Off Campus Summer Research Undergraduate Programs 2015-2016
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.
Fellows gain experience in modern research techniques and plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. SURF introduces students to the kinds of projects encountered during postgraduate research training and fosters an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of answers to current questions in the biological sciences. At the end of the SURF Program, fellows present their research during a poster session.
In addition to laboratory research, fellows attend weekly seminars given by UT Southwestern faculty members. Informal discussions about careers in science and graduate training are also scheduled.
Approximately 85 fellows participate in the summer research program. Fellows are assigned to a laboratory and research project according to their previous training and research interests.
Research areas include: Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Integrative Biology, Mechanisms of Disease, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology.
Natural and biological sciences majors who have an interest in cancer intervention and prevention discoveries should apply to the SURF-Cancer Program.
Natural and biological sciences majors who have an interest in kidney disease should apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD) Program.
Physical science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, and chemistry majors should consider the Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program or the QP-SURF Chemistry Program.
Eligibility for SURF-Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or possess an F1 visa.
Criteria used in selection of fellowship recipients include: College grades, Relevant experience, Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in biological research, Career goals include pursuing Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree
Stipend-The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. This support is taxable. Details on local living accommodations will be provided when fellows are notified of their acceptance. If a fellow requires housing, then the costs will be covered by SURF; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses.
How to Apply for SURF-To apply for 2016 SURF, please complete the online SURF 2016 Application. Within the application, you will need to upload your transcripts (official or unofficial) from each college you have attended.
Require are two letters of recommendation, which can come from mentors, teachers, employers, or advisers. Letters should discuss the applicant's scientific and intellectual abilities, previous training and experience, and potential for a career in research.
Please have your recommenders to email the recommendation letters directly to Vanessa A. Powell. Email
If an electronic submission is not possible, the letters may be mailed from the recommender to:
UT Southwestern Medical Center
ATTN: Vanessa A. Powell, SURF Administrator
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9004
IMPORTANT: You must request the letter of recommendation from your recommenders and provide them the information on how to send their respective letter. The SURF Program will not contact your recommenders.
The deadline is February 9, 2016.
Housing-Housing needs for SURF students are coordinated through the SURF office. SURF students requiring housing will stay in a local hotel and be transported to and from the UT Southwestern campus daily. SURF participants with family or friends in the Dallas/Fort Worth area should plan to stay with them.
The Stowers Summer Scholars Program at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Each student participating in the Stowers Summer Scholars Program works on an independent research project under the direction of a principal investigator. The program offers Stowers Scholars the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for a full-time ten-week period. Topics include chromatin and regulation of gene expression; chromosome structure and cell division; computational biology, modeling and technology; developmental genetics and cell biology; developmental neuroscience; and stem cells and regeneration.
The Stowers Summer Scholars Program requires a ten-week commitment during the summer. Stowers Scholars spend the vast majority of their time in the laboratory. There they work on a research project while receiving guidance and supervision from the laboratory head or a senior member of the lab. All Scholars are required to attend weekly scientific seminars on an array of research topics. Other activities include a weekly lunch where Scholars can share ideas and discuss individual projects and experiments. At the completion of the program, Scholars present their work in an All-Institute poster session.
To be considered for the program, candidates should have completed one year of undergraduate studies with at least a 3.2 GPA (for international applicants, see our FAQs section). They should be enrolled in or just graduated from a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.
Each Stowers Scholar from the U.S. receives a $4,000 stipend and, if requested, is provided accommodations near campus. Travel to and from Kansas City is provided at the beginning and end of the program to non-Kansas City residents.
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research boasts a beautiful campus, a cafeteria, gym facilities, and an espresso bar. Amongst other things, Kansas City is well known for its barbecue, an expansive farmer’s market, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, which are within walking distance from the Institute. Summer festivals include a Shakespeare in the Park, First Fridays (Art galleries downtown are open to the public), Memorial Day concert, and more.
The program requires a full-time ten-week commitment. In 2016, applicants will participate during the following sets of dates:
The program requires a full-time ten-week commitment. In 2016, applicants will participate during the following sets of dates:
May 16 – July 22, 2016
June 6 – August 12, 2016
July 5 – September 9, 2016
Application materials are due on or before February 1, 2016 for the 2016 Stowers Summer Scholars Program.
A minimum of two letters of recommendation from advisors- see the Application Form for instructions
An official transcript
For more information, visit their website at: http://www.stowers.org/gradschool/scholars
Michigan State University Summer Research in Plant Genomics
Michigan State University is offering 10 week summer research in Plant Genomics May 22 – July 30, 2016.
This is full time for 10 weeks. Students should plan to be here for the entire 10 week program and work at least 40 hours per week. Students should not be enrolled in classes during the program; this is a fulltime position.
Michigan State University has a strong and vibrant plant sciences community with approximately 150 faculty members engaged in basic and applied research in a range of plant and photosynthetic microorganisms. This research spans the range of the plant science discipline and includes developing strategies to improve agricultural production and sustainability of food, ornamental and biofuel crops, investigation of ecological relationships, studies of plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, and examination of biological processes at the cellular, molecular and biochemical level.
Interns in the Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program will be embedded within a host lab and undertake a 10-week mentored research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member together with either a postdoctoral associate or graduate student mentor. Interns will participate fully in host lab events, including group meetings and activities with the aim of simulating life as a new graduate student. In addition, interns will attend seminars and networking events with MSU faculty and graduate students that will introduce them to diverse research projects and provide information regarding life in graduate school and careers within STEM. Interns will also attend a series of workshops designed to advance their professional development including, responsible conduct of research and research ethics, presentation skills, scientific writing, and GRE test taking strategies. Several social events will also be held that will facilitate interactions between faculty, graduate students and interns in plant sciences and with other internship programs that run concurrently with the Plant Genomics program. During the final week of the program, interns will present their research in poster format at the annual MIDSURE conference at MSU and also give oral presentations to the MSU plant science community.
Application requirements: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Students must be enrolled in a degree granting program with a relevant major and be entering their sophomore year or later. Students should not plan on taking any classes during the research program; these are full-time positions.
Participant support: Students will receive a stipend of $5250, housing and meals on campus, plus travel assistance.
Application deadline: Wednesday February 17th, 2016.
For more information and applications go to: https://plantgenomics.natsci.msu.edu/internships/undergraduates/
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Research Program
The summer Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) provides a unique opportunity for students from around the world to learn firsthand how to approach important questions in biological research. Students learn the scientific process, technical methods, theoretical principles, and communicating their discoveries to the scientific community. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10 week program, living and working in the exciting lab environment. Research areas include; bioinformatics and genomics, cancer biology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics and development, macromolecular structure, neuroscience, plant biology, and quantitative biology. URP participants receive full room and board and a $5000 stipend for the summer, June 13-August 13, 2016. Any matriculated college sophomore or junior with a strong academic background may apply. Apply online at https://campus.embarkapply.com/watson/urp/loginnew.aspx
Deadline for applications: online applications must be received before January 15th.
For more information go to, http://www.cshl.edu/Education/Undergraduate-Research.html
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP)
Starting on Monday, June 6 – Friday, August 12, 2016
Location- Harvard University, Cambridge & Boston, Massachusetts.
Each intern is placed, at the discretion of the program administrators, in one of Harvard’s 11 affiliated hospitals and research centers
Program Goals - The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP) provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. Interns are exposed to different professional options within the scientific arena through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Students present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium—a requirement of all program participants.
The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP) provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. Interns are exposed to different professional options within the scientific arena through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Students present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium—a requirement of all program participants.
Eligibility - This is an UNDERGRADUATE internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who express a strong interest in stem cell biology. Applicants may be from Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally. Harvard University will sponsor the visas for international students who are selected for this program. Previous research experience in a biological laboratory is highly desirable, but not required.
To Apply - The application cycle for summer, 2016, will likely open in December, 2015. Check back to this webpage for more details in late fall, 2015.
Stipend - A stipend of $4,500.00 will be provided, and this is intended to cover transportation and housing costs related to participation in this program. Students, especially international students with J-1 visa requirements, will require greater financial resources to support their time at Harvard. On-campus housing will likely be available at a cost to the participant of approximately $3,300.00. Kitchen facilities are NOT available during the summer. Participants may secure private housing (e.g., sublets) on their own. Meal plans are not available for HIP participants.
Questions? - Contact Maureen Herrmann, Administrative Director email@example.com
The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)
Program Dates: May 26th- August 1st, 2016 • Application Deadline: February 15th, 2016 • Applications will be available soon
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). This hands-on research program is designed primarily to give students from other colleges and universities a chance to experience the richness of research at UW–Madison.
As part of the program, students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary areas:
The eight disciplinary areas are connected through a seminar series highlighting major themes in biology, science writing, preparation for graduate school, and biological sciences careers. The major themes are:
pathways and transformations of energy and matter in biological systems
information flow, exchange and storage in biological systems
structure and function
At the end of the program, students give an oral presentation of their research results and write a final research report that is published in a program journal.
Eligibility - Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years who have not graduated before the program begins, have a grade point average of at least 3.0, and strong interest in a career in biological research. Students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian, Native Alaskan or Native Pacific Islander OR who are from low-income homes OR who are the first in their family to attend college OR who attend small liberal arts institutions without broad research facilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Procedure - The application will be available on this web site sometime in November. All application materials are due on February 15! Please visit the IBS-SRP Application section for more information.
Financial Support - There are no fees or tuition costs. The program provides a $6,000 stipend, full support for travel, housing, health insurance (if needed), and a partial food allowance. Students also have access to campus libraries and facilities.
Research Areas - The range of biological research areas in which students may participate is quite extensive. Applicants are encouraged to learn about faculty doing research in their areas of interest, and identify their top choices for potential mentors in the application. For examples of past student research, see the history page.
Selection and Placement - Selection and laboratory placement of students will take place in January, February, and March. Applicants who are not placed will be notified by the end of April.
Contact - Program Director, Dr. Amber Smith
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
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, and protein targeting, tumor immunology, immunotherapy, and transplantation biology, genomic integrity and human cancer genetics, drug development, drug resistance, and clinical therapeutics, chemical biology and structural biology, computational biology. Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4000 and housing. Four exceptional students will be selected and named “Rubin and Sarah Sharps Scholars.”
The program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks. Students interested in applying to the program can find the application on www.sloankettering.edu
The deadline for submission of all applications materials is February 1st. Applicants will be notified of a decision by March 15.
Notre Dame Environmental Research Center
The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center is offering 2 summer research programs UNDERC-East May 16 – July 22 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and UNDERC-West June 4 – August 12 in Montana. These programs promote understanding of field biology and how field research is conducted through 10 weeks in the wilds. The UNDERC-East is open to 28 sophomores / juniors from any college/university. From the UNDERC-East class, 8 students (juniors or seniors) are selected for UNDERC-West. Each summer, you receive three – credits along with tuition, housing, travel between the Notre Dame campus and the site, and a 3500 stipend.
Applications and further information can be found online >>
Application deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015.
Preference is given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences.
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 excellent 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 Center for Vocation and Career 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.