Off Campus Summer Research/ Internship Opportunities for the 2013-2014 year will be posted in the fall of 2013.
Off Campus Summer Undergraduate Programs 2013-2014
University of Cincinnati
There is a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati – the National Science Foundation – sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Sensory Ecology. Their program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution and is directed at understanding how animals sense and respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. Research will be conducting over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology. This is a 10 week program from June 2- August 8, 2014. Stipend is $5000 plus dorm and meal expenses. The application deadline is March 15, 2014. Students can apply online. Their website is http:/www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/biology/undergrad/REU.html
Loyola University of Chicago - Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Loyola University of Chicago Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics offers 10 weeks of intensive practical laboratory research experience mentored by primary and joint faculty members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Awardees will attend selected seminar by guest speakers, weekly lectures on basic concepts in pharmacology presented by faculty as well as laboratory meetings and journal clubs. Students are also expected to prepare a report detailing their project, written in collaboration with their faculty mentor. At the end of the fellowship, each student will provide an oral presentation of their work to the Department. Fellows that provide a substantial contribution to a promising project, will have an opportunity to compete for funds provided by the American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASPET) to support their travel to the 2014 ASPET meeting to be held in April in San Diego, CA. This summer research fellowship is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience, particularly when research opportunities in the students’ own college or university are limited.
Applications for the fellowship award are open to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in research. The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics is seeking motivated students who have finished their sophomore or junior year in college, or those who have recently graduated from college and are exploring research as a career choice. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.
STIPEND: $4,000.00 will be provided by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics for room, board or travel allowance as the student chooses.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a baccalaureate program or equivalent in the Fall 2013 term.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:01 a.m. March 7, 2014
NOTIFICATION DATE: First week in April, 2014
PROGRAM SESSION: May 27 - August 1, 2014
Students enrolled in a college or university following the quarter system may delay starting the fellowship program until their own program is finished, but must complete 10 full weeks
Applications must include: Transcript of credits, two letters of recommendation, an essay of 200 words indicating how this experience would help them achieve their career goals
Send all applications materials to:
Dr. Karie Scrogin, Ph.D
Discover Pharmacology Program
Loyola University Chicago
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153
Visit their home page: http://www.stritch.luc.edu/pharmacology
Shannon Point Marine Center
The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site will support independent, supervised research on the part of eight undergraduates in 2014. Student support includes a $4500 stipend plus a $567 food allowance, a travel allowance and housing at SPMC for the nine-week session June 24-August 22. Students work with faculty supervisors in designing and conducting projects and in developing written and oral reports at the conclusion of the session. General research themes include studies on productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; and chemical ecology.
Students who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study will receive preference; only those receiving their degree after August 17, 2014 are eligible.
Applicants should submit the on-line form, a statement describing their general background and interests in pursuing a research experience, undergraduate transcripts, and one letter of reference by February 15, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information on the program and SPMC is available at www.wwu.edu/spmc/reu.shtml
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). As part of the program students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary areas: biochemistry/biophysics, bioenergy, cellular & molecular biology, computational biology and biostatistics, ecology, plants, & environmental systems, molecular & environmental toxicology, neurobiology, virology.
Eligibility – applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years who will still be students over the summer, have a grade point average of at least 3.0, and strong interest in a career in biological research.
Financial support – there are no fees or tuition costs. The program provides a $5,750 stipend, full support for travel, housing, health insurance (if needed), and a partial food allowance. Students also have access to campus libraries and facilities.
Deadline for applications – February 15, 2014.
For further information please visit their website at: www.biology.wisc.edu/ibssrp
Questions: Contact Dr. Lucas Moyer-Horner, email@example.com or 608-890-4537
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate student fellows.
Qualifications -Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may apply. They must also be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.
Application Process-The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The application is available at: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc.
To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to CDCrpp@orau.org by January 17, 2014. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2014-0004 LS in all communications.
For further information contact -Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov.
Harvard Forest Summer Research
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program: May – August (11 weeks)
They seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country.
Summer Projects focus on:
- Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species
- Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
- Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges
- Conservation Management
- Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change
Students are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the 11‑week session (May to August). Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided.
Visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu for details.
Deadline for Applications is the first Friday in February.
The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville
Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. The broad focus is on Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems. The team of REU faculty represent multiple modern scientific disciplines including cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and computational biology. They especially encourage rising sophomores and rising junior undergraduate science majors to apply. Underrepresented minorities, women, and first generation college students are also strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. The program runs from May 26 – August 1, 2014.
Application deadline: February 28, 2014. Each Fellowship will include a $5,000 stipend as well as an allowance for cost of living, travel (up to $500), and research supplies.
More information and on-line applications are available at our web site at: http://web.bio.utk.edu/bcmb/summer/reu.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan State University Summer Research in Plant Genomics
There is a summer undergraduate research opportunity at Michigan State University, Plant Genomics. Research at Michigan State University extensively utilize genomic approaches in model plant and microbial organisms to improve our understanding of plant biochemistry, cellular and developmental biology. Students receive a stipend of $5000 plus room and board on campus. Students must be entering their junior or senior year, have declared a relevant major, and be able to attend the full 10 weeks (May 19 – July 25, 2014) of the program. These are full-time positions. Application deadline: February 12, 2014. Applications are available at: www.plantgenomics.msu.edu Questions? Email email@example.com
The University of Iowa Department of Microbiology
The University of Iowa Department of Microbiology invites qualified undergraduate students in microbiology and other biological sciences to apply to their Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology. The program begins on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and ends on Friday, August 1, 2014. Eligibility for this program - students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and who will have by June 2014 completed their sophomore or junior year towards a bachelor’s degree in a biological science. Disabled students, underrepresented minority students and disadvantages students are especially encouraged to apply. Each student will receive a $5000 stipend plus a food allowance. The program also pays for housing in a University of Iowa dormitory. Funds are also available for travel to and from Iowa City and for 2 semester hours of academic credit. For more information please visit their website at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer/
Application deadline is February 15, 2014.
Summer REU in Microbiology at Iowa
Department of Microbiology
The University of Iowa
3-403 Bowen Science Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1109
The Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University
The Chicago Botanic Garden is currently seeking applications for over 85 paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey. The CLM Internships are primarily located in one of 13 western states, including Alaska! Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous, including a stipend paid every two weeks, totaling $11,900 over 5 months and an all-expenses paid, week long training workshop. For more information please visit their website www.clminternship.org
Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation - The Plant Biology and Conservation (PBC) Graduate Program is a collaboration between Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. PBC students have the option of completing a CLM internship as part of a research thesis-based or internship-based MS degree. For more information please visit their website at www.plantbiology.northwestern.edu
The Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Areas of research include: Developmental biology and genetics, signals and pathways involved in the control of cell proliferation, cell-cell interactions, adhesion, protein targeting, tumor immunology, immunotherapy, transplant biology, genomic integrity and human cancer genetics, drug development, drug resistance, clinical therapeutics, chemical biology and structural biology, and computational biology.
Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4000 and housing. They invite domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks. Applications and further information can be found on their website www.sloankettering.edu Deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1st.
Loyola University Chicago, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago is offering a 10 week research internship in molecular microbiology, immunology or virology. A stipend of approximately $3000 will be offered to qualified candidates. All application materials must be received in their office by February 15, 2014. For more information visit their website at http://www.stritch.luc.edu/lumen/deptwebs/microbio/summer/details.php
APS (American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
Attached is a listing of undergraduate summer research fellowships offered by the American Physiological Society. The deadline for applications is either February 1st or the 15th depending on which fellowship you apply for. Stipends range from $3500 - $4000! For more information, please see the attached file, and go to their website listed on the file.
DeBakey Summer Surgery Program at Baylor College of Medicine
Participants in the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program practice surgical techniques. The Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program encourages the development and interest of well-qualified undergraduate students who are considering a medically oriented career. The program provides students with an opportunity to work with faculty, surgical residents, medical students, and nurses in various teaching hospitals. Students become familiar with the hospital environment, the operating room, and the lifestyle of a surgeon. They are expected to become an integral part of their surgical teams by participating in rounds, surgery, and conferences. Students selected for the eight-week program which begins in the middle of June are assigned a surgery faculty mentor who they work closely with during the program. Each participant is also assigned a surgery faculty member at a specific institution:
The faculty members practice General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, or Cardiothoracic Surgery.
The students begin each day with early morning rounds. Most mornings are spent in the operating room, with clinic and/or conferences in the afternoon. Although night call is not expected, long hours are not unusual. Participants begin the program with an extensive orientation, including an anatomy course and an orientation on "scrubbing in" and sterile technique. Read about one Houston Baptist University student's experience in the program. HBU News >>
There is no stipend or housing provided. The deadline for applications is January 3rd.
If you have any questions, please contact the Surgery Education Office at 713-798-6078, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative & Computational Biology
JUNE 9 – AUGUST 8, 2014 (9 weeks)
Each summer, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute >>, the Department of Molecular Biology >>, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics >>, the Genentech Foundation >> and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research >> provide intensive laboratory research experiences to a select group of undergraduates chosen from a nationwide pool. Each student joins a world-class research group—headed by a Faculty member >> and carries out an original research project. Participants are immersed in a culture of close collaboration with other undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and thereby experience first-hand what it is like to be a scientist. Other highlights of the program include:
- research discussion groups (learn to analyze and present data)
- faculty forum (attend weekly seminars given by Princeton Faculty)
- poster session (present your research to respected scientists)
- career forums (interact with former program participants)
Over 77% of former participants have since pursued degrees in PhD, MD, or combined MD/PhD programs.
Questions? Please feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Alison Gammie >>.
For Visiting Students
In addition to receiving a $4000 stipend, students are provided with housing in Princeton dormitories and are reimbursed for traveling >> expenses within budgetary limits.
We encourage applications from research-oriented undergraduates (1) whose participation will add to the diversity of researchers in the sciences, or (2) whose interests lie at the boundary between biology and the computational sciences including physics, chemistry, computer science and engineering, or (3) who are from institutions that do not have large research programs. Applicants must be current undergraduates, US citizens, permanent residents, or foreign undergraduates attending a US educational institution.
Interested students should submit an online application >> by February 1, 2014.
The application will be available October 1, 2013.
Application Contact Information: Laura Gallagher-Katz
UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Summer Undergarduate Programs
For the 21st consecutive year, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The goal of SURF is to give students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment. Areas represented are modern biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. In addition to research, SURF provides seminars, optional classes in Immunology and Genetics, social events, and an end-of-program poster session. They have increased the number of fellowships to 85. Further information and applications can be found on their website >> There is also another program Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program. This program will be accepting 10 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or chemistry. The goal in this program is to give students an intensive, research experience and demonstrate to students in the physical and quantitative sciences how their knowledge and skill sets are applied in a biomedical research setting. Further information and applications can be found at >">www.utsouthwestern.edu/QP-SURF >>
Both summer programs will run from June 2nd through August 8th, 2014.
Stipend is $4,000 housing will be covered by the program, but travel expenses will not be covered.
Application deadline is February 9th, 2014.
University of Notre Dame, Environmental Research Center
The University of Notre Dame, Environmental Research Center offers a Field Biology Program. Hands on field work, tuition, housing and travel paid, 3 credits and you get paid $3,500/summer. For more information, please go to their website >> at . Applications are available online >>
Application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2013.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, (CSHL’s) Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, (CSHL’s) Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in:
- Cancer Biology
- Plant Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Bioinformatics and Genomics
The URP program and its NSF REU component are administered by the Watson School of Biological Sciences >> and is designed to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research. Participants learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles, and scientific communication.
In addition to room & board on the beautiful 100-acre CSHL campus, URP students receive a $5,000 stipend.
Any matriculated college sophomore or junior with a strong academic background may apply.
Dates and Deadlines
The deadline for receipt of completed applications, including letters of recommendation, is January 15, 2014. Applications will not be reviewed if they are received after the deadline. Notification of application status will be sent to students by the end of March 2014. More information on the website >>
Mayo Clinic >>
Mayo Clinic offers students and new graduates a chance to gain quality career experience as interns. You will learn through daily, on-the-job interaction with colleagues and will become a valued member of the Mayo Clinic team.
Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research >> The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a unique opportunity for high school, college and graduate students to develop skills in scientific research. In this program, students receive hands-on experience while working with some of the leading scientists in the research laboratories at the NIH.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farm Research Campus >> Opened in 2006, HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, VA, where scientists pursue biology's most challenging problems in a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere. Chemists, physicists, computational scientists, and engineers work in close collaboration with biologists to tackle problems in neuroscience and imaging. At the interface of these two research areas are approaches to map the structure of neural circuits and monitor their function during animal behavior. Research at Janelia has yielded new insights >> in neurobiology as well as several new technologies in optical imaging, including new types of microscopy, proteins engineered to facilitate imaging of neural activity, and software to assemble 3D reconstructions of neural circuitry. Scientists at Janelia >> have the freedom and resources to pursue long-term projects of high significance and to assemble teams >> to enable transdisciplinary approaches to neuroscience. Opportunities at Janelia include:
Baylor College of Medicine >>
The Summer Medical and Research Training Program is for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. They encourage Ph.D. oriented candidates to apply. Up to 100 students are recruited for the SMART Program from across the nation. They offer nine paid weeks of biomedical related research in a broad range of areas.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research >>
CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in: Cancer biology, Neuroscience, Plant biology, Cellular and molecular biology, Genetics, and Computational biology.
National Science Foundation (NSF) >>
The NSF is an independent government agency responsible for promoting scientific and engineering research experiences for undergrads. Also check out the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates >> site which helps attract a diversified pool of talented students into research careers.
Medical College of Wisconsin >>The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides the opportunity for students to learn first-hand the potential of the biomedical sciences as an interesting and fulfilling career. This program is primarily intended for students interested in a PhD degree in biomedical sciences. They also encourage applicants interested in obtaining a dual degree (MD and PhD) to apply.
Rochester Institute of Technology This is an awesome website containing medical internships and also links to other biology related internships. (click on return to special interest group co-op/internship list).
AAMC Association of Medical Colleges has a web page listing internships for undergraduates.
Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center >> The following compilation features research internships in science or medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students. The compilation is organized by academic level and discipline and the programs are alphabetized according to the name of the sponsoring institution. For more information about a specific internship, please refer to the program’s website or contact the respective administrator.
*Note: This document is updated annually in the Fall. If you would like your program to be featured in this compilation, please contact Jennifer Anderson
Internships.com >> has thousands of listings of medical internships/jobs.
Best Medical Schools for Primary Care >>
Best Medical Schools for Medical Research >>
Top Health Care Management Programs >>
The Botanical Society of America >>This site lists links to career and employment opportunities in botany and related fields. Scroll down the page and find links to Other Botanical/Plant Related Employment Opportunities.
Purdue University Botany and Plant Pathology >>
Advancing and teaching the disciplines of Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science
Plant Biology & Conservation: From Genes to Ecosystems, REU >>
The Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) and Northwestern University (NU) collaborate to host a 10-week summer research experience in Plant Biology & Conservation.
Ecology and Environmental Studies
The Earthworks web site >>
A listing of ecology jobs and more!
The Ecological Society of America >> The Ecological Society of America posts job announcements that are submitted for advertisement on-line, as well as funding opportunities. These pages provide specific listings for individuals looking for internships, employment or additional funding to further their careers and research in ecology. Job seekers are also encouraged to visit their online career resources site for information about the field of ecology and to read profiles of ecologists, gain advice on applying to graduate school, learn about the many career paths options, and obtain additional links to help in finding an internship or job.
eco.ORG >> Their focus is helping quality job candidates looking for green jobs connect with eco-employers who care about the environment and have green jobs to fill.
The Society for Ecological Restoration International >>
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals and partner organizations from around the world who are actively engaged in the repair and recovery of degraded ecosystems utilizing a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets, and cultural perspectives. SER members include scientists, planners, administrators, consultants, indigenous peoples, landscape architects, teachers, artists, engineers, natural resource managers, farmers/growers, community leaders, and volunteers. Founded in 1987, SER now has members and partners in more than 60 nations with chapters and networks serving states, provinces and regions of North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia. SER is also working actively to expand its presence in Asia and Africa.
Career Center >> With more than 2,000 members in 70 countries, SER represents a wide range of organizations and individuals offering new career opportunities and professional development. To further our goal of connecting restoration job seekers of all levels, SER has partnered with JobTarget to develop the SER Career Center. An extension of our growing network of restoration professionals, the Career Center offers targeted career development opportunities for those interested in ecological restoration and related fields.
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory >> Offers programs for undergraduate and post graduate research. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the multitude of scientific activities at the field station.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center >>
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education.
Shoals Marine Laboratory >>
Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire offer summer internships and classes.
Shannon Point Marine Center >> The Marine Center at Western Washington University hosts two undergraduate programs that bring students from around the country to participate in educational and research activities: the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and the winter/spring Multicultural Initiative in Marine Science: Undergraduate Participation (MIMSUP). Western Washington University students participating in SPMC's academic courses and the graduate Marine and Estuarine Science Program also have the opportunity to conduct research projects.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Undergraduate Programs and Summer Fellowships >>
The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is often asked how students can prepare for careers in aquatic science. This site contains background and resources, such as career opportunities and scholarships >> that are available to help you to pursue your interest in aquatic science.
Lots of information!
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration >>
This website provides listings of various opportunities for undergraduate students interested in the atmospheric or oceanic sciences. NOAA encourages applicants studying in computer sciences, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, and business to look into these opportunities as well.
NOAA National Sea Grant Office >>
“Environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea Grant’s mission. Sea Grant is a nationwide network (administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]), of 30 university-based programs that work with coastal communities. The National Sea Grant College Program engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training, and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources.” A list of participating Sea Grant College programs with opportunities for internships or research.
NOAA Sea Grant –The Maryland Sea Grant Program, with support from the National Science Foundation >>
EACH SUMMER, the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers fourteen students the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay — the program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, engineering, physics, marine science and mathematics.
Mote Marine Laboratory >>
Mote Marine Laboratory, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1955 as a place “where people can learn more about the sea.” Today Mote, one of the few remaining independent marine research facilities in the United States, serves as a center for research, scientific collaboration, and public education focused on our marine environment. Mote has gained international recognition through the quality and diversity of its research conducted in over 50 countries by its multidisciplinary staff of recognized scientific research leaders. Unique to Mote is an adjacent public aquarium open daily with over 400,000 worldwide visitors annually and over 200 displays and educational programs originating from the Laboratory’s research.
Mote REU Program >>
InternMatch.com >> is a free listing resource that helps students find internship opportunities in all 50 states. InternMatch highlights paid and summer internships while having a leading list of start up and non-profit positions.
You can use Indeed >> the #1 job site to search for internships. On the Advance Search page under “Show jobs of type” click “internships” add any additional parameters to begin your search.
Internships.com Lists internships in the US and internationally.
Going Global >> opportunities for jobs and internships in countries around the world with its database updated daily.
Another Great Resource The Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University has an excellent website >> that lists links to internship websites listed according to biological interest.
Organization for Biological Field Stations >>
The Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS) is a collection of biological field station listings across the North American continent. OBFS also provides posts of current internship opportunities at any of these field station sites.
The Student Conservation Association >>
The SCA provides high school students, college students, and others with meaningful conservation service internships and volunteer opportunities in out National Parks, Forests, and other public lands. Each year, SCA members help to protect vital habitats, threatened wildlife, and other at-risk resources in out nation’s parks, forests, and urban green spaces. SCA claims “This unique experience instills an ethic of conservation and inspires lifelong stewardship that benefits our members, our society, and our environment. Our motto is: Enjoy adventure, gain experience, and make a difference.”
Association of Zoos and Aquariums >>
“Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of accredited zoos and aquariums in the areas of animal care, wildlife conservation, education and science. AZA is America's leading accrediting organization for zoos and aquariums and accredits only those institutions that have achieved rigorous standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation and science.” AZA’s job and internship search provides the latest information regarding opportunities in the field of animal studies.
Idealist.org – Action without Borders >>
Idealist is a project of Action without Borders that includes over 40,000 non-profit and community organizations in 165 countries. Students can search or browse a wide variety of internships and/or jobs by name, location, or mission. Idealist remains one of the top non-profit career centers on the Web.
Rochester Institute of Technology >> This is an awesome website containing medical internships and also links to other biology related internships.
USAJOBS is an organization for helping people find federal employment, including employment in the natural sciences. One can search the thousands of federal jobs and create a resume right on the website.
CUR-Council on Undergraduate Research >>
Registry of Undergraduate Researchers and Graduate Schools.
The Council on Undergraduate Research has initiated a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in the fields of Astronomy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geosciences, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology/Archaeology.
Wheaton College Career Development Center provides students with excellent resources. Their "menu" of services include career counseling, internship assistance, resume and cover letter critique, StrengthsQuest assessment tool, on-campus interviews, career events, fairs and worshops, resource library, online job postings, mock interviews, informational interview contacts, and networking opportunities.
Thinking about being a Science Teacher?
A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is available with a Biology major. A Combined Bachelor's/MAT program may be completed in six years and one summer. See the Education section in the catalog.
Free online dictionary >> with over 26,000 medical terms. >>