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Student Research Opportunities

Summer REU

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are competitive summer research programs for students studying science, engineering, or mathematics.

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) has over 600 REU opportunities. View the list here. Please note that most deadlines are in January.
  • CUNY has a list of many sites, including the NSF’s. Go to their page.
  • The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees. See the List.


  • The Department of Biological Sciences has a list of competitve scholarships on their department website.

NSS Department Job Links

  • The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences has employment resources related to their majors. Get more information here.
  • The Department of Economics and Business has partnered with the Careet Exploration & Development Center to launch a Career Success Initiative. Funding for this program is provided by the CUNY Career Innovation Fund.The initiative is open to all students, with an emphasis on students interested in pursuing or advancing careers in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, and Human Resources Management. Get more info here.


  • 311 Jobs & Internships: Looking for a job/internship that works around your schedule? Become a part-time Call Taker at NYC 311 through CUNY/311 project, a collaboration between DoITT and CUNY. Gain hands on experience and learn about City services by helping your fellow New Yorkers. Learn more and apply here.
  • WeWork is the platform for creators, providing more than tens of thousands of members around the world with space, community and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life's work. They are hiring for a variety of internships and full-time positions. To learn more about the open roles and to submit an application, visit their site.
  • The application is now open for internships with the Office of the Mayor. Their are a variety of open roles. To learn more and apply, visit the Office of the Mayor's website.

Internships: Pursuing or Completed: Master's Degree



  • The CUNY Career Success Team recently put together a 1-page job resource. Check it out HERE to see 10 different websites to search for job and internship opportunities based on your career interests.

  • Opportunities at NYC Division of Energy Management: The New York City Division of Energy Management (DEM) serves as the hub for energy management for City government operations and is charged with leading the city's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DEM is currently looking to fill 10+ positions with more to be announced soon. Check out this document to learn more about full-time work opportunities. Interested applicants can apply on the city's website here using job ID number for specific roles.
  • The Downtown Brooklyn area has seen an influx of tech companies and startups over the last several years. Downtown Brooklyn Partnerships has built this job board to help connect students and recent graduates to internship and job opportunities. The job board will be updated as new opportunities become available, so make sure to check it out regularly.
  • Tutor Corps is a partnership between CUNY, the Office of the Mayor, and the NYC Department of Education. This summer they are looking for students to support STEM enrichment camps and/or Extended School Year classrooms. Tutors are paid $17/hour and work for 19 hours per week. You can learn more about the CUNY Tutor Corps program on their website.
  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Get more information.

Jobs: Pursuing or Completed: Bachelor's Degree



Jobs: Pursuing or Completed: Master's Degree



  • 2021 CUNY Hackathon
    Calling all CUNY students: Register now for the first virtual CUNY Hackathon on January 23 and 24, 20201. The virtual two day hackathon will attract over 1,400 students from across all 25 CUNY campuses and professionals in software development, marketing, and entrepreneurship to build solutions to problems facing New York City. Students of all technology skill levels are welcome! Workshops and mentoring during the Hackathon will help students learn new coding skills and improve their ability to problem solve using technology. Learn more and register here.
  • NYC Internship Program Information Sessions
    Meet the team behind the LifeSci NYC Internship Program and learn how to write a strong application! LifeSci NYC is holding info sessions throughout the Fall across CUNY:
    • John Jay PRISM Undergraduate Research Program: 12/2, 1:30-3 pm

Experiential Learning

  • CUNY Startups Spring 2021 Accelerator:
    Our team of entrepreneurs, mentors, tech partners and professors work with the 13 best startups at the City University of New York over the course of 6-weeks to get the best of best ready to pitch at CUNY Startup’s NYC Roadshow. You'll go from prototype to launch in 12 short weeks. The Spring 2021 Accelerator runs from February 17 - May 12. Sessions are Wednesday & Friday from 10AM-1PM. Apply here!
  • Basta Fellowship
    The application for Basta’s Winter and Spring 2021 Cohorts is now open! Basta is a rigorous career prep program designed to support you in landing a great first job and provide you with coaching across your first year of work. The program includes weekend workshops, weekly virtual meetings, 1:1 calls with dedicated coaches, and opportunities to meet top companies and interview for full-time jobs. If you are a student with a graduation date between Fall 2020 and Fall 2022, and looking for a great first job, apply now! More information here.


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  • Union Square Ventures (USV)
    Union Square Ventures is a thesis-driven venture capital firm. Since 2003, we have invested in over 100 companies that use the power of the internet to re-shape markets. It has taken almost nine months, but USV portfolio companies have as many open and unfilled jobs now as they did prior to the pandemic. That is approximately 1,500 open positions. More information and access jobs here.
  • How to prepare for your virtual interview at PwC
    Hear from PwC Insiders for advice to make a lasting impression during your virtual interview. Access here.
  • Job and Internship Resource: WayUp is the go-to platform for millions of students and recent grads to explore job and internship opportunities, receive advice, and get discovered by employers. Over 20,000 employers use the platform and there are over 120,000 opportunities currently listed. Some opportunities currently posted on WayUp include: User Experience Intern at Accolade and Engineering Intern at FactSet Software.
  • CUNY Forum: The Future of NYC's Economy: Policies and Politics
    Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts discuss the present condition and future prospects for the economy of New York City. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a cloud on the City's economic fortunes, but there is hope for a rebound in the future. The panel examines the need for leadership across the City and State, as well as the ways that leadership can help the most vulnerable New Yorkers in the wake of the public health crisis. CUNY Forum is an hour-long program that allows for extended discussion of governmental issues by panels of educators, government leaders and industry figures. The audience consists of students participating in the CUNY Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs, who are encouraged to question and interact with the panel. Access here.
  • A Guide to Careers in Finance
    Whether you’re eyeing a job as an investment banker, an accountant, or any type of financial analyst, you might need some help getting started. The Muse has prepared a free toolkit with got advice to help you explore different career paths under the broad finance umbrella and give you an edge in the job search. Plus, you’ll hear from folks already working in finance about how they got where they are, what their jobs and companies are like, and what insights they have to share. Access free toolkit here.
  • CodePath Spring 2021 Tech Fellow Scholarship
    Miss our information session the other week? No sweat! Watch the recorded session and learn how you can bring’s free courses in mobile app development and cybersecurity to your campus! Representatives from will shared how to serve as an instructor as well as the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 scholarship for teams of students! Watch here. Password is CUNYCP
  • NYC Internship Program Meetup
    This group is convened as a service to applicants to the LifeSci NYC Internship Program, whether or not they were ultimately placed in an internship through the program. We also welcome other students and recent graduates with an interest in the life sciences, particularly in and around New York City. We will offer occasional programming that will be of interest to students who are considering a career in the life sciences, as well as to recent graduates. We also plan to share information that would be of interest to this constituency, including career development activities, conferences, job and internship openings, lectures and more. Sign-up here.
  • CUNY Continuity: Fall 2020
    We can’t wait until we can see you on campus, but for the Fall semester, almost all CUNY classes will continue to practice distance learning. We want to be sure that you are safe, healthy, and can continue finishing your degree from home. Use this page to thrive, not just survive, in the Fall semester through resources and key info to get you past this chapter in your CUNY journey. We’ll update this page regularly as we get closer to the Fall semester so make sure you add it to your bookmarks!
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Fundamentals
    Jump into cloud computing by completing the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals learning path. This resource allows you to experiment in their sandbox, learn about the cloud through case-study examples, and you can complete the modules at your own pace. Access it here.
  • CUNY 90-Day Upskilling Challenge
    COVID-19 is definitely impacting our local job market, but companies are hiring- and will continue to hire as they adjust and adapt to the current situation. So don’t stress, we have amazing upskilling opportunities out there for you! And with its curated list of no-cost virtual skill trainings (which could normally cost you hundreds of dollars), the CUNY 90-day Upskilling Challenge will help you get the latest professional skills and knowledge to give yourself a leg up in your job search and help you shine to prospective employers. More information and sign-up here.
  • Additional Internship/Job Search Resources
    Below are additional resources that might be helpful for you to further explore internship and job opportunities:
    • Still Hiring: A searchable spreadsheet with hundreds of employers currently hiring
    • EntryLvl: A list of companies currently hiring entry-level and intern candidates
    • Covintern: Tech companies that are hiring for remote positions
    • WayUp: Online job portal for college students
    • Built in NYC: Startup related jobs
  • ACCESS NYC: Resource for Help w/ Food, Money, Housing, Work, and More
    Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, work and more on ACCESS NYC. There are over 30 programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job. Check out ACCESS NYC's website to learn more. At the bottom of their site, you can also sign-up for ACCESS NYC's newsletter.