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Additional Summer Opportunities

Additional summer opportunities in undergraduate research:

Security Lab Summer Internships-NEW


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) is offering summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.


Why should I apply?

As a TSL intern, you will:

  • Have access to unique facilities and subject matter experts in explosives detection and mitigation.
  • Receive hands-on experiences that will provide you with an understanding of the mission, operations, and research at TSL.
  • Enhance your academic and professional preparation to pursue a career in disciplines that support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.



  • Stipend: Undergraduates $900/week, Master’s Candidates $1,100/week, Doctoral Candidates $1,200/week
  • In addition, you may receive a housing allowance if your permeant address is at least 50 miles from the hosting facility.



To be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by 5/1/2021.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during the 2021 spring term.
  • Have medical insurance during your time at the laboratory.
  • Be able to commit to onsite, full-time participation for ten consecutive weeks.


For information about the TSL, visit:


How to Apply

For more information and to apply, visit:


Call For Applications
Distinguished Undergraduate Hypersonics Research Scholarship Program
Applications are requested for the 2021 Distinguished Undergraduate Hypersonics Research Scholarship Program. Funded by the Joint Hypersonic Transition Office (JHTO) and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, this program provides research experience for undergraduate students in fields related to hypersonic systems and technologies. Of particular interest is research in technical areas that align with JHTO research priorities; 1) Materials, Structures, and Thermal Protection Systems, 2) Guidance, Navigation, and Control, 3) Air-Breathing Propulsion, 4) Hypersonic Environments and Phenomenology, 5) Applied Aerodynamics and Hypersonic Systems, and 6) Lethality and Energetics. Selected students will participate in a 10-week summer internship at their own university, under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The program will culminate with a national student symposium that will provide opportunities for participants to present the results of their research to the broader hypersonics and academic community.

Award: 10 week summer research internship with at least $3,000 in funding. At least two awards per university.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 credit hours)with a graduation date not before April, 2022. U.S. citizenship is required. In this initial offering, applicants must be a student at the University of Tennessee, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering, Purdue University, Missouri University of Science & Technology or University of Virginia. A faculty member at a participating university must agree to be the research advisor and student participants agree to present their research virtually at the Undergraduate
Hypersonics Research Symposium in September, 2021. University of Tennessee student applicants must have a research advisor from UT Space Institute. Participation of underrepresented minorities and females is encouraged.

Important Dates:

Application window opens: January 18, 2021
Applications due: 11:59 pm EST, February 28, 2021
Awardees notified: mid March, 2021
Internship period: 10 weeks between May 17, 2021 and August 27, 2021
Online research symposium: September 3, 2021 (tentative)

Application process:
Student applicants must email a single Microsoft Word or PDF file to your university’s point of contact with the following:

• Completed application form describing proposed research that is aligned with JHTO
priorities, with resume (2 page limit), as well as a statement from proposed faculty
research advisor stating support for the application, availability of resources and
providing a guarantee of any cost share.  2 University points of contact:

To submit your application or to ask questions about the program, please contact the
representative at your university:


Application for UT Students:

Application Form Distinguished Undergraduate Hypersonics Research Scholarship Program 2021

• University of Virginia: Prof. Chris Goyne,
University of Tennessee Space Institute: Prof. Ragini Acharya,
• Georgia Institute of Technology: Prof. Dimitri Mavris,
• Ohio State University: Prof. Jim Gregory,
• Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering: Prof. Farrukh Alvi,
• Purdue University: Prof. Jonathan Poggie,
• Missouri University of Science & Technology: Prof. David Lipke,

Evaluation process:
Each university point of contact will convene a selection panel that will consist of at least three local university representatives. The selection panel will make a recommendation and the participating university will be responsible for notifying awardees and establishing the research position. Evaluation criteria will consist of: 1) Proposed research (relevance and feasibility), 2) Resume and academic preparation (including GPA), and 3) Advisor support, availability of resources and cost share. Cost share of up to 50% is desirable, but not required, and may be from university, sponsored research awards, or other sources.  Proposed research products must be suitable for public release. Students must work with the research advisor to obtain permission for public release if necessary.


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Summer Research Intern Program at UTSI in Tullahoma, Tennessee provides undergraduate students with research experiences. Interns are assigned to the supervision of one or more UTSI professors and given a long-term research project to complete over the course of the summer. At the end of their appointment, interns summarize their research in individual final reports and discuss their findings in short presentations. Some travel may be required.  Additional educational opportunities are provided, including engineering seminars and a career panel discussion.  Due to COVID-19 developments, the program is subject to change.



9 Week Summer Internship

Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Position Type:  Temporary, Part-time (75%)

Salary: Total of $4,050 stipend ($15.00/hr x 30 hrs/wk x 9 wks)

Location: UTSI campus in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Starts On: June 7, 2021

Ends On: August 6, 2021

Travel: Some travel to other facilities may be required.


REQUIREMENTS: These internships are open to undergraduate students who are majoring in physics, chemistry, material science, computer science, mathematics, all branches of engineering, and related fields.  Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. Depending upon the fund source, U.S. citizenship may be a requirement.  Candidates must have an interest in attending graduate school at UTSI. Candidates should also have enthusiasm for research, a desire to learn, and the ability to work well with others.


HOUSING INFORMATION: A limited amount of on-campus housing is available for summer research interns. Rooms in the dormitory, adjacent to beautiful Woods Reservoir, can be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sharing of a room with a room-mate may be required. The cost of the dorm room is not included in the stipend for the internship and must be paid out-of-pocket by the intern.  Pending COVID-19 developments, availability of rooms could be affected.


HOW TO APPLY:  Click here for application requirements.

For best consideration, applications for the internship should be submitted by March 5, 2021. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if all slots have not been filled.


Applicants may be interviewed. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31, 2021.

INQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO: UTSI Human Resources, Equity & Diversity, and Institutional Compliance, Email: – Ph: 931-393-7226 –


The University of Tennessee Space Institute is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

The West Tennessee Research and Education Center – University of Tennessee

Are you majoring or interested in a science field, but don’t know what you might do with it after you graduate? Come gain experience and knowledge in Agricultural Research and Extension at the West TN Research and Education Center in Jackson, TN. Paid summer internships are available to undergraduate students interested in learning about agriculture and the challenges it faces. Interns will gain job-based skills and knowledge in agriculture Research and Extension through hands-on experiences.

Interns will be paired with professors in Plant Pathology, Entomology, Crop Physiology, Weed Science, Agronomy, and Soil Science and Fertility. While each intern will have a ‘home’ program, everyone will get a rotation in the other disciplines to gain a holistic understanding of agriculture and the Research and Extension efforts that support agriculture.

Applicants need to fill out and submit 1) a UT employment application, 2) resume, and 3) a cover letter that briefly explains why you are interested in the program and any previous experience in agriculture or science, and if you have a preferred discipline (Plant Pathology, Entomology, Crop Physiology, Weed Science, Agronomy, and Soil Science and Fertility). Application materials should be emailed to: Dr. Heather Kelly (

ELIGIBILITY: Any undergraduate student enrolled full-time may apply.

DATES: The internship lasts 10-12 weeks and begins May, 2022.


  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Crop Physiology
  • Weed Science
  • Agronomy
  • Soil Science and Fertility

STIPEND: $5000 total stipend. 40 hours/week. On-site housing available.

APPLICATION: Find application at under Quick Links – Summer REEU Internship Application

Medical Explorations began in 1991 when then-West High School student Brooks Davis asked vascular and transplantsurgeon Dr. Mitchell Goldman to be her mentor after hearing him speak at West. With that idea in mind, Dr. Goldman created a program where students could shadow physicians, and in return, physicians gave students interested in the medical field the mentorship and experience needed to guide them.  Since its inception, Medical Explorations has seen many students go on to medical school and become the health professional they once observed. Today, Dr. Goldman’s first Medical Explorer, Brooks Davis, is Dr. Brooks Hagee, a San Antonio-area pediatrician. After 23 years of leading students into their passion of medicine, Dr. Goldman retired from Medical Explorations in 2014. Vascular surgeon, Dr. Michael McNally, has since taken over as director of the program.

The program is typically held the first two weeks in August [subject to change] for college students ages 18 years or older.  Students are offered the unique experience of shadowing physicians in a healthcare setting. Medical Explorations provides the knowledge and information needed in order to help students make the important decision of entering the medical profession.

For questions about the Medical Explorations program, please contact:

Medical Explorations
Attn: Jody Huffaker
Department of Surgery Box U-11
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, 37920

865-305-4353 or email: