As an undergraduate at SU, take advantage of opportunities designed for students, such as fellowships, internships, volunteer and research positions, etc. Select a category and investigate options below.
Plan in advance! Many fellowships, internships, or other positions have deadlines of six or more months in advance of the start date.
Work experience can dramatically improve your employment options after graduation. SU students have worked in volunteer, work-study, or internship positions with these organizations.
Undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to learn science and make discoveries in an environment that gives a realistic perspective on how science is done in the real world. You will work with faculty and/or other researchers on a project, learning new approaches and gaining the knowledge and experience to work independently in your experiments. Because of the variety of skills you will acquire, participation in such lab or field experiences is valued highly by future schools and employers. Part of the process is taking the initiative to identify such an opportunity, whether on- or off-campus, local or distant, and many listings of research opportunities are offered below as resources for you in your search. In addition, general information on research can be found at these sites:
Note: Application deadlines for summer programs are typically in January or February.
Many research institutes offer summer research programs or internships to undergraduates. Below are a few, and many others are found in the lists of internships above. When online searching, try using the term "SURF" or "SURP," as program names may include one of these acronyms.
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