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Stanford offers a plethora of undergraduate research and internship opportunities related to biology, Earth systems, climate change, energy and more.

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Interdisciplinary environmental research at Woods

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s MUIR program funds interdisciplinary environmental research for undergraduates. Students must approach a faculty member to apply on their behalf and to serve as mentor.

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Hopkins Marine Station first-year research

REEF grants at Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, CA, allow students to conduct marine science research in Monterey Bay directly after their freshman year. 

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Biology research internships

The Department of Biology, using funds from the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), offers paid research internships to current Stanford undergraduates who want to spend the summer on ongoing faculty projects to learn research methods.

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Summer Undergraduate Program on Energy Research

The Precourt Institute for Energy's Summer Undergraduate Program on Energy Research (SUPER) internships provide undergraduates with opportunities to work on faculty-mentored, individualized energy research during the summer.

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Stanford On- and Off-campus Learning Opportunities

With so many experiential learning opportunities available to undergraduates, here is a site with internships and field experiences to apply classroom learning to real world challenges from across Stanford. 

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National Science Foundation

Learn more about research and grants for undergraduate students available through the National Science Foundation (NSF).  There are Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) programs across the nation.

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Here are a few more internships at Stanford and Beyond

energyStartup Summer Internship: 8-10 week paid summer internships for undergrad/grad students interested in working at a Stanford-affiliated sustainable energy startup company.  From the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy.

Here are two websites that will help you find more research opportunities.
REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) across the county -
Pathways to Science in STEM-

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is happy to announce that applications for Summer 2020 undergraduate internships are now being accepted. The internships are fully funded, including travel and lodging costs as well as stipends for living expenses. Please share the following announcement with your undergraduate students.

Are you an undergraduate interested in working on a seismological research project this summer?  Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) has internships. You will spend 8 to 10 weeks working on a seismological research project with researchers at an IRIS member intuition. Research projects may involve the deployment of seismic instruments in the field (within the US or internationally), and/or analyses of seismic data in a lab setting with the ultimate goal of producing results to be presented at a national scientific meeting.



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