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 previously accepted MESA Creators. These programs are available again in 2018. 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!

Where do you want to go? Find your program!

Other available resources for summer research and internship programs:

Available Summer Programs

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 - No summer classes

Note: These summer programs require 100% commitment. Students accepted to participate in these programs CANNOT take summer classes.




Boston College REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Application deadline: January 1, 2018
MESA participant: Saman B.

National Institutes of Health Summer Research Programs
Application deadline: January 12, 2018
MESA participants: Mauricio M. and Fatimata S.

Rutgers RiSE (Research in Science & Engineering)
Application deadline: January 30, 2018
MESA participants: Anne C., Katya E.

UCSD Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

Application deadline: January 30, 2018
MESA participant: Robertha A., Andres B., Juan G., Jessica G., Alan H., Andy H. Arian R. & Alec Z.

Cornell University CLASSE REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Application deadline: January 31, 2018
MESA participant: Dalila R.





University of San Diego REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Application deadline: February 1, 2018
MESA participants: Luis G. & Isabel P.

IRACDA Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Application deadline: 5:00 pm, February 9, 2018
MESA participants: Julisa G., Viry A. & Yesenia A.

University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Opportunity Program
Application deadline: February 9, 2018
MESA participant: Ken G.

HACU National Internship Program
Application deadline: February 16, 2018
MESA participant: Alexis R.

The Scripps Research Institute SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Program)
Application deadline: February 15, 2018
MESA participant: Nora W.




UCSD Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
MESA participants: Victoria A. & Cynthia L.

SDSU Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
MESA participants: Juana A., Giselle C., Lucerito G., Maria M. & Yuniba Y.

University of Northern Iowa REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
MESA participant: Edgard P.

Muhlenberg College REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Application deadline: March 8, 2018
MESA participants: Vanessa G., Cindy M., Arian R., Dalila R. and Nathandis W.




JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Internship
Application deadline: April 13, 2018
MESA participants: Israel M. and Sergio S.




UCSD Summer Science Enrichment Program
Application deadline: May 15, 2018
MESA participant: Andrea R.




Cubic University Internships
MESA participant: Jared J.

General Atomics Summer Internship
MESA participant: Justino G.

General Electric Internships
MESA participant: Nicholas P.

Qualcomm Internships
MESA participant: Carolina S.

Slack Summer Internship

MESA participant: Atl A.

VISA Summer Internship
MESA participant: Gilbert M.

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Summer Programs that previously accepted MESA Creators - With summer classes

Note: These summer programs have more flexibility for scheduling the time necessary for participation. Students accepted to participate in these programs MAY also take summer classes.




NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program
Application deadline: May 1, 2018
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.

Innovative Applications of 3D Printing
Application deadline: May 1, 2018
MESA participants: Cesar A., Claudia C., Carlos C., Jose P. & David O.

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Other Summer Programs




Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
Application deadline: January 12, 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis
Application deadline: January 12, 2017

UC Berkeley Transfer-to-Excellence Summer Research Program
Application deadline: January 26, 2018

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Undergraduate Program
Application deadline: January 31, 2018

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

University of Colorado Program in Solar and Space Physics
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

Gerstner Sloan Kettering: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

The Rockefeller University SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) Program

Application deadline: February 1, 2018

Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

Global Environmental Microbiology Summer Course
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 2018 Summer Student Research Program
Application deadline: February 1, 2018

UC Berkeley Research Program: Integrative Biology -  from Molecules to Ecosystems
Application deadline: February 2, 2018

Boyce Thompson Institute Internships in Plant Genome Research and Bioinformatics

Application deadline: February 2, 2018

University of Texas Southwestern SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship)
Application deadline: February 9, 2018

The Big Ten Alliance Universities SROP (Summer Research Opportunities Program)
Application deadline: February 10, 2018
Big Ten REU application includes:
   > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   > University of Iowa
   > University of Maryland
   > Michigan State University
   > University of Minnesota
   > Northwestern University
   > Ohio State University
   > Pennsylvania State University
   > Purdue University
   > Rutgers University

Monterey Bay Aquarium Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: February 13, 2018

USC Snapshots of Chemistry: Visualization at the Molecular Level
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

Cornell University LSAMP Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Application deadline: February 15, 2018

American Physical Society/IBM Research Internships for:

   > Undergraduate Women
   > Underrepresented Minorities
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

Princeton Center for Complex Materials
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

Computing Research Association - Women: Distributed REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Madison SROP (Summer Research Opportunities Program)
Application deadline: February 15, 2018
   > $5,000 stipend plus housing and travel expenses
   > Program dates: May 29-August 4, 2018
   > Questions? Email srop@grad.wisc.edu
   > Click here for an informational flyer
Research programs include (apply to 3 programs with only 1 application!):
   > Astrophysics - Department of Astronomy/Department of Physics (ASTRO-REU)
   > Biological SIGNALS: Information Flow, Storage, & Exchange REU (SIGNALS)
   > Biomedical Data Science (BDS)
   > Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Summer Research Program (MET)
   > Neurobiology (NB)
   > REU in Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy (CMRE REU)
   > Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry & Bio Engineering (Chemistry REU)
   > Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanotechnology (Nano REU)
   > Sustainable Nano REU (Susnano)

Pepperdine University Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology
Application deadline: 12:00 pm, February 16, 2018

CSU Monterey Bay REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Application deadline: February 16, 2018

Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Marine Physical Lab Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: 4:00 pm, February 17, 2018

UCLA Undergraduate Research in Physics & Astronomy
Application deadline:  February 19, 2018

SRI International: REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) Program
Application deadline: February 24, 2018

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NASA Summer Internships for Students
Application deadline: March 1, 2018




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

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