External Opportunities

Applying and participating in external programs to ones institution can help you in acquiring and observing an extensive breadth of new ideas. It will also improve your chances when applying to graduate school and jobs. This because employeers and academics usually search for candidates who have gone above and beyond their comfort zone and were exposed successfully to a wide range of scenarios. What follows is a compilation of some resources where you will be able to find some of these opportunitites.

 

GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIA SPONSORED INTERNSHIPS

USAJOBS Pathways for Undergraduate Students

https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads/

National Science Foundation (NSF) Specialized information for Undergraduate Students

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?org=NSF&fund_type=1

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp 

Department of Defense (DoD) Internships

http://godefense.cpms.osd.mil/internships.aspx

National Institute of Health (NIH) opportunities for undergraduates

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs

U.S. State Department Internships

http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-programs

Department of Energy (DoE)

http://energy.gov/diversity/stem-internships-fellowships-and-mentoring

 

CORPORATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

International Business Machines (IBM)

https://www-03.ibm.com/employment/us/un_interns_coops.shtml

American Chemical Society (ACS)

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/college/experienceopp/scischolars.html

Genentech Internship Program

http://www.gene.com/careers/academic-programs/interns-co-ops

 

REPOSITORIES OF INTERNSHIPS

Pathways to Science: Repository of over 800 internships of all types

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

ISPE Repository: Very concise but an excellent resource

http://ispe.org/students/companies-with-internship-programs

Internjobs.com search engine: Commercial website for all types of internships

http://www.internjobs.com/

Internshipprograms.com search engine: Another source similar to Internjobs.com

http://www.internshipprograms.com/