SciTech Internships

Internships Offer a Variety of Opportunities for Learning, Real Life Experience

Science and technology majors work in industrial, laboratory and business professional experiences, ideally during the summer between their junior and senior year. Internships offer science and technology students a variety of opportunities that can enhance learning both in and outside the classroom and encourage professional development through interactions with working professionals.



Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Minority Students - Marshall 

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its 12th year. The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking. The deadline is February 7, 2020.


Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Minority Students - WVU

Students from groups underrepresented within their disciplines (e.g., women, underrepresented minorities, students with disabilities), veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, first-generation college students and students from socioeconomically depressed regions (e.g., Appalachia) are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, please encourage RISING SOPHOMORES to apply!

1) The NSF-funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University (May 17-July 24, 2020; Feb. 7 application deadline) is now accepting applications from undergraduates who 1) are majoring in chemistry or biochemistry (pre-majors also considered), 2) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and 3) are interested in a research and training experience similar to graduate school. Participants spend 10-weeks researching on projects that address fundamental questions related to the chemistry of health and catalysis in chemistry. Benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site. More information and link to the online application? Visit the Chemistry REU website. Questions? Contact

The Chemistry REU Site at WVU is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with team building activities funded by the WVU Eberly College and Research Office.

2) The NSF-funded REU Site: Undergraduate Robotics Research in Human Swarm Interaction (May 17-July 24, 2020; March 1 application deadline) is now accepting applications from undergraduates. This Site will provide training, mentorship and support to students so that they can become independent researchers in the area of robotics. Benefits include $6,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site. More information and link to the online application? Visit the Robotics REU website. Questions? Contact

The Robotics REU Site at WVU is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

3) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) (March 2 application deadline): Undergraduates are encouraged to apply to engage in scholarly activity (research/creative work) via the SURE program. SURE is open to students who permanently reside in West Virginia or attend a West Virginia institution. SURE is a PAID undergraduate research experience for students interested in GRADUATE SCHOOL and research/creative work within their discipline or a related discipline. 2020 SURE program dates are May 26-July 24, 2020. More information and link to applications? Visit the SURE website. Questions? Contact

More WVU opportunities can be found on its website. 



The NASA IV&V Program’s annual summer internship program vacancies are now posted for student access at . We are planning to onboard 5 college level interns this coming summer in Fairmont, WV. This program will begin on May 26 and conclude on July 31. The following positions are currently available for your consideration. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2020.

5 college level projects – for 5 students

  1. NASA Robotics Alliance Project Artemis Ascent Timeline Assessment & SLS Flight Software Independent Testing
  2. Open Source Hardware Emulation
  3. Establishing an SSO Catalog of Methods
  4. Run test case using the Analyst Tool Set (ATS)
  5. Robotics Alliance Project


WVDOH Co-Op Program

The Summer Co-op Program’s purpose is to locate capable college students who want to become, Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Accountants, Environmental Resource Specialists, Information Technologists, and who will need to work during the summer months to help finance their college education. Applications to the program are received in late winter after first semester transcripts are received. Applications are due by no later than February 14, 2020.  Placement of accepted participants in the co-op program are notified in April. The Co-op work season is from mid-May through mid-August.  Applications and detailed information can be found on the WVDOH's website.

Students that participate in the WVDOH Co-op Program may also be eligible for the WVDOH Scholarship Program. Additional information and requirements are available online.


2020 WV-INBRE Summer Research Program

Applications are now requested for participation in the 2020 WV-INBRE Summer Research Program, which will begin May 26th and conclude July 28th, 2020. Participation is open to all students who are enrolled full-time at the institutions participating in the WV-INBRE network who will have not graduated by August 2020. Priority will be given to students who are considering careers in biomedical research. The application and supporting documents are due in the WV-INBRE office on or before February 7, 2020.