Programs for Undergraduates from Other Schools


Unpaid Internships for Non-Stanford Undergraduates

In addition to many formal REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Programs, it’s possible to find a Stanford lab willing to host an undergraduate from another institution on an informal basis, usually in an unpaid internship. The Office of Science Outreach is not able to help individual students identify a host lab or project but if you click on the red title above, you will find some information and tips. Please do not call the Office of Science Outreach for advice or guidance. 

Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program

June 23 - August 25, 2018

The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences/Amgen Scholars Program is a nine-week paid residential internship program serving undergraduates from across the country who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in biomedical sciences.  

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

June 24 - August 26, 2018

SLAC offers 20-25 undergraduates an 8-9 week paid internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, California.SULI interns receive a stipend, travel expenses and free housing on Stanford campus.

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program

Stanford is a partner in the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). This program, principally for underserved and underrepresented students, offers undergraduates the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at participating Alliance institutions.

Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

June 22 - August 18, 2018

SURGE provides undergraduates (from Stanford and other U.S. institutions) with a mentored research experience in a geoscience or engineering laboratory. This fully funded, eight-week, summer residential program combines a rigorous research assignment with comprehensive training and mentoring. SURGE targets rising undergraduate juniors and seniors.

Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Summer Internship

This two-week course (offered multiple times in the summer) is for students considering careers in a variety of procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, or to become EMTs/paramedics. Housing on campus is an option: there is a fee to participate.

Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship (MEDCSI)

July 9 - August 3, 2018

MEDCSI is a rigorous 2 week program in Medicine that is open to highly motivated high school and premed students. Workshops and sessions are taught by Stanford faculty and include hands-on experiences such as performing bedside ultrasounds, dissections, suturing, splinting and visits to the Stanford emergency life flight station and free clinics. There are two identical sessions each summer. There is a fee to participate.

ReNUWIt's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

June 10 - August 11, 2018

The Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) engages undergraduates in ReNUWIt faculty’s research labs at Stanford and partner institutions, including Colorado School of Mines, New Mexico State, and UC Berkeley.

AHPCRC Summer Institute for Undergraduates

June 19 - August 11, 2017

The Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) Summer Institute, an 8-week program for undergraduates, provides training and hands-on experience in the use of computational techniques. The focus is on structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and computer programming for parallel clusters.

Canary CREST Program

June 18 - August 24, 2018

The Canary Center at Stanford is dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of its efforts to train the next generation of scientists, the Canary CREST Program offers paid and unpaid 10-week summer internships for undergraduate students.

Genomics Research Internship Program (formerly GeneCamp)

June 11 - August 10, 2018

The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine is a hub of interdisciplinary research in genomics with a goal towards improving human health. The Genomics Research Internship Program offers a  9-week internship program for Bay Area high school students and undergraduates. There is no charge to participate.

Stanford Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription (COMET) Fellowship

June 1, 2018 - June 29, 2019

The COMET Fellowship is a one-year post-baccalaureate program designed for highly motivated students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Fellows are trained in medical terminology and chart transcription, and work side-by-side with faculty physicians as certified medical scribes seeing patients at Stanford. The tuition is $6,000.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

June 22 - August 17, 2018

SURF is designed for undergraduates from Stanford and other U.S. institutions. SURF interns receive a stipend for 10 weeks during the summer to work with a faculty mentor in the School of Engineering and other students to produce an identifiable research result.

Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) Summer Program

June 18 - 29, 2018

This program is designed for high school (rising juniors and seniors) and pre-medical undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, STEM, medical research and development, or health care design, with a specific focus on Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Tuition is $4,000 with a $100 application fee.  A second session will be offered from July 30-August 10, 2018.

Stanford Online

Stanford Online offers free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide, and a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments.

Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)

SSCCPP is a six-week residential experience for current community college students considered low-income and/or underrepresented in medicine. The program provides exposure to medicine through topics in health disparities, leadership challenges in health provision and administration, science courses, professional development, clinical exposure, the medical school application process, and postsecondary and graduate/professional school financing. There is no fee to participate.

Science, Technology, and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) Summer Internship Program

Each year, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery hosts 15-30 talented high school and undergraduate students in our research laboratories.