Information on Biology Internships
The Biology Department internship program
provides students the opportunity to gain experience in a professional field and
to explore their career interests. There are many internship opportunities both
locally and regionally, and there are even international opportunities. Biology
students are encouraged to consider this important option during their
undergraduate career. Specific internship opportunities are posted on bulletin
boards in the Biology Department and sent out electronically to all Biology
majors. Biology internship information and opportunities are also available
SU Career Services.
Students who are interested an internship may meet with the Internship
Coordinator for more information and help deciding on an internship. Because
this experience is ideally a trial run at a career, students are encouraged to
identify and apply for internships independently, as they would for a job.
Interns stay in contact with the department Internship Coordinator during the
experience, and they produce a journal and an evaluation of the experience at
Internships have been strongly linked to future career success. Students are
often surprised and impressed with the relevance and scope of the work they do,
and with how much it helps them with finding a job after graduation.