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Welcome to the Plant Science Research Network's Internship resources for Summer 2019!
Browse the Plant Science Research Network's listing of internship opportunities for summer 2019; plant-focused programs highlighted in green. Internships include NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (or REU) programs, USDA-funded Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (or REEU), and other programs. Please direct questions or comments about this resource to Natalie Henkhaus ( We invite you to connect with the Plant Science Research Network at
Program NameHost Organization
Internship Website
Research KeywordsCoordinator Contact Info
Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates ProgramAmerican Museum of Natural History
Research projects span diverse fields of comparative biology including paleontology, genomics, population biology, conservation biology, and phylogenetics and taxonomyMaria
American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASPB SURF)American Society of Plant Biologists research funding- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Deadline to apply: March 15 at 11:59 PM ET
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) Summer ProgramArizona State University
mathematics and theoretical biologyRebecca
Auburn University NSF REU in Computational BiologyAuburn University
biology, biosciences, bioinformatics, genomics, big data, computational biologyLeslie
Warm-Water Aquatic EcologyAuburn University
biology, biosciences, ecology, limnology, fisheries management, evolution, molecular biology, microbiology, invasive species, behavior, statistics, restoration, modeling, hydrology, remote sensingAlan
BioXFEL Undergraduate InternshipsBioXFel (University at Buffalo, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Arizona State, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rice University)
study of Biological molecules using X-ray Free Electron LasersNo specific contact
Integrated Science For SocietyBoston Collegehttp://reu.bc.eduInterdisciplinary Science, biology, neuroscience, optics, quantum materials, catalysis, biosensing, quantum computing, environmental science. Kenneth
Bioinformatics Research and Interdisciplinary Training ExperienceBoston University
biology, biosciences, neuroscience, physics, energy, mathematics, chemistry, quantum computation, nanoscience, materials science, optics, microscopyGary
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Boston UniversityBoston University
Biology; Genes: Environment; Genomics; Molecular Biology; Environmental Studies; EvolutionThomas
Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrows Scientists
Botanical Society of America
The PLANTS program (Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrow’s Scientists: Increasing the diversity of plant scientists) will fund up to 12 undergraduates from throughout the US to attend the meeting, receive mentoring from graduate students, postdocs and faculty, and participate in networking events including the Diversity Luncheon and career-oriented activities. The program covers the normal costs of travel, registration, and food and accommodation at the meeting.
Heather Cacanindin
Summer Internships in Plant ScienceBoyce Thompson Institute
Plant genomics, genetics, biochemistry, moleular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, breeding, Plant biotic interactions, pollinators, pathogens, symbiontsDelanie
REU Programs in Biological and Physical Sciences at Brandeis UniversityBrandeis University
cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, microscopySusan
Summer Systematics InstituteCalifornia Academy of Sciences
phylogenetics, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, molecular systematics, museums, collections, sustainability, conservationRich
Advancing Nutrition Development through Alliances for Leadership and Education (ANDALE) Scholars ProgramCalifornia State University Long Beach
Nutrition, health scienceSelena Nguyen-Rodriguez
Cary REU ProgramCary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Biology, ecology, environmental, conservation, plant, soilsAude
From Genes to EcosystemsChicago Botanic Garden
Conservation biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, invasive species, plants, pollination, restoration, soil science, systematicsHilary
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3)City College of New York
biology, biosciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biodesignDavid
Fungal Genomics and Computational BiologyClark Atlanta University
gnomics, computational biology, epigenetics, bioinformatics, systems biologyDavid
From Genomes to Phenomes — Exploring Function Across ScalesClemson University
biology, genetics, genomics, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology, ecology, evolution, computational biologyVictoria
Undergraduate Research Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (URP at CSHL)Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Bioinformatics and Computational NeuroscienceAnne
Marine Organismal Health: Resilience and Response to Environmental ChangeCollege of Charlestonhttp://reu.cofc.eduEcological and evolutionary processes, organismal biology, microbial ecology, physiology, pollution, environmental change, parasitology, marine biology.Robert
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Molecular BiosciencesColorado State University
Biochemistry, neurobiology, cell biology, infectious diseases, structural biology, plant biology, cardiac biology, DNA repair, radiation biology, gene regulation, chromatin, developmenStasi
Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability Fellows ProgramColorado State University
Soil science, food security, plant scienceJOHN
Summer Undergraduate Fellows in Plant Health and ProtectionConnecticut State University
Plant health, pathology, urban agricultureRebecca
Molecular Biology and Genetics of Cell SignalingCornell University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - not active at this time
cell signaling, cell interactions, molecular biology,Dr. Volker Vogt (PD) and Dr. Jun (Kelly) Liu (co-PD)
Summer Research and Extension Internships for Undergraduates at Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment StationCornell University NY Agricultural Expansion Station
Entomology, plant science, horticulture, crop productionDr. Larry
The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE)CUNY Brooklyn College
biology, biosciences, urban ecology, environmental science, human-coupled natural systems, aquatic researchTony
The Danforth Plant Science Center’s REU summer Internship programDonald Danforth Plant Science Center
Metabolomics, plant-microbe interactions, photosynthetic development, plant morphology, genetic regulation, phenotyping, phylodiversity, phytopathology, genomics, plant growth and physiology, hormone signaling, fungal resistance, reproductive evolution, plant spectroscopyCathy
Science Laboratory Based Research Summer InternshipDow AgroSciences Internship Program
Crop protection, pest management, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, plant physiology, Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical); Engineering (agricultural, biological, or chemical); Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical); any agriculture-related majors
Driscoll Summer Internship ProgramDriscoll's Berry Company
Agronomy, crop production, crop protection, breeding, metabolomics
DuPont Pioneer Student InternshipsDuPont Pioneer Internship
Disturbance Ecology in Central AppalachiaEastern Kentucky University, biosciences, ecology, disturbance, restoration, conservationDr. David Brown and Dr. Stephen Richter
SEEDS Partnerships For Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Fellowship
Ecological Society of America
The SPUR Fellowship is the highest honor in the SEEDS program, and fellows are encouraged to be the outstanding leaders in the future of ESA. The award supports the undergraduate student in designing and conducting an ecology research project of interest. SEEDS has established partnerships with field stations and mentors to offer exciting summer opportunities that will be tailored to meet your interests, career objectives and growth as a scientist. For most opportunities, no prior research experiences is necessary.Teresa
The Field Museum REU programField Museum of Natural History
biology, biosciences, evolution, genomics, genetics, microbes, systematics, phylogenetics, paleontology, morphology, conservation biologyEmily
Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomics, Proteomics and BioinformaticsFlorida A&M University
biology, biosciences, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and BioinformaticsRamesh
Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation’s CapitalGeorgetown University
Biology, biosciences, environmental science, public policy, ecology, population biology, mathematical modeling, climate change, geoscienceMatthew
DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship ProgramArnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Plant Biology; Evolution; Ecology; Morphology; Physiology; Genes: Environment; Genomics; Molecular Biology; Environmental Studies; Climate Change; Biodiversity; Deadline, March 1.Faye
Harvard Forest Summer Research ProgramHarvard University
Biology, ecology, environmental, conservation, NEONManisha
Cary Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programInstitute of Ecosystem Studies
biology, ecology, environmental, conservation, plant, soilsAlan
Rosetta Commons Research Experience for UndergraduatesJohns Hopkins University
biology, bioscience, computational biology, biophysics, bioengineering, protein engineering, protein design, structure prediction, structural biology, molecular simulation, biomolecular engineeringJeffrey
Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) ProgramJohns Hopkins University
nanobiotechnology, biotechnology, nanoparticles, nanotechnology, biology, biophysics, bioengineering, engineering, chemical engineeringDenis
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP)Kansas State Univeristy
Biology, biochemistry, molecular biophysics, horticulture,
Biology Research Experiences for Undergraduates ProgramKansas State University
Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genomics, Changing Environments, GrasslandDr. Theodore J.
Kettering University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (UPIR-REU)Kettering University
Biology, biosciences, plants, interdisciplinary, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental studies, phylogenetics, chemistry, computational biology, material science, engineeringLihua
Research Experiences for Undergraduate Minorities in Genetics and the Basic SciencesLouisiana State University
biology, biosciences, genetics, biochemistry, neurosciences, microbiologyFern
The Experiential Professional Leadership Opportunities in Research and Extension (EXPLORE)Louisiana State University
Sustainable agriculture, nutrition,Leslie
Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate ResearchMarine Biological Laboratory
biology, biosciences, neuroscience, physiology, animal behaviorAllen
Interdisciplinary Summer Research Program in BiologyMarquette University
biology, biosciencesAllison
Ecology in Human Dominated LandscapesMiami University (Ohio)
Landscapes, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, conservation, diversity, behaviorPatrick
Plant Genomics @ MSU REU ProgramMichigan State University
Plant genomics, molecular genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, computational biologyCornelius
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)Michigan State University
Ecology, evolution, climate change, population dynamics, community assemblyNo specific contact
Undergraduate Research in Computational BiologyMississippi State University
biology, biosciences, computational biology, genomicsAndy
Mississippi State University Extension Apprenticeship ProgramMississippi State University
Agriculture, natural resourcesDr. Marina Denny,
Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and EthnobotanyMissouri Botanical Garden
Plant systematics, conservation biology, and ethnobotanyNo specific contact
Research and Experiential Learning for Undergraduates in Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition: From Lab to TableMontana State UniversityAgriculture, food security, biochemistry, plant pathologyHolly
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program program at multiple locations, no specific contact
Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant ScienceNoble Research Institute
Applied genomics, analytical biochemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics/genomics, genetics of disease, metabolomics, proteomics, functional genomics, molecular biology, molecular breeding, molecular plant pathology, phytochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, structural biology, transformation, viral evolutionJ. Adam
Kelman Summer Research InternshipNorth Carolina State University
Plant pathologyDr. Shuijin
A Food Science Education Summer Scholars Program that Develops the Next Generation of Food Sciecne Education and Extension ProfessionalsNorth Carolina State University
Food science, sustainabilityClint
BeeMore: Bees and Microbes in Organized Undergraduate Research and EngagementNorth Carolina State University
Pollinators, microbiology, diseaseDr. Eric
REU program in the Department of Biology at Northeastern University, located in Boston, MANortheastern University
Biology, interdisciplinary, development, regeneration, damage response, immunityWendy
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship ProgramOhio State Stone Laboratory
Some of our students study algae. More specifically, toxicity and environmental drivers of harmful cyanobacterial blooms.Justin Chaffin,
Summer Internships in Plant PathologyOhio State University
Plant pathologyMonica
NSF Bioenergy REU ProgramOklahoma State University
Bioenergy, bioproducts, microbiology, biochemistry, plant science, biosystems engineeringGopal
Student Engagement in Plant Sciences through Summer Urban Horticulture FellowsOklahoma State University
Urban agriculture, horticulture, plant scienceCharles
REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) for U.S. Underrepresented Minority Students Summer Program in Costa RicaOrganization for Tropical Studies
Tropical biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, adaptation, resilience, ecosystem changeCarissa Ganong,
PRECS: Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College StudentsParkland College
biology, biosciences, plasticity, genomics, genetics, cell biologyCBritt
Bugs in my Food: Research and Professional Development in Food Safety for Undergraduates from Non-Land Grant InstitutionsPennsylvania State UniversityFood science, genomics, pathologyEdward G
Plant Friends and Foes: Plant Interactions with other Organisms as Related to Plant Health, Agriculture, and EnvironmentPennsylvania State UniversityPlant pathogens, plant interactionsTimothy W.
Pepperdine University Seaver College Undergraduate Research in BiologyPepperdine University
ecology, cell biology, molecular biology, botany, genetics, cellular stressJay
Summer Internships at Phoenix BioinformaticsPhoenix Bioinformatics
Plant biology, bioinformatics, science communication, biocuration. Deadline: April 1, 2019Peifen
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Training Site: Undergraduate Summer Research in Molecular BiophysicsPrinceton University
Molecular Biology, international, Czech Republic, biophysicsJannette
Purdue Summer SURF ProgramPurdue University
Environmental biology, biotechnologyVicki
Diversity in Faces, Places, and Spaces of Natural Resource SciencesPurdue University
Experiential learning in natural resource sciencesMegan
NSF Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) in Multi-Scale Biomolecular Networks (BioNetworks)Rice University
Biology, biosciences, biomolecules, cell biology, ecology, evolution, physical biology, quantitatie biology, systems biology, synthetic biologyDr. George
Summer Education Program/REURocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Field research, ecology, evolutionary biology, ecological genomicsNo specific contact
REU: Computational Biology Summer ProgramRutgers University Pinelands Field Station
Biology, Biosciences, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Systems Biology, Ecosystem Studies, Plant BiologyKaren D.
Samford REU ProgramSamford University
Ecology, Population biology, Botany, Geography, Plant chemistry, Molcular biology, Cell biology, Pathogenesis. REU Site: Interdisciplinary research in a diverse Appalachian ridge and valley ecosystemBetsy
Biological Research in Ecological and Evolutionary Developmental Biology BREEDSan Francisco State University
biology, biosciences, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, environmental sciencesCarmen
SERC InternshipsSmithsonian Environmental Research Center
Climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity and ecosystem function, environmental education, biogeochemistry, Chesapeake Bay, global change ecology, forest ecology, marine ecology, estuarine ecDan
Future Agriculture and Science Taskforce- Research and Extension Expereinces for Undergraduates (FAST-REEU)South Dakota State University
Agricultural skills, natural resource managementMadhav
USDA Undergraduate Fellowship: Impact of Biochar on Lifecycles of Agricultural Chemicals and Interactions between Plants and Soil MicroorganismsSouth Dakota State UniversityAgricultural chemicals, fertilizers, plant interactionsZhengRong
Restoring cattle ranches for sustainable land and water resourcesTarleton State University
biology, biosciences, community ecology, environmental biology, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental policy, hydrogeology, landscape management, limnology, plant ecologyChristopher
Summer Undergraduate Research Program in BiochemistryTexas A&M AgriLife Research / Texas A&M University
biochemistry/molecular biology/genomics/proteomics/enzymology/structural biology/gene expression/membrane structure/developmental biologyGary
California Campus REU Program: Structure & Function Summer Institute (SFSI)The Scripps Research Institute
chemistry, immunology, computational bioogy, neuroscience, biophysics, chemical biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, cell biology, genetics, and structural biologyJames
SURFing the Interface between Chemistry and BiologyThe Scripps Research Institute
biology, biosciences, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, NeuroscienceKatrin
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program)Tufts University
Biology, biosciences, biochemistry, genetics, development, endocrinology, neurobiology, behavior, ecology, and conservationDeirdre Mc
Analysis & Design of Complex Biological Systems using Data ScienceTufts University
biology, biosciences, bioengineering, data science, computational design, systems biology, microbiome, stem cellsKyongbum
Tuskegee University Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nano-Bio Materials Science and EngineeringTuskeegee University
Integrative Biosciences, Biology, Bioinformatics, Animal, Plant, Soil, EnvironmentMs. Felicia
Undergraduate Research Program in Sustainable Urban Water SystemsUrban Water Innovation Network
Urban water sustainability - Hydrology - Meteorology - Ecology - Engineering - Social sciences -Transdisciplinary.Aude
Summer Activities for InternsUSDA-funded programs
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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
Biofuels and otherWeb-based contact form
Community College Internships (CCI)U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
Biofuels and otherWeb-based contact form