Student Opportunities Elsewhere

Student Opportunities Elsewhere

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Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world! 

If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by our early bird deadline on February 29th! Space is limited.

*Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs.

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

  • India – Education or Gender Rights
  • Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment
  • Middle East – Human Rights
  • Ghana – Global Health
  • Tanzania – Social Innovation
  • Uganda: Development or Youth Empowerment
  • Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice, Human Rights, or Peace & Conflict
  • Peru – Environment

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the spring!

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Program overview:


The mission: to support historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups from New York State who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, engineering, technology and health-related STEM fields.



·         Financial support for  KAPLAN courses, internship and research opportunities, and other financial assistance

·         Assistance with securing externships/job shadowing, internships, and research opportunities

·         Peer and professional tutoring

·         Student recognition reception

·         Career development

·         Supplemental academic consultation

·         Laptop/Notebook Lending Program 

·         Faculty connections for mentoring, internship, and research opportunities

·         Collaborative programming with Office of Admission, Career Services, Higher Education Opportunity Program, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs , Student Accessibility Services , Academic Advising , and Tutoring Services

·         Increase motivation, enhance self-esteem, and foster student empowerment  

·         Student Leadership Retreats

·         ALANA Career Connections

·         CSTEP Day of Service (local, state, or national program)

·         CSTEP Academic Achievement Awards and Senior Celebration

·         2016 Student Advocacy Day/Lobby Day in Albany, NY    


Eligibility Requirements: /osg/cstem/

  •          African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native OR economically disadvantaged *  from any race;
  •          Full time student
  •          Enrolled in a major that leads to NYS professional licensure , national credential, certification, or careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. 

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Binghamton University has created a new type of summer research program for STEM undergraduates. Today’s students need to have research experience, so they can be competitive for NSF-REU, EXROP and other types of national research fellowships and subsequently for jobs, graduate school, medical school and so forth. Although Binghamton University’s Summer Research Immersion program is similar to a NSF-REU experience, it differs in that it provides a stepped, multi-mentored, team-based experience that is ideal for students with little, if any, research experience. Last year the summer research stream was neuroscience, with rising sophomores, juniors and seniors – all STEM majors with aspirations for medical school or graduate school but as yet no research experience. They completed a summer research project of publishable quality, and all demonstrated substantial personal and professional growth. Typical comments about SRI.

Biomedical Chemistry focuses on studies of the structure and function of proteins that are important for an understanding of patho-physiological processes, as well as for biomedical applications. The goal is to identify molecular mechanisms of action of these proteins, and then new strategies to control their activity. This research stream is designed by Professors Susan Bane, Brian Callahan, Christof Grewer, and Wei Qiang from the Department of Chemistry and Dr. Susan Flynn, Research Educator. Students conduct research on membrane biology, biophysical chemistry, protein purification, and drug discovery. In the last three years, 41 undergraduate students have participated in research projects, with 9 undergraduate students as co-authors of peer-reviewed manuscripts/publications and conference abstracts.

Summer program - SRI  

SRI replicates the academic year program - FRI

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The Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC is leading the development of innovative and ground-breaking research in colorectal cancer. One of the primary goals of the CCCR is to foster the progression of young scientists, and we are seeking undergraduate students to participate in research in­ternships in a cancer-related field (e.g., biological sciences, pharmacy, public health) during our Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program. 

Program details:

  •          10 week program: May 23, 2016 - July 29, 2016
  •          $4,000 stipend, on-campus housing, and up to $1,000 travel expenses
  •          Summer research symposium
  •          Professional development workshops and research seminars



  • Rising juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Any major related to biomedical or public health research
  • Underrepresented minority: African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

To apply, please submit the following by Feb 15th here

  • a personal statement describing your interest in cancer research (no longer than one page)
  • a current transcript
  • two letters of support from science professors
  • preferences for up to 3 potential faculty mentors (see our list at


Questions may be emailed to:

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