Undergraduate Internships

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

Interning at UF Scripps

UF Scripps Biomedical Research 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 UF Scripps 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 at UF Scripps Biomedical Research. 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.


Application Details

SURF/REU Program Details

Here are the program details for SURF/REU at UF Scripps Biomedical Research.

Intern Jessica Camacho with her mentor, Michalina Janiszewska, Ph.D.

SURF/REU Admission Guidelines

Your application should include your unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement and resume.

SURF intern Adrian Gonzalez shows his poster to his mentor, professor Courtney Miller, Ph.D.

SURF/REU Eligibility

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Cheryl Quartey presents her poster on the final day of her summer internship at UF Scripps.

Application Information

Applications for the 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Program are open!

The application period closes on Feb. 15, 2023, just before midnight. Reach out if you have questions.


SURF Program Contact

Rosie Albarran Zeckler

Rosie Albarran Zeckler

MGR, Academic Support Srvcs
Phone: (561) 228-2994
Mailing Address:
120 SCRIPPS WAY
JUPITER FL 33458