SAO Summer Intern Program


The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is once again offering 10 exciting ten-week summer research internships through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. SAO’s REU internships bring students to Cambridge to work on the cutting edge of astrophysics, analyzing data from many of the world’s foremost observatories. Research topics include but are not limited to exoplanets, stellar physics, star formation, black holes, cosmology, galaxies, galaxy evolution . . . and many others!

For more information or to apply online, go to by January 31, 2018. Applicants must be undergraduates who are also U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Our interns will live rent-free in Harvard campus housing and receive a stipend of $500/week. We will also cover domestic travel expenses to attend the Seattle AAS meeting in 2019 to present your research!