Applying and participating in programs that are external to one's institution can help you in acquiring and observing an extensive breadth of new ideas. It will also improve your chances when applying to graduate school and jobs. This is because employers and academics usually search for candidates who have gone above and beyond their comfort zone and were exposed successfully to a wide range of scenarios. What follows is a compilation of some resources where you will be able to find some of these opportunities.
Make sure to also check out our list of upcoming deadlines, where external opportunities are often posted.
USAJOBS Pathways for Undergraduate Students
National Science Foundation (NSF) Specialized information for Undergraduate Students
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
National Institute of Health (NIH) opportunities for undergraduates
Department of Energy (DoE)
Department of Defense (DoD) Internships
National Laboratories (Department of Energy)
American Psychological Association's (APA) list of Undergraduate Research Internships
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships
International Business Machines (IBM)
Genentech Internship Program
Discover Data Science (info and resources about data science and related internships)
Pathways to Science