Internship Opportunities

  • 2012 Summer Research Scholars Program

    December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Nine week internships at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • SIBS-BRIDGE program Washington University in St. Louis  June 4-July 13, 2012

  • Penn State Summer Research Internship 2012

    November 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP) 2012

  • Eight fellowship positions are available for the 2012 summer in the Department of
    Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

  • Stowers Summer Scholars Program

    October 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Stowers Summer Scholars Program is a ten-week commitment for undergraduate science
    majors who will have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours with at least a 3.5 GPA.
    Scholars will spend the vast majority of their time in a laboratory, working on a research
    project while receiving guidance and supervision from the laboratory head or a senior
    member of the lab.

  • The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions

  • R & D Systems Summer Internship Program

    January 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc.

     Information on the company can be found at

    Deadline is March 11, 2011

    A detailed description of the positions can be found on the website.  Students must be Junior level in College and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

    Required materials are: a cover letter, resume, official transcript and names plus contact information of two professional or academic references.

    Questions can be directed to 612-656-4555 or

  • 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.