Department of Biology

Off Campus Research Internship Opportunities

[Saber11] Undergraduate biology education REU site at UGA

UBER is a nine-week, NSF-funded program to involve undergraduates in designing and conducting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty in UGA’s Division of Biological Sciences and College of Education.

Details can be found on the website:

Program dates: May 23 ­- July 23, 2016
Students will be paid a stipend of $4500 and receive a $500 food stipend
Housing will be provided in UGA dormitories at no cost
Travel assistance to UGA is available up to $500 per student
Application deadline: February 26, 2016

2016 Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard University

FYI: undergrad scientists looking for summer research opportunity may want to check out the Amgen Scholars.  Apps due Feb 1 for summer 2016 fellowship.   

Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2016.  The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. 

 The deadline to submit completed applications is Monday, February 1, 2016.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last year’s cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here:  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gregory A. Llacer directly at  

Diversity Initiative staff at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Broad Institute is a nonprofit biomedical research institute and a leader in genomic science. The Diversity Initiative is dedicated to transforming young students’ lives through innovative, high-impact research opportunities.
Application for undergraduate summer research program, the Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG), is now available online.

There is an exciting new postbac program, Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars (BCGS), for graduating seniors and recent college graduates. The application for BCGS is also online and can be found here.
The application deadline for both programs is Monday, February 1, 2016.

Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, SRPG and BCGS are designed to help increase diversity in the sciences. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

SRPG is a paid, nine-week research experience for students with a strong interest in biomedical research. Students spend the summer performing original wet-lab or computational research in areas ranging from cancer to infectious disease to chemical biology. The program has a strong record of success in nurturing students’ passion for research and preparing them to succeed in graduate school and scientific careers.

BCGS is a two-year, salaried postbac opportunity run jointly by the Diversity Initiative and the Broad’s Cancer Program. The program is designed to position participants competitively for top graduate programs, with an immersive experience of groundbreaking research, career guidance, and advanced skills in scientific communication.

Take a look at program fliers:  Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars and Summer Research In Genomics