Internship Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Environmental Internship

    CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

    Opportunity Announcement

    CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors to take place June 9-August 13, 2010. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and through shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to our website for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 16, 2010.

    Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:

    ·         US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,

    ·         Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2010

    ·         Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and

    ·         An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields.

    Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2010 will not be accepted to this program.

    For more information, please email LT Cory Moore, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS, Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at

  • Cornell University Summer Internships

    November 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Plant Genome Research Program for 2010.  Deadline is February 5, 2010.

  • Institute For Bird Populations

    November 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

    The Institute For Bird Populations seeks students interested in field biology.  They are recruiting interns  for four different conservation projects led by IBP scientists.

    Please see

    Or email Mary Chambers (

  • GVI's Environmental & Wildlife Internships

    October 26, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Gain valuable personal and professional development, fieldwork experience and new qualifications on Environmental & Wildlife Research internship with Global Vision International after or during their studies. Internships are available for periods from 5 to 20 weeks on a variety of GVI programs within the fields of environment and wildlife research.

  • A description of two summer programs for undergraduates who are enrolled in a 4-year program in some area of environmental biology and are interested in pursuing a career in field-based research in environmental biology.