Old Internship and REU Opportunities

This page provides links to Internships and REU opportunities from previous academic years.

2014-2015 Academic Year

REU at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


REU at Iowa State University

CBiRC REU Flyer 2015

REU at Mississippi State University

Mississippi State REU 2015

REU at Penn State University

PSU REU Flyer 2015

REU at Syracuse University


REU at Tufts

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering Offer a New Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, they are charged with establishing new models for graduate education and training. Their goal: to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. The focus: soft material robotics.

They depend on all kinds of computers but robot assistants don’t walk into our kitchens to help us cook. Current robots work well in factories or on the battlefield but just don’t seem compatible with most human activities. What they need are safe, nimble, and friendly robots for the home and the natural world.

These robots will not look or behave like today’s robots. This vision of soft robots in our homes, hospitals, and offices highlights an urgent need for new approaches to building such devices. Ultimately they expect that machines interacting with living systems will be biocompatible and biodegradable.

For more information, please visit: http://ase.tufts.edu/IGERT/softmaterialrobotics/


WPI REU 2015 poster

REU at University of Kentucky

2015 REU Flyer University Kentucky

REU at Northwestern University

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials.  While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 22 to August 21, 2015; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2015. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit the website:
If you have any questions, please contact us at mrc-reu@northwestern.edu

REU Program at Auburn University

REU Flyer Dec 3 2014 (AUBURN)

Amgen Scholars Program


REU Program at Virginia Tech University

  • Can Earn up to $7000 for the Summer
  • 11 week program (living and stipend expenses)
  • Conduct research and science with engineering faculty
    • Planned Area of Research: Polymeric Nanostructures for Delivering Drugs and Imaging Agents
  • Preferred: Rising Juniors and Seniors (US Citizens or Permanent US Residents)
  • Application Review begins FEBRUARY 1st!

DEED Scholarships


REU Program at Kansas State University

2015 K-State REU Flyer

WISE Program

Each summer, AIChE brings undergraduate students to Washington, DC, as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program <http://www.wise-intern.org/>.

The WISE program offers a unique opportunity for eligible engineering students to spend a summer in Washington learning how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory policy decisions.

Students meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration, prominent non-governmental organizations, and industry.  Working under the direction of a faculty-member-in-residence, students prepare papers on a current engineering-related public policy issue that is important to their sponsoring society.

Outstanding engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy should apply.

Important requirements to consider:

*       Junior or senior undergraduate engineering student or recent graduate beginning Masters level study in technology policy-related degree
*       U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Under-represented minority students are encouraged to apply.

REU Program: University of Akron

University of Akron: Polymer Science and Engineering: http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot

For more information: contact Marjorie Parrish at 330-972-7539 or polymerreu@uakron.edu

SCI Scholars Program

The SCI Scholars program is available for chemistry and chemical engineering undergraduates.

The program is a joint effort of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) America International Group, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

Exceptional sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

More information is available at www.acs.org/sci


For all students interested in a 2015 internship or entry level position with Linde. Representatives from Linde will be attending the Career Fair on September 17th in Marquis Hall from 4:30-8:00 pm. They will also be conducting on campus interviews on October 7th. Provided is the link for more information on the available opportunities at Linde. Lafayette–Linde Flyer

2013-2014 Academic Year

REU at Multiple Locations

This REU opening comes directly from an alum of ours, Colin Rementer (’12).

I hope this finds you well. The NSF ERC center I’m involved with TANMS (Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems) is now accepting applications for 2014 summer REU programs at either CSUN, UCB, Cornell or UCLA. I think the deadline is March 15th (just heard about it today).

Here is the TANMS website: http://tanms.ucla.edu/

Here is the application page: http://apply.tanms.ucla.edu/Account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fApplication%2fURP.aspx

If you have any questions, contact Colin at rementec@g.ucla.edu

Gas Engineer with the District of Columbia

The PDF files have two job openings that are available.

Vacancy Ann Gas Engineer(OISP) 02-07-14)
Ref 24250 Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Engineer

REU at Alabama

There are two REU opportunities we have at UA that Lafayette ChemE students may be interested in. http://reu.eng.ua.edu/programs/leveraging-computational-tools/ http://reu.eng.ua.edu/programs/fm-ace/

One is through the Chemical Engineering department at Alabama focusing on the use of computational tools in various engineering research, and the second is through their Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics department focusing on fluid dynamics-related research.

REU at Penn State

The Department of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates Site focused on the Integration of Biology and Materials May 22-July 31, 2014.  This REU program will provide a 10 week collaborative research experience for undergraduate students aimed at advancing the field and applications of biomolecular materials.  Projects will span a variety of topics including design of biomaterials, control of living-nonliving interfaces, and development of processes for effective recovery of biomolecules.  In addition to the hands-on research experience, students will participate in a variety of technical and social activities including seminars, facilities tours, and visits to local attractions.  Interactions with three other REU sites at Penn State and a focus on collaborative work in teams will provide social, research and personal growth opportunities beyond the research project work.

Undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related majors currently enrolled at US institutions are encouraged to apply.  More information regarding this REU program and an online application can be found at:http://www.che.psu.edu/reu/. The application deadline is March 1st, 2014.

Mock Interviews

Career Services is offering a week of mock interviews for students with professional hiring managers and recruiters.  On Thursday, Feb. 13, Alex Woltornist ’80 – chemical engineer, formerly with Merck Pharmaceuticals will be here to meet with students.  If you know of any students who are looking for jobs or internships and need interviewing practice, PLEASE have them sign up through the career vault for a mock interview.  The schedule for Thursday is completely open and this can be a very valuable experience for students who may be intimidated or struggling with interviewing.

Students with questions should contact Nanette Cooley at cooleyn@lafayette.edu

Full-Time Opportunity at O’Brien and Gere

O’Brien and Gere have an opportunity for an environmental engineer. If you are interested, please follow the information at: http://www.obg.com/Careers/listing.aspx?jobid=1079. If you have further questions, please contact Chris Konen (’11) at christopher.konen@obg.com.

Northeast REUs

Nanotechnology at SUNY Albany: http://www.sunycnse.com/PioneeringAcademics/UndergraduatePrograms/2014CNSESummerInternshipProgram.aspx

Chemistry Tackling Issues in Biology at Boston University: http://chemhelp.bu.edu/reu/

1st Annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School

The attached announcement is for the Regenerative Medicine Summer School being organized at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.  The program is designed to provide a week-long didactic and experiential learning experience addressing the science and engineering related to the multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine.  The target audience are undergraduates, enrolled in a science or engineering program that will have completed their 3rd year of study; exceptional candidates who will have completed their 2nd year of undergraduate study will be considered. 2014-RegenerativeMedicineSummerSchool-Applications-PDF

Research Opportunities: NASA-Ames

This coming summer (June-August 2014) there are a number of undergraduate student research internship opportunities available at NASA’s Ames Research Center.  These Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) internships are for upper division undergraduate students majoring in areas of engineering and biology.  Small teams of students will be paired with a NASA mentor and will engage in hands-on research supporting current NASA space biology and space biotechnology projects. The SLSTP is now seeking applicants. Offers for summer 2014 positions may be made as early as Feb 2, 2014.

For more information:

Whitaker Fellowship

The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details including the type of awards, level of funding and the online application can be found at www.whitaker.org.

REUs at UConn and Auburn

Below are links and flyers for REUs taking place at the University of Connecticut and Auburn University

UConn: Science/Engineering and Entrepreneurship Additional information available at:  http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/research-experience-for-undergraduate-students-reu.

Auburn Biosystems Additional information available at: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/bsen/research/reu1/index.html

2014 UW/AMGEN Fellows

The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is pleased to announce the 2014 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides undergraduate participants with premiere research experiences with UW faculty mentors in the biomedical sciences, while receiving a generous stipend, housing, meal plan, transportation to and from the UW campus, and more! One unique component of the Amgen Scholars Program is the opportunity to attend the U.S. symposium in Los Angeles to meet peers from across the nation, to network with scientists, and to learn about science careers in industry and academia.

UW program dates are June 23 – August 22nd, 2014 and the application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2014.

For program details and eligibility requirements, please visit the following sites:
UW Amgen Scholars Program Website at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen
National Amgen Scholars Program at: http://www.amgenscholars.com 

2014 UNCF/Merck Science Scholarships and Fellowships

Below is a link for the  2014 UNCF/Merck Science Scholarships and Fellowships. They provide “an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.”

Anyone interested can apply at: http://uncf.org/umsi.

CDG Environmental Internship

There is an internship available in Bethlehem with an immediate start date. CDG Environmental

Interested parties should e-mail mkaszyski@cdgenvironmental.com.

REU Program at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech will be running a REU dealing with bioprocess engineering. 2014 BPE REU flyer

REU Program at UMass

For undergrads planning a career in cutting edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass Amherst might be for you.  The ten week lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a field that is truly at the forefront of knowledge: nanotechnology!

– Ten weeks, May 27 – August 2, 2014
– Competitive stipend
– Free housing in our newest dorms
– Free travel to and from campus
– Application deadline: February 28, 2014

For all the program details, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/massnanotech/SURE.htm

REU Program at Kentucky

Below please find a flyer for our department’s multi-disciplinary NSF-REU in “Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices”.  I encourage you to pass this information along to interested undergraduates.

Complete information on the program is available at: http://NSFREU.engr.uky.edu

The application deadline is February 14, 2014

If there are any questions, please send them to Dominic Sawaya at dasa229@uky.edu.

2014 REU Flyer University Kentucky

Dow Chemical

All students interested in 2014 co-op or internship opportunities with Dow should apply to job #1306547 on the Careers@Dow website.  The location for that requisition does show Freeport, however the National Student Program deploys students potentially at all Dow sites in the U.S..  It’s just that University Relations is required to include a location listing on the req, so they arbitrarily chose Freeport this year.

REU Programs

Various Universities: Nanotechnology: http://www.nnin.org/reu

NREIP Program

Information about the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program can be found at: http://nreip.asee.org.

REU Programs

The REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduate Program) is a way for students to conduct research at colleges across the country. (Please note that there are also opportunities to conduct research here in Easton during the summer.) A list of programs is available at:  http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

DuPont Interviews

DuPont will be visiting Lafayette College on September 26th  to interview graduating B.S. students for Associate Engineer positions in our R&D departments.

They are looking forward to meeting this year’s graduating students. They are slated to fill these positions between January and September 2014.

DuPont – How to Apply 2013

DuPont Sci Eng job posting

DuPont Science and Technology

RD History at the DuPont Experimental Station

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