Take advantage of the many research opportunies that come to Calvin from other universities and research institutions.

And don't forget to sign up our nationally-ranked off-campus programs to explore the world and complete your core requirements at the same time.

Time to apply

Applying for summer

Off-Campus REU opportunities begin each December when we receive numerous announcements from Universities and Research Institutions about summer research experiences.

Earn credit

It is possible to earn credit, either elective or toward your B.S. in Chemistry or Biochem requirements during your summer REU? Professor Mark Muyskens, Internship Director, will help you formalize the requirements for earning credit from Calvin once you have been accepted for an REU.

What to do

  • Apply to REUs as they are announced.
  • Search the web for internships at institutions where you might like to work.
  • Contact people you know that work in research labs or companies.
  • Apply to numerous programs to increase your chances of acceptance.

2017 Off-Campus Opportunities

  • 2017 Wayne State University Physics Summer REU Program
  • ACS Get Experience
  • ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholarship
  • Amgen Scholars U.S. Program - Various Locations
  • Atlantis Project - Pre-Med International Fellowships
  • Atlantis Project - Pre-Med Leadership Scholars Program
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Center for Microbial Oceanography
  • Department of Energy Scholars Program - Various Locations
  • Des Moines University Health PASS
  • DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Opportunity
  • Franciscan Institute for World Health
  • Franciscan Institute for World Health, North Chicago, Illinois
  • Fred Hutch Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine
  • Fred Hutchingson Cancer Research Center - Seattle, Washington
  • Gateways to the Laboratory Program - New York, New York
  • Gateways to The Laboratory Summer Program
  • Georgia Tech - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Indian Trails Camp
  • Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
  • Internships in Germany
  • Kent State NSF-REU
  • Kettering University - Flint, Michigan
  • Look Sharp Internships
  • Mayo Graduate School - Rochester, Minnesota
  • Michigan State University - Lansing Michigan
  • Michigan State University - Lansing, Michigan
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program - Summer Fellowship 2017
  • Michigan State University GAP year position
  • Michigan State University REU Program - Lansing, Michigan
  • Michigan State University SETSUP Science Education Program
  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship - Various Locations
  • MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
  • National Institute of Standards & Testing - Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
  • NIH/NCATS and FISH Summer Internship Program 2017
  • NOAA Educational Partnership Program - Various Location
  • North Dakota State University STEM - Fargo, North Dakota
  • Northern Illinois University REU
  • Northrop Grunman
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Science Undergrad Lab Internship (SULI) Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine - Athens, Ohio
  • Pasteur Foundation in France
  • Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMDEP) - Various
  • Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at MCW
  • TEACHGrit Indianapolis Teaching Fellows - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Technical Problem Solver
  • The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at Michigan State University
  • The Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program at Vanderbilt
  • The University of Michigan Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy
  • U.S. Department of Energy - ACS Nucelar & Radiochemistry Summer Program - San Jose, California or Stony Brook, New York
  • U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
  • United States Dept of Homeland Security STEM - Various Locations
  • University of Akron - Akron, Ohio
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois, Harold R. Snyder
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois, NSF and 3M
  • University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy - Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Kansas - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln, Nebraska
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • University of North Texas - Denton, Texas
  • University of North Texas NSF-REU
  • University of Pittsburgh Summer Research Program - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh SURF Program
  • University of South Carolina - Columbus, South Carolina Ernest F. Hollings National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • University of Southern California - Los Angeles, California
  • University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • University of Wisconsin Medical College - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee
  • Wayne State School of Medicine - Detroit, Michigan

Questions or Info?

Contact the Chemistry Department Internship Director:

Mark Muyskens

Mark Muyskens

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Erika Purcell-Williams

Erika Purcell-Williams

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