- Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM) at East Carolina University: 10-week, NSF-funded REU program for rising juniors and seniors. Program includes a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing, meal plan, and more. Students from underrepresented groups (women, minorities and persons with disabilities), veterans, and students from academic institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply.
- BIT SURE: BioTechnology-based Sequencing-based Undergraduate Research Experience at NC State University. "Join the NC State Pack for ten weeks to develop your skills as a scientist over a summer of research, collaboration, professional development, science outreach, and fun! Students will receive a stipend ($5,500 for ten weeks of research), lodging in Wolf Village student apartments, funds for travel, and a daily food allowance. Requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities in all facilities will be honored. **BIT SURE will run May - August 2020** Application deadline is 14 February 2020.
- Conservation Scholars Program: Summer conservation immersion program at the University of Washington. An 8-week, paid summer experience for freshmen and sophomores. Runs from 21 June to 15 August 2020. Deadline for applications is 5 February 2020.
Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Eastern Kentucky University. Students will work at a field station with old-growth forest in eastern Kentucky, and in Daniel Boone National Forest. This is a 10 week, paid program: 18 May to 24 July 2020. Questions can be sent to David Brown or Kelly Watson at email@example.com. Deadline for applications is 15 February 2020.
The Ecology of Human Dominated Landscapes: 10-week, paid ($5500) Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF funded) in Ecology and Environmental Science offered by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Preference given to sophomores and juniors. Internship runs from 25 May to 1 August 2020, and the application deadline is 24 January 2020.
- George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change: 11- or 12-week paid ($15 per hour) summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students to work on issues related to the effects of climate change on national parks. Check website for application deadline for 2020. Free or subsidized housing in accommodations in the park is available for most positions.
- Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI) in health sciences in Utah. Paid 10-week summer research internship (26 May - 31 July 2020) for junior and senior undergraduates who are Native American/Alaskan Native or who have a keen interest in these peoples and in minority health disparities. Deadline for applications is 19 February 2020. Click here (PDF) for application.
- Neuroscience research (NSF-REU) at Mercy College and Albert Einstein Medical College (New York City) for 10 weeks (1 June to 7 August 2020). Lodging and transportation are covered, and students receive $600/week. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2020.
- Organization for Tropical Studies Research Experience for Undergraduates is for students who are African American, Hispanic American, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, or Pacific Islanders. This is a 8-week, paid summer experience in Costa Rica. Program pays for all travel and basic living expenses. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.
- Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internship at the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University is now seeking undergraduate applicants interested in plant science research & bioinformatics experiences! Support: free group housing, $850 for meals, travel reimbursement, and $5,750 stipend over 10 weeks -- 1 June to 7 August 2020. Click here for a colorful flyer. Deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020
- Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program: 12-week, paid summer internship in health sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Open to rising sophomores, juniors or seniors. Program runs from May to August 2020, and the application deadline is 1 February 2020.
- The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) usually has some undergraduate summer fellowships.
- NASA Undergraduate Internships.
- The National Science Foundation has listings of numerous summer research opportunities, especially Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), across the country.
- Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) grant program in the UNC system--specifically here at UNCP.
- RIT List of Internships. A comprehensive and up-to-date listing of PAID summer research opportunities.
- Training Program to Promote Diversity in Cancer Research at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Internship designed for sophomores to rising seniors, underrepresented minorities, who want to earn a Ph.D. or M.D. GPA must be 3.0 and above. Runs from June to August 2020. Stipend and housing provided. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2020. See Dr. Bob Poage for more information.
- Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. www.turpentinecreek.org
- Sciencejobs.com lists regular jobs and some internships/short-term jobs.
- Smithsonian Research Training Program. 10-week internships, typically 24 positions available.
- SPIRE Undergraduate Summer Research Program. 10-week research experience for undergraduates. Offers innovative research at UNC Chapel Hill and development of professional skills as a scientist. The program will run from May 19-July 26, 2019. Deadline for applications is 25 February 2019. Housing is provided.
- Summer Internships in Animal Behavior at Indiana University in Bloomington. Usually 10 weeks: 18 May to 24 July 2020. Deadline for applications is 15 February 2020.
- Student Conservation Association. Internships and volunteer opportunities in our National Parks.
- WIScience Phenotype, Genotype, and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has paid summer research internships for junior and senior undergraduates. Program covers costs of housing and travel, and runs from 26 May to 31 July 2020. Application deadline is 15 February 2020.
- U.S. Department of State for internships and job experiences.
Graduate School Information:
- Assistance for Beginning Graduate Students: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of financial support for students at or near the beginning of graduate studies.
- Good information about graduate school is available on the web at 1) About.com Graduate School, 2) Thinking of Applying to Graduate School in Biology?, 3) A Primer On How To Apply To And Get Admitted To Graduate School In Ecology And Evolutionary Biology. How can you locate graduate schools in your field of interest? One way is simply doing subject searches on the internet.
If you're interested in teaching at the community college level, consider the graduate program here in the Department of Biology.