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)
http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

National Institutes of Health
Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

National Science Foundation
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp


National Institute of Standards and Technology
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
http://nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/welcome1.cfm

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearchprogram/Landing.aspx


Western New York Area

University of Buffalo REU
http://www.chemreu.buffalo.edu/index.shtml

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
http://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs/undergraduates

Hauptman-Woodward Institute
http://www.hwi.buffalo.edu/outreach/internships.html

University of Rochester REU
http://www.chem.rochester.edu/undergrad/reu.php

Cornell Center for Materials Research REU
http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/reu/

Carnegie Mellon Materials Research REU
http://reu.materials.cmu.edu/

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program (nationwide opportunities)
http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/amgenscholars/pdf/
Amgen_Scholars_Onesheet_US.pdf


Industrial Research Internships

ACI Scholars Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
http://www.acs.org/sci

Merck
http://www.merck.com/careers/explore-careers/students-and-graduates/home.html

Amgen
http://wwwext.amgen.com/careers/campus.html


Internships Abroad

Germany
http://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html


Non-research Internships

DuPont
http://www2.dupont.com/Career_Center/en_US/university_recruiting/
internships_coops.html

ExxonMobil
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Benelux-English/careers_masters_internships.aspx

Dow
http://www.dow.com/careers/programs/intern.htm