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ASSURE: Space Science '21 Research Opportunity

The ASSURE program, located at the University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, provides paid summer internships for undergraduate students to conduct cutting-edge research under the mentorship of leading experts in space science and engineering. The Summer 2021 ASSURE program is currently awaiting approval from the National Science Foundation (NSF); we invite you to apply to the program which will run pending NSF funding


OCC Spring Intersession '21 Research Opportunity

OCC is offering a free 4-week research opportunity for interested students during the Spring 21' Intersession. Students will build and maneuver unmanned underwater vehicles  (see Links to an external site.) and map plans for investigating oceans worlds. 
Gain hands on knowledge of engineering, biology, geology, geography and more. 
If interested, fill out the form at: 

Interest Form

CSUB's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Application deadline is Friday, March 27th, 2020

SURE is a four-week program that takes place May 26 - June 18, 2020, Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Participants will earn a $1,000 stipend after the successful completion of the program. Application deadline is Friday, March 27th, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 24th.

Online appliction:

Undergraduate Research Experience for 2020(URE 20) - 

Application due March 2nd

This is a paid summer research experience at CSUF from June 15-Aug 7 through Project RAISE.
This experience is for all STEM fields. Project RAISE highly encourages Hispanic and low-income students to apply.
URE 20 website and application can be found at: Project RAISE 

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Experience-

Application due March 16

This is a paid summer research experience at UC Irvine from June 8-Aug. 14. The objective of Bridges is to advance the careers of community college students interested in transferring to four-year universities and pursuing a biomedical research career. Eligibility includes applicants that are from underrepresented minority groups (Black African Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands).

Baccalaureate website and application can be found here

University of Rochester Institute of Optics Research Opportunity

The Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum Photonics REU program at University of Rochester aims to create a well-defined pipeline to a career in photonics for REU participants. There is a particular focus on underrepresented demographics, undergraduates from colleges without strong photonics research programs, and community college students—all of whom might not otherwise recognize photonics as a possible career path.

Program Dates: May 27-July 31, 2019

For more information and to apply, click here

​NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

Opportunity for community college students who are interested in a Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career to work on projects and share ideas with NASA engineers, educators, and scientists. The application deadline is October 16, 2019.



NASA Internship

Opportunity for students to work with NASA career professionals, with an emphasis on mentor- directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA Facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. The application deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2020: November 5, 2019

Summer 2020: March 8, 2020

Fall 2020: July 6, 2020



Base 11, STEM Fellowship opportunities

Through a partnership with Base 11, students can apply for fellowship opportunities at the following world class institutions:

Caltech (Graduate Aerospace Laboratory)

UC Irvine (Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy)

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Preservation and Restoration Program)

This opportunity will provide life-changing experiences for students where they will: do hands-on research projects, receive mentorship from graduate students, and live on campus and get paid.


UCSC Astrophysics Research Opportunity: LAMAT

Lamat is an 8-week program, June 21st-August 14th, 2020, designed to introduce students to astrophysical research methods and tools through original projects in computational astrophysics.

For more information and to apply click Here

University of Colorado 2020 Research Experience for Undergraduates

The University of Colorado invites undergraduates to apply for a summer Research Experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics.  Students will work with scientists at one of the following institutions:

•Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics 

•National Solar Observatory 

•High Altitude Observatory 

•NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center  

•Southwest Research Institute

•North West Research Associates

You can find more information about the program from the program flyer. 


Keck Graduate Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The SURE program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in various areas including applied molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and development, bioengineering, computational biology, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics. Students work side-by-side with current PhD and master’s students in various research labs at KGI.

Deadline to register is: March 2020

For more information and to register visit their website

USC Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DIA) Research Opportunity

The summer 2020 Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DIA) JumpStart program provides research experiences in various disciplines. The research opportunities range from lab-based research to mentored participation in other types of USC faculty projects. The research experience is coupled with professional development workshops.

The deadline to complete an application is:
Friday, January 17, 2020