Mathematics and Statistics

Summer Opportunities

There are a variety of math-related summer opportunities for students. This page has information on three summer opportunity areas: REUs, internships, and teaching opportunities. You can also read comments from previous mathematics majors about their summer experiences on our new related Student Comments page. On Nov. 19, 2013, several students who participated in recent summer programs spoke to interested students about possibilities. A useful handout generated for that session can be found here: REU Handout 2013.pdf .

REU Research Projects:

REU stands for Research Experiences for Undergraduates. For an informal description and discussion of REUs, see the link \Is an REU for You?" near the top of the MAA's link of research links at:

http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/research.html

Note: NSF-funded programs are open only to US citizens and permanent residents.

Good sites to start searching for REU opportunities:

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/

(Click on \Search for an REU Site" and then on \Mathematical Sciences.")

http://www.ams.org/employment/undergrad.html or http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu

(Links to summer research programs and internships, as well as other information such as grad school advice, plus the direct REU link.)

http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/

(Links to study abroad programs, summer programs, and other useful information for math majors.)

The MASS program at Penn State (advanced courses in Fall semester; also has summer REUs):

http://www.math.psu.edu/mass/

See the undergraduate section on the SIAM student website for lists that include a variety of opportunities, often in applied mathematics:

http://www.siam.org/students/resources/fellowship.php

A few programs like those below don't require US citizenship:

REU Application Deadlines:

(usually) February. Be sure to check with the REU programs you are interested in. Usually two faculty recommendations are required, so you should ask your professors for letters as soon as possible.

Internships:

Math-related jobs at companies from Amazon.com to Xerox can be found at:

http://www.ams.org/employment/internships.html

Searchable database of science and math internships for undergrads:

http://www.jyi.org/SCC/internships.php

Statistics internships for undergraduates:

http://www.amstat.org/education/internships.cfm

Summer Teaching Opportunities:

The PROMYS program at Boston University hires undergraduates as counselors for an intensive math camp for bright high school students. Coursework in Math 250 and/or Math 350 preferred:

http://www.promys.org/

Other similar programs exist all around the county. For a longer list, see

http://www.ams.org/employment/mathcamps.html

(Note: Most of those websites are aimed at prospective students, not counselor/tutors. You will usually have to contact individual programs to apply to be a counselor.)

 

More Information:

For more information and other opportunities, see the (physical) bulletin board on the wall of Seeley Mudd between Rooms 202 and 203.

See also the long lists of links at:

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/mathematics/resources

http://www.ams.org/employment/undergrad.html

http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/

http://www.siam.org/students/