Summer Research Opportunities/Links

Luther biology students regularly participate in a wide variety of off-campus summer research experiences. Listed here are links to application information for some of the numerous summer research opportunities our students have participated in.

Additional summer research and internship opportunities may be found in a binder kept on the shelves in the 2nd floor student study lounge (SHL 290).

Links to Popular Off-Campus Summer Research Programs

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Click “Search for an REU Site” for list of sites, topics, and contact information.

National Institutes of Health - Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) program: sponsored by the Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program for students interested in combined MD/PhD medical scientist training programs.  

Mayo Clinic Summer Lab Science Program: working in the clinical laboratory environment alongside Mayo Clinical Scientists

Association of American Medical Colleges: summer undergraduate research programs

Genetic Counseling Summer Internship: Summer 2015 at the University of Iowa 

University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program: for students interested in genetics, immunology, molecular and cellular biology, or neuroscience

University of Iowa Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Microbiology

University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP): biomedical engineering, ecology & the environment, molecular biology, and neuroscience

University of Iowa Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF): research in biochemistry and related topics (molecular, cellular, developmental, computational and structural biology, model system genetics)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP): Summer Research Program for Undergraduates in Biology

Amgen Scholars Program: providing summer undergraduate research opportunities at major research universities

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve: University of Minnesota’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) summer research internships in plant community ecology

Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science: providing summer research opportunities, mostly in genomics, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and related areas of plant science

Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University: summer research opportunities in plant genomics

Hormel Institute, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience: S.U.R.E. Student Program, University of Minnesota research center in Austin, MN with opportunities in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, and nutrition

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Summer in in Biomedical Science (SIBS): Undergraduate Research Program

University of Nebraska-Lincoln summer research program: for undergraduates in the natural and health sciences

University of Texas at El Paso (SMART MIND): Summer Mentoring and Research Training program in Methods in the Neuroscience of Drug-addiction

Organization for Tropical Studies: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology in Costa Rica

Iowa Nature Conservancy: Anna Beal Trust summer internship program students have the opportunity to learn basic land stewardship and ecological management while working in Iowa’s diverse landscapes.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Internship-Statewide Crew: Land Stewardship Internship program including an Iowa statewide crew.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Internship-Blufflands Crew: Land Stewardship Internship program with a smaller "Blufflands Crew" stationed in the NE Iowa area!

Konza Prairie and Kansas State University REU Program: study tallgrass prairie conservation

REU Site in Raptor Research in Idaho

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: summer REU Program

Kellogg Biological Station: Michigan State University summer REU Program

Blandy Experimental Farm REU Program: University of Virginia summer REU Program

University of Michigan Biological Station Summer REU Program

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Natural History Research Experiences: in Washington, D.C. 

Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Internships  

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: Paid Internship Opportunities 

Conservation and Land Internship Program: places interns in 5 month internships with federal land management agencies

Internships at Minnesota Zoo 

National Wildlife Refuge Internship:  Summer 2016 opportunity

University of Wisconsin-Stout:  Summer REU Internship with research to focus on the lakes.

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine:  Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Bioinformatics internship.

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine:   Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, Genetic Counseling Internship.