Monday, November 7, 2016

Internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden

 Internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, horticulture, or research. In addition, as part of their training, interns are required to attend educational programming to broaden their general exposure to public horticulture and research. The educational component consists of lectures, field trips, and workshops offered through the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Most interns work between 37.5 and 40 hours per week. Internships are paid internships unless otherwise indicated. Interns are responsible for finding housing. International students are accepted. Check back for more information on additional opportunities.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Students interested in careers associated with Zoos might consider joining the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Student membership gives you access to their job postings

Follow them on Twitter at @zoos_aquariums

Friday, March 4, 2016

Summer Scholarships for Women

Summer Scholarships for Women with Public Service and STEM Internships

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is offering financial and professional support to women who have secured summer internships in public service in Washington, D.C. and STEM fields around the country.

The deadlines to apply for the stipends are March 1st for STEM internships, March 16th for graduate students, and March 30th for undergraduate students. 

For more information regarding deadlines and requirements for the scholarships, please visit

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Offers Two 16-credit Programs

 The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Front Royal, VA

Located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, this opportunity is available for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in conservation. Two 16-credit programs are offered that provide various opportunities including:
  • Participating in field work and practicum experience
  • Networking possibilities with researchers from George Mason, the Smithsonian, and other affiliated scientists
  • Garnering an understanding of the issues related to conservation and an understanding of possible career paths
  • Residing in a Living and Learning Community among those with a passionate interest in conservation
  • Developing communication skills within the scientific community
Scholarships for this program are available.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Teaching Fellows program - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore City Teaching Residency recruits college graduates without a background in education to become effective teachers. In Baltimore we have a critical shortage of teachers, and we’ve historically had successful Fellows come from Elon University. We welcome applicants from various academic backgrounds and majors.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Cold Spring Harbor Labs

Undergraduate Research Program at Cold Spring Harbor Labs 

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research.  Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists.  Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

URP participants work on a real research project in one of CSHL's expert labs.  Research at CSHL focuses on: 

   Molecular Biology & Cancer
   Genetics & Genomics
   Plant Biology
   Quantitative Biology

In addition to doing research in the lab, URP participants attend a series of specially designed workshops, seminars and collegial events.  Workshops focus on learning particular skills, such as Python programming, while seminars cover research topics, responsible conduct of research, and career development. At the URP Symposium at the end of each summer, students present their research to the entire CSHL community.

URP participants live and work among CSHL scientists. They are invited to all Laboratory social activities - including two exclusive dinners, one with CSHL President Bruce Stillman and one with Chancelor emeritus and Nobel Prize winner James Watson.  On weekends, students are free to explore nearby New York City or the sandy beaches of Long Island.

By the end of the summer, URP participants have first-hand experience of a career in scientific research