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Summer Jobs and Internships in St. Louis

Undergraduate Research Opportunities with CEMB

Applications for the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program will open soon: (November 1st)!  Sophomores and juniors pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math, physics, and other related fields) can learn more on the website: LEARN MOREUPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS: October 20 and November 16. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.

WUSTL ENDURE-Undergraduate Summer Research Experience

The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) ENDURE summer research program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering support system so participants thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH Blueprint ENDURE initiative and Washington University in St. Louis, accepted students are funded for up to two years and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Overall, the program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success of trainees towards our goal of increasing diversity in neuroscience.

Program dates: May 29, 2022 - August 5, 2022

Applications due: February 1, 2022

Apply here:


  • Up to two years of cutting-edge research.
  • $6500 stipend per summer.
  • Free housing and travel to and from the program.
  • Academic and professional development workshops.
  • GRE (or MCAT) prep course.
  • Attend up to two scientific conferences annually.
  • Individualized advising and mentoring.


A strong candidate is:

  • Interested in research and pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in a neuroscience-related field.
  • Enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate degree program.
  • A US citizen or permanent resident.
  • From an underrepresented group (e.g. racial or ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, from low income
  • households and first-generation college students).

Summer Internships in Biomedical Informatics & Data Science at the Institute for Informatics (BIDS@I2)

BIDS@I2 is a funded, 12-week internship opportunity allowing undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to explore the field of biomedical informatics.

The BIDS program trains students in biomedical informatics and data science core competencies. Under the guidance of faculty mentors & research scientists, BIDS interns focus on the support & elevation of biomedical informatics through research translation and practice.

As a BIDS@I2 intern, you will:

  • Work within the lab of an I2 faculty member & participate actively in research in progress
  • Receive biomedical informatics & data science training
  • Participate in interdisciplinary, weekly lab meetings
  • Attend weekly seminars
  • Collaborate with fellow interns, faculty & staff on projects and research
  • Attend I2 retreat & present summer research
  • Create a scientific poster for a culminating event for the WUSM community
  • Experience a broad range of biomedical informatics & data science research methods, technology, and theories

I2 selects students based on background, experience, skills & interest in learning more about informatics. To promote interdisciplinary collaboration, I2 recruits students from various disciplines, including, but not limited to:

  • Health Science
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Engineering

Dates and Deadlines *

  • Application open: December 1, 2021
  • Application deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Interviews complete: Mid-March, 2022
  • Final decisions issued: Early April, 2022
  • Virtual orientation and preparatory training period: May 16 – 27, 2022
  • In-person program start date: May 31, 2022
  • Lab retreat: June 29, 2022
  • Poster session: August 3, 2022
  • Program end date: August 5, 2022

*  Dates subject to change.

Plant Biodiversity Internships at MO Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the availability of internships on plant taxonomy and systematics for Washington University undergraduates. Projects cover a wide range of herbarium, collecting and DNA banking techniques used for studies of plant identification, diversity and conservation.

HOURS: The student intern will spend 9-10 hours per week during the Spring 2022 semester.
CREDIT OPTION: The student could receive 1-3 units of credit if enrolled in L43 GeSt 2991 (04).
This internship could be extended into the summer as a paid appointment, and/or into the fall semester as a credit option, upon mutual agreement.
LOCATION: All projects will be performed at the Bayer Research Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
CONTACT INFO: Dr. Monica Carlsen (, Assistant Scientist – Education Coordinator, Science & Conservation Division, Missouri Botanical Garden.

  1. DNA Bank techniques: The student will be involved in helping curate the collection of silica-dried leaf tissues and their associated voucher specimens originally collected in Bolivia and/or Madagascar. Hands-on activities will include inspection of samples, barcoding, databasing and imaging of vouchers and tissues.
  2. Herbarium techniques: The student will learn the techniques involved in proper curation of herbarium specimens using MBG Africa and Madagascar vouchers. Hands-on activities will include mounting and filing of new samples, barcoding and imaging of herbarium collections, databasing specimens and georeferencing.
  3. Herbarium digitization: The student will be part of the Endless Form project that aims to digitize all herbarium vouchers of epiphytic plants at MO herbarium. Hands-on activities will include sorting, filing and imaging of herbarium collections.
  4. Aroid Greenhouse inventory: The student will be involved in inventorying and collecting specimens in the aroid living plants research greenhouse. Hands-on activities will include preparation of herbarium vouchers and DNA samples, databasing, barcoding and imaging of specimens.

Summer Jobs & Internships Beyond St. Louis

Neuroscience Seminar in Germany

Neuroscience Seminar in Germany is back for Summer 2022. It is a collaboration between the College of Charleston, the Faculty for Undergraduate NeuroscienceLudwig Maximilians Universität (LMU) in Munich and Charité Medical University in Berlin. 

Since 2012, the course has brought together neuroscience students from across North America to engage with cutting edge neuroscience research while immersing themselves in the deep history of the discipline found in Germany.  The course can also be stepping off point for future neuroscience research experiences abroad. Former students have returned to Germany to do summer research through the RISE program, several students have earned Fulbrights and spent a year in Germany, and several have also applied to German neuroscience graduate programs.

Students can find all the information they need about this study abroad course at our course webpage.  Here are the basics:

When: May 16th – June 4th , 2022

Where: Berlin and Munich, Germany

 Here is more information about accommodations and cost.

How do I apply? Submit a one-page letter of intent, curriculum vitae, current transcript and one letter of reference using this google form.  The preferred file format is pdf.  Application deadline is February 1, 2022. 

Email Dr. Chris Korey ( or Dr. Mike Ruscio ( if you have any questions about the program.

Neuroscience Internship Summer Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience maintains a list of Neuroscience Internship Opportunities for Undergraduates on its website. There are many different types of summer research opportunities all over the United States. You can see the list at the FUN website:

City Internships Summer 2022

Academic partnerships in 2021/22

Together with leading colleges and universities, CI creates globally engaged, career-ready graduates.

We provide outcomes-focused experiential education programs, which combine work-based practical training, class-based seminars and workshops, and on-the-ground coaching.

CI alumni secure graduate-level employment 3x more quickly and starting salaries 30% higher than their graduating peers.

Program changes for 2021/22

For 2021/22, all program varieties now include:

- A summer/semester-length placement with a leading employer in the student's chosen field;

- Full 12-unit Career Navigator readiness course & 12-unit Future Leaders commercial skills course, and;

- A complement of on-the-ground coaches & mentors, and calendar of social, cultural & travel events.

(The full CN/FL courses were previously exclusive to the summer, in-person, cohort-based ‘Global Accelerator Program’. Given their observed impact on early-career outcomes, however, they are now integral to our semester-length ‘Explorer’ and ‘Remote’ programs also.)

Learn more:

Doris Duke Summer Scholars program

Applications for the University of California Santa Cruz Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program ( are available today through February 1st.  We would like to enlist your help reaching prospective Scholars using the attached materials, social media posts, websites, and invitations to webinars.  Our goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife, and water.  
Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program focused on the summers between academic years.  Each summer Scholars receive a $4,400 stipend and funding to cover travel, room, and board.  
During the first summer (June 8 - August 2, 2022), Scholars participate in an eight-week, immersive field course on conservation practice, leadership, and ecological research while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors through California.*  During the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations, labs, and agencies.  A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the Scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school. Throughout the two years, we work with ‘home mentors’ at each Scholar’s campus to provide ongoing support.  We mentor Scholars well past program completion as alumni, and they join a nationwide alumni network for peer support and professional networking.

We serve all students who can study in the United States without a visa (including citizens, nationals, residents, refugees, DACA, undocumented, and more) and plan to finish a four-year degree with a graduation date AFTER December 2023.  We highly encourage applicants from groups underrepresented in environmental conservation to apply. Visit our FAQ for more questions about eligibility and criteria.

I hope you will share our program information with faculty, advisors, freshmen, sophomores, eligible juniors, and others in your professional and community networks.  We would be happy to visit groups virtually to talk more about the program.  We are planning three informational webinars on November 15, December 11, and January 19.  Applications are now available and will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, February 1, 2022. 

Please incorporate the attached flyer, slides, and short video into talks and presentations, or print and distribute it.  For more information, visit or email us at  

The Graduate College at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center SURP

The Graduate College at the OU Health Sciences Center hosts four summer undergraduate research programs aimed at preparing and encouraging undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research or health-related sciences. Studies show undergraduate research programs are beneficial to the success of applying to and completing a graduate degree program. Our programs introduce outstanding undergraduate students to the rigorous academic preparation required to achieve these goals, through participation in intensive, full-time (40 hours/week), hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of OUHSC biomedical faculty mentors in Oklahoma City.  


Summer Program in Cancer Research-University of Texas

The Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR) is funded by the National Cancer Institute and hosted by the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research strengths of the department include: cancer genetics and epigenetics; cell growth control, genome maintenance and DNA repair; stem cells; immunology, cancer therapeutics, and computational and systems biology. Department laboratories are located on both the North and South campuses of MD Anderson. In both locations, students will have access to state-the-art resources and knowledgeable staff while performing cutting-edge cancer research.

For 10 weeks during the summer, students selected for the Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR) undertake hypothesis-driven, project-based investigations and attend a weekly lunch lecture series covering topics such as DNA structure and repair, epigenetics, stem cells, signal transduction and apoptosis, and emerging analytical techniques. Other student activities include social events designed to integrate summer interns into the research community, as well as tours of the MD Anderson Houston and Bastrop campuses. The program culminates in the SPCR Scientific Symposium, during which interns will present their research by describing their research hypotheses, approaches and results. It is not uncommon for students to make significant research contributions and to earn co-authorship on scientific abstracts and manuscripts. SPCR students will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the 10-week program. The 2022 program dates are June 6, 2022 through August 12, 2022. The deadline for applying for this program is January 20, 2022. Apply Here

WAVE Fellows at Caltech Undergrad Research Program

Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of students historically marginalized in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to racially minoritized communities, women (in certain fields), first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.

WAVE Fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of Caltech faculty working at the frontier of their fields.

  • Applicants will identify several possible mentors with whom they are interested in working.
  • Once accepted, Fellows will work with their mentor to define and develop a research project.
  • Fellows will carry out the work over a 10-week period during the summer and submit two interim reports, a research abstract, and final paper. At the conclusion of the program, students give an oral or poster presentation at one of several SURF Seminar Days, symposia modeled on a professional technical meeting.

The 2022 WAVE Fellows award (stipend) will be announced in mid-November. For summer 2021, WAVE Fellows received an award of $6,620 for 10 weeks, a $2,000 housing supplement for campus housing, and travel to and from Caltech. Caltech housing is available and we strongly encourage all Fellows to live on campus. The 2022 WAVE Fellows program dates are June 13 through August 19.

In addition to the research experience, WAVE Fellows will participate in:

  • Weekly seminars by Caltech faculty & JPL scientists and engineers
  • An academic and professional development series on developing a research career, graduate school admissions, effeective writing and oral communications, and other topics of interest to future researchers
  • Various social and cultural activities
  • Weekly small student-faculty dinners
  • Special field trips

Stowers Summer Scholars

Stowers Summer Scholars spend a minimum of 8-weeks over the summer conducting full-time research under the guidance and supervision of the laboratory head or a senior member of the lab. All Scholars are required to attend weekly scientific seminars on an array of research topics. Other activities include a weekly lunch where Scholars can share ideas and discuss individual projects and experiments. At the completion of the program, Scholars present their work in an all-Institute poster session.

The program offers Scholars:

  • An independent research project under the direction of a principal investigator
  • Immersion in a Stowers laboratory with a highly interactive and collaborative research environment
  • Experimental access to the latest techniques and technologies
  • Intellectual and social growth opportunities with other Scholars, laboratory members, and the Stowers community
  • Laboratories studying fundamental biological process in the fields of chromatin and regulation of gene expression; chromosome structure and cell division; computational biology, modeling and technology; developmental genetics and cell biology; developmental neuroscience; neuroscience; and stem cells and regeneration.

The application deadline is at 11:59 PM on February 4, 2022. Learn MORE Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Students
Paid Summer Research Programs -- deadlines are fast approaching! has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:

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The Office of Undergraduate Research has many opportunities for biology students. Learn More