- Applied Plant Systems
- Bioenergy Systems
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
- Minority Health Disparities
- Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction
- Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
- Redox Biology
- Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
- Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome
- Unmanned Systems
Now accepting applications for:
DOE Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.
Why should I apply?
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
- Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
- Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
- Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
- Identification of career goals and opportunities
- Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
- Be a U.S. citizenship
- Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
- Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.
Veterans are encouraged to apply. DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran’s Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.
How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars
DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.
Looking for STEM research internships?
Attend a RISE/SMART information session!
Tuesday, October 22
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
College of Engineering West Hall, Room 401
601 W. Main Street
Wednesday, October 24
1:00PM – 2:00 PM
College of Engineering West Hall, Room 103
601 W. Main Street
VCU Biology received the following communication:
We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-35) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was recently established to offer training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students would have opportunities to join the third class of the Graduate School in August, 2019.
All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The POE 2018 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.85. Our POE 2018 class of 55 students from 44 schools in 25 states were selected from over 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non- local participants.
The POE home page contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2019 application materials is February 1, 2019. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice.
Where and when did you complete your internship?
I completed my internship with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in Charles City, Virginia from February to May in the spring of 2013. I interned at a fresh water mussel hatchery.
How did you find your internship location?
I did a Google search.
What types of activities did you participate in as part of your internship?
I helped grow and take care of fresh water mussels. Duties included cleaning housing habitats, building housing habitats, counting young, and feeding mussel species and other related animals.
What did you gain from your experiences in this internship (academically, professionally, etc.)?
I learned a lot about the propagation and life cycle of fresh water mussels and also met a lot of professionals in the field.
Would you recommend internship to other students, why?
I would highly recommend this internship experience to biology majors, because you gain industry experience and the opportunity to get really cool hands-on experience in the field, something you might not gain from the classroom alone.
Please also provide a short bio bellow (include a brief description of your career goals)
I graduated from VCU in May 2014 with a degree in biology and minors in chemistry and creative writing. I am currently working at a local animal shelter and have been added as a permanent volunteer at the VADGIF. I plan to return to school for my master’s in wild conservation, specializing in mammals and habitat conservation.
Want lab experience?
The “VCU Bug Lab” is looking for a few new research
interns (unpaid) to assist with insect rearing and field
collecting this summer and fall. Applicants must be
reliable and cooperative, and available at least 8-10 hrs a
week, especially on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
For more information stop by the Bug Lab (033 LSB; enter
through 029 LSB) or contact Dr. Karen Kester:
Qualifications: At least 2 semesters of laboratory experience, and a basic understanding of good laboratory practices.
How to Apply: All interested parties should please email resume and/or a description of qualifications to Dmarshall@worthenind.com
Looking to leverage your scientific background with a part-time job?
Would you want to add a GE Internship to your resume?
Are you a current student at VCU and have 10 hours per week to spare?
We would love to talk to you…
At GE Healthcare Life Sciences, we strive to develop breakthrough products that inspire our customers to push the limits of imaginative science.
- College student attending the University (Preferably Masters/PhD student – in the Science department or related area, 2nd or 3rd year).
- Strong desire to learn and grow.
- Demonstrate the aptitude to learn the technology of GE Lifesciences.
- Access to the scientific researchers within the University.
- A proven record of working successfully with diverse populations.
- A positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals.
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
The ESA Office of Science Programs (https://www.esa.org/esa/science/) seeks an energetic senior undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student with strong communication and organizational skills to enhance our communication and outreach endeavors and help manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events. A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.
This is a paid, part-time internship based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel to events in the greater DC area. The position is funded from May 29 – August 31, 2018 and pays $15 per hour.
For details and the official job posting, please see:
Applications due by Friday, April 20th.
The Mitchell lab at UNC-CH is seeking two full-time field assistants to help conduct research in plant disease ecology in the summer and fall of 2018. Assistants will work on a grant-funded project examining the role of the plant microbiome in pathogen transmission. Most work will be done in the field, but the position will also include work in the lab. Work will include collecting data and plant samples in the field, processing plant samples for lab assays, and culturing fungal pathogens from infected plant material.
a) A valid driver’s license and personal mode of transportation to an off-campus field site
b) Willingness and ability to work early mornings and outdoors in summer heat, inclement weather, and around insects.
c) Ability to work well independently and with a team, pay attention to detail, and maintain exceptional communication skills
a) Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
b) Experience conducting field research in ecology
c) Experience with biological laboratory procedures such as pipetting and culturing
Special Physical and Mental Requirements (ADA considerations):
Capacity and willingness to conduct outdoor field work during the daytime hours of summer. Field work will involve long periods of time spent positioning to observe vegetation and will be performed in all weather conditions that do not pose a danger to persons.
Hourly rate: $12.20/hr – Housing not provided.
Start Date: First assistant hired May 14th, second assistant hired June 14th.
Job Duration: 5 – 6 months.
To apply for this position, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/137278 and be prepared to provide a one-page cover letter, a resume, and contact information for two people who can serve as references.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.