Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a summer internship program that takes place on The University of Texas at Austin campus for undergraduate students interested in research in psychology and who are currently attending a college or university in the state of Texas. The program provides hands-on research experiences, training in experimental design, and an introduction to a network of scholars in the field of Psychology.

We strongly encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply, especially those from institutions with few or no research opportunities. No previous research experience is necessary, but applicants are expected to have a strong interest in psychological research as well as a strong academic background.

Students who are accepted into the SURE program will be involved in all aspects of the research process, increasing the student’s knowledge about, and enthusiasm for, laboratory and field work in psychology.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain changes need to be made to the SURE program for 2020. The the entire program will occur virtually. No in-person seminars or research positions will be available during the program. For those accepted into the program, details will be sent about the specifics of how virtual participation will occur. 

SURE students 2019

2019 SURE students and staff


Contact SURE Program Coordinator Dr. Marlone Henderson:

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Applications for Summer 2020 will be accepted beginning February 4, 2020.
The deadline is May 1, 2020.

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