Undergraduate Opportunities

This is an exciting time to explore careers in chemistry! The following opportunities are available for our undergraduates.

This page is constantly being updated. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds faculty-mentored research experiences for BU undergraduates in every discipline through a variety of awards. Our Spring 2019 application deadline is December 6 by noon. 

Any questions can be forwarded to: urop@bu.edu

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the semester!

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Internship-Sophomores and Juniors

Bristol-Myers Squibb has an exciting internship opportunity next summer at the Cambridge, MA facility.  We are looking for sophomore/junior chemistry majors who have taken at least two semesters of organic chemistry and laboratory courses.  Undergraduate research experience is preferred.  Interns will join the Discovery (medicinal) Chemistry team and have the opportunity to advance new chemical methodology that could have broad application to the process of drug discovery.  Please direct interested candidates here for more information.

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Case Western Reserve University Cancer-focused Sumer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR)

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Maryland Sea Grant Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

SURF 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2019).  Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female or minority undergraduate students majoring in chemistry who are expected to graduate in 2020.  Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $378.40 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 28th.  Students will also be provided free housing on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
Interested students are encouraged to apply on line athttp://tinyurl.com/PittChemSURF.  Applicants are required to send their cover letter, official or unofficial transcript, and a prioritized list of four Chemistry Department research groups in which they are interested.  Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Debbie Hunt (debhunt@pitt.edu). Review of applications for these positions will begin on December 17th.
Prof. Kazunori Koide
SURF Pitt 2019 Chair

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program-Auburn University

Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a NSF supported summer REU program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs and estuaries. Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program. Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity and microbiology. The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).

Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following all semester after the REU program. We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply. The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies. For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by February 1, 2019. 

International Students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU site research and professional development activities.

Contact Information: For more information about the REU site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program-Northwestern University

Overview: The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are matched with leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanoncomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. The program is from June 17-August 16.

Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following all semester after the REU program. We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($4,500) plus on-campus housing and financial assistance for travel to and from Northwestern University.  Also, please visit their websiteFor full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2019. 

Contact Information: mrc-reu@northwestern.edu

University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

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Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.
Summer 2019 research programs include:
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Environment Massachusetts Fellow

The statewide environmental advocacy organization is hiring graduating seniors and alumni for fellowship positions and affiliates in other states. Our fellows play leading roles in campaigns to protect and ensure a safe climate for future generations. We also have internship opportunities available for current students.

Learn more and apply at:jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org/fellowship.html

Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at John Hopkins University

The CBI Program provides students with research and academic training that enables them to carry out interdisciplinary research as independent scientists. Students completing the program recieve a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology.

The CBI Program brings together 28 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.

Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response, and we have attracted an excellent group of students. Our program has grown to over 35 Ph.D. students. To date, ~10% of the students in our program are from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology, and we are very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution, and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to assist minority graduate students, including the Mentoring to Increase Diversity in Science (MInDS) organization. Please browse our website, which goes into more detail about the many facets of our program.

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STEM Funding and Research Oppurtunities on PathwaysToScience.org

Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs — NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads
www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:
www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

For tips on applying and associated resources:
www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:
www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:
www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx