Undergraduate Research Opportunities at NMSU

AMP (New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation) Undergraduate Research Scholars.

  • URS program supports undergraduate students in faculty- mentored research projects.
  • Professional development.
  • Preparation for internships, graduate school, and/or workforce.
  • $2,000 stipend, plus $250 materials.

Discovery Scholars Program (DSP)

MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URS)

Internships and Grant Opportunities Outside NMSU

RISE Professional- Research Internships in Science and Engineering for Master’s and Ph.D. students

  • The program is open for students in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth science, engineering or a closely related field.
  • All participants receive a scholarship from DAAD and an additional stipend from their host company/institution to help cover living expenses.
  • Funding is possible for a period of three months in summer or fall.
  • German language requirements vary according to the internship placement.
  • Undergraduates who are Alumni from the RISE Germany program are also eligible to apply.
  • Recent graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • All applicants have to be enrolled during the time of the internship.

Application time frame is November 1, 2018-December 2018.


RISE Germany 2018- Unique Opportunities for Gaining Research Experience in Germany for Undergraduates

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.

Find an Internship

The extensive RISE Germany database offers a wide range of internships in Science and Engineering. Find out about dates, application documents, selection criteria, the selection process, language requirements and scholarship benefits. We look forward to welcoming you in Germany!

Application time frame is November 1, 2018-December 2018.



Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program

February 4-7, 2019, Bethesda, Maryland.

Selected INRO students visit NIAID to learn about the breadth of research we do in the areas of allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions.

Applications are being accepted between September 1 and October 15, 2018.



Native Plant Society Grant Opportunity

The Otero Chapter of the New Mexico Native Plant Society are once again offering generous student grants (graduate and undergraduate) for research on botanical topics relevant to New Mexico and the Chihuahuan Desert.  The information on the application process is available in the attached document.  They will also be updating information on their 2018 process on their webpage in the days to come (http://www.npsnm.org/about/chapters/otero/)

Application deadline is November 19, 2018.



The Southwest Environmental Center- Internships Available

Our internships offer the opportunity to gain important skills in conservation work. You’ll learn firsthand how a biodiversity advocacy organization works to mobilize public support, influence public policy and undertake ecological restoration. We have a small staff, so you’ll be an important part of the SWEC team.

Some of our internships pay a small stipend, others are unpaid depending upon our current staff resources. Either way, you’ll receive great work experience and possibly academic credit. We require a 3-6 month commitment, working at least 12 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

We are looking for interns who have excellent written and verbal communication skills, relevant coursework and/or experience, good interpersonal skills for public outreach, the ability to work independently, and a strong commitment to SWEC’s mission of biodiversity protection.


NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. AN REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. 

REU Site


Current CDC Research Opportunities-Research at the CDC


One-Year Arizona State University Master of Science & Technology Policy

The program is suited to anyone interested in a career where they work to ensure that science and technology serve society through responsive and effective policy development and implementation. For more information visit https://sfis.asu.edu/mstp-welcome.


Cancer Research Opportunities- St. Jude



Los Alamos National Labs

Undergraduate Student Programs


National Institute of Health (NIH)

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)


Grad School

Graduate Program in  Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY)

MS in Biomedical Anthropology

  • innovative, interdisciplinary program
  • prepare for a variety of health-related fields
  • meet the increasing need for versatile professionals in biomedicine & public health

Training & Research

  • teaching, training & research opportunities
  • on-site state-of-the-art wet & dry labs
  • community, national & international fieldwork opportunities