Summer Research Opportunities Beyond Smith College
The general rule is that you follow the application procedure of the host organization. In the case of the external hosts listed on this page, this means that you do not fill out a SURF application, but you complete the process indicated by the host in their program description. In some cases, a host will indicate a need for institutional information. In such cases, contact the Science Center Director's Office for help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Flyers we receive presenting student summer research opportunities are posted on the first floor of Burton by Burton 101.
As part of an NSF funded four college biomathematics collaboration (4CBC), Smith students can obtain summer research stipends for research at Smith, Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. You fill out the online application form, found at http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/4cbc/nsf-4cbc-fellowships/new-page/
Active research projects can be found at http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/4cbc/projects-2/. If you see research of interest to you, contact the faculty member directly and work with them to complete your application form. You MUST have approval from the faculty research mentors BEFORE you apply. Questions should be directed to Denise Lello at email@example.com.
Deadline for applications for summer research funding is aproximately March 1. (Deadline to be confirmed.)
Special Smith College External Relationships
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
MIT Lincoln Laboratory encourages undergraduate and graduate students who meet the criteria noted below to apply for summer employment opportunities at our suburban Boston location. In addition to our competitive compensation, you may be eligible for fully paid round-trip travel to Boston for the summer, a subsidy for on-campus housing, free daily transportation to MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and an array of athletic and cultural facilities on the MIT campus and throughout the Boston area. See more info here: http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has a popular Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in either Gaithersburg or Boulder. NIST has readily accepted Smith students in the past. More info here: http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/, or http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/index.cfm, or call 310 975 4200. If you are interested in this program, let us know right away by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) http://www.hhmi.org/programs/janelia-undergraduate-scholars
Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides undergarduates a 10-week research experience at its VA Biomedical Research Center. There is a competitive application process.
Summer Internship at the Smithsonian Institution
Summer Internship at The Royal Botanic Garden
Other External Summer Opportunities
Amgen representatives have visited Smith College this year. They have extended a broad invitation for Smith Students to participate in their Amgen Scholars Program.
Great overview of summer research opportunities for Neuroscience students: http://www.funfaculty.org/drupal/undergrad_internships_neuroscience
During the summer of 2013, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network hosted a Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NNIN REU) from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply. Minority and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Cornell has a program available to Smith students: http://bti.cornell.edu/pgrp/.
Westminster internships: www.psych.westminster.edu/psybio/internops.htm
University of Connecticut Research Opportunities: http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/off-campus-research/
If your interest is in biology or neuroscience, Amherst College has a web page with a great collection of links to undergraduate summer research opportunities all over the country: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/neuroscience/summerprograms
National Science Foundation has an extensive online database of "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" (REU) at: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
Student Research Opportunities, Council on Undergraduate Research: http://www.cur.org/resources/students/research_opportunities/