International
Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2015


All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated


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The organizations that have already updated their sites for 2015, or offer opportunities on an annual basis are indicated by a (2015)

The co-ops/internships listed on this page are all located outside of the US. Some are sponsored by US organizations, some by organizations in other countries.

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a. Point and click with your mouse on the Sponsoring organization's name to go to its homepage. If the Sponsoring organization is in the US, the location of the co-op/internship opportunity is bolded
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Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL - co-op (2015) REU-China: Ecological and Environmental Research in an Urbanized Landscape - "three days at AAMU followed by six weeks at Nanjing Forestry University in China and the remaining three weeks again at AAMU" - "Each REU participant will receive a $3000 scholarship, paid bi-weekly for the duration of the program. Travel, housing, and research related expenses will be covered"

Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - co-op (2015) "participate in medical or health research in Alberta during the summer months"

Avila University, Kansas City, MO - co-op (2014) NO program will be offered in 2013 - Natural History of a Grenadine Herpetofauna - usually includes field trip to a setting in the Carribean

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Bermuda Islands - co-op (2014) scroll down to Internships in right hand column - several Internships listed, most if not all are NOT paid - check each for specific details - "Internships run for a period of six weeks each summer."

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Bermuda Islands - co-op (2015) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

British Society for Cell Biology - co-op (2015) "We are currently redesigning the application process so please revisit this page in January 2015 for further details. The application deadline will be March 31st 2015" - -Summer Studentships supports research at universities in the United Kingdom

California State University-Fullerton, Department of Biological Science, Fullerton, CA - co-op (2015) "Applications for Summer 2015 will open at the end of 2014" Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program at foreign Participating Institutions - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Cayman Islands in the central Caribbean Sea - co-op (2015) Research Experience for Undergraduates: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Resilience at the Little Cayman Research Centre

Christian Brothers University, Department of Biology, Memphis, TN - co-op (2015) Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program - Research projects in Brazil, and Uganda

Duke University, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, Durham, NC - co-op (2015) "Please check back in 2015" - Research Experience for Undergraduates Program "hosted by four CEINT partner institutions: Duke, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), and Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA) Universities as well as the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) in Aix-en-Provence, France" - "open to undergraduates who are majoring in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, ecotoxicology"

Duke University, Organization for Tropical Studies, Durham, NC - co-op (2015) Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology at the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, School of Life Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland - co-op (2015) Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology - "The working language is English" - "A financial compensation for living and housing expenses are provided for all successful candidates. The majority of travel expenses are covered by program sponsors and the School of Life Sciences."

Georgia Tech, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Atlanta, GA - co-op (2014) TWO programs Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Georgia Tech; and International Research Experience Program (IREP) at an international site

German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany - co-op (2015) "In 2015 RISE hopes to receive many applications from interested BA students of the US, Canada and the UK. About 300 scholarships are available." - Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany - "German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English."

Hampton University, Hampton, VA - co-op (2015) "The application deadline is February 15th of each year" - Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program at the the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya, and University of Benin in Benin City, Nigeria

Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Boston, MA - co-op, application (2015) Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (MIRT) "Research opportunities are designed collaboratively with faculty in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia - financial suppoart includes: round-trip airfair to foreign institution; monthly stipend; foreign living expenses; health insurance

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France - co-op (2015) "The Summer 2015 Application will be available in October 2014." - "...summer internship program for American undergraduates..."

Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany - co-op, application (2014) "..Immunobiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics.."

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA - co-op (2014) Svalbard Research Experience for Undergraduates - "exciting opportunities for students to participate in polar science research projects in Svalbard, Norway

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY - co-op (2015) International Exchange Program for Minority Students in one of seven countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa

Organization for Tropical Studies (consortium of 63 universities and research stations) - co-op (2015) Research Experience for Undergraduates at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

Perry Institute for Marine Science, Jupiter, FL and Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas - co-op (2015) Marine Science Internship - "Internships are unpaid, however, interns will receive a fully or partially subsidized room (shared accommodation) and board. Transportation to Exuma International Airport (Georgetown, Bahamas) will be the responsibility of the chosen intern. Transportation from Georgetown to Lee Stocking Island will be provided by PIMS

RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany - co-op, more details, application process (2012) Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program International - includes Projects in Biology, Medicine - "No tuition fees will be charged and German language skills are not required (includes an intensive German language course during first two weeks); 30 scholarships will be available, which will be awarded to students with an outstanding academic record (based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a letter of recommendation). The scholarships will amount to 1,850 EUR to cover the living expenses during your stay in Aachen"

San Diego State University, College of Sciences, San Diego, CA - co-op, application, faculty recomenndation form (2015) Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program at Ensenada, Peru/Ecuador, Ghana, Taiwan, Uganda

Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK - co-op (2014) scroll down to Placements and select Summer placements

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island, Panama - co-op (2015)

Spanish National Cancer Centre, Madrid, Spain, - co-op (2014) Summer Training Opportunities "open to undergraduate students of any nationality who are in their final two years of studies in the Life Sciences or related subjects (e.g. Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Bioinformatics). - "Travel expenses and meals will be covered by the CNIO for summer training programme students during their stay at the centre. - Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the student’s academic record and their letter of motivation" - English is the working language

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - co-op (2015) "Summer 2015, check back Fall 2014 for applications and update on program dates" - Ecohydrology of a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest at the newly constructed Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education near San Isidro in central Costa Rica

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL - co-op (2014) Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program - Research projects in Ghana, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kenya, Peru, or Swaziland

University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - co-op (2014) An International Integrative Undergraduate Research Program for Under-represented Students

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA - co-op (2014) Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training in London, Spain and Mexico

University of Central Oklahoma, College of Mathematics and Science, Edmund, OK - co-op (2014) An eight-week program - includes seven weeks in Turkey (based at Uludag University in Bursa)

University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, Gainseville, FL - co-op (2014) International Research Experience for Undergraduates in Agrentina, Brazil and France - "Students with appropriate research interests and majors in Math, Engineering, Physics, the Biosciences, Chemistry and all STEM areas are encouraged to apply; Stipend consist of $4400. Housing is provided by the host program"

University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland - co-op (2015) Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology -"The working language is English" - "A financial compensation for living and housing expenses are provided for all successful candidates - The majority of travel expenses are covered by program sponsors and the School of Life Sciences; Some funding is available for excursions and social events"

University of Maine, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute - co-op (2014) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at The University of Maine and University of Concepción, Chile

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Life Sciences, Las Vegas, NV - co-op, more details, application (2015) Tengchong PIRE project with six universities in China (links to each in middle column at bottom of the website) - ".. $5,000 stipend. Housing and travel will be covered by the grant"

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH and Abisko Scientific Research Station, Abisko, Sweden - co-op (2015) "Summer 2015 Updated application information coming soon.." - Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates

University of Puerto Rico, Institute for Tropical Ecosystems Study, San Juan, PR - co-op (2014) Research Experience for Undergraduates at El Verde Field Station in Puerto Rico

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - co-op (2015) "We will start accepting online submission of applications to the 2015 MHIRT Summer Program by Nov. 15, 2014" - Latino Mental Health Research Training Program - "..comprised of an intensive one-week training seminar at USC, and a 10-week training program at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Puebla México" - requires excellent Spanish language oral and written skills - NOT sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Bacteriology, Madison, WI - co-op, application (2015) International Undergraduate Research Experience in a biological sciences research laboratory at Mahidol University or Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand

Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA - co-op (2014) Studies in ecology, environmental and conservation biology at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel - co-op (2014) "The Weizmann Institute of Science's annual Kupcinet-Getz International Science School will accept a select number of outstanding undergraduate students to participate in research projects in mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences."