ID4 Outreach Areas

ID4 offers paid research internships and STEM experiences for students. Check out our programs for post-baccalaureate students, undergraduate/community college students, and K-12 students.

ID4 also offers a Visiting Fellows program for researchers at any stage in their career who want to come work with us short term.

Post-Baccalaureate Program

The post-baccalaureate program is a paid internship that provides participants a research experience in one of the ID4 research groups. Participants will be mentored on topics including applying to graduate school/fellowships and best practices as a research group member.

Research topics include:

  • Machine learning
  • Data visualization
  • Atomistic simulations
  • Continuum modeling
  • Materials synthesis
  • Materials characterization

Applications include:

  • Batteries/fuel cells
  • Photochemistry
  • Sustainable construction
  • Metamaterials
  • Thermoelectrics
  • CO2 separation

To apply: Please email a CV/resume and a paragraph describing your research interests to efreed@mines.edu

Undergraduate/Community College Programs

ID4 collaborates with existing Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs and other research programs at ID4 research group home institutions to provide additional summer research opportunities that are directed at ID4 research goals. Students will be paired with a professor and associated graduate student to conduct cutting-edge experimental or computational research. The following ID4 groups are currently accepting applications for undergraduate/community college research programs:

Application procedure: Please apply directly to the associated program.

Need tips on applying? Check out our webinar on how to apply for an REU program from Colorado School of Mines REU directors and alumni!

K-12 Programs

We are dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring the next generation of students in computational and experimental science. ID4 member institutions run local and national programs for K-12 students. For more information about each program, click on the links below:

Individual ID4 faculty also accept local high school students for paid and unpaid research experiences. If you are a high school student interested in working with a specific ID4 research group, please reach out to the ID4 faculty member directly.

Visiting Fellows Program

The Visiting Fellows Program serves to bring researchers from other universities/industry for extended, in-person collaborations. The goal of the Visiting Fellows Program is to foster new collaborations between ID4 and the broader scientific community; this can range from working with ID4 members on analysis of visiting fellow’s data to developing new algorithms or datasets collaboratively.

Please contact your desired host about working with them and then submit an application!


This is a paid internship program


Post-Baccalaureate Details

  • This is a paid internship program
  • You must have earned a Bachelor’s degree within the last two years (or be expecting to graduate by June 2023)
  • Open to both domestic and international students
  • Program length is 9-12 months
  • You will be expected to conduct research full-time
  • Rolling application
  • Start date is flexible

Community College Details

  • Programs are 8-12 weeks over the summer (depending on the program)
  • Applications are due in February or March
  • You will be provided with room and board at the hosting school
  • You will receive a travel allowance
  • You will receive a stipend

Visiting Fellows Details

  • Visits from 1 week to 2 months
  • Domestic or international participants at any stage in their scientific career
  • Up to $2,500 in travel/lodging can be reimbursed
  • Work with any ID4 team member

The Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design (ID4) is supported by the National Science Foundation through award #2118201

Director: Eric Toberer
Project Manager: Emily Freed