National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program supports undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse research.  Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the United States.  Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer.  The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses,

Monell’s Science Apprenticeship Program

The Monell Center is the world’s only scientific research institute dedicated to conducting basic research on taste, smell, and nutritional sciences. Located within Philadelphia’s University City, the Monell Center sponsors a Science Apprenticeship Program to introduce local high school and college students to scientific research. The program welcomes all student applicants and has a particular interest in training individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students and researchers (only from universities of applied sciences, UAS) – whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.

FactCheck.Org Fellowship

FactCheck.org, the award-winning political website at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, is now accepting applications for its 2021–22 undergraduate fellowship program. The next class of undergrads will be trained during an eight-week, paid summer program at FactCheck’s offices at APPC from June 1 –July 23. Those who are trained this summer must agree to work 10 to 15 hours per week at FactCheck.org during the fall and spring semesters, if their work merits continued employment.

DOE Office of Science Education

Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowships places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Many of the participants in the program have decided on a career in science and engineering because of the nature of the experience. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories’ research programs. 

CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is a 10-week competitive summer internship program for undergraduate students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internship is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge, practical training in academic research, and critical exposure to pediatric-focused career trajectories under the direct mentorship of CHOP faculty. Full time immersion in a lab or research group allows interns to experience science and discovery first hand.

Center for the Advanced Study of India

The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) introduces Penn students to India to learn beyond the classroom environment, gain valuable international work experience, and facilitate cultural exchange. Since 2007, CASI has provided funding to over 150 Penn students to participate in volunteer internships and conduct independent research during the summer months. CASI also supports one recent graduate through a post-baccalaureate fellowship, the Sobti Family Fellowship

Contact Information

Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

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