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Internships and Off-campus Opportunities

Academic year and summer internship and research opportunities are a great way for students to explore career opportunities and apply their knowledge of biology to real-world situations.  Students can use list of internship programs and job opportunities below to begin exploring off-campus opportunities and can also make use of the Richmond Guarantee (https://www.richmond.edu/guarantee/) to support their professional development.  The Biology Department also maintains an up-to-date list (located here) of off-campus job opportunities related to the Biological Sciences. 

During the academic year, students can take BIOL 388 to receive credit for an internship experience. To receive credit, the student must work a minimum of 70 hours per semester and meet weekly with the biology internship advisor. At those meetings, additional readings and papers may be assigned. For credit to be considered, all students must submit an internship proposal, and upon completion of the internship, they must write a biological research paper related to their work experience. Students who would like to complete an internship should contact the department’s internship advisor early, and be sure that they have read the internship guidelines. Students can also always opt to complete an internship without receiving university credit.

Jobs boards  
Texas A&M job board https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/
Ecolog-L listserv and archive https://www.esa.org/membership/ecolog/
Conservation Job Board https://www.conservationjobboard.com/
The Wildlife Society job board https://tws-west.org/job-postings/
U.S. Government Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/
Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/search
   
Summer research programs  
National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5047
Woods Hole Oceanogrpahic Institute https://www.whoi.edu/what-we-do/educate/undergraduate-programs/summer-student-fellowship/
Mote Marine Lab https://mote.org/research/internships
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center https://www.fredhutch.org/en/about/internships.html
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program https://www.clminternship.org/
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory https://www.cshl.edu/education/undergraduate-research-program/
Broad Institute https://www.broadinstitute.org/bsrp/broad-summer-research-program-bsrp
NIH Summer Research in Biomedical Sciences https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/pathways.html#pwdstudentsGrads
Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.gov/careers/student-internships
US Department of Agriculture https://www.usda.gov/internships
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farms https://www.janelia.org/you-janelia/students-postdocs/undergraduate-scholars-program
Coastal Biology UNFla https://www.unf.edu/coas/biology/coastal_biology/REU-Info.aspx
Anatomy U North Texas https://www.unthsc.edu/academic-affairs/academic-and-institutional-resources-and-technology/center-for-anatomical-sciences/summer-opportunities-anatomy-research/
Johns Hopkins Surophytes https://www.jhneurophytes.org/
Johns Hopkins Neuroscholars https://www.jhnsp.org/
Neuro UC Irvine https://cnlm.uci.edu/reu/
Rutgers Neuro and Cell https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/departments/neuroscience-and-cell-biology/education/summer-undergraduate-research-program-in-neuroscience-(neurosurp)
Wake Forrest Center for Precision med https://www.wfcenterforprecisionmedicine.com/summer-intern-program
U Nevada Reno - Biologically Inspired Robots https://www.biosoro.com/
Baylor College of Med - Biomedical  https://www.bcm.edu/education/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/programs/diversity/smart-program
Amgen Summer Scholars https://amgenscholars.com/
Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program at Tufts https://gsbs.tufts.edu/academics/BDBS
Neurobio at VaTech https://wp.vtc.vt.edu/neurosurf/
Molecular Visulization at VaTech https://wp.vtc.vt.edu/molecularvis/
UNC_CH Biological Mechanisms https://www.med.unc.edu/oge/stad/sure/
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State https://gradsch.osu.edu/summer-research-opportunities-program
Summer Research Program - Harvard Forest https://harvardforest2.fas.harvard.edu/asp/hf/php/reu/reu_projects.php
Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships https://www.si.edu/ofi
Department of Interior Student Opportunities https://www.doi.gov/ibc/about-us/jobs/student-opportunities
   
External lists  
AAMC curated list https://www.aamc.org/professional-development/affinity-groups/great/summer-undergrad-research-programs
Pathways to Science curated list https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx
Hopkins currated list https://research.jhu.edu/hour/opportunities/database/
Cientifico Latino curated list https://www.cientificolatino.com/reu
Curated Physician-Scientist Summer Programs https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xl4OgY0C_uexde0DePWkgK76wnN1a3zX-L7nXLRmVfw/edit#gid=0&fvid=428007333
   
Additional resources  
Choose Development https://www.sdbonline.org/choose_development
"How to get a job in fisheries and wildlife" https://thefisheriesblog.com/2016/03/07/how-to-land-a-technician-job-in-fisheries-and-wildlife/

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