Summer Research Internships

Summer Research Experience- Students conducting research


OUR Summer Research Program

[Summer '23 Application Opens March 2023]

OUR Summer Research Program

Interested in starting, continuing, or completing your research project? Apply for the OUR Undergraduate Summer Research Award! Selected students will receive an award of up to $2,500 in research wages. Awardees will be required to report on their activities at the end of the summer, and present their findings at 2023 Student Research Day.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Enrolled CSUDH undergraduate student
  • A rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Conducting research w/ a CSUDH faculty
  • Continuing enrollment at CSUDH Fall 2022
  • Have not received prior funding for this award
  • DACA students are encouraged to apply           

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 9th [Closed]

Student Application

Submit completed application and supporting documents to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) 

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) “Big 10” Academic Alliance 

The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.


The Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) 

A fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.


Amgen Scholars 

Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.


American Physiological Society (APS): Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship 

The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships (UGSRF) allow students to participate in hands-on research in the laboratory of an established researcher and APS member for 10 weeks.


Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program

A summer national and international research training program funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To increase the numbers of individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research that pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields. 
  • To make these trainees aware of health problems that disproportionally affect the most disadvantaged and underserved sectors of the society, and to prepare them to seek novel approaches to address them.
  • To show these trainees the importance of national and international research collaboration in addressing health issues and health disparities.
  • To make them aware of the existing opportunities for research collaboration to address health issues, and reduce health disparities.
  • To contribute to the reduction, and eventual elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 21, 2022 [Closed]

Application   |   Brochure   |   Flyer       


Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program (HHMI) 

The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. Janelia undergraduate scholars are dedicated future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. 


Shoals Marine Lab Diversity Scholarship

Established in 2020 by Jay and Suzanne McFarland, the Shoals Diversity Scholarship seeks to increase the diversity of undergraduate students studying at Shoals Marine Lab (SML). SML is a summer institute and field station jointly run by Cornell and the University of New Hampshire on Appledore Island, Maine, offering summer courses and internships for undergraduates. To this end, SML invites under-represented students to apply for financial support for SML academic courses. Diversity includes and is not limited to: race, age, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. SML is committed to supporting a diverse community and a strong sense of belonging for all. Belonging at SML is about fostering respect and appreciation for difference, having a shared purpose and being a part of a community, while simultaneously being valued and appreciated for the uniqueness that each person brings.  

The Shoals Diversity Scholarship ranges from $1000 to full tuition plus room and board costs, depending on number of applicants and available funding. Diversity Scholarship applicants should also consider applying for SML’s Need-based and Merit-based scholarships to support their enrollment at the lab. Applicant evaluation is based on merit (min of 3.2 needed to apply), financial need, and a short essay. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is: Application closed.

How to APPLY


UC Campuses

Summer Research and Professional Development Programs for Undocumented College Students in the USA in STEM Fields


2021 CSUDH OUR Summer Research Awardees

The research assistantship is funded by the Office of the President and administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, and under the supervision of a CSUDH faculty member serving as a research mentor for the proposed research project. The purpose of this program is to provide students with a faculty-mentored research experience. This exposure will increase the student’s knowledge, preparedness and competitiveness for graduate studies. This award was granted to a wide variety of undergraduate students across the university pursuing research and supported students who otherwise need to work during the summer so they can reduce their commitments and engage in opportunities like undergraduate research. Participants will be presenting their research findings at the 2022 CSUDH Student Research Conference.

Check out what students have to say about their summer ’21 research experience!

2021 Student Awardees Testimonials [PDF]

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS  (M. Alvarez)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (A. Camarillo)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (L. Casillas)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (L. Daniels)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (A. Figueroa)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (B. Garcia Morales)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (M. Gil)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (J. Ibarra)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (K. Kaufman)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (K. Mosqueda)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (C. Munez)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (R. Nolasco)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (J. Paredes)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (J. Mena)

2021 OUR Summer Research Program TESTIMONIALS (C. Zuniga)