Last Updated February 21, 2024

Below are internships and research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) that may pique your interest as a graduate or undergraduate. Note that while this page will be maintained as actively as possible, we cannot guarantee that all the opportunities below are current. This list is also non-exhaustive, so we encourage you to look into opportunities on your own.

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Internships and REUs

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) actively maintains a list of opportunities, mainly for undergraduates, located here. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a number of research opportunities for undergraduates, listed here.

These are opportunities that have been brought to the attention of the department recently. Keep in mind that some opportunities may be outdated and will be subject to removal whenever the list is next updated.

Sophomore Research Program

Online applications are due February 23, 2024.

In this program, Techies work alongside a faculty mentor while doing innovative research and getting paid for working ten hours a week. To apply to the program, click here and write a short, hundred-word paragraph letting us know why you would like to participate, what type of research interests you, and any prior research experience you've had (although research experience is not required to apply). To be eligible, you must currently be a true freshman, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of greater, and you must have earned at least thirty college credits during the 2023–2024 academic year. Research culminates with a poster presentation at the 2025 Student Research Symposium next spring.

New Mexico Women in Technology Awards Scholarship

Online applications are due February 26, 2024.

As part of the annual New Mexico Women in Technology Awards, the New Mexico Tech Council will present two $2,500 scholarships to women who are interested in beginning or currently pursuing an education in STEM fields.

Applications will evaluated using standardiseded rubric by a panel of New Mexico Women in Technology Honorees and qualified technical practitioners. Applications must meet the following criteria: applicants cannot be a prior recipient of the award; applicants must be female or non-binary; applicants must be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a formally recognised college-level program; applicants must be pursuing their education in a STEM-related field.

Click here for more information.

Student Summer Internship in Climate Science

Online applications are due February 29, 2024.

In coordination with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida A&M University, and with funding support from the National Science Foundation, the Minority-Serving Cyberinfrastructure Consortium is excited to announce an internship program in data-intensive climate research for currently enrolled undergraduates, with a preference given to rising juniors and seniors.

The program is hosted at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and runs for ten weeks from June 3 through August 9. Airfare, housing, meals and a $7,000 stipend are included. Interns will work closely with faculty mentors, graduate students, and subject matter experts in marine science, agriculture and water science, atmospheric science and meteorology, data science, computer science, and additional academic programs informing climate science research. Click here for more information.

Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) REU

Online applications are due March 1, 2024.

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) is hosting a ten-week REU program where students will work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $7,000, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $600 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ten students will be selected. Applicants must be an undergraduate, community college student, or high school senior attending college in the fall, interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella, have at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school, and graduating at least one semester after completion of the REU. For more information, click here.

Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future

Online applications are due March 4, 2024.

A cohort of ten undergraduate students from across the nation will work alongside Idaho National Laboratory researchers and faculty from Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho. The research projects will leverage new capabilities in the CAES facility, including a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope and a suite of instruments for advanced manufacturing of sensors and instrumentation for extreme environments. During the summer research experience, students will network with and learn from scientists, share their work with an active research community, and co-author publications and presentations based on their research findings.

This is a paid opportunity with provided housing and a stipend for food expenses. Women, first-generation college students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and students historically under-served in STEM are highly encouraged to apply. Click here for more information or reach out tLevanderer Davis, levander.davis@inl.gov, with questions.

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC)

Online applications are due April 12, 2024.

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) has opened applications for scholarships and fellowships for the 2024–2025 academic year. NMSGC offers scholarships and fellowships to all undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a STEM field or are educators. These include a Graduate Research Fellowship, an Undergraduate Research Scholarship, a Community College Student Scholarship, an In-Service Teacher Graduate Fellowship, and a Pre-Service Teaching Undergraduate Scholarship.

Click here for more information, or reach out to the NMSGC at nmsgc@nmsu.edu with questions.

Internship in Climate Modeling at Princeton University

The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is looking for a summer intern in the field of climate modeling. Activities will include analysis of climate model output, comparisons with satellite data, and development of tools to diagnose the performance of climate model simulations.

The internship can either be in-person at Princeton University or remote, and has a duration of ten weeks. The intern will receive a stipend and housing allowance. The student should have an interest in the fields of hydrology and climate science, have a background in a STEM field which includes quantitative skills, and experience in programming and data analysis. Skill with Python, Linux and high-performance computing are a plus.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Enric Zorzetto at ez6253@princeton.edu with your CV and a brief statement of your interest in the internship. For more information on CIMES and GFDL, see cimes.princeton.edu.


These organizations offer opportunities throughout the year.