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Jobs and Internships for Students

Jobs and internships are listed by state.


National Science Foundation 
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates).  An REU site consists of a group of ten or so students who work in the research programs of the host institution.  Each student works on a specific research project with a faculty member and other researchers.  Students receive stipends and support for housing and travel.  Students can search for REU opportunities at
2016 Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program
Every summer, the State Personnel Department administers the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This internship program was created in 1989 to introduce bright and motivated college students to the operations and officials of state government. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials. Governor’s Summer Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities. To be considered for this internship program, candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education. The time frame for applications ranges from February through early March. To be considered, interested students must submit an online application for the specific internship(s) of choice via the state of Indiana job bank.
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2016 Indiana Department of Natural Resources
The state of Indiana posts job openings on-line.  Job postings are updated on a daily basis.  You can search specifically for jobs with the DNR.  For more information see
2016 Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows provides an accelerated path into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent graduates. It is specifically designed for people without prior experience as a licensed teacher.To be considered for our program, you must:

- Hold a bachelor’s degree (conferred by June 1, 2016), with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; exceptions MAY be granted to candidates with at least a 2.50 GPA, plus five years of relevant professional experience or a graduate degree.

- Meet all legal eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

- Pass a criminal background check, drug test and TB test.

- Meet all Indiana state academic and testing requirements for your subject area. See below.

- Never have held an Indiana-issued Transition to Teaching permit. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows will consider candidates who have completed or enrolled in another alternative certification program.

- Never have held a professional teaching certificate from any state; conditional, emergency, substitute and temporary certificates are acceptable. Candidates with some prior education coursework or an education degree are also welcome to apply.

- Individuals who earned credits from a university outside the U.S. MUST have foreign transcripts evaluated by an approved agency. This process may take a month to complete. Learn more.
2016 Science Intern, Dow AgroSciences 

Summer Internship Opportunities

Dow AgroSciences has positions available for students seeking summer internship opportunities. These opportunities are full-time positions available from May until August. Applicable majors would include:

- Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology,    plant pathology, or plant physiology)
- Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical)
- Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical)
- Any agriculture-related majors

R&D opportunities include both laboratory-based and field station research positions. Positions for R&D field station research are located throughout the US whereas the laboratory-based R&D positions are located at our headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.
2016 Northeastern University, Boston, MA

This REU site program in the Department of Biology at Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA, will support the training of 10 students for 10 weeks during the summers of 2015-2017.
The focus of the REU site is interdisciplinary research across biological levels. Pairs of participating students will work in interdisciplinary research teams and
 explore related research questions from different perspectives. Example projects include extracellular matrix-guided differentiation of adult stem cells, microbial biofilm assembly and DNA damage response, behavioral and molecular aspects of social immunity, organismal survival under extreme conditions, links between circadian rhythms and regeneration, and mitochondrial DNA inheritance in developing oocytes.
The REU program is open to all undergraduate students who are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students from underrepresented groups, from schools with limited opportunities for research, and with military backgrounds including cadets, reservists, and returning veterans, are encouraged to apply.

Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri

The Danforth Plant Science Center’s REU summer Internship program is held eleven weeks each summer and exposes students to a rich research environment.  The program gives students experience with all aspects of modern scientific research, from design to experimentation to reporting.  Faculty mentors and staff provide insight into the personal qualities that make a good researcher, the process and training involved in becoming a scientist, and the broader impact of scientific discovery.  The program is made possible through generous support from the National Science Foundation, The Hearst Foundations and Bank of America.


WA, Seattle- The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle announces the 2013 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology.
A number of summer research programs are hosted at the University of Washington each summer. These programs differ from other on-campus research opportunities in that they usually require a formal application process (often during Winter Quarter); may be open to non-UW students; have a fixed term during the summer (often 9-10 weeks); and are full-time or close-to-full-time commitments (30-40 hours/week). Check out programs at: FINDING SUMMER RESEARCH