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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
2014 The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
The Field Museum in Chicago usually has summer internships for students and volunteer opportunities.  Check their web sites for updates:

2014 Governor's public service summer internship program
This program provides student interns with the opportunity to work with state agency officials.  Governer's summer interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities.  During 2013, student interns were paid $11.30 per hour and/or college credit was given if approved by the students' college or university.  In 2013, a total of 153 interns were hired in 29 different state agencies.  The types of internships ranged from engineering to business, communications, finance, and biology.  For more information see  
2014 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
2014 Indianapolis Teaching FellowsJanet King, Recruitment Associate (657) 859-1417 |  Application deadline, 2/24/14, Biology seniors and grad students:  Indianapolis Teaching Fellows are recent graduates and professionals from all backgrounds who commit to becoming highly effective, licensed teachers in Indianapolis, services students who need them the most. Fellows are coached by exceptional local teachers with a track record of achievement in challenging classrooms so that each student can succeed, no matter the circumstances. Application deadline is February 24, 2014 with rolling admissions for any open subject areas thereafter. Check the website for other locations.
 2014 Science Intern, Dow AgroSciences
Student internships are available in chemistry, biology and computer science related disciplines. Lab-based internships will be located at the global headquarters in Indianapolis and field internships will be located at any one of the 15+ stations located throughout the US. This is a paid internship (salary is based on year completed in school and any relevant experience), expecting 40 hour/week work schedules for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer months.  Resumes and cover letters should be sent electronically to no later than December 31, 2013.
2014 Purdue University, Department of Biochemistry, NSF REU program, summer 2014.
This program provides students with training and experience in the manipulation and analysis of proteins.  The program facilitates deep understanding of experimental lab research, insights into protein biochemistry, and contemplation of the broader context of research.  Deadline for application is February 14, 2014. 

2014 Summer Undergradate Medical Scientist Training Program
The University of Iowa offers an intensive program for motivated undergraduate students interested in future combined MD/PhD training for a career a physician/scientist.  The program provides the opportunity to conduct hands-on intensive research with scientists at the University of Iowa.  Students work on independent research under the direction of an established mentor in the biomedical sciences.  Application deadline is February 3, 2014.
2014 Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School  
The lab of George Church at Harvard Medical School is offering paid 10-week summer research internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genomics.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (green card holder) from an underrepresented minority group.  Application deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014.
2015 Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Newly approved interdisciplinary summer research program across Biological levels. 10 week program. $5250 stipend, housing provided. Travel to site is not provided. Must be US citizen or permanent resident. Program directors: Wendy Smith ( and Rebeca Rosengaus ( Application due April 24, 2015.
Summer Research in Ecology, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts
The Harvard Forest Summer Program is open to 35 undergraduates or recently graduated students from all institutions.  Stipend, housing, meals and travel information on website.  Apply online.  
Application deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015.

Plant Genomics Summer Research Program, Michigan State University
Undergraduate students work with faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students on various projects in plant biochemistry, cellular biology, and developmental biology. Application deadline is Feb 12, 2014. 
2014 The Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.  KBS will be funding 8-10 REUs on projects related to Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Sustainable Agriculture.  Deadline is February 15, 2014.
The KBS REU program provides room & board, some travel expenses, some research funds, and a $4,500 stipend.  The program runs 10-weeks: late May to early August.  Applicants must be current, full time students.  Applications from students from underrepresented groups in the sciences and first generation college students are welcomedResearch projects for Summer 2014 include:   Plant Eco-physiology-Restoration ecology-Mating system evolution-Using soil tests to survey farmer attitudes about soil health-Effects of genetic diversity on plants and insects-Algal adaptation to temperature and nutrients-The role of mutualisms in plant adaptation
For more information or to apply please visit:
About KBS:  The Kellogg Biological Station is in Southwest Michigan on Gull Lake.  KBS is the academic home to 15 MSU professors with research expertise in Ecology, Evolution, and Sustainable Agriculture.  Covering over 3,000 acres it includes the KBS Bird Sanctuary, KBS Long-term Ecological Research Site, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Experimental Pond Lab, Lux Arbor Reserve, KBS Farm and Pasture Dairy and the Kellogg Forest.  Each summer over 30 undergraduates from across the country live in residence at KBS for courses, research and internships.  For more information visit on facebook or
2014 Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP), Hope College, Holland, Michigan. 
Students will conduct an independent supervised research project with a faculty member from Hope College.  Online application process begins December 9, 2013 and ends February 17, 2014.

Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri
This is an NSF-funded REU program.  Students gain experience with all aspects of scientific research, from design to experimentation to reporting.  Students are supervised by faculty mentors and staff.  Application deadline is February 7, 2014.
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University 
Student interns have the opportunity to participate in summer research projects in plant genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, systems biology, and bioinformatics.  Stipend up to $5,250, $1,050 meal allowance, and $500 for eligible travel expenses.  Application deadline is February 6, 2015 at
2014 Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
This program is funded by the National Cancer Institute and offers summer internships for college juniors interested in an immersive research experience in the biomedical life sciences at a comprehensive cancer center.  Students work independently on assigned research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors and alongside graduate students and post-doctoral trainees. Application deadline is February 1, 2014. 
2014 Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New York, New York.
This is a 10-week research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences. Application deadline is February 1, 2014. 
2014 Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is for students interested in careers in medicine and biomedical research. Application deadline is February 1, 2014.

2014 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships(SURF) and graduate training programs in Biomedical Sciences. Program information:  Application deadline is February 26, 2014.

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
NSF- Research experiences for Undergraduates Site in Sensory Ecology
http:/// 10 rising sophomore and junior Biology major students will be selected. Research focused at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution, and is directed at understanding how animals sense and respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. 10 weeks, $5,000 stipend plus dorm and meal expenses. Application deadline February 15, 2015.
2013 Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
The "STREAMS" program is a short-term training program to increase diversity in health-related research for undergraduates.  Designed to encourage underrepresented minority groups and students with disabilities to pursue careers in biomedical research and provide a stimulating summer experience. Stipend of $4,000, free housing, travel expenses, and 6 hours of WSU academic credit. Applications and program information:  Application due in March 2014.

 PA, Pittsburgh ~ University of Pittsburgh, Summer Research Fellowship.  ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh.  This program is an excellent opportunity for talented undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research.  The 10 week summer research program offers a stipend of $3,500. Additional funding may be available for housing and travel. Application site opens November 1st and will be reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the deadline of March 1.  To find out more:
 2013  SC, Charleston ~ The College of Charleston, Grice Marine laboratory has announced their Marine Biology Summer Research to be conducted in Charleston, South Carolina.  For application materials and details see
2015 TN, Knoxville ~ The University of Tennessee, Knoxville ~ Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. "Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems" Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Funded by the NSF. A program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. We encourage applications from rising sophomores and rising juniors in science majors to apply. Must be US citizen or a permanent resident. Deadline is February 27, 2015. 
TN, Memphis ~ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ~Students are encouraged to apply for the NIH/NCI-funded(5 R25CA023944-30) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. <>.  The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, conferences, and a core lecture series. Participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report.  We are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.
POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Prior research experience is required for all applicants. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided.
The POE home page <> contains links to the program application, to be submitted online. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 1st.. Early application is highly recommended.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested.. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.

Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD, Director, Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program, Associate Director, Academic Programs, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678,

2014 TN, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education ~ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate student fellows.
Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may apply.  They must also be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC. The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at:   Send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to   by January 17, 2014. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2014-0004 LS in all communications.  For further information contact Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or Website:
 2008-09  TX, Corpus Christi ~ Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi offers a summer program of research and professional development for students, sponsored by NSF and the Dept. of Defense. Summer Undergraduate Research Focus (SURF) Anthropogenic Impacts on the Environment program for primarily undergraduate students. Research will investigate the effects of human activities on the environment, particularly the coastal environment. Stipend of $4,000 plus housing and food subsidy and travel subsidy for Scientific meetings during 2009-10. Application deadline is March 2, 2009. Apply online at
Visit the website for the schedule, faculty mentors, and photo gallery.
TX, Dallas ~ The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has announced their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Program. SURF will select 75 students for an intensive 10-week research experience. Stipend of $4,000 plus housing costs if needed. See for more information.In addition they are offering the Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program, which will accept 10 students in the 10 week program of laboratory research and individual research projects. Stipend of $4,000 plus housing costs if needed. For more information go to programs begin June 4 and end August 10, 2012. Students are paid a stipend of $4,000 plus housing costs if needed. Travel is not included. Application deadline is Feb.9, 2012.
To find out more go to
VA, Charlottesville- University of Virginia, Mountain Lake Biological Station. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, behavior, and physiology under the supervision of Station scientists. NSF-REUs are paid internships, 10-week learning and living experience in the mountains of the Southern Appalachians, includes all station costs, travel, and a $5,200 stipend. Apply online at  or  by February 20.


WA, Seattle- The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle announces the 2013 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides undergraduate participants with premiere research experiences with UW faculty mentors in the biomedical sciences, while receiving a stipend, housing, meal plan, transportation to and from the UW campus. Includes attending the U.S. symposium in Los Angeles to meet peers, network with scientists, and learn about science careers. UW program dates are June 24 – August 23, 2013. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. For details and eligibility requirements, visit the following sites: UW Amgen Scholars Program Website at:  and the National Amgen Scholars Program at:
2013 WI, Madison ~ University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept.of Bacteriology, in association with the National Science Foundation, will direct an undergraduate research program. It will consist of 10 weeks in a laboratory conducting full-time research in microbiology, microbial genetics, and/or molecular biology. Financial support is available to all individuals selected. A stipend of $4,300 is paid for the 10-week period of full-time research. Housing and a modest allowance for meals are also provided. Undergraduates majoring in the biological sciences, preferably between their junior and senior years, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited college or university, are eligible to apply.