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Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate Research in Network Analysis of Climate Change Studies in Ecology

This project is a spatiotemporal study using network analysis to identify how climate change is studied in ecology. It focuses on using keyword co-occurrence networks to identify links between certain topics and track how these topics are related in time and space. Students applying to this project are expected to take it on as their primary research project and will take the lead on it (i.e. if/when the project is published, they would be the first author). The immediate supervisor, Eliza Grames, is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on modeling sensitivity of songbirds to forest fragmentation. For more information, click here.

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and a resume to

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity at Grand Valley State University

Dates: June 10, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Application Due: February 16, 2018 

Eligibility & Requirements


This is an opportunity for undergraduates to gain research experience while interacting with faculty from Grand Valley State University and developing mathematical communication skills. The various areas available for research include Classification of Seven-Dimensional Lie Algrebras, Circle Packing, Spherical and Hyperbolic Geometry, Coloring the Earth and Moon, and Graphs and Election Simulation.


Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dates: June 11, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Application Due: February 1, 2018

Eligibility & Requirements


If you like mathematics and would like to learn how quantitative methods can be applied in the study of human health, consider applying to the Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program will introduce you to the power and excitement of math applications to public health, medicine, and biology, and provide you experiences that will help inform your future career path.

Summer Program for Undergraduates & Recent Graduates

The Summer Program is an intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive an introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research.

The program also provides advice about graduate school and the application process through GRE preparation, meetings with different departments of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and individualized mentoring by Harvard faculty. Participants take non-credit introductory courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and statistical programming languages such as R, and attend a series of topical seminars. The seminars, led by faculty members from various departments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, are designed to broaden participant’s understanding of the relationship of biostatistics to human health by providing a snapshot of methods developed and applied to real research projects in different fields. Participants also gain research experience through small-group research projects directed by faculty and graduate student mentors. At the end of the program, students present their research to the group and to affiliated faculty. Housing, travel and a living stipend (including meals) are provided for the 6-week program.

Post-Baccalaureate Internship 

The 2-3 month internship program is open to students who have received bachelor’s degrees and are planning to attend a graduate degree program in Biostatistics. Past summer program participants are encouraged to apply. Travel is provided and interns will receive a salary for their participation in the post-baccalaureate program. Interns will participate in collaborative research projects through 1-2 rotations at academic and clinical centers at Harvard.

Two Post-Baccalaureate Interns will be selected to participate in research projects in Biostatistics at academic and clinical centers at Harvard.  They will also attend regular seminars on Biostatistical topics and present their research at our 2018 Annual Symposium. There will also be joint activities and field trips with the students in the Summer Program.

Summer Analyst Internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group.   Over the course of the summer, our economists—whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics—work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work. In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank’s responsibilities and operations. In addition to serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.


We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.


Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1. Click here for a brochure with details about the full-time Research Analyst position, which the Summer Analyst position is largely modeled after.

Graduate Program Opportunities

University Application Deadline Type of Degree Area/Field
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill December 12 Masters or PhD Mathematics
University of Missouri January 15 (for Fall applicants)

October 15 (for Spring applicants)

Masters or PhD Statistics
Emory University January 5 (for merit scholarship consideration)

May 1 (preferred last day for international students)

July 15 (preferred last day)

August 2 (application closes at 5 pm)

Masters or PhD Biostatistics