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Research Internships

The undergraduate research experience is considered an effective educational tool for enhancing many aspects of the student experience, including increased interest in a career in the sciences, persistence in pursuit of an undergraduate degree and levels of pursuit of graduate education.

As a McNair Scholar, you will find many opportunities to participate in faculty guided research projects: independent study courses, joining an on-going campus research lab, working as a research assistant for a faculty member, and participating in a summer research internship program.

When conducting your search for internships, here are terms to know:
  • REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • SROP: Summer Research Opportunity Program
  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
  • SURP: Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
  • Undergraduate Research Internship

If you find internships not listed on this website, please contact the McNair Staff and we'll post them.

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