Biology Jobs

Internships and Jobs in Biology

Valparaiso University

Follow the link to the Department of Biology's website. The site has a variety of links available pertaining to summer internship opportunities, health professions, and general Biology and Science organization's web sites.

Career Center
Check in with the Career Center here at Gustavus Adolphus College. Then click on e-recruiting to access other information across all disciplines.
Women In Biology
Are you a female interested in Biological Sciences? Women in Biology provides a starting point for finding information for biologists who happen to be women. It is a list of bookmarks to the ample original content already available on the web. Many of the links are aimed towards women who are graduate students, post docs, or more senior scientists, but there are also sites relevant to undergraduates or even high school students who may be contemplating a career in biology. For more information check out:

Hooked On Photonics
As an NSF-funded science and technology center, MDITR is committed to creating new opportunities for interdisciplinary, hands on education as well as a better trained, diverse workforce in the area of materials and devices for information technology.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled Hooked on Photonics, is one way MDITR accomplishes these goals. By facilitating research experiences for undergraduates amongst groups with diverse research capabilities and interests, the REU program provides new, novel learning experiences that can play a key role in encouraging students to continue with graduate work in photonics. More information can be found at: (

Minnesota High Tech Association

The SciTech paid intern experience was created to develop Minnesota's STEM workforce. The idea behind it is to encourage college students to stay in the state after graduation because through this program they will be involved with the specific knowledge-based economy of Minnesota. Students wishing to apply must be a college junior or senior, a Minnesota resident, and in good academic standing in a high-tech curriculum. For application and more information, please visit

Mayo Innovation Scholar Program Internship

Gustavus is proud to announce four internship positions with the Mayo Innovation Scholar Program. The internships are designed to give students first-hand research and marketability experience with leading inventors and researchers employed by Mayo. For more information about the program, please visit You may also make an appointment to see Vince Thomas (, 507-933-7509) or Corrie Odland (, 507-933-7532) in the Gustavus Center for Servant Leadership to learn more details about this opportunity.


National Wildlife Federation
Make a difference . . . and work for a sustainable future, on your campus, in your community and for the environment.
If you are a student or recent graduate, you can help create a greener future through the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) conservation internships and fellowships.

Internships are located in Washington, D.C., Reston, VI; Anchorage, AK; Seattle, WA; Missoula, MT; San Diego, CA; Boulder, CO; Austin, TX; Ann Arbor, MI; Montpelier, VT; Atlanta, GA. Perks of internship include: Participation in the conservation movement, invaluable professional and educational experience, working relationships with professionals, competitive compensation and benefits, project description and biography featured on NWF's website, opportunity for projects featured in publications produced by NWF and others, and extensive support from NWF staff.
Applications for internships along with more information can be found at

Fellowships are located at any college or university in the United States. Campus Ecology fellows can be undergraduate and graduate students and need not be environmental studies majors. Fellows are based on their own campuses, where they design, implement and institutionalize their own projects. Perks include a project grant of up to $1,200 per project period, a one-year complimentary Campus Ecology Individual Enrollment, on-line tutorial customized for fellows, project support and guidance from NWF staff, networking between current and alumni fellows, project descriptions and biography on NWF's website, and national recognition and certificate of achievement.
Applications and more information on applying can be found at

Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

The University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) program will provide students with information and experience in a broad range of fields and an exciting opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes Region under the mentoring ship of a scientist or professional. This year the program is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI and by NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) in Alpena, MI.

 For more information, fellowship descriptions, and application, visit



Links By Your Professors

I know that many of you are still searching for a summer job or employment post-graduation. Finding the right job posting can be random so to increase your odds I encourage you to look often and be geographically flexible. Call or seek out connections even if the start dates do not fit your schedule. One never knows, if one does not ask. Also, making connections may pay off in the future. Check out Pam Kittelson's web site with links to the jobs and seasonal positions related to ecology and botany. Even if you are not a botanist, some of the positions listed under botany are animal related jobs. Once you are in a site, click on other side-bar links for seasonal positions.

Joel Carlin also has a great 'careers' site on his webpage,

Global Vision International

Critical conservation and humanitarian projects in over 30 countries rely on GCI for volunteers, promotion, and direct funding. GVI works locally with its partners to promote sustainable development through environment research, conservation and education. GVI volunteers benefit from exceptional support, training and an internship scheme. For more information about GVI visit

GVI offers a large range of jobs, internships and other exciting field work placements in the fields of education, research, environmental management and wildlife research alongside its parter organizations in countries across the world, includeing mountain leader vacancies in Patagonia. More details can be seen on

The Science Jobs
The Science Jobs is an international career website for vacancies in academic, research and related professions in Science, Technology and Engineering. Many Bio Jobs are posted at


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jordan Cañas and his colleagues have developed an extensive compilation of cancer research internships offered nationwide to high school, undergraduate, post-bac, MPH, and PhD-level students. This compilation can be accessed at:

Jordan Cañas
Program Assistant, Thompson Studies
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
1100 Fairview Ave. N. M3-B232
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Ph: (206) 667-6976

Eko Tracks
Eko Tracks offers study abroad programs in veterinary science and wildlife conservation, internship in wildlife conservation and park management, volunteer opportunities in wildlife rehabilitation, a field expedition and eco tours in southern Africa. These are specifically designed for students, nature and outdoor lovers, adventurers and other interest groups.
Read more about these exciting educational programs (itinerary, dates, prices etc.) on our website and on Facebook ekotracks


Breakthrough Saint Paul

This proram is open to all majors. Breatkthrough Saint Paul helps motivated students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of olderstudents passionate about education. All undergraduates are encouraged to apply. This programs is a paid summer teaching intership that includes training and classroom teaching experience.

Students are encouraged to visit for more information. Applications for Summer 2013 were due February 25th.

United States Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hires students in various roles throughout the organization during the school year and each summer. Student and summer position contact information can be found at:

Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program
Internships and Field Experience available through Museum Assistant Trail Crew Natural History Interpreter Park Caretaker Backcountry Ranger Asst. Ranger Assistant There positions offer housing and an expense allowance. Transportation to Alaska is the responsibility of the volunteer.
Request a catalog with position descriptions and application, or find the catalog on the Internet with position status (filled/open).
Phone: (907) 269-8708
Fax: (907) 269-8907
Write: Volunteer Coordinator
Alaska State Parks
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501-3561