Research Opportunities

Summer Research and Internship Opportunities for Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry Majors

Summer research programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about academic and scientific research, in and out of the lab, as well as exploring graduate school and pursuing an academic career in teaching and research.  These programs and opportunities provide hands-on experience in specific fields, where students are assigned to and associated with research projects within their faculty or program director’s interest and industry.

Students interested in applying to a summer or term research program should review and discuss the requirements and qualifications with their faculty advisor.  The earlier the conversation, the more time to prepare and verify eligibility, along with requesting letters of recommendation.

  • Pathways to Science

    Search engine for multiple research and internship programs throughout the country, including summer and during the academic year.

    REU – with National Science Foundation Awards

    This is a list of the active chemistry division funded REU sites (Sites with active NSF awards). Almost every site has a web page where more information can be obtained. 

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

    Provides funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students enrolled in a college or university in the U.S.

    • Award: Fellowships are $5,000, and awarded on merit of student’s proposal, academics, faculty recommendations, and passion for science.
    • Deadline: January (early winter)
    • Timeline: Summer between junior and senior year, with award gala and poster presentation Sept/Oct
    • Criteria: Member of ACS and Organic Division, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, current junior
    • Contact: