University, Industry, & Research Internship Opportunities
Administration Summer Internships- Santa Clara Valley Water District
Santa Clara Valley Water District manages an integrated water resource system which
includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams
on behalf of Santa Clara County's 1.8 million residents. This is a paid internship
for undergraduates and graduate students during the period of June to August.
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for
under-represented minority undergraduates. The goal is to encourage African-American,
Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at an IBM research
location and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor.
Aquarium of the Pacific Internships-Aquarium of the Pacific
Internships at the Aquarium of the Pacific are structured for college students and
recent graduates who are interested in playing a direct role in ensuring our oceans
are vital and healthy for generations to come. Our internships are typically offered
in the fall, spring and summer and we accept applications year round. All applicants
should be organized, self-motivated, and have excellent people skills. All internship
positions are on a voluntary basis only; do not offer paid intern positions.
UC Berkeley Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Experience
Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TTE REU), a competitive
merit-based program, seeks to inspire California community college students through
research at UC Berkeley so that they will ultimately transfer and complete their Bachelor’s
degree in science and engineering. The TTE REU program is a residential program providing
nine-weeks of hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of UC Berkeley professors.
This program is jointly funded by an NSF Site award and the Center for E3S.
Biological Illustration Internship
The California Academy of Sciences announces an internship in biological illustration.
The internship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in
developing illustration techniques related to biological specimens. The intern will
work with one or more Academy scientists to develop illustrations that may be used
in scientific publications. The internship is integrated with the activities of the
Summer Systematics Institute (SSI), and the successful applicant will be encouraged
to participate in all SSI activities with fellow interns, including lectures, seminars,
presentations, and social activities.
Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This 11-week scholarship program hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, introduces undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students and students
with disabilities to the field of biophysics. The program includes lectures, seminars,
lab work, team-building activities and field trips. The Summer Research Program is
designed to reflect a graduate-level research program. Student who are US citizens
or permanent residents and who have a strong quantitative background in basic or applied
sciences are encourage to apply.
BIOS Research Experiences for Undergraduates -
The Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Sciences is looking for students willing to conduct
independent projects under faculty and staff supervision. Areas of study include marine
organisms, Reefs, Chemistry of the Bermuda area and effects of global warming. Students
will be housed at the BIOS campus and include Travel expenses, room, board and a stipend.
Birch Aquarium Internship- UC San Diego
Help visitors from around the world discover the wonders of the ocean. Inspire conservation
and showcase the groundbreaking research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all
while gaining valuable experience in your chosen field. Both established programs
and individual opportunities are available.
Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program- Sackler School
BDBS offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing
future PhD or MD/PhD studies. Trainees also attend scientific seminars and workshops
on academic and career guidance, participate in organized social activities, and have
free time to explore the Boston area. Trainees receive a $4,000 stipend, travel expenses
within the US, and are provided with on-campus housing.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Internship- Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff and help us educate thousands of visitors
each year about the marine environment of Southern California. Most intern and staff
positions at the Aquarium are part-time. The Aquarium is a facility of the City of
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
California Conservation Corps. (Public Works Internship)- California Conservation Corps
Internships are available to select corpsmembers who demonstrate excellent work habits.
Interns must be recommended by their supervisor and approved by the sponsoring agency.
State agencies such as California State Parks, the Department of Fish and Games, and
Caltrans often use CCC interns to assist with park maintenance work and other public
works and natural resource conservation tasks. Interns get offered specialized training
and develop closer working relationships with potential future employers.
California Department of Parks and Recreation- Student Assistants
Student assistants may also earn credit toward graduation. During the school year
and summer months, openings exist in the Sacramento headquarters and most of our district
offices and facilities. Special opportunities also exist for students in the engineering
and architectural sciences and for those in second-year legal programs. Assisting
in our engineering divisions or legal office, they can gain experience and contacts
as they work closely with experts in their fields
California Waterfowl Association Internships- California Waterfowl Association
California Waterfowl Association offers internships, scholarships, fellowships, and
employment. There are three different Intern Titles: Environmental Education Assistant,
Junior Duck Stamp Intern, and Summer Sprig Internship. CWA Interns educate children
and young adults about the waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation.
Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP)- UCLA
The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a 12-week summer internship.
It is designed for 10 outstanding minority and underrepresented graduate students
who are contemplating a career in biomedical-related sciences and working with underserved
communities. An individualized program is developed for each undergraduate participant,
who will work with a faculty Principal Investigator or his/her associates.
CDC Summer Fellowship -Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
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.
Students Receive Stipends for their work
Islands Volunteer- Channel Islands National Park (California)
Channel Islands National Park has many volunteer opportunities including staffing
the information desk at the visitor center, interpretive naturalist, scientific data
entry, historic research, trail maintenance, vegetation restoration, and more. Although
the park can never repay its volunteers for their valuable contributions, they do
their best to make your time happy and fulfilling.
CHCI Congressional Internship Program
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate
students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating
in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community
Clean Water Action Internship- Clean Water Action
Clean Water Action has 4 different internships for students which are Marine Debris
and Zero Waste Internship, Michigan Energy Program, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis-
Rural Video Intern. It offers talented undergraduates, graduates, and beginning professionals
hands-on work experience and specialized training in the fields of toxics and waste
reduction, climate change and water conservation, marketing and communications, and
non-profit development and fundraising.
CLIMB-UP Program- University at Buffalo
The CLIMB-UP Summer Research Program will match you with participating faculty mentor
whose interests are complementary to your own. You will work on your own research
project and get hands-on experience during the 10-week program. The summer will culminate
with you and your peers presenting your work at the Summer Research Day with students
from other UB summer research programs.
Coastal Science (John D. Isaacs Marine Undergraduate Research Assistant Program)-
Sea Grant California
The John D. Isaacs Undergraduate Research Assistant Program provides undergraduate
students interested in marine science with high-quality summer research experiences
while also assisting current California Sea Grant- supported investigators to further
their marine research projects. California Sea Grant seeks to provide talented undergraduate
students with an opportunity to work closely with established marine scientists, develop
their research skills, and better define their career goals in marine science.
Computational Sensing + Robotics Program- John Hopkins
The REU program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics (CSMR) is an intensive,
ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction, beginning end of May 2014.
Participants will contribute to specific research projects pursued by faculty and
researchers at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR). Each
student will be a part of a collegial research team, including a faculty project supervisor
and a graduate student mentor, and will work on a challenging research project.
Conservancy Internship- San Elijo Ecological Reserve
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting and
enhancing San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and its watershed. This extraordinary
county and state regional park protects nearly 1,000 acres of habitat that hosts more
than 700 species of plants and animals.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Internship Opportunities
Discovery Hall Programs frequently offers internship opportunities for students to
assist and learn through their marine science-based field trip classes and summer
camp programs. These include academic year or summer internships for high school
students, and internships of varying lengths for college undergraduate and graduate
DIMACS/DIMATIA/Rutgers Math/CCICADA Research Experience for Undergraduates- Charles University in Prague
Students work at Rutgers University for 8 weeks, under the direct supervision of faculty
mentors. A small number of REU participants are selected to participate in an extension
of the research experience. These students will travel to DIMATIA, at Charles University
in Prague, Czech Republic, and will participate in the Midsummer Combinatorial Workshop
as well as additional REU program activities.
DHS Education Programs Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team
(SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving
Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.
DHS HS- STEM Summer Internship Program- US Department of Homeland Security
The US Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program
for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (HS-STEM). The program provides students with quality
research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and
allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.
Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Programs-Various Locations across US
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE's
mission and Operations. Disciplines include Engineering, physical sciences, environmental
sciences, IT, physics, math and statistics. Application period October 15th through
Jan 15th. Benefits include stipends and travel expenses.
East Bay Internships- East Bay Regional Park
Please visit the Job Opportunities page to apply and for more information. The East
Bay Regional Park District employs approximately two-dozen interns each year in a
variety of internship projects in most of the nine different District divisions. Each
project has a 375-hour maximum; may be 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks; 30 hours
per week for 12.5 weeks; or other schedule variation to meet project and student needs.
Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG)- Texas A&M University
The purpose of the USRG program is to involve outstanding students who have completed
their sophomore year and are interested in pursuing graduate studies. They anticipate
that these students will make a contribution to ongoing faculty research and, more
importantly, gain an appreciation for and an interest in research.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Internship - Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Program
Becoming and intern you will have the opportunity to experience spectacular parklands
such as Alcatraz, Crissy Field, and more. They have internship positions in the fields
of interpretation, restoration and monitoring, youth programs, volunteer management,
projects and planning, business management, media and design, and much more!
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program- Harvest Forest
The Harvest Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students
to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the
effect of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate
change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species.
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Internship-National Marine Sanctuary
The sanctuary encourages students to get involved and gain valuable experience through
internships. Over the years, many students have completed internship projects for
the sanctuary and many have also continued on to work in the field of marine conservation.
Students gain an understanding of the level of management and coordination that is
required to successfully conduct a large-scale public outreach project and have the
opportunity to take part in a variety of other sanctuary projects during whale season.
Heal the Bay Internships- Heal the Bay
Internships provide valuable experience working for an environmental nonprofit. Lasting
from weeks to several months, internships require at least 8-10 hours/week. Interns
are assigned to projects working with experienced HtB staff. Internships are unpaid.
Hidden Villa (Animal Husbandry, Environmental Education, Agriculture, Public Programs
and Development)-Hidden Villa
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness,
and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and
social justice. At Hidden Villa internships last for a full year there are varied
start dates to each, depending on the seasonality of the farm and departments. There
are four main internship categories that interns can apply for which are Agriculture,
Development, Public Programs, Environmental Education, and Youth Development Internship.
Interactive Biomaterials REU- Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
Students have the opportunity to do research in any of the following areas: Understanding
bacteria-material interactions by surface engineering; Functionalization of biomimetic
interfaces via engineered proteins; Control of Natural Polymers for Drug Delivery;
2D and 3D Active Cell Culture and more. Must be an undergraduate student majoring
in the following disciplines: Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Or Physics with an
interest in Biomaterials Science.
Interdisciplinary REU- Research Experiences for Undergraduates- University of Michigan
Student participants will be engaged in an intensive ten-week period of hands-on experimental
training and independent investigation in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, computational
chemistry, enzymology, molecular biology and plant biology. The research projects
featured in this program all involve studies of the structure and function of proteins.
Students will participate in weekly enrichment seminars. Check out the participant
John Hopkins Summer Internship Program- John Hopkins
Undergraduate summer internships at BTI, Cornell University and the USDA provide an
excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career
is right for you. Currently they offer positions to outstanding students interested
in Plant Genome Research, Bioinformatics and Bioenergy Education.
Land Conservancy Internship- Palos Verdes Peninsula
The Conservancy offers college and university juniors, seniors, and graduate students
the opportunity to work with staff as interns. They offer unpaid positions in the
Conservation, Education, and Administration departments. The program runs on a semester
basis and the Conservancy is willing to coordinate with the student's academic institution
for course credit.
Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) Glenn Research
(LERCIP) is a Center-unique ten week paid summer college internship experience at
the NASA Glenn Research Facility. Internships are in the areas of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics, as well as the non-STEM professional business career
majors that provide support to NASA’s mission. LERCIP provides opportunities to graduating
high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students. LERCIP interns are involved
in mission-related projects under the guidance of a GRC mentor and subject matter
expert who engages them in exciting work with exposure to state-of-the-art technology.
LSAMP Undergraduate Summer Research Program- National Science Foundation
LSAMP is looking for underrepresented STEM students to enhance academic experience
and opportunities. CSU LSAMP is a summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate
participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as
well as network with others in their field of interested through weekly luncheons.
Marine Advanced Technology Education- MATE Center
Each year approximately fifteen students are selected as marine technician interns
aboard sea-going research vessels that are part of the University National Oceanographic
Laboratory System (UNOLS) and the United States Coast Guard and the Ocean Exploration
Trust. Most internships last for 2-12 weeks and occur all over the country and all
over the world: Florida, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Samoa, Europe, etc. All intern
travel to and from the ship is covered by the MATE Center, and the intern lives and
eats aboard the vessel for the duration of most internships.
Marine Discovery Internship- Seymour Marine Discovery Internship Center Santa Cruz
Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz is in search of dynamic college students
and college graduates with basic knowledge of marine science, biology, or environmental
studies to work with their education staff. Interns can provide an educational programming
for K-12 students, leading tours, assisting with various projects, and much more.
Marine Mammal Internships- Ocean Conservation Society
LADP Dolphin Field Surveys- utilize a regular staff made up of research associates
and interns to collect various types of data, conduct photo ID, and collect behavioral
information on marine mammals in the Southern California Bight. Survey take place
weekly- both during weekdays and weekends- and require a minimum crew of three and
a maximum crew of eight. Interns should have some background in oceanography/marine
biology, photography, bioacoustics, videography, statistics, boating or combination
Marine Mammal Center Internship- Northcoast Marine Mammal Center
The internships are designed to give exceptional hands-on experience with all aspects
of rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals, as well as give an inside look at
how a small non-profit organization works. There are currently three internship periods:
Spring, Summer and Fall. They are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic interns
to get involved!
Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program- UCSD
The Marine Physical Laboratory at the world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography
is seeking inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with an exceptional aptitude
for quantitative science with majors in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Geology. This ten-week summer internship program offers qualified
students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world
while earning a modest salary. In addition to their research, students will attend
weekly seminars given by members of our faculty and scientific staff.
Marine Science Internships in Oregon- Oregon State University
Oregon State University is proud to announce the availability of paid research internships
for 20 students during each summer. The Research Experience for Undergraduates program
runs from June 16th to August 22nd, 2014 at both the Hatfield Marine Science Center
(HMSC) in Newport and at the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences in Corvallis.
Out of state travel, on-site housing at OSU or HMSC and a weekly stipend ($565) are
provided. They welcome applications from students with interests in any of these areas:
biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute- Arizona State University
This intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates in Tempe,
Arizona prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface
of mathematics, statistics and the natural and behavioral sciences for the rigors
of graduate studies. MTBI is a research experience for undergraduates (REU); it is
not an internship, nor will students earn college credit for participation.
MBARI Summer Internship Program- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's summer internship program provides
an opportunity for talented college students (undergraduate and graduate) and educators
to come to MBARI for a period of 10 weeks in 2014 (June 9–August 15) to work on a
specific project under MBARI staff supervision. The focus of the MBARI internship
is on the intern's professional development—learning research techniques and improving
communication and collaboration skills. Each intern will have an MBARI mentor who
will supervise a specific project. Interns will also serve as peer-mentors to other
MIT Summer Research Program- MIT
The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education;
to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and
recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT. Today, this program
seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might
benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under
the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers who are MIT faculty members,
postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Students who participate in
this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby
helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas of research and innovation.
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
For more than 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided
students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the
Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created
in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in
the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; however, all
eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
Molecular and Quantitative and Computational Biology Summer Undergraduate Research
Each summer, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Department of Molecular Biology,
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, the Genentech Foundation and the
New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research provide intensive laboratory research experiences
to a select group of undergraduates chosen from a nationwide pool. Each student joins
a world-class research group—headed by a Faculty member and carries out an original
research project. Participants are immersed in a culture of close collaboration with
other undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and thereby
experience first-hand what it is like to be a scientist.
MHIRT Program at CBU
The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at CBU provides international research training opportunities to
qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically
disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and
behavioral research careers.
National Marine Sanctuary Internship- Channel Islands
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary may have periodic project-based internships
available based on organization needs working directly with Sanctuary staff to manage
the marine resources found within CINMS through education, outreach, research and
resource protection programs. Any opportunities would be volunteer positions without
compensation and are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants would be responsible
for paying individual expenses associated with relocation, travel, and room and board.
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary does not provide assistance with housing
National Park Service Pathways Programs
The Pathways Internship Program offers current students enrolled in high school, college,
trade school or other qualifying educational institutions paid opportunities to work
with the National Park Service and explore careers while completing their education.
You can find current NPS student position job announcements on USAJOBS
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates- Cornell University
Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research
staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation,
astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology. Students interested in computer science
and engineering are also encouraged to apply. View the list of research projects.
In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate
in a series of group activities including lectures, roundtables and workshops.
NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Integrative Biology- UC Berkley
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through
its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates
who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated
with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and
other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with
housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens
or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be
at either a US or foreign location.
NSF Laser-matter Interactions at the Atomic and Nanoscales- Kansas State
As a student in our program, you will be paired with a faculty research mentor. Furthermore,
on average about 2-3 hours per week will be spent in a classroom setting, where faculty
members will describe the physics behind your own project and your peers' projects
as well. In addition to your research mentor, Dr. Larry Weaver will be available to
assist you in learning about your research as you get more involved. You will develop
a web page on your project, and give regular updates on your research to your fellow
student researchers. Your project will culminate in an oral or poster presentation
summarizing your research project, and in the creation of a web page summarizing your
Undergraduate Research at the Nano-Bio Interface-Nanotech (Check back 2017)
The Undergraduate Research at The Nano-Bio Interface program at Penn's NBIC is an
REU that combines a rich research experience in nanobiotechnology with structured
professional development focused on cross cultural issues. The focus of the research
Opto-electronic function of biomolecules, and single molecule probes. Faculties from
two universities collaborate to provide a rich research experience for undergraduate
students. Our strategy is to constitute a student body that is 50% Hispanic and 50%
non-Hispanic so that role playing, communications, ethics, etc. can be developed around
a specific cultural example.
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars
NCAS gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages
them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related
field or career.
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity
to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists
in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships
cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May
or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor
a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators,
career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
NOAA- Hollings Scholarship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings)
scholarship program is designed to: increase undergraduate training in oceanic and
atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary
training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship
of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare
students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science
agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare
students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science
and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Program
REU Summer program provides students with a glimpse into the life of a scientific
researcher as well as opportunities to meet and work with world-renowned scientists.
Participants engage in full-time research on a nanotechnology-related topic. They
attend regular group meetings, which give them opportunities to share their progress
and gain a broad overview on a wide array of scientific projects. Additional activities
include tours of facilities and laboratories, special lectures, field trips, technical
writing workshops, a public speaking seminar, and a summer picnic.
Student Trips and Courses- The Oceanic Society
The Oceanic Society, offers a wide variety of conservation-based research opportunities
for students - at both the high school and university level. Each Oceanic Society
expedition allows students the opportunity to participate in long-term scientific
studies by emphasizing project-based learning and the hands-on development of research
knowledge and skills. Objectives include: expanding classroom education in the sciences
to include first-hand field experience meshed with practical applications; assist
with actual data collection; expanding appreciation for wildlife and the environment;
and helping to create a supportive environment for students to work as a team in a
cooperative manner with each other and Oceanic Society marine biologists.
Orange County Coastkeeper Internship- Orange County Coastkeeper
The Coastkeeper volunteer internship is extensive and fulfilling where volunteers
get to learn and grow more than a typical internship opportunity. A Coastkeeper intern
will gain experience that will further your education or career search, and provide
a high profile reference for resumes and job applications. As such, the expectations
and responsibilities for interns are similar to those found in a standard job setting.
The minimum commitment for an official internship is 100 hours. All positions are
unpaid, and we encourage student applicants to receive school credit for their hours.
Orange County Internships- college students & Recent Graduates
OSSI Internship for Students- NASA
The One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is recruiting full-time college students for
internships in scientific or engineering research, development and operations. The
internships take place wherever NASA research and planning is taking place. Internships
can last eight weeks or as long as a school year.
Pacific Grove Museum Volunteer- Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is always looking for dedicated interns.
Internships require a minimum of an 8 hour per week commitment. We offer hands-on
positions working in our Education, Collections, Exhibitions, Development, and Marketing
Departments. If you do not see an internship that fits the list on the website, contact
the Museum, as some opportunities are not listed on the website.
Parks Conservancy Internship- Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Internships are offered in restoration ecology, inventory and monitoring, education
and outreach, trail work, and more. Work sites vary throughout Marin, San Francisco,
and San Mateo County. Interns earn a weekly stipend, receive personalized training,
and gain marketable work experience. Internships are competitive and generally one
year positions. Long-term volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.
Commitment and training levels vary by position and ongoing training opportunities
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine- UC Davis
The Hugh Edmondson Summer Research Internship Program provides a unique research opportunity
for motivated college students who have demonstrated a strong interest in research
in the health sciences. The internship program offers research opportunities under
the supervision and mentorship of pathology faculty in various pathology laboratories
located at the UC Davis campus or at the medical center/health sciences campus in
Sacramento. In addition to research activities, the program offers weekly lectures
and problem-based-learning exercises that promote investigative and critical thinking.
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in
the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health
to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term
training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.
A primary goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer
research, either as a laboratory-based scientist or a physician scientist. Thus, qualified
students with an interest in cancer research are particularly encouraged to apply.
Physics Department Solar Physics/ Astronomy and Space Physics REU Program- Montana State University
Their program gives participants an opportunity to develop skills for contemporary
research under the guidance of internationally known physicists. These REU experiences
help students make informed decisions about graduate school and careers in academia
or research. Most projects involve analysis of data from space missions such as Yohkoh,
SOHO, TRACE, RHESSI, Hinode, and SDO and ground-based observatories. The Data Analysis
projects are suitable for most undergraduates at the sophomore or junior level.
Physics and Astronomy Program- UCLA
UCLA's Physics and Astronomy Department offers a research experience program in Physics
and Astronomy where undergraduate students work closely with a faculty mentor and
their research group on an individual project. All interested students are invited
to apply for this 10-week summer program from June 22 - August 29, 2014. Program participants
gain direct experience by working in ongoing experimental or theoretical research
programs in plasma and beam physics, solid state physics, biophysics, astrophysics,
and high-energy physics. All students attend weekly seminars on current research in
physics in addition to machine shop and Physics GRE workshops. The experience culminates
with the writing of a report and presentation of findings at a closing Symposium.
PIPELINES - UCSB The Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning In Naval Engineering
and Science (PIPELINES) program is an exciting opportunity for science and engineering
undergraduates to participate in an 8-week immersive experience, where teams of students
compete in finding the most innovative and effective design solutions to real-world
Naval engineering and science design projects. Both community college and UCSB undergraduates
are invited to apply. Interns attend weekly meetings, special seminars, and sharpen
their problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills through a course on Applied Creativity
and Innovation. Military Veterans Strongly encouraged to apply.
REEF Marine Conservation Internship- REEF
REEF's Marine Conservation Internship provides an in-depth look into REEF's Volunteer
Fish Survey Project and Invasive Lionfish Program. Geared towards college-age individuals,
the internship provides an array of diverse experiences including scientific diving,
outreach and education, data collection and management, non-profit operations, and
public speaking. During the four-month long internship, you will have many opportunities
to dive and volunteer with partner organizations in the Florida Keys and South Florida.
REU Program in Physics and Astronomy-LSU
They Host a REU program in Physics & Astronomy. The 10-week program introduces students
to the nature of research-oriented careers in physics & astronomy, and fosters development
of research-related skills and knowledge. Participants are matched with faculty mentors
based on student interests. Weekly seminars, field trips and workshops provide students
with additional skills development, professional development topics such as ethics
and patents/intellectual property, and an introduction to common research resources.
Many events occur in conjunction with concurrent LSU summer undergraduate science
programs in space science, computational science, and biomedical sciences.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program- UC Davis Physics Department
The Department of Physics has hosted an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates
site since 2004. During the 10-week program students live on campus while working
alongside our faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects. Students
get a view of physics very different from typical coursework. Research Project- Students
can choose from several of the physics subfields represented at UC Davis. Each student
will have a personalized project, to conclude with a 15-minute presentation to the
rest of the REU group.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Science and Technology of Materials-Princeton Institute
The REU program is principally focused on providing students with the opportunity
to carry out research at the forefront of materials science and engineering. In addition,
we provide a proactive educational program consisting of short courses and lectures,
designed to introduce students to the grand challenges of materials research. Special
seminars also examine the role of science and engineering in society. Lab visits to
both Princeton labs and industrial labs in the area are arranged.
College Internships for National Parks Service- Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Positions available to interns include: Botany, Carnivore Studies, Cultural Resources,
Cultural Resources, EcoHelpers, Education, Fire Ecology, Geographic Information Systems,
Graphic Design, Native Plant Nursery, Park Ranger, Restoration Ecology, Tree, Web
Design, and Wildlife Biology Internships are available. Student internships are 3-4
months full time or 5-6 months part time. Internships are available for current students
and recent graduates and offer a great opportunity to work in a federal agency.
Santa Barbara Nature Internship- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has a part time Visitor Services position
available at the Ty Warner Sea Center's admissions office and store. Our Visitor Services
staff provides high quality and friendly service to visitors of the Sea Center, ensuring
that they will have a pleasant experience. They are looking for candidates with the
following qualifications: Friendly manner with excellent communication skills, Ability
to multi-task and process transactions quickly and effectively, Prior sales and customer
service experience, Prior experience in handling cash and cash register equipment,
including point of sale systems, Good computer skills, and Bi-lingual skills preferred.
San Dieguito River Park Internship/ Employment Opportunities- SDRP
Student Internship: Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited College or University
and seeking to gain work experience in a field aligned with River Park needs and opportunities.
Applicant is also eligible to receive a stipend, if available and upon the discretion
of the Director, upon completion of project or agreed upon hours and as recognition
for exemplary performance.
Sierra Club- San Francisco Bay Chapter
This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in local grassroots environmental
politics to gain references and resume experience in the environmental field. The
Conservation Intern works closely with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize
Sierra Club volunteers and activists to work on local environmental efforts. Some
of our current campaigns include protecting critical habitat and open space, promoting
clean renewable energy, and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot
measures and elect environmental leaders. The Sierra Club provides and important role
in the environmental movement by getting our 38,000 local members directly involved
in grassroots lobbying and elections.
Veterinary Science and Education Internship- The Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal center helps with the rescue of stranded and abused marine mammals
and focuses on their protection and safety. Positions include a Veterinary science
internship and and Education internship. Check often for updates on when to apply
Summer Medical, Dental and Education Program-SMDEP
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry
and Medical School at Houston together comprise one of 12 sites of the Summer Medical
and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation. Approximately 80 college undergraduate students attend SMDEP at UTHealth
each summer. The program provides six weeks of intense exposure to clinical dentistry
and medicine, while providing science and career counseling for students considering
health care careers.
Life/ Physical Sciences Program-The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. College
sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller
University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August. Placement
in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are matched with
laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under
the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.
Science/ Biology Program- Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Their ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which begins on the first
Monday in June, is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate freshmen,
sophomores, and juniors are interested in pursuing a career in bio medically related
sciences. Applicants must have research experience. Students in the program have the
opportunity to: obtain hands-on research experience in cutting-edge laboratories,
interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, attend a weekly
luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty, attend skills development workshops
to hone presentation and interview skills, attend and present at works-in-progress
sessions with the cohort of SURP students.
Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology- Pepperdine University
Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science
education, environmental science, or biotechnology. They must have completed one year
of biology by the summer and must be classified as an undergraduate student during
that same term. Participants must be available full-time between May -July. The National
Science Foundation Requires that all participants be United State citizens or a permanent
resident of the US.
Summer Systematics Institute
Participants will conduct research with their chosen advisor on a project relating
to the discipline of the advisor and student. Participants also receive instruction
while taking part in a museum-based curriculum that includes tours, lectures, and
lab exercises on phylogenetic systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary
biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences. One-day
field trips highlighting the local natural history include tidepooling and hiking.
Participants are also invited to attend a scientific meeting (such as the annual meeting
for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology) following their summer internship
to present their findings in the form of a talk or poster.
Surfrider- Surfrider Foundation Science San Diego Chapter
Have you wanted to get involved with the Surfrider Chapter, but don't know where to
start? Perhaps you've already volunteered with them, but want to get more involved?
If so, then join them for their next core volunteer orientation. There trainings are
held every other month. Core volunteers are the heart and soul of their organization.
They often go onto leadership positions within their chapter and help set their chapter's
strategy. This training will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to
be a Surfrider ambassador.
SURF Program-Boston University
The SURF Program at Boston University is designed to promote access to graduate education
for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally
underrepresented in the sciences. The SURF Program is open to non-BU students who
are rising juniors or rising seniors, and wish to conduct research in the sciences,
technology, or engineering. The program consists of ten weeks of full-time research
in a Boston University lab, mentored by a BU faculty member.
SURF Program- Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The SURF Program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research
careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying
and providing research
experience to talented underrepresented minority students. Preference is given to
students completing their sophomore or junior years. However, other students who express
plans for research may be considered. Participation in the summer program is restricted
to US citizens and permanent residents.
Supporting Plant Conservation- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Internships in applied conservation research are available throughout the year. Opportunities
will vary depending on the availability of ongoing projects. We offer both paid internships
and volunteer opportunities that typically run 8-10 weeks.
Transfer to Excellence UC Berkley Summer Internship Program- UC Berkley
The TTE Summer Research Program, organized by the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics
Science, in partnership with the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems and the
Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, provides research experience for undergraduates
(REU) who are enrolled in community colleges. Opportunities currently available are
in the following technical areas: Energy Efficient Electronic Sciences, Nanotechnology
and Nanoscience, and Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology.
Turtle Island Restoration Network Careers and Internships
Turtle Island is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Our
work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting
positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho
Tree People- Jobs and Internships
TreePeople staff works with interns to give them a leg-up in the environmental field
and specialized training across our departments' specialties. Come join us and help
green our city!
UCLA Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Targeting educationally and financially disadvantaged community college students while
accepting a number of 4-year college students, UCLA/DREW SHPEP will give students the opportunity to meet and work with other students
whose interests in health professions parallel their own. Students will also have
the opportunity to work with expert faculty and staff who are eager to mentor students
and share knowledge in their individual fields.
USRP NASA Mentorship Program- NASA
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites students who have been
accepted for enrollment and currently enrolled students to apply for the USDA Internship
Program. Student Trainees will gain valuable professional development experiences
by taking advantage of career training, an individual mentor, shadowing experiences,
professional webinars, and much more. Student Trainees work with esteemed scientists
and senior professionals and receive on-the-job training that will create a career
pathway for success. The USDA Internship Program consists of paid internship opportunities
and may lead to conversion to a career-conditional appointment after graduation and
completion of program requirements. The USDA Internship Program will expose students
to Federal work experience and agricultural careers.
Internships- County of Orange
Internships with the County of Orange offer students and recent graduates an opportunity
to partner with one of the premier employers in the region as they explore career
options and apply their academic skills and knowledge to the workplace. They have
over ten Internship categories that students can apply to.
Watershed Project Internship- The Watershed Project
The need for talented and passionate people who are dedicated to environmental careers
has never been greater. At The Watershed Project they are proud of their track record
training and inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders. As an intern,
you will contribute directly to meaningful and exciting projects, learn new skills,
and gain valuable experience working for a well-respected and growing non-profit.
Their program gives interns the maximum educational benefit by placing them in positions
working under the guidance of their professional staff that fit their professional
interests and skill sets.
WildCare Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Intern- WildCare
WildCare is an environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation center located
in Marin County, California. Our wildlife hospital cares for ill, orphaned or injured
wild animals, while our education department helps children—and adults—learn how to
make room for our forest and shoreline friends within our environment. Over 300 volunteers
provide the resources necessary to take care of more than 3,000 animals in our San
Rafael hospital. Other volunteers provide classes and nature hikes to more than 40,000
children and adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies- USC
This NSF-funded REU program will support eight highly motivated and talented undergraduate
students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean
Systems and Sustainability during an intensive 8-week program at the Wrigley Marine
Science Center on Catalina Island, CA. The program will provide students with hands-on
research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies (including a 1-day
research cruise), introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine
science, academic and career advisement, group activities and field trips to explore
different parts of the island and ecosystems.
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