Summer Opportunities

Biology Department Listings

  • Van Andel Summer Research Internship: Ten-week paid research internship at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Description of program and links to all REU sites. These grants provide research experiences in a variety of disciplines, stipends, are competitive and usually have February or March deadlines.
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Summer Internship: Dialysis Clinic Inc. is sponsoring a summer internship for pre-medical students in the clinical area of organ transplantation. The internship includes shadowing physicians on rounds in the hospital, observing and assisting in an outpatient/clinic facility, and observing transplant and transplant-related surgical operations.
  • Wayne State University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships for 10- to 12-week full-time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry; $2500 stipend. Flexible dates. Deadline, March.
  • Brigham and Young University: Bioinformatics and Systematics. Ten-weeks, $3000 stipend, travel allowance and housing. K alum, Keith Crandall is one of the many investigators in this program. Review of applications begins March 1.
  • UCSF Summer Research Training Program: For juniors or sophomores interested in a career as a physician scientist, $4000 stipend, housing and travel. Flexible starting date.
  • University of Chicago: Summer Research Training Program. Nine-week program for sophomores and juniors, $3000 stipend and housing provided.
  • University of Connecticut: College Summer Fellowship Program: research, medical, and dental clinical exposures. Flexible dates, $2,500-$3,000 stipends.
  • Child Family Health International: International elective opportunities for pre-medical students.
  • Cornell Traveler’s Summer Research Fellowship: For juniors interested in practicing among underserved populations. Seven-week program. Stipend and housing provided.
  • University of Iowa: Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program, an intensive experience for the individual interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician scientist. Stipend, room and travel allowance.
  • Johns Hopkins University: Human anatomy for undergraduates.
  • University of Minnesota: Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program. Stipends variable depending on program.
  • National Institutes of Health: Summer internships in biomedical research. Flexible starting dates and variable stipends. Deadline, March 1.
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Ten-week summer undergraduate research in numerous fields; $3000 minimum stipend.
  • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).
  • Edward M. Chester Summer Scholars Program (for Ohio residents only): For undergraduates interested in exploring academic medicine and research at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.$2000 stipend.
  • University of Cincinnati
    • Summer Premedical Enrichment Program: Six-week program for juniors, seniors, postbaccalaureate students wishing to gain exposure to a medical school setting.
    • Summer Research Scholars Program: Eight-week research program for juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate students who have previous research experience.
    • R.O.S.E. Program (Ohio residents, sophomores only): Paid 8-10 week summer research internship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; mentoring by medical faculty; early assurance acceptance to University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; shadowing opportunities. Deadline, March 1.
  • Children´s Hospital of Cincinnati: Ten-week research internships in all areas of pediatric medicine. Flexible dates. Recipients receive a $3200 stipend for the summer.
  • Penn State: Biogeochemical research initiative for education (includes biochemistry and molecular biology).
  • SUNY Albany: Summer Research Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. Full-time laboratory research, $3400 stipend, travel, housing, food allowance. Early June-mid August (10 weeks).

For Disadvantaged and Minority Students

  • AAMC Minority Medical Education Program (SMEP): A free, six-week, intensive enrichment program to prepare committed, under-represented minority students for medical school. Offered at 11 medical school sites around the country. Dates vary with site. Academic enrichment, MCAT preparation, clinical experience, preparation for the medical school application process.
  • Cornell University ACCESS: Ten-week summer research program for under-represented minority college students; $3000 stipend and up to $500 travel.
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry Office of Multicultural Affairs
    • Pipeline—aimed at pre-medical and pre-dental freshmen and sophomores.
    • Profile for Success—aimed at pre-dental juniors and seniors. Mid-May to late June.
    • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine:Summer scholars program. A premedical program designed to enhance the preparation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds for admission to medical school. Stipend, room and board, travel.
  • University of Pittsburg
    • The Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Minority Students: 10-week summer research and enrichment program for under-represented minority students interested in careers as physician scientists. Available to freshman-juniors; $4,300 stipend plus air fare.
    • The Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program: Level I offers classroom and lab-based programming for underrepresented rising freshmen and sophomores, while Level II offers a mentored lab experience, admissions workshops and MCAT preparation for juniors and seniors.
  • Gateways to the Laboratory: A tri-institutional summer program offered by Cornell-Rockefeller-Sloan Kettering. For freshmen and sophomores.
  • Rutgers University Project Learn: A 10-week program for sophomores and juniors preparing for the health professions; $3,150 stipend, tuition, room and board.
  • The Summer Institute at Harvard-MIT: The Summer Institute at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology offers a unique opportunity for outstanding students considering a career in biomedical engineering and medical science.
    • Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics
    • Biomedical Optics


Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Grant