Undergaduate Research and Internship Opportunities

Below you will find current research and internship opportunities for undergraduates with a description, application deadline, and corresponding links.  Check back often as opportunities are being added.
 
The Physics Nucleus: Research Opportunities in Physics and Astronomy - Application deadlines vary!
Various Universities and Companies
An online database specifically for students looking for research opportunities in physics and astronomy.  Browse for programs by state and discipline.  Check often for new opportunities.
 
National Science Foundation REU website - Applications deadlines vary!
Various Universities and Companies
An online database where you can search for research opportunities by discipline.
 
 

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Physics and Astronomy REU - Application deadline February 13, 2017!
Brigham Young University
Exciting opportunities in a number of areas including optics (using lasers of all kinds including ultrashort pulse and UV lasers), computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory, and astronomy for undergraduates and secondary school teachers. $5000 stipend plus round-trip travel expenses, food, and room and board.
Coe College Research Experience for Undergraduates - Application deadline February 17, 2017!
Coe College
A goal of the program is to provide a research experience for students from institutions where opportunities are limited, first-generation college students, and students from other under-represented groups. $4500 stipend, free room and board, and travel expense assistance.
 
Michigan State University REU in Physics - Application deadline February 17, 2017!
Michigan State University
Each summer, the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy and its research groups offer 10-week internships for up to 12 undergraduate students. Students will receive a stipend of $5000 plus full room and board. In addition, travel expenses will partially reimbursed to a maximum of $400.
 
Old Dominion University REU in Physics - Application deadline February 17, 2017!
Old Dominion University
Student researchers will operate with well-guided independence to contribute usefully to advances in superconducting RF structures, novel accelerator design, and particle detectors. In some cases students will be co-authors on resulting publications.Selected students will receive $500 per week, shared accommodation on site, travel support and $10 per day meal allowance.
 
Supporting Undergraduate Research at Geneseo (SURGE) - Application deadline February 17, 2017!
Genesco - State University of New York
SURGE provides an exciting ten-week research experience to a cohort of undergraduates each year. Students are integrated into small teams of undergraduate researchers working closely with a faculty mentor, who nurtures their experimental, analytical, and communication skills. Students also experience physics in action by visiting regional facilities, where they interact with practicing physicists and learn how physics research addresses societally relevant problems.
 
The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) - Application deadline February 24, 2017!
Baylor University
Theoretical and experimental research opportunities available. 10 week course with a $5000 stipend and up to $1000 for room and board and $400 towards travel expenses.
 
Research Experience for Undergraduates at SRI International - Application deadline February 24, 2017!
SRI International
This REU program provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to participate in research at SRI and to benefit from the collegial atmosphere of collaboration and communication among all members of the laboratory. A wide variety of experimental and theoretical projects are available for undergraduate participation, including studies of atmospheric chemistry, energy transfer in molecular collisions, mass spectrometry, biomedical optics, microfluidics, materials research and platform development in the biological sciences for screening and detection with an engineering focus.
 
Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) - Application deadline February 24, 2017!
Black Hills State University
Do research 1 mile underground! 10 week research course with a $5000 stipend, lodging, meals, and travel assistance also provided. Invesitgate the properties of neutrinos with research applications from medicine to astrobiology. Program brochure.
 
Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) - Application deadline February 28, 2017!
Delaware State University
8 weeks of laboratory research in Laser Spectroscopy, Data Mining, Atomic and Molecular Optics, and more!  Click here for flyer and more information.
 
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) - Application deadline March 1, 2017!
Goddard Institute for Space Studies (2880 Broadway, NY)
Paid internship open to high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Check webpage for more information. multiple opportunities available.
 
Georgia Tech REU in Physics - Application deadline March 1, 2017!
Georgia Tech College of Sciences
Available projects span the field of physics ranging from condensed matter and atomic physics to astrophysics and biophysics. $5000 stipend, travel allowance, and room and board provided.
 
2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Physics @ Rensselaer - Application deadline March 1, 2017!
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Project areas include, low dimensional materials, computational physics, particle astrophysics, and more. $5000 stipend provided, housing supplied, and subsidy for travel.
 
Idaho State University REU in Physics - Application deadline March 5, 2017!
Idaho State University
This program provides a stipend of $4500, 10 weeks of work experience, free room and board, traveling expenses reimbursed, and activities outside the department such as whitewater rafting, a visit to Yellowstone, camping and hiking.
 
Physics REU at AAMU - Application deadline March 6, 2017!
Alabama A&M University
10 week summer research course for juniors and seniors in STEM fields. $5000 stipend and up to $2000 for room and board and travel expenses. Example research opportunities in optics/lasers, materials science, and space science. Contact Dr. Padmaja Guggilla, check website for more info.
 
Ohio Wesleyan University REU in Physics - Application deadline March 6, 2017!
Ohio Wesleyan University
Each participant will work on a research project under the guidance of an experienced Ohio Wesleyan University faculty member in one of the following disciplines: astronomy, computer science, mathematics/statistics, neuroscience, and physics. $5200 stipend (for 10 weeks), free housing, travel funds up to $500 to get to/from the OWU campus, and a $500 food allowance at the beginning of the program.  Funds will also be available to help support travel to conferences after the program.
 
Lehigh University Summer Undergraduate Research Participation Program in Physics - Application deadline March 7, 2017!
Lehigh University
Undergraduate physics and engineering majors currently in their sophomore or junior year who plan to pursue graduate study in physics or related fields are invited to apply. Participants will receive $580 per week for a 10 week program in one of a variety of current research areas at Lehigh.
 
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Application deadline March 24, 2017!
Rutgers University - Newark
Summer research program designed for undergraduate students who work under the supervision of a faculty member. Students are provided with a $3200 stipend. Help for students to finalize their applications will be available in Englehard Hall in the Easterly Lounge on Monday, February 13 and Friday, February 17 during free period. Click here for more information.