Summer Internships in Biology
Off Campus Summer Research/ Internship Opportunities
Off Campus Summer Research/ Internship Opportunities for the 2013-2014 year will be posted in the fall of 2013.
Off Campus Summer Undergraduate Programs 2013-2014
University of Cincinnati
There is a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati – the National Science Foundation – sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Sensory Ecology. Their program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution and is directed at understanding how animals sense and respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. Research will be conducting over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology. This is a 10 week program from June 2- August 8, 2014. Stipend is $5000 plus dorm and meal expenses. The application deadline is March 15, 2014. Students can apply online. Their website is http:/www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/biology/undergrad/REU.html
Loyola University of Chicago – Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Loyola University of Chicago Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics offers 10 weeks of intensive practical laboratory research experience mentored by primary and joint faculty members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Awardees will attend selected seminar by guest speakers, weekly lectures on basic concepts in pharmacology presented by faculty as well as laboratory meetings and journal clubs. Students are also expected to prepare a report detailing their project, written in collaboration with their faculty mentor. At the end of the fellowship, each student will provide an oral presentation of their work to the Department. Fellows that provide a substantial contribution to a promising project, will have an opportunity to compete for funds provided by the American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASPET) to support their travel to the 2014 ASPET meeting to be held in April in San Diego, CA. This summer research fellowship is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience, particularly when research opportunities in the students’ own college or university are limited.
Applications for the fellowship award are open to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in research. The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics is seeking motivated students who have finished their sophomore or junior year in college, or those who have recently graduated from college and are exploring research as a career choice. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.
STIPEND: $4,000.00 will be provided by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics for room, board or travel allowance as the student chooses.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a baccalaureate program or equivalent in the Fall 2013 term.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:01 a.m. March 7, 2014
NOTIFICATION DATE: First week in April, 2014
PROGRAM SESSION: May 27 – August 1, 2014
Students enrolled in a college or university following the quarter system may delay starting the fellowship program until their own program is finished, but must complete 10 full weeks
Applications must include: Transcript of credits, two letters of recommendation, an essay of 200 words indicating how this experience would help them achieve their career goals
Send all applications materials to:
Dr. Karie Scrogin, Ph.D
Discover Pharmacology Program
Loyola University Chicago
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153
Shannon Point Marine Center
The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site will support independent, supervised research on the part of eight undergraduates in 2014. Student support includes a $4500 stipend plus a $567 food allowance, a travel allowance and housing at SPMC for the nine-week session June 24-August 22. Students work with faculty supervisors in designing and conducting projects and in developing written and oral reports at the conclusion of the session. General research themes include studies on productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; and chemical ecology.
Students who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study will receive preference; only those receiving their degree after August 17, 2014 are eligible.
Applicants should submit the on-line form, a statement describing their general background and interests in pursuing a research experience, undergraduate transcripts, and one letter of reference by February 15, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information on the program and SPMC is available at www.wwu.edu/spmc/reu.shtml
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). As part of the program students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary areas: biochemistry/biophysics, bioenergy, cellular & molecular biology, computational biology and biostatistics, ecology, plants, & environmental systems, molecular & environmental toxicology, neurobiology, virology.
Eligibility – applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years who will still be students over the summer, have a grade point average of at least 3.0, and strong interest in a career in biological research.
Financial support – there are no fees or tuition costs. The program provides a $5,750 stipend, full support for travel, housing, health insurance (if needed), and a partial food allowance. Students also have access to campus libraries and facilities.
Deadline for applications – February 15, 2014.
For further information please visit their website at: www.biology.wisc.edu/ibssrp
Questions: Contact Dr. Lucas Moyer-Horner, email@example.com or 608-890-4537
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate student fellows.
Qualifications -Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may apply. They must also be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.
To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to CDCrpp@orau.org by January 17, 2014. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2014-0004 LS in all communications.
For further information contact -Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov .
Harvard Forest Summer Research
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program: May – August (11 weeks)
They seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country.
Summer Projects focus on:
- Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species
- Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
- Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges
- Conservation Management
- Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change
Students are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the 11?week session (May to August). Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided.
Deadline for Applications is the first Friday in February.
The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville
Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. The broad focus is on Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems. The team of REU faculty represent multiple modern scientific disciplines including cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and computational biology. They especially encourage rising sophomores and rising junior undergraduate science majors to apply. Underrepresented minorities, women, and first generation college students are also strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. The program runs from May 26 – August 1, 2014.
Application deadline: February 28, 2014. Each Fellowship will include a $5,000 stipend as well as an allowance for cost of living, travel (up to $500), and research supplies.
web.bio.utk.edu/bcmb/summer/reu.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Iowa City, IA 52242-1109
The Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University
The Chicago Botanic Garden is currently seeking applications for over 85 paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey. The CLM Internships are primarily located in one of 13 western states, including Alaska! Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous, including a stipend paid every two weeks, totaling $11,900 over 5 months and an all-expenses paid, week long training workshop. For more information please visit their website www.clminternship.org
Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation – The Plant Biology and Conservation (PBC) Graduate Program is a collaboration between Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. PBC students have the option of completing a CLM internship as part of a research thesis-based or internship-based MS degree. For more information please visit their website at www.plantbiology.northwestern.edu
The Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Areas of research include: Developmental biology and genetics, signals and pathways involved in the control of cell proliferation, cell-cell interactions, adhesion, protein targeting, tumor immunology, immunotherapy, transplant biology, genomic integrity and human cancer genetics, drug development, drug resistance, clinical therapeutics, chemical biology and structural biology, and computational biology.
Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4000 and housing. They invite domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks. Applications and further information can be found on their website www.sloankettering.edu Deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1 st .
Loyola University Chicago, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
APS (American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
Attached is a listing of undergraduate summer research fellowships offered by the American Physiological Society. The deadline for applications is either February 1 st or the 15 th depending on which fellowship you apply for. Stipends range from $3500 – $4000! For more information, please see the attached file. and go to their website listed on the file.
DeBakey Summer Surgery Program at Baylor College of Medicine
Participants in the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program practice surgical techniques. The Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program encourages the development and interest of well-qualified undergraduate students who are considering a medically oriented career. The program provides students with an opportunity to work with faculty, surgical residents, medical students, and nurses in various teaching hospitals. Students become familiar with the hospital environment, the operating room, and the lifestyle of a surgeon. They are expected to become an integral part of their surgical teams by participating in rounds, surgery, and conferences. Students selected for the eight-week program which begins in the middle of June are assigned a surgery faculty mentor who they work closely with during the program. Each participant is also assigned a surgery faculty member at a specific institution:
The faculty members practice General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, or Cardiothoracic Surgery.
The students begin each day with early morning rounds. Most mornings are spent in the operating room, with clinic and/or conferences in the afternoon. Although night call is not expected, long hours are not unusual. Participants begin the program with an extensive orientation, including an anatomy course and an orientation on “scrubbing in” and sterile technique. Read about one Houston Baptist University student’s experience in the program. HBU News >>
There is no stipend or housing provided. The deadline for applications is January 3rd.
If you have any questions, please contact the Surgery Education Office at 713-798-6078, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .