- Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM) at East Carolina University: 10-week (May 18th - July 27th, 2019), 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. Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2019.
- Conservation Scholars Program: a multi-year conservation immersion program at the University of Washington. An 8-week, paid summer experience for freshmen and sophomores. Deadline for applications is 8 February 2019.
- 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 28 May to 2 August 2019, and the application preference deadline is 15 January 2019.
- 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 2019. 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 (28 May - 2 August 2019) 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 22 February 2019. Click here (PDF) for application.
- 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 7 February 2019.
- 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. "SUMR scholars earn $15/hour during the summer months for a time commitment of 35 hours per week." Program runs from 28 May to 16 August 2019, and the application deadline is 1 February 2019.
Sustainable Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program: two-year program in sustainable, renewable products at NC State University. Each student will receive approximately $10,000 for participation (paid summer internship and paid 3 distance (online) college courses through NC State). Sophomores are preferred. For more information and to apply, please visit www.go.ncsu.edu/sbbp Email: BioproductsUSDA@ncsu.edu Application Deadline is 30 March 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- Student Conservation Association. Internships and volunteer opportunities in our National Parks.
- WIScience Biological Signals: Information Flow, Exchange, and Storage 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 28 May to 3 August 2019. Application deadline is 15 February 2019.
- U.S. Department of State for internships and job experiences.
- Past deadline: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Intern Program, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), has summer internships in Natural Resources Management, Wildlife, Maintenance, and Interpretation.
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.
- Guide to Graduate Programs in Animal Behavior in N. America is available at animalbehaviorsociety.
- 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) How to go to Graduate School in Biology, and 4) 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. You can also do searches by way of the Graduate Guide website.
You can also get information from the UNCP School of Graduate Studies and Research. If you're interested in teaching at the community college level, consider the graduate program here in the Department of Biology.