The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Database includes a list of primarily off-campus summer research opportunities available for undergraduate students.

Please note - This is not an exhaustive list of all summer opportunities. Though we actively manage and update this database, there are likely many opportunities, both on-campus and external, that our office has missed.

This database is maintained by the Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research. If you have any corrections, suggestions, or would like to add an opportunity to our database, please email

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Research Opportunity Research Area Opportunity Timing Deadline Date
Summer Internship Program at The Counseling Center at Pace University

This summer program provides interns with the opportunity to experience the diverse functions of a professional psychologist in a university counseling center (including didactic seminars, scholarly research, outreach and consultation, and exposure to clinical work). Internship is part-time, unpaid, and for rising seniors.

Social Sciences & Behavior Summer 1/31/23
Low-Dimensional Materials for Transducers (LDM4T) - Summer Research in Korea

This program aims at providing frontier research experiences in the development of low-dimensional materials for transducers (LDM4T) at university laboratories in Korea.

Science & Technology Summer 1/31/23
Research Experience in Consumer Networking Technologies

Students will investigate some important issues related to software-defined networking/virtualization, visual computing at the network edge, social virtual reality, mobile sensing & environment recognition.

Science & Technology Summer 1/31/23
MaineHealth Summer Research Internship Program

Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) provides undergraduates with an opportunity to receive an educational experience in biomedical science through the MMCRI Summer Student Research Program. Research at MMCRI covers a broad area in biomedical science including vascular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, hematology, nephrology, tumor biology, and molecular genetics as well as outcomes research, vector-borne diseases, and clinical research.

Medicine & Health Summer 1/31/23
Brite Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The BRITE REU is a 10-week internship that provides training on the computational and mathematical fundamentals of bioinformatics analysis. Participants will attend programming workshops (Python, R), career opportunity talks, receive training on data visualization, and further develop their scientific communication skills.

Medicine & Health, Natural Sciences, Science & Technology Summer 1/31/23
VR-REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Immersive 3D Visualization

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in immersive visualization and virtual/augmented/mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) will involve 10 students per summer directly in multidisciplinary research projects. Participants will be provided training in immersive 3D visualization tools and technologies.

Humanities & Arts, Science & Technology Summer 1/31/23
Buckeye Language Network Summer Research Program

The Language Sciences Research Lab is running a 8-week PAID summer research program for undergraduate students interested in LANGUAGE. The program has two primary goals: 1) to conduct research in linguistics, psychology, speech and hearing science, and other related fields through recruitment of the public at the Center of Science and Industry Museum, 2) to educate and perform outreach demonstrations for museum guests that teach about language science and the work we do as language scientists.

Education, Medicine & Health, Social Sciences & Behavior Summer 1/31/23
UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.

Medicine & Health Summer 1/31/23
Center for Precision Medicine Undergraduate Summer Research Internship

This 9-week internship provides students with the opportunity to use state-of-the-art high-throughput genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics to study human diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and aging at the Wake Forest School of Medicine Center for Precision Medicine.

Medicine & Health Summer 1/31/23
Rush University Summer Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a nine-week, intensive research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the biomedical sciences.

Medicine & Health Summer 1/31/23
Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program at Augustana

The Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program provides opportunities for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to develop skills as young scientists and to further explore their interest in biomedical research. STAR participants are matched to a biomedical research laboratory and engage in a research project under the guidance of a Augusta University faculty member and their lab team. The Summer STAR program provides excellent preparation and relevant experience for students planning to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences.

Medicine & Health Summer 2/1/23
DEEPS Leadership Alliance REU

The Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences at Brown University (DEEPS) Leadership Alliance REU offers a 9-week summer internship conducting research into the fields of earth and environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering, math, biology, and computer science. Students will receive a competitive stipend and the opportunity to present their research at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium & the Summer Research Symposium at Brown.

Natural Sciences, Science & Technology Summer 2/1/23
Amgen Scholars Program at Caltech

Scholars in the program travel to the host institution to conduct a 10-week research project during the summer. Students collaborate with mentors to develop their own research topic which is presented in the form of a technical paper and an oral presentation at Seminar Day. Participants receive a stipend along with housing, board, and travel subsidies.

Medicine & Health, Natural Sciences Summer 2/1/23
Amgen Scholars Program at NIH

Amgen Scholars at NIH spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Medicine & Health Summer 2/1/23
Summer Research Experience in Neuroscience at the University of Missouri

This program will train undergraduates in interdisciplinary neuroscience, with a focus on computational methods. The program starts with a one-week boot-camp on computational tools and technical writing. Neuroscience faculty members from the University of Missouri will train undergraduates in research, in projects that range across the neuroscience spectrum.

Medicine & Health, Science & Technology Summer 2/1/23
Johns Hopkins Summer Internship Program (SIP)

The Johns Hopkins SIP provides a summer research experience in biomedical and public health research. There are 11 different programs under the SIP umbrella ranging in topics from nanotechnology and genomics to health disparities among communities.

Medicine & Health Summer 2/1/23
Dartmouth's Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE)

Dartmouth's Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) provides summer research experience to undergraduates. Focusing on academic research, networking, and mentoring, ASURE prepares students for future graduate research training.

Medicine & Health, Natural Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences & Behavior Summer 2/1/23
Galapagos Rockford Charter School Summer Teaching Fellowship

The Summer Teaching Fellowship is a paid opportunity for recent high school graduates and current college students to spend a summer internship teaching students in grades K-8. Our Summer Teaching Fellows gain experience teaching in both small group and whole class environments, primarily to build reading, writing, and math skills.

Education Summer 2/1/23
Center for Sustainable Polymers Summer Research Program

CSP participants aim to design, prepare, and implement polymers derived from renewable resources for a wide range of advanced applications, and to promote future economic development, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability in the emergent area of biobased products.

Science & Technology Summer 2/1/23
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Conservation Science at Zoo Miami

This 10-week summer program allows students to conduct independent research in conservation science under mentorship from conservation biologists, wildlife veterinarians, and Zoo Miami education researchers. Students will have the unique experience of conducting research within a zoo environment.

Natural Sciences Summer 2/1/23
Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship

The CAICE Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship provides students with research experiences in science communication. Students are paired with a faculty mentor and work closely with researchers to create engaging and accessible science communication that conveys CAICE science to diverse audiences. Students receive a stipend and attend professional development seminars & symposiums.

Science & Technology, Social Sciences & Behavior Summer 2/1/23
Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE)

NHRE offers a 10-week summer opportunity for students to work alongside museum scientists to complete a research project in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, or Vertebrate Zoology. In addition to the research project, students will a competitive stipend, attend lectures, and receive tours.

Natural Sciences Summer 2/1/23

The SURF Program provides research opportunities for students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. SURF gives students an opportunity to: Gain substantive career experience related to your academic interests, acquire lifelong leadership, management, and analytical skills, learn about a career in public service, build professional relationships, contacts, and networks, and observe the daily operations and working environment of a premier federal laboratory for 11 weeks.

Science & Technology Summer 2/1/23
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program

This program provides rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques, research methodologies, and data analysis to students. The program also emphasizes the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive issues.

Social Sciences & Behavior Summer 2/1/23
American Bar Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

This fellowship introduces undergraduate students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in law and/or social science, as well as to provide guidance about the many career options under the umbrella of the legal profession.

Social Sciences & Behavior Summer 2/1/23
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