Summer 2021 Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participates in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. The SULI program is now accepting applications for Summer 2021. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.

Summer research interns spend 10 weeks at ORNL engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities.

Selected students receive a stipend of $600 per week during the internship period. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements. Visit the program website for more information.


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ORISE and ORAU Fellowship, Internship, and Career Opportunities

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) currently have over 700 fellowship, internship, and career opportunities available for STEM students. ORISE develops solutions to strengthen the nation’s competitive advantage in science. ORAU is a network of more than 120 universities that seeks to connect people and resources to help solve the nation’s most challenging issues.

You may check out ORISE opportunities here and ORAU opportunities here.

2021 International Research Experiences for Students Program

The American Chemical Society is currently accepting applications for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. This program is seeking applicants who are interested in exploring chemistry and chemical engineering research in an international setting. ACS is working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021.

If selected, you will receive:

  • a generous stipend
  • a housing allowance
  • round trip airfare
  • health insurance while abroad
  • financial support to attend the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 2020. You may learn more and apply here. For more information, please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

Please note that while ACS intends to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to cancellation if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities. 

U.S. Department of Energy Virtual Career Fair

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is holding a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The event is hosted by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). This career fair gives undergraduates and recent graduates an opportunity to meet recruiters, scientists, and researchers; learn more about each participating lab; and learn about Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and Community College Internships (CCI) at a variety of schools.

You may register and find a list of participating labs here.

For more information:

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Virtual Recruitment


University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is holding an upcoming recruitment event for students of color. Please consider attending if you are a junior, senior, post-baccalaureate, or Masters student of color interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry.

This event will cover available fellowships for underrepresented minorities, programs available to support University of Illinois students of color, and application tips. You will learn about the variety of research being done in chemistry and have the opportunity to network with current graduate students and faculty.

If you’re interested, please register here by October 25, 2020. The recruitment event will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

For more information:

Do You Want to be a Published Author?

The Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio StateThe Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State (JUROS) is currently looking to publish quality research done by undergraduate students. If your research is selected, you will have a professional citation to your name and receive public recognition for your research!

Submissions must fall under one of the following categories:

  • Manuscripts (6-35 pages)
  • Feature articles (<6 pages)
  • Images and descriptions of creative projects
  • Research theses (<35 pages)
  • Research abstracts

Find out more about the submission process here. For any further questions, please contact juros@osu.edu.

Spring 2021 Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participates in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. The SULI program is now accepting applications for spring 2021. The deadline to apply is October 7, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET.

Research interns spend 16 weeks at ORNL engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities.

Selected students receive a stipend of $600 per week during the internship period. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements. Visit the program website for more information.

The Oct 7. deadline is approaching quickly so don’t wait to apply.

Paid Summer Research at the College of Wooster

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The College of Wooster’s NSF-REU program for Summer 2020 is now accepting applications. This is a 10-week research program housed in Wooster’s Physics Department. You may find information about potential research projects here.

These research projects are both innovative and accessible to undergraduate students. Students will be treated as collaborators and will learn how to be independent scientific thinkers during this program. In addition to research, students will participate in career-building workshops as well as other social events. Throughout the summer, students will complete a paper to summarize their research and present tier work in a poster session.

In order to apply, students should have completed one year of college-level introductory physics.

This program begins Monday, May 18 and ends on Friday, July 24. Participating students will be paid a $6,500 stipend. Relocation funds are available.

You may apply here or directly through Interfolio.  Applications are due before February 28, 2020.

Any further questions you may have can be directed to Dr. John Lindner (jlindner@wooster.edu) or Dr. Susan Lehman (slehman@wooster.edu).


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University of Akron 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The University of AkronThe University of Akron’s 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is now accepting applications! This program consists of an 11-week internship where students will investigate a fundamental question within the disciplines of polymer science and engineering. Students will gain research and career development experience during this program. At the end of the summer, students will present their research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference. There is a $7,500 stipend for this program, of which $5,500 is paid directly to the student and $2,000 of which is allocated directly to housing and related living expenses. The program will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and will end on Friday, August 7, 2020.

To find out more information, including how to apply to the program, visit their website here. Applications close February 14, 2020, so apply now!


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Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California is looking for applicants for their Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program in Summer 2020. This program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to do research with some of the most notable scientists in the world.

To apply, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student. Your application will include a resume, a statement of interest, academic records, and two letters of recommendation from current or recent professors. The internship pays $14 an hour. You must be able to start work in June and work for 10 consecutive weeks following the start date.

Apply and find more information here. Applications are due at 7 pm, on January 17, 2020.


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