Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2018
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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Boston University, Boston, MA - co-op (2018) "The deadline for applications for Summer 2018 will be in Late February/Early March 2018." - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Program Mentors include projects in areas of developmental biology
Brandeis University, Life Sciences, Waltham, MA - co-op (2018) Undergraduate Summer Research - scroll down to REU in Cell and Molecular Visualization (pending funding) - application - participating faculty in areas of Genetic Counseling

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Division of Cancer Research and Training, Los Angeles, CA - co-op (2017) 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 (2018) Summer Student Research Program - "Areas of study include developmental biology (vascular biology, nervous system development, molecular genetics),... " - "mentors focus on include nutrition, radiology, lung vascular biology, epigenetics of fetal growth....."
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO - co-op (2018) Summer Child Health Research Internship - Faculty of the Child Health Research Internship research areas include Developmental Biology, Neonatology/Reproductive Sciences
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH - co-op (2018) "The Online Application (ffor 2018) will open November 1, 2017 " - 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, application (2018) click on REU Program at top for a scroll down list of links to more details - "participate in active research in a wide range of areas, including...Developmental mechanisms."
Columbia University, Biological Sciences, New York, NY - co-op (2018) Amgen Scholars Program - includes Mentors from Genetics & Development
Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, NJ - co-op (2017) Summer Experience for Students (4 weeks long) - "..the students practice karyotyping – a complex methodology designed to characterize chromosomes and identify genetic disorders."
Cornell University, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY - co-op (2018) Access Summer Research Program - "Students will have the choice of performing research in one of these eight disciplines: Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology, and Computational Biology and Medicine
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2017) Student Traineeships "Applicants may be undergraduates planning to pursue graduate training" (Application Deadline: On-going Basis)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA - co-op (2017) Areas of Research include Basic Science - developmental and evolutionary biology

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."
Hunter College, Center for Translational and Basic Research, New York, NY - co-op (2017) "Application Deadline: February 1 by 5pm EST, Annually" - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research - " Biomedicine - Undergraduate students have the opportunity to conduct a focused research project under the supervision of one of the CTBR’s faculty research members in the following research areas: Developmental Biology"

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France - co-op (2018) "The 2018 summer Call for Applicants will be announced in fall 2017" - The Undergraduate Internship Program - Participating labs include Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA - co-op, application (2017) George Washington Carver Internship Program - " Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are development and cell biology

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

Lupus Foundation of America, Rockville, MD (at various research center locations) - co-op, application (2017) "Check back in January 2017 for our next round of RFAs" - Request for Applications includes the Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA - co-op (2017) College Summer Internship Program"Research Areas: Development & Regenerative Medicine, Female Cancer, Gynecology, Infectious Disease, Pregnancy, Reproductive Physiology, Gonadal Biology & Fertility, and Women’s Health|
Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, ME - co-op (2018) "The application (for 2018) will be available here on November 30, 2017" - Summer Student Research Program - "Research at MMCRI covers a broad area in biomedical science including vascular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, hematology, nephrology, tumor biology, and molecular genetics as well as outcomes research, vector-borne diseases, and clinical research
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA - co-op (2018) Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research - "...Faculty with expertise in...developmental biology.."
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2018) 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
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Graduate Studies, Charleston, SC - co-op, more details (including application) (2018) 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 (2018) 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 (2018) "Please check back on January 30, 2018 for information about the 2018 summer research program and how to apply" - Summer Research Program - "research in the following areas: Biology—cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, ecology, entomology, marine and environmental biology, reproductive biology"
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY - co-op, application (2018) "This is a 10-week program that begins in June of every year"- 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 (2017) "Applications for summer 2017 will be accepted starting in mid-November 2016"
National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2017) "the application for summer 2017 will be 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 Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2018) "Applications for summer 2018 will be accepted online starting in mid-November 2017" - Scientific Summer Student Program - "research projects that include fundamental analyses of protein structure and function, cell biology, signal transduction, gene regulation, tissue development and differentiation, and genetics and immunology"
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD - co-op, application (2018) NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students - "Developmental biology is represented by studies ranging from those on cellular slime molds to those on mouse oocyte development"
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC - co-op (some 2016 information) (2017) "the application for summer 2017 will be available in mid-November"- Summer Internship Program - Scientific disciplines encompassed by the program includereproductive and developmental biology
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD - co-op (2018) "the application for summer 2018 will be available in mid-November 2017" - scroll down to Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Northeastern University, College of Science, Boston, MA - co-op (2017) - REU Research Team in Calcium and Redox Signaling in the Reproductive System, Mitochondrial lineage in developing oocytes

Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Medical Sciencist Training Program, Columbus, OH - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Course Creating Excellence in Scientific Study (SUCCESS) - SUCCESS Faculty Research Areas include Cellular, Development & Cardiac Physiology and Cardiovascular Genetics
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR - co-op (2018) Summer Fellowship Program includes research 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 (2018) scroll down to Parkinson's Foundation-APDA Summer Student Fellowships Program Overview - not sure how to apply
Purdue University, Biochemistry, West Lafayette, IN - co-op (2018) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins - " A wide range of student research projects include the experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research."

Rockefeller University, New York, NY - co-op, application (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - "..broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology"
Rowan University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stratford, NJ - co-op (2018) scroll down to Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) - "Research opportunities for students are available in many areas of biomedical research including developmental biology...
Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ - co-op (2018) "Applications to the 2018 SURE program (June 4 - August 3, 2018) will be accepted beginning January 1, 2018."- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - Research Projects include autism and areas of developmental biology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Piscataway, NJ - co-op (2018) "Online application for NeuroSURP 2018 will open on January 2 and close on February 16, 2018" - Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology

Sackler Institute at the NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Program - "Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of any of our training programs" - Biomedical Imaging, Biostatistics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Developmental Genetics, Epidemiology, Genome Integrity, Immunology & Inflammation, Microbiology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Oncology & Tumor Immunology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Physiology, Stem Cell Biology, Systems & Computational Biomedicine
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc, Ardmore, OK - co-op, application (2018) Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science - can pursue research in developmental biology
San Diego Zoo, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA - co-op (2018) "The application process begins the first week in December each year" - Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships - "Research Divisions: Applied Animal Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation Education, Conservation Partnership Development, Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Physiology, and Wildlife Disease Laboratories"
San Francisco State University, Department of Biology, San Francisco, CA - co-op (2016) Biological Research in Ecological and Evolutionary Developmental Biology BREED - "This program is designed to expose participating students to core concepts in Ecology, Evolution and Developmental Biology"
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA - co-op (2017) Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program - participating departments include Developmental Biology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Education Program, Memphis, TN - co-op, application (2018) Pediatric Oncology Education Program- participating Departments or divisions include Developmental Neurobiology
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO - co-op (2018) Summer Scholars Program - Topics include developmental genetics..."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME - co-op (2018) Summer Student Program - research areas include Developmental Biology and Aging

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology, Birmingham, AL - co-op, application (2018) Summer Program in Neuroscience - mentors may be identified in following departments: Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrated Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL - co-op (2017) "Online Application (for 2017) available November 23, 2016" - Research projects in Guatemala, Jamaica, Peru or Swaziland - "research experience in the areas of nutrition, tropical infectious diseases, reproductive health and/or sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS or chronic disease"
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - co-op (2018) 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 (2018) NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Integrating Biology from Molecules to Ecosystems... "Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology"
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - co-op (2018) Amgen Scholars Program - UCLA Amgen Scholars Program Faculty include areas of Human Genetics, Molecular, Celular and Developmental Biology
University of California at San Diego, Office of Graduate Studies, San Diego, CA - co-op, application (2018) Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences - Previous Research Project included Cell and Developmental Biology, Reproductive Medicine
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - co-op (several programs listed) (2018) Summer Research Program - Summer Research Areas include Developmental Biology
University of Chicago, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Chicago, IL - co-op (2018) - MGCB REU Trainers in areas of developmental biology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Research areas include Behavioral Genetics and Developmental & Neonatal Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - co-op, application (2018) 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, application (2018) Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students Program summer research program - "Participating laboratories include... .... cell and developmental biology, human medical genetics"
University of Connecticut, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Stoors, CT - co-op (2018) - "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 (2017) Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Genetics - "Research in the areas of....developmental genetics.."
University of Iowa, Graduate College, Iowa City, IA - co-op (2018) Summer Research Opportunities Program - Available mentors in areas of developmental biology
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Iowa City, IA - co-op (2018) Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) Program - "research involves planning and performing experiments in order to answer questions of interest in contemporary biochemistry and research areas include structural biology, genetics, developmental biology and molecular biology"
University of Kansas, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Lawrence, KS - co-op (2017) From Molecules to Cells to Organisms - "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 Louisville, Department of Biology, Louisville, KY - co-op (2018) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Plant Biology - . Areas of research include biochemistry, development, ecology, genetics, genomics, and molecular biology
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program 2017 - "Program areas of research in the Biomedical Sciences, including Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Human Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Molecular Cell and Development Biology, Neuroscience, and Physiology and Biophysics
University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, Jackson, MS - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience - "Students may work with faculty on cutting-edge research in the following disciplines: Genetics and Gene Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE - co-op, application process (2018) M.D./PH.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Program - "A wide variety of exciting research projects are available, from studies at the molecular level to patient oriented clinical research and healthcare outcomes research. ...Cell and Developmental Biology...
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC - co-op (2018) Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR) Program - Research Areas include Developmental Biology
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR - co-op (2018) 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 (2018) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Program in Molecular Biosciences - Research areas include Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Oregon, Meta Center for Systems Biology, Eugene, OR - co-op (2017) "There is not a hard deadline (for applications). We will begin making offers of admission in January, and we will continue to review applications until all slots are filled" - Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance for undergraduates from Alaskan universitie - Research areas include developmental biology
University of Pennsylvania, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Internship Program - Developmental Biology, Gene Therapy are Laboratory Research areas
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2018) Undergraduate Student Scholars Program - Research interests of Center Investigators (program faculty) include Developmental biology and regenerative medicine; Cell growth and differentiation
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, Pittsburgh, PA - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Program - 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 (2018) Summer Scholars Program - program mentors include Genetics, Genomics and Development
University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Children's Research Center, Rochester, NY - co-op (2018) Summer Training Program - "..research relevant to childhood diseases and developmental biology"
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX - co-op, application (2018) 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, application (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease - Research Areas include Embryonic development
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI - co-op (2018) Biological SIGNALS: Information Flow, Exchange, and Storage - "..decoding the cellular mechanisms of growth, development, and reproduction of organisms.."

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Summer Science Academy, Nashville, TN - co-op, Application (2018) Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) – Summer Research Program - Students can select research projects in the following areas: Cell and Developmental Biology, Human Genetics

Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY - co-op (2018) Research Experience for Undergraduates - Current Projects include Genetic, Neuroanatomical and Behavioral Analyses of Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Genetic and Molecular Models of Mammalian Development
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Detroit, MI - co-op (2018) SURP Faculty interests include areas of developmental biology
Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University, New York, NY - co-op (2018) ACCESS Summer Research Program - "Students will have the choice of performing research in one of these eight disciplines: Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology, and Computational Biology and Medicine
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, St. Augustine, FL - co-op (2018) 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 (2018) Convergence of Research at the Interface of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences - faculty affiliated with the program include those in developmental biology