Benedictine isn't the only place our students can get valuable research experience. There are several off-campus research opportunities available through other universities, national laboratories and corporations, both in the Chicago area and nationwide. Many of these include not only a stipend but a housing allowance. Recommendations from faculty have been helpful in allowing students to be awarded these competitive positions.

The list provided below is by no means comprehensive, but is a good starting point for students seeking research and internship positions at off-campus locations.

Non-Science Specific Internships

Fulbright US Student Program:

Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
Smithsonian Institute Internship Programs: 

General Internships in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Disciples

Abbott Laboratories Summer Internship Program:

Ames Laboratory Research Opportunities

Amgen Scholars Program:

APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women:

Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Educational Programs:

AT&T Labs Undergraduate Research Program:

AWIS (Association for Women In Science) Internships:

Baxter Internship Programs:

Carleton College Summer Opportunities Listing 

CIRRUS (Summer Research Listing)

Department of Energy - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI):

DOE Scholars Program: 

Department of Homeland Security Education Programs:

Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology for Minority Students (SIST): 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

IBP Pathways to Science

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Undergraduate Student Fellowships:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Undergraduate and Graduate Internships:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Undergraduate Student (UGS) Program:

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP):

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship:

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Summer Research

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU):

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): HERE@ORNL Program:

Sandia National Labs Internships and Co-Ops

SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship Program through the Department of Defense:

UC-Irvine Research Opportunities Program

UCI Research Opportunities Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Research

Biology-Specific Internships

Columbia Summer Research & Internships Compilation

Eden Evo-Devo-Eco Network

Environmental Protection Agency's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Program:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Research

RIT CoOPs/Internships on the web

Swarthmore Summer Internships Compilation

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology-Specific Internships

ACS Directory of Internships for Undergraduate Students:

ACS Scholars Program:

ASBMB Summer Research:

Chemistry-Specific Internships

ACS Directory of Internships for Undergraduate Students:

ACS Scholars Program:

CENTC Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Chemical Sciences:

National Science Foundation REU Sites—Chemistry:

Simply Hired Internship Search

Physics-Specific Internships

National Science Foundation REU Sites—Physics:


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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
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