MIT offers a variety of summer research opportunities for current undergraduate students interested in enhancing their education and developing their research skills to become competitive graduate applicants. Below is a selection of programs and research opportunities geared toward undergraduate students.
Biology/BCS/CBMM Summer Research Internship (MSRP Biology/BCS/CBMM)
10-week research intensive summer program for talented rising junior and senior science majors from non-research intensive colleges and Universities. This is the perfect opportunity for motivated, and driven undergraduates who have strong academic records and a strong interest in research to experience cutting-edge research in a supportive, yet intense and fast-paced environment.
Please visit the Biology/BCS/CBMM Summer Research Internship website for further details.
Broad Institute Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG)
The Summer Research Program in Genomics, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, is a national program designed for undergraduate students who have a commitment to research and an interest in genomics. The program has a strong record of success in helping students to nurture their passion for research and succeed in graduate school and scientific careers.
Please visit the Summer Research Program in Genomics website for further details.
CCHF Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP)
The Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF) Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students with a strong interest in the chemical sciences to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor, graduate students, and postdocs within the Center's extensive network.
Please visit the CSURP website for further details.
Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program (E3S REU)
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to conduct research in the laboratories of E3S faculty. Participants of this competitive merit-based program undertake cutting edge electrical engineering, material science, physics and chemistry research projects.
Please visit the E3S REU website for further details.
Center for Materials Science and Engineering / Materials Processing Center - Research Experience for Undergraduates (CMSE/MPC-REU)
The Center for Materials Science and Engineering collaborates with the Materials Processing Center to offer a nine-week summer research internship program. The objective of the program is to provide undergraduates with an opportunity to immerse themselves in exciting materials research as part of a team of graduate students and postdoctoral associates under the leadership of CMSE/MPC faculty.
Please visit the CMSE/MPC-REU website for further details.
Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (EBICS-REU)
Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Systems (EBICS) is a NSF-funded Science and Technology Center with the mission to create a new scientific discipline for building living, multi-cellular machines that solve real world problems in health, security, and the environment. EBICS hosts a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on "Biological Machines" targeted toward under represented minorities. EBICS REU students engage in intensive research and professional development activities to prepare them for success in graduate school.
Please visit the EBICS website for further details.
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Summer Institute
The HST Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity for outstanding undergraduate college students considering a career in biomedical engineering and medical science. This highly competitive program offers a hands-on research experience in a scientific community internationally recognized for its leadership and commitment to excellence.
Please visit the HST Summer Institute website for further details.
MIT Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Amgen Scholars will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.
Please visit the Amgen Scholars Program website for further details.
MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
This nine-week, fully funded summer program brings together a talented pool of underrepresented minorities and underserved students to engage in on-campus research led by dedicated MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. It is an invaluable experience for any student considering further graduate education.
Please visit the MIT Summer Research Program website for further details.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the MIT Haystack Observatory
Haystack Observatory invites undergraduate science, engineering, and computer science students to apply for summer research positions. Support is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please visit the REU at the MIT Haystack Observatory website for further details.