Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Opportunities for qualified students, alumni, and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting

  • Experience the thrill of research or technical projects at a cutting edge national laboratory and camaraderie with prestigious scientists, researchers and engineers
  • Meet and collaborate with the people who are world and international experts in fields that interest you
  • Contribute to the U.S. technical prowess that will enhance living standards and set the nation at the top of a global community
  • Participate in developing solutions to pressing scientific and technical problems
  • Highlights of the program

    • Open to Entering College Freshmen, Undergraduates, Recent Associate/Bachelor’s Graduates, Current Graduate Students, and Faculty – Open to all majors; appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors but other opportunities may be available for technical projects
    • Applications are accepted year-round
    • Appointments can start and end at any time during the year based on your availability and the requirements of the ORNL mentor/project
    • Full-time and part-time appointments
    • Minimum GPA – 2.5/4.0
    • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)
    • Stipend based on academic status
    • Limited travel and housing allowances (if eligible)
    • Professional development activities

    Visit http://www.orau.org/ornl/hereatornl/ or contact ORNL Science Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org for more information!

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School

For over 30 years, SPUR at MCW has provided over 1,000 students with hands-on research experience and preparation towards graduate studies and other professional, health-related programs.

Program details include:
  • Free, online application
  • February 1st application deadline
  • Competitive stipend
  • Fully furnished housing accommodations*
  • Program dates: May 31st – August 4th
  • Available to international students

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Research experiences are offered at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ● Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ● Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ● National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ● Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2828

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at  http://orau.gov/dndo/

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org

Summer Research Program 2017

2016 Summer Group

Apply online at https://sharp.hope.edu.

Choose from a range of externally funded research projects:

AC Spectroscopy Material Characterization
Advanced Functional Materials
Astrophysics
Interdisciplinary Nuclear Science
Nanoscale Materials for Energy Storage
Nuclear Physics
Plasma Spectroscopy in Microgaps
Superconductivity

The dates for the 2017 Research Program are May 22 to July 28, unless otherwise indicated.

Students selected for the Summer Research Program will receive a stipend of $5300 for 10 weeks. Housing assistance is also provided at 50% if the student lives on campus.

Incoming Hope College students hired for the Bridge Research Program will be paid at a reduced rate for a duration to be arranged. Students interested in Bridge Research should contact the Department at remillard@hope.edu.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 13, 2017. We do not anticipate offering any positions to students from other institutions in 2017.

For more information contact us at physicsreu@hope.edu.

In recent years, funding for the Summer Research Program has been provided by:

National Science Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Energy
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Michigan Space Grant Consortium
Hope College Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Fund
Hope College Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences
Hope College Department of Physics
Hope College Department of Physics Dr. Harry and Jeannette Frissel Research Fund
Hope College Department of Physics L.T. Guess Research Fund