Information for Internships and Jobs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Majors

This page serves as a public location for information on summer internships for physics and engineering students at Saint Anselm College. Last update: 5 February 2018.

Want to add something? Email Dr. Gugliucci at

Note: Many of these applications require letters of recommendation. Please give your recommenders AMPLE (~2 weeks) notice to complete these letters and feel free to SEND US REMINDERS until we’ve done it.

Some advice for applying to internships, particularly in industry:

  • The list of majors for applicants usually includes “or related.” Do not be deterred if it specifically does not mention physics and engineering physics.
  • The list of “requirements” is more of a wish list.  If you have some of them, still apply and prove yourself in the cover letter and phone interview.
  • Grades are just one part of the package. The degree, the school, the program, the classes you take, jobs or past internships, personality, and ability to communicate and work with others also play a role in deciding.
  • Resume says what you have done, but the cover letter spells out what you WANT to do. It also tells how well you know how to write which is a key element to being a good engineer.
  • In interviews, they want to know about your experiences, interests, how you like to work, what you’ve worked on, how you communicate, how you work with others, etc.

Click here for some great REU Application Tips

Yet more REU Application Tips (pdf)

Astronomy specific REU application tips


Go to, click the red button that says “search jobs.” Best search terms are typically “Summer”, “Intern”, or “Internship.” You can even filter by location, as they are all over the country.


A tech company in Manchester with several internships listed at: Check with Dr. Durham for more information.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates – National Science Foundation

These summer internships are typically 8-10 week-long, paid internships, and they provide or help you find housing for the duration of the internship. You are paired with an advisor and work with them on a research project. REU sites often have several students living together working on different projects.

REU-funded programs are only available to US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution. Some programs will accept rising juniors, though you typically see rising seniors in these programs. Each site has its own application process, though there are no fees, so apply to as many as interest you if you are a sophomore or junior!

Search from all the REU sites available at: Subfields: ALL. Deadlines: vary (January-March)

I want to highlight the KNAC consortium, so if you are specifically interested in astronomy REUs in the northeast, talk to Dr. Gugliucci about that. More info at Subfields: Astronomy and astrophysics. Deadline: February 10

I also want to highlight the REU program at the MIT Haystack Observatory, just 40 minutes away from us. Please talk to Dr. Gugliucci if you are interested. More info at Subfields: Astronomy and astrophysics, atmospheric science, engineering. Deadline: February 1

More recommended sites to check out (ask your professors about these):

NASA Internships

NASA runs full-time and part-time internships all year long. 8-10 week summer internships run from May or June to August at various locations around the country. All information on NASA internships, scholarships, and other programs are run through one site: Subfields: vary. Deadline: April 1

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

Department of Energy version of the REU program, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI). This 10 week program runs at 17 DOE locations around the country. See Subfields: Vary. Deadline: January 10, 5:00pm EST

AAAS Science Writing and Policy Internships

This is a collection of internships, some summer and some during the year, in either science writing or science policy work, typically located in Washington, DC. Subfields: Science writing and science policy. Deadlines: Varies. See Website for details.

Smithsonian Internships

The Smithsonian offers many internships available in art, science, culture, and education.

Of particular interest might be the National Air and Space Museum. (Note, ask Dr. Gugliucci about this one, too.)

Subfields: ALL, w/ focus on education and outreach. Deadlines: 1/15-2/15, depending on field

Society of Physics Students

10 week internships in science research, education, and policy, particularly in physics, in Washington, DC. Open to SPS members only. Subfields: Physics research, education, and outreach. Deadline: January 15

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Internships

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory hosts summer programs in astronomy, astrophysics, engineering, and computer science at its various sites. They are held in Charlottesville, Virginia, Socorro, New Mexico, and Green Bank, West Virginia. Most of the positions are paid for through the REU program, however there are a few positions that are independent, thus available to seniors and international students that do not qualify for an REU. Subfields: Astronomy, astrophysics, engineering, computer science. Deadline: February 1

(Okay, I admit. I’m highlighting this one because I was a three-time participant. – Dr. G)

National Institute of Standards and Technology – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

NIST SURF has two locations: Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado, and several areas of specialty in science and engineering. Applications are submitted through Subfields: various science and engineering. Deadline: TBD due to shutdown

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics at Notre Dame

A wide range of physics projects PLUS prep for the GRE, a programming course, and other professional development. Subfield: Physics. Deadline: Feb 18

2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Solar and Space Physics

The University of Colorado invites undergraduates to apply for a summer Research Experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics. Students will work on projects spanning the field of solar and space physics: from instrument hardware to data analysis to computational modeling. Subfields: Solar and space physics. Deadline: Feb 4

Physics REU at University of Oklahoma

A ten-week program in various disciplines in astronomy and physics. Subfield: Various physics and astronomy. Deadline: Feb 4 OR LATER (rolling admission)

Summer Research Program at Lincoln Laboratory

Several internship programs are listed in various fields at Lincoln Labs at MIT: Vary

ASTRON/JIVE Summer Student Programme 2019

Want to do radio astronomy in Dwingeloo in the Netherlands? (Talk with Dr. Gugliucci) Subfield: Radio Astronomy. Deadline: Feb 1

AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine runs a summer internship program for undergraduates interested in medical physics. Scroll down at bit at  Subfield: Medical Physics. Deadline: Feb 1

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented Minorities

The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs. IBM hosts paid summer internships at three IBM research locations: Almaden (San Jose, CA), Austin, TX, or Watson (Yorktown Heights, NY). Subfield: Various Science and Engineering. Deadline: Jan 31

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Something a little different, research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems… Researchers come from many disciplines, and projects center on community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, soil science, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, ecophysiology, landscape modeling, and data provenance. Subfield: Ecology and related disciplines. Deadline: Feb 1 at 9am EST

Lunar and Planetary Institute

The LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to perform cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research, learn from widely respected planetary scientists, and discover exciting careers in planetary science. Subfield: Planetary Science. Deadline: January 7

Dartmouth ISURF

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ISURF) program provides a ~10 week summer research experience for undergraduate students in biomedical sciences. Students are eligible for the program if they are Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors from institutions within states or are residents of states that have INBRE programs, such as New Hampshire.  Subfield: Biomedical Sciences. Deadline: Feb 4

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