Employment and Internship Opportunities
The following are postings of employment and internship opportunities locally, nationally, and globally that individuals and companies have forwarded to the Department of Biology with the request that the information be made available to Biology students.
Please also note that a resource book containing information on Post-Graduation and Undergraduate Opportunities for Biology students is also now available to view in the Department of Biology main office, located in Reiss 406. In addition to employment and internship opportunities, this resource book also contains information that has been sent to the Department of Biology concerning study abroad/summer programs, graduate and professional school programs, and grants/fellowships/scholarships.
**Please note: The Department of Biology is providing this information to students as a courtesy on behalf of those organizations with opportunities that request it, and by doing so, the Department is not recommending any one program over another.**
- The TEACH Charlotte program is currently seeking outstanding candidates to teach science, and other subjects in the Charlotte, NC area. This program provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who aren’t yet licensed as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Charlotte’s highest-needed schools. The training program includes pre-service training (7 week program) and the TNTP Academy (1 year licensing program, while you work as a full-time teacher in the classroom). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted through their website. Application deadline: Jan. 20, 2015.
- The Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in the Nation’s Capital in collaboration with GHUCCTS has released the 2015 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research (SOAR). The research internships are specialized didactic and mentored summer-long and academic semester programs designed to provide undergraduates an opportunity to engage in research related to minority health and health disparities and clinical and translational research. Research interns will receive a stipend. Students interested in applying should submit a completed online application, official college transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Application deadline is Jan. 30, 2015. Please contact Lan T. Le with any questions.
- Frog Tutoring is currently seeking part-time tutors who can work with students in the Washington, DC area. Tutors will be able to choose the grade levels and subjects they would like to tutor, create their own schedules, and would potentially be eligible for such items as bonuses, incentives, and merit acknowledgement. Interested applicants should submit their application and unofficial transcript at http://gradegetter.com/users/signup/164. For additional information, please visit their website.
- Environment America has requested that students be notified of fellowship opportunities it currently has available for graduating students and internship opportunities available for undergraduate students. The paid Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow, students are learning how to make an impact and doing so through activities ranging from planning and running grassroots campaigns to building coalitions and lobbying law-makers directly. Internships for undergraduate students also offer a way to learn how to make an impact on critical issues and launch a career in environmental advocacy. To learn more and apply, please refer to their website.
- The Maryland Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for their Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Ocean Sciences program. Students in this new program can choose to conduct Ocean Science Research at California State University, Monterey Bay in several different areas, including Marine Biology and Ecology, Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, and Marine Geology. Students will be provided with a stipend in addition to support for travel, room, and board. Students will also receive post REU support to attend conferences and support in applying to subsequent REU programs or graduate programs. For more information and application, please visit their website. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley is accepting applications for its BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine semester units of academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, consulting, and financial services. To download the application or for more information, please visit their website.
- The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center is currently accepting applications from outstanding college graduates for Neuroscience Research Technicians, with positions to begin as early as June. Areas of research include physiology, cognition & behavior, developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology, and systems neuroscience. Technicians generally work in a lab for 1-2 years in preparation for applying to graduate school. Candidates interested in applying should send a single PDF including a one-page statement of interest, a CV, and an academic transcript, plus two reference letters sent separately on their behalf, to email@example.com. For more information, please visit their website.
- The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for their Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. This REU program allows students completing their Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. The deadline to apply is February 3rd. For additional information and application, please visit their website.
- The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) program that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors. This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue a fully-funded Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington. Applications must be submitted no later than January 15 (check website to confirm dates). For additional information and application, please visit their website.
- Hartford Hospital is currently accepting applications for its Summer Student Pre-Med and Research Program. This program is designed exclusively for pre-medical students completing their junior year in college and offers an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital. This is a ten-week program for the Summer for third-year college students pursuing a career in medicine. For additional information and application, please visit their website.
- The Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG). SRPG is a nine-week research and training experience designed for students with a commitment to biomedical research and an interest in genomics. Students spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad, engaged in an original research project under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers. Applications must be submitted no later than January 31 (check website to confirm dates). For additional information and application, please visit their website.
- The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program for the Summer. Stipends will be $4,000 for ten-week projects, and these will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the Conte Center. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline is February 10, 2014. For application and additional inquiries, please visit their website or contact Barry Aprison, PhD, Education and Outreach Director, IGSB.
- The United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Fort Detrick, MD is currently accepting applications for its Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Sciences (GEMS) Near-Peer Mentor Summer Internship position for Summer 2014. The goal of the GEMS program is to broaden students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to inspire them to consider careers in these fields. Responsibilities include supervising students, preparing laboratory materials, working individually with high school leaders and guide interns to advanced classes and assist with college questions, guiding students through course material, etc. The mentor will receive training prior to the start of the program. For additional information and application procedures, please contact Lauren Beeson, M.Ed, Educational Consultant and Fort Detrick GEMS Coordinator, via email or via telephone at (301) 619-7942.
- The National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for its Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program. DIVRO offers participants the opportunity to work closely with leading NEI scientists. Training typically begins in May or June of the selection year for 8-12 weeks on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Students are provided a monthly stipend that is commensurate with experience and qualifications.For additional information and application instructions, please visit their website.
- December 6, 2013: The Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD) at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD seeks qualified individuals to fill Research Assistant positions, with employment starting May/June 2014. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder and severe irritability (SMD) in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients. For additional information, questions, and application procedure, please contact Lizzie Harkins or visit their website.
- The Maryland Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for their Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science program. This program will run from May 18-August 10, 2014, and all participants will receive a $6,000 stipend in addition to housing and travel support to and from their host institution. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay, and students in several diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply, including those studying biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology, and marine and environmental science. Applications are due by February 21, 2014. Please visit their website for additional information and application. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for their K-12 STEM Educator Program. The goal of this program is to build confidence and knowledge base of students to teach a STEM discipline to K-12 students after graduation. The program is open to current sophomores and juniors majoring in STEM at an accredited DC area college or university, and it contains six very exciting components which students will participate in over the course of approx. 16 months. Each student will receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as an additional stipend for participation in Phase 4 of the program. To obtain additional information and apply, please visit their website.
- ScribeAmerica is currently looking to recruit students to work as Scribes in the Inpatient Unit at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in Washington, DC. The scribe will work one-on-one with board certified physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the physician. It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician in an inpatient setting. For additional information, please visit their website.
- The Global Health for Social Change Internship Programme is currently accepting applications for Summer placement. The Global Health for Social Change Internship is an 8-week field placement programme unlike any other in Africa where students are embedded with a local or international NGO supporting health and social change while living with a local host family for total cultural immersion. For additional information, please refer to their website.
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its 10-week HS-STEM Summer Research Internship Program. Areas of research include engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. For application and additional information, please visit their website.
- November 19, 2013: The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for their Summer 2014 program. This year there are also an additional 4 scholarships for students interested in research on Health Disparities and Inequities through the Nemours Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. Online applications will be accepted from December 1, 2013 through January 17, 2014. For application and additional information, please visit their website.
- The Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) at Academia Sinica, Taipei is pleased to invite applications to the International Internship Program for the Summer. The TIGP-internship program is in collaboration with ten top-ranking local research universities and would like to invite young talents from across the globe to experience Taiwan’s top-notch scientific research facilities and to jointly build up an intellectual network for people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Applications will be accepted from January 1- February 28. To apply online and obtain additional information, please visit their website.
- The Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center is accepting applications for their Academic Associate Internship Program. This program is meant to represent a unique opportunity for students to directly participate in the performance of clinical research, while also observing overall ED operations and interacting with physicians, nurses, and other health care personnel. Interested students should send their resume, unofficial transcripts, two reference letters, and cover letter to Bobbe Thomas, Clinical Research Manager, Washington Boston Chicago Applied Research Node (WBCARN). Requests for additional information and inquiries regarding the program should be directed to Bobbe Thomas via email or telephone at (202) 476-3731.
- The West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience continues to cultivate the next generation of neuroscientists with an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in their 9-week Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program. Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech facilities across over 40 laboratories housed in modern research facilities. Accepted students for the program will receive a stipend paid throughout the program, plus housing in the WVU-leased Pierpont Apartments, located near the Medical Center Campus. Please refer to their website for additional information.
- UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus. For more information, please visit the UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program website or the National Amgen Scholars Program website.
- The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. This is a 100% field research opportunity, where student will conduct research on marine organisms, attend lectures on local ecosystems and the animals that live in each habitat, and participate in other research and learning opportunities. For additional information and to apply, please refer to their website or contact email@example.com.
- DC Teaching Fellows program is currently accepting applications from interested students. It is a rigorous program that trains high-achieving Biology graduates to become certified teachers through intensive training and classroom-based coaching. Fellows teach to the Washington, DC students who need them most, ensuring that the next generation of college students are fully prepared to excel. Additional information can be located on their website, and interested students can apply here. Applications submitted prior to December 17 are waived the $30 online processing fee.
- The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute is currently accepting applications for their Science Policy Fellowship program for recent bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients with backgrounds in life science, physical science, engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematical science, or social and behavioral science. This two-year program provides a unique opportunity for recent degree recipients to gain science and technology policy experience. Policy research will focus on areas such as energy and the environment, education, information and communication technologies, innovation and competitiveness, national security, and international cooperation. For more information and to apply, please visit their website.
- The NOAA Office of Education (OEd) Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and Hollings Scholarship Program are currently accepting applications for their Undergraduate Scholarship Programs. Undergraduate scholars are U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduate students majoring in NOAA mission sciences, including but not limited to oceanic, environmental, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, and science teacher education. Scholarship recipients receive an OEd-funded award that includes academic assistance, a 10-week paid internship, housing assistance, conference travel, and round-trip travel to the internship site. Applications must be submitted no later than January 31. For additional information and application instructions, please visit their website.
- The Office of Sustainability at Georgetown University currently has employment opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, including a Sustainability Communications & Media Intern (undergraduate), Sustainability Ambassadors- Peer Educators (undergraduate, 6 positions), and Graduate Research Assistant- Sustainability Indicators and Metrics. Additional information can be located on their website.
- The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences would like to announce the opening of their Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Undergraduate Research Internship application. Please contact Jackie Chavez at Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website if you should have any questions, concerns, or would simply like additional information.