Summer Research Opportunities

Research opportunities outside of W&L abound. Below are examples of the most common opportunities: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) affiliated with academic institutions, and programs at Government agences and labs. The examples are only a partial listing -- there are many others for you to find on your own. Contact Sarah Wilson at to view the Summer Research and Internships 2021 presentation.

REUs (Research experiences for undergraduates)
NSF REU list

Keck Geology Consortium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Marine Environmental Internship Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL
Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE): this is sort of a mix between geophysics field camp and individual projects that can be used for a thesis
Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
IRIS Undergraduate Seismological Internship (REU)

Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
Lunar and Planetary Institute
NASA's DEVELOP Summer Program -- applying NASA's Earth observations for societal benefit. Go to the Apply page and look for Summer Term.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: ORISE Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships. This is great for the year between your bachelors and a masters or for stepping into DOE position.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Southern California Earthquake Center