Physics

What can you do with a Major in Physics?

Undergraduate Opportunities

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
REUs allow undergraduates to conduct paid scientific research projects in a variety of disciplines around the world.
     Website updated infrequently, use general internet search for up-to-date positions
     Example Search: REU astronomy summer

Compilation of Physics Internships
List of internships for physics and astronomy for undergraduates.  Website maintained by the Carleton College.

Compilation of Physics Internships
List of internships for physics and astronomy for undergraduates.  Website maintained by the Purdue Univeristy.

Compilation of Astronomy & Physics opportunities
List of internships for physics and astronomy for undergraduates.  Website maintained by the University of Iowa.

New York Space Grant (NYSG) Consortium
The New York Space Grant (NYSG) Consortium supports undergraduate research opportunities in space-related fields with various programs. Each year, undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research during the summer and/or throughout the year in on-going projects sponsored by NASA. Summer internships are offered at Cornell and NYSG institutions including Barnard College, Clarkson University, Colgate University, Columbia University, Syracuse University, and others. Also lists other non-consortium opportunities.

Department of Energy Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills.

Space Telescope Science Institute, John Hopkins
The Space Astronomy Summer Program is open to students from the US and other countries, at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study, but with preference to junior and seniors.

California Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.  Open to non-Caltech students.  Stipend.

Carnegie Institution of Washington Intern Program
Summer internship program is to provide eligible undergraduate students with a participatory introduction to scientific research.

Center for Adaptive Optcs Internship Programs
The CfAO Research Internship Program offers community college students and undergraduates from four-year universities an opportunity to get involved in CfAO research.  Most opportunities in California, but some elsewhere.  Some internships reserved for Hawaii residents.

German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science and Engineering Program (RISE)RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 1.5 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance.

Other astronomy opportunities may be on the CRC’s Physics Internships, Part-Time & Summer Jobs page.  Also check with the Astronomy department.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Career Search Database
AIP Career Network Web
American Institute of Physics Careers for Physicists
American Physical Society
Careers in Science and Engineering
Careers Using Physics
Gradschool Shopper.com: Graduate Programs in the physical sciences and Engineering
PhDs.org
Physicists and Astronomers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Physics Jobs Online
Science Careers
Science Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Teacher-Postsecondary from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
The American Astronomical Society
The Scientist's Employment Network

General Resources
AIP Career Network Web
American Institute of Physics Careers for Physicists
Careers in Science and Engineering
Careers Using Physics
PhDs.org
Physicists and Astronomers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Physics Jobs Online
Science Careers
Science Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Teacher-Postsecondary from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
The American Astronomical Society
The Scientist's Employment Network
 

Societies and Organizations
American Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Physical Society (APS)
Physical Society of Germany (DPG) (In German)
Euro-Asian Physical Society
European Physical Society
The Institute of Particle Physics, Canada (IPP)
Physical Society of Japan 
JAHEP Japan Association of High Energy Physicists (In Japanese)
Foundation for High Energy Accelerator Science
Institute of Physics (UK)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Compilation of Astronomy Societies