International Research Opportunities


Below is a brief sample of international research opportunities and programs. This list is meant to illustrate the kinds of options that may be available, but it is just a place to begin your search and to provide you with ideas for types of programs:

American Academy In Rome & the School of Classical Studies Research Fellowships: Supports advanced undergraduates to undertake research relevant to the Academy and School of Classical Studies.

The CERN Summer Student Program - Geneva, Switzerland
Students selected for the program will spend from the summer working with active research groups at CERN, one of the world’s premier international laboratories.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Switzerland
The Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), offers an intensive research training opportunity for undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences.

École Polytechnique, The Internship Program for International Students - France
Gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to carry out a 3 to 6-month internship in laboratories from Ecole Polytechnique.

EuroScholars - Research at Nine Research Universities in Europe
Opportunity for advanced undergraduates from US and Canadian universities to conduct research at one of nine major research universities in Europe.

Excavations at Tel Dor in Israel - Tel Dor, Israel
Students are instructed in modern archeological technique and become valued members of an international archeological team.

Fulbright US Student Program (Research) - Various, World-wide
The Fulbright is a nationally prestigious opportunity for graduating College students and alum to pursue international research of their own design in countries around the world. Current students and alum must apply through the College process with the support of the CCSA. 

The ISTernship Summer Program - Vienna, Austria
Summer research opportunity for students interested in basic research in the fields of biology, computer science, data science, mathematics, physics, neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas.

Ku Leuven Internships - Leuven, Belgium
This internship allows undergraduate and masters students to conduct scientific research in an international setting. 

Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program - Various Locations
The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do health-related population-based research and training in developing countries.

NanoJapan: Summer Nanotechnology Research Internship Program - Japan
The NanoJapan program will select up to twelve (12) first and second-year undergraduate engineering or physics students who will be placed in a Japanese research lab.

National Science Foundation International Research Experience for Students Program - Brazil
The purpose of the University of Pittsburgh's IRES program is to create an innovative research experience in sustainable design for a select group of undergraduate engineering students who have high potential to pursue graduate education.

Partnerships for International Research and Education
Science and engineering students from all backgrounds (race, ethnicity, citizenship, and gender) who are interested in the enhancement of cyberinfrastructure or in applying cyberinfrastructure to solve society- and industry-driven problems are encouraged to apply.

The Pasteur Foundation Internship Program - Paris, France
The Pasteur Foundation created a summer internship program for American undergraduates who wish to pursue a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering - Multiple locations within Germany
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering.

Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award - Singapore
Supports short-term research attachments for international students at A*STAR. A unique opportunity for top overseas students to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia. Students will be able to work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers in A*STAR labs.

SIT Study Abroad - Multiple Locations Internationally

Smithsonian Tropical Research Insititute - Panama
Internships give interns the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists from around the world, gain hands-on experience in their area of academic interest, and delve into Panama’s rich culture.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship Program - Germany
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany.

The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology - Merida and Piste, Mexico
Provides on-site, hands-on training in ethnography and anthropology

The Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) Summer Research Program - The Netherlands
The Program enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the Dwingeloo Observatory, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship Program - Multiple Locations in Switzerland
Supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University - Aachen, Germany
Aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out their own research projects under the guidance of experienced RWTH researchers.