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 UT 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. The rewarding 10-week virtual program also offers a $5,000 stipend for students. 

All requirements below must be met 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 the May before SURI starts
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Fully commit 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.