Many federal and state entities offer student research programs in various locations around the U.S.
DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program- This 10-week summer internship program is for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM). The ultimate 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 is January 6, 2014.
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)- This 10 week program invites students from many disciplines, including meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social sciences, to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth's Atmosphere. At least two years of college and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended for a successful candidate. Application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC- This 10-12 week program provides opportunities for members of the academic community (i.e., postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in DLS programs, projects, and activities as well as hands-on participation in research and development activities at federal laboratories.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has many research opportunities at national laboratories for undergraduate students. Visit their website to find opportunities, eligibility requirements and deadlines.
Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop- A 3 day workshop at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Applicants are sought who have interest in pursuing careers as education researchers, faculty members, or other professionals who contribute to the research field. Application deadline is December 6, 2013.
Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates- A 10-week internship through the SCI Scholars Program during the summer. This annual program is designed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry. Application deadline is December 14, 2013.
Undergraduate Laboratory Internship – A 10 week summer internship for undergraduate students who would like to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Application deadline 5:00pm (EST) January 10, 2014.
DOE Scholars Program- This summer program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Application deadline is January 12, 2014, at midnight EST.
MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program This 9 week summer program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology. Students participating as Amgen Scholars will gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science and engineering; receive guidance from MIT faculty and research scientists; engage in networking activities, including faculty-led seminars; participate in a mid-summer symposium on research in the biotechnology industry, held at UCLA; and present at a MIT poster session concluding the summer program. Application deadline is February 3, 2014.
Pathways to Science offers links to over 650 Paid summer research and internships for undergraduates. Please visit http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp to learn more.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers additional opportunities. Please visit http://www.cur.org/resources/students/research_opportunities/ to learn more.
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 November 25, 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 January 6, 2014.
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 March 3, 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 15, 2014
Idaho National Laboratory- Internships available for summer and semester 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 January 14, 2014.
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.