Internships for Undergraduate Students


The SURF program entails a 10 week Summer Undergraduate Research experience at the University of Florida. Prospective Ph.D. students for the University of Florida for the fall 2019 term will be considered for SURF.  Participating Colleges include the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. SURF provides the opportunity to work with a premier faculty adviser and a senior Ph.D. student mentor. Students will engage in research and spend in depth time furthering their path to applying and enrolling in a Ph.D. program at the University of Florida.   All participants will receive preferred Ph.D. admission and fellowship offers provided they have a successful summer experience and maintain their level of high academic performance through the completion of their bachelor’s degree. All costs for SURF participants are paid by UF including room and some board, a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip flights/mileage to Gainesville, summer workshops, social events/activities and a GRE test prep course.

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UFTI regularly provides opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved in its various programs and activities.  Such programs operate throughout the year.  If you have an interest in funded research opportunities for undergraduate students please contact Dr. Siva Srinivasan at


The Transportation Research Internship Program (TRIP) provides undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to learn about transportation engineering and to participate in cutting-edge research projects along with faculty and graduate students. The experience is valuable for students interested in pursuing advanced studies and/or a career in the field of transportation engineering. Students from other discipline areas such as mathematics and urban planning, including other engineering majors (industrial and systems engineering, computer science engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering) are welcome to apply, as the skills gained in these areas play an important role in transportation. The paid internship runs from May to August each year, and students are expected to work 20-30 hours per week. Students can pursue their internship at any one of the eight universities within the STRIDE consortium.

The application deadline for this program is Wednesday, March 14, 2016.  For additional information and to apply, visit: TRIP 2016 Application.