Find an Internship or Research Experience

Research opportunities and internships are a great way to develop experience in a particular discipline and provide practical application of theory. If you’re wondering what undergraduate research entails or how to go about professionally pursuing opportunities, click here. If you’re ready to explore the MANY research and internship opportunities available to you, explore the resources below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Purdue Opportunities

Many FACULTY MEMBERS are able to provide funding or offer credit for undergraduate support. Students are encouraged to discuss opportunities and collaborate on research projects with faculty. Visit INDURE to explore faculty research areas. Explore the deparments below to see if your deparment has its own undergraduate research application process or opportunities.

Discovery Undergraduate Research Internships (DURI) is designed to involve Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty on cutting edge multidisciplinary research projects. Opportunities are offered for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides students across all science, engineering and technology disciplines with an intensive research experience, allowing them to work closely with graduate students and professors in their respective schools.

Interns for Indiana connects Boilermakers to high-tech startups in the state. Students must be full-time, undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Purdue, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be at least a first semester junior at the time the internship would begin. For international students, this program provides on-campus employment at an off-campus location. No CPT authorization is required.

Purdue Graduate School lists undergraduate research opportunities for students at Purdue.

Find internship & research opportunities through the College of Science Career Development Facebook Page!

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Purdue myCCO Opportunities by Major

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Computer Science

Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Mathematics & Statistics

Physics

Actuarial Science

 

Research & Internship Opportunity Databases

Many summer programs have application deadlines in February.

Note to International Students: Many, but not all, paid summer research programs are restricted to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Read program requirements closely. International students may approach individual faculty members at Purdue or elsewhere about laboratory work that does not involve a federal program.

American Astronomical Society

http://aas.org/learn/internships

American Chemical Society

http://portal.acs.org

American Mathematical Association Internships

Research http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu

Internships http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-internships

American Physiological Society

http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Education/Undergraduate/Student-Awards-and-Events/Summer-Research-Programs  

American Physical Society

http://www.aps.org/careers/employment/internships.cfm

American Statistical Association

http://www.amstat.org/education/internships.cfm

Amgen Scholars

http://www.amgenscholars.com/

Amherst College Neuroscience & Biomedical Research Database

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/neuroscience/summerresearch

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

http://www.cshl.edu/education/urp

Association of Women Geoscientists

http://www.awg.org/eas/jobweb.htm

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

http://www.aza.org/joblistings/

Case Western Reserve University- School of Medicine Research Database

http://casemed.case.edu/admissions/research/summer_programs.cfm

BioPharm Guy Internships

http://biopharmguy.com/services/internship.php

Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

http://www.cbn-atl.org/education/brain.shtml

CERN

http://jobs.web.cern.ch/join-us/studentships-summer-non-member-state-nationals

Columbia University Biology (biomed, ecology, and marine) Internship Database

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/intern.html

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

http://www.cic.net/students/srop/home

Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)

http://www.cra-w.org/undergraduate

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Internships in Research & Medicine

http://www.fhcrc.org/content/dam/public/education/internships.pdf

Indiana Intern

http://indianaintern.net/

Indianapolis Zoo

http://www.indyzoo.com/SitePages/AboutTheZoo/Interns.aspx

Leadership Alliance

http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/Programs/SummerResearch

Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/programs/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowship

National Institute of Standards & Technology

http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/staffing/students.cfm

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

http://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://www.education.noaa.gov/Special_Topics/Student_Opportunities.php#page=page-1

National Park Service

http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/workwithus.htm

National Science Foundation REU Sites

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

National Science Foundation Internship

http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/careers/student.jsp

National Wildlife Federation

http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Jobs-at-NWF/Internships.aspx

Pathways to Science (STEM)

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org

Purdue College of Agriculture Internships

https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/career/Pages/Student_JobList-Internship.aspx

Smithsonian

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/

Student Conversation Association

http://www.thesca.org/serve/internships

SURF

http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/resprograms.cfm

The Bridge Eco & Conservation Internships

http://web.vims.edu/bridge/summer.html?svr=www

Toroidal Snark Math Opportunities

http://www.toroidalsnark.net/mathsummer.html

University of California, Irvine's Research Database

http://due-web.ugs.uci.edu/urop/off_campus/off_campus_web_list.asp

Web Guru

http://www.webguru.neu.edu/program-listings/ur-listings

Wet Feet

http://www.internshipprograms.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Federal Opportunities

Science.gov

http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html

Central Intelligence Agency

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities

Department of Energy Undergraduate Internships

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

Department of Commerce

http://hr.commerce.gov/Careers

Department of Energy

http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/SURE/index.html

Department of Homeland Security

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Department of the Interior

https://doiu.doi.gov/intern.html

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/careers/internships/index.html

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Office of Education

NASA Education Directory

Internships at NASA Goddard

Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) education programs

Goddard Space Flight Center’s Summer Undergraduate Internships

National Cancer Institute

http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/Programs/Student/Default.aspx

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/LabsAndResources

National Institute on Drug Abuse

http://irp.drugabuse.gov/summer.php

National Institutes of Health Biomedical Science

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research

http://www.detrick.army.mil/nicbr/index.cfm

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/about/careers/students

National Security Agency (NSA)

http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/index.shtml

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport

http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nuwc/newport/pages/interns.aspx

Office of Naval Research

http://nreip.asee.org/

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10055

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10082

Shell

http://www.shell.us/aboutshell/careers-tpkg.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Health-Related Programs

Association of American Medical Colleges

https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/research/surf/default/

National Institute of Health

http://www.nia.nih.gov/about/resources  

Rochester Institute of Technology

http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm

St Jude’s Children's Research Hospital

http://www.stjude.org/poe

Swarthmore Health Sciences Research Database

http://www.swarthmore.edu/student-life/health-sciences-office/summer-opportunities.xml

Syracuse University

http://thecollege.syr.edu/students/undergraduate/advising_academic_support/pre_health/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

International Opportunities

American Chemical Society

http://portal.acs.org/

EURO Scholars

http://www.euroscholars.eu/

Intern Abroad

http://www.goabroad.com/intern-abroad

Clarkson University

http://web2.clarkson.edu/projects/reushen/ires_china/

Christian Brothers University

http://www.cbu.edu/mhirt

DAAD

https://www.daad.org/undergraduates

DAAD Rise

https://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html

Math in Moscow

http://www.mccme.ru/mathinmoscow/

Mathematics Advanced Study Semester

http://www.math.psu.edu/mass/

Organization for Tropical Studies

http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=361&Itemid=468

Partnerships for International Research and Education

http://pire.fiu.edu/apply.php

Pasteur Foundation

http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/internships.shtml

The Zurich Biology Undergraduate Summer School

http://www.biologie.uzh.ch/Studium/Bachelorstudium/GrundstudiumBiologie/UndergraduateSummerSchool.html

Purdue Science and Engineering Projects in Hannover and Clausthal

http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=755&SICountryCode=433

SUPER Stuttgart University Program for Experiencing Research

http://www.ia.uni-stuttgart.de/super/super.html

 

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