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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.
  • 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.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy is accepting applications for its Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. More information can be found 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.




  • 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.
  • Revature: Full Stack Software Engineer



Experiental Learning


  • CareerSpring
    CareerSpring is a non-profit organization that helps first generation and low income college students realize their greatest career potential through career information, a Network of professional contacts, and job placement services. As a CUNY participant CUNY 1st gen and low income students can take advantage of CareerSpring’s resources starting today!

    CareerSpring offers:

    Services You Can Access from Anywhere at Anytime Access CareerSpring’s on-line Career Platform to explore its Career Video Library, Career Advisor Forum, and Jobs Board exclusive for first generation college students.
    Not just Resources, but a Network that Has Your Back Engage with a Network of real people and real employers from dozens of industries – all of whom want to help you launch a meaningful career.
    Quick and Easy Registration

    More information and sign up here.

  • Building Your online portfolio with Wix
    Join Wix staff to learn more about creating your online portfolio website. They'll cover how to plan a website, how to use the Wix platform, and explore professional design features. Attendees will receive a one-year FREE Wix premium plan! This event is open to all CUNY students and alumni. Register in advance for this virtual meeting here.
  • The City Mentor Program
    Have you taken advantage of the City Tutors' City Mentor program yet? They've facilitated 600 mentorships since mid-March! The City Tutors' City Mentor program connects industry insiders with CUNY students and alums to help with career exploration, and job and internship search support. They have over 200 mentors available from across industries. The response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive. Join the program and see how they can help you. They promise they will ensure you get the support you need. More info and sign up here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.