Summer Programs in Mathematics and Statistics
Opportunities at Smith
Students may work during the summer on mathematical projects under the direction of a member of the department. The projects vary from mathematical research (usually juniors and seniors) to assisting professors on publishing projects.
SURF @ Smith
There are opportunities to undertake a paid 10 week summer research project in math at Smith. This can be a very rewarding experience. If you are interested, ask your professors for possibilities. Possible projects are announced in December/January.
In addition to opportunities at Smith, there are many research experience for undergraduates (REU) programs across the country you can apply for:
Programs for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
This program combines paid summer research assistantships at federal statistical agencies in Washington, D.C. and ongoing educational seminars in survey research.
SIBS offers a comprehensive summer training course on Biostatistics for undergraduates to help address a growing imbalance between the demand and supply for biostatisticians.
From their website:
"...No matter where discovery takes place, IBM Researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. Our global network of scientists work on a range of applied and exploratory research projects to help clients, governments and universities apply scientific breakthroughs to solve real-world business and societal challenges."
This residential summer institute in Park City, Utah offers an intensive, three-week program for undergraduates in mathematics. See their website for details on particular areas of mathematics being covered.
The NSA offers a variety of internships in the mathematical sciences and applied fields, including cryptanalysis and computer science.
Teaching and Counseling Assistantships
Although for motivated middle and high school students, these programs are in need of teaching assistants and counselors. Visit their websites for requirements and applications.
- Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
- Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
- Summer Institute for Mathematics at the University of Washington
- AMS listing of summer math camps and programs
Microsoft offers internships in a variety of fields, which has led to employment for at least one Smith mathematics major.
The Bureau offers internships in a variety of fields, including mathematical analysis and information technology.