Research

Getting Involved as an Undergrad

Viterbi Research Programs for Non-USC Students


USC Viterbi SURE

  • The USC Viterbi Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to spend 8 weeks at USC Viterbi School of Engineering participating in cutting-edge research projects under the supervision of Viterbi faculty and PhD students. 
  • Students receive a stipend of $5200, plus campus housing, travel to and from Los Angeles, and health insurance. 
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or DACA recipients located in the U.S. are eligible to apply. 
  • Additional benefits include professional development seminars on topics such as conducting literature reviews, delivering effective presentations, designing technical posters, best practices in research, writing scientific abstracts, applying to PhD programs, and more.
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USC-Amazon SURE

  • The USC-Amazon SURE program focuses on undergraduate students historically underrepresented in STEM and allows participants to work in an academic-industry collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence, computer science and engineering, and robotics.
  • Students receive a stipend of $5200, plus campus housing, travel to and from Los Angeles, and health insurance. 
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or DACA recipients located in the U.S. are eligible to apply. 
  • Additional benefits include post program engagements, industry exposure, professional development seminars on topics such as conducting literature reviews, delivering effective presentations, designing technical posters, best practices in research, writing scientific abstracts, applying to PhD programs, and more.
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USC-PCC SURE

  • Summer research opportunity for Pasadena City College students approved by PCC MNT Education Center leadership, who are looking to do research at USC Viterbi.
  • Students receive a stipend of $3,000 directly from PCC along with social activities involved throughout the program. 
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or DACA recipients located in the U.S. are eligible to apply. 
  • Additional benefits include professional development seminars on topics such as conducting literature reviews, delivering effective presentations, designing technical posters, best practices in research, writing scientific abstracts, applying to PhD programs, and more.
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Published on November 5th, 2021

Last updated on September 28th, 2022