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Research opportunities and internships are a great way to develop experience in a particular discipline and provide practical application of theory. If you're wondering what undergraduate research entails or how to go about professionally pursuing opportunities, click on the link. If you're ready to explore the MANY research and internship opportunities available to you, explore the resources below.


Purdue Opportunities

Many FACULTY MEMBERS are able to provide funding or offer credit for undergraduate support. Students are encouraged to discuss opportunities and collaborate on research projects with faculty. Visit INDURE to explore faculty research areas. Explore the departments below to see if your department has its own undergraduate research application process or opportunities.

Discovery Undergraduate Research Internships (DURI) is designed to involve Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty on cutting edge multidisciplinary research projects. Opportunities are offered for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides students across all science, engineering and technology disciplines with an intensive research experience, allowing them to work closely with graduate students and professors in their respective schools.

Purdue Graduate School lists undergraduate research opportunities for students at Purdue.



Ascend Indiana: allows you to connect with Indiana employers. Also use your profile to match your interests and skills to opportunities.

Career Research Portal:  Comprehensive resource to support the search process.

Chegg Internships:  It offers 100,000 listings from 60,000 employers.

CollegeRecruiter:  Use filters to search for jobs and internships.

ErasmusIntern:  Internships in Europe.

GoinGlobal:  Look for internships globally or within the United States.

Go Overseas:  Jobs and internships abroad.

Idealist:  A site for both jobs and internships.

Interns for Indianaconnects Boilermakers to high-tech startups in the state. Students must be full-time, undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Purdue, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be at least a first semester junior at the time the internship would begin. For international students, this program provides on-campus employment at an off-campus location. No CPT authorization is required.

Indiana helps you search for internships in a variety of fields and industries throughout Indiana.

INROADS: Paid internships that potentially lead to full time positions.

LinkedIn:  Search for internships and network, especially, with Purdue alumni.

MyCCO Portal:  Purdue University’s official internship/job board through the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO).

Parker Dewey: provides micro-internships for hands on experience in a short amount of time.

Pathmaker Residential Internship Programis designed to provide Purdue students with part-time, career relevant experience on or near campus throughout the school year.  Students involved in Pathmaker gain real-world work experience in their chosen field.

Ripplematch: uses your profile to match you with jobs, internships, and recruiters.

SEO Career: Internships at partner companies.

WayUp:  Specializes in internships and entry level jobs.

YouTern:  Uses mentoring to match students with internships.



H1B Grader

H1B Salary Database





Global Law Center:  How to search jobs using an H1B database.

STILT:  How to find a job using an H1B database.


Purdue myCCO Opportunities by Major

Research & Internship Opportunity Databases

Many summer programs have application deadlines in February.

Note to International Students: Many, but not all, paid summer research programs are restricted to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Read program requirements closely. International students may approach individual faculty members at Purdue or elsewhere about laboratory work that does not involve a federal program.

Research databases
Research Organization Website

American Astronomical Society

American Chemical Society

American Mathematical Association Internships



American Physical Society

American Statistical Association

Amgen Scholars

Amherst College Neuroscience & Biomedical Research Database

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Case Western Reserve University- School of Medicine Research

BioPharm Guy Internships

Center for Behavioral Neuroscience


Columbia University Biology (biomed, ecology, and marine) Internship Database

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Internships in Research & Medicine

Indiana Intern

Indianapolis Zoo

Leadership Alliance

Mayo Clinic

National Institute of Standards & Technology

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Park Service

National Science Foundation REU Sites

National Science Foundation Internship

National Wildlife Federation

Pathways to Science (STEM)

Purdue College of Agriculture Internships


Student Conversation Association


The Bridge Eco & Conservation Internships

Toroidal Snark Math Opportunities

University of California, Irvine's Research Database

Web Guru

Wet Feet

Federal Opportunities

Federal job opportunities
Federal Organization Website

Central Intelligence Agency

Department of Energy Undergraduate Internships

Department of Commerce

Department of Energy

Department of Homeland Security

Department of the Interior

Environmental Protection Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Office of Education

NASA Education Directory

Internships at NASA Goddard

Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) education programs

Goddard Space Flight Center's Summer Undergraduate Internships

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institutes of Health Biomedical Science

National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Security Agency (NSA)

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport

Office of Naval Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory



Health-Related Programs

Health related Programs
Health Organization Website

Association of American Medical Colleges

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

National Institute of Health

Rochester Institute of Technology

St Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Swarthmore Health Sciences Research Database

Syracuse University


International Opportunities

International job opportunities
International Organizations Website

American Chemical Society

EURO Scholars

Intern Abroad

Clarkson University



Math in Moscow

Mathematics Advanced Study Semester

Organization for Tropical Studies

Partnerships for International Research and Education

Pasteur Foundation

The Zurich Biology Undergraduate School

Purdue Science and Engineering Projects in Hannover and Clausthal

SUPER Stuttgart University Program for Experiencing Research

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