Paid Summer Undergraduate Student Research Opportunity in Cell Manufacturing

CMaT REU Opportunity

The NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) announces its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for Summer 2020. The REU program will fund under-graduate students to work in CMaT labs at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW).

What CMaT REU Offers

• 10 weeks of hands-on research at GT, UGA, UPRM, or UW
• $4500 – $5000 stipend per student
• Free housing and allowances for meals and travel
• Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development, and social engagement with other students on campus
• Networking with partner REUs
• Multiple presentation opportunities including the CMaT annual retreat

Program Requirements

• Must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program (biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, bioengineering, computer science, and related fields)
• Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

Application deadline: February 16, 2020

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Argonne National Laboratory Internship Opportunities

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking highly motivated and energetic undergraduate students for an immersive 2020 summer experience!

For students that are interested in pursuing big, ambitious ideas that redefine what is possible, Argonne is a place for them. Argonne’s research pushes the boundaries of fundamental science, applied science and engineering to solve complex challenges and develop useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world. Through Argonne’s research portfolio, students will get a one-of-a-kind experience in scientific areas such as; accelerator science, computational science, high energy physics, materials science, nuclear science, chemistry and advanced manufacturing.

By taking part in one of Argonne’s many opportunities, undergraduate students will receive a career development experience and insights into some of the nation’s leading scientific fields, facilities, and professionals, creating new STEM pathways and futures for them and the world.

Below is a list of their open summer opportunities.


Program Description Application Deadline
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) January 9, 2020
5:00 p.m. EST
Community College Internship (CCI) Program 10-week internship program that provides community college students with a technical training experience funded by DOE January 9, 2020
5:00 p.m. EST
Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) 10-week internship program for undergraduate and graduate STEM students from Minority Serving Institutions, funded by the DOE Office of Environmental Management January 21, 2020
Student Research Participation (SRP) Program 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience funded by Argonne March 1, 2020
Professional Career Internship (PCI) Program 10-week internship program that provides an opportunity for nontechnical students to work on projects that support Argonne’s mission March 1, 2020
Research Aide (RA) Program Temporary employment program that provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work on STEM research funded by Argonne March 1, 2020
Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) Summer research opportunity for small research teams from academic institutions that are small, historically underrepresented, or not well-resourced, enabling them to collaborate with Argonne staff scientists and engineers, funded by DOE January 9, 2020
5:00 p.m. EST

Deadlines are subject to change

In case of any questions, please feel free to reach out to

NRCS Pathways Vacancies – Internship Opportunities

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas is looking for Interns for Summer 2020. The NRCS is recruiting high school students and college students who are at least 16 years of age, to work summers in local NRCS field offices through the Pathways Program.

Important dates

Oct. 15, 2019 – Soil Conservationists/Range Mngmt (0499 job series)

Oct. 16, 2019 – Agriculture Engineer (0899 job series)

Oct. 17, 2019 – All other disciplines

Oct. 21, 2019 – Recent Graduate Announcements

Announcements will be advertised for a maximum of 5 days and will close when an application ceiling is reached. Apply early!


This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Upon graduation, Interns who successfully complete the program may be converted to career, term, or career-conditional appointments without competition.

Roles & responsibilities:

• Provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers
• Develop conservation plans with landowners
• Advise on the design, layout, construction, management, operation, maintenance and evaluation of voluntary conservation practices
• Farmland Protection
• Upstream flood prevention
• Emergency watershed protection
• Urban conservation
• Local community projects designed to improve social, economic and environmental conditions
• Conduct soil surveys
• Conservation needs assessments

Please refer the attached flyer for more information.

Spring 2020 CCI and SULI Internships

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Community College Internships (CCI)
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
2020 Spring Internship Information – Apply now!


ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system.  Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology, and national security.  Visit here to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!


•      400 hours of participation (spread over 16-week appointment period of January 13 – May 1) engaged in a technical training project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer (CCI)

•      Full-time participation January 13 – May 1 engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer (SULI)

•      Career development workshops/lab tours

•      $500 per week stipend, based on 40 hours per week*

•      Limited travel reimbursement/housing allowance* (for those who qualify)

To be eligible**, applicants must:

•      Be at least 18 years of age

•      Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

•      Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

In addition, CCI applicants must:

•      Be currently enrolled full-time at a community college or accredited two-year college and have completed at least one semester (at the time of application)

•      Have completed at least 6 credit hours in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology course areas and have completed at least 12 credit hours towards a degree

In addition, SULI applicants must:

•      Be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. institution AND have completed at least one year as an undergraduate (at the time of application)**

*The stipend and housing allowance for eligible CCI students is prorated based on the weekly hours of participation.

*The SULI internship requires a full-time (at least 40 hours per week) commitment onsite at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Some students find it reasonable to take online or evening classes during the course of the internship.  Undergraduate credits obtained in  high school cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement.

**Additional eligibility requirements may be found at


The award-winning Garden State LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) will host a National Science Foundation (NSF) Bridge to the Doctorate program at Rutgers University-Newark. The program will support a cohort of twelve (12) graduate students from LSAMP programs around the U.S. who are pursuing doctoral studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs beginning in Fall 2020. This is a unique program that tailors the graduate experience to best suit the goals of the student.

Program Benefits:

Support: The Bridge to Doctorate program at Rutgers-Newark is designed to provide financial and impactful academic support for promising graduate students.

Education: Rutgers University delivers world-class graduate education to thousands of student. Many of our programs at Rutgers-Newark are collaborative with Rutgers-New Brunswick and New Jersey Institute of Technology for expanded opportunities in courses and research.

Location: Situated in the dynamic City of Newark, Rutgers-Newark is an anchor institution committed to sustainable economic development throughout the City. The university is a 22-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan (NYC), in a major US transportation hub, and within an hour drive from Columbia University, Princeton University, Stony Brook University, NYU, CUNY, and Brookhaven National Labs, among others.

Training: Fellows receive mentoring, professional development, research opportunities, and support from faculty mentors and LSAMP staff to ensure successful completion of the program.

Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship Offerings:

  1. Annual stipend of $32,000 plus tuition for the first 2 years.
  2. Continued stipend and tuition support for years 3-through-5 from the academic department
  3. Community of support among local, regional and national B2D Fellows
  4. Research assistance from the Garden State LSAMP
  5. Participation in annual Garden State LSAMP Alliance Conference and Graduate Showcase

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020


  • Must be: admitted to a Rutgers University, Newark Ph.D. program for Fall 2020

  • a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Evidence of participation in an LSAMP program from the Director/Coordinator at an undergraduate institution

Application Process

Step 1: Apply to Rutgers-Newark Doctoral Program of Choice [Apply here]

Step 2: Apply to B2D Program [Apply here]

More information

More information: [Prof. Alexander Gates | Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences | Executive Director, Garden State LSAMP  ] [Dr. Taja-Nia Henderson | Dean of the Graduate School-Newark]

2019 LSMRCE Conference

The 2019 Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence conference, Building a Diverse STEM Talent Pool: Classrooms to Careers, will be held Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 2019, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone CrossingRegistration and Call for Proposals are now open!

The conference offers the LSAMP programs and scholars multiple ways to participate, engage, and promote their program at the conference. Please take a look at these opportunities and let me know if you have any questions.

  1. Undergraduate/Graduate Competitive Poster Session– Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are invited to participate in the competitive poster session. Some travel awards are available. Poster abstract deadline extended to August 16, 2019!
  2. NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Roundtable Session– Currently (or anticipated) NSF-funded Bridge to the Doctorate programs are invited to participate in the roundtable session. Each program will host a table and undergraduates will circulate in a speed-dating format. This is an opportunity for the BD programs to promote their program and share important information about the graduate degree opportunities and program deadlines with potential undergraduate applicants. Deadline extended to August 16, 2019. Early submission is encouraged.
  3. NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Oral Presentations– Current NSF BD Fellows are invited to submit a proposal for the competitive oral presentation session. Each presenter gets 10 minutes to present their research followed by a 5 minute Q&A. Selected presenters receive a $250 travel award and complimentary conference registration. Deadline extended to August 16, 2019
  4. Resource Fair –The conference will host a resource fair on Saturday from 4p-5:30p. This is an opportunity for LSAMP BDs, REUs, and graduate school programs to host a table. We anticipate approximately 250 undergraduate URM STEM students to be in attendance. The tables are complimentary, but table sponsorship requests are due by August 16, 2019
  5. Poster Session Judges – We are seeking approximately 50 judges to review and score more than 150 posters. Ideal candidates are fellows, post-docs, and faculty who are researchers in STEM or mentors of STEM students. Judges receive complimentary conference registration.
  6. Volunteers– It takes many hands and minds to pull off a great event. We seek members of our community to commit to a few hours and help make this conference a success! We appreciate any and all assistance we receive, so if you want to volunteer but don’t see a slot that fits your schedule, contact Deb Cole at or call 317-278-4753. Individuals who volunteer for two or more shifts receive complimentary conference registration!



ASPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences & Engineering

What is ASPIRE?

Academic Success via Postdoctoral Independence in Research and Education (ASPIRE) is an NIH-sponsored Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) postdoctoral fellowship.

ASPIRE is a specialized program focused on translational research, bringing together technological innovations and biomedical science to address major health problems in the United States and around the world. The research program is designed to train the future generation of biomedical scientists and engineers, who bridge the disciplines of biology, medicine, and engineering.

The program draws on expertise from faculty and mentors from the three partnering institutions in Baltimore City: Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Coppin State University.

Application Due Date: April 15, 2019

Expected Start DateAugust 1, 2019


The applicant must have received a PhD or MD/PhD in engineering, computer science, biophysics, chemistry, molecular/cellular physiology, neuroscience, genetics or related fields within the past 2 years. An MD degree may also qualify, provided that the applicant has a previous degree in engineering. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He/she must have an interest in educating underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Admission Process

Applicants will need to submit a CV, personal statements that describes their career goals and past and future interest in research and teaching, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation (preferably one from PhD advisor), and name of a third reference. Applicants will be asked to describe their research area of interest, and names of up to 3 JHU engineering core faculty they would like to work with. If interest is expressed by the faculty member and a clinical collaborator, a Skype interview will be scheduled to discuss potential research projects. Upon acceptance and arrival, applicants will begin work directly in the sponsoring lab(s).

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IQ BIO REU – University of Puerto Rico

IQ BIO REU ( is a summer research and student development program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that offers opportunities for undergraduate students from universities and colleges that lack a strong research component and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

For 9 weeks, starting on the first Monday of June, ten (10) students will be immersed in a wide array of high-impact practices including participation in a mentored research project in partnership with faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP). The program offers training and practice for fluency in quantitative skills, data analysis, and bioinformatics and myriad opportunities for career development.

Program benefits:

  • Mentored research at the vanguard of biological sciences
  • Skill development workshops on the use of statistical and computational tools
  • Workshops on Career Development, Research Ethics, among others
  • Guided writing activities
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Stipend of $5,175
  • Near-campus housing arranged by the program
  • Reimbursement for travel to and from REU site

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2019

Application URL:

NOTE: If you are unable to access the Google form, please consider logging out of your TAMU Google Account, and logging back in with a regular non-TAMU Google Account. That should open up access to the registration form.

USC – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy’s SURF program is geared towards increasing learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing either professional or academic research careers across the entire pharmaceutical continuum including drug discovery, delivery, mechanism of disease and drug action, clinical and translational studies, regulatory science, outcome analysis and policy development. Students will develop confidence and independence in conducting research and communicating scientific concepts under the guidance of faculty and other mentors. In addition to daily engagement in the lab, students will attend biweekly entrepreneurship/professional development seminars and participate in a workshop on the graduate school application process so as to aid in the pursuit of graduate study. At the end of the summer, students will give an oral presentation of their research to their peers and faculty.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2019- awardees will be notified in April, 2019


NOTE: If you are not able to access the application form, please log out of your Texas A&M Google Account, and log back in with your regular Google Account. That should allow you to access the application form.


• Undergraduate students between their junior and senior year (rising senior status when school
resumes in the fall)
• Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled for next year’s classes
• Must be US citizens or permanent residents
• Applications are strongly encouraged from the following groups to enhance diversity in our training
programs: first-generation college student, veterans or a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African Americans, Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, native
Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders; individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).

Program Benefits:

• Participate in cutting-edge research with top USC faculty
• Receive a $3,500 stipend for a full-time program during summer (full time, 10 weeks minimum;
involvement for a longer period may depend upon project and faculty preference)
• Gain experience and tools to enhance your application for competitive PhD programs
• Explore the rich and diverse culture of Southern California in Los Angeles while learning about the
resources and graduate training opportunities at the USC School of Pharmacy
• Develop lasting friendships with fellow participants
• Housing is provided in shared housing on USC’s University Park Campus on a demonstrated financial need basis only AND is based on availability of funding. Evidence of financial need can be
demonstrated by providing your most current need-based financial aid package (FAFSA).

Program Information:

For a list of participating faculty (, their research projects and information about graduate programs, please visit their website.

Contact Information:

USC School of Pharmacy Graduate Affairs Office: 323.442.1474 |

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Boise State University – Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Opportunity

Boise State University is now seeking applications for the LSAMP Bridges to the Doctorate: Pacific Northwest Graduate Fellows Program.

Pending National Science Foundation funding, their first cohort will begin August 2019!

They are seeking applications from students motivated to pursue a STEM graduate degree. Located in Idaho’s capital city, Boise State University has a growing research agenda and plays a crucial role in the region’s knowledge economy and famed quality of life. All programs are distinguished by outstanding faculty, resources that foster interdisciplinary study, and cutting edge research that provides students the skills to solve global challenges.

LSAMP Scholars at the undergraduate level are qualified to apply for Boise State’s Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships.  Recipients of this PNW Graduate Fellows program will receive:

  • 2 years of fellowship funding, plus 3 additional years creating a 5-year full funding package for their PhD studies;
  • tuition, fees, health insurance, and a $32,000 stipend annually*;
  • travel funding to national conferences;
  • professional and career development support;
  • faculty advising and a mentoring support network

*If program does not receive NSF funding, Boise State is still committed to supporting this cohort. Without NSF funding, stipends will be in line with the current supported stipends at Boise State (a minimum of $15K with averages for STEM fields in the mid $20k range per year) with full tuition paid.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Identify as a member of at least one racial and ethnic group historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander)
  • Participation in a LSAMP program during undergrad
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have earned a STEM baccalaureate degree
  • Acceptance into a STEM graduate program at Boise State
  • Desire to pursue a PhD in a STEM discipline

More information: