Summer 2011 Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities

(Updated 12/17/10)

(NOTE: Original announcements can be read in Dr. Davis' office, Rm 133A Science)

  1. Summer Research Program in Microbiology at the University of Iowa

    Ten week program - May 23 - July 29, 2011; must have completed at least two or three years of college toward a bachelor's degree in Biological sciences; citizens or permanent residents of US only; $4800 stipend, $515 food allowance; free dorm housing, some funding available for travel expenses; possibly 2 hrs of sem credit.

    Contact Undergrad research Fellowship Program, 319-335-7980 or visit

    Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2011

  2. Many programs to choose from at the Biosciences Summer Research Program at the University of Iowa

    Areas include neuropsychology, neuroscience, microbiology, anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, free radical and radiation biology

    See brochure in Dr. Davis' office or contact Jodi Graff, Coordinator at 800-551-6787 or visit

  3. Fellowships in Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation - Willowbrook Wildlife Foundation, Glen Ellyn, IL

    40 hrs per week for 12 weeks May - Sept 2010; $10/ hr

    Keepers, Vet Techs, Education, Project Fellowships available. Descriptions of each in Dr. Davis' office. Mail of fax cover letter and resume by Feb. 15, 2011 to Willowbrook Summer Employment Program 2011, Forest Preserve District of Du Page County, P.O. Box 5000., Wheaton, IL 60189-5000; Fax: 630-933-7229; For more info contact the Center at 630-942-6200 ext. 0 or email

  4. Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP) at the U. of Wisconsin- Madison.

    Each student does full time research for 10 weeks; a $5000 stipend, full travel support, housing, health insurance and partial food allowance are provided plus access to university libraries and facilities. May 31-Aug. 6, 2011.

    Find application at

    Deadline for application is Feb. 15, 2011;

    Questions call Program Coordinator Brian Asen at 608-262-5267 or

  5. National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network summer research experience for undergraduates at various large universities across the country.

    Students apply once on line for over 70 positions at 14 major universities; must have completed your sophomore or junior year in college in a science or engineering major; 10 week program, stipend, travel covered and housing provided; go to Http:// for application and more info; Application deadline is Feb. 9, 2011. See more details in Dr. Davvis' office.

  6. Summer Internships With the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

    Work outside this summer doing land stewardship activities at various sites throughout Iowa this summer 2011. Go to Http:// to find out how to apply and other information about the internships. Application deadline is Feb. 11th, 2010. Contact or 515-288-1846.

  7. SeaWorld College Experience Internships

    Spend a semester working for a Fortune 500 company in one of the sunniest, most beautiful locations on earth! Lots of different biology and non biology related positions at SeaWorld - Orlando, Aquatica (Seaworld's aquatic park) or Discovery Cove. Call 407-370-1JOB or email Applications due March 1.

    Or try Summer Camp Internships at SeaWorld - Orlando.

  8. 2011 Conservation and Land Management Internship Program

    The Chicago Botanic Garden is sponsoring over 80 internships to assist professional staff at BLM, Natl Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Geol Survey in 13 western states including Alaska.

    Includes a stipend every two weeks, totaling over $11,000 over 5 months. Applicants with a strong botanical background are especially encouraged to apply.

    GO to the website at for more info and to apply on line or contact Krissa Skogen at or 847-835-6919.

  9. Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) Program at the University of Iowa.

    This 10 week program from 5/23 - 7/29/10 gives students full time, hands on research experience in biochemistry, structural biology, genetics, developmental biology or molecular biology. Fellowships include a $4000 stipend, free housing at Mayflower dorms, and several social activities during the summer. Need to have completed at least two years of college, majoring in a biological science, and prior research experience is NOT a requirement.

    Go to for application and more info. OR contact or call at 319-335-7932.

  10. Minnesota DNR Mussel Research Internships

    The Minnesota DNR is offering up to 9 student internships to assist with mussel surveys, monitoring, host identification, and propagation of endangered species. Positions based in St. Paul or Lake CIty, MN and may include statewide travel. Start date May 16 or soon thereafter and continue until Aug. 26. Students must be SCUBA certified and have a Class D driver's license. $10/hour for 40 hours per week. Contact Bernard Sietman at or call 651-259-5139; Deadline for applications is Feb. 22, 2011. See Dr. Davis for more details in the original announcement.

  11. University of Michigan Biological Station Research Experiences for Undergraduates

    Participate in a NSF funded program titled Biospheric Atmospheric Interactions in a Changing Global Environment during the 9 week session June 21-Aug. 21, 2011. Applications dues Feb. 1, 2011. Applications and more info available at or call 231-539-8408 to ask for Knute Nadelhoffer or Karie Slavik. The U of Michigan Biological Station is located in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan near Pellston, MI.

  12. Center for Protease Research at North Dakota State University Summer Undergraduate Research Program

    Successful applicants will be in a 10 week program paired with a faculty mentor with an independent hands on research program. Each student will receive a $4000 stipend and on campus housing will be provided. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011. Applications and more info are available at or contact the Center for Protease Research at 701-231-6114

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