Internship Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities


Research is a central aspect of academic graduate programs. Participating in research activities before applying to graduate school both helps you define your research interests and prepares you for graduate work. Furthermore, prior research experience enhances your application, making you a more competitive applicant. 

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Below is a list of research experience throughout the University of California system as well as experiences at other campuses, with links to program information, applications, deadlines, etc. Please apply!


UC Berkeley

Amgen Scholars Program

Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) Undergraduate Internship Program at Berkeley

NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Berkeley in Cell, Developmental, and Evolutionary Biology

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB)

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Cyber Security and Trustworthy Systems (TRUST-REU)

UC Davis

Bodega Marine Laboratory Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology Internship Opportunities undergraduate/research/internship

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Physics

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Undergraduate Summer Training in Environmental Taxicology

UC Irvine

AGEP Summer Research Program

Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF)

Integrated Micro/Nano Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (IM-SURE)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

UC Los Angeles

Bridge Summer Research Program

Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

UCLA Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Physics and Astrophysics Summer Program

Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Summer Research Program

The Summer Humanities Institute (SHI)

Summer Program in Nursing


UCLA Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

UC Merced

AGEP Summer Research Program

Yosemite Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program lab/REU.html

Center for Computational Biology Undergraduate Internship Program

UC Riverside

Bioengineering Research Institute for Technical Excellence (BRITE)

Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program htm

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU) in Bioanalytical Sciences reu/

Summer Undergraduate Nanoscale Research Institute for Science and Engineering (SUNRISE)

UC San Diego

Amgen Scholars Program

Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Research Scholar Program

Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Research Internship Program (MPLSRIP)

Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Medicins, Multi-Scale Bioengineering, and Systems Biology

Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Pharmacology (Pharmacology SURF) Academic_Programs/SURF.asp

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MTSP SURF)

UC San Francisco

Amgen Scholars Program

Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program

Molecular Bioscience Experience for Undergraduates

UC Santa Barbara

Academic Research Consortium (ARC) arc/

Internships for Nanosystems Science, Engineering, and Technology (INSET)

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) RISE/

UC Santa Cruz

Center for Adaptive Optics Research Internships on the Mainland (CfAO)

Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Engineering Research Program (REU)


Research Experience for Undergraduates in Organic Chemistry (REU)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Informational Technology.

University of Southern California (USC)

Latino Mental Health Research Training Program.

Stanford University

The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences (SSRP).

Amgen Scholars Program

The Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Undergraduate Internships

Stanford Nanofabrication Facility Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program