Summer Opportunities for International Students

The following list provides opportunities that welcome international students interested in science and healthcare without regard to citizenship status:

The American Physiological Association Summer Research Program

Amgen Scholars Program (look at the programs offered outside of the United States)

Amgen NUS Singapore

Amgen The University of Tokyo

Baylor College of Medicine (SMART)

Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Education and Training (BSUITE)


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research Program

Cornell University – Practicing Medicine Program provides experiential learning opportunity for students interested in health care careers

Cross-Cultural Solutions

Dream Summer Fellowship

Duke University Graduate School (SROP)

EPFL Life Sciences Summer Research Program

Emory University (SURE: Natural and Biomedical Sciences Program)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Global Health Corps Fellowships

Global Health Education Programs

Global Impact Corps

Harvard Medical School (Cell Biology)

Harvard Medical School (Immunology)

Harvard Medical School (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) BCMP Scholars Program

HSCI Internship Program (HIP) Boston Medical Areas

Health Ambassador Fellowship

Hugh Edmondson Research Internship

Humanity in Action Fellowships


Inside UCSF

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program Basic Sciences Institute

List of research opportunities compiled by Macalester College

List of summer research programs Those that take international students are indicated with an icon next to the program link

Loop Abroad (Thailand, Ecuador, South Africa, Australia)

Maine Medical Center Summer Student Research

MD Anderson Summer Undergraduate Program

MD Anderson Summer Experience List

Medical Education & Development for Low Income Families Everywhere (MEDLIFE)

MIT Biology MSRP

Mayo Clinic Summer Lab Science Program 

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp

National Alliance of Research Associate Programs

New Sector Fellows

Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED)

North Dakota State University, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Novartis (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)

OHSU Summer Equity Research Program

Pharmacy Summer Institute

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment Program (PULSE)

Profile for Success

Public Policy Fellowship

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) (DAAD; Germany)

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

Rochester Institute of Technology: Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences

Rural Premedical Internship Program

Somos Hermanos Spanish Immersion Program

Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Summer Mentorship Program – Center for Reproductive Medicine

Summer Opportunity Research Program (SROP)

Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP)

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Summer Training Academy Research Success (STARS) Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) (Keck Graduate Institute)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (Mayo Clinic)

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

The Scripps Research Institute (SURF) Program

United Health Foundation Scholar Intern Program

University of Colorado Cancer Center 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine SURP

UT Austin Summer Undergraduate Program for Experimental Research (S.U.P.E.R)

UT Southwestern Medical Center SURF