Although we’d argue that on-campus Summer Research Program is a top-tier program (Allegheny College’s research program won a national award after all!), there are many opportunities for you to conduct research outside of Allegheny College.
Off-Campus Summer Research
Students interested in conducting research off-campus will need to do some searching for research opportunities at other colleges and universities. The deadline for these summer research internships generally range from February 1st to early April. Therefore, you need to do some searching over the winter break. Before searching on the web, talk to Allegheny faculty or students who have participated in off-campus summer internships. On the web, look for summer internship databases that will focus your search to specific disciplines. The URSCA office provides links to some of these summer internship databases under the tab “Funding and Other Resources”
Summer Research Databases
The databases below include summer research internships within specific disciplines or summer internships for students from many different disciplines. Some of the lists also include specific internship opportunities for minority students, including female students who are underrepresented in their discipline.
- National Science Foundation – REU (biological, physical, and social sciences)
- National Council for Science and the Environment (many types of internships)
- American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Neuroscience Research Internships
- American Physiological Society (physiology, biomedical research)
- List maintained by Emory University (biomedical and allied health internships)
- List maintained by Columbia University (biology, biomedical research, neuroscience)
- List maintained by George Mason (all areas–scroll down to searchable databases and additional opportunities)
- Environmental Protection Agency