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Internship and Research Opportunities in the Neuro- and Biomedical Sciences

Updated: 03.04.2016
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Boston University
Undergraduate Summer Program in Neuroscience (USPIN)

The Undergraduate Summer Program in Neuroscience (USPIN) is a ten-week summer research training program in neuroscience, encompassing computational neuroscience, experimental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and neurophotonics.
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Summer Scholars Program
The Summer Scholars Program is a mentored research internship offered by the Department of Pediatrics of Eastern Virginia Medical School at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. The competitive 11 week program is open to college seniors (rising or graduating) and first- or second-year graduate or medical students who are exploring potential careers in medical, biomedical, public health, or behavioral research. 
Duke University
Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
The Duke University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated undergraduate students hands-on experience in graduate-level biomedical research. The Duke SROP is geared toward students who are seriously considering joining a PhD graduate program after completing their undergraduate degree.The Duke SROP emphasizes direct laboratory experience. Students spend a majority of their time learning research techniques in the laboratory, attending lab meetings, interacting with members of other labs, and otherwise conducting themselves just as if they were in graduate school. Each student is mentored by a faculty mentor, solving real research problems in an active, modern biomedical research laboratory.
Emory College
MD Summer Experience

Much more than a shadowing program, MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover variable topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a "patient assistant," helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients' history and neurological findings in compliance with HIPAA while observing real-life patient examinations.Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co-authored by the faculty mentor.
Harvard-MIT
Health Sciences and Technology Summer Institute

The HST Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity for outstanding undergraduate college students considering a career in biomedical engineering and medical science. This highly competitive program offers a hands-on research experience in a scientific community internationally recognized for its leadership and commitment to excellence. Participants are supported by cutting-edge research facilities and expert mentors.
Indiana University
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Funded by the National Science Foundation, our program offers a unique opportunity for talented undergraduates to do state-of-the-art research and gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences. During the first two weeks, interns divide their time between group training activities and their home laboratories. The group training activities include research seminar presentations, hands-on training in field and laboratory techniques, a trip behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, and a workshop on research ethics. For the remainder of the summer, students conduct individual research projects under the guidance of their mentors and prepare final presentations of the results. We also offer brief workshops on taking the GRE, applying to graduate school, and designing professional presentations in Power Point.
National Institute of Health
Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute)
The NIH Postbac IRTA program provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD;Research Triangle Park, NC;Hamilton, MT;Framingham, MA;Pheonix, AZ;and Detroit, MI. Each postbac has a scientific "home" in the NIH Institute or Center (IC) of his/her principal investigator (PI).
National Institute of Health
Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD;Research Triangle Park, NC;Hamilton, MT;Framingham, MA;Phoenix, AZ;and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training &Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's
Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences
 
The Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences offers a unique opportunity for academically talented high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research. Students get hands-on experience working with leading scientists in the Institute's Division of Intramural Research, the "in-house" research component of the NINDS. NINDS Labs are located in Bethesda, Rockville and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The NINDS purpose in awarding internships to qualified students is to provide student with a highly stimulating and rewarding summer research experience, with a view towards encouraging students to pursue advanced education and training in the biomedical sciences and future careers in scientific investigation, particularly basic and clinical research in the neurological sciences. Summer research training is designed to supplement and give practical meaning to students' academic course work. At the same time, students will make a valuable contribution to the NINDS research mission. Speakers that present during the Career Symposium inspires the students to pursue a career in Science while also giving them ideas on the various paths available within these fields. Several of the Career Symposium are Summer Internship Alumni.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Spend your summer in a state of the art research institution as a team member —using and expanding your scientific knowledge and skills, and learning more about health care and research options. Students will experience a 10-week full-time research placement, receive a stipend, attend enrichment seminars and participate in networking and social activities.
New York University
Center for Neural Science Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The Center for Neural Science hosts a summer research experience program for undergraduates with a strong interest in neuroscience. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. Students apply for positions in a 10-week summer program during which they actively participate in research projects in the laboratories of New York University science faculty. We match students to laboratories primarily on the basis of their background preparation and areas of interest. They work either directly with faculty or with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. The students are involved in all phases of the research process from experimental design to data analysis and communication of results. At the end of the program, the students each give a presentation of their own work at a summer research conference. The primary goal of this program is to extend the Center's robust neuroscience research opportunities to non-NYU students and to diversity the scientific workforce in the field of Neuroscience. Financial support is available to non-NYU students through the NSF REU-Site Grant. The First week of SURP will include a "bootcamp" to accelerate the learning of lab skills specific to neural science.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts. MURAP aims to foster the entrance of students from underrepresented minority groups, as well as others with a proven commitment to diversity, into graduate school and faculty positions in academia. Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 20 rising juniors and seniors in college to our campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience.
Princeton University
Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI)

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is offering a summer internship program for highly motivated undergraduates, providing education and hands-on research experience in the field of neuroscience. Participants will closely collaborate with students and faculty at the PNI on original research projects, and thereby gain invaluable first-hand experience on what it is like to be a neuroscientist.Summer interns will also participate in group educational activities, including weekly foundational overview lectures from PNI faculty, lab meetings with the researchers with whom they will work, journal club reading groups, plus special forums on topics such as career advice and graduate school application preparation. Applicants must be current undergraduates, US citizens, permanent residents, or foreign undergraduates attending a US educational institution. The program offers a competitive stipend and covers travel and housing expenses for visiting students.
Rockefeller University
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology. College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August. Placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.
Tufts University
Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program

The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies. The Program begins at the end of the first week of June and ends in the second week of August. Trainees also attend scientific seminars and workshops on academic and career guidance, participate in organized social activities, and have free time to explore the Boston area. Trainees receive a $4,000 stipend, travel expenses within the US, and are provided with on-campus housing.
College of Wooster
NSF Summer REU

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site award, funded by the National Science Foundation, to The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, and Earlham College, Richmond, IN will support 16 students for 9 weeks during the summers of 2016-2018.  Undergraduate participants (US Citizens or Permanent Residents only) will receive a stipend of $4,725 in addition to housing, meal and travel allowances.  You must be a continuing undergraduate to apply.