Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research:
- REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome.
- REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements, or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.
For more information, visit the NSF website.
GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America (GSA), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.
The program offers paid short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. Read the experiences of those who have participated in the past.
GeoCorps project areas include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping and GIS, minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, karst, education, interpretation, and more.
For more info, visit the GSA website.
Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association offers several conservation-based opportunities. Visit the website for more information.
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science offers a large database of paid and unpaid research positions and internships for undergraduates. If any of the other opportunities are not what you are looking for, be sure to check out the website for more options.