Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Summer 2021 Opportunities

Summer and Winter Internships at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

INTERNSHIPS at Temple’s School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) can offer eye-opening and career-steering opportunities for students interested in pursuing health care professions. From primary care to surgical interventions, a wide variety of clinical services are experienced through our internships. Students looking to serve diverse patient populations involving patient interaction and who are considering careers in sports medicine, surgery, orthopedics and wound care should consider our winter and summer programs.

Interns will attend workshops and seminars on podiatric medicine, as well as shadow and work with podiatric physicians in hospital, private practice and outpatient clinic settings (virtual for summer program).
Workshops and seminars will focus on topics such as

• introduction to podiatric medicine;
• biomechanics and pathomechanics of the foot and ankle;
• foot screening and evaluation; and
• specialties in podiatric medicine (including diabetes, sports injuries, surgery, pediatrics and wound care).

4/23/2021 summer program application deadline

winter program application deadline

INQUIRIES AND QUESTIONS regarding our winter and summer internship programs can be directed to TUSPM’s Office of Student Affairs.
Temple University School of
Podiatric Medicine
Office of Student Affairs
148 N. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Argonne National Laboratory University Student Program Intern

Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s major research centers, is pleased to announce this opportunity for Undergraduate students to join the Argonne team as interns in its Educational Programs and Outreach team.
Argonne’s Educational Programs and Outreach goal is to connect today’s world-class research to tomorrow’s STEM problem solvers. This internship position within Education’s University Student Programs team will focus on supporting internship student programming (summer, fall, spring), attending and preparing for fall student recruitment activities, and spring season data analysis and program development.

The internship student will be responsible to assist and help facilitate in the following activities but not limited to:
 Orientation sessions for new internship students
 Networking and social events for students throughout the summer
 Provide internship participants guidance in 1:1 and group settings
 Prepare promotional materials for recruitment of students
 Attend student recruitment events and conferences
 Support fall internship cohort

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS Students seeking this internship should have the following qualifications:
 Currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. institution and completed at least 1 year as a matriculated undergraduate student at start of internship
 Undergraduate cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
 U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident at the time of applying
 Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Outlook, Excel, and Teams)
 Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Please complete the online application. Send resume, cover letter, and two (2) letters of recommendation to
students@anl.gov. Please reference the position to which you are applying.

Friday, April 23, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION Educational Programs
Argonne National Laboratory www.anl.gov/education
Host Division
Educational Programs and Outreach


Fauna Forever Summer Internships

Fauna Forever is once again accepting applications for our Neotropical mammal research training courses and project internships in Peru starting in the Summer of 2021. Fauna Forever is a Peruvian non-profit organisation and its founders and staff have been monitoring wildlife diversity and population changes at over 30 sites in the Peruvian Amazon since 1997, contributing greatly to our understanding of how human activities are altering wildlife population dynamics and what forest conservation strategies are the most effective at maintaining diverse and robust natural communities in this part of the South West Amazon Ecoregion and Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot.

FIELD COURSE INTERNSHIPS (2, 4, 6, 8-WEEK COMMITMENT) The taxonomic focus of three of the training courses are terrestrial mammals, arboreal mammals (mainly primates), and volant-mammals (i.e. bats). The courses cover topics and build skills around species identification, animal handling, species diversity and density estimation, movement patterns and home range size, behaviour, diet, sex and age determination, as well as habitat preferences and occupancy modelling. Some of the methods and skills taught include bounded and unbounded line transects, camera trap arrays, baited and un-baited pit-fall traps, auditory and ultrasound recordings, GPS-based studies of animal movements, plot-based methods, and also the analytical and software skills required to interpret field data. Full-length courses are eight weeks long and start at an introductory level and work up through intermediate, advanced and master levels. Two-, four- or six-week courses are also available for those who can’t take on a full course, and some candidates with previous experience may be able to start at an intermediate level. For more information and to apply for a place on one of these mammal research training courses, please visit this link: https://www.faunaforever.org/field-course-internship


Fauna Forever continues to host undergraduate and post-graduate students focused on undertaking their thesis or dissertation projects in the Peruvian Amazon on topics ranging from wildlife ecology and biodiversity conservation, including mammals. We have identified a set of useful and interesting questions that thesis or dissertation students could tackle in this respect (https://www.faunaforever.org/thesis-project-independent-research), although we are open to discuss student-derived research questions as well.  

WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND FOREST CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER (3 DAY TO 6-MONTH COMMITMENT) When not teaching field courses, our teams are studying mammal, bird, herpetofauna, invertebrate, tree, and medicinal plant populations across multiple field sites in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as the economic value of ecosystem goods and services. They are also actively engaged in forest conservation activities through a forest ranger program, a community development program, an environmental education program, and a tree-planting initiative. Most of these projects and programs accept volunteers and student interns for short (3-10 days) or long periods (2-6 months) of time. Those with only a short period of time to spare can join the Citizen Science Volunteer program https://www.faunaforever.org/citizen-science-volunteer, and those with a longer period of time and potentially specific wildlife research or project management skills can apply to join the Skilled Research Intern program https://www.faunaforever.org/skilled-research-internship or Camp Volunteer program https://www.faunaforever.org/camp-volunteer.

REGISTRATION FEES AND FREE OPPORTUNITIES Fauna Forever charges a fee for its research training courses and most other volunteer and internship options. However, for exceptional candidates with previous experience of exactly the type we are looking for and for periods in excess of one or two months, there are free volunteer and internship opportunities where Fauna Forever covers the in-country costs associated with local transport, accommodation and meals. These free options can be found within the Skilled Research Intern program (https://www.faunaforever.org/skilled-research-internship) and Camp Volunteer program (https://www.faunaforever.org/camp-volunteer).


To apply for an internship or volunteer opportunity related to mammal research and conservation, please fill in our online application form (https://www.faunaforever.org/application-volunteer-internship).


For general enquiries, please contact us at info@faunaforever.org


University of Cinncinatti - Sumer REU in Sensory Ecology

The University of Cinncinatti is hosting a summer research experience for undergraduates in Sensory Ecology from June-August 2021. Faculty mentored research projects in areas including: Behavior, Neuroscience, Genomics, Development, and Evolution of Sensory System. Professional development workships and training in science communication is included alongside group social activities. For more information, visit https://www.artsci.uc.edu/bio-reu.


University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Summer Field Program

Since 1947, the Summer Field Program has provided undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain hands-on field and laboratory experience from coastal-science courses focused on experiential learning.  Our courses are geared toward students in the natural/biological/marine/coastal sciences, but are open to students in any major.  
All Field Program courses are offered through the USM Division of Coastal Sciences and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  
The current brochure featuring our summer 2021 course offerings can be found here: https://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/docs/2021%20SFP%20Brochure.web.pdf

Applications are currently being accepted for summer 2021.


University of Iowa Summer 2021 Research Experience

The University of Iowa is offering ten NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions during the summer of 2021. Research projects span a range of topics, including evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution, evolution of sex, Evo-Devo, and paleontology. REU students will work on a specific project with one faculty mentor, but through interactions with their cohort they receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science. As part of the program, students: are trained in research best practices, participate in career workshops, create a digital exhibit based on their research for the University of Iowa Natural History Museum, and make formal research presentations based on their work. Free housing, a meal allowance, a $6000 stipend, and a travel allowance will be provided to all participants. 

The REU program website and application form can be found here: https://biology.uiowa.edu/reu. Note that while it is subject to change depending on status of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently planning for the REU to be an in-person experience.

If you have questions, please direct them to Andrew Forbes (andrew-forbes@uiowa.edu) or Maurine Neiman (maurine-neiman@uiowa.edu).


Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS)

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its 12th year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking.

The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:

  1. To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
  2. To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures.

Each year, applications from undergraduate and underrepresented minority-in-science students who have not graduated by August of the program year are considered. We are unable to accommodate international students. 

A stipend of $3,000 will be provided to each participant for the nine-week experience. Participants will receive free room and board, and travel to and from the program. Please be aware that students are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the summer program.


Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  • Identification within an underrepresented ethnic minority group in the biomedical sciences (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.)
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency (valid green card) required due to funding sources. International students are not eligible for this program.
  • Career goals and stated interest in research, including why you would like to participate in the program--move
  • Academic record, particularly in science–related courses
  • Laboratory experience
  • Preference is given to those with an interest in attending Marshall University for their graduate education.

As a condition of acceptance into the program, program participants will be asked after their departure to update information on their educational and career activities. This tracking is done solely to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. It is critical that we be able to conduct this long-term evaluation in order to maintain continuing funding for the programs. The information collected remains strictly confidential. 

For more information: Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) (marshall.edu)


Summer research experience using DNA methods to study biodiversity in the Hawaiian Islands

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is offering an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) during the summer of 2021 focused on the use of DNA methods to study Hawaiian biodiversity. Participants will take advantage of high-throughput DNA sequencing, phylogenetic, population genetic, and genomic methods to study the evolutionary and biogeographic origins of Hawaiʻi’s native, endemic and invasive organisms. REU participants will be mentored by a diverse faculty from the School of Life Sciences, the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, and the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences.

Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields, including Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and students currently enrolled in community colleges are encouraged to apply. Previous research experience is not required. The 10-week REU summer program provides participants with stipends and covers the costs of accommodations, food, and travel to the REU site. This unique experience allows participants to gain hands-on research experience, providing an excellent stepping stone for future graduate studies in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.

The REU program website and application form can be found here:

https://biodiversity-reu.manoa.hawaii.edu. Although the program is subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently planning for the REU to be an in-person experience in summer 2021.

If you have questions, please direct them to Drs. Stephanie Kraft-Terry and Peter Marko at uhmreu@hawaii.edu.


Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Purdue University

The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for our summer 2021 NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. We are particularly interested in students who are planning a career in research but have limited undergraduate research opportunities at their home institution. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please consider forwarding this message to students who might be interested in this program or including the information below in a student newsletter. You can download a PDF flyer about the program at https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Documents/PDF's/REU_Flyer.pdf.