Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2018
in the
Life Sciences

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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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Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op SEARCH (2018) Select Internship/Student under All Job Types at top
Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op (2018) Process Development Summer Internship - "Preferred disciplines: chemical and biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceutical engineering, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, biology, or related disciplines"
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia - co-op (2018) Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program - "solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics" - not a paid opportunity
George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication, Fairfax, Virginia - co-op (2017) "Information about how to apply for the 2017 program will be posted this fall" - National Park Service Climate Communication Internship Program
Georgetown University, Georgetown College, Washington D.C - co-op, application instructions (2017) Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation's Capital
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA - co-op (2017) "Applications for the CEMITURE 2017 program will open in November 2016" - CollaborativE Multidisciplinary Investigations Through Undergraduate Research Experiences - "coordinators and mentors in chemistry, biology, engineering, and environmental toxicology."
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science
Georgia Tech, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Atlanta, GA - co-op (2017) Suumer Undergraduate Research Program - includes research areas related to biomedical engineering
Georgia Tech, School of Biology, Atlanta, GA - co-op (2017) Aquatic Chemical Ecology
Gilead, Foster City, CA (headquarters) and other locations - co-op SEARCH (2017) enter internship in keyword box
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
, Saint Paul, MN - co-op (2018) "The application period for the 2018 program will open on January 2, 2018." - Summer Research Internship Program - this is not a paid opportunity
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Philadelphis, PA and other sites - co-op (2017) enter internship in keywords box
Grand Valley State University, Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI), Muskegon, MI - co-op, application (2017) Research Experiences for Undergraduates in QUantitative Environmental Science and Technology
Great Basin Institute, Reno, NV - co-op (2017) enter intern in keyword box and select Great Basin Institute under Program
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - co-op, application (2017)
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, Ann Arbor, MI & Muskegon, MI - co-op (2018) "2018 application information and position descriptions available January 2018" - Great Lakes Summer Fellows Proram
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY - co-op (2017) " nine-month school year internship from September through May and one summer internship from June through August" - contact information at bottom
Greenpeace USA, Washington, DC - co-op (2017) scroll down to learn more about positions - all internships are unpaid
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA - co-op (2017)
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI - co-op Search (2017)
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI - co-op (2017) Student Summer Research Fellow (more details - scroll down)

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Hampton University, Hampton, VA - co-op (2018) "The application deadline is February 15th of each year" - Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program at the the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya, and University of Benin in Benin City, Nigeria
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Ft. Pierce, FL - co-op (2017) Summer Internship Program
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT - co-op, more details (2018) Summer Student Pre-Med and Research Program (scroll down to bottom for applications)
Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, MN - co-op (2017) Environmental Education Internship
Harvard Forest, Petersham MA - co-op (2018) Summer Research Program
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - co-op (2018) Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine - "The Program spans the nephrology divisions of four Harvard-affiliated hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital"
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - co-op (2017) Four Directions Summer Research Program
Harvard Medical School, Division of Medical Sciences, Boston, MA - co-op (2018) Apply online (through Leadership Alliance Early Identification Program) - 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 Medical School, Division of Medical Sciences, Immunology Graduate Program, Boston, MA - co-op (2018) Undergraduate Immunology Summer Program
Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, Boston, MA - co-op (2017) Harvard Catalyst Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA - co-op, application (2018) 6-week Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology - "Potential applicants should have an interest in public health as a career. Coursework in calculus recommended. Prior exposure to statistics is not required" - "Travel to Boston and living expenses are provided" (does not appear to offer a stipend)
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Boston, MA - co-op, application (2018) Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (MIRT) "Research opportunities are designed collaboratively with faculty in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia - financial suppoart includes: round-trip airfair to foreign institution; monthly stipend; foreign living expenses; health insurance
Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Biological Sciences, Boston, MA - co-op (2018) " The 2018 application will open sometime in early November 2017" - Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health
Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - co-op, application (2018)
Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018) Molecules Cells and Organisms Summer Internship Program - research in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Physics
Harvard University, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018) Amgen Scholars program
Harvard University, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018) Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics
Harvard University, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018) Biomedical Optics
Harvard University, Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) and the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center (NSEC), Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018) Research Eperience for Unergraduates- "We provide a focused effort for mentoring, stimulating and training undergraduates in several exciting branches of bioengineering and materials science and engineering"
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo, NY - co-op, application (2017) Student Intern Program
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA - co-op (2017) scroll down to Summer Field Experience Internships - not sure if these are paid positions
Health Career Connection, San Francisco, CA - co-op, application, application info (2018) "HCC’s program connects college students with internship opportunities in health care and public health organizations"
Hepatitis B Foundation, Doylestown, PA - co-op (2017) College Internship Program - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Heritage University, Toppenish, WA - co-op (2017) Summer Internship Opportunities (at Heritage University)
Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2017) Summer Internship Program - this is not a paid opportunity
Highlands Biological Station, Highlands, NC - co-op (2017) scroll down to Paid Internship Positions (see below for descriptions): - TWO positions - Botanical Garden Assistant and Assistant Naturalist at the Highlands Nature Center
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C. (and at a federal agency or corporation looking for an internfield sites throughout the country) - co-op (2018) National Internship Program
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon State University, near Blue River, OR - co-op (2017)
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL - co-op, application (2017) Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK) - housing NOT provided
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY - co-op, application (2017) Pre-Med Internship Program (4-week Internship Program) - not a paid opportunity
Hope College, Biology Department, Holland, MI - co-op, (2017) Biology Summer Research Program.- not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD - co-op (2018) Research experiences for undergraduates - "Please learn more about this program from the Maryland Sea Grant website
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY - co-op (2017) Women's Sports Medicine Center Summer Internship Program - scroll down to Track 2: Sports Rehab/Nutrition/Performance
Houston Methodist, Houston, TX - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship - "Application requirements and instructions for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship will be available soon." - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2017) Collegiate Conservation Program (summers)
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2018) Animal Care Internship - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - Summer 2018: Apply December 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2018) Non-Animal Care Internship - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - Summer 2018: Apply December 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018
Howard Hughes Research Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA - co-op (2017) research in basic neuroscience, bio-imaging, evolutionary biology, computational biology
Hudson River Foundation, New York, NY - co-op (2017) Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program to pursue research on the Hudson River
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA - co-op (2017) Research Experience for Undergraduates - "..program for American Indian and Native Alaskan undergraduate students interested in research experience in natural resource science and management...."
Hunter College, Center for Translational and Basic Research, New York, NY - co-op (2017) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research - "...biomedical research, and in drug abuse/addiction and neuroscience"

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Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID - co-op (2017) Undergraduate Internships
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield, IL - co-op (2017) Governor’s Environmental Corps - must have have permanent Illinois residency or attend a university or college in the state of Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Chicago, IL - co-op (2017) Research Experiences in Diabetes for Undergraduates - "Students should have a declared engineering or science (biology,..)"...topics in biomaterials for islet cell encapsulation, models of glucose metabolism, imaging techniques for prognosis/diagnosis of disease, regeneration strategies for the treatment of ulcers and ischemic limbs and vascular changes in diabetic retinopathy"
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Washington, DC (corporate headquarters) - IRIS is a consortium of US universities (scroll down to Current Members) dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data - co-op (2017) "requires completion of two semesters of both Math & Physics. Prior experience or coursework in seismology or geophysics is not a requirement"
Indiana University, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Bloomington, IN - co-op, application (2018)
Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2018) "Applications will open in late 2017 and will be due Feb. 23, 2018" - nine-week program - Summer Research Program
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2018) Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers - "open to undergraduate students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year of course work with a background in biology"
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA - co-op SEARCH (2017) enter Internship in Search box
INROADS, Inc, St Louis, MO - co-op (2018) "Major or Career Interest in"
Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis. OR - co-op (2017) Conservation Research Paid Internships
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY - co-op (2018)
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France - co-op (2018) "The 2018 summer Call for Applicants will be announced in fall 2017" - The Undergraduate Internship Program
International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI - co-op (2017) Crane Research Internship - "B.A. or B.S. preferred but not required
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
, Boyd, TX - co-op (2018) Vehicles, housing and stipend are provided
International Wolf Center, Ely, MN - co-op, application (2017) select summer intern job description. (Wolf Educator Internship) - "$500 per month stipend and off-site housing provided"
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Des Moines, IA - co-op (2017) Land Stewardship Internships - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Des Moines, IA - co-op (2017) Blufflands Land Stewardship internships - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Iowa State University, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, Ames, IA - co-op (2017)
Iowa State University, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Ames IA - co-op (2018) "Check back in January, 2018 for information on next year’s program" - Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) - "..research experiences for undergrad students from around the country in the areas of biological materials and processes."
Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA - co-op, application (2017) George Washington Carver Internship Program
Iowa State University, The Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program, Ames, IA - co-op (2017) Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Emerging Interface Technologies
Iowa State University, Reiman Gardens, Ames, IA - co-op (2018)
Iowa State University, Ames, IA - co-op (2017) SoyMap Summer Research Program - "..research in the areas of plant epigenetics, genomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics.."
Irene & Eric Simon Brain Research Foundation, Sparta, NJ - co-op (2017) Student Summer Fellowship in Neuroscience to support student research at various labs in a University, Medical School or Research Institute in the United States - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA - co-op (2017) Intern Program

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J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA - co-op (main Internship information site) (2017) select Application Process from left hand column, then scroll down and click on View Job Opportunities - several Intern positions are listed, view each for details - "for students with an interest in science education, microbiology, infectious disease, and genomics"
Johns Hopkins University, Biology Department, Baltimore, MD - co-op (2017) Visualization of Macromolecules in Biological Research
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth, Baltimore, MD - co-op (2018) Summer Programs Employment
Johns Hopkins University, Institute for NanoBiotechnology, Baltimore, MD - co-op (2018) Nanobio REU - "..where biology, medicine, and nanoscience meet"
Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Baltimore, MD - co-op (2018) REU Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics - ..."a wide range of engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical,"
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD - co-op (2018)
"The application for summer 2017 is now closed and will reopen in November for DSIP 2018" - Diversity Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baltimore, MD - co-op (2017) Psychiatry Summer Training and Research (P-STAR) Program
Johnson & Johnson, several locations - co-op (2018) enter internship in Search Jobs by Keywork or Location - look at each postion for details: several difffeent majors are qualified, including Biomedical Engineering; Biology; Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Microbiology
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, Seattle, WA - co-op (2018) "Applications for the 2018 program will be available in November"
Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA - co-op, more details, application (2017) Summer Research Student Internship Program
- "An additional 4 positions are available to undergraduate students"
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, MD - co-op (2017)

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Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program - participating departments include Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Horticulture, Psychological Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University, Center for Sustainable Energy, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2017)
Kansas State University, Chemical Engineering, Manhattan, KS - co-op, application (2017) Earth, Wind, and Fire: Sustainability in the 21st Century” REU program - students in science and engineering
Kansas State University, College of Agriculture, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2018) "Applications for the Summer 2018 program will be accepted beginning on December 16, 2017. " - Multicultural Summer Research Fellowship
Kansas State University, Division of Biology, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2017) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Changing Environments: Integrating from Genomes to Biomes
Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program - ".. research in the areas of applied molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, computational biology.." - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD - co-op, application informaion (2018) Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program
Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY - co-op (2017) "Applications are accepted online annually beginning November 1" - Undergraduate Summer Research Program - provides housing but no additional paid stipend
Kettering University, Flint MI - co-op (2017) Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Utilizing Plants for Innovative Research
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI - co-op (2018) Summer Program for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing - "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. In late January, students will be asked for interviews before final offers are made." - for deaf and hard-of-hearing students only

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Lake County Forest Preserves, Lake County, IL - co-op (2017)
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY - co-op (2017) Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates: Analyzing Global Databases
Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY - co-op (2017) Intern and Apprentice Program
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA - co-op (2017) "..research in cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, cancer and diabetes.." - these are not paid opportunities
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA - co-op (2018) Key Dates for Summer 2018 4 Jun - 10 Aug 2018- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA - co-op (2018) Computation Student Intern
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA - co-op (2018) Research Scholar Program
LeHigh University, Bethlehem, PA - co-op (2017) Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute - Previous Projects included Computational Biology and Molecular Biology of RNA, Bioinformatics and Population Genomics
Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (of the New York Blood Center), New York, NY - co-op (2018)
Lloyd Center for the Environment, South Dartmouth, MA - co-op (2017)
Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine, Loma Linda, CA - co-op (2017) Undergraduate Training Program
Long Island University-Post, Brookville, N.Y- co-op (2017) includes faculty research in areas of ecology/marine biology, breast cancer, host-parasite interactions, microbial pathogenesis
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - co-op, application (2017) several internship areas listed - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM - co-op (2018) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
Louis Caldor Center Biological Field Station, near Armonk, NY - co-op (2017)
Louisiana State University, Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, Baton Rouge, LA - co-op (2017) Summer Research Program - MUST be enrolled in a University in the state of Louisiana (except LSU)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center , Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, Shreveport, LA - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research (SUPER)
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics, New Orleans, LA - co-op (2018) "Applications for the 2018 REU Summer Research Program will be available in December 2017" - Research Experiences for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates in Basic Sciences
Loyola University-Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Chicago, IL - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Research
Loyola University Health System, Stritch School of Medicine, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, Chicago, IL - co-op (2017) Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Lupus Foundation of America, Rockville, MD (at various research center locations) - co-op (2017) Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program

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