For and undergraduate, an internship is a great way to get involved in the field and to learn more about possible career paths.  You can also earn academic credit!

Students often find internships with government agencies, non-profits, commercial research and consulting firms, or animal welfare organizations.  Most internships are unpaid, but credit can be given for paid internships.

Students are expected to find their own internship placement, but the Bio Advisors can be contacted for advice and suggestions.

The learning contract, which should be completed in consultation with a faculty member, must be wholly completed and requires signatures from the employer and departmental representatives.  Students must complete 42 hours per credit earned.

Check the most recent internship opportunities (updated for Fall, 2016).

Ongoing Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities throughout the US and globally can be found on websites maintained by:

American Zoo and Aquarium Association

Chicago Botanical Garden

Conservation Jobs Board

Lloyd Center

Long-Term Ecological Research Network

Ornithological Societies of North America

Society for Conservation Biology

Society for Ecological Restoration

US Fish & Wildlife Service

US Geological Survey

US National Park Service

Are You Looking for Interns?

If you’re employed by a government entity, conservation group, research agency or employer, and are seeking undergraduate interns with preparation/experience in the biological sciences, please contact Pamela Diggle.