MIT Society of Physics Students

Summer Research Opportunities

In the United States

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Complete listing of projects funded by the NSF. REU are like UROPs, but at universities and laboratories throughout the country.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Department of Energy's SULI Program
Offering paid internships at various different DOE labs including Fermilab, SLAC, Brookhaven, & Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Caltech SURF
Caltech's equivalent of UROP for the summer
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics REU
U. of Colorado/JILA REU
University of Washington REU (Inst. for Nuclear Theory)
Caltech LIGO REU
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Summer Student Program at Space Telescope Science Institute


MIT's resource for studying/working abroad
Summer interships at research institutions accross Germany. Available to American and Canadian students.
Germany's largest particle accelerator. Located outside Hamburg. Summer research program for undergraduates from around the world
CERN Summer Students Program
Half of each day is spent in physics lectures, the other half is spent building parts for CERN.

Other sites to check

SPS Internships
Internships for various organizations in Washington D.C.
U. Iowa — Astronomy & Physics Summer Internship Webpages
Purdue University