Category Archives: Internship

2016 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship Call for Proposals – Deadline Dec. 20, 2015

Funding Available: Emerging Scholars Fellowship

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship is currently seeking proposals for unique and thought-provoking research or creative projects related to mental health!

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship program aims to expand the body of literature, creative expression, and discourse devoted to mental health with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to young adult communities. The Fellowship program encourages creativity in the development of a project that reflects interest in behavioral health issues; a wide range of project types are likely to receive funding. Emerging Scholars will be awarded a $1,000 stipend to support their work and may apply for an additional $250 in reimbursement for material expenses.

Project proposals will be accepted until 9:00pm ET on Sunday, December 20, 2015.  Preference will be given to early submissions.  Please download the 2016 Call for Proposals online at  Completed proposals must be submitted using our online form.  All applicants will be notified by January 12.  The Emerging Scholars Fellowship encourages proposals from all interested currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and is dedicated to maximizing diversity within the Scholar network.

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship, generously supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health, provides an opportunity for students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health.

For more information, email Candace Daniels, Senior Program Manager at or visit

Candace Daniels Senior Program Manager Active Minds Inc. | Changing the Conversation About Mental Health |  (p) 202.332-9595 x 107  (f) 202.332-9599

DAAD RISE: Research Internships – Applications Due Jan. 15th

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program offers opportunities for study, research and internships in Germany, as well as a wide variety of funding opportunities for students and including summer research internships for students in the sciences.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  • Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
  • Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
  • Working Language is English
  • Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses
  • Over 300 students are awarded annually

Important Dates:

                November 19thInformation Session at 11:30am in MGH 171

December 4thInformation Session at 12pm in MGH 171

January 15, 2016 – Application Deadline

Please find more information at the DAAD Rise at the website. Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session and schedule an advising appointment with the Global Opportunities program.

Summer Program Announcement: University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program “UM-SMART”

The Michigan’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), (which is an MD/Ph.D. program) is sponsoring a ten week summer research program – deadline to apply is January 15, 2016

The “UM-SMART” summer program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.

The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities. Applicants should have completed at least their freshman undergraduate year.

The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August.

I have attached a program announcement and application form for the program. I would appreciate it if you could pass it along to any student groups or individual students whom you think might have an interest and would benefit. Should you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact me. The deadline for application submission is January 15, 2016.

Many thanks for passing the word along.

Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.

H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences

Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Division of Gastroenterology

BSRB, 2051

109 Zina Pitcher PL

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

Ph. 734-936-6365



Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities – Deadline Aug. 3 2015

Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities

There is still time to apply for an exciting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program opportunity in Europe and Eurasia and the Middle East and North Africa for postdoctoral and early career scholars! Our organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2016-2017 is currently accepting applications and opportunities are available in a number of countries, including but not limited to the following:
•Iceland: Fulbright-National Science Foundation
•Belgium: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Cancer Clinical and Translational Research
•France: Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research); Fulbright-Rhone Alpes Award (Junior Research)
•Poland: STEM – Science and Technology

•Italy: Fulbright-LUISS Junior Research Lectureship
•Israel: Postdoctoral Fellowships

In addition, applications from postdoctoral and early career scholars are welcome for select awards in the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Sweden, Germany and Oman. For a complete award listing and further information please visit our Postdoctoral Scholar Awards page. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 3, 2015.

We would appreciate any suggestions you might have for reaching qualified postdoc and early career applicants at your institution. We hope we have provided sufficient information for you to share this news with your networks, though we would be happy to discuss the opportunity in greater detail. If you can recommend an alternative contact, we would also be happy to discuss this with one of your colleagues by email or phone.

Europe/Eurasia and Middle East/North Africa Fulbright Scholar Program Team
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Summer Research Opportunity – Deadline April 15th

New Summer Experience investigating the effect of radionuclides on the environment

Students will work both in the field and lab to investigate the impacts of radionuclides  on the environment first hand. You will examine
i) the fate of radionuclides in environmental systems;
ii) the impact of radionuclides on the environment; and
iii) biogeochemical and physiological processes by means of tracer studies.

This program teams with Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL), which studies radioecology in national and international arenas (e.g., Chernobyl and Fukushima) and houses the only chronic low-dose experimental facility in the world.

Application and more information:

Program details:

  • LOCATION: University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), near Aiken, SC
  • 10 students
  • 10 weeks (May 18-July 31, 2015)
  • Stipend: $525/week
  • Housing
  • Food allowance
  • Travel reimbursement

Application deadline: April 15
Notification: April 20

For questions contact Margaret Wead at 803-725-5733 or


Paid UW Summer Research Opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students – Deadline March 31st

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington invites students to join the “Data Science for Social Good” incubator program this summer.

Sixteen students will be selected to work with academic researchers, computer scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects with public policy implications. These are paid positions.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply, preference given to University of Washington students.

Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact to the local community on the theme of Urban Science. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice.

Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 15th and ending August 21st. Class schedules can be accommodated for students who are enrolled during summer session.

Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks. Stipend payments will be dispersed through the UW payroll system on the 10th and 25th of each month.


  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience (although strong candidates without significant programming experience will be considered)


How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to In your cover letter, please describe your background, interest in the program, and relevant experience/coursework. Favorable candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Application Deadline: March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Research Experiences for Undergraduates & High School Students: 2015

Deadline: February 9 , 2015

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer.  In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering an REHU (Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students) program this summer. Both Centers seek qualified students for 2015 fellowships.  Stipends are $4,000 (undergrad) and $2,000 (high school) for ten-week projects.  They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs associated with the Centers. Summer projects are located at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, and Medical College of Wisconsin.

If selected, REU and REHU students will be matched with research mentors. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars.  In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events.  At the conclusion of the summer projects students will produce a summary report and present their findings at a symposium.

The deadline to apply to the REU and REHU programs is February 9, 2015A link to information and applications is at Please send via mail or email all application materials (i.e., forms, confidential reference letters, official transcripts) to:

Barry Aprison, Ph.D.

Education and Outreach Director, IGSB

Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, Rm. 10-114

The University of Chicago

900 E. 57th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60637

224-221-3419 c

773-834-2787 w


Please share this 2015 REU and REHU summer program announcement with students, instructors, teachers, advisors, and academic counselors.


UCSD/SIO/MPL Summer Internship Program – Deadline Feb 27

Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

Call for 2015 Summer Interns
Are you contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2015 MPL Summer Internship Program.

Undergraduate college students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

* Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL and NOT in your senior year.
* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, CA on or after June 1, 2015, and work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr.
* A U.S. citizen or permanent resident and NOT a previous MPL intern
* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Highlights:
Whale Acoustics
Coastal Observatory Development
Whole Sky Imager
Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
Air-Sea Interaction Research
Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements

* Visit to complete the application online
* Applications will be accepted online only December 19, 2014 – February 27, 2015
* Accepted interns will be notified by mid-late March 2015



Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Ohio University-HCOM – Deadline Feb 1

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The SURF program provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Participants in this program work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member. The goal is to expose students to the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research.

The SURF program is 7 weeks in length and includes room & board, a living allowance, 6 semester hours of biology credit from Ohio University and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school. Detailed information, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be obtained by going to the SURF web site at . The deadline for application is February 1, 2015.

Please encourage your students to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the OU-HCOM Admissions Office at 800-345-1560.

2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship with The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation; large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance.

Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2015 (including all required application materials and recommendations). The 2015 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May to August timeframe.

The three programs accepting applications are:

  •  The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory/facility staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.  More information about SULI and access to the online application is at
  •  The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs.  Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. More information about CCI and access to the online application is at
  •  The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas.  In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member. More information about the VFP and access to the online application is at

The SULI, CCI and VFP programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.