Opportunities that may be of interest to juniors

Middlebury Language Schools

The Middlebury Language Schools are 2-8 week long summer language immersion schools in Middlebury, Vermont. There is a fee for this program, but opportunities to apply for funding that can cover all or part of the course fee are offered.

Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program provides frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities.

The program offers:

  • Nine paid weeks of biomedically related research in a broad range of areas
  • Research and professional development seminars designed for undergraduates
  • Career development activities
  • Designated housing near Baylor College of Medicine

The position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $5,000 for nine weeks. Depending on the funding source, compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups, and extra activities; the experience of getting to know the other participants and people here at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary.

We welcome students from all science and math majors, and even non-science majors with appropriate background and interest. Projects span the spectrum of biomedical science, including projects in bioengineering and computational biology.

Human Genome Sequencing Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The HGSC-G/GREAT (Genetics/Genomics Research Education And Training Program) provides funding for BIPOC undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, electrical or mechanical engineering, or computer science. Summer research opportunities are available each summer for students who are interested in learning about genomic research and graduate school preparation. Students will conduct research projects in biomedical/genetic laboratories, bioinformatics, or robotics. Application deadline: mid-February

The G/GREAT provides:

  • A competitive stipend
  • Paid student housing
  • Nine weeks of mentored research in a biomedical/genetics/bioinformatics or engineering research laboratory
  • An opportunity to interact with undergraduate students in the BCM-SMART program
  • Participation in a GRE Preparation Course
  • Bioinformatics BootCamp Course
  • HGSC-GREAT Genomics and Biomedical Review Course
  • Biomedical research seminars and activities to assist with student career goals
  • Graduate Career Counseling from the program mentor

National Museum of American History Internships

The Internship Program at the National Museum of American History offers a number of opportunities for students to learn more about the inner workings of history museums–either as an introduction or a deeper dive into an aspect of the museum field. Typically, internships are at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Some internships are specified as full-time (40 hours per week), while others are more flexible and can be arranged between the intern and their mentor. Additionally, some internships are longer than the 10 weeks; internships can be awarded for a maximum of 6 months with a possibility of another 6 month extension as long as the intern still has more opportunities to learn and grow.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship offers fully paid (including travel) intensive summer study of select languages. November deadline. Apply through the Kalamazoo College Center for International Programs.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

As a part of the year-long Fellowship, Humanity in Action brings together international groups of current college and university students and recent graduates to explore compelling, current issues of liberal democracy, pluralism, human rights and social justice within the specific historical and cultural contexts of each of the program sites. Intensive and demanding, the on-site programs are an educational space for transatlantic dialogue, reflection and informed action. The Action Projects that Fellows implement in the second phase of their Fellowship experience promote democratic values in their own communities.

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is a fully funded four week summer study abroad experience in Ireland. This Fellowship is developed for students of color and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding. To apply: current first-year, sophomore, or junior in college; minimum 3.0 GPA; US citizen, US national or permanent resident; identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander).