Internships / REU Opportunities


For internships to be included on transcripts, students should register for the BME internship course with zero credits. (BME 4940)

Dr. Norman Weldon BME Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program (FIU)
Calling undergraduate students! Thinking about pursuing a career in biomedical engineering research? Then you’ll want to spend your summer being a part of of a paid internship conducting research with a faculty mentor right here at FIU. Application is now closed.

Engineering Cellular Systems Summer School
An exciting new summer opportunity – EBICS Engineering Cellular Systems Summer School is being offered in 2018 (August 6-August 10) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.  This one-week summer school features lectures by field experts and hands-on training in cutting-edge techniques.  We encourage advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs and faculty from engineering, physical sciences, and biological sciences who are interested in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research at the intersection of engineering and biology to apply now.  For further information and to apply, please click here. Application is now closed.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Site in Biomedical Materials, Devices, Therapeutics, and Emerging Frontiers at Rowan University  
Paid undergraduate research opportunities start this Summer – The ten-week program is from May 20 – July 27, 2018 and will offer advanced training in various labs at Rowan within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rowan’s two Schools of Medicine, and our College of Science and Mathematics. More information can be found hereApplication is now closed.

Backyard Brains Summer Research Fellowship
The Backyard Brains Summer Research Fellowship is an intensive 10 week program for undergraduates to participate in hands-on neuroscience research and experiment design with award winning neuroscientists, this is a great opportunity to dive into some neuroscience! Fellowship runs from May 21, 2018 to August 3, 2018 in Downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Click here to learn more. Application is now closed.

Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter will be hosting on-campus (EC) interviews on April 3rd. They are currently recruiting a couple of students for summer internship positions. They are seeking biomedical engineering majors for these positions. To be considered, log into Handshake to apply. Students can click here to view instructions regarding on-campus interviews to see how to view the position. Application is now closed.  If selected for an interview, they will be contacted to select an interview time.

REU in Mechanobiology of Disease and Nanomedicine at VCU
A summer research opportunity for undergraduates in Mechanobiology of Disease and Nanomedicine is being offered at VCU for the Summer of 2018. This 10-week summer research program will offer training in various labs in the BME department at VCU. Please distribute this opportunity to your undergraduate students. The application and more information may be found here. Application is now closed.

Clemson Biophysics Summer REU
Clemson University is hosting an NSF-sponsored Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Site this summer within our Department of Physics and Astronomy in biophysics entitled “Nature’s machinery through the prism of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering”. The program includes collaborative research experiences, biophysics training, professional workshops and more. The program pays a stipend and provides housing, dining, and travel allowances. For more specific questions, please contact the program administrator: Celesté HackettApplication is now closed.

University of Texas at Austin BME Cancer REU
The BME Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars for Cancer program (June 1–August 10, 2018), or BME CUReS Cancer, is an innovative REU partnering with Texas based-philanthropic organization Texas 4000. Texas 4000’s mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. The summer scholars will work on projects with a team of faculty mentors that address key challenges in cancer research, while forging a connection with the local cancer-fighting community. The BME CUReS Cancer Scholars will be paid a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period. Additionally, scholars whose abstracts are accepted to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Atlanta, Georgia next October will receive $650 to support their travel and presentation of their summer research. For more information click here. Click here to view the program flyer. Application is now closed.

SenSIP Sensor Devices & Algorithms Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
An opportunity for a 9-week (May 21st – July 20th) research experience for undergraduate students is available in the area of integrated sensor device and algorithm design. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Sensor Signal and Information Processing Center (SenSIP) and the BioElectrical Systems and Technology (BEST) Laboratory. The REU will address STEM problems associated with sensor applications in internet of things, health monitoring, and security. During the same period, projects will train REU students to interpret data from sensors by studying and programming machine learning algorithms, sensor fusion methods, and techniques to interpret big data sets. The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Click here for more information. Application is now closed.

Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging REU
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now accepting applications for the 2018 Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging REU. As part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supported by the National Science Foundation, this opportunity offers students a 10-week summer research experience on the Urbana-Champaign campus, May 29 – August 3. Participants are immersed in training and research and are mentored by Illinois’ Bioengineering faculty with bioimaging expertise. Students will be accepted for available slots on a rolling basis.Click here to view the Illinois REU flyer. Application is now closed.

MARC U*STAR Research Fellowship
Are you interested in getting paid to conduct scientific research right here at FIU? We are recruiting sophomores for the 2018-2020 MARC U*STAR cohort! Click here for more details. Click here to learn more about MARC U*STAR. Application is now closed.

Station1 STEM-Focused Internship and Research Summer Program 2018 in Massachusetts
Summer@Station1’s inaugural program is planned for 2018 and is a 10-week, all-expenses paid residential experience in the eastern Massachusetts region that will give college-level students a paid internship in a leading science and technology company, startup, or academic laboratory, a shared curriculum that integrates STEM and social impact and innovation, holistic and supportive mentoring, personal and professional development activities. Students will receive a $5000 living stipend, housing (worth approximately $3000), and a $500 travel stipend. Click here to learn more about the internship.

NIH-BESIP Summer Internship
The NIBIB sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10-week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Click here to learn more about the internship or click here to visit the NIH website. Application is now closed.

SPURS’ (Summer Research Internships for Underrepresented Students) internships are designed to expand the pool of medical and biomedical research applicants from diverse and economically disadvantaged groups whose members have been underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. Application is now closed.

Nebraska’s Summer Research Program
At Nebraska, their Summer Research Program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student at a Big Ten university. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Click here to apply.

PAID full-time Internship opportunity. Applicants must be willing and able to work 35+ hours per week during normal business hours. Several different intern positions within company are available. For more information, please contact

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
PAID research opportunities! The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program seeks to produce a new generation of STEM scholars and researchers that reflects the growing diversity in intellectual perspectives, life experiences and cultures represented in academia and industry. Click here for more details.

Lab Technician
Assist on various on-going and future projects. We are currently looking for assistance with: manufacturing novel research / clinical devices, transporting samples, testing & banking samples and engineering medical devices. This position can lead to independent projects and a greater role in the company (regardless of degree) depending on the candidate’s work ethic and aspirations.
Salary: $12/hr

Norman Weldon Summer Research Internship- FIU Biomedical Engineering:
The FIU Biomedical Engineering Department has established an award for undergraduate students to participate in faculty research during the summer. The awards are intended to support students with an interest in pursuing a career in research with plans to attend graduate studies in biomedical engineering. Two students will be selected to conduct research in a faculty’s laboratory for 20 hr/week for 12 weeks at $10/hour over the summer (May-August). Students must apply with a faculty mentor. Click here to download the application.