Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

Undergraduate student working in a lab

The University of Texas at Austin Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program runs from June 5 to Aug. 11, 2023. SURI brings together innovative undergraduate minds from prestigious universities across the country to UT PGE to research hot 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 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition to building strong relationships with their cohort, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and participate in meaningful academic research. Previous research projects have included work in these diverse areas:

  • Computer-generated modeling of subsurface fluid flow
  • Critical mineral resource mapping and recovery
  • Hydrogen storage simulation and databases
  • Natural gas turbo-expanders
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Electrical properties of rocks
  • Gas hydrates in the Arctic
  • Subsurface data analytics and convolutional neural networks

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

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 in spring or summer 2023
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Fully commit to the 10-week program
  • Be an engineering, geosciences, math or natural sciences major
  • Be enrolled in a four-year institution

SURI is intended for students who have a strong desire to pursue a PhD or MS in an energy-related field.