I am not going to go into specific details but I was accepted to and am considering between two opportunities for this summer. They run overlapping so it is impossible to do both.
The first option: 1 of 10 nationally selected for a 10 week REU (Research Experience Undergraduate) program at Ivy League school. Housing is paid for. Stipend provided. Meals are not provided. I have previously conducted research but the REU is in a field that is new to me.
The second option option: 1 of 3 or so selected for Summer Scholars Fellowship 14 week internship at national research lab in Washington DC. The director is looking into housing... 12.50/hour is rate of pay. Meals are not provided. The research directly aligns with my current field of research.
Please help - not sure what to do. Told second option about first option offer and they need a response ASAP or will offer fellowship to another undergrad.
Thanks so much!