Summer Internships in Biology
Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Cancer research institute in New York City. $4000 stipend and housing. Application at www.sloankettering.edu
Deadline Feb. 10, 2014
Boyce Thompson Institute of Plant Research at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Plant Genome Research Program. $4500 stipend, housing, food and travel. Calvin students have previously participated in this program.www.bti.cornell.edu/interships Deadline Feb. 7, 2014
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine NIH-REU: biomedical research and toxicology using marine animals as research models. A beautiful and scientifically excellent place to spend a summer. Adjacent to Acadia National Park.
$5000 stipend, room, food, travel. Application and information at http://www.mdibl.org/undergraduate_application_process.php
Deadline Jan. 10, 2014.
The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.
Applications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August). http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/
The Van Andel Research Institute has an immediate research opportunity
This is an internship for a student interested in bioinformatics. https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VAI&cws=1&rid=603
Cancer research in Seattle – enjoy the ocean, mountains, fresh fish and perhaps a bit of rain. Calvin students have gone to this internship in previous years.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status. We would appreciate your help promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among faculty/students in the appropriate departments at Calvin College. As such, I have attached a very brief PowerPoint presentation that includes an overview of the program, how to apply, and who to contact for more information. We have also created an informational brochure and coinciding business card pertaining to the program – if you would like to distribute any of our printed materials among your students, please let me know the quantity you need and the address where the items should be sent.
The program runs from Monday, June 16 – Friday, August 15, 2014.
Please visit: http://www.fhcrc.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html to learn more about the SURP, including eligibility criteria, compensation, travel and housing, and/or to submit an application. Applications are due on Friday, January 17, 2014. Two letters of recommendation are due on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Here is a catalog of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students that someone sent to me. Check it out. http://www.fhcrc.org/content/dam/public/education/internships.pdf.
University of Utah Bioscience summer undergraduate research program
Many area of biology are included. $3500 stipend, housing, meals and travel. www.bioscience.utah.edu Deadline Feb 1, 2014 Poster on 2nd floor DH board.
UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Research Scholarship Awards for African-American students
This is a $25000 scholarship to cover tuition, room and board while studying and doing research with a Calvin faculty member. It would include an additional $10,000 grant to the faculty member to support the research. Open to African-American students who will be juniors during the 2014-15 academic year. Apply on-line, www.UNCF.org/umsi
Deadline Dec. 5, 2013
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
Be sure to check the NSF website for up to date information about numerous, excellent opportunities. http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/
Student Conservation Association >> Several Calvin students have participated in SCA internships which place interns in national parks, wildlife refuges etc. These internships may be research or work experiences and range from field research to construction/maintenance or interpretive work. SCA internships are open to students at all educational levels.
National Science Foundation (NSF) >>
The NSF is an independent government agency responsible for promoting scientific and engineering research experiences for undergrads. Also check out the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates >> site which helps attract a diversified pool of talented students into research careers.
Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine for Undergraduate Students>> The compilation PDF features research internships in science or medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students. The compilation is organized by academic level and discipline and the programs are alphabetized according to the name of the sponsoring institution. For more information about a specific internship, please refer to the program’s website or contact the respective administrator.
Amgen Scholars Program >> provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. This is a prestigious summer research program held at various locations including Cal Tech, UCLA, U of Washington, UCSD, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge University (England), and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, among others. The research projects are primarily in the areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, neuroscience, genetics and related disciplines. Includes a generous stipend and all expenses. Three Calvin students have been accepted to this program in previous years.
University of Notre Dame Field Environmental Biology program >> This ecology research program is located at the Notre Dame field station in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You will receive academic credit from ND that can be transferred to Calvin. The program lasts for 10 weeks It includes a stipend plus free tuition, housing and a travel allowance. Several Calvin students have participated in the program and had very good experiences, with the added advantage for you that the people at ND know Calvin and the good reputation of our students. Research programs include animal behavior and forest, lake or stream ecology. You will receive 3 credits from Notre Dame that can be transferred to Calvin, free tuition, housing and travel plus a $3500 stipend! Open to current sophomores and juniors. Applications are due on November 1. Information at http://underc.nd.edu See also the flyer on the 2nd floor DH summer research bulletin board.
Michigan State University Summer Undergraduate program in Plant Genomics >> Don't rule this out if you are pre-med or not currently a plant person. You will learn lots of molecular biology and genetics which is valuable for anyone. Several Calvin students have participated in this program very successfully and have gone on to greater things in grad school and med school. As a result MSU wants more Calvin people for this program.
Undergraduate Research in Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany at the Missouri Botanical Garden >> The MBG program focuses on the areas of plant systematics, conservation biology, and ethnobotany. Potential projects include taxonomic description of new species and revisionary studies in Brassicaceae,
Araceae, and Melastomataceae, DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, DNA barcoding, pollen analysis, pollination biology of rare species,
seed morphology and anatomy of Lythraceae and Passifloraceae, conservation biology of threatened species, ecology of invasive species, herbarium study of historically important collections, Native American ethnobotany, and revisionary studies of economically important plants. REU students have access to a herbarium of 6.2 million specimens, an excellent botanical library, rich garden collections, a 2,400 acre natural area, and a laboratory with facilities for plant anatomy, microscopy, digital imaging, SEM, and DNA analysis.
University of Michigan Biological Station NSF-REU: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment >> Located in northern Michigan on Douglas Lake. Includes a stipend, room, meals, travel. A great place to spend a summer. Our own Prof. Curt Blankespoor teaches at UMBS in the summer.
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salsbury Cove, Maine. NSF-REU >> Near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Absolutely stunning place to spend a summer and do big science. Dr. John Ubels worked there for 5 summers. Several Calvin students have participated in this program in PHYSIOLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS AND TOXICOLOGY USING MARINE ORGANISMS AS MODELS SYSTEMS. Work with top scientists from all over the world.
Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station >> in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science and Horticulture. The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students, postdocs and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.
Department of Homeland Security >> Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students 10 week research experience; $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, and social sciences.
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology >> An opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species.
Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison >> Junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences are invited to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). This hands-on research program is designed primarily to give students from other colleges and universities a chance to experience the richness of research at UW–Madison.
Hope College - Environmental Impacts on Biological Systems: from Molecules to Ecosystems, NSF-REU program >>. The department offers undergraduate research opportunities for up to 25 students. Many students in the department co-author papers with faculty members for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The new and expanded A. Paul Schaap Science Center gives you access to state-of-the-art academic and laboratory facilities. Hope maintains a 55-acre nature preserve on nearby Lake Michigan and a biology greenhouse in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research >>
CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in: Cancer biology, Neuroscience, Plant biology, Cellular and molecular biology, Genetics, and Computational biology.