Summer Research Opportunities

Every summer, °ϲʿ. Louis students learn and contribute to research by working closely with faculty or participating in other research projects at the university.

Washington University fosters a mentoring environment in which students work alongside their professors on research projects.

Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE)

is an intensive summer research opportunity for undergraduates from any institution who are interested in clinical research. Coursework, mentored research and professional development programming all take place on the Medical Campus.

Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Programs

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

Institute for Informatics Summer Research Program Internships

The offers summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students from various backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of faculty mentors and research scientists in a program that focuses on the support and elevation of biomedical informatics through research translation and practice.

Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program

The offers a summer research program that exposes undergraduate, graduate and medical students to public or global health research in a lab or field-based setting.

Siteman Cancer Center Summer Research Program

The is designed to provide students with hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer. Opportunities range from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research.

Summer Research Program for Medical Students

Emergency Medicine and Emergency Care Research Guided Experience (EMERGE) – The at the Washington University School of Medicine is a six-week program that provides an introduction to emergency care research and emergency medicine careers for medical students. Participants will be paired with emergency medicine faculty to complete an emergency care research project.Didactics focused on emergency care methodology and career pathways will be combined with shadowing opportunities.June 10th – July 19th. $2,500 stipends and housing provided.

TL1 Predoctoral Clinical Research Program

 is an intensive two-month summer research opportunity, beginning June 1 and ending July 31, for allied health graduate students from any institution who are interested in clinical research. Coursework, mentored research and professional development programming all take place on the Medical Campus.


The program is a two-year opportunity consisting of both summer and academic year activities. The °ϲʿ. Louis (WUSTL) ENDURE research program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering support system so participants thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH Blueprint ENDURE initiative and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two years and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Overall, the program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success of trainees towards our goal of increasing diversity in neuroscience.

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.

is available through the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the office also provides a list of you can explore.