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Research Opportunities on Campus

Compiled here is a list of research opportunities on campus that have been available in previous years.  Please direct questions to program contact listed on each website as they are all different. 

Summer Research in Statistics


NSF Funding: Computer & Information Science & Engineering


AI Internships


Summer Research in Computer Science (CURIS)

The CURIS program is a research program in Computer Science. Its goal is to encourage CS undergraduates, as well as masters students, to get involved in CS research with faculty mentors. CURIS has two parts, the first is a summer program for undergraduates. Students work with a faculty member, as part of his/her group, for an entire summer, with the goal of producing an identifiable research result.  Students will receive a stipend or salary.


The Stanford Undergraduate Research In Mathematics (SURIM) program is continuing once again next summer, and the application period has begun.  For information about the program, examples of activities/projects in previous years, and a link to the application form (deadline around middle of winter quarter), please go to:


Summer Research program in Biosciences

The Stanford Summer Research Program is an umbrella program that hosts students who are funded through various sources, including the Amgen Scholars Program, the Stanford Genetics Department, and the Stanford Medicine Dean's Office.


SESUR - Summer research at Stanford Earth


Hopkins Marine Station


Bio-X Stanford

Application will go live the first week of October:

Application deadline: Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 5:00pm PST.


TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy


Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR) - Stanford Woods Institute

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s MUIR program provides stipends of $7,000 to full- and part-time Stanford undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary environmental research for 10 weeks during the summer.


More Opportunities (Prearranged):

Bill Lane Center Internships (Deadline: February 4th)

Work with organizations throughout the West tackling environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the region.

Education Achievement Fellowship (Deadline: February 4th)
Engage in a summer practicum at an education-focused nonprofit, foundation, or government agency as part of a cohort in Boulder, Colorado.

Education and Youth Development Fellowship (Deadline: February 4th)
Spend the summer working with community partners to support youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues in the Mississippi Delta, Los Angeles, Dallas, or San Francisco.

Environmental and Policy Internships in California (EPIC) (Deadline: February 4th)
Pursue an environmental policy internship with key state and city agencies and decision-makers who are addressing pressing environmental issues.

Freeman Spogli Institute Global Policy Internships (Deadline: February 8th)
Pursue research and internships related to international policy and international affairs.

Global Service Fellows (Deadline: February 4th)
Engage in an international service opportunity offered through the Omprakash network or by service-learning program providers. Includes enrollment and engagement in the EdGE curriculum.

Global Studies Internship Program (Deadline: February 6th)
Apply classroom knowledge to immersive cultural and working experiences through internships in a wide range of fields.

Philanthropy Fellowships including Sand Hill Fellowship (Deadline: February 4th)
Learn about and participate in the grantmaking process at a San Francisco Bay Area foundation.

Project Dosti (Deadline: February 8th)
Project Dosti gives up to eight Stanford undergraduate students the opportunity to travel to India during the summer to volunteer with AGN School or Aarti Home.

Stanford Energy Internships in California and the West (SEICW) (Deadline: February 4th)
Pursue an energy-related public service internship within governmental organizations in California and the West.

Stanford in Government Fellowships (Deadline: February 4th)
Gain meaningful public policy experience at government and nonprofit organizations.

Stanford Institute for Innovation in Development Economies (Seed) Internships (Deadline: February 8th)
Explore private sector solutions to international development through internships with small- to medium- sized businesses in the African continent and India participating in the Institute’s Transformation Program.

Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPAA) (Deadline: February 7th)
Provides invaluable experience to Stanford students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, education, production, and management.

Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program (Deadline: February 6th)
Offers opportunities for fieldwork to Stanford undergraduates interested in global poverty and development.

TomKat Center Energy Impact Fellowship
Work on a team with fellow undergraduates on a multifaceted project that will provide a blueprint for the generation of renewable energy.

TomKat Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Internship (Deadline: February 4th)
Work on a ranch in Pescadero, CA that tests and shares holistic solutions that improve soil health, climate stability, water quality and availability, animal welfare, human health, economic prosperity, and biodiversity.

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