Off-Campus Summer Research Resources
Winning a competitive off-campus summer research fellowship or internship is a tremendous resume building option designed to give you unique training for your future career. Many of these 8-10 week long programs provide salary and housing. Successful completion of these opportunities stands-out when applying to medical or graduate schools. Most applications are due in January or February.
These opportunities are not limited to STEM fields. Please explore the lists for your area of interest. In addition, consider Wartburg West as a viable summer internship possibility (http://www.wartburg.edu/west/).
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Some of these programs are not open to you, but if you go to the site “Pathways to Science” (http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv) you can adjust your search for STEM programs open to international students (variety of fields). Last search yielded over 90 results.
The CDC maintains an online database of public health opportunities http://www.cdc.gov/features/studentopportunities/
PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY
University of Iowa has a large list of summer research opportunities for physics and astronomy undergraduates looking for a summer experience http://astro.physics.uiowa.edu/~clang/reu_info.html
FUTURE MEDICAL STUDENTS
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has compiled a list of programs for undergraduates interested in attending medical school.
UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITY UNDERGRADUATES
Search links provided below can yield programs dedicated to serving under-represented minority undergraduates. In addition, here are some programs that may be of interest to you:
Excellent option for pre-medicine students: http://www.med.upenn.edu/pcedher/pre-med.html
George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship at Iowa State: https://www.diversity.cals.iastate.edu/gwc
AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship https://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-minority-science-writers-internship
Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/
RESEARCH PROGRAM DATABASES– Everything from Geoscience to Ecology to Neuroscience or Chemistry.
Pathway to science is a searchable database for a variety of summer research positions. Advanced search engine will allow you to screen for opportunities focused on minority applicants or open to international students. http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides funding to a number of institutions to run summer research opportunities for undergraduates. A list of funded programs you apply to can be found here:
Other schools have compiled useful lists of summer research opportunities:
The Master RIT Neuroscience Site https://people.rit.edu/~gtfsbi/Symp/Neuroscience.htm
John's Hopkins University List http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/preprofadvising/
Swarthmore College List http://www.swarthmore.edu/health-sciences-office/summer-opportunities
Wellesley University List http://www.wellesley.edu/sciencecenter/students/opportunities/summer
Cornell University List http://biology.cornell.edu/research/summer
PAST WARTBURG STUDENTS HAVE WON AWARDS HERE/ COUPLE OF OTHER INTERESTING PROGRAMS:
UIC College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program http://go.uic.edu/surf
Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/
Research Internships in Science and Engineering in Germany https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/find-an-internship/
Maryland Sea grant Research Experience for Undergraduates http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu
NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship
Baylor College of Medicine https://www.bcm.edu/education/schools/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/diversity/smart
Hormel Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program http://www.hi.umn.edu/opportunities/sure/
University of Colorado Cancer Center Summer Fellowship
Iowa State Summer Undergraduate Research Programs http://www.undergradresearch.iastate.edu/students/summerresearch.php
Mayo Graduate School http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/programs/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowship
Medical Collage of Milwaukee http://www.mcw.edu/Graduate-School/Prospective-Students/Summer-Program-for-Undergraduate-Research.htm
Northwestern University SROP http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/diversity/undergraduate-summer-research/
Sanford Research Institute http://www.sanfordresearch.org/education/undergraduates/spur/
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/education-training/predoctoral-training/internships/pediatric-oncology-education-poe-program.html
University of Iowa Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/Biochemistry/Biochem_threeColumn.aspx?pageid=17059
University of Iowa Bioinformatics http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/humangenetics/Bioinformatics_Summer_Internship/
University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Program http://molcellbio.grad.uiowa.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program
University of Iowa Medical Science Training Summer Program (future MD/PhD) http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/mstp/summer/index.html
University of Iowa Microbiology http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer/
University of Minnesota LSSURP http://cbs.umn.edu/lssurp/home
University of Missouri https://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/jobs-and-programs/programs/
University of Nebraska Summer Research Program http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/home
University of North Carolina https://www.med.unc.edu/oge/stad/sure
University of Pennsylvania http://www.med.upenn.edu/supers/index.html
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School SROP program https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/srop/
University of Wisconsin-Madison Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP) https://wiscience.wisc.edu/IBS-SRP
University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical College SPUR program http://www.mcw.edu/Graduate-School/Prospective-Students/Summer-Program-for-Undergraduate-Research.htm
MOSAIC at Iowa State: http://www.me.iastate.edu/mosaic/
Argonne National Lab: http://www.anl.gov/education/undergraduates/internship-opportunities
Wayne State University http://physiology.med.wayne.edu/surf-application.php note: you should match with a faculty member before applying. You should contact faculty ahead of time to know if they would take you for the summer. You may apply and be accepted without a known match, but the likelihood is much diminished.