Internships in Biology

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Looking for research experience this summer? National Science Foundation sponsors undergraduate research opportunities every year. These are a great chance to experience biology research first hand. REU announcements that I receive will be posted here (see Individual Announcements below) so check back frequently. Or, check out the complete list of NSF-REU opportunities at:

Internship Program in Environmental Studies - Smithsonian Enviromental Research Center
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.
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Summer Internships in Undergraduate Research: Biological Field Station, Cooperstown, New York
Research at the Biological Field Station (BFS) is sponsored by the local community, various governmental and private agencies and the BFS itself. Most of the work is used in decision making regarding the management and protection of our local resources. Research teams made up of faculty, staff, selected graduate and undergraduate college students, and high school students focus on specific areas of concern such as water quality monitoring, fisheries management, biological control studies and surveys.

More information and application material online at:

Summer Internships at the Mohonk Preserve
New Paltz, New York
A variety of internships are available during the summer. More information is available at

New York Department of Environmental Conservation Summer Camp Internship: Environmental Education
The Summer NYSDEC S. E.E. C. Intern is responsible for assisting camp staff with environmental education and recreational instructional/program as well as supervisory needs at one of the NYSDEC's 4 summer camps ( This includes, but not limited to, organizing and assisting with the preparation of schedules, program equipment/supplies, Environmental Education course instructions, supervising meal time, cabin time and brief periods during the evenings, preparing camp before and after sessions, assisting with overnight camping activities, minor office/clerical work, administrative camp functions, peer development, group organization and planning, and local health regulations. Room and board are supplied.  More information and directions for applying are available online at:


Because of the increasing ease of internet searching and a lack of time and staffing for updates, the Biology Department is discontinuing the online listing of individual announcements. Additional internship announcements are available on the bulletin board across from 339 Johnstone and the magazine rack outside of 360 Johnstone. The Office of Career Development and Education, Golisano Hall, also maintains listings of internships in many fields.