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Student Opportunities

Student Scholarships

Finding scholarship opportunities helps our students defray costs and focus on their research. Here are a few select opportunities available for students:

The Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Scholarship

Designed to assist women in the sciences, this housing scholarship is offered to students showing leadership in their area of expertise, be it biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, health sciences, or mathematics.

Apply for the Women in STEM Leadership Scholarship >

The Mount's Financial Aid Office keeps a running list of outside scholarship opportunities for all students.

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One of the best ways to flesh out your résumé is to complete an internship either on campus in one of our faculty’s research labs or off-campus at a hospital, doctor’s office, research lab or business. Internships can be during the academic year or summer, for credit or not for credit, paid or volunteer. Very often these internships lead to a job after graduation.

The College Qualified Leader Program

The College Qualified Leader Program

The College Qualified Leaders (CQL) program matches practicing ECBC scientists with talented undergraduate students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides participants with training that is unparalleled at most colleges. CQL participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. CQL fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.  Open Applications November 1 - February 28, 2020.  For more information and to apply:


  • Receive a stipend based on your experience and education level
  • Work personally with scientists or engineers doing real life research
  • Do research in Department of Defense laboratories
  • Have the opportunity to present your research to your peers


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program with a major in a STEM related field
  • Must be within the local commuting area
  • Note: Graduate students are not eligible to apply

The CQL internship at ECBC is available for the summer only.  Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily.  The program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.  Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities.  They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientist or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.  

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms.  Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May-August) or 16 weeks in duration for Fall Term (August-December) and Spring Term (January-May).  Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

For more information and to locate one of the 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities, please visit:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

URP participants work on an ongoing research project in one of CSHL’s expert labs. Research at CSHL focuses on: Molecular Biology & Cancer, Genetics & Genomics, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology.

For more information, please visit:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduates through its REU Sites program.  An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.  Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.  Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.  Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.  An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page (link below) "Search for an REU Site" you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units.  Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials.  NSF does not have application materials and does not select participants.  A contact person and contact information is listed on their webpages.

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NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.  Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML - which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology).  The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.  Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for participation.

For more information on how to apply, please visit:

Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program (AFRL)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K–12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Education and Outreach Program

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory is committed to inspiring, developing and recruiting undergraduate and graduate students by providing internship opportunities that enhance their traditional college experience. Students have the opportunity to work alongside CCDC ARL scientists and engineers performing cutting edge Army research, within state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

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Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

Program Description

This 10-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory.

Eligibility Requirement

  • U.S. citizen (Permanent resident alien status considered at some labs)
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students
  • Enrolled at a participating university (a list may be found at
  • All majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories (lab descriptions may be found at


Stipends will be paid bi-weekly, May through August. The amounts specified represent the total stipend allowance for the 10-week period as follows:

  • $7,000 for new undergraduate student participants (students should possess a minimum of 31 credits by the end of spring semester)
  • $8,500 for returning undergraduate students (students must have completed a full 10 week program in a prior year to receive this level)
  • $11,000 for graduate students (students must currently be in graduate school and taking graduate school courses to receive this level)


NREIP interns will be selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendation, and career and research interests.

ONR Program Manager: Dr. Reginald G. Williams
Point of contact:
 Dr. Sophoria Westmoreland

For more information please visit

The L'Oreal USA Summer Internship Program

Applications are now open for The L’Oréal USA Summer Internship Program! Our internship program is a top ranked, paid, 11 week experience where you will be fully integrated into the day-to-day activities of a team while also leading your own, individual strategic project to discover what it is truly like to develop a career at the #1 Beauty Tech company in the world. Undergraduate opportunities in Research & Innovation, Information Technology, and more...

The applications for the L’Oréal USA Summer Internship Program will close on Friday, December 4, 2020. However, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is highly encouraged to apply soon!

Learn more about the L’Oréal USA Summer Internship Program.

Biochemistry Specific Opportunities

Pathways to Science

These various opportunities are specific to Biochemistry.  Perform a search for your perfect program to find your future!  Summer camps, research internships, REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral positions in Biochemistry.  

To search for your perfect program, please visit:

Biology Specific Opportunities

Pathways to Science

These various opportunities are specific to biology.  Perform a search for your perfect program to find your future!  Summer camps, research internships, REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral positions in biology.

To search for your perfect program, please visit:

Chemistry Specific Opportunities

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Get real-world experience through internships and summer research programs to gain the professional edge, including the following opportunities: 

For more information and to find your opportunity, please visit:

Math, Computer Science & Cybersecurity Specific Opportunities

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Search from an array of internship and co-op opportunities with various companies to find your perfect fit!  For more information and to search for your opportunity, please visit:

Psychology & Neuroscience Specific Opportunities

American Psychological Association (APA)

Search for your perfect psychology specific undergraduate research opportunity or internship.  A data base of various programs, universities, laboratories, and health centers.  Find your fit!

For more information, please visit:

Center for Brains, Minds & Machines (Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Neuroscience)

CBMM offers an intensive 10-week summer research internship, in collaboration with the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MIT BCS), for advanced undergraduates from institutions with limited research opportunities to introduce women, students from underrepresented minority groups, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to the fields of computational and cognitive neuroscience. The ultimate goal of this summer program is to provide students with a strong research experience in preparation for graduate school and to encourage them to pursue a career in brain science. Students will be assigned to a faculty mentor, conduct supervised graduate level research, attend seminars, a GRE prep course, and present their summer research. Participants will also have many opportunities to meet with faculty in various areas of neuroscience. The number of internships available is limited. Students accepted into the program will receive a competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and travel allowances.

Online application is active November 23, 2020 - January 30, 2021.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Princeton Neuroscience Institute Summer Internship Program

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is offering a summer internship program for highly motivated undergraduates, providing education and hands-on research experience in the field of neuroscience. Participants will closely collaborate with students and faculty at the PNI on original research projects, and thereby gain invaluable first-hand experience on what it is like to be a neuroscientist. Summer interns will also participate in group educational activities, including weekly foundational overview lectures from PNI faculty, lab meetings with the researchers with whom they will work, journal club reading groups, plus special forums on topics such as career advice and graduate school application preparation. Student will receive $5,175 stipend and are eligible for travel and housing allowances. Summer Program runs June 7 - July 31, 2021 for a total of 8 weeks.

The summer undergraduate research program is geared towards undergraduates who have a strong passion for scientific research and are seriously considering graduate studies in neuroscience. We encourage applications from future researchers whose participation will add to the diversity of researchers in the sciences, or who are from institutions that do not have large research programs. Students are expected to fully participate in all PNI summer internship program activities. Internal Princeton University students are encouraged to apply to funding opportunities provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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Janelia Research Campus Undergraduate Scholars Program

This program allows a small number of enthusiastic students to join an intense and exciting research environment. The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. We accept undergraduates and masters students from around the world who have not committed to a PhD program. Participants must be actively enrolled as a student during the period of the Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program. Janelia undergraduate scholars are dedicated future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring: Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience, Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Evolution & Genetics, Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development, Neuronal Cell Biology, Optical Physics & Imaging, Structural Biology & Biochemistry, and Theory & Computational Neuroscience.

This program provides an outstanding research experience, an opportunity to network with colleagues at all career levels, and a chance to form lifelong scientific collaborations and friendships. Stay on our beautiful campus and explore Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and the surrounding area.

For application details, please visit:

Summer Research Internship Award Program

Each summer three to five students with a major in one of the School’s programs receives a $2,350 (4 weeks) or a $4,700 (8 weeks) stipend for staying on campus and working with a faculty member on a research project.

General Award Criteria

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (or the equivalent in a 3-year degree program) in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics are eligible to apply
  • Students are expected to work on campus at least 24 hours per week during the summer sessions (or at designated off-campus laboratory or field site)
  • Please download the SRIA application instructions (.pdf) for the full list of requirements and award information.

How to Apply

  • Complete the SRIA application form (.pdf)
  • Submit all application materials directly to Mary Lindsay ( no later than Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (Application materials include completed SRIA application, essay, project description, and letter of support from mentor.  Letter of support must be sent by the mentor directly to Mary Lindsay in the Dean's Office.

Mentoring Programs

In the sciences it is helpful to learn from those that came before you. We've built in some excellent opportunities for students to get involved in mentoring.

Career Mentoring Network

Check out our Career Mentor Listing (.xlsx file) for a list of available mentors from the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Peer Mentoring

The Science Department, Math & Computer Science Department, Psychology Department, and Learning Services all employ a number of students to assist instructors. Learning Services hires Peer Tutors and coordinates volunteer note takers for students with learning differences. The Science Department employs lab aides who help set up and clean up lab activities and assist the lab instructor during lab. Other students work as supplemental instructors by holding group or one-on-one tutoring sessions. In math and computer science, students can serve as peer mentors to help guide student groups on interesting problems and aid the instructor. Outside of class, peer mentors hold help and review sessions. Math and computer science students are also encouraged to become peer tutors. In Psychology, some students work in the vivarium, feeding, watering and in general maintaining the research animals and equipment, while others work as research assistants or office aids.

WSTEM Mentoring Program

The WSTEM Mentoring Program pairs women in STEM majors at the Mount with established professionals working in the field to serve as their mentor. The Mount student then gives back to the program by mentoring a local middle school girl interested in STEM fields. Apply Online >

Leadership Opportunities

SNSM graduates are exceptional because so many of them are leaders – people who make a difference. We encourage our students to be involved in activities outside of the classroom and there are numerous opportunities within our School as well as across the University. These extracurricular activities complement classroom learning, help you recharge your batteries, and look great on a résumé. Some of the student groups within the SNSM are: