Summer 2013

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Check out this link ( to research summer REU opportunities.

National School of Advanced Studies- Cortona, Italy

This program offers 9 day advanced courses in Neuroscience. Application information can be found here.

A list of the courses offered for 2013 can be found here.

Institute for Broadening Participation

  • 450+ paid summer research experiences for undergraduates

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Office 2013 program

Entering its seventh year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas.

Students admitted to this program (known as “Amgen Scholars”) will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Participation has many benefits. Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline and gaining practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers. Participants become fully integrated in MIT’s summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events. Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.

The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,600, based on an hourly wage of $12.78. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a $800 food allowance will also be provided.

Applications for our ten U.S. host universities are now online at Amgen Scholars Program and are available to students before the application deadline, February 1, 2013. Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via

Anyone requiring more information is encouraged to contact Shendi Xu”

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 7-104, Cambridge, MA 02139

P. (617) 253-2620


Undergraduate Neuroscience Seminar in Germany Study Abroad Experience

The course is run out of the College of Charleston and is sponsored by Charite Medical University (Berlin), LMU (Munich), and FUN. It is open to undergraduates from all across the US and Canada.  This year’s course will run between May 22 and June 18, 2013.  All information about the course including content, application process, costs, etc. can be found at the course website:

Interested students can email Dr. Korey directly at:

UC Berkeley 2013 UCB Amgen Scholars Program in Science and Biotechnology

This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are May 27 – August 2, 2013 and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2013. Berkeley welcomes applications from your students and appreciates if you would forward this information to your colleagues.

For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:

UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at

National Amgen Scholars Program Website at

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

Summer internship in Germany.  The application is open as of December 6th.

The Repperger Research Intern Program

Benefits to Intern:
  • Stipend: $12,000
  • Experience of working in an operational laboratory under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist
  • Collaboration with other Air Force scientists and research interns
  • Exposure to potential future postdoctoral or employment position
Program Dates:  June 3 – August 9, 2013 

  • Application Deadline:  March 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Award Announcements:  On or about April 15, 2013

Placement at one of two research locations: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio or Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas

    Please e-mail program manager Ashley Hoesing ( for more information.

    The Vanderbilt Conte Center Summer Neuroscience Program for Undergraduates

    The Vanderbilt Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Neuroscience sponsored by the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research seeks talented undergraduates interested in careers in neuroscience and the applications of brain research to treating brain disorders.

    Our program, providing a stipend and on-campus housing, seeks students with evidence of strong academic performance and a demonstrated interest, through classwork or lab experiences in neuroscience research.

    To learn more, visit their website at

    Deadline for applications: February 1, 2013

    Program Dates: May 29, 2013-August 2, 2013

    The Medical University of South Carolina Summer Research Experience

    The Medical University of South Carolina is offering short-term summer research experiences for undergraduates majoring in neuroscience and related areas. Funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the theme of the program is Substance Use Disorders with emphasis on neurobiological bases of cocaine relapse, neurobiology of methamphetamine dependence, sex and gender-related research in substance abuse, and stress and substance abuse disorders.

    This 10 week summer program for undergraduate students includes laboratory based research experiences, didactic lectures, professional skills development and social interactions. The program provides stipend, travel and housing allowance.

    To apply please visit or contact Antonieta Lavin, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs, by email at

    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Summer Experiential Programs

    The Summer Surgery Experience (SSE) and the Summer Neuroscience Experience (SNE) are each 10-day intensive immersion programs for academically talented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. These fast paced programs each include lab practica, operating room observations, shadowing with faculty, case studies, and presentations from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty. Summer program participants are intellectually curious and driven to explore careers in medicine. The application process is competitive, but all students with an interest in surgery or neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

    The application for summer programs will be available online November 15, 2012—February 1, 2013. Applicants must complete the online application and submit a single packet of supplementary materials including two letters of recommendation, official college transcripts, and other official forms by February 1, 2013.

    For more information, please visit their website at

    Germany Study Abroad Summer Program

    This coming summer, Dr. Mike Ruscio and Dr. Chris Korey will be offering an undergraduate Neuroscience Seminar in Germany Study Abroad Experience.  The course is run out of the College of Charleston and is sponsored by Charite Medical University (Berlin), LMU (Munich), and FUN. It is open to undergraduates from all across the US and Canada. For more information, please see

    Camp Triumph

    Camp Triumph is a summer therapeutic day program for special needs children ages 5-15.  Camp Triumph will have three sites in the summer of 2013.  We continue to operate on the north shore of Boston with sites in Danvers, Bedford and North Reading.  The dates of operation for 2013 will be June 24th – August 16th.  Camp counselors work with children who have a wide range of social, emotional and learning disabilities (ADHD, Autistic Spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders).  Through the use of cooperative activities campers learn important developmental and social skills so that they may more successfully interact with others.  Counselors utilize behavioral strategies to encourage children to successfully engage in camp activities.


    Head Counselor:  Head counselors are responsible for the overall running and management of a group of 11-12 special needs campers.  Specific duties include developing behavior plans for campers, planning daily activities, supervising 2 or 3 counselors, communicating with parents and writing progress reports.  Previous child and special needs experience is required.  Masters preferred but will consider applicants with special needs experience or students enrolled in relevant graduate programs.

    Group Counselor:  Counselors assist in the daily running and management of a group of 11-12 special needs campers.  Specific duties include carrying out behavior plans, working with 3-4 “primary” campers on specific behavioral goals, running camp activites, communicating with parents and writing progress reports.  Previous child experience needed.  Bachelors degree preferred but will consider applicants enrolled in relevant undergraduate programs.

    1 to 1 Counselor:  1 to 1 Counselors work with the Head Counselor and group counselors to provide extra assistance to campers who need a greater level of support than our program normally provides.  Specific duties include carrying out a behavioral program for a special needs camper, communicating with parents and writing a progress report.  1 to 1 Counselors work very closely with the other counselors in the group and receive assistance from the Head Counselor.  Previous child experience needed.

    For more information contact or send resume to:

    Chris Anderson, Ph.D.

    Camp Director

    Phone: (781) 942-9277

    Fax:     (781) 944-6535


    Please check our web site at for more information!