DOE Office of Science: Autumn 2024 Internships

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2024 term of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC). The application deadline is Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

Two workshops are planned to provide strategies for submitting a compliant application and to learn about the internship experience from the voices of SULI alumni.

Through SULI, undergraduate students and recent graduates discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employment. Interns work directly with national laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission.

SULI is open to full-time students attending 4-year institutions and community colleges or recent graduates within two years of receiving their bachelor’s degree. The program is stipend-based and offered three times annually in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Undergraduate Research Program

Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accepting applications for its Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This immersive research program is set to take place from May 13 to July 20, 2024 at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus.

During this 10-week research experience, students will:

  • Conduct research in aerospace engineering, chemistry and applied space biology
  • Work in leading-edge laboratories alongside experienced faculty mentors
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend plus coverage of housing and meals

Applications are now open for undergraduates from any university, regardless of major.

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University of Southern California REU

Application Deadline: February 25, 2024

University of Southern California Department of Chemistry is accepting applications for its summer 2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), titled “Snapshots of Chemistry”. This title was chosen to emphasize the program’s focus on gaining insights on key chemical features of molecular processes via visual images.

The program features a broad selection of research groups in biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, synthetic & medicinal chemistry, biophysics, energy & sustainability, and quantum science.

Program support includes $6,000 stipend, housing, student health insurance, and travel.

This REU is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Visit the program webpage for more information.

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Vanderbilt Nanoscience/ Nanoengineering REU

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

The summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings 10 students each summer to work with Vanderbilt faculty from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine. Students will gain interdisciplinary experience working with physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers all working together to solve problems and create new scientific understanding.

Through VINSE, more than 50 faculty participants from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Program Highlights include:

  • $5,000 stipend for room and board, plus $500 for travel to Nashville
  • Field trip to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Optional outreach opportunities with local high school students
  • Choose from over 30 projects
  • Participate in a poster competition to receive a travel award to attend a national professional meeting

This program will take place from May 29 – August 4, 2024.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 95% of former VINSE NSF REU students either attend graduate school or are employed in STEM related fields.

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OSU Pharmacy Summer Research

Application Deadline: February 11, 2024

OSU College of Pharmacy offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for undergraduates who like like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs, who like working in a lab, or who would just like to find out if they like working in the lab. This is a stipend supported 10-week full-time experience from May 23 through July 19, 2024.

Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Students conduct research in the areas of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, or Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. Additional information about research in these areas can be found on the College of Pharmacy website.

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Granchie at

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DOE & ACS Nuclear Chemistry UG Summer Schools 2023

Applications are due February 1, 2024.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and Division of Nuclear & Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are sponsoring two intensive six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear & Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.

The students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6-week summer course (June 17, 2024 – July 27, 2024) in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry in either California at San Jose State University or New York at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Selected students earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or Stony Brook University (The State University of New York). Students will also receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 6-week program. The program will pay for student travel and housing.

The students will learn the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry and their applications. A hands-on laboratory component gives the students experience in handling radioactive materials and radiation detectors. The students will meet scientists from academia and national laboratories from across the U.S. who will discuss the exciting opportunities in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry.

Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of calculus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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REU University of Akron: Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Application Deadline: February 9 ,2024

Applications are open for the 2024 Summer Research Experience (REU) program in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron.

Students will participate in a 9-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, engineering, and biomaterials. These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Support for this 9-week summer 2024 program includes a $5,850 stipend. In addition, on-campus housing is provided.

The program begins on Monday, June 3, 2024, and concludes Friday, August 2, 2024. For more information, check out the flyer or visit the program website.

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George Washington Summer Program Advancing Research on Cancer (GW-SPARC)

Application deadline: February 1, 2024

The George Washington Summer Program Advancing Research on Cancer (GW-SPARC) engages undergraduates who will form the next generation of scientific leaders in a mentored summer research experience at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. This program is intended for undergraduates considering Ph.D. training and a career in research. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

This summer program fosters active engagement in cutting-edge research, exposure to contemporary cancer research techniques, understanding of health disparities and impact of cancer in different communities, and preparation for research careers.

Stipend: The program will provide $4,000 for 10 weeks participation. Additional funds up to $500 will be provided for travel to/from GW. Students are encouraged to stay in GW housing which will be provided by the program at no cost to the student.

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MICHR Summer Research Program

Program Information:

  • 10-week full-time immersion program: May 28 – August 2, 2024
  • Engage in clinical, translational science, & health disparities research
  • Work with a mentor on an ongoing, funded research project
  • Orientation and required training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research
  • Meet with community members who partner with academics in research
  • Classroom work and team projects
  • Participating students will be hired as temporary U-M employees and paid a salary


  • Graduating college seniors, master’s degree students, and health professions degree students
  • Students enrolled in any health-related programs (e.g. biomedical engineering, dentistry, kinesiology, medicine, nursing, public health, social work, etc)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

Application deadline: January 22, 2024

Apply here. Questions? 

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UNC Drug Delivery PhD Program, Virtual Info Session

Info Session: Monday, September 25, 2023

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacoengineering & Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP) is engaged in research and education in drug delivery options to optimize the therapeutic efficacy of pharmacologically and immunologically active agents. It is a multidisciplinary endeavor requiring knowledge in pharmaceutics, chemistry, engineering, biochemistry, biologics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and biology.

DPMP is the only graduate program concentrated solely on delivery of pharmaceuticals and vaccines (drug delivery). You might be interested in this program if you are curious about research applying lipid nanoparticles, polymers, cells, and viruses to deliver therapies for cancer, infectious & autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular conditions, and neurodegenerative diseases.

DPMP students are from backgrounds like Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PhD students are supported at $35,000+/yr stipend plus tuition, fees, and health insurance without a teaching assistant requirement. Students have the option of selecting labs after performing rotations. DPMP facilities are state of the art buildings and core research facilities all surrounded by the Research Triangle comprised of big and small Pharma, major universities, and other research institutions.

There will be a virtual information session on Monday, September 25 at 6:00 PM EST. Register here.

Participants are welcome to submit a question to be answered at the webinar.

After the event, a recording of the webinar will be available on the program’s webpage. Last year’s webinar is already posted.