George Mason Summer Internships

ASAIO Fifth Annual Student Design Competition

Program Description: The ASAIO Design Competition is restricted to current undergraduate students and is targeted to senior year engineering students performing their capstone design project on a medical technology. This includes devices, tissue engineering and cell therapy aimed at the treatment of a disease related to organ insufficiency. Please check our flyer for more information: ASAIO Fifth Annual Student Design Competition

Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)

Program Description: IAI provides high quality, technical & engineering services and innovative solutions that enhance the national security of the United States. Please check our flyer for more information: IAI Summer Internship Program
This is a project summary for one of our projects for next summer focusing on MRI and Medical Imaging: IAI Summer Intern Project Summary


Program Description: During the summer of 2017, Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (see restrictions and eligibility requirements below) for the ten internships. Women, minorities, and students with no previous research experience are especially encouraged to apply.

GMU Summer 2017 Research Fellowship

Program Description: Summer Research Fellowships provide financial support to graduate students during the summer term, allowing students to devote significant time to dissertation or thesis research. The intent of the award is to foster greater professional productivity and to assist in timely degree completion. Summer Research Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit materials to the Office of the Provost by TBD (see Application Process).

Janelia – Bock Lab Internship Program

Program Description: They are seeking outstanding students to contribute to their adult fly brain project. The students will be responsible for identifying, annotating, and analyzing neurons in a large digitized volume of serial electron microscopic images captured from an adult fly brain. Candidates will receive training in neurobiological concepts spanning neural ultrastructure to information processing while using custom software to annotate, generate 3-dimensional reconstructions of, and analyze functional neural networks.

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP)

Program Description: Students work alongside Mason researchers using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Proteomics, Genomics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biodefense, Environmental Science, Mathematical Modeling, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, Physics and Bioengineering.

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  • Application Due Date: February 5, 2017
  • Internship Duration: June 23rd, 2017 – August 11, 2017
  • Paid: No
  • Location: Fairfax, Va

The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)

Program Description: URSP is designed to give undergraduates an authentic research, creative, or scholarly experience under the guidance of a mentor. Students may receive financial support and/or academic credit for their projects, in addition to developing relevant academic and professional skills.

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  • Application Due Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017
  • Internship Duration: Summer 2017
  • Paid: Traditional 144 hrs – $ 1500, intensive: 360 hrs – $ 5000
  • Location: Fairfax, Va

Health and Human Services (HHS) Internships

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

Program Description: The NIBIB-sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The internship will allow rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.

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  • Application Due Date: Mid November 2016 – March 1, 2017
  • Internship Duration: Summer 2017, 8 – 12 weeks
  • Paid: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH.

External Institutions

Regulatory Science Student Internship Program

Program Description: Students in good standing, are you interested in training opportunities this summer in the burgeoning, cutting-edge field of regulatory science? Then FDA invites you to apply now through March 3, 2017 to our Regulatory Science Internship Program. The Program is an unpaid internship that is part of the Student Volunteer Service Program.* The internship gives you unique training opportunities that will enable you to:

•Explore FDA career possibilities
•Discover how FDA addresses public health issues
•Gain professional experience
•Enhance your academic experiences through real-world projects in a regulatory science environment
•Describe FDA’s mission and organization
•Participate in select FDA courses, lectures and seminars, and
•Meet senior FDA staff

MIT Amgen Scholars

Program Description: This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology. Students indicating a strong desire to engage in research collaborations within these areas will be selected from colleges and universities from around the U.S., as well as the MIT undergraduate population. Please check our flyer for more information: MIT Amgen Scholars

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  • Application deadline: February 01, 2017
  • Internship Duration: Summer 2017
  • Paid: Competitive Pay

Johns Hopkins University

Program Description: 2016 Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics Research Experience for Undergraduates Program at The Johns Hopkins University in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR). The REU program is an intensive ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. In the program, each REU student receives hands-on laboratory research experience under the guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. The students may also receive classes on ethics in research and technical communication. The students will have the opportunity to tour a local government laboratory and a private company.

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  • Application Deadline: Dec. 5th, 2016 – February 17th ,2017
  • Internship Duration: May 29th, 2017 – August 4th, 2017
  • Stipend and Housing: In 2017: The students will be provided housing and a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period will be paid

For questions please email Ms. Anita Sampath at

Northwestern University

Program Description: The NU-MRSEC offers a 9-week summer research experience for undergraduates located near the city of Chicago. Students are paired with leading researchers in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics, and biomaterials. Participants are paid a $4,500 stipend and travel expenses and housing are provided.

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

Program Description: The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

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  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30th, 2016.
  • Internship Duration: Summer 2017 (10 weeks May – August, 40 hrs per week)
  • Paid: For undergraduate students the stipend is as follows: Sophomores receive $5,400.00.  Juniors and Seniors receive $8,100.00. Graduate students will receive $10,800.00.
  • Location: Various Locations.

Patent Experience Externship Program (Non-Paid)

Program Description: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks and providing inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It’s an effort that contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st century. The USPTO is seeking applications for the unpaid Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP). PEEP offers opportunities in the areas of engineering, science, and law.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Program Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to college sophomore students majoring in STEM disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.

NOAA is accepting applications from students who will have Official Junior status in Fall 2016.

  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program Website:
  • Application Due Date: TBD
  • Eligibility Requirements: US Citizen, 3.0 GPA, Sophomore in college studying a NOAA science: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc. at the time of application.
  • Paid: $650/week

University of Maryland – Cancer Research Summer Intern Program

Program Description: Undergraduate students are matched with University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) faculty who will serve as their mentors for an eight-week summer internship. Interns will conduct research in one of many ongoing areas of investigation including cancer drug resistance, signal transduction, programmed cell death, molecular pharmacology, angiogenesis, and carcinogenesis. In addition to laboratory work on their specific projects, interns learn about diverse aspects of cancer research through weekly discussions with the research mentors. Social activities that are organized with mentors and Program benefactors provide an opportunity for informal interactions, and for interns to learn more about the MSGCC research community. At the conclusion of the internship, the interns deliver an oral presentation of their research to the mentors, Program sponsors, and research faculty.

University of Virginia – Summer Research Internship Program

Program Description: The University of Virginia School of Medicine offers summer research internship opportunities to qualified college undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their junior and senior years. Interns receive approx. $4,683 toward summer expenses. In addition, housing and travel to and from Charlottesville are provided. The program’s goals are to expose undergraduates to laboratory research and to familiarize them with the opportunities that exist for careers in biomedical research.  Presentations and panel talks from our graduate students, along with free GRE tutorials, help SRIP interns successfully navigate the graduate school application process.

2016 SRF Summer Scholars Program

Program Description: The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of one or more scientific mentors, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of not only laboratory skills but communication skills as well. Students participating in the program will develop writing skills via periodic reports throughout the internship and presentation skills via a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the Program. Paid positions are available at world-renowned research institutions throughout the country.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Farm

Program Description: Janelia Farm Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia. Since its inception in 2007, 90 students have participated in the program. Previous scholars have worked on a range of projects, including helping to identify the neurons that control feeding behavior in fruit flies, designing better labeling molecules for use with sophisticated microscopy, recording from salamander retinal ganglion cells to learn about the motion tracking system, and developing computer programs for automated image analysis.

National Security Agency Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology

Program Description: The Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST) is a full time 12-week summer internship program open to college juniors who are concentrating their studies in the disciplines of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, network engineering, mechanical engineer or telecommunications.

The SIP/ST participants have an opportunity to work with leading computer scientists and engineers on the nation’s toughest cyber problems while enhancing their skills in assignments related to their major. The students work closely with a project mentor on a specific, mission-focused problem while learning in an exciting high-tech environment.


– Must be a U.S. citizen
– Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
– A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
– Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the month of December 2016 and March 2017
– Must be a college junior or have at least college junior status (high potential sophomores may also be considered)

ORISE/Homeland Security – 2017 Summer Internship Program

Program Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its 10 week Summer Internship Program in a broad spectrum of research areas. These internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM).

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  • Application Due Date: December 7th, 2016
  • US Citizenship REQUIRED
  • Areas of Research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.
  • Paid: Undergraduate and graduate students receive a stipend of $6,000 and $7,000, respectively, plus limited travel expenses
  • Location: Research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Naval Research Laboratory, and Transportation Security Laboratory

Local Companies interested in hosting interns

Microprobes for Life Science

About the Company: A leading global provider of implantable neural microelectrodes, multi-channel arrays, and related systems, MicroProbes for Life Science has over 25 years of expertise in microelectrode design and fabrication.  Unparalleled technical support and the ability to customize for any application have earned us an impressive client list. We serve national and international research facilities as well as Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

  • Ideal Candidate: Experience with fabrication of microelectrodes, fine motor skills, patience, and a good attention span.
  • Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Clever Systems

About the Company: Clever Sys is a bioinformatics company specializing in automated behavioral testing, including data collection and analysis. Clever Sys. brings behavioral testing into the twenty-first century, combining video tracking with patented behavior recognition technology to study behavior in animals as complex as humans and as simple as fruit flies.

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  • Internship Duration: Based on project and student experience
  • Paid: Based on project and student experience
  • Location: Reston, VA

AFrame Digital

About the Company: AFrame Digital’s MobileCare Monitor™ solution provides real-time, continuous health and safety monitoring of seniors, patients managing chronic conditions and other at-risk individuals, with proactive, exceptions-based alerting to help caregivers quickly attend to or avert a crisis. The MobileCare Monitor’s advanced, easy-to-use, low-cost and scalable solution is highly personalized to each monitored individual’s health and wellness profile, detects falls and currently is installed in senior living communities, hospitals and individual home settings.

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  • Internship Duration: Based on project and student experience
  • Paid: Based on project and student experience
  • Location: Reston, VA

Kirkegaard & Perry Labs

Kirkegaard & Perry Labs (KPL) has developed antibodies and reagents for nearly four decades. These KPL products are now part of SeraCare Life Sciences, a leading provider of critical biological products to the in vitro diagnostics industry. Their combined product portfolio can meet your full range of needs from controls and calibrators to antibodies, reagents and reference materials.

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  • Internship Duration: Based on project and student experience
  • Paid: Based on project and student experience

Location: Gathersburg, MD

Out-of-Area Companies with Internships

Extensive list of internships and co-op opportunities in Biomedical Research