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Cornell University Summer Scholars Program

Cornell AgriTech offers a Summer Research Scholars Program for undergraduate students to carry-out their own independent research projects in Entomology, Horticulture/Plant Breeding, and Plant Pathology.

Student interns will work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs on research projects focused on specialty crops that can be laboratory and/or field-based.

You can apply online on their website.

Applications are due February 3, 2019.

Specifics for 2019 program

  • Nine week internships to conduct research in a faculty program at Cornell AgriTech
  • Gain research experience and learn about the diverse agriculture and food systems in New York
  • Additional professional enrichment programming and field trips will be offered
  • Benefits include housing and a $4,825 stipend
  • Starts on May 29, 2019 (May 28 for travel) and runs through July 26, 2019 (July 27 for travel)


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for USDA NIFA funding.
  • Must be 18 years of age by May 28, 2019
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2019

Partially funded by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Application opens December 14th! Deadline January 31.

The Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10 week undergraduate summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.

Read more about the fellowship and gain access to the application link on December 14th.

JUMP into STEM Challenge for Summer 2019 Paid Internships

Have you heard about the new student competition called JUMP into STEM?

JUMP into STEM is a new STEM online crowdsourcing platform that poses technical challenges for innovative and energy saving building technology solutions. Students (undergraduate and graduate) with the best online submissions will compete in a final event for up to 6 paid 10-week Summer 2019 internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Students must meet eligibility requirements for the Building Technologies Minority Serving Institutions Program (BTMSIP) or the Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) program.

Team submissions are encouraged. The third and final challenge is open until February 8, 2019. The challenges are focused on: how to influence homeowner decisions to optimize their energy use; new methods to identify fault detection and diagnosis in buildings; and product solutions for retrofitting residential building wall systems.

Students may participate individually or in teams. During the challenge judging review process, the JUMP team and DOE will pay particular attention to consideration of teaming criteria that includes team diversity requirements:

  • Representation by more than two or more academic departments
  • Representation by women and/or minority students
  • Demonstrated contributions by all team members

Idea submitters should also review the HERE and BTMSIP application criteria to ensure eligibility for competing in the Finalist event.


Learn more about JUMP into STEM Challenges here.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Assistant Training Program at Columbia University

This post brought to you by Ariana Mills ’17!

Research Assistants (RAs) have four major responsibilities:

  • Transplant call
  • Tissue call
  • Consent call
  • Databasing/Clinical research

RAs have the unique opportunity to participate in heart and lung recoveries for transplant surgeries at Columbia university Irving Medical Center. RAs travel with the procuring surgeons to the donor hospital where they serve as organ preservationists.

On tissue and consent calls, RAs collect tissue from cardiac surgery cases for research, as well as obtain consent from patients to use their tissue for research.

RAs regularly collect data from patient files for retrospective studies, and there are many opportunities for RAs to come up with their own research projects.

The RA position is a minimum one-year commitment in addition to an on-boarding period. Applicants must be graduating seniors or post-bacc students. Candidates who can start before May 2019 will be given special consideration. Each RA will receive a $1,000/month stipend.

To apply, please email the following three items to the Program Director, Dr. Catherine Wang.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact information of two references

Ariana has also generously offered her contact information if students have questions about the position, concerns about the stipend, etc. You can reach her via email here.

Science Fellow at The Nature Conservancy

Application deadline December 18th.

The Science Fellow (Fellow) works closely with staff of The Nature Conservancy Chapter in MN, ND, SD to research and gather conservation planning and other science data. The Fellow creates relevant reports and data records to support the Chapter’s priority conservation strategies. As a member of the Science Team, the Fellow will tackle the scientific uncertainties around the Conservancy’s priority conservation strategies. The Fellow will assist in many facets of conservation science, including advising on policy issues, communicating science to the public, conservation planning, managing data, and more traditional research and monitoring projects. The Fellow will work on projects across all three of the major habitat types in the Chapter (Forests, Freshwater and Grasslands), with emphasis on grassland ecology and conservation projects. The Fellow will help streamline data collection and management for a variety of research and monitoring projects and add capacity to emerging conservation issues within the Chapter, such as sustainable grazing, promoting pollinators, water quality, forest management, climate adaption or energy development. This position requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record. The Fellow must be willing and able to travel to other Conservancy offices and preserves for meetings, training and work. This is a full-time, 18-month position with benefits.

Learn more in Handshake.

2019 Undergraduate Summer Internship: Plant Genome Research Program at Boyce Thompson Institute & Cornell University Now Open

Are you passionate about science that has the potential to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture?

Now in its 18th year, Boyce Thompson Institute’s Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) offers an opportunity to work side-by-side with plant science experts and gain experience in:

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant Defense

Program Dates: June 3, 2019-August 9, 2019

Support: Undergraduate interns receive free housing, $1,050 for meals, travel reimbursement, and a $5,250 stipend over 10 weeks.

Internships are open to motivated and curious students, who have good foundations in biology. Some advanced coursework in chemistry, genetics, plant biology, math and computational biology is helpful, but not necessary. Interns will receive hands-on laboratory training, participate in weekly seminars and gain exposure to a range of topics in plant biology, bioinformatics, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and more. We are also including an experiential 2-day science-communications workshop this year.

The program application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.

Interested students can learn more about the program and apply at: http://www.btiscience.org/internships

RIT’s Incredible Repository of Internships, Co-ops, and Research Opportunities

RIT’s Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences

All of the information in this post comes to you from our colleagues at RIT. You can view the full RIT page maintained by Tom Frederick here.

Lists also include Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in:

All opportunities are PAID, unless otherwise indicated.

This Co-op website is organized into the categories below. Simply click on the underlined link to view the co-op posting category.