Research & Internships

Every summer, students gather real-world experience by learning outside of the classroom. By taking advantage of these resources, students spend their summer working closely with faculty doing research or landing an internship at a top company. Washington University in St. Louis fosters a mentoring environment in which students work alongside their professors on research projects.

Summer Research Programs at WUSTL

Washington University offers many summer research opportunities that provide funding in the form of an award, fellowship or stipend. In addition, many students work as research assistants for faculty members and are often compensated by grants awarded to the professor.

Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Programs

DBBS offers opportunities for undergraduates to experience the outstanding cutting edge research at Washington University and the city of St. Louis and its surrounding areas.

Research Opportunities by School

The faculty of Washington University are distinguished for their research and creative activities. Each of Washington University’s seven schools offers research opportunities for students.

Career Center

CAREERlink is the Career Center's web-based recruiting platform, where employers can post jobs, internships, and co-op opportunities, and students can search positions of interest to them.

Gephardt Institute

The Gephardt Institute provides a unique experience for undergraduate students who intern in St. Louis over the summer at a non-profit, government, or community organization. The Goldman Fellows Program provides ten stipends so Fellows may develop professional skills at their host sites while meeting weekly to explore little known neighborhoods and learn about St. Louis community issues.

Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Skandalaris Center Internship Program joins undergraduate students with ventures from the Saint Louis area for a rich learning experience. Students work in their organizations Monday through Thursday with Fridays reserved for Skandalaris programming.


The WUSTL in D.C. summer internship program includes a full-time internship of the student’s choosing, as well as a core course focusing on the policy-making process in D.C. for academic credit. Students earn credit for the policy-process course and participate in seminars and activities with their classmates and fellow WUSTL students in the area.

Overseas Programs

Whether it's an internship with British Parliament or a laboratory assignment under the guidance of expert researchers, Overseas Programs provides a variety of unique options for summer internships and research abroad.

Summer Events at WUSTL

Join us for special events and ongoing programming on campus this summer. From a summer barbecue and pool party to weekly events, summer is a great time to meet up with classmates and other students.
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