The SRI (Summer Research Institute) is a 10-week program for Barnard students to conduct scientific research in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Physics, or Psychology during the summer. You can work with faculty at Barnard, Columbia, elsewhere in the city, and beyond.
Many universities have Research for Undergraduates (REU) programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). These are paid opportunities for students from across the U.S. to participate in mentored summer research, typically for a 8 to 10-week program. A list of programs funded by NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Division is at https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5049. Deadlines range, but many are in January. Most programs are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but some are open more broadly. Most programs are open to current juniors and sophomores.
Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES)
Summer 2020 research opportunity in computational and data science for undergraduate students:
Paid 10-week internship for undergraduate students at Michigan State University. Research areas include: computational chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, astrophysics, topological data analysis, machine learning, climate science, remote sensing and image processing. Funding provided for round-trip travel to MSU, accommodation and meal plan. Participants receive a stipend ($600 per week).
Outreachy provides internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely, and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three month internship. Interns have a $500 USD travel stipend to attend conferences or events.
Interns work with experienced mentors from FOSS communities. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.
Applications for the May to August 2020 round will open on January 22.
The Barnard Dean of Studies (DOS) Office is seeking current Barnard students to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning program. DOS Peer Tutors are paid $16.50/hour, for anywhere between two and eight hours per week (depending on your availability and demand for tutors in your area), to meet individually or in small groups (no more than three students) with fellow students who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service.
Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, but other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.
Successful completion of the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) that you are applying to tutor in
Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required
Empathy, Patience, Clarity, and Kindness
Commitment to academic integrity
Good academic and disciplinary standing in the College
Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or second-semester First-Year status