Summer off-campus research in the natural and social sciences

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    Students monitor the local bat population as part of a SURE project led by Prof. Deanna Byrnes.
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Daniel Choffnes

October 23, 2013

Did you know that there are research-based summer internships available in laboratories, university research centers, field sites, and medical colleges across the United States? These research positions allow you to deepen your knowledge in your field of study, make valuable connections with investigators at other institutions, and strengthen your prospects for graduate school and professional advancement. Icing on the cake? They pay you a stipend, help with your travel expenses, and usually offer free room and board!

This is made possible through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and other similarly structured programs.

An off-campus summer research internship might be for you if:

  • You want to experience the process of science first-hand at a major research facility.

  • You are preparing yourself for a career in education, medicine, industry, or government, among others.

  • You have some experience with investigational work, such as in your class projects, labs, or the Carthage Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program

  • You are a freshman, sophomore, or junior.

Research internships are available in all areas of the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, computer science and mathematics. The application process starts now for summer 2014, so you should be proactive to improve your chances of being selected for a position. For help finding these opportunities, preparing your application and answers to your questions, please contact Prof. Dan Choffnes,