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. 

Medicine/Pharmacy/Biochemistry/Chemistry/Environment Listings

Summer Research Opportunities

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Summer Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Co-op Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences and for Pre-Med Students

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Summer Research Programs by State

STEM Research Opportunities

University of Cincinnati ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

University of Michigan Charles Ross Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Pharmacology


National Labs/Government

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)


Western New York Area

University at Buffalo CLIMB UP Research Program

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Hauptman-Woodward Institute

Cornell Center for Materials Research REU

Industrial Research Internships

ACI Scholars Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates


Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program (Nationwide Opportunities)

Procter & Gamble Internships

Medical Research

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

Internships Abroad


Non-Research Internships



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