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Summer Internships in Biology

Wheaton College Science Division Summer Research

Students have opportunity to work with Biology faculty during the summer. Each summer the Science Division of Wheaton College provides opportunities for students to conduct funded research with Wheaton faculty members. Students work for 8-10 weeks during the summer conducting research with faculty mentors. They receive a stipend provided by various sources of funding to the College and free Housing provided through the College. For more information contact the Biology faculty for details.

Off Campus Summer Research Undergraduate Programs 2018-2019

  • Notre Dame Summer 2019 Field Biology Program UNDERC East and West. Stipend $5000 at East and $5500 at West. Application deadline: November 9th 2018. Website:
  • Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers a ten-week summer undergraduate research program beginning the first Monday in June with a stipend of $6,000 and housing, application deadline February 1. Website: https://www.sloankettering.edu/gerstner/summer-undergraduate-research
  • UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosts several undergraduate summer research fellowship programs (SURF) from June 3rd through August 9th, 2019. The stipend for the 10 week program is $4,000. If housing is required, the program will cover housing. Travel expenses are not covered.Deadline for the Amgen Scholars program is February 1st, 2019 and for all the rest of the programs February 9, 2019. Website: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/research-opportunities/surf/ 

  • Michigan State University is offering a 10-week summer research program in Plant Genomics. The program dates are from May 19 – July 27, 2019. This program provides high quality research and training experiences for undergraduates interested in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, bioinformatics, and computational sciences. Housing and meals are on campus and a $5750 stipend for the 10 weeks. Application deadline is February 11, 2019. For more information go to https://plantgenomics.natsci.msu.edu/

  • University of North Florida REU Program offers paid research training experiences in Coastal Biology to 10 undergraduate students during a 10-week period from late May through late July.  REU participants are paired with Coastal Biologists at UNF and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor’s expertise. Stipend of $5,500 over the 10-week period, Free housing in a UNF dormitory and meals, Support for transportation between UNF and their home institution. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2019. Visit their website at: http://www.unf.edu/coas/biology/coastal_biology/REU.aspx

  • University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has a summer field program where students earn college credit and gain a truly unique field and laboratory experience.  GCRL is located in picturesque Ocean Springs, MS where there are plenty of activities outside of class.  With the spring semester underway, it is time to register for the 2019 GCRL Summer Field Program.  To apply, students should visit the following URL: Usm.edu/GCRL-apply.  Classes are filled on a first come first served basis.  Apply early to secure a seat in the course of your choice. Application deadline is April 19, 2019.  For more information visit their website at http://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/index.php or by searching “GCRL Summer Field Program” on facebook.

  • Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a summer REU program. The theme of the research is disturbance ecology. Students will work at Lilley Cornett Woods, a field station with old-growth forest in eastern Kentucky, and in Daniel Boone National Forest. This is a 10-week program running from May 20 – July 26, 2019. Research projects for summer 2019 include studies of stream salamanders, aquatic invertebrates, copperheads, migratory birds, black bears, flying squirrels, water quality, old-growth forest, and GIS. Students will be paired with faculty mentors and work closely with agency professionals. Stipend of $5250, housing, a food allowance, travel costs to and from EKU, research travel during the summer, and research supplies. Applications are due February 15, 2019. More information including the application can be found at https://bioreu.eku.edu/

  • The goal of the Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research at NHLBI is to expose students to research investigation in a highly enriched environment that is devoted exclusively to biomedical research and training. The Program is open to high school and college, graduate or Medical and Dental Students. Participants join a research laboratory for a minimum of ten weeks between June and August and conduct research in selected areas of investigation under the guidance of an NHLBI intramural research scientist. To augment the training experience, students participate in a Seminar Series at the NHLBI, as well as the National Institutes of Health Summer Seminar Series and Summer Research Program Poster Day. Applications must be submitted online using the link provided for Summer Internship Applicants. While applications may be filed between Dec. 15 and March 1, early applications are encouraged. 


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    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.
  • Wheaton College Health Professions Office - lists opportunities for students in shadowing, internships, pre-veterinary internships, gap year ideas, etc.
  • Wheaton College Sociology & Anthropology Internships lists internships that may be of interest to Biology Majors.
  • 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.