Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

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The Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program brings together innovative undergraduate student minds from The University of Texas at Austin and prestigious universities across the country to research significant energy topics with world-class faculty members.

Interns receive an insider’s look at graduate-level work conducted at UT PGE, home to the No. 1 petroleum engineering graduate and undergraduate programs in the country according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition to participating in meaningful academic research, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and build strong relationships with their cohort. 

SURI is a rewarding 10-week in-person program, offering a $4,000 stipend for visiting students as well as covering travel, housing and a meal plan. For UT Austin students, the program offers a $5,000 stipend that doesn't include housing and meals.

SURI 2022
June 6–Aug. 12, 2022 

The application for the 2022 SURI program is now closed. Please check back for the 2023 application.

Applicants must meet all requirements below in order to be considered:

  • Have a 3.25+ GPA
  • Have taken at least 45 hours of credit at your current institution (AP credit does not count)
  • Not be a current freshman or a senior graduating in May 2022
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Fully committed to the 10-week program
  • Be majoring in engineering, geosciences, math or natural sciences
  • Be enrolled in a four-year institution

SURI is intended for students who have a strong desire to pursue a PhD or MS in petroleum engineering.