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CDC Funded Internships #1

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. Public health experiences offered to scholars are: Clinical/Community: Scholars rotate through clinical experiences provided by Maternal and Child Health disciplines (pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, physiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, social work, psychology, speech/language, special education and nursing) (Kennedy Krieger Institute only). In addition, scholars will have planned experiences in providing community-based multi-level health care and support systems for underserved groups. Community Engagement and Advocacy: Scholars work with professionals in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Public Health and related systems on the formation, implementation and evaluation of health care and disability legislation, regulations and practice guidelines. The critical role of engaging underrepresented communities in shaping responsive systems of care receives a special emphasis. Research: Scholars work with research mentors on a wide range of public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Scholars receive training in conducting community-based participatory research, which engages communities that are currently underserved by mainstream systems.

 CDC Funded Internships #2

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities. Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills. Program Benefits: A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants. Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state students. Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting following abstract submission Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)

CDC Funded Internships #3

The Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program is an eight-week summer and part-time academic year public health leadership and research program. The PLLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. PLLUSS Program students will participate in public health research, education on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will be encouraged to submit research to national meetings and produce peer-reviewed publications. Housing and round-trip travel expenses for out-of-state students are available. Student stipend is $5,140 per year. Website: Questions: Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Academic Research Consortium (ARC) Summer program

The ARC Summer Program fosters and supports students in scholarly research endeavors to help them achieve their personal and professional goals as undergraduates and to prepare them for their next challenge.

Diversity Summer Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including applicants from underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged areas. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply including biology, chemistry, public health, environmental health science, health education/science, pre-med, and psychology. DSIP is designed to assist students in preparing for graduate school and includes: · Community or lab based research internship with a faculty mentor · Completion of a summer research paper · GRE workshop · Public health and professional development seminars · Oral and poster presentations · Housing is provided to all interns who reside outside of local counties. · A stipend is provided to interns who are not already funded by their schools or federal programs.

NSF-funded NanoSAFE REU at West Virginia University

We offer a unique summer research experience for undergraduate students in science, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. The program is pending funded by the National Science Foundation Divisions of Materials Research and Chemistry (DMR-1004431) with recreational activities funded by WVU Research Corporation and the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Our program runs May -July and takes place at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

NSF-funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University

Applications are now open for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University (Award # CHE-1559654). This REU Site provides participants (~10 participants per year) with ten-weeks of summer research experiences that are intellectually stimulating, have societal relevance, and improve participants’ research self-efficacy by rapidly moving participants from dependence to a relatively independent status.

Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park

Established in 1999, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) is part of the College’s longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduate students interested in a PhD or MD/PhD with an opportunity to engage in a fully funded, hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions for eight to twelve weeks during the summer. Stanford is one of ten Amgen Scholars Program universities offering such opportunities.

Amgen Scholars Program at UCSD

The UCSD Amgen Scholars Program is a ten-week, full-time research experience for undergraduates majoring in life sciences or biotechnology fields, and is supported by the Amgen Foundation.

Emory Summer Research Undergraduate Experiences (REU)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at Emory University is a nationally recognized program with a 26-year record of training undergraduates in cutting-edge science research. During the ten-week summer program, SURE Fellows conduct full-time research, mentored by their lab Principal Investigator (PI) and team of postdocs, technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SURE Fellows receive an academic fellowship (stipend) and housing on the Emory campus to support their full-time attention to research training, professional development, and training in biomedical research ethics.

Health Policy Research Scholars

Health Policy Research Scholars is a new national change leadership development opportunity for full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations or historically disadvantaged backgrounds, entering the first or second year of their doctoral program from any academic discipline who are training to be researchers and are interested in health policy research.

MIT Summer Research Program

MSRP, an institutional effort that began in 1986, facilitates the involvement of talented undergraduate students in research aspects of the fields of engineering and science—particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields. This summer program seeks to identify talented college sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors from around the country who could benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers. The program features supervision by an MIT faculty member and postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student; weekly seminars/workshops; preparation and delivery of a research poster and paper; individual counseling on academic careers; hands-on training in active, “real-world” laboratories; and participation in social and cultural activities in the area.

NSF REU at Purdue: Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for a NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer. We are particularly interested in students who are planning a career in research but have limited undergraduate research opportunities at their home institution. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

NSF REU focused on the Internet of Things (IoT)

The emerging field of Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new area of research characterized by a tight integration between the physical components, software, wireless networking as well as the social context in which devices operate. IoT provides the basis for new consumer smart products and services that did not exist 20 years ago such as smart phones (iPhone, Android), health and fitness tracking devices (Fitbit), accident avoidance technologies for vehicles (backup sensors, automatic braking, blind spot detection), and home automation (Nest thermostat, Goji digital lock, SmartThings for connected appliances, Canary remote security system).

NSF-REU Program in Mathematics at Boise State University

The program is a nine week summer program in which undergraduate students experience independent research in combinatorics, number theory, algebra, and game theory motivated by applications to search optimization, information security, or genome biology. The program aims to immerse undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds in all facets of research in mathematics, and in applications to information security or the life sciences in a culture of close and daily collaboration with faculty. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation and Boise State University.

OSU Summer Research Opportunities

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically underrepresented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. SROP participants work with a faculty mentor on a project of mutual interest, with the intention of developing the kind of student-professor relationship that is crucial to success in graduate school. SROP activities include workshops on research skills and seminars on topics related to graduate education and career development. At the end of the summer program, participants present their research at both a campus summary conference and a regional conference.


The REU Site in Raptor Research (REU-RR) is funded by the National Science Foundation and Boise State University. REU-RR is a 10-week summer research program located at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. Field and laboratory research projects are available for students.

RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Doctoral Fellowship Program

Up to five years of funding is available to students who are pursuing a Ph.D. in a social science field at UNM.

STEM funding and research opportunities on PathwaysToScience

Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Placements: Over 800 programs — NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads

STEM Internships

This website has a list of multiple Summer research and internship opportunities for undergraduate students.

UW-Madison Bioscience Preview Weekend App Now Open

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is please to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Bioscience Opportunities (BOPs) preview weekend. Please share this information with your students! Details on our event and the application are provided below. A brochure is also attached. The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the annual Biosciences Opportunities (BOPS) preview weekend on September 29-October 2nd, 2016. This is an all expenses paid opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn about opportunities in biological science graduate programs at UW-Madison. UW-Madison is a world-class university with many opportunities for graduate study. Approximately 146 programs offer masters degrees and 110 programs offer doctorate degrees. UW-Madison is one of the largest bioscience research institutions in the nation; ranking in the top 20 of all research programs worldwide for NIH funded biomedical research. It is a leader in stem cell research and in the top 10 for bioscience research in the nation. The preview weekend exposes prospective students to the breadth of bioscience research being done on our campus while also creating a personalized visit including individual time with faculty, lots of exposure to current graduate students and campus resources and student groups and a workshop on applying to UW-Madison. For more information on the BOPS preview weekend opportunity please see the attached or visit the program website at: The application to apply is now available and is due on August 2, 2016.