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AAMC Undergraduate Research Programs
The Association of American Medical Colleges provides a comprehensive list of undergraduate research opportunities around the U.S.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The National Science Foundation offers a number of undergraduate research opportunities in all science disciplines at specific REU locations.
RIT Co-op and Scientific Internship Listings
This list provides a wide range of short and long-term cooperative and internship listings in science and technology.
The Davidson Research Initiative (DRI)
The DRI, supported by a grant from the Duke Endowment, offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative research and in-depth study between students and faculty.

Biotech and Pharmaceutical

Biotechnology Industry Organization is a professional association design to provide information and support for those in the biotechnology field. Their website provides excellent information on specific fields, current research and career opportunities.
News and job opportunities for those interested in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields.
PhRMA's mission is to conduct effective advocacy for public policies that encourage discovery of important new medicines for patients by biopharmaceutical research companies. This website provides a variety of resources on the field.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies: Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships
For undergraduate students in environmentally fields of studies.
Environmental Science Institute
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this program is open to a national pool of undergraduate applicants and requires a ten-week commitment. Students create their own research project, participate in a research group, and present their work.


American Academy of Actuaries
The American Academy of Actuaries serves the public on behalf of the U.S. actuarial profession. Uniting actuaries from all practice areas, the Academy is the voice of the profession on public policy and professionalism issues. The website contains excellent information on the actuarial exam process and listings of internships and job opportunities.
Mathematical Association of America
The MAA provides mathematicians with the best expository articles, engaging problems, and articles devoted to teaching collegiate mathematics. The MAA also provides research funding opportunities.
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
International community of over 13,000 individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. The website has an excellent career-related section that lists internships and jobs within the field and provides career information and advice.

Medical Science

American Association of Medical Colleges
Predominately summer research internships in academic medical centers.  Good for pre-med students, and provides links to many sites.


Resources on scholarships for students interested in physics and astronomy.
Find information on internship and fellowship opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy.
NASA Pathways Program
NASA Pathways Programs provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for federal employment through the Internship Employment Program (IEP), Recent Graduates Program (RGP) and Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program.
National Science Foundation
List of physics REU sites, both theoretical and experimental.


The National Academies
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world.
Ornithological Jobs
The Ornithological Societies of North America (OSNA) allows OSNA members to share jobs and internships through this portal. for Science
Internships and fellowship opportunities in science.
Scientific-related opportunities compiled by Columbia University, Department of Biological Studies
Biology, biomedical, minority, ecology and environmental studies, marine biology research opportunities, fellowships, internships and summer courses. Programs are located in all geographic areas of the country.
Scientific-related opportunities compiled by Texas A&M University, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Internships, fellowships, graduate assistantships, and jobs posted here are related to aquaculture, wildlife, fisheries, environment, ecology, natural resources, conservation, biological sciences, life sciences, and outdoor recreation.
Smithsonian Institute
Fellowships, internships, and research opportunities.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program: Boston University
Ten-week undergraduate program for students interested in pursuing a career as a research scientist. Students are chosen from a national pool.