Summer Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate student have opportunities to participate in ongoing research at institutes worldwide with the goal to better prepare students for graduate school and research in their future professions. Most summer undergraduate research programs run 8-12 weeks, include a stipend of $3,000-6,000, and may or may not include travel, housing and meals. Explore a list of websites with research opportunities below and explore the application process.
Plus close to home, UCF has opportunities for EFSC students from all academic disciplines transferring to UCF who are interested in undergraduate research. Opportunities include a three-day Summer Research Academy; a STEM-focused learning community; and a program for underrepresented undergrad students who may be interested in going on to master's level education and research.
Recommended Application Timeline
Most deadlines are between January 15 and March 15
Search for summer undergraduate research opportunities over winter break when you do not have school exams or papers (the list below is a great place to start). Write your research statement and résumé over winter break. When you return to Eastern Florida State College in January, visit the Registrar’s Office, Writing Center, Career Center and your professors to finalize your application.
- Transcript → Visit the Eastern Florida Registrar's Office
- Personal statement and research experience → Visit an Eastern Florida State College Writing Center
- Resume → Visit the EFSC Career Center
- Letters of recommendation → Fill out the EFSC Request for Letter of Recommendation form → At least two weeks before the application deadline, bring the form to request a letter of recommendation from professors in whose class you earned an A or B.
Websites Detailing Summer Research Opportunities
DAAD Rise Research Internships in Science and Engineering (international)
Health Science Internships (list arranged by Swarthmore College)