Many federal and state entities offer student research programs in various locations around the U.S.
University of Missouri Summer Research Internship Program – A 9 week, paid summer program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Research areas include Animal Sciences, Computer Neurosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Plant Genomics. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates- Spans a broad range of social sciences, natural sciences, math, and engineering disciplines. Deadlines vary by individual REU site.
General Counsel Undergraduate Legal Intern Program- Several 10 week programs during the fall, spring, and summer in Washington D.C. for undergraduates interested in energy law and policy. Application deadline between September and November.
Institute for Scientific Computing Research Summer Internships- Various paid summer work opportunities at the Institute for Scientific Computing Research. Application deadline rolling
US. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Student Programs- Both summer and semester positions available for Science, Engineering, and other related disciplines. Application deadline for summer is November 2012.
Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program- A 10 to 12 week program in which students travel to select countries to conduct research on biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. Application deadline TBA
Office of Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program- A 10 week paid program for undergraduate students with majors relevant to research interests of the laboratories they apply to. Application deadline October 1, 2012
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory National Security Internships - A 10 or more week summer program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Women, minorities, and students majoring in Engineering, Nuclear or Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology are encouraged to apply. Application deadline February 28, 2013
Boren Awards for International Study- Summer, semester, and yearlong program for undergraduate STEM majors who plan to study overseas for summer or semester study. Application deadline February 13, 2013
Idaho National Laboratory- Internships avaibalbe for summer and semster programs. Full-time undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and are STEM majors are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is rolling
National Nuclear Security Administration Consortium Internship Program - This program is available in multiple locations and is designed for rising juniors and senior STEM majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Application deadline varies upon program
Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science Summer Internship Program- An 8 to 10 week paid program open to graduate and undergraduate students in California and New Mexico to join scientists working on nuclear forensic related topics. Application deadline TBA
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship- Open to women and minority students in STEM majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Application deadline January 18, 2013.
Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship- A 7 month fellowship that provides the opportunity to complete funded mental health related projects for college age students. Application deadline December 31, 2012.Cybersecuirty Internship Program- A 10 week, full-time, paid program in Washington D.C., open to Engineering, Business, Computer Science and Mathematics majors. Application deadline TBA
Office of Health Affairs Volunteers Scholars Program - A 4 week opportunity in Washington D.C. to promote homeland security related health care issues open to all majors, but majors related to public health, emergency management, veterinary medicine, or biodefense preferred. Application deadlines include December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. All applications must be received six months prior to requested start date.