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Summer Research Programs

Welcome to our database of summer research programs for undergraduates!

Research experiences for undergraduates (REUs, also known as SURPs or SURFs) are paid summer internships, usually for 6-8 weeks (sometimes including housing) at research institutions. Undergraduates are paired with a lab and gain valuable research experience. These are extremely helpful for obtaining post-graduate jobs in STEM and applying to graduate or professional schools.

Our database contains more than 450 SURP programs!
We encourage you to explore all columns, search and filter to help find a program that is right for you.


  • If information is out of date, check the program's website to be sure. Deadlines are approximate and in MM/DD format. They are usually around the same time each year. If a webpage appears non-functional, it could mean that the program's website URL has changed - if you are interested in a specific program, try googling it to see if there is a more current website.

  • ​For prospective Physician-Scientists (MD-PhD/DO-PhD), check out this additional list by the American Physician Scientists Association.

  • We welcome new submissions! To submit an entry to this database, please click here.

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Our databases are maintained as a volunteer effort by our team.

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