Undergraduate Research Programs in Astrophysics

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Program Name

Nominal Deadline

Limitations

Webpage

NASA Internships Fall, Summer and Spring US only Click Here
LAMAT Program at UCSC Early December Currently enrolled in CC in CA (or 2 year institution elsewhere) Click Here
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany December Undergraduate students Click Here
Computational Physics Summer Workshop, Los Alamos National Lab January  Undergraduate and Graduate students Click Here
NSF REU: Northen Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) January 31 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard (Cambridge, MA) January 31

US only, no post-bacs

Click Here
NSF REU: University of Utah (Physics & Astronomy) (Salt Lake City, UT) January 31

US only, no post-bacs

Click Here
Space Telescope Science Institute Space Astronomy Summer Program January 31 Non-US and post-bac applications accepted Click Here
Carnegie Observatiors Summer Research Program January 31 SoCal resident or student Click Here
National Astronomy Consortium (NAC):  NRAO-Charlottesville, NRAO-Socorro, Princeton, STScI, or UW Madison, Michigan State Feburary 1

US only, no post-bacs

Click Here
NSF REU: American Museum of Natural History Feburary 1 US only Click Here
NSF REU: Arecibo Observatory (Puerto Rico) Feburary 1

US only, no post-bacs

Click Here
NSF REU: Cornell University Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: Lousiana State University Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: MIT Haystack Observatory Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click here
NSF REU: Maria Mitchell Observatory (Nantucket, MA) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: Northwestern University/CIERA (Chicago, IL) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: SETI Institute (Mountain View, CA) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: UC Boulder Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Institute of Astronomy (Honolulu, HI) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: University of Michigan (Physics & Astronomy) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC Summer Research Opportunity (Dwingeloo, Netherlands) Feburary 1 Graduate or advanced- undergraduate Click Here
CAMPARE Feburary 1 CA State University or CA Community College only Click Here
NSF DAWN-IRES Scholars Program (Copenhagen, Denmark) Feburary 1 US only, no post-bac (but includes PhD students) Click Here
NSF REU: UT Austin Feburary 1 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
Five-College Astronomy Undergraduate Internship Program Mid- February FCAD students only Click Here
KNAC REU program Mid- February Non-US can apply, no post- bacs Click Here
College of Natural Sciences William Lee Science Impact Program (Lee SIP) Mid- February UMass undergrad; GPA
3.0 or higher
Click Here
TAURUS February 14 URM only Click Here
NSF REU: University of Wisconson, Madison February 15 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
NSF REU: University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) February 15

US Only

Click here
Bryce Canyon National Park Summer Astronomy Outreach Internship February 15 US only, no post-bacs Click Here
LEAPS Program, Leiden Observatory (Leiden, Netherlands) February 28 All students not currently in PhD program Click Here
NSF REU: RIT (Rochester, NY) March 1 (?) US only, no
post-bacs; Deaf/ hard-of-hearing students encouraged to apply
Click Here
Banneker Institute TBD URM/POC Click Here

 

 

General Application Material (may vary by program):

★ Personal Statement

★ Unofficial Transcripts

★ ~2 Letters of Recommendation (request these early, at least 2 weeks before the deadline, and give friendly deadline reminders to your letter writers!)