Center for the Environment

Student Research Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Student Research Internships

The C4E Summer Undergraduate Student Research Internship offers students an opportunity to work with a Purdue Faculty Mentor on a field or laboratory-based research project related to the environment.

These research internships will provide support for 20 hours per week for 8 weeks at $10 per hour. Faculty can match this support for full-time work but is not required.

Any Purdue University Undergraduate Student in good standing is eligible to apply. Students must work with a Purdue University Faculty Mentor to submit an application.

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Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internships

The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program is designed to involve Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty affiliated with Discovery Park on cutting edge research projects that involve combining two or more disciplinary strengths. Working closely with faculty, students experience the excitement, challenge, and power of truly interdisciplinary research in the fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is Purdue's Discovery Park. DURI offers 50 part-time (6-10 hours/week) student internship slots per academic semester. A list of DURI internship opportunities is available on this website and students are invited to login and submit the simple online application form for a maximum of five projects. Please click here to view past project descriptions.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The SURF program is helping students across engineering, science, and technology disciplines discover a world of opportunity available to them through research. By closely working with other creative and innovative people, students explore, discover, and transform ideas into reality to advance society and improve people's lives. The interdisciplinary nature of the research drives students to learn new concepts and skills for real-world impact.  Each year, the Purdue SURF program may offer two options on the West Lafayette campus. During the summer, SURF is an intensive 11-week program during which students conduct research 40 hours per week. During the academic year, full-time students conduct research activities for approximately 10 hours per week.  Learn more… 

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security grants are intended to support students interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a single, developing country setting by supporting the student’s work in-residence at an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. Note, all research centers of the CGIAR consortium are eligible partners.  Learn more… 

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