Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

*** Please note that the application period for the 2024 program has closed. ***

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

Interning at UF Scripps

The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute provides important, career-launching lab research opportunities for undergraduate students who want to experience biomedical research and gain exposure to the experience of a research-focused graduate student. Our campus has hosted the National Science Foundation’s REU-Research Experience for Undergraduates internship program for nearly 10 years. The program’s alumni have gone on to fulfilling STEM careers in academia and industry, with many pursuing doctoral studies in computational biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, structural and RNA biology.

Samuel Ramirez, SURF summer intern at UF Scripps, preparing to run experiments with his mentor, Sarah Dallo, graduate student.

The goals of The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute’s SURF program are to expose the next generation of scientists to the breadth of biomedical career opportunities, and to introduce them to the world-class quality of the graduate training program here. Our scientists are leaders in their fields who prioritize mentoring and education. We welcome students from underrepresented and underserved populations, including those who are the first in their family to go to college or who attend institutions with limited research opportunities.

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SURF Application Details

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Applying for the 2024 SURF Program

Next program dates – June 3 to August 9, 2024.The application period closed on Feb. 1, 2024. Graduating seniors, please explore our postbac training program. Reach out if you have questions.

More opportunities: Explore The Wertheim UF Scripps Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP).

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Undergraduate Internship Program Contact

Rosie Albarran Zeckler

Rosie Albarran Zeckler

MGR, Academic Support Srvcs
Phone: (561) 228-2994
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