​​​Internsh​ips/Summer Research Programs

Students are encouraged to obtain work experiences that strengthen and reinforce their classroom experiences. Many students work on campus in laboratories for pay or credits. Off-campus internships are also available, especially during the summer months. More information, including currently open positions, is available from the Center for Career Opportunities and the College of Agriculture Career Services

Below you will find a list of current internships posted on myCCO with companies that have indicated an interest in hiring biochemistry students. Read the job description carefully to be sure that positions meet your interests. Further down the page are lists of internship and summer research opportunities that are typically available each summer.

Purdue / Indian​a Internships

Cancer Prevention Internship Program for Undergraduate Students
Columbian Park Zoo (Lafayette) Internship Program
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Indiana Undergraduate Research Program
Purdue Center for Cancer Research Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Indiana University School of Medicine Summer Research Opportunities

Nationwide Su​mmer Research/Internship Programs

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has a Summer Research Programs website listing opportunities at over 60 schools nationwide
ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) has a Summer Research Opportunities database
Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program (hosted by 10 top universities in the U.S.)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Research Opportunities
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Danforth Plant Science Center Research Internship Program
Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Summer Fellowship Program
Food and Drug Administration Summer Internships
Marquette University Summer Research Program
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Noble Foundation (Oklahoma) Plant Sciences Summer Research Scholar Program
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
SETI Institute Astrobiology Research Experience for Undergraduates
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis) Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Sloan-Kettering Gerstner Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (NY) Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City) Scholars Program
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.
University of Georgia Department of Microbiology Summer Research Program
University of Iowa Biosciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program UM-SMART Summer Research Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
University of Virginia School of Medicine Summer Research Internship Program
Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (several different biomedical and clinical research opportunities)

Industry Internsh​ips

Archer Daniels Midland

International Inte​rnships

Volunteer ​Opportunities


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