Tuesday, March 23, 2010

10 Awesome Summer Internships for Science Students


If you’re a college student thinking about becoming a scientist, now is the time to apply for summer internships. Aside from studying hard, the most important thing that you can do for yourself is get some research experience.

The National Science Foundation sponsors hundreds of summer programs, which allow sophomores and juniors to get their first taste of real labwork. Most of them last ten weeks and pay more than 3,000 dollars to cover your living expenses.

Here are some stellar examples:

Amgen Scholars Program at Caltech
Theme: Biology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology
Deadline: February 17th

Summer Internship at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland
Theme: Biomedical Research
Deadline: March 1st

The Big Muddy Expedition on the Missouri River
Theme: Geology and Earth Science
Deadline: March 3rd

Marine Science Internships in Oregon
Theme: Marine Biology, Environmental Science
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2009

Summer Applied Biotechnology Research Experience at UCSB
Theme: Biotechnology, Bioengineering
Deadline: March 2nd

Astrophysics and Space Science at Baylor University
Theme: Physics, Astronomy
Deadline: March 1st

Research Experiences at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida
Theme: Marine Biology
Deadline: Feb 16th

Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA
Theme: Engineering and Computer Science
Deadline February 16th

Summer Scholarships at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC
Theme: Geology
Deadline: February 28

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz
Theme: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Deadline: February 18th


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