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Summer Internships

Summer Internships in Biology

Off Campus Summer Research Undergraduate Programs 2018-2019

Will be listed in the Fall of 2018.



Mayo Clinic

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program 

Baylor College of Medicine

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research

Medical College of Wisconsin

Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine Dept of Microbiology and Immunology 

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).

University of Michigan Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research

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

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.

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 Ecological Society of America Career Center

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.


Marine Biology

Shoals Marine Laboratory >>
Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire offer summer internships and classes.

Shannon Point Marine Center

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Undergraduate Programs and Summer Fellowships

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Sea Grant –The Maryland Sea Grant Program, with support from the National Science Foundation

Mote Marine Laboratory >> 


Other Sources

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.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Idealist.org – Action without Borders

National Science Foundation (NSF) >>
The NSF is an independent government agency responsible for promoting scientific and engineering research experiences for undergrads.

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

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 workshops, 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.