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Off-Campus Opportunities

Many federal and state entities offer student research programs in various locations around the U.S.

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer program for full-time college students pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: January 2, 2015

The NASA DEVELOP National Program offers participants the opportunity to work on earth science research projects under the guidance of NASA and partner science advisors. The goal of the program is to foster the development of innovative applications in technology, resource management, policy development and decision-making. The program is available for three terms each year—spring, summer and fall. It is open to all majors.

Application deadline: Varies depending on term. See website for more information.

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. Currently, 10 universities in the U.S. host the summer research programs.

Application deadline: Most U.S. host universities—early February; California Institute of Technology—mid-February

The Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program is an 8-week paid summer program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Selected undergraduates will conduct laboratory research under the guidance of individual UAB faculty members. Student recipients of this competitive fellowship receive a stipend of $2,000 for the summer and free on-campus housing. Meals, travel to and from Birmingham and other expenses are not covered. The program dates will be June 1– July 24, 2015.

Application deadline: February 15, 2015.

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Technology Directorate, is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM). The goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

Application deadline: December 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.