Off-Campus Research Opportunities

The following is a listing of off-campus summer undergraduate research opportunities, typically for the summer between your junior and senior year.  These are usually paid positions (a general stipend ranging from $2000- $5000) and typically run 8-10 weeks in length.  Room, board, and travel expenses are variable. There are opportunities to work in a research lab at state universities, private universities, government labs, and private corporation laboratories. Opportunities exist across the country and are a great way to get valuable research experience, both to list on your curriculum vita and to help you determine if you are interested in a career in research.

This list shows programs available nationwide. Contact Biology Department faculty members if you are interested in one or more. These opportunities are competitive and have application deadlines ranging from late November to February and early March.

American Mathematical Society Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Programs  (not all of these are biology programs)

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program sponsored by Mayo Graduate School.

The University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs.

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the National Institutes of Health.

The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) are designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor.

The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of New York University's School of Medicine offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for qualified sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing research careers as PhD or MD/PhD candidates.

A summer research program for undergraduate students at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (University of Washington affiliation).

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at the University of Rochester

National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.

The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research.

The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Watson School of Biological Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

The SURF program at UT Southwestern is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for careers in biological research.

The National Cancer Institute's Integrative Cancer Biology Program Summer cancer research for sophomore and junior level college students

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences research program.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers college students an exceptional opportunity to carry out original research in a laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions.

UCIrvine's unique Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for undergraduate diversity students.

Pepperdine University's summer research program for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate summer research in Loyola's Department of Microbiology & Immunology

The internationally recognized Jackson Laboratory offers students the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary biomedical research as apprentices in the laboratories of staff scientists.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, in conjunction with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program is hosting a nine week research opportunities for eligible undergraduate students in the Life Sciences.

Rice-Houston AGEP summer undergraduate research program that is specifically designed to give hands-on research experience to undergraduate students in STEM disciplines.