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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 The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
The Field Museum in Chicago usually has summer internships for students and volunteer opportunities.
 - Graduate Fellowships - Application deadline: Jan 30, 2016
 - Visiting Scholarships - Application deadline: Nov 1, 2015
- -High School & Undergraduate Summer Internships - Application deadline: TBA

Check their web sites for updates:
2015 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.
For more information see  
2015 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.
2015 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 Purdue University, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins
Program Dates: May 23 - July 29, 2016

This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research.
Deadline: February 12, 2016
2016 Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program

The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for highly motivated undergraduates interested in future combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides the opportunity to conduct hands-on intensive research with scientists at The University of Iowa.
The application will open on October 15th, 2015 and close on January 19, 2016.
Mentor letters need to arrive before February 1st if at all possible.
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.

Summer Research Program, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts
The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, and species diversity. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, landscape modeling, and data provenance

The online application system will open on December 7, 2015.
2016 Summer Program Dates
Monday, May 23 - Friday, August 5, 2016

Plant Genomics Summer Research Program, Michigan State University

This research spans the range of the plant science discipline and includes developing strategies to improve agricultural production and sustainability of food, ornamental and biofuel crops, investigation of ecological relationships, studies of plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, and examination of biological processes at the cellular, molecular and biochemical level.

Core program dates: May 22nd - July 30th, 2016Full time for 10 weeks. Students should plan to be here for the entire 10 week program and work at least 40 hours per week. Students should not be enrolled in classes during the program; this is a fulltime position.

Application deadline: Wednesday February 17th, 2016.
2016 The Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduates at KBS during the summer including Summer CoursesUndergraduate Research Apprenticeships (URA)Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Internships.

All 2016 Undergraduate Summer Courses and Programs will run during May 23-August 5, 2016.

For more information or to apply please visit:
2016 Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP), Hope College, Holland, Michigan.

Want to get involved? Find a research project to become a part of and talk to a professor today.
Interested in summer research at Hope College? For more details about the 2016 Biology Summer Research Program click on link below.

Biology Department Summer Research
Apply Here beginning December 07. Application deadline is February 12, 2016.

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.

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University

Undergraduate and high school summer internships at BTI, Cornell University and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in Plant Genome Research, Bioinformatics and Bioenergy Education. Applications are accepted annually from November until the first Friday of February. Accepted students join an international community of scientists and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery, learn valuable research skills, and attend seminars and workshops to learn from leaders in these fields. Read below to find out more.
Complete applications must be submitted online no later than midnight on Friday, February 5, 2016.
2016 Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science -
Are you a college junior contemplating a research career choice that includes graduate school?Then consider an internship that gives you a first-hand cancer research experience by working full-time on an independent project.

Application Deadline - Sunday, January 10, 2016
Program Dates - Monday, June 6 – Friday, August 12, 2016 (10 weeks)
2016 Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New York, New York.

Our ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which begins on the first Monday in June, is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Applicants must have research experience.

The application opens in August, and the application and all supporting documents must be submitted by the February 1 deadline. Applicants generally receive an email message notifying them of a decision between March 1 and March 15.
2016 Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
- Participants in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program work in an active research laboratory under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This seven-week program is designed to expose you to the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of biomedical and basic science research.
Application Deadline - February 1, 2016

2016 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships(SURF) and graduate training programs in Biomedical Sciences.
Are you an undergraduate science student, interested in scientific research and thinking about a career in Biomedical Research?  You can get the experience you need to prepare for graduate school and a career in this expanding field by participating in one of our summer research programs.
Program information:
Applications for summer research programs will be accepted until February 2 at 5:00 pm (EST)

2016  PA, Pittsburgh ~ University of Pittsburgh, Summer Undergraduate Research Program
SURP provides an intensive 10-week research experience designed to help undergraduates perform outstanding cutting edge research at Pitt. Students are matched with research mentors, participate in weekly seminars and lab meetings and conduct laboratory based research.

The SURP early deadline is February 1 and the final deadline is March 1
.  The program will begin May, 23 2016 and end July 29, 2016.

To find out more:
2016 TN, Memphis ~ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ~ Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program.

A primary goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based scientist or a physician scientist. Thus, qualified students with an interest in cancer research are particularly encouraged to apply.
Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply, since a major long-term goal of our program is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Under-represented minority sophomores and juniors will be considered for appointment as CURE (Comprehensive Umbrella of Research Experiences) Scholars, in addition to their appointment as a POE student.

 Applications for our 2016 program will open September 1, 2015. The deadline for receipt of ALL POE 2016 application materials will be February 1, 2016. Credentials emailed (applicant's name in the subject line, please) by the university or recommender to Dr. Gronemeyer ( no later than February 1, 2016, will be accepted.

2016 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.
The Research Participation Program for CDC, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) provides opportunities for members of the academic community (i.e., postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in DLS programs, projects, and activities. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The goal of the ORISE Fellowship program is to enhance the educational programs offered by academic institutions, strengthen the scientific and technical manpower base, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support a growing national commitment to science education.
Program Dates: May 25 - Aug. 5, 2016
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

For further information contact Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or Website:
TX, Dallas ~ The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Program.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.
The deadline is February 9, 2016.
To find out more go to
2016 VA, Charlottesville- University of Virginia, Mountain Lake Biological Station.
Mountain Lake Biological Station's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU-Sites) program has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF, current awards DBI-1005104 and DBI-1461169) since 1993.  The program brings undergraduate students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology.

Program Dates - May 23 - July 29
Application Deadline - February 2016


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 our Summer research programs at UW page.