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Summer Research Opportunities/Links

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.

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. http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp

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.  http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/mstp/New/mstp/summer/index.htm

Mayo Clinic Summer Lab Science Program working in the clinical laboratory environment  alongside Mayo Clinical Scientists: http://www.mayoclinic.org/intern-labmed-rst/index.html

Association of American Medical Colleges, link to summer undergraduate research programs. https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html

University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program, for students interested in genetics, immunology, molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, http://molcellbio.grad.uiowa.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program

University of Iowa Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Microbiology http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer/

University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP) in biomedical engineering, ecology & the environment, molecular biology, and neuroscience: http://www.cbs.umn.edu/explore/education-outreach/lssurp

University of Wisconsin-Madison, SRP-Bio (Summer Research Program for Undergraduates in Biology): http://biology.wisc.edu/Undergraduates-GettingInvolvedBeyondtheClassroom-UndergraduateResearch-IntergratedBiologicalSciencesSummerResearchProgram.htm

Amgen Scholars Program, providing summer undergraduate research opportunities at major research universities: http://www.amgenscholars.com/

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (University of Minnesota’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site: http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/about/employment/internships/index.shtml

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, nutrition: http://www.hi.umn.edu/opportunities/sure/

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Summer in in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology: "Sensing and Signaling" Research Experience for Undergrads: http://web.bio.utk.edu/bcmb/summer/reu.html

Organization for Tropical Studies Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology in Costa Rica: http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=361&Itemid=468

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! http://www.inhf.org/inhf-internships.cfm

Konza Prairie and Kansas State University REU Program to study tallgrass prairie conservation: http://www.k-state.edu/bsanderc/reu/

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory summer REU Program: http://www.rmbl.org/p114.php?pageID=524

Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University)
http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/internships-reu/nsf-reus-for-undergrads

Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board – most comprehensive posting of internships and permanent jobs in wildlife and fisheries: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/employment-links/

University of Michigan Biological Station REU Program: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/studentresearchopportunities/undergraduatestudentresearchopportunities

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Natural History Research Experiences in Washington, D.C. http://www.mnh.si.edu/NHRE/ 

Chicago Botanic Garden Conservation and Land Management Internships  http://www.chicagobotanic.org/internship/CLM

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Paid Internship Opportunities http://www.tallgrass.org/internships/

Conservation and Land Internship Program. places interns in 5 month internships with federal land management agencies.  http://www.clminternship.org/

Butterfly Internship at Minnesota Zoo http://www.mnzoo.com/global/intern_butterfly.asp

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).