This REU program provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to participate in research at SRI and to benefit from the collegial atmosphere of collaboration and communication among all members of the laboratory. SRI has hosted the program for 25 years. More than 200 students from 126 colleges and universities have participated in this program and have had excellent experiences in laboratory research, frequently leading to publications.
A wide variety of experimental and theoretical projects are available for undergraduate participation, including studies of atmospheric chemistry, energy transfer in molecular collisions, geospace sciences, mass spectrometry, biomedical optics, microfluidics, materials research, and platform development in the biological sciences for high-throughput screening, imaging, and detection with an engineering focus. Many of the projects involve the use of lasers and light for detecting and analyzing atoms and molecules, actuating droplet motion, and to perform experiments on microfluidic platforms.
Details about the 2018 Program
Undergraduate participants must be enrolled in a program leading to a Bachelor's degree and must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States or its possessions. Students who will graduate and receive their Bachelor's degree in 2018 are not eligible.
SRI’s REU program provides (paid) laboratory work experience for six undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the U.S. Out-of-area students are provided with funds to cover airfare to and from their school. A modest housing allowance of $200 per week is provided for participating out-of-area students who rent accommodations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students are responsible for finding their own housing.
The 2018 REU program will run between May 29 and August 17, 2018. It is usually possible to adjust employment start and end dates to accommodate conflicts with the academic calendar of the participant's school.
The due date for program applications is February 16, 2018. Interested students should follow these instructions to apply directly online for the 2018 REU Program:
Click "Search Jobs" in the blue box in the middle of the page, directly above the video
Search on Auto Req ID 1648BR to find "Intern – REU Program" and click on the linked position.
Carefully follow all instructions in the job description in order to submit a complete application. Note that applications submitted without a personal statement (attach as a “cover letter”) will be considered as incomplete and will not be reviewed. We review complete applications as they arrive, so we recommend students submit their applications early in order to receive full consideration.
All recommendation letters should be submitted directly to email@example.com by the referees only. Potential applicants can also send any questions they have about the program to this email address.
SRI International is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 1648BR
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