Internships, Jobs & Research Opportunities

Fellowships for Summer Undergraduate Research

South Carolina Undergraduate Research Programs:

Fort Johnson Summer Research Program at the Grice Marine Laboratory
A ten week program combining formal classroom work with independent research in areas of crucial concern for marine biologists today. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded each year through the cooperative efforts of the marine laboratories at Fort Johnson.
     (Annual application deadline in early February.)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Management Summer Internship Program
The SCDNR seeks motivated individuals to participate in a 12-week freshwater fisheries management summer internship in the state. These internships are designed to give real-world experience in the freshwater fisheries field. The intern will assist SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries technicians and biologists with typical field duties.      (Application deadline in late-October.)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Summer Internship ProgramSCDNR seeks motivated individuals to participate in a 12-week wildlife management summer internship in the state. These internships are designed to give real-world experience in the wildlife management field. The intern will assist SCDNR Wildlife Management Area and Heritage Preserve staff with wildlife management duties.       (Application deadline in late-October.)

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates at The Medical University of South Carolina
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on cutting-edge biomedical research projects.
     (Application deadline )

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The program offers outstanding educational and research opportunities in ecology and environmental sciences for undergraduate students. Students work closely with SREL faculty advisors on independent research projects.
     (Late-January application deadline.)

Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center's NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
Clemson's REU program seeks students who want to explore seriously the possibility of pursuing a career in biological research. The program offers a collegial, multi-disciplinary environment with a focus on an emerging challenge in biology—the need to understand how an organism's phenotype (e.g., its morphology, reproductive success and behavior) is influenced by the interplay of its genotype and environment. Meeting this challenge requires expertise across cellular, organismal and ecological scales.
(Mid-February application deadline.)

National Undergraduate Research Programs:
The following are links to pages which keep up to date lists of almost all summer undergraduate research programs located at institutuions around the country. 

NIH Summer Research Programs
NSF REU programs
 (maintained by NSF and allows you to search for current REU programs based on research area of interest)
Swarthmore Health Related Research Opportunities
Rochester Institute of Technology Research Opportunities

Other Nationally Recognized Summer Research programs:

Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of Natural History
Research Training Program
(Deadline early-February)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Summer Student Fellowships
(Deadline early-February)

Links to additional sites with specific opportunities or additional listings.

Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Mote Marine Lab Internships

Minority Access Internship Program

UNCF-MERCK Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship 

South Carolina Aquarium

Other Resources:

See also the listing of undergraduate research opportunities maintained by the South Carolina Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network