- Last year, over 200 undergraduate students from across the US participated in campus-wide summer research programs.   Summer research programs include – Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Geology/Geophysics, Invasive Plant Species, Life Sciences, Material Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Earth Surface Dynamics, Physics/Astronomy and Scientific Computing & Graphics.  Something for any MESA major!!  various deadlines in Feb

Dept of Energy – Community College Internships (CCI) – various locations rolling deadline, apply before Feb

MIT Summer Undergraduate Research Program This summer program seeks to identify talented undergraduates from around the country who could benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the tutelage and guidance of experienced scientists and engineers - MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate
students. deadline Feb 1st

IBM Almaden Research Center - deadline Feb 1st -

Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) @ Berkeley -- molecular and nanoscale mechanics at the interface of hard and soft matter – 8-weeks, housing, food  deadline Feb 1st

Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience (BRAIN) @ Emory University - engage in cutting edge neuroscience, biomedical and behavioral science research. 10-weeks, stipend, housing deadline Feb 1st

Molecular and Cellular Biology Progam @ Dartmouth –for science majors deadline Feb 1st

Biomedical Research @ Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – for science majors interested in biomedical and related sciences deadline Feb 1st

Science Summer Research/AMGEN Scholars Program @ Stanford – for transferring students (one place for international students and rising sophomores) research program for science majors interested in biomedical and biological sciences deadline Feb 1st

Cell, Developmental & Evolutionary Biology @ UC Berkeley – summer research in biological sciences deadline Feb 1st

Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS) @ UCLA – Embedded Networked Sensing Systems promise to reveal previously unobservable phenomena widely impacting society by connecting the physical world to the Internet. deadline Feb 1st

Summer Programs for Undergrad Research (SPUR) @ UCLA –various programs for many majors deadline Feb 1st 

Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies (CPIMA) @ Stanford University 10-week program for students majoring in an engineering or physical science discipline. Research in physical sciences & engineering related to polymer science, nanoscience, nanotechnology, and materials at interfaces. deadline Feb 1st Past participants: Jeremy Morales Madrigal

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) @ Rockefeller University -- students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology. College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory.deadline Feb 1st

Biomedical Researc @ Sloan-Kettering for students interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. GPA of 3.0 and should have completed at least college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry. .deadline Feb 1st

Summer ACCESS @ Weill Cornell Medical School -- for students in the biomedical sciences. Interns are given hands-on experience in a biomedical research lab. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of an experienced faculty member. .deadline Feb 1st

IBM Almaden Research Center - in San Jose, Austin, TX or New York. deadline Feb 1st - and program for WOMEN majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering deadline Feb 1st

Summer Internship Program (SIP) @ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-- biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.
deadline Feb 1st

UCSF Summer Research -- a variety of programs w/one application, including Summer Research Training Program (SRTP), Molecular Biosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates and Biophysics Program Internship deadline Feb 2nd

Plant Genome Research @ Cornell – Plant genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, systems biology and more -- stipend, housing, food and airfare – 20% of last year’s participants were community college students - apply online, deadline Feb 5th 

Ecology Biology Research @ Harvard Forest -- Projects in the summer will focus on: Invasive Plants, Pests & Pathogens, Plant Biology, Population and Community Ecology, Large Ecosystem Experiments and Permanent Plot Studies, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change, Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics and more. Stipend, housing and travel.
deadline Feb 5th

Engineering @ Cornell – 10-week, $3,400 plus paid housing and travel – apply online, deadline Feb 8th

Center for Nanoscale Systems Research @ Cornell – $3,800, paid housing, food and airfare – addressing the physics, chemistry, fabrication and analysis of next generation information technologies  -- apply online, deadline Feb 9th

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute – $5,000, housing at CSU Monterey Bay – potential internships in -- Ocean observation systems, Ocean-floor mapping, Web design, Sensor development, Geology, Microbiology, Physical oceanography, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Deep-sea ecology, In situ chemical analyses, Software engineering, Video technology and Science writing  -- apply online, deadline Feb 10th

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network – 70 ten-week summer internships at 14 sites!   $4,000 stipend, housing and travel.  Hands-on nanoscience and technology research with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics,opto-electronics, physics, and the life sciences.   Open to engineering and science students with interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology.  deadline Feb 10th

California Academy of Sciences (in SF) – info on volunteer opportunities (unpaid, year-round)  Paid summer internship – 8-week, $3,600 stipend deadline Feb 12th

Physics Research Experiences @ UC Davis Strong preference is given to students who have completed at least one year of calculus based introductory physics. Free housing and meals, a $300/week stipend, and travel. Will accept non-citizens only if they can provide their own funding. deadline Feb 12th

Bodega Marine Lab Summer Research (UC Davis) – interested in marine science? stipend, housing, meals and travel deadline Feb 12th

Math Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) @ UCLA (plus sites in China and Germany!) Sponsored by UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, this program creates teams of four undergraduates paired with faculty mentors and industry liaisons to investigate real-world industrial problems sponsored by an industry partner. stipend, plus room and board. Applicants should have completed upper-division math classes and have some background in computer programming, deadline Feb 14th

STEP-UP Natl Institutes of Health –the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s STEP-UP Program is designed to provide short-term research education for undergraduate students – 10-week, $4,000 stipend deadline Feb 15th

CREATE-REU @ UC Davis –science & engineering majors will learn more about plant biotechnology – plant-made products, biofuels, biorefineries and environmental sustainability – 10-week, $4,500 stipend, on-campus housing deadline Feb 15th

Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) @ U of Colorado at Boulder offers 10-week summer research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor and see firsthand graduate student life. deadline Feb 15th

Nanotechnology @ Northwestern Univ – $4,500 plus paid housing, food and airfare – apply online, deadline Feb 15th

Biology Research @ Pepperdine University – for students who have completed one year of biology and are interested in biological research, science education, environmental science or biotechnology. deadline Feb 15th

STEP-UP Summer Internship Program, various sites funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer summer research in the areas of diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, kidney, and hematological diseases. deadline Feb 15th

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) matches promising undergraduate women and undergraduate men from groups underrepresented in computing with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience. Many different locations! Rolling admissions - deadline Feb 15th

Mentoring Opportunity -- Med Student Mentor for You -- Get a mentor from Stanford Med School due Feb 16th

Elementary-Particle Physics @ Cornell University - science and engineering students from around the country will be invited to participate in research at the Laboratory. Stipend, food, travel. deadline Feb 19th

Materials Research Lab (MRL) @ UC Santa Barbara– 10 weeks, $3,800, free housing & travel – science & engineering majors deadline Feb 19th

Environmental Research Experiences @ U of Idaho   -- for students transferring to a 4-year university as a junior in fall 2010 majoring in a variety of science and engineering disciplines, including biology, ecology, natural resources, civil engineering, soil science, geology, and other environmental science and engineering programs related to water resources. REU students choose among many research projects such as forest canopy transpiration, ecohydrology of managed forest ecosystems, water resources sustainability, effects of shoreline development on large deep lakes, and watershed restoration, to name a few. stipend, food, housing and travel included. deadline Feb 19th

Physics & Astrophysics Summer Research @ UCLA -- interested in physics or astrophysics? spend 10 weeks at UCLA doing research. Stipend, free housing and travel. deadline Feb 19th

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) @ UC Santa Barbara
UCSB's Materials Reseach Lab and College of Engineering host a 10-week internship. Stipend, arranged housing and travel. deadline Feb 19th

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) @ UC Davis -- $3,000 stipend, housing, board and travel. not funded 2010h

Med Student Training Program @ UC San Diego Med School Research for students interested in biomedicine and the medical sciences.  deadline Feb 26th a/mstp/surf/

American Society of Plant Biologists created SURF to encourage students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in plant biology. SURF helps students conduct meaningful research in plant biology at their home institutions early in their college years. deadline Feb 26th

Nano-Bio Interface Research Program @ U of Pennsylvania -- research experience in nanobiotechnology with structured professional development focused on cross-cultural issues. The focus of the research is molecular interactions at the interface of physical and biological systems organized around themes of molecular motion, opto-electronic function of biomolecules, and single molecule probes. Majors - materials science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, bioengineering, physiology, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering . deadline Feb 26th

Neuroscience & Technology @ U of Idaho – science & engineering majors choose from a diverse menu of research topics including cell patterns in regenerated retinas, neurogenesis and cell survival in zebrafish, tools for simulation of artificial neuron circuits, programming and testing of adaptation algorithms, discovery of new artificial neural network topologies via evolutionary computing, computer analysis of models of neurons and glial cells, psycho-physical vision studies, effects of diet and exercise on memory, and applications of neuroscience to sports science. Stipend plus paid housing, food and travel – deadline Feb 27th

Internships in Nanosystems, Science, Engineering & Technology (INSET) @ UC Santa Barbara– 8 weeks, stipend, free housing & travel – targeted for community college students apply online deadline Feb 28th 

SRI Molecular Physics Lab –$4,800 – located in Menlo Park – apply online (materials will be updated soon), deadline Feb 28th

SFSU Summer Science Institute (Pre-Health Majors) – 8-week program at SFSU for science majors, focused on students interested in health careers.   stipend available. Apply NOW! Rolling admissions

Center for Biophotonics @ UC Davis –science & engineering majors will learn more about Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics. up to $5,000 stipend, housing, travel deadline March 2nd

Teach! K-12 Summer Breakthrough Collaborative Sites --26 different locations across the US (including San Jose and San Francisco) interested in a possible career teaching? find out what it's like to teach K-12 kids. You'll have support from experienced teachers. deadline Mar 1st

Science & Engineering (AGEP) Summer Research Program @ UC Irvine – for students transferring to a 4-year university as a junior - on-campus housing, $2,500 stipend, plus travel (materials will be updated soon).  Deadline Mar 1st

Physics Summer Research Program @ U of Idaho - stipend, plus free housing and travel deadline Mar 1st 

Boston University Photonics Center -- research program in photonics-- the science and engineering of light and its applications to engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. deadline Mar 1st

Princeton Center for Complex Materials– 8 weeks, $4,000 stipend & travel – science & engineering majors deadline Mar 1st

Hugh Edmondson Research Internship @ UC Davis Med School – for students with a strong interest in the health sciences such as clinical laboratory scientist and cytotechnologistsdeadline Mar 1st

Computer Science Research @ USC (Univ of S. California) - opportunities to participate in computer science research (software engineering, algorithms, networks, robotics and artificial intelligence). Majors - computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or math. deadline Mar 5th

Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF) @ UC Irvine
stipend, free furnished on-campus housing, travel reimbursement, and ongoing support after the program ends. deadline Mar 8th

MATE - Marine Advanced Technology Education Center' -- a focus on marine technology. All MESA majors Rolling admissions so apply now!   

SPUR Program @ U of Oregon -- Research areas include evolution, developmental biology, genomics, structural biology & biophysics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, ecology, marine biology, computational biology, biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, neurobiology & physiology, psychology, exercise and movement science, human physiology, cognitive neuroscience. Rolling admissions - decisions start in late Feb

Chemistry & Biochemistry @ Cal State Fullerton– 10 weeks, stipend, free housing & travel deadline Mar 12th

National Center for Toxicological Research - opportunities to participate in research on the biological effects of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment. Majors -- biological sciences; chemistry; computer sciences; mathematics; medicine; toxicology; pharmacology; related scientific disciplines deadline Mar 12th

Chemistry Summer Research @ USC -- Projects involve experimental techniques such as molecular-scale imaging, femtosecond time-resolved observations, X-ray crystallography, etc. Theoretical investigations exploit computer simulations and graphics to investigate processes of biochemical and material applications. Also included are projects in other areas of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. In our summer program, you will work one-on-one in a lab with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor. We will have weekly meetings on scientific topics as well as graduate school applications and scientific ethics. Included will be tours of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, the Molecular Robotics Lab, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other research labs in the LA area. deadline Mar 15th

HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) National Internship @ Various Locations -- paid summer internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. Over the past fifteen years, HNIP has placed over 7,000 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. Interns have enhanced their professional skills through placements in departments of public affairs, accounting, human resources and information technology, as well as laboratories, hospitals, airports, and national forests and parks, among others. 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. You do not need to be Hispanic to apply. deadline Mar 15th

National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research for Underrepresented Students – various locations, hundreds of project sites, 8-10 weeks (site #114 SRI International is looking for a Cañada College MESA student to work with a Cañada College alum at SRI!) Deadline March 17th

Interested in exploring teaching??  UC Santa Cruz CalTeach Summer Internship -  UC Santa Cruz is home to the innovative California Teach (Cal Teach) program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors.  UCSC's program offers undergraduates paid K-12 internships, academic and career advising, teacher professional development and mentoring, and other support.   Check out this summer’s internship program open to community college students!     deadline Mar 31st

Cañada/SFSU Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) – 2-week program at SFSU for engineering majors or students exploring engineering as a possible major, hands-on team projects, field trips, live on-campus at SFSU (stipend plus free housing and food!). deadline May 10th

NASA - Summer Jobs! (in Mountain View) – summer internships part-time or full-time in a variety of areas related to engineering, computer science, web design and more, Apply on-line now!

Surgery Internship @ UC Davis Medical Center – a unique opportunity for pre-medical students to shadow faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery. Your requirement - work one 7 hour shift/week during the session and participate in orientation meetings (apply now for summer or fall session) - deadline May 23rd  

Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) – various opportunities, including entry-level jobs for youth 18-22 apply ASAP! rolling decisions -- deadline May 28th

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Summer Internships in Industry

Industry Summer Internships – interested in working for a company this summer?  Many companies have summer internships (paid jobs) for students.  Go to the company website and search for summer internships.