Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program (UG-SRIP)

The Hampton University PREM UG-SRIP cultivates a new generation of undergraduate scholars, particularly from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantage students, from both 2-year (community colleges) and 4-year colleges and universities to pursue STEM- related research careers. The PREM UG-SRIP participants undertake a ten (10)-week paid, mentored research internships at Hampton University, Brandeis University and other Hampton PREM affiliated institutions. The program components include professional development seminars, GRE preparation workshops, communication skills development, mentorship and networking activities, and technical skills development.


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Program Goals 

  • To identify, recruit and nurture talented undergraduate students to pursue STEM research careers.
  • To link undergraduate students with STEM research scientists. Students will assess their interest in and aptitude for STEM research careers; engage in hands-on research to enhance their technical skills and scientific knowledge; and develop critical thinking skills.
  • To provide students with continuing support and resources in academic, and professional growth and development. 

Participant Eligibility 

  • Enrolled in or recent graduate from Hampton University, Brandeis University or Hampton
  • PREM affiliated institutions, particularly Virginia Community Colleges.
  • Be an undergraduate student from a racial or ethnic population underrepresented in STEM and/or from a disadvantaged background.
  • Have completed at least one semester of college-level program at the time of application.
  • Have demonstrated an interest and ability in science, an interest in pursuing a STEM career, and a commitment to obtaining graduate training in STEM field.
  • Be willing to complete all required formal oral and written reports; attend all UG- SRIP- sponsored seminars; and maintain good attendance and performance on required research projects. 


UG-SRIP Application Process:

  • The Hampton University PREM UG-SRIP Selection Committee will meet to review all complete applications received by the deadline date.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to an interview with committee members.
  • Students selected to participate in the program will be notified by telephone and mail.

Complete the formal application, including:

  • Personal Statement: describe interest in STEM research career (1-page limit).
  • Letter of Recommendation from a college/university faculty or administrator.
  • Letter of Recommendation from a collaborator on recent activity.
  • Scholarly Work: demonstrate your aptitude for STEM research career.
  • Copy of most recent College Transcript.
  • Copy of SAT/ACT/GRE/MCAT/DAT Scores.
  • Resume.

Application submission:

Submit all components of the application via (select one method):

  • Email to:
  • Mail or Fax to:
    Tira Jackson, M.B.A. Project Manager
    Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Department of Engineering

    Hampton University
    Olin Engineering Building – Suite 318L
    Hampton, Virginia 23668

    Phone: (757) 728-6047
    Fax: (757) 728-6972