Internships and Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Looking for more help or additional opportunities?

These listings represent only a small selection of jobs, REUs, and research opportunities that friends of the Department have asked us to post.

For dedicated help in finding internships and jobs, visit the Clark School's office of Engineering Co-op & Career Services, which gives students 24-hour access to engineering co-op, internship, summer, post-graduation, and part-time job listings via Careers4Engineers. It also runs free resume clinics, career fairs, and other workshops for job seekers! Visit them online at www.coop.eng.umd.edu, e-mail co-op@eng.umd.edu, or call (301) 405-3863 for more information.

You can also visit the University of Maryland's Career Center at www.careercenter.umd.edu.

NSF REU Search

The National Science Foundation offers a specialized search tool that can help you locate REU sites around the country. Visit www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm to learn more.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs

We'll post REU opportunities friends of the department send us as we receive them.

South Dakota School of Mines: Technical Experience in Advancing Modeling Sciences

The TEAMS REU site is designed to provide undergraduates of varied disciplines with the opportunity to perform modeling research in areas of importance including renewable energy, materials design, and atmospheric sciences. Modeling research is inherently collaborative, so the training you receive will be focused on both the technical aspects of your research and on teamwork skills. You will be mentored by both modelers and experimentalists to receive the full perspective of the projects you work on. We encourage all qualified students to apply and hope to hear from you soon. Refer to our website for more details.

Projects Include:

Minimizing Biofouling of Membrane Polymers
Thermodynamics of Green Solvents
Modeling Oxygen Transport
Photocatalytic Materials
Quantifying Confidence in Weather Forecasts
Investigating the Thermostability of Lignocellulose
Ballistics Gel Simulations
Grenade Timer Design

  • Application Deadline: March 21, 2015 or until all positions are filled
  • Program dates: June 1–July 31
  • $8,500 stipend for one academic year.

For complete information, online application, eligibility and project descriptions, visit the SDSM REU web site »

Contact:

Dr. Kevin Hadley, assistant professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Kevin.Hadley@sdsmt.edu
605-394-2627

University of Kansas: From Molecules to Cells to Organisms

The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas hosts a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The REU Program provides an intensive 10-week summer research experience for curious and motivated undergraduates who would like an opportunity to apply their knowledge toward solving modern-day problems in biology or bioinformatics. The program will provide students with exciting and doable scientific projects as well as experiences that build self-confidence and encourage critical and independent thinking. Faculty mentors from the Department of Molecular Biosciences have strong records of undergraduate mentoring and conduct state-of-the-art, hypothesis-driven research in a variety of different areas of the biomedical sciences, from Molecules, to Cells and Organisms. Areas of research interests in the Department of Molecular Biosciences are varied and include investigations of protein folding and protein design mechanisms of cell-cell communication, cell division and cell migration, the genetics of complex traits, development of multicellular organisms, cancer and stem cell biology, and host-parasite interactions. In addition to conducting research, REU participants will attend seminars and workshops designed to provide mentoring and enrichment in career development, the graduate school applications/admissions process, and effective scientific communication skills. The program will include several opportunities for student participants to present research findings and will conclude with a campus-wide mini symposium and a written final report. Undergraduates studying biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or bioinformatics are invited to apply. Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences and students currently enrolled in Primarily Undergraduate Institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

For complete information, online application, eligibility and project descriptions, visit the KU REU web site »

  • Program dates: May 25–July 31, 2015
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • $5500 stipend (room and board provided)
  • Travel costs up to $500 per student are paid by the program
  • Social, enrichment, and networking activities included
  • Apply to KU's REU »

Corporate/Government Co-Ops and Internships

DuPont Co-ops and Internships

For more opportunities, visit careers.dupont.com. In order to be considered for a job at DuPont, all candidates must apply online, and internship applicants must have the legal right to work without restriction.

Undergraduate Internships on Campus

There are no new on-campus opportunities at this time. Please visit Engineering Co-op and Career Services.

Undergraduate Research on Campus

There are no new research opportunities at this time. Please visit Engineering Co-op and Career Services.