Opportunities Outside Pitt

Many universities and organizations have undergraduate summer research programs and internships for undergraduate students from any university or college. These opportunities are a fabulous way to gain research experience, determine if a graduate program interests you, make new friends, and see the world outside of Pittsburgh. The programs sometimes include a stipend, housing, and transportation, but are identified specifically in the list.

Below you will find a list of research and internship opportunities offered by universities, organizations, and state and federal agencies. Most are offered in the summer, but some are available during the fall and/or spring terms as well. Many listings have varying deadlines if they provide multiple research opportunities. We recommend checking the entire list periodically to avoid missing the deadlines. Click on the “Organization” name to access the program’s website for more detailed information.

Abbreviations: H – housing available, I – internship (fall, sp., sum.), N – no, PB - Post Baccalauareate, R – research (fall, sp., sum.), SI – summer internship, SR – summer research, V – varies, Y – yes, ? – ask contact. 

Type

Organization

Focus

Location

Deadline

Paid

I

American Museum of Natural History

Ecology, Ornithology, Hiking

Portal, AZ

?

H

SI

Elmwood Park Zoo

Educ., Marketing, Fundraising

Norristown, PA

?

N

I

UPMC Horizon

Healthcare

PA

?

N

I

Animal Rescue League

Wildlife rehabilitation

Verona, PA

?

N

I

Veterans Hospital

Healthcare

Varies

?

Y

I

Pittsburgh Dept. of City Planning

GIS, Landscape planning, Data analysis

Pittsburgh, PA

Varies

N

I

Pittsburgh Zoo

Animal husbandry, Vet, Horticulture, Ed., IT, Marketing

Pittsburgh, PA

Varies

N

I

Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner

Forensics

Pittsburgh, PA

15-Sept, Jan, May 

N

I

Carnegie Science Center

Science

Pittsburgh, PA

30-Jan, 1-Apr, 17-Aug

N

I

National Aviary

Animal husbandry, Ornithology

Pittsburgh, PA

24-Nov, 21-Mar, June, Sept, Oct

N

V

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Environmental science

Varies

24-Sept, 14-Nov, 28-Jan, 10-July

V

R

Brackenridge Research Fellowship

Varies

Pittsburgh, PA

16-Nov, 2-Mar, 28-June

Y

I

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Exotic cats

Eureka Springs, AR

1-Apr, 1-Nov

Y, H

SI

Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship

Global health

Haiti

10/10/2017

H

SI

Cancer Research Careers Program

Biomedical, Clinical, Healthcare

MD

11/17/2017

Y, H

SI

Oral Health America

Dental

Chicago, IL

11/30/2017

Y

SR

Dept. of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship

Bio. Threat, Food/Agr., Nat. Disasters

Varies

N/A

Y

SR

Mickey Leland Internship Program

Sustainable Energy

Varies

1/3/2018

Y

I

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Science ed., Bird husbandry

Kempton, PA

Rolling (prefer Jan)

Y, H

SR

Janelia Research Campus - HHMI

Neuroscience

Ashburn, VA

1/5/2018

Y, H

SR

Ohio State Univ. SUCCESS Program

Medical training

Columbus, OH

N/A

Y, H 

SR Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Genomics Cambridge, MA 1/8/2018 Y, H

PB

IMHE Global Health Post Bac Fellowship

Public health

Seattle, WA

1/10/2018

Y

SR

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Cancer

WA

1/12/2018

Y, H

I

U.S. Dept. of Energy Science Undergraduate Lab Internship (SULI)

STEM

Varies

1/12/2018

 Y, H

SR

Cold Harbor Springs Laboratory

Cancer, Plant Bio., Gen., Cell/Mol. Bio.

NY

1/15/2018

Y, H

SI

Conservation & Land Mgmt. Internship

Botany, Wildlife

Western States

1/15/2018

Y

SR

Thomas Jefferson Univ. - SURP

Biomedical, Cell Bio., Genetics, Immunology, Neuroscience

Philadelphia, PA

1/15/2018

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Iowa - SUMR

Medical scientist

IA

1/16/2018

Y, H

SR

ROSE Program - Univ. of Cinncinatti

Pre-Med

Cincinnati, OH

1/17/2018

Y

SR

North Dakota State Univ. REU

STEM, Teaching

Fargo, ND

2/2/2018

Y, H

SR

American Museum of Natural History - REU Program

Systematics, Evolutionary biology

NY

N/A

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Pittsburgh - NIST SURF

Bio., Chem., Nanoscale Sci., Materials Sci., Physics

CO, MD

N/A

Y

SR

Case Western Res. Univ. - Pharmacology (SPUR)

Pharmacology

Cleveland, OH

1/31/2018

Y, H

SR

Organization for Tropical Studies

Ecology

Costa Rica

1/31/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen Columbia Univ. - Summer Research

Science, Biotechnology

New York, NY

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen Harvard - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

Cambridge, MA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen MIT - UROP Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

Cambridge, MA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen NIH - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

Bethesda, MD

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen Stanford - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

Stanford, CA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen UC Berkeley - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

Berkeley, CA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen UCLA - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

Los Angeles, CA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Amgen UC San Francisco - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Case Western Res. Univ. - ACES+ SURP

Physiology, Engineering

Cleveland, OH

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Cincinnati Children's Hospital - SURF

Biomedical

Cincinnati, OH

2/1/2018

Y

SR

Duquesne Univ.

Biochem., Bio., Chem., Environ. Sci., Forensics, Pharmacy

Pittsburgh, PA

2/15/2018

Y

SR

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering

Biomedical

NY

2/1/2018

Y, H

I

Longwood Gardens

Plant bio., Ed., Horticulture

Kennett Sq., PA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

NYC MD-PHD Gateway Program

Clinical, Pre-med prep

NY

2/1/2018

Y

SR

Oregon National Research Center - Summer Fellowship

Neuro., Reprod. & Dev. Sci., Pathobio. & Immuno.

Beaverton, OR

2/1/2018

Y

SR

Stowers Summer Scholars Prog.

Genetics, Comp. Bio., Neuro., Cell Bio.

Kansas City, MO

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

UCLA - SPUR-LABS

Biomedical

Los Angeles, CA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Pittsburgh - School of Medicine (SURP)

Mol. Bio., Microbio., Pharmacology

Pittsburgh, PA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Virginia - Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

Biomedical

VA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

VCU Academic Enrichment Program

Health sciences

Richmond, VA

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Wash. Univ in St. Louis Amgen - Scholars Program

Science, Biotechnology

St Louis, MO

2/1/2018

Y, H

SR

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Ecology, Educ., Disease, Policy

NY

N/A

Y, H

SI

Harold Burson Summer internship (HBSI) program

Healthcare

NY, IL, DC

2/2/2018

Y

SR

Purdue Univ. - Vet Scholars Summer Research

Biomedical

West Lafayette, IN

2/2/2018

Y

SR

Drexel Univ. - SURF

Biomedical

Philadelphia, PA

2/5/2018

Y

SR

SRF Summer Scholars Program

Biomedical, Genetic engin.

Varies

2/5/2018

Y

SR

Michigan State Univ. Plant Genomics Internship

Plant genomics

East Lansing, MI

2/5/2018

Y, H

SR

Penn State Univ. - SURIP

Biomedical

Hershey, PA

2/7/2018

Y

SR

UT Southwestern Med. Ctr.

Biomedical, Cell Biology, Pharmacology

TX

2/9/2018

Y, H

SR

Chester Summer Scholars Program

Medical

Cleveland, OH

N/A

Y

SR

University of Georgia (UBER)

Biology Education

Athens, GA

2/19/2018

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Pittsburgh - TechBio REU

Computational biology

Pittsburgh, PA

N/A

Y, H

SR

West Virginia Univ. - Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)

Neuroscience, Molecular

WV

N/A

Y, H

SR

Boston University - SURF

Biology

Boston, MA

N/A

Y, H

SR

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Plant/Habitat Restoration

New Hope, PA

N/A

Y

SR

Caltech - Amgen Scholars Program

Varies

CA

2/15/2018

Y, H

SR

College of Charleston - OMICS

Compuational genomics

Charleston, SC

2/15/2018

Y, H

SR

Georgia Tech - REU Aquatic Chem Ecology

Ecology

Atlanta, GA

2/15/2018

Y, H

SR

Michigan State Univ. - REU

Ecology

MI

N/A

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison - IBS-SRP

Biochemistry, Bioenergy, Molecular, Computation, Ecology, Endocrinology

Madison, WI

2/15/2018

Y, H

SR

UPMC Children's Hospital - Student Research Training Program

Biomedical, Clinical

Pittsburgh, PA

N/A

N

SR

Upstate Medical Univ.

Biomedical

NY

2/16/2018

Y, H

SR

Vanderbilt Institute

Engineering, Nanoscience

TN

2/15/2018

Y, H

SI

Arizona Game & Fish Dept.

Ecology, Fisheries, Wildlife health

AZ

N/A

Y, H (varies)

SR

Rutgers University SURP in Mol. & Developmental Neurobiology

Developmental biology, Neuroscience

Piscataway, NJ

2/16/2018

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Pittsburgh - Bio. Sci. Dept.

Biological sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

N/A

Y

SR

San Francisco State Univ. - REU BREED

Ecology, Dev. Bio.

San Francisco, CA

N/A

Y, H

SR

Univ. of Virginia - Mountain Lake Biological Station

Ecology, Behavior

VA

2/20/2018

Y, H

SR

Caltech SURF Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Varies

CA

2/22/2018

Y, H

SI

Breakthrough

Teaching

Varies

2/22/2018

Y

SR

Pitt-VA-UPMC - Quality of Life Technology Center

Rehab. engin., Pathology

Pittsburgh, PA

N/A

Y, H

SR

Pitt Health Sciences Research Fellowship (HCHS)

Biomedical

Pittsburgh, PA

N/A

Y

SR

Univ. of Pittsburgh - Vascular Medicine AHA SURP

Bioengineering, Cardiology, Medicine, Pharmacology

Pittsburgh, PA

2/28/2018

Y

SR

American Society of Plant Biologists

Plant biology

Any

3/15/2018

Y

SI

Harbor Branch (FAU)

Marine science & engineering

FL

3/1/2018

Y

SR

Ohio University - Osteopathic Med.

Medical

OH

3/4/2018

Y, H

SR

University of Michigan - Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology (SURP)

Physiology

MI

N/A

Y

SR

Ohio State Univ.

Plant pathology

OH

N/A

Y

SI

Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park - American Conservation Corps

Park Mgmt., Restoration

CO

3/18/2018

Y, H

SR

Michigan State Univ. SUPER

Osteopathic med. clinical & lab training

East Lansing, MI

N/A

Y, H

I

Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services

Healthcare, Managment, Policy 

Pittsburgh, PA

Rolling

N

Job

National Institute of Health (NIH) Post Bac Program

Mental health, Pathophysiology

AZ, MA, MI, MD, MT, NC

Rolling

Y

I

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Global health, Health policy

Washington, DC

Rolling

H

I

Alaska State Parks - Dept. of Natural Resources

Ecology, Park mgmt

AK

Until Filled

N

SI

Audubon Society of Western PA

Ornithology, Educ., Conservation

Pittsburgh, PA

Until Filled

Y

SR

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Summer Programs

AIDS, Biomed., Biophysics, Cancer, Cardiology, Health, Medical, Pediatric,  Pharmacology

Cleveland, OH

Varies

V

SI

Federal Internships

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

I

Green Corps

Environmental science

Varies

Varies

V

V

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science - NOAA

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

SI

National History Museum

Natural history

Varies

Varies

V

R

National Science Foundation (NSF) - REU Search

Varies

Varies

Varies

Y, H

V

Pathways to Science

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

SI

Pittsburgh Parks

Ecology, Environmental science

Pittsburgh, PA

Varies

N

SR

Rutgers Univ. Summer Research Programs

Varies

NJ

Varies

V

SR, Job

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Marine, Aquatic, Wildlife

FL

Varies

Y, H

I

Siemens

Environmental, Medical

Varies

Varies

Y

I

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Animal husbandry, Vet

Washington, DC

Varies

N

SR

Smithsonian REU

Astronomy, Conservation, Environ., Tropical Bio.

Varies

Varies

Y, H

SR

University of Pittsburgh Arts & Sciences

Varies

Pittsburgh, PA, Abroad

TBD

Y

SR

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

Varies

Pittsburgh, PA

Varies

V

SI

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Ecology

Varies

Varies

Y

V

USDA Animal & Plant Health

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Freshman Research Opportunities

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Minority Research Opportunities

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Private Company Research

Varies

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Bioinformatics, Genomics, Proteomics

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Biomedical engineering

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Ecology, Animal/Plant bio., Marine

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Genetic counseling

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Immunology

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

International

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Microbiology

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Neuroscience

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Pre-Med

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Summer Research Links

Pre-Vet

Varies

Varies

V

SR

Univ. Based Research Positions

Varies

Varies

Varies

V