Other Internships/Research

55 in 2016! Who's next?Rutgers RiSE ProgramNIH Summer Program (Maryland)NIH Summer Program (Ghana)UCSD IRACDA SURF ProgramHACU National Internship Program (Washington, D.C.)UCSD STARS ProgramMuhlenberg College REU ProgramJPL InternshipNASA Community College Aerospace Scholars ProgramNASA Community College Aerospace Scholars ProgramGeneral Atomics InternshipVisa InternshipSlack InternshipSDG&E Summer InternshipMESA Research Academy3D Printing Program

55 in 2016! Who's next?

Rutgers RiSE Program

NIH Summer Program (Maryland)

NIH Summer Program (Ghana)

UCSD IRACDA SURF Program

HACU National Internship Program (Washington, D.C.)

UCSD STARS Program

Muhlenberg College REU Program

JPL Internship

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

General Atomics Internship

Visa Internship

Slack Internship

SDG&E Summer Internship

MESA Research Academy

3D Printing Program

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In 2016, fifty-five MESA Creators participated in summer programs! Who’s next? Let's break the record!

What are your interests? Where do you want to go? Use the links below to search for the internship or research program that best matches your interests. A listing is also provided of summer programs that accepted MESA Creators in 2016. These programs are available again in 2017. In addition, a list is provided of other available summer programs for 2017. Please find your program (or programs!), and then APPLY before the application deadline. Internships and research opportunities provide outstanding (sometimes life changing) experiences. Make it a goal to participate in a summer program, and enjoy the experience. That's what MESA Creators do!

Available resources for internships and summer research programs:

Where do you want to go? Find your program!

BEWARE: If you find a program that matches your interests, then apply as soon as possible. Do not wait until the deadline date. This is especially true for programs that use a "rolling application" process. These programs will review applications when they are received, and they will fill spots before the deadline date. See the program websites to confirm deadlines and other requirements.

Summer Programs that previously accepted MESA Creators




Rutgers Research in Science & Engineering (RiSE)

Application deadline: January 15, 2017
MESA participant: Katya E.

National Institutes of Health Summer Research Programs
Application deadline: January 15, 2017
MESA participants: Mauricio M. and Fatimata S.




IRACDA Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Application deadline: 5:00 pm, February 10, 2017
MESA participants: Julisa G., Hilda M., Francisco P., Sergio S. and Ricardo T.

HACU National Internship Program
Application deadline: February 15, 2017
MESA participant: Alexis R.

The Scripps Research Institute
Application deadline: February 15, 2017
MESA participant: Nora W.

UCSD Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

Application deadline: February 19, 2017
MESA participant: Carolina S.




Muhlenberg College Research Experience for Undergraduates
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
MESA participants: Cindy M., Arian R., Dalila R. and Nathandis W.




JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Internship
Application deadline: April 7, 2017
MESA participants: Israel M. and Sergio S.




UCSD Summer Science Enrichment Program
Application deadline: May 15, 2017
MESA participant: Andrea R.




NASA Aerospace Scholars
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
MESA participants: Viridiana A., Claudia C., Carlos C., Anne C., Linda C., Valeria C., Luis G., Angeline G., Cole J., Alexander M., Klynt O., Edgar R., Nelson R., Osvaldo R. and Michael T.




General Atomics Summer Internship
MESA participant: Justino G.

VISA Summer Internship
MESA participant: Gilbert M.

Slack Summer Internship

MESA participant: Atl A.

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Other Summer Programs




Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
Application deadline: January 13, 2017

University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Opportunity Program
Application deadline: January 15, 2017

UCLA Undergraduate Research in Physics & Astronomy
Application deadline: January 15, 2017

UC Berkeley Transfer-to-Excellence Summer Research Program
Application deadline: January 27, 2017

UC Berkeley Research Program: Integrative Biology -  from Molecules to Ecosystems
Application deadline: January 30, 2017

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Undergraduate Program

Application deadline: January 31, 2017

Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education
Application deadline: January 31, 2017

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: February 1, 2017

University of Colorado Program in Solar and Space Physics
Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Gerstner Sloan Kettering: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Application deadline: February 1, 2017

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program
Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Boyce Thompson Institute Internships in Plant Genome Research and Bioinformatics

Application deadline: February 5, 2017

SRI International: Research Experience for Undergraduate Program
Application deadline: February 10, 2017

Monterey Bay Aquarium Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: February 13, 2017

USC Snapshots of Chemistry: Visualization at the Molecular Level
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Cornell University LSAMP Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

American Physical Society/IBM Research Internships for:

   > Undergraduate Women
   > Underrepresented Minorities
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Princeton Center for Complex Materials
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Computing Research Association - Women: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Pepperdine University Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology
Application deadline: 12:00 pm, February 17, 2017

Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Marine Physical Lab Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: 4:00 pm, February 17, 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis
Application deadline: February 28, 2017

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NASA Summer Internships for Students
Application deadline: March 1, 2017




UCSD ET CURE: Cancer Research Internships Using Emerging Technologies
Available for UCSD students. See link for details.

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