Off-Campus Opportunities

Many universities, national institutions, corporations, and other organizations offer off-campus research opportunities for undergraduates in a wide variety of fields. This page gives you some tips on starting to find opportunities that match your interests.

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Summer University Research Programs

Check the websites of other universities and research institutions. Many have dedicated pages listing research opportunities for undergraduates.

National Research Organizations

Explore opportunities with national research organizations and agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Energy (DoE).

Industry Research Opportunities

Look for research opportunities and/or internships in industries related to your field of study.

Things to Consider

Some of these programs require recommendation letters, resumes, or other materials.  Application deadlines vary, and can be 6-9 months in advance (e.g., December for a summer program).

Think about key terms to incorporate into your search:

  • Undergraduate research internships in [your field of study]
  • Summer research programs for undergraduates
  • 2024 summer research internships for undergraduates
  • [Specific University] summer research programs
  • Research internships
  • Research opportunities for college students