Application Process

Applicants must complete the online application form, provide two references, and submit college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable, but official transcript will be requested if selected for the internship). References will be emailed a link to submit a recommendation letter. Applicants will receive an email notification when their references have completed the process. 

Applicants must create a login on and can revisit the application until it is ready to submit. Neither or the REU Program will use or share applicant’s information.

For questions, contact Dr. Margaret Sexton, the REU Program Coordinator, at

Important dates

All application materials (student application and two letters of recommendation) are due by TBA at 11:59 PM EST. Click here to apply.


Accepted applicants are expected to respond to their acceptance email in a timely manner. Interns will need to provide necessary information and documentation at the request of REU program staff in advance of their arrival to campus. Interns must work with REU program staff to make travel arrangements to and from campus. 

Interns are expected to dedicate their full attention to their research and academic requirements during the ten-week summer program, from the official program start date to the official end date. Interns are not permitted to have additional employment or take summer classes while participating in the REU program.

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