Internships in Industry, Non-profit Organization, and State Agencies
Handshake: Arizona State University has purchased access to Handshake, an online source of career information. The SMS Internships page, designed especially for our students, provides a pre-selected list of organizations looking for interns with chemistry or biochemistry backgrounds. Click the link, log into Handshake with your azurite ID to begin searching for a great internship. If you create a profile for yourself on Handshake, employers will be able to contact you directly when your skills match their needs. You can also search public databases such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, and CareerBuilder.
Pre-Health Internship Program: The Pre-Health Internship Program (PHIP) is a university-wide program designed to develop high quality activities that give ASU students the practical experience needed to be competitive in post-graduate degree programs and careers. Internships provide additional hands-on experience in a professional setting and offer students an opportunity to explore potential career options. PHIP internship opportunities are unpaid and are utilized for educational purposes only.
American Chemical Society: The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the professional society for chemists and biochemists. ACS has resources for students who wish to explore careers in their major discipline or search for undergraduate internships, summer jobs or co-op programs:
Institute for Broadening Participation Resources for Students: The Institute for Broadening Participation works to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professional workforce. This organization provides resources to faculty and students with the intent to keep students on the path to successful STEM careers. Resources include:
Interships Offered by Arizona Employers
Helios Scholars at TGEN: TGen sponsors a paid, 8-week internship program in biomedical research. TGen scientists mentor participants working full-time on research projects covering a variety of areas in translational bioscience including “laboratory research, computational biology and bioinformatics, mathematics and statistics, and research administration”. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and be a full time enrolled student at an Arizona college or university.
Center for Innovation at the Mayo Clinic: The Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation offers paid internships for undergraduate juniors and seniors interested in health care. The program’s mission is to “transform the experience and delivery of health and health care with a human-centered focus”. Summer and semester programs are available. Applicants who are self-directed, adaptable, enthusiastic and interested in innovating health care are encouraged to apply.
Barrow Neurological Institute: This summer program is a paid 10 to 12-week experience in which undergraduate student perform laboratory research under the guidance of a Barrow Neurological Institute scientist. A variety of research areas are available including: Alzheimer’s Disease, brain imaging, brain tumor detection and neuro-oncology, neurotrauma, and stroke among others. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and be a full-time enrolled student during the internship period.
Government Sponsored Summer Internships
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program: REUs are held at various academic institutions throughout the United States. Students work with university faculty members on projects in a variety of topics related to chemistry and biochemistry. Applicants must be Lawful Permanent Residents or citizens of the United States.
FBI Honors Internship Program: The Federal Bureau of Investigation offers a 10-week paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. The gives students the opportunity to explore career options within the FBI. Students work along-side FBI employees in offices at a variety of US locations. Applicants must be US citizens attending a college or university full time. Students with STEM educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research: The National Institutes of Health sponsors programs that allow students to work on cutting-edge research projects and gain exposure to emerging techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology and chemical analysis. Applicants must be Lawful Permanent Residents or citizens of the United States.
DOE Science Undergraduate Internships (SULI): The US Department of Energy also funds at a number of national laboratories across the United States to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy laboratories. The focus of the research varies depending on the location of the laboratory. Summer internships are 10 weeks long. Fall and spring internships are also available. Applicants must be Lawful Permanent Residents or citizens of the United States.
NASA Internships: These internshipsp rovide the opportunity for students to work with career scientists in mentor-directed, degree-related projects. Summer internships are 10 weeks long. Fall and spring internships are also available. Applicants must be US citizens.
A complete listing of research opportunities can be found on the Gateway to Federal Opportunities for Undergraduate Students.