Summer Opportunities


  • The Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh invites students to apply for their Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Research fellows will perform guided, independent research, attend seminars, and present their data at a scientific forum. This program is an excellent opportunity for talented undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The ten-week program offers a competitive stipend of $3,500. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis: they open November 1, 2016, and close March 1, 2017.

  • Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

    November 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Interested in becoming a part of and changing the conservation arena? Want to understand new ways to look at, understand, and protect the earth's land, water and wildlife? Apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, an exciting two-year research and internship opportunity for undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field and conservation arena. The application deadline is February 8, 2017. Program dates are June 4 - July 29, 2017. A $4,250 stipend, room & board, and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor are provided.

  • 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.