Opportunities

Each year, there are a number of exciting opportunities in service, research and leadership available to our current and graduating students. How can you change the world? We encourage you browse this page for upcoming internships and programs.

584 different paid summer research programs for undergraduates

http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx

355 different graduate programs in STEM

http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Grad_Graduate+Students&submit=y

Amgen Scholars

Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program. Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region. Questions? Contact Honors College senior and Amgen Scholar Mark Aronson at maronson@purdue.edu.
http://www.amgenscholars.com

Bee-INSPIRED Summer Research Experience

Are you an undergraduate STEM major interested in honey bees and their role in urban agriculture? Would you like to gain experience in research or design and work with community partners on pollination-related projects? This 10-week research and service experience will be held May 21-July 28, 2017 on the campus of Georgia Tech. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, travel allowance (if necessary) and free on-campus housing. Applications are due by February 15.

http://www.bees.gatech.edu/beeinspired

Broad Cancer Genomic Scholars

An innovative, two-year program run jointly by the Broad Diversity, Education and Outreach initiative and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. BCGS participants will carry out research as paid, full-time Associate Computational Biologists or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Cancer Program. Eligibility - seniors or recent graduates who majored in the biological, physical or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics, and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.)
https://broad.io/bcgs

Broad Summer Research Program

The Broad Summer Research Program offers students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines the opportunity to conduct intensive research in a collaborative community. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. BSRP participants spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. In addition, the program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort.
https://broad.io/bsrp

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Internships

Join the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts (C2B2) in the Rocky Mountains this summer for the 9th annual Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. It will run May 20-July 29, 2017. C2B2 is a research and education consortia that mobilizes student academic researchers and industry partners for the advancement of renewable bioenergy technologies. Participants in this program will be researching biotechnology, bioproducts and biorefining through C2B2’s research thrusts: feedstock engineering, plant biotechnology and crop science; biochemical and thermochemical conversion, process and product engineering, lifecycle assessment and economic viability. All majors are eligible to apply. More information and a link to the application form below.
https://www.chicagoshakes.com/about_us/jobs/internships

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts

Join the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts (C2B2) in the Rocky Mountains this summer for the 9th annual Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. It will run May 20-July 29, 2017. C2B2 is a research and education consortia that mobilizes student academic researchers and industry partners for the advancement of renewable bioenergy technologies. Participants in this program will be researching biotechnology, bioproducts and biorefining through C2B2’s research thrusts: feedstock engineering, plant biotechnology and crop science; biochemical and thermochemical conversion, process and product engineering, lifecycle assessment and economic viability. All majors are eligible to apply. More information and a link to the application form below.
http://c2b2web.org/7JobsUnd_REU.php

Fed is Best Foundation Legislative/Policy Intern

The project involves helping the Fed is Best Foundation on a public health policy and legislative initiative which includes: (1) federal bill drafting; (2) lobbying; (3) legal research; and (4) strategic partner outreach to CDC, NIH, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, Academy of Pediatrics, and others. The Foundation is in need of research support from a student with an interest in public health work or legislative affairs/public policy that has an interest in assisting with projects remotely. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is health care professional led to raise awareness and increase public health education around preventable brain injuries and medical complications due to inadequate newborn nutrition in the early hours and days of life. The position will involve the development of creative legal and policy strategies and collateral materials for advancing the mission of the Foundation. The applicant should have excellent research and persuasive writing skills and be a self-starter who is able to work well on a multi-faceted project plan. This is a part-time, unpaid research assistant position. Apply by emailing resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample to Julie Tibbets (Julie.tibbets@alston.com)
https://fedisbest.org/

Interdisciplinary Cancer Prevention Research Internship Program

Explore the field, build research skills and develop a working relationship with a group of Purdue faculty members. The CPIP (Cancer Prevention Internship Program) offers student research internships, which begin in the summer and continue through the following academic year. You will participate in cutting edge interdisciplinary cancer prevention research projects, earn a $4,500 fellowship during the summer and a $500 scholarship each participating semester. You must be a full-time Purdue student with a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. Participation is competitive and all majors are welcome.
http://discoverypark.itap.purdue.edu/learningcenter/duri/

Legislative Services Agency

The LSA is the administrative support body for the Indiana General Assembly. It provides elected officials and their staff with nonpartisan, objective legal support, fiscal analysis and technology services. The LSA is looking for interns to assist with INscribe, a web-based tool used for assigning legislators and staff to committees, documentation and providing real-time access to actions taken within each chamber. Student interns will provide on-site technical assistance for INscribe. This is a paid internship. Interested students can send their resumes and general availability to Matthew.Smith@iga.in.gov. Questions? Contact former Honors College student Allison Lynch at lynch43@purdue.edu.
Click HERE for full details.

Michigan State’s BITLAB Human-Computer Interaction Program

Michigan State University's Human-Computer Interaction program is looking for self-motivated undergraduate students interested in technology, people and how the two interact to work on summer projects in an interdisciplinary research lab. You will look at how people think about and use computers, as well as how we can better design technology for people to use. Research opportunities include: designing and running experiments, analyzing quantitative data from human subjects, interviewing people about technology use and working with databases.
http://bitlab.cas.msu.edu/summer

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive a housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program. At the conclusion of the program, fellows attend a “technical forum” where they will present their research findings and tour a technical site nearby. Eligibility: Graduate students, post-master’s, undergraduates, post-associate’s.
https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2551>

Mississippi Teachers Corps

MTC selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. MTC provides training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Mississippi. The school districts where participants are placed provide full pay and benefits.
http://mtc.olemiss.edu/

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
https://www.peacecorps.gov/

PRF Advancement Summer Internship

The Purdue Research Foundation is hiring two internship employees to participate in an advancement summer internship program. This internship is a nine-week program that seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in the field of educational advancement. This program is designed with the purpose of attracting students who may not have previously considered a career in educational advancement and give them the opportunity to learn about and immerse themselves in the profession. Interns will participate in introductory advancement seminars, work with an assignment mentor and gain skills during an in-depth, on-the-job opportunity within the University Development Office. Interns will work 40 hours per week at a pay rate of $12.50/hour. Each nine-week experience may focus on one or more of the following areas within advancement: fundraising, marketing/communications, data/research/analytics, event planning, or technology systems. Please send you cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org by Feb. 17, 2017.
http://www.purdue.edu/devcareers

Teach for America

Greatness awaits! Be among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation empowering our children to lead our country forward.
https://www.teachforamerica.org/

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