Summer Opportunities

Listed below are Columbia University summer programs. To find more summer opportunities, visit our Current Research Opportunities page, Columbia Research Programs page, or our Outside Research Opportunities page to find more summer positions.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. Columbia Engineering offers summer research experience for undergraduate students who are interested in gaining some hands-on practical experience in the art of research. 

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[email protected]

The Dean’s Office invites students who are spending the summer doing research in labs on campus to participate in our [email protected] program. [email protected] is a summer enrichment program comprised of weekly seminars and presentations on a variety of topics including faculty research, scientific writing, presentation skills, occupational health and safety, as well as panels on graduate school and industry. Seminars take place during the work day and faculty encourage their students to participate in these programs.

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SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows

The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity for hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research.