Undergraduate Research/Career Opportunities


At the University of Pittsburgh, undergraduates have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship and creative experiences with faculty who are leaders in their fields. As members of a top public research university, Pitt undergraduates can choose to engage in a variety of research experiences across schools, disciplines and academic settings. Experience-based learning that complements classroom learning allows Pitt undergraduates to develop mentoring relationships with faculty, gain critical skills, clarify life goals and strengthen career aspirations. Active participation in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors strengthens a sense of belonging to the University and provides an intellectual and social community for undergraduates. For more information on opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh visit their Undergraduate Research page. Visit the AMS REU page for more information on research opportunities available outside the university.

Upcoming Research Opportunities:

DRUMS: Directed Research for Undergraduates in Mathematics and Statistics

The Mathematics and Statistics Departments of North Carolina State University invite qualified applicants for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program that pairs mathematics and statistics students for interdisciplinary summer research projects. Proposed projects span applications in applications including disease modeling (COVID-19), physiology, imaging, and extreme weather events; using tools from linear algebra, partial differential equations, probability, sensitivity analysis, parameter inference, optimization, and machine learning.  In addition to the technical aspects of the program, students also receive a background in useful auxiliary skills like mathematical programming, writing reports in LaTeX, applying for graduate school, and preparing scientific presentations. Details of this program and a list of projects can be found at https://math.sciences.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/drums/

The DRUMS program will use a hybrid format in which some students will work at NCSU and some will participate remotely for 10 weeks during summer and during the 2021 fall semester.  Formal summer activities will be May 24th – August 1st, with arrival on 23rd.  The work during the fall semester will be conducted online via zoom. The time commitment for this part of the program will be approximately 5 hours per week including a 1h weekly remote meeting.

We encourage students of all backgrounds to apply.  This includes students who might have nontraditional mathematical and/or statistical training, or who are just beginning their mathematical studies.

Students will need to submit a curriculum vitae/resume, a transcript (unofficial is fine), and two reference letters. In addition, students will need to submit a one-page personal statement. One letter should list a local faculty member who is willing to serve as a contact to NCSU faculty (the contact person is needed to help coordinate activities during the fall semester). The personal statement should include the reason(s) why you wish to participate in the DRUMS REU at NCSU.

 Due to restrictions from NSF and NSA, our program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents, and participants must be undergraduate students at the time of participation.

Students will receive a stipend in the amount of 6,000 USD for the 10 weeks, housing, a partial meal allowance, and travel support up to 500 USD per student to cover transport to and from NCSU.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins February 15 and will continue until all slots are filled. Please apply at https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/1054

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer 2021: Patterns and PDEs

Location: Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Dates: June 21 - August 6, 2021
Faculty mentors: Paul Carter (University of Minnesota), Arjen Doelman (Leiden University)
Website: http://www.math.umn.edu/~pcarter/reu.html
Application deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021
This REU is scheduled for the seven week period June 21 - August 6, 2021 to take place at Leiden University. Research projects will focus on the study of nonlinear waves and pattern formation, using the theory of dynamical systems and partial differential equations.
We expect to fund at least two students for this program. To participate, students must be US citizens or permanent residents, and must have not yet completed their undergraduate degree by summer 2021. Selected students will receive a stipend of $4,200 plus up to $2,000 towards round trip airfare as well as accommodation. We encourage applications from women and groups traditionally underrepresented in mathematics.

We intend to conduct the program at Leiden University; however, if travel restrictions persist, or if international travel is deemed unsafe or inadvisable for summer 2021, the program will be conducted virtually.
Applications should be submitted via MathPrograms.org: https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/1048

Study Abroad

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics -- https://www.budapestsemesters.com

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education -- https://bsmeducation.com

Math in Moscow program -- https://www.mccme.ru/mathinmoscow/

External Opportunities in Mathematics

Summer 2021 Opportunites:

Ross Mathematics Program

We are looking for math graduate students or upper division undergraduates who have taken a college course in Abstract Algebra and are familiar with some elementary number theory. Counselors also need strong social skills to enable them to take leading roles in supervising and guiding teenagers.

The 2021 Ross Program will be an intensive, six-week, online math camp for high school students who are deeply interested in mathematics. Students take a proof-based Number Theory course that involves challenging daily problem sets. Each Ross counselor supervises a small group of students, grading their written work and providing advice on proof-writing and problem-solving. Counselors are also participate in more advanced math classes, and have opportunities to present their own informal math lectures.

The 2021 Program will be online for 6 weeks: Sunday June 27 - Friday August 6, 2021.

Ross Counselors receive a base salary of 3000 USD. There will be opportunities for additional pay as extra tasks arise.

Visit https://rossprogram.org/counselors/ for further information about this job.

Job offers will be made during the first few months of 2021.

Apply To Be a Ross Counselor


Careers, Jobs, and Internships in Mathematics