SURE 2013: apply by Feb. 3, 2014, see SURE website.

Emory STEM Symposium: apply by Jan. 7, 2014 see Emory STEM website.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Atlanta area: Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience in Atlanta offers a paid, two-year intensive neuroscience research apprenticeship to students from Emory, Georgia State, Agnes Scott, and Spelman.

NET/work (Neuroscience Education and Training) is a two-year, paid research assistantship that is open to sophomore students from Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Emory University, and Spelman College.  Students begin the program by participating in BRAIN 2012 and continue their laboratory research experience at Georgia State or Emory through their senior year. In addition to gaining hands-on research experience through one-on-one mentoring, students are provided with funding to travel to local and national conferences to present their research, participate in monthly professional development workshops, and travel to partner universities for additional training the summer following their junior year. Visit  for more information. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Science Policy Internship with Science magazine

Winter-Spring 2012
Location: Washington DC

Science Magazine, the largest circulating weekly of basic research — founded in 1880 by Thomas Alva Edison and published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — is offering an internship program for an individual interested in science policy and politics. Science is accepting applications for a 6-month period: a winter-spring internship from January through June (deadline, DECEMBE 15) .

Candidates should have completed their undergraduate education in a laboratory science or non-laboratory social/political science discipline when they apply. They will need to monitor the web for information relevant to specific projects of interest to the Commentary and News section of Science magazine.  Skill at conducting literature research and enthusiasm about the political process and science policy are essential.   Experience with multimedia presentation of data and ideas would be an added benefit, but not essential.

The Science intern will join the regular news and editorial staff in Washington, DC, Science pays a modest salary.

In addition to the required resume, interested parties should also attach a brief cover letter including links to published writing samples or other samples of online work.

To apply for an internship, please visit and apply under the internship posting through our online application system.

National Institute on Aging: research opps for high school, college, graduate and medical students

The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research offers a unique opportunity for high school, college and graduate, and medical students to develop skills in scientific research. In this program, students receive hands-on experience. Summer internships generally last from eight to ten weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid-to-late August. Some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs. 
To be eligible for this program, students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university. In addition, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and at least 16 years of age.
See details at

Monday, November 21, 2011

Psi Chi/FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes Internship Grants

Two grants up to $7,000 will be awarded annually to support living expenses for Psi Chi members who are selected for one of the 14-week unpaid NCAVC internship positions. The recipient will receive $1,500 one month prior to beginning the internship and the remainder when the recipient begins the internship. One grant will be available for a qualified fall semester intern and one grant will be available for a qualified spring semester intern.
See and scroll to the FBI NCAVC Internship Grants for application materials, but also search the page for "undergraduate" as there are several other awards available.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Undergrad research in acoustics -- research award

The family of the late Robert W. Young, in his honor, has been established a grant through the Acoustical Society Foundation.

See and scroll down for application details.

Psychology research (child development)

Summer Undergraduate Research Program inEducational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) & Education PolicyThe Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia 
This fully funded 8-week internship that is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of education research to consider careers in academic, policy, or research organizations. Rising seniors are eligible for these paid research internships at UVA during Summer 2012. Interns will work with faculty on ongoing research focusing on schools, classrooms, and other youth settings as contexts critical to child and adolescent development. They will have the opportunity to collect and analyze data, write a section of a research paper, participate in research meetings, attend a research conference, and participate in related workshops and a GRE prep course.
See full announcement at

Great resource for undergraduate researchers

Check out the Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU)!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Biological Research at Pennsylvania State

Penn State College of Medicine offers a research internship program for college undergraduate students between the Sophomore and Senior years, who are preparing for a career in biological research. Each year we receive over 300 applications from over 200 institutions for 10-15 po-sitions. Over 20 Departments in the College have hosted interns.\
See for details.
Applications are due by Feb. 2, 2012.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SMART Program (Dept. of Defense undergraduate and graduate awards)

The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. A comprehensive list of facilities can be found on the SMART website:

This is a highly competitive, national program, open to U.S. citizens only, so please ask your best students to apply. The SMART program will pay all educational costs and a stipend while they are in school from as little as one (1) term up to 5 years.

Specifically the program pays for:
+ Full Tuition - to any accredited U.S. University
+ A very generous stipend while in school ranging from $25,000 - $41,000 per year
+ Book allowance - $1,000
+ Health insurance contribution
+ Paid Summer internshipsTravel fees for internships
+ All required student fees

The application deadline is December 1, 2011, so please let your students know about this program as soon as possible.

Cancer research @ Gerstner Sloan--Kettering

The Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers a summer research program
in developmental biology and genetics, signaling, cell-cell interaction, tumor immunology and immunotherapy; transsplantation biology; genomic integrity and human cancer genetics; drug development, and resistance and therapeutics; chemical, computational and structural biology.

Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011. See for details.