Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2016
related to
Developmental Biology & Genetic Counseling

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This website lists opportunities from the larger Co-op/Internship and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences that may provide experiences in genetics, human genetics, gene expression, developmental biology and clinical genetics. There are likely many other opportunities not listed below (but included in the larger list).

In addition to the valuable experience and good pay that a Co-op or Internship will give you, very many of the Opportunities listed on this website also provide Travel Reimbursement, Housing and Meals. So, don't let concerns about living expenses or the location of an organization posted on this website prevent you from checking out an exciting and challenging Co-op or Internship position!! If travel support, housing and meals are provided, this information will almost always be included in the details about the Co-op or Internship that can be found by clicking on the co-op website next to the organization's name and location.


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Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - co-op (2015) "The 2015 application period is December 1, 2014 - January 10, 2015" - Summer Medical And Research Training (SMART) Program - includes mentor projects in areas of developmental biology
Boston University, Boston, MA - co-op (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Potential Mentors include Alzheimer’s Disease; Transgenic Mouse Models
Brandeis University, Life Sciences, Waltham, MA - co-op, application (2015) Undergraduate Summer Research in Cell and Molecular Visualization- participating faculty in Genetic Counseling

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Division of Cancer Research and Training, Los Angeles, CA - co-op, application (2015) Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program - Research Topics include Molecular, cell, developmental biology and genetics of cancer
Children's Hospital Boston, Division of Newborn Medicine, Boston, MA - co-op (2015) Summer Student Research Program - "Areas of study include developmental biology (vascular biology, nervous system development, molecular genetics), clinical research, and epidemiology/public health policy"
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO - co-op (2015) Summer Child Health Research Internship - Faculty of the Child Health Research Internship include Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH - co-op (2015) "The Summer 2015 application will go live on November 1st" - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - ".. including the study of developmental biology, congenital disorders, genetic diseases..."
Colorado State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ft. Collins, CO - co-op (2015) "participate in active research in a wide range of areas, including...... regulation of gene expression in a chromatin context, ...embryonic development.."
Columbia University, Biological Sciences, New York, NY - co-op (2015) Amgen Scholars Program - includes Mentors from Genetics & Development
Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, NJ - co-op (2015) Summer Experience for Students (4 weeks long; July 7 - July 31) - "..the students practice karyotyping – a complex methodology designed to characterize chromosomes and identify genetic disorders."
Cornell University, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY - co-op (2015) Access Summer Research Program - Cell and Developmental Biology is one area of study that can be selected on the application
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2015) scroll down to Student Traineeships (Application Deadline: On-going Basis)

Emory University, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Atlanta, GA - co-op, application (2015) "Applications for SURE 2015 will open in October 2014" - Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) - Research Mentor List (for 2014) may include Developmental Biology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA - co-op (2015) Areas of Research include developmental and evolutionary biology

Harvard Medical School, Center for Causal Consequences of Variation, Boston, MA - co-op (2015) "..still planning for 2015....hope to have completed our planning process by mid-to-late March 2015" - "..following areas of research: Genetics and Development.."
Harvard Medical School, Division of Medical Sciences, Boston, MA - co-op (2015) Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program - "Summer research opportunities will be available in a variety of biological and biomedical sciences including (but not limited to): cellular and developmental biology, cell cycle regulation, stem cell biology, studies of blood cells, cancer biology, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, receptor structure and function, transmembrane signaling mechanisms, and virology."
Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2015) Molecules Cells and Organisms Summer Internship Program - includes Developmental Biology

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France - co-op (2016) "See the Application Form beginning fall 2015 for the list of 2016 participating labs" - The Undergraduate Internship Program" - research areas include Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA - co-op (2015) George Washington Carver Internship Program - " Disciplines commonly providing opportunities include development and cell biology

Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI - co-op (2015) - "Applications should include resume, transcript and letters of recommendation and should be submitted to the employment offices at Gallaudet, RIT/NTID, or to Entry Point! Please, contact your office no later than December or early January. In late January, students will be asked for interviews before final offers are made." - for deaf and hard-of-hearing students only

LeHigh University, Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute, Bethlehem, PA - co-op (2015) Previous Projects included some related to developmental biology
Lupus Foundation of America, Rockville, MD (at various research center locations) - co-op (2016) "Check back in January 2016 for information about the next competition" - Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA - co-op (2016) College Student Summer Internship Program - "Research Areas: Development & Regenerative Medicine, Female Cancer, Gynecology, Infectious Disease, Pregnancy, Reproductive Physiology, Gonadal Biology & Fertility, and Women’s Health
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA - co-op (2014 information) (2015) "Applications for the summer of 2015 will be available in mid January 2015" - Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research - "...Faculty with expertise in...developmental biology.."
Marquette University, Department of Biology, Milwaukee, WI - co-op (2015) Summer Research Program - Summer Research Mentors in cell, molecular and developmental biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2015) MIT Summer Research Program in the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, and Biomedical related fields - "Areas of research are very diverse and include Developmental Biology, Human Genetics
Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany - co-op (2015) "..Immunobiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics.."
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Graduate Studies, Charleston, SC - co-op, more details (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Research Areas include Genetics and Development
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomdical Sciences, New York, NY - co-op (2016) "Application (for 2016) will be available on August 01, 2015" - Summer Undergraduate Research Program - "Students will learn from scientists conducting research in: developmental biology and genetics
Monmouth University, School of Science, West Long Branch, NJ - co-op (2015) "Applications for the 2015 Summer Research Program will be accepted starting mid-January 2015" - "research in the following areas: Biology—cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, ecology, entomology, marine and environmental biology, reproductive biology"
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME - co-op (2015) NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates - Research Mentors inDevelopmental Biology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY - co-op, application (2016) Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Areas of Research include gene expression, gene therapy, gene transcription, human genetics, developmental biology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, New York, NY - co-op (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Areas of Research include gene expression, gene therapy, gene transcription, human genetics, developmental biology

National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2015) "Applications for summer 2015 will be accepted starting in mid-November"
National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2015) "the 2015 application will become available in mid-November" - Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - "devoted to better-understanding the underlying causes of human genetic disease, leading to the development of novel methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of heritable and genetic disorders"
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC - co-op (2016) the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015" - Summer Internship Program - Scientific disciplines encompassed by the program include reproductive and developmental biology
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2016) scroll down to Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research- participates in the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015"

Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR - co-op (2015) Summer Fellowship Program includes research in neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, mental illness, brain injury, addiction, obesity, reproductive health, immune response to infectious agents, and stem cells.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc, New York, NY - co-op (2015) "This application period typically opens in December closes in late January" - Summer Student Fellowships

Rockefeller University, New York, NY - co-op (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - "a broad range of areas including ...; molecular, cell and developmental biology"
Rowan University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stratford, NJ - co-op (2016) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience - "Research opportunities for students are available in many areas of biomedical research including developmental biology...

Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Studies, New York, NY - co-op (2016) Summer Undergraduate Research Program - "Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of Biochemistry, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Developmental Genetics, Genome Integrity, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Oncology and Tumor Immunology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Physiology, Pathobiology and Translational Medicine, Stem Cell Biology"
Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK - co-op (2014) scroll down to Placements and select Summer placements - research areas include Human genetics - "All our placements for 2014 are now filled"
San Jose State University, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose, CA- co-op, application process (2015) "Students will be paid $525/week for ten weeks for a total of $5,250 in 2015 " - Research by Undergraduates using Molecular Biology Applications - "Faculty members with expertise in the areas of genetics, molecular evolution, molecular environmental microbiology, neuroscience, cell and molecular developmental biology will mentor studetns"
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA - co-op (2015) Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program - participating departments include Developmental Biology
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies, Syracuse, NY - co-op (2015) Mentors projects include "Genetics and cell biology of organ morphogenesis during embryonic development."
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO - co-op (2016) "Applications for the summer of 2016 will be available in September 2015" - Summer Scholars Program - Topics include developmental genetics..."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME - co-op (2016) Lists Important Dates for 2016 - Summer Student Program - research areas include Developmental Biology and Aging
Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2015) Research areas include Cell & Developmental Biology

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - co-op (2015) Amgen Scholars Program - Research Areas include Cell & Developmental Biology
University of California at Berkeley, Integrative Biology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Plant & Microbial Biology, Berkeley, CA - co-op (2015) NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - co-op (2015) Amgen Scholars Program - Research Mentors include Human Genetics, Molecular, Celular and Developmental Biology
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - co-op (several programs listed) (2015) Summer Research Program - Summer Research Areas include Developmental Biology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH - co-op (2016) "The Summer 2016 application will go live on November 1st" - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Research Priority Areas include Developmental & Neonatal Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - co-op, application (2015) Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training - Academic areas include Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO - co-op (some 2014 information) (2015) Application is for 2015 - Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students Program summer research program - "Participating basic science programs include.... cell and developmental biology, human medical genetics, reproductive science"
University of Connecticut, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Stoors, CT - co-op (2015) - "research opportunities in the areas of renal and muscle physiology; developmental neurobiology, synaptic plasticity and neural circuits; and other areas in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology.
University of Georgia, Department of Genetics, Athens, GA - co-op (2015) Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Genetics - "Research in the areas of....developmental genetics.."
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Iowa City, IA - co-op, application (2015) Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) Program - "Completed at least two years of college in a biological science" - "research areas include ...developmental biology,..."
University of Kansas, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Lawrence, KS - co-op (2015) "Areas of research interests range from studies on protein folding and protein design, to investigations of mechanisms of cell-cell communication, cell division and cell migration, to studies on the genetics of complex traits, tissue development, and host-parasite interactions."
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Graduate College, Oklahoma City, OK - co-op, application (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (...Human Genetics...) and Cell Biology (Developmental Biology...) are two Participating Programs & Research Areas
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR - co-op, application (2015) "There is not a strict deadline. Rolling admission begins in late January." - University of Oregon R25 Summer Research Program - "participate in ongoing National Institute of Child Health and Development funded research in a mentored research program"
University of Oregon, Biology Department, Eugene, OR - co-op (2015) "There is not a hard application deadline. We review applications on a rolling basis, and we begin making offers of admission in late February, continuing until all slots are filled, usually by late Marc" - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research - Research areas include developmental biology
University of Oregon, Biology Department, Eugene, OR - co-op (2015) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Program in Molecular Biosciences - Research areas include: developmental biology
University of Oregon, Meta Center for Systems Biology, Eugene, OR - co-op, more details (2016) Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance for undergraduates from Alaskan universities - Research areas include: developmental biology
University of Pennsylvania, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2015) "please check back on November 1, 2014 for the 2015 application form" - Developmental Biology is one Laboratory Research area
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, Pittsburgh, PA - co-op (2016) Participating Programs include: Cell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Immunology, Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Molecular Virology and Microbiology
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY - co-op (2016) "The 2016 application will open October 1. All 2016 application materials are due by March 1. Students must commit to working for 10 weeks – from May 31 through August 2, 2016" - Summer Scholars Program - program mentors include Genetics, Genomics and Development
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX - co-op, application (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - research areas include Developmental Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX - co-op (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease - Research Areas include Embryonic development

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Summer Science Academy, Nashville, TN - co-op (2016) "Applications for the 2016 VSSA program will open October 1st, 2015. The application will close February 1st, 2016" - Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program - "Students can select research projects in the following areas: Biology and Physiological Chemistry of the Heart, Lungs, and Blood, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cellular Regulation, Chemistry of Macromolecules (Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Complex Carbohydrates), Developmental Biology, Growth Control and Cancer, Immunology and Virology, Metabolism and Chemistry of Metabolic Intermediates, Molecular Basis of Drug Action, Molecular Endocrinology and Hormone Action, Molecular Genetics, Neurosciences, Toxicology and Carcinogenesis

Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Detroit, MI - co-op (2015) SURP Faculty interests include a project entitled "Gene therapy; control of development and differentiation..."
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI - co-op (2015) Interdisciplinary Research in Environmental Signal Transduction - REU Faculty Mentors and Sample Student Projects include Developmental Biology
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, St. Augustine, FL - co-op (2016) "The 2016 online application is open! Program date tba, application deadline is February 15, 2016" - Research Experience for Undergraduates - wide range of projects in many different areas of the life sciences (scroll down to bottom for list of projects) Experimental Embryology and Evo-Devo


Yale University, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences, New Haven, CT - co-op (2016) Convergence of Research at the Interface of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences - faculty affiliated with the program include those in developmental biology