Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is looking for interns! Michigan LCV is the political voice for Michigan’s lands, waters, air, and Great Lakes. Gain experience with event planning, community outreach, management and more. Email your cover letter and resume to if you’re interested in applying.

Summer Research Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offering an opportunity for students interested in research relating to a wide variety of disciplines, including Bioenergy Systems, Chemistry, Minority Health Disparities and more. This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. The application deadline is March 1. Click here for more information and to apply.


Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarships
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation offers scholarships to Kalamazoo County and Van Buren County college students. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline for most of the scholarships offered is March 31.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement. The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Click here for more information and to apply. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 1.

Humanity in Action Announces the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta
The program will offer 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues in the United States. This new program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Humanity in Action is proud to partner with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights to develop this important program and are deeply grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support provided through The Center.
Eligibility: Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014
Program Date: July 5 to Aug. 1, in Atlanta, Georgia
Application Deadline: Feb. 14
For more information and to apply, visit Humanity in Action.

John Lewis Fellowship

Vanderbilt University Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) is offering undergraduate students majoring in neuroscience or engineering the opportunity to work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups at Vanderbilt University. You will participate in seminars, workshops, outreach programs and more. Those who are awarded this scholarship will be given a $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance and room and board. Click here to apply and for more information. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

Southwest Michigan First Internship Program 
Connect with Michigan’s business community as an intern with the 2015 Monroe-Brown Internship Program. Southwest Michigan First is collaborating with the Monroe-Brown Foundation to offer college and university students funding and career experience in the southwest Michigan business community. Each student will have the opportunity to be awarded up to $3,000 in scholarships and wages and be placed at an internship site of their interest. Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is Feb 28.

UM STAR Program
The 2015 University of Maryland, College Park, Summer Training and Research
(UM STAR) program is now accepting applications. The UM STAR program is designed to provide traditionally under-represented and disadvantaged undergraduate students with two consecutive summers of a 10-week research training and career development program. The program’s goal is to enhance trainees’ potential to become a biomedical or behavioral scientist in research areas relevant to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. Trainees will receive a $4,000 stipend and on-campus housing.Click here for more information, or click here to apply now. Questions may be directed to rsapp@umd.eduThe deadline to apply is Feb. 10.

The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Washington State University ISP is pleased to announce a nine week, multidisciplinary undergraduate research program called SURE in the summer of 2015 (May 28 through July 31). The goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students in the physical sciences and engineering the opportunity to undertake and perform hands-on experimental investigations of condensed matter phenomena at extreme conditions. This program includes a $5,000 stipend for the nine week session, free housing on campus and travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, Washington (of up to $500). Click here for more information and to apply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 20.

Microbiology Summer Research Program
The Department of Microbiology at The University of Iowa is accepting applications for an intensive, mentored research experience for undergraduates interested in the biological sciences. The program will begin May 26, 2015, and end July 31, 2015. A $5,200 stipend and money for housing, food, travel and allowance are included! The application deadline is Feb. 15. Click here for details.

Microbiology internship program

Thesis Publishing Opportunities!
Plug in with Undergraduate Research Commons! Join this discovery portal and stay connected to over 700 outstanding undergraduate research and honors publications. Many publications are searching for undergraduate thesis papers! Contact Casey Busher at for more information.

Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign
Internships and Fellowship programs are available for students interested in learning the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and helping to elect Democratic candidates from across the state. Hours are flexible, and no experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to run a local field program and a successful “Get Out the Vote” operation while networking within the profession. To apply for an internship or a fellowship with the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign, or to learn about general volunteer opportunities, click here, call (248) 824-6957 or send an email to

The Michigan Republican Party
The Michigan Republican Party is looking for interns who want to witness and learn the inner-workings of the Michigan Republican Party. Interns will work at the office headquarters in Lansing, and out of other regional office locations meeting elected officials, attending special “behind the scenes” events and more. Duties of interns can include but are not limited to: writing scripts for press releases, planning and staffing events, engaging in research, implementing grassroots strategies and more. If you have any questions email Send your resume to if you are interested in applying.

Phi Kappa Phi Awards and Grants
Beginning with the 2014 – 2016 biennium, Phi Kappa Phi’s award and grant programs will reflect new changes that include two new programs, dual cycles and an increased number of available awards. Click here to learn more about these changes.


For Undergraduates:
Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads:

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

For tips on applying and associated resources:

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