Off Campus research opportunities

There are many opportunities for undergraduates to conduct summer research at large universities, research hospitals, national labs, and chemical or pharmaceutical companies. The programs listed below grant students from smaller colleges access to programs with state-of-the art instrumentation and labs in exciting research environments.

In addition, many agencies and companies offer internships that don't involve laboratory research but may be of interest to some Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.  These might include experience in business or marketing at a company or working as an intern at a government agency.

Please note that many of these programs are very competitive and often offer stipends and summer housing.  Some have deadlines as early as December or January for positions the following summer.  Make sure that you ask your professors for application advice and for letters of recommendation well in advance. 


National Labs

Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Western New York Area

University of Buffalo REU

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Hauptman-Woodward Institute

University of Rochester REU

Cornell Center for Materials Research REU

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program (nationwide opportunities)


Industrial Research Internships

ACI Scholars Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates

Merck

Amgen


Internships Abroad

Germany


Non-Research Internships

DuPont

ExxonMobil

Dow