Summer Opportunities


  • R&D Systems Internships

    January 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    R&D Systems is pleased to offer internships for students interested in the biological sciences or biotechnology business development. This program is designed for college students at the end of their junior year. Applicants must be majors in biology, chemistry or a related life sciences field and hold a GPA of 3.0 or better in science courses. These are full-time positions with an hourly wage of $15.00. Internships start on June 6th and end on August 19th. Application deadline: March 11, 2016.

  • Field Projects International (FPI) has several research and field course opportunities abroad available for undergraduate and graduate students.
    This winter, FPI is offering three exciting new field courses:
    Vertebrate Biology or Tropical Entomology in the Peruvian Amazon (Dec. 27 - Jan. 8, 2016)
    Primates and Predators in the Western Ghats of India (Dec. 28 - Jan. 10, 2016)

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis until November 18th, 2016

    Deadline for scholarships through FPI is October 31, 2016.

  • The Stowers Summer Scholars Program

    September 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    The Summer Scholars Program at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research offers students with a passion for science the extraordinary opportunity to join a laboratory and immerse themselves in a research topic full-time for a ten-week period to explore a potential career in science. Deadline: 2/1/2016

  • Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

    September 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You are invited to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) 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, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.  The deadline for receipt of all 2017 application materials is February 1, 2017.

  • American Museum of Natural History REU

    September 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The REU Program in Systematics and Evolutionary Biology is funded by the National Science Foundation and has been in place for 24 years. The program brings approximately eight students to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City each summer for a ten-week experience working with our curators, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows. Research projects span diverse fields of comparative biology including paleontology, genomics, population biology, conservation biology, and phylogenetics and taxonomy. Students receive a $5000 traineeship stipend, as well as per diem costs for housing and meals, relocation expenses, and transportation subsidies. Apply by January 31. 2017.

  • UNDERC Field Biology Program

    September 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Apply now for the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center summer 2017 programs! These programs promote understanding of field biology and how field research is conducted through 10 weeks in the wilds of Michigan or Montana. The program is open to rising sophomores and juniors from any college/university. Three academic credits, tuition, housing, travel, and a stipend are provided.

  • DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2017

    September 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    DANTA is pleased to announce its 2017 summer session field courses in tropical biology. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but little or no experience working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis. The application deadlines vary from course to course.

  • As part of a National Science Foundation’s IRES (International Research Experiences for Students) program, we are looking for 4 or 5 students to participate in a (paid) wildlife research program in Swaziland, Africa, from mid-May to the end of July.

  • The Minnesota DNR has one full time student worker position open at their freshwater mollusk facility in Lake City. The salary is between $14.71 and $17.93 per hour. The start date is May 23 and the end date is September 30, although these dates are flexible. Applications have been extended--the new deadline is May 19.

  • MNDNR Stream Morphology Technicians

    April 25, 2016 at 11:20 am

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for up to two student workers to fill stream morphology technician positions. Preferred candidates have had course work or experience in surveying, hydrology, and river function and experience using a total station, GPS equipment, CADD, and GIS. Must be available June 6th to August 19th. Salary is $12/hour. Apply as soon as possible.

  • Minnesota Conservation Leadership Corps

    April 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Current freshmen and sophomores who are passionate about the outdoors should consider applying to be fellows in the new Conservation Leadership Corps program. Fellows will receive training in leadership, advocacy, communication, and policy skills from experienced professionals and leaders, have the opportunity to network with these professionals and other students, and receive a letter of recommendation, $250 scholarship, and lifetime membership for the program. Sessions occur on weekends during the school year. Applications are due by May 1, 2016.

  • Concession Stand Jobs

    March 31, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Kathy Heise owns and operates a small concession business located in Faribault, MN that offers various fair foods. She is looking for students to help in her stand at events that run May through September. A valid driver's license is required.

  • Camp Odayin Summer Volunteer Opportunities

    March 28, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Camp Odayin provides fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families. Our mission is based on a holistic approach to healing hearts, a desire to nurture and develop independence, confidence, and acceptance throughout our camper’s lives, the importance of a sense of community among our heart family, and an emphasis on having fun and celebrating life! We offer three weeks of Residential Camp in Crosslake, MN and one week of Day Camp at the Dodge Nature Center in St. Paul, MN.

    The cost to a camper is just $25, in part, thanks to generous nurses, physicians, and counselors who volunteer their time. You can volunteer at Camp Odayin. If you are interested in spending your time giving some exceptional kids a great camp experience, we would love to hear from you! Apply as soon as possible -- positions are available in July and August. Must be 21+ to volunteer.