Students may gain firsthand experience working in biotechnology through an internship experience with a company or another academic institution during the academic year or during the summer. Internships are established by the student who identifies the internship partner. Internship announcements are posted in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Biological Sciences. However, students will need to actively seek positions on their own.
Summer internships are also available throughout the country. Some co-ops are paid internships that provide a stipend and room-and-board in a multiple-week summer session. Support is provided by the academic institution or grants from scientific organizations or from the National Institutes of Health or the National Science Foundation.
Excellent information about co-ops and internships is provided by thefollowing:
- The Rochester Institute of Technology provide information internships in areas of biotechnology, chemistry, biological sciences and biomedical sciences: Rochester Institute of Technology Co-ops and Internships.
- The National Science Foundation also provides information on available summer internships: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).
- The Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education provide Information about internships and co-ops in Ohio: Internships and Co-ops