Ends on February 16, 2019

Thank you for your interest in the MRL Summer Research Internship opportunity sponsored through the NSF REU program. 

The program started in 1983, and has  brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates in  the country to MIT for graduate-level materials research. A wide range  of project areas is available; see previous years' programs for example  projects. The application must be submitted by February 15, 2019.

Quick Facts

  • Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply
  • Program dates: June 16, 2019 - August 10, 2019
  • Stipend $6500 + round trip travel expenses up to $1000
  • Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than MIT, in September of 2019
  • Selection is based on application, academic history and recommendation letters
  • Application deadline : February 15, 2019
  • Awards will be announced on or shortly after: March 15, 2019
  •  Arriving late or departing early is not permitted. You must attend all program dates.  We work hard to create a program that immerses students in the local  environment and meets MIT's curricular standards. It is important for  students to be present for all aspects of the program.

The application is long but your responses will be auto saved. Please make sure to fill out all the  information. No incomplete applications will be accepted.


A recommendation letter is required from your each of your references (2). A link to submit a recommendation letter will be  automatically emailed to the people you provide emails for. Please make sure to notify  your references that they will be receiving an email from us and that  they will need to submit their recommendation letters electronically on their letterhead.


If you have any problems or questions with the registration form, please contact mit-mrl@mit.edu.


More information about the program can be found on our website mrl.mit.edu.