Luther biology students regularly participate in a wide variety of off-campus summer research experiences. Below are links to application information for some of the numerous summer research opportunities our students have participated in.
National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: click “Search for an REU Site” for list of sites, topics, and contact information.
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
University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program :for students interested in genetics, immunology, molecular and cellular biology, or neuroscience
University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP): biomedical engineering, ecology & the environment, molecular biology, and neuroscience
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)
Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science: providing summer research opportunities, mostly in genomics, geentics, cell biology, molecular biology and related areas of plant science.
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 Tennessee at Knoxville: Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology: "Sensing and Signaling" Research Experience for Undergrads
Organization for Tropical Studies: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology in Costa Rica
Iowa Nature Conservancy: Anna Beal Trust summer internships program
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation: Land Stewardship Internship program including a "Blufflands Crew" stationed in NE Iowa!
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: summer REU Program
Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University)
Blandy Experimental Farm REU Program, University of Virginia
Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board: most comprehensive posting of internships and permanent jobs in wildlife and fisheries
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
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).