Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
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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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Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL - co-op (2016) "Please check back ... for application information for next year's (2016) program!" - 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" - "If you are interested in our program for summer of 2015, please check back frequently for more information, as it becomes available."

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

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

British Society for Cell Biology - co-op (2015) scroll down to BSCB Summer Studentships -Summer Studentships supports research at universities in the United Kingdom

Brown University, Providence, RI - co-op (2016) "SUMMER 2016 Complete Applications-Due January 1, 2016" - Brown University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program in Brazil, Ghana, India, The Phillipines, Ukraine

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

Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, Duke University, Durham, NC - co-op (2016) "Please check back in December for 2016 REU opportunities" -Research sites include four CEINT partner institutions: Duke (NC), Virginia Tech (VA), and Carnegie Mellon Universities (PA) as well as the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Cayman Islands in the central Caribbean Sea - co-op (2016) "Applications are now closed. Please return in 2016" - Research Experience for Undergraduates: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Resilience at the Little Cayman Research Centre

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN - co-op (2016) "Applications for Summer 2016 will be available soon!" - Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program - Research projects in Brazil, Trinidad and Uganda

DAAD Rise Germany - co-op (2016) "offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions" - "Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field) - DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors. - German language is not required and the working language will be in English"

Duke University, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, Durham, NC - co-op (2016) "Please check back in December for 2016 REU opportunities." - 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 application (2016) Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology - "For all undergraduate students from anywhere in the world studying at any university!" - "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."

German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany - co-op (2016) "To apply for a RISE placement for summer 2016 you must:" - 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 (2016) "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 (2016) 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 (2016) "See the Application Form beginning fall 2015 for the list of 2016 participating labs" - The Undergraduate Internship Program" - research areas include

International Undergraduate Summer School 2016, United Kingdom - co-op (2016) "The John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre provide UK and non-UK students the unique opportunity to spend the summer on their research programme in plant, microbial and computational biology."

Kean University, Union, NJ - co-op (2015) REU Experience - Costa Rica and New Jersey - "..conduct research as part of an international team of scientists from Kean University, the Centro Cientifico Tropical and Instituto Biologica Nacional to study the undamaged, damaged, or at-risk habitats in Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge (MNWLR), a new conservation area, in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica"

Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany - co-op (2015) "..Immunobiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics.."

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY - co-op (2016) 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 (2016) 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

Quinnipiac University, Hamden,, CT - co-op, more details (2015) The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) Project in eastern Hungary

RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany - co-op, application (2016) "The annual application deadline for UROP International is January 31" - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program International - includes Projects in areas of Biology - "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 (2016) Application period (for 2016) begins October 1, 2015 - Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at Ghana, Peru, Taiwan, Uganda, Mexico, Jordan

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island, Panama - co-op (2016) Application deadlines are for months listed in each year

Spanish National Cancer Centre, Madrid, Spain - co-op (2015) 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" - "In addition, students without public health assistance benefits in Spain will be covered with a private health insurance provided by the CNIO for the same period of time (8 weeks)." English is the working language

State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Neuroscience Research Institute, Old Westbury, Long Island, NY - co-op (2016) Neuroscience International Program (France, Denmark, Spain, England) - A Minority and Health Disparities International Research Training Program - "Complete applications must be submitted by February 15th of the year of the trip"

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

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA co-op (2015) Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training at seven international sites

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL - co-op, application (2015) "The application submission process is now closed for the summer of 2015. We appreciate your interest and applications!" - Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program - Research projects in Ghana, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kenya, Peru, or Swaziland

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA - co-op (2016) "2016 Program Announcement: Applications will be reviewed starting on Monday February 8, 2016" - Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training in London and Spain

University of Central Oklahoma, College of Mathematics and Science, Edmund, OK - co-op (2015) 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 (2015) International Research Experience for Undergraduates in France - "Students with appropriate research interests and majors in Math, Engineering, Physics, the Biosciences, Chemistry and all STEM areas are encouraged to apply; "Stipend consists of $5400 in addition to housing provided by the host site"

University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland - co-op (2016) "The on-line application ... will reopen in mid-Novemeber 2015 for the summer of 2016" - 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 (2016) 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) "We will not offer a summer 2016 program"- Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates

University of Minnesota-Morris, Environmental Microbiology and Biochemistry Research Station, Morris, MN - co-op, application (2015) International Research Experience: Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program - Indigenous America to Indigenous Borneo (Malaysia): Adventures in Biology and Biodiversity - "research on the island of Borneo in Malaysia and at the University of Minnesota - Morris" - "Research projects on plants, microorganisms, microbioal diversity, xyxtems to produce natural products"

University of Puerto Rico, Institute for Tropical Ecosystems Study, San Juan, PR - co-op (2016) Research Experience for Undergraduates at El Verde Field Station in Puerto Rico

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - co-op (2016) "The Online Application for Summer 2016 will Open on Nov. 15, 2015" - 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 (2015) Studies in ecology, environmental and conservation biology at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel - co-op (2016) "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."