Summer Programs

Get paid, work part-time, and assists with research on campus.

The Office of Undergraduate Research maintains information on summer research positions from coast to coast. If you’re aware of a program we haven’t listed, let us know so we can include it.


Biostatistics, Summer Institute in (SIBS) Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power: Undergraduate Fluid Power Education (REU) Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) Summer Research Program
Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (Lando/NSF) Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Pathways to Research Program (PReP) Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Research Program 
NSF-Sponsored Summer Research in Geology and Geophysics  NFS-Sponsored Summer Research in Invasive Species and GMOs (ISG-IGERT) Lillehei Heart Institute (LHI) - Cardiovasular Medicine Summer Research
Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP) Material Research Science and Engineering Center Summer Research Programs (MRSEC)  Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) - for U of MN students only
McNair Summer Research Program Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Diversity Fellowship Program - for U of MN students only

National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)

Physics and Astronomy – Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Psychology - Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Summer Research Program (REU)


National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) U of MN NSF-REU Summer Program in Interdisciplinary Mathematics Department of Energy Office of Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop at Los Alamos National Laboratory Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (3 internships)
2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program Mayo Clinic, Rochester Summer Fellowships Summer REU at Northwestern University