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Information on fellowships, internships, grants, research positions, & graduate programs in physics, astronomy and related sciences.

Summer Research Opportunities and Internships on SPS Jobs

Search for summer research opportunities, internships, and full-time positions on SPS Jobs. Part of the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing professionals.

Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Internship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Pitts Family Foundation is proud to offer a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. The Internship takes place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. The program is a paid, 10-week experience under the guidance of the weekly magazine’s award-winning staff of professional science writers and editors.

AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program 

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. Each summer fellow receives a stipend from the AAPM.

AAPM Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program "DREAM"

A 10 week summer program designed to increase the number of underrepresented groups in medical physics by creating new opportunities, outreach and mentoring geared towards diversity recruitment of undergraduate students in the field of medical physics. Students participating in the program are placed into summer positions that are consistent with their interest. Program DetailsStudents are selected for the program on a competitive basis to be a DREAM fellow. Each DREAM fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend from AAPM

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

Links to summer research programs operated through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. This is a mix of undergraduate, teacher, and K-12 programs.

Argonne National Laboratory Division of Educational Programs

The Division of Educational Programs (DEP), Argonne National Laboratory's provides information about the various programs offered at DEP. Whether you are graduate student, undergraduate, K-12 student, or faculty member, DEP has a program that will engage you in a scientific learning experience.

APS/IBM Research Internship Program for Undergraduate Women 

Information on the 2007 APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women is now available! These salaried summer positions typically last 10 weeks, and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with a mentor. Applications due February 1, 2007. 

NSF REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

The NSF has an important program for undergraduate students, Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The purpose of this program is to help attract a diversified pool of talented students into research careers in these fields, and to help ensure that they receive the best education possible. The undergraduate years are critical in the educational sequence, as career-choice points and as the first real opportunities for in-depth study.

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years through the GIAR program that provides funds to cover the direct cost of doing research. While the grants are available for research in any field of science and engineering, we are actively seeking additional proposals in physics. Applicants do not have to be members of Sigma Xi to be awarded funding.

There are two yearly application deadlines - March 15 and October 15. Currently, we are accepting applications for the October 15 deadline through our website. More information can be found online at:

In addition, Sigma Xi hosts an annual undergraduate Student Research Conference. SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma members interested in attending can go to the following web page for more information: