Internship Opportunities

  • Mount St. Helens Institute Internship

    January 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

    The Mount St. Helens Institute is currently seeking hardworking and outgoing interns in the fields of Environmental Education

    Conservation and Outdoor Recreation for the summer of 2011 (advertisement flier attached). Please distribute these opportunities to your students.

    Position Includes:

    -$150/ week stipend

    -Free Housing

    -Training in interpretation, environmental education and science
    -Leadership and Group management skills development

    -First Aid/ CPR certification
    -MSHI Uniform (t-shirt, vest, coat, hat)

    -Mileage Reimbursement for approved personal vehicle use

    To apply send the following information to
    -Cover Letter
    -Contact Information for 3 references
    -Preferred start and end date

    For full job descriptions, please visit:

  • Internship - Walt Disney World

    January 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Greetings from Walt Disney World!  The Agricultural Sciences team is looking for college students and recent graduates (within 6 months of Bachelors degree) to participate in our fun and challenging six-month internship in several different agricultural and science education fields.


    Attached to this message is a one-page flyer about the internships we offer in plant science, entomology, biotechnology, and aquaculture.  We’d like to ask for your assistance in posting this flyer in a place where potentially interested students will see it and/or share it.  Please feel free to also share it with your fellow professors and faculty.  We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2011 (mid-June 2011 – early January 2012) and the Spring 2012 terms (late-December 2011 to late-June 2012). 

    Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, school transcript, and one letter of recommendation to  Selected students will be interviewed via phone by a Walt Disney World representative to further discuss the internship.


    Please refer interested students to  They can click on “Walt Disney World® Resort,” and select “Apply Now,” then choose “Animal Programs/EPCOT Science.” Students will find more information about the plant science, entomology, biotechnology, and aquaculture positions under “Animal Program Roles.”


    When addressing correspondence, please ask your students to include my name to ensure timely and efficient mail delivery.

    Thank you for your assistance in helping us share the news about this exciting internship opportunity with your students.

  • SPUR is a ten week summer internship program aimed at encouraging talented biology, biochemistry, and chemistry majors towards careers in laboratory research.  Program participants will work under the close guidance of a Sanford Research or Augustana College principle investigator on a project in the mentor’s lab, either at the Sanford Center and/or Augustana campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The program also includes a weekly seminar series, which consists of presentations given by Sanford Scientists about their current research, a workshop on ethics in scientific research, and a graduate student panel discussion about the graduate school application process.  Interns will be expected to present a short project proposal at the beginning of the program and a poster at a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Students are paid a weekly stipend and housed free-of-charge at Augustana College.   

    Ten participants for the summer 2011 will be selected based upon the following criteria:
    • Academic accomplishments based upon GPA and transcripts
    • Their capacity to participate in the program based upon two letters of reference
    • An apparent interest in pursuing a Ph.D., rather than an M.D.
    • Enthusiasm for laboratory research
    • Students from socioeconomic backgrounds that are under-represented in science careers are given extra consideration


    More information about program details, a list of SPUR mentors, and a downloadable application can be found at:

    All application materials are due March 1, 2011

    Thank you so much for sharing this opportunity with your students.  If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to call or e mail me.

    Seasson Vitiello, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
    Augustana College
    Adjunct Assistant Scientist

    Sanford Research/USD

  • Mussel Research Internship

    December 20, 2010 at 8:25 am


    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Stream Habitat Program

    *Positions for up to 9 student interns are anticipated

    Position Description:

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may be filling up to 9 student

    intern positions to assist with mussel surveys, monitoring, host identification, and propagation of

    endangered species. Positions will be based in St. Paul or Lake City, Minnesota, but will travel

    statewide. Start date is somewhat flexible, but is expected to begin by May 16, or soon thereafter, and

    continue to at least August 26 (POSSIBLY extending through mid October).

    Duties include (but are not limited to)


    -Diving in large rivers such as the Mississippi and St. Croix

    -Sample mussels in streams, rivers and lakes while snorkeling or diving

    -Quantitatively sample mussel beds to establish long-term monitoring stations

    -Assist with endangered mussel propagation and reintroduction activities

    -Assist with mussel host identification studies

    -Collect and maintain live native fishes

    -Operate GPS receiver and light microscope

    -Maintain and organize field and SCUBA equipment

    -Prepare and label voucher specimens

    -Operate state vehicle; tow and launch boat

    Required Qualifications:

    SCUBA certification



    D Driver’s License

    or equivalent are

    required. Student interns must be enrolled in a degree seeking biology (or related) program.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Responsible, Self motivated, Excitement for biology.

    Working Conditions:

    Positions are based out of St. Paul or Lake City. Workweek is usually M-Th or M-F

    and some weekends, but could extend for up to an 8-day stretch on occasion. Should be comfortable in

    the water and be prepared to work long hours (sometimes in uncomfortably cool water temperatures) in

    a variety of field and weather conditions. Must work well with others for long periods, requires travel

    throughout the state of Minnesota, and frequently involves staying in motels. Interns are responsible for

    their own housing and living expenses. However, lodging costs for overnight stays while traveling for

    work will be paid by the DNR, and meal expenses during those periods will be reimbursed. SCUBA

    equipment and wetsuits will be supplied by the DNR.


    $10.00/hour (40 hours/week)

    To inquire:



    letter of interest

    that highlights your relevant qualifications



    of your experience, including at least 3 references

    3) current



    To: Bernard Sietman

    Phone: Office 651-259-5139

    Cell 612-390-2490

    Arcidens confragosus

    Materials must be received by

    February 22, 2011

    Interviews will be held in early March


    Positions are contingent on approval by DNR Commissioner

  • Internship - Breakthrough Saint Paul

    December 20, 2010 at 8:20 am

    “I love the feeling you get after a class in which you have really taught the kids something.  The sense of satisfaction that is brought by knowing you have touched a child’s life is one words cannot describe.”  - Angela, Breakthrough Teacher

    Breakthrough Saint Paul
    is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for highly motivated, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul.  Breakthrough provides paid summer teaching internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.  


    Open to all majors!

    This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.

    Please check out the attached documents and visit our website for more details!

    Application Deadline: March 7th, 2011 (Interviews granted on a rolling basis)

    Jennifer Otremba
    Program Director
    Breakthrough Saint Paul


    Inspiring Students. Developing Teachers. Transforming Lives.

  • Internship - Chicago Botanic Garden

    December 14, 2010 at 9:43 am

    The Chicago Botanic Garden has over 80 paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, or US Geologic Survey.

    For information and to apply on line please visit.

  • *Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internships 2011*

    Employer                                   Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
    for Plant Research

    Position                                     Plant Genome Research Program
    Summer Internships 2011

    Deadline                                    Friday, February 11, 2011

  • Mayo Clinic - Summer Student Internships

    December 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

    We wanted to share with you and your students that we will have opportunities for summer student internships in the clinical lab setting again in 2011. Normally, our application is available on December 1, but Human Resources is changing the

    computer system and we will be going to an electronic application starting this year. Students won't be able to actually apply until January 1, 2011 when our new application system goes live.


    Students may visit this web site for more information:

    It explains job duties, salary, lab descriptions and FAQ's.  There is an

    old application

    currently listed at the web site.  You can look at the application to see the requirements. This paper application will Not be accepted. 

    Students must have ALL required documents (i.e. unofficial transcripts, resume, etc.) at the time of application.  If something is missing, the application should be saved as a draft.  If the application is not complete, it will automatically be rejected. 

    It is a very competitive program. We usually have about 125 applications for about 10 positions. The program starts the first week in June and goes to the end of August.  The application deadline for our summer lab science program is February 25, 2011.


    Karen G. Fields,




    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

    Phone: 507-266-4444

    Pager: 127(12367)

    Fax: 507-266-5193


  • he Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students.   As such, I have attached a very brief PowerPoint presentation that includes an overview of the program, how to apply, and who to contact for more information.    You are welcome to distribute this link about the SURP program and/or to submit an application:

  • Oceans Research Internship Program

    October 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Oceans Research is still accepting applications for the 2010/2011 internship program.  The interns will be working on many of the ongoing marine predator research projects carried out on the coast of Southern Africa.

    For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me, or to visit our website.

    Lezanne Vermaak

    Oceans Research

    Tel/Fax: 044 690 5799

    Mobile: 083 560 7615



  • Course Title: "The Hawaiian Humpback Whale: Field Research, Maui, Hawaii."

    Dates: 3 Jan –21 Jan 2011

    Location: Maui, Hawaii

    Ocean Mammal Institute: Join the Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI) in Maui as a research intern as we pioneer the way in the most important fields of study in the 21st century: Conservation Biology and Ecopsychology. Together, we can turn the tide of extinction!

    As an OMI research intern you will be expected to do the following:
    1. Study the biology and behavior of humpback whales while you observe and record their spectacular behaviors.
    2. Learn and apply the principles of field research design.
    3. Gain a personal understanding of the politics of protecting endangered species.
    4. Learn about current research on whales and dolphins around the world and related conservation issues.
    5. Be introduced to the field of Ecopsychology, which studies the relationship between humans and the natural world.

    What a typical day is like:
    • Conduct shore-based data collection. This involves tracking whales and boats with a theodolite and recording whale behaviors. All this is conducted on the top of a hill where you can look down on the whales. This is conducted 4 hours everyday in the hot sun.
    • Plot and graph your data daily.
    • Read and discuss articles for the evening discussion. There are over 70 articles and the book you will be expected to read. Evening discussions are conducted every night and last approx 2 hours.

    Additional requirements:
    • Take 2 written tests (midterm and final exam).
    • Write a research paper.
    • Write an essay.

    Living arrangements:
    • Four to six students in a furnished apartment.
    • Apartment has full kitchen, living area, bedrooms and bathrooms.

    Administrative Info:
    • Take this course as an Independent Study Course, through your college. If taking this course for credit you receive your credit from your school, not OMI.
    • Arrive in Hawaii January 3 depart January 21, 2011.
    • Price - $2500.00 (Includes research supplies and accommodations.) This fee does not include airfare or food.

    Online registration is available on our website at:

    Point of contact:
    Joyce O'Neal
    Chief Operations Manager
    Ocean Mammal Institute

  • Summer Internship - R&D Systems

    January 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

    R & D Systems (Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc.) will again have internships available for the summer of 2010.  You may find more information about this company at:

    Deadline is March 12.  Reequired materials include: a cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and names plus contact information for two professional or academic references.  Send materials to:

    R&D Systems, Inc.

    Attn: Internship Program

    614 McKinley Place NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55413


    More information is available in the Biology Office in the summer opportunities file.