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Summer Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student have opportunities to participate in ongoing research at institutes worldwide with the goal to better prepare students for graduate school and research in their future professions. Most summer undergraduate research programs run 8-12 weeks, include a stipend of $3,000-6,000, and may or may not include travel, housing and meals. Explore a list of websites with research opportunities below and explore the application process.

Plus close to home, UCF has opportunities for EFSC students from all academic disciplines transferring to UCF who are interested in undergraduate research. Opportunities include a three-day Summer Research Academy; a STEM-focused learning community; and a program for underrepresented undergrad students who may be interested in going on to master's level education and research.

Recommended Application Timeline

Most deadlines are between January 15 and March 15

Search for summer undergraduate research opportunities over winter break when you do not have school exams or papers (the list below is a great place to start). Write your research statement and résumé over winter break. When you return to Eastern Florida State College in January, visit the Registrar’s Office, Writing Center, Career Center and your professors to finalize your application.

Application Process
Websites Detailing Summer Research Opportunities

American Mathematical Society

Association of American Medical Colleges

DAAD Rise Research Internships in Science and Engineering (international)

Health Science Internships (list arranged by Swarthmore College)

Mote Marine Laboratory

NASA Internships

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation REU

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Pathways to Science (a searchable database of prgrams in arts and media, businss, engineering, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, and technology)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Summer Undergraduate Research at UF

The Leadership Alliance