Summer Physics Undergraduate Research
Students who do research often are more interested in their courses, as they have seen first hand how the effects they study in the classroom exist in the laboratory. We strongly encourage all Canisius physics students to become involved in research while they are an undergraduate.
Many summer research programs and internships have application deadlines in January and February. Therefore, it is a good idea to take some time in December to choose which programs you might be interested in and note the application deadlines so that you don't miss an interesting opportunity. Many of the programs require transcripts or letters of recommendation; these should be requested 2-3 weeks in advance of the deadline.
Check the relevant web pages for details and contact information. Many programs require that students be in their Sophomore or Junior year when they apply. Some positions require US citizenship. Check each program for detailed requirements. Summer research programs typically provide a stipend of $5000 or more for a ten-week program if room/board are not covered by the program, and less if housing is provided. Often travel expenses are also covered for opportunities that are out of town.
There are many opportunities to do research as a physics undergraduate. We will hold an information session in early January to discuss research options open to undergraduates.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU): This is one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the country. There are NSF REU programs in many fields of research in science and engineering, at a large number of universities.
NY State Government Internship Database (called New New York Leaders)
U.S. Federal government internships and fellowships in science (Lists 80+ websites)
Compilation of summer research opportunities by Pathways to Science (Institute for Broadening Participation)
Try out this search tool for physics and astronomy undergraduates
Space Telescope Science Institute (STSI) in Baltimore (operates the Hubble Space Telescope)
Summer Internships and Summer Schools
Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School: University of Missouri, Columbia.
Summer Internship at Galileo (science camp)
DOE-INFN and NSF-INFN summer student exchange program (in Italy): This program tends to have a late application process, after many students have accepted another position.
AVOX Systems (formerly Scott Aviation)