1. Internships & Research Opportunities
  2. Presentation & Publication Opportunities
  3. Fellowships
  4. Opportunity Databases
  5. Explore CSU-LSAMP Newsletters for Additional On- and Off-Campus Opportunities 

Internship and Research Opportunities

Presentation & Paper Opportunities



  • Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 
  • Brooke Owens Fellowship - designed for students who identify as a woman or another type of gender-minority and are interested in a career in any facet of the aerospace industry | Due Annually in September
  • Patti Grace Smith Fellowship - designed for Black and African-American students who are looking for their first ever internship in the aerospace industry | Due Annually in November
  • Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship - designed for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the field of commercial spaceflight | Due Annually in November

Opportunity Databases

U.S. Government Research Opportunity Databases

  • Department of Energy Internships: The DOE provides nationwide opportunities for research participation, fellowships, scholarships, training, and internship programs for undergraduates, grads, postdocs, and faculty.
  • NASA Research Internships: NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.
  • National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research:  Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs): NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. Each program has a different application process. We encourage you to apply for more than one! An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
  • Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP): This program provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.


Other Research Opportunity Databases

There are multiple other databases and resources that can connect you with programs that interest you the most. NOTE: Some opportunities in these databases are open to undocumented and DACAmented students. 


Other Summer Research Resources & Opportunities

NOTE: Some of the opportunities listed below are open to undocumented and DACAmented students. 

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