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Undergraduate Opportunities

Research Interns in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Students from UCSB and other colleges and universities around the country pursue research projects under the supervision of MRL faculty and researchers. Both summer and school year internships are available.


California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
UCSB science undergraduates from under-represented groups participate in summer and school year research projects.


Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships (CISEI)
The MRL and the International Center for Materials Research host an NSF REU site to send US undergraduate science and engineering majors to 10-week summer internships at our international partner institutions. Students from our international partner institutions complete research internships at UCSB; international students should apply through their home university.


Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)
Students from Jackson State University and the University of Texas at El Paso participate in mentored research internships at UCSB through this NSF-funded partnership. The PREM and RISE internship programs are run concurrently and PREM interns should apply through the RISE program.