Programs for undergrads
Opportunities with NASA
NASA offers hundreds of paid summer internships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in a variety of disciplines from engineering and science to technology, business, and finance.
Click the link below to complete your base application and apply for up to 15 different internship opportunities with a single application. The deadline is March 15th!
For tips on applying, check out the following video:
BEST Summer internship Program
The Building Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow (BEST) program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in science and technology-related areas provides hands-on experience in scientific research. Participants are placed in research labs in the Peoria area for a 150-300-hour internship and serve as peer-mentors to the high school students participating in the BEST or CREST program. Working side-by-side with top researchers and their teams, students will learn first-hand about the research process. They will also receive additional training in science methods, scientific ethics, safety and related topics.
Bradley offers a comprehensive program designed to expand the enrollment of academically talented but economically challenged students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, computer informational systems or civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing technology or environmental studies (Bradley University’s STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics majors). The objective of the program is to increase the number of diverse graduates in these important fields by strongly supporting scholars, both academically and financially throughout their challenging college studies. No new enrollment is planned for the 2013-2014 school year.
Paid Summer 2013 Undergrad Research Placements (still being updated):
Over 800 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads
Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation:
Bradley’s specific FIDL project, Interdisciplinary Science for All is an initiative focused on developing a component of the University’s general education curriculum that stimulates and empowers students engaged in all disciplines to work collaboratively to research and understand complex issues that have significant STEM content. This component will provide challenging opportunities for all students to learn how to seek, identify and analyze STEM knowledge and principles, and to apply critical, objective thinking, learned through methodologies in the STEM disciplines, to issues as an integral part of problem solving and decision making. Interdisciplinary Science for All is part of a national project sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), and is funded by the Keck Foundation.