Life Science, Education, Math/ Big Data, Public Health, Climate Science, Ecology, Journalism

Internships and Undergraduate Research Experiences (REUS) are a great way to gain knowledge, skills, and community, while being supported financially and often with housing and mentoring. Now with the Mohn Family Endowment we offer the Mohn Family Science and Social Justice Fellowship Program  able to support those experiences that are unpaid, or subsidize those that do not provide housing to allow students to participate in the programs below or a curated list of sites found in this application.

Please note that this list is incomplete; for an extensive list meet with a faculty advisor to identify opportunities in specific areas.

  • Katayoun Chamany: Biology, Genetics, Life Sciences, Bioethics, Epidemiology, Biomedicine,  Molecular Visualizations, Science Communication, Public Health
  • Ross Flek : Math, Big Data, and Statistics, Data Visualization
  • Davida Smyth:  Microbiology, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Urban Microbiome: Davida curates a number of REUS at this site 
  • Bhawani Venkataraman: Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Policy, Climate, Energy
  • Anne Yust:  Biomath, Biostatistics, Math Modeling, Predator-Prey/ Ecology
  • Jennifer Wilson: Mathematics, Big Data, and Stats, Radio lab and MoMath Museum
  • Alexa Riggs: Public Health, Epidemiology
  • National Association for Health Advisors: Pre-Health Positions including Shadowing etc: See this Site 
  • Association for Medical Colleges List of Programs for Public Health and Medicine: See this Site

Examples of emerging Internships and Research Experiences suitable for Interdisciplinary Science Majors/Minors follow below but don’t forget to use the wonderful Library Guide, created by our team at TNS.  Additionally, we have some science specific ways to find internships, including  WEBGURU and other databases listed on “Finding” section of this website, as there are thousands of programs and the databases help you narrow your focus, geography, and needs (paid or unpaid, etc). Also NSF has a database of (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)REUs organized by discipline. For instance, the NSF Biological Sciences REU, have amazing programs such as from Genomes to Phenomes or Marine Organism Health Resilience.

Note that for graduating seniors and recent graduates there are still opportunities for research experiences and internships. For instance the National Institutes of Health has a Summer Internship Program open to high school, college, and graduate students and this includes those undergraduates completing their BA in the spring. The NIH SIP program provides a stipend but no free housing, but with our Mohn Family Science and Social Justice Fellowship program we could subsidize the cost of housing.  Additionally the DOE SULI has three different terms for summer, fall, and spring and is open to graduating seniors and provides travel support, and $500 weekly stipend. Additionally, students with limited access to research experiences during the academic year due to financial hardship or adversely affected by natural disasters (Hurricanes etc) are encouraged to apply to the Post-Bac research experience called IRTA ( note this is for students with strong research backgrounds) .For those interested in conservation there are also the internships from the Alaska Conservation Fund which also accepts graduating seniors and recent graduates. There is a great site for Green Careers SCA: Student Conservation Association, which has green jobs for students with strong liberal arts, humanities and science backgrounds and also NYSERDA Energy Paid Internships. For those who are recently graduated see the POST-BA link under Student Resources on this Website as well.

For under-represented minorities there are two sets of programs. The Leadership Alliance partners with institutions across the physical, behavioral, life sciences, math, and humanities to provide research experiences to students with and without prior research experience. There is a separate Leadership Alliance program through Mellon for those seeking research experiences in the humanities.  For students pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or medicine  there are the NIH PREP post-bac programs that are fully funded and provide strong mentorship (Ronnie Almonte and Tesean Chavis completed these programs) .

For those students who would like to complete a research experience during an academic semester, please note that Davida Smyth, Associate Professor of Microbiology, offers an Advanced Microbiological Research Course in the fall, and other programs include our partnership with Marine Biological Labs Environmental Science Semester (also in the fall, with a March deadline for applications). Additionally, The Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences offers a program as well and seeks diverse students. All of these programs requires students to have completed courses in biology, chemistry, and math.


  • Imagine Science Films: Internships in film making, communications, and pubic programming. If you have federal work study, we could work to apply this for June or August. We coordinate these internships internally, or you can apply via the volunteer email and then apply for Mohn Science and Social Justice Fellowship funding. 


  • The Creative Center at University Settlement and the US Military and National Endowment for the Arts both have initiatives that look at the role of arts in healing.  The Creative Center offers a one week training institute for $250 and opportunities to attend two workshops in variety of areas, with applications due in December 28.  NEA Healing Arts Network has grants to support such work, see this video to learn more .

BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (these are appropriate for students with lab courses or appropriate Statistics, R, or data courses completed; this is just a sampling, and you can find more from databases at the”Finding” link; students create spreadsheets or an REU list  using Web Guru, searching for those programs that did not require a full roster of prerequisite courses)

  • BUEE: Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Internship: 10 week summer research program focused on urban sustainability and resilience at Brooklyn College, appropriate for students who have completed ecology, math and lab based courses. Students are provided with a competitive stipend, housing and food allowances. On-campus housing is available through Brooklyn College. All participants also receive an unlimited metro pass, allowing travel throughout the NYC metro area. Ana Remis,Ana Remis Interdisciplinary minor and Environmental Studies Major has completed this program.  DEADLINE APRIL 1. 
  • SFSU: This program is headed up by Carmen Domingo, a colleague and social justice advocate.  The program provides a 10 week summer research experience in the biological sciences.  REU students will learn about patterns and processes of molecular evolution and the role of phenotypic and environmental variation in the evolution of diversity and complexity. Targets sophomores and juniors, provides a three day camping trip, and $5500 stipend and relocation costs and housing.  Ana Remis Interdisciplinary minor and Environmental Studies Major, has completed this program. DEADLINE Feb 18. 
  • Albert Einstein Medical School Summer Research: 8 week program in biomedical research,  targeting seniors,  brings together 50 college students each summer for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world’s top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career. Housing provided in the residence complex on the Einstein campus, $3,000 stipend and up to $500 in transportation assistance (for students who live outside the New York City metropolitan area only; international travel cannot be reimbursed). Highly competitive. Lianna Schwartz Orbach, Interdisciplinary Science Major and Alumna,  completed this program. DEADLINE Feb 1. 
  • Life Science Wadsworth REU: These life science based PAID ( $5750+Housing and meal allowance)  REUs are especially good for students with no lab experience and target freshman, sophomores, and juniors. There are many areas, and one is stem cell research, videos on the site help you understand the research areas. The program is immersive, so don’t refrain from applying because of the location. DEADLINE Feb 20
  • REU in Minority Health. The University of Nebraska has several REUs and a unique program in Minority Health Disparities that includes behavioral and social sciences and background in statistics and data analysis .DEADLINE FEB1 and MARCH 1

BOREN Summer REU Scholarships in STEM and Public Health + Critical Language  (Feb 5 deadline for Scholarship, and Post Graduate Fellowships is Jan 29) 

  • The, is an initiative of the National Security Education Program,  to provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East in the following scientific are. In exchange for funding, Boren Awards recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a longer term commitment to government service( can include government agencies such as the CDC, FDA, USDA, NASA, DOD, PeaceCorps, Congress, etc). 
  • Students should work with Student Success and a IS faculty member  to prepare their applications appropriately. Deadline may be internally earlier.
  • All Boren Awards-funded programs must include language study as a core element for the duration of the grant. The Boren Awards do not have a minimum proficiency requirement for most languages. Preferred Languages are listed here. Applicants are encouraged to select or design programs that will provide an immersive environment both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities in order to demonstrate their commitment to language study. Boren Scholars should seek study abroad programs that have a serious language component. Although such programs may include some coursework, unpaid internships, or volunteer opportunities conducted in English, the strongest applicants will make every effort to immerse themselves in language study. Language study should comprise the majority of overseas coursework. Beyond the classroom, language immersion may take place in university housing with local students, in homestays with local families, or through research or volunteering conducted in the local language. Students can not be citizens of the countries for which they are applying.  This PPT is a good overview of the Essays and requirements. 
  • Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:


  • The Hastings Institute Emily Murray Student Fellowship: A bioethics think tank focused on the social and ethical implications of informed consent, environment and conservation, biotechnology, and health. Interns work on short term project (2-4 weeks) during the school year or the summer and have access to seminars, library and scholars at the Institute – $750 stipend and living quarters. Summer intern deadline April 15, academic year projects should be submitted 4 weeks in advance
  • Bioethics List of Programs nationwide
  • Global Bioethics Summer School: while not an paid  internship nor research experience, the mentoring and the student conference presentation are along the same lines. It is expensive, but students could see if they can receive college credit.


  • NYU  Emergency Medicine Research Associate Intern (Academic Year and Summer)
    The Research Associate (RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the internship grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. Interns will develop basic research skills and become an integral part of research projects and grants occurring through the Ronald O. Perelman. They will be taught how to collect and enter quality data, maintain databases, analyze data, participate in laboratory meetings, gain Principle Investigator mentorship and/or shadowing experiences. RA interns will also become oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses.

    • Jan 24th for summer
    • June 10th  for fall
    • Sept 16th for spring


  • Data Science for Social Good, University of Chicago Summer Fellowship . This fellowship invites students from a variety of social science and natural science disciplines to work with nonprofits, local governments, or federal agencies to solve high impact problems and to inform public policy decision making. Students perform modern data analysis tasks with real data alongside the experts that collected and created it. This is a free Data Science summer opportunity, appropriate for seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students; having some computer science background is useful such as R or Python. Deadline is Jan 31.


  • Translational Ecology Carey Institute REU  Millbrook, NY  12-week research experience to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public.  with $6600 stipend, housing, and $900 food stipend; some assistance for travel also available.  Open to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors with ecology background; lab course completion preferred . Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. As part of the application process, you must register with the National Science Foundation (NSF) program at  Program is open to freshman through seniors The website will ask you to create a user account and assign you a unique REU ID. Be sure to take note of the REU ID assigned to you, as you will be required to specify it on your application to the Cary REU program. Deadline is January 25, 2019; only names for letters of reference needed by this date. Projects in past years include: Eavesdropping Behavior and Social Information Use in Songbirds;  Competitive Dynamics Between Invertebrate and Vertebrate Scavenger Guilds; Ecosystem Regulation of Mosquitoes and Disease Risk; The Role of Natural Enemies in Governing Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; Effects of Global Change on Streams of the Northeastern US; Hudson River Habitats in a Changing World; Ecological Change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge; Lake Management and Recreational Fisheries in Coupled Human-Natural Ecosystems and Ecology of Urban Streams/High School Student Mentoring


  • The Tishman Environmental Scholars Summer Merit Scholars Program . Students majoring in Environmental Studies or Interdisciplinary Science are selected annually to participate in this New School customized  program. Scholars engage in conservation research, develop environmental education programs, work on grassroots campaigns to advance pro-environment policies, and support programs to foster sustainable development in communities throughout the state. Tishman Merit Scholars receive:
    • a paid 12-week summer internship in Alaska
    • tuition scholarship for four credits of independent study
    • roundtrip airfare from New York City to Anchorage
    • for past student presentations on this experience and how it has shaped careers speak with Siri Chilukuri, or see  Duncan Figurski PPT and Allan Robles PPT 
    • This program is co-sponsored by The New School and the Northern Alaska Conservation Foundation and the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, which are two primary hosts for interns. At the moment the program is run by Alan McGowan in the Environmental Studies program at TNS.  So please contact him in the fall for internships the following summer.  Alumni from the Interdisciplinary Science Program who have completed this program include Duncan Figurski, Eva Brill, Alan Robles, Ana Remis, Erik Johansson. DEADLINE DECEMBER 21– also to keep up with what is happening in Alaska See this email group run by Peg Tileston: To subscribed
  • Alaska Conservation Foundation Internships   The sponsored internships are with major organizations dedicated to protecting the natural resources and cultural heritage of America’s last great wilderness. This is a highly competitive program, that places students with various organization and provides stipends.  They include: Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF), the National Wildlife Federation, and the Alaska Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, among others. Additionally, this program is open to graduating seniors. See   Alaska Conservation Foundation Internships. See this article for a more science-oriented position with the Community Action on Toxics. DEADLINE Applications open in January and due in February.
    •  $5040  stipend for  12-week summer internship in Alaska
    • $1400 for roundtrip airfare from New York City to Anchorage



  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA): NYSERDA sponsors and funds the research, development, and commercialization of new energy and environmental technologies and products. Innovations like alternative-fueled vehicles, green building projects, and solar/wind industries help create jobs in New York, preserve energy and protect the environment.  Internship positions are available in our Albany, Buffalo and New York City offices. The work schedule may be up to 18.75 hours (maximum) per week during the academic year and 37.5 hours per week during the summer months, when not attending classes.
    • College Students apply for paid internships at this link
    • For college students, high school students,  college graduates or residents go to this application Link. 


  • EcoHealthAlliance is a  NYC organization that spans, big data, visualizations, emerging diseases, life sciences, and economics and global studies and has jobs and internships. The internships can be found under ” Careers” but you should work with an IS faculty member to craft your letter of inquiry and statement of interest.
  • Ethnobotany : Internships NYBotanic Garden; especially good for those who have completed Biodiversity Achieved Lab. Most are unpaid, and you can submit an application via this site with a  Selection Committee meets three times per year  and applicants are notified of final decisions by early December for spring internships, mid-April for summer internships, and early August for fall internships. There are also paid internships on the employment site. 
  • The National Council for Science and the Environment hosts an Environmental Internship Clearinghouse where institutions post environmentally related internships and research opportunities. Search at:
  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:Since 2011 the Cary REU program has embraced a new focus – Translational Ecology. We hope to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public. DEADLINE FEB 5
  • NPS George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative: The YLCC program provides paid summer internships to highly accomplished graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. DEADLINE JAN 28
  • National Resources Defense Council:  NRDC helps train the next generation of environmental advocates. NRDC hires students who possess the intelligence, skill, self-confidence, and maturity to take on enormous responsibility. Our interns play an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement. Over the course of an internship, NRDC interns work with lawyers, scientists, or policy analysts in different program areas and amass experience that they could not have obtained anywhere else.
  •  Environmental Defense Fund: EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of fields. EDF offers a variety of opportunities for students and recent graduates. Click the links below to learn more:


  • Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) Program of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. QSURE is an NCI-funded (R25 CA214255) 10-week summer internship program designed for exceptional undergraduate students with an aptitude in quantitative sciences and an interest in cancer and population health.  Students will participate in an individual research program and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health outcomes research. Modest stipend provided.  Only one semester of Statistics required. DEADLINE January 4, 2019


  • Genetic Counseling Resources will provide an overview of this increasing need in society; this site is a resource for those interested in exploring this profession,  this article explains the birth of the Genetic Counselor as a profession and Sarah Lawrence College’s role in that evolution;  a seminar based environment is the oldest genetic counseling graduate program in the nation and hosts a summer Genetic Counseling Info Session/ $25 fee we can cover it, and contact is
  • Northwestern Genetic Medicine Summer 1 week internship program . This unique internship combines lectures, field trips, discussion, and patient experiences to provide the interns a broader view of the genetic counseling profession and preparation for graduate school. We accept approximately 15 students for a one week internship.deadline April 2
  • USC Summer Research Internship . South Carolina  six-week summer internship.
    The selected intern will assist Genetic Counselor faculty with case preparation, educational and administrative projects with the opportunity to observe prenatal and cancer genetic counseling sessions. Designed to promote understanding of the Genetic Counseling Profession, the internship is excellent preparation for graduate education in genetic counseling. A stipend will be provided.Feb 1- March 1 deadline
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Genetics Counseling Internship: UNPAID, but  Mohn Science and MOHN FAMILY SCIENCE and SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOW SITE can support if accepted . The Clinical Cancer Genetics (CCG) program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the largest genetic counseling programs among the National Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The program’s mission is to provide research-driven genetic risk assessment, genetic testing, risk management.  4-6 week program for juniors and senior undergraduate. Interns will be paired with a genetic counselor, who they will assist in clinical and research activities as assigned. This part of the internship will be individualized per the schedule/patient load, research interest and plans of the supervising genetic counselor. Interns will receive constructive feedback which will help to become better candidates when applying to genetic counseling graduate school programs. April 1 deadline
  • IHG Summer Internship Program  8 Week Genetic Counseling Internship (Iowa, only accepts a small number but all get into graduate school) . Good info on this site for need and jobs, and training.  $3300 . Deadline Feb 1
  • Genetic Alliance: Outreach, technology, data, and public health (Biotrust) internships  $20/day stipend in DC. But IS can help support this experience financially if accepted.


  • LAMI is an amazing REU for students who might be combining their IS major with another major or minoring in IS.  Applications open in November and Close on Feb 1. Open to Rising Juniors and Seniors


  • Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute at Carnegie Mellon The Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute (SUAMI) is an eight-week summer program for undergraduate students which targets minority and female students. The goals of the SUAMI are twofold: (1) to expose students to the nature, culture, and rigors of advanced work and research in the area of applied mathematics; there will be an option to conduct research in pure mathematics; (2) to give the students a taste of the graduate school experience to help them make a more informed decision on whether they should attend graduate school. Dates of the program: May 30 through July 25, 2017.  Application Deadline is March 1st.

There are many resources (PHCareers, Salaries ) that explain what a career in public health will provide and the various concentrations with some very new such as the PhD program in Health Policy  with an emphasis in Bioethics at John Hopkins U, and the combined MA and MPH in Public Health and Bioethics at Emory. Also see this site for social justice. Lastly, see this site from the Association of Medical Colleges for Pre Health and Medicine positions,

  • Peer Health Advocates Internships  is an on campus program and students can choose a range of projects
  • Public Health Institute Internships : When they are available, all PHI Internships are posted on their employment page.  Detailed postings for summer internships are posted in March and intern selections are made before June.  Note that most of their positions are in California (Sacramento, Oakland and Berkeley). Some positions are during the academic year.
  • Clinical Directors Network:This organization promotes health in underserved communities and also educates and trains the healthcare workforce to be culturally competent and responsive to community needs. Interns can range from providing communications support to specific research projects ;Health Education Web and Social Media Audio/Visual Marketing and Public Relations Clinical Research Grant Writing Public Health. Alumni that have interned at Clinical Directors Network include Alisha Racho Jansen, Alexa Riggs, Nayaab Khawar. Please contact these students to learn more about their experiences or watch Alexa’s presentation about her project (Alexa Riggs video).  Contact:
  • HRTP: NYCDOH Health Training Internships . Summer and semester positions, with summer program involving mentorship, brown bag lunches etc. Projects can be at the lab bench, epidemiology, social media awareness, etc. Please not that this link changes all the time so do a google search. MUST be a NYC resident for academic year internships, BUT NOT summer. All students are eligible to apply, including DACA students with work identification cards.   DEADLINES Summer Term: February 15; Fall Term: August 15; Spring Term: November 15. The application has changed. Note an official transcript is required and advance registration on a portal. See HRTP one page flyer (Final 2018) and this link for to a file for the Application Process.  Gemily Abadines in the Division of Epidemiology is the HRTP Internship .
  • Bronx Area Health Education Center is an organization serving underserved communities focused on health disparities and offers two summer internships (Summer Health and Health Careers) with details being posted in January. These summer programs specifically target students from diverse backgrounds:
    • Health Careers targets primarily juniors and seniors and graduates and is 5 days a week. Programs about 6 weeks and deadlines are early March.
    • SHIP program targets freshman and sophomores and is three days a week and requires applicants must reside in Bronx or Westchester or attend school in those areas. Programs about 6 weeks  and deadlines are early March.
  • Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC), offers a paid ($3300) summer experience doing meaningful work at a reproductive rights or social justice organization. The organizations are located across the country with many in NYC.  Applications for Summer 2016 open in October 2015 DEADLINE Jan 15
  • Reproductive Health Access Project  Internships and Fellowships Offers academic year internships for undergraduates for 10-15 hours per week with a focus on abortion, miscarriage, and contraception with respect to providing information on clinical tools and advocacy through newsletters, blogs, and programs for clinical workers.
    • Internships are found on the Get Involved page and support current undergraduates /$3500 stipend + travel and costs for the annual April Civil Liberties and Public Policy conference
    • Fellowships are primarily for those holding an advanced graduate degree.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Internships:The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate juniors and seniors and RECENT graduates (targeting Under represented minorities including Asian Americans, economically disadvantaged, living with Disabilities, and LGBQT)  to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, they offer multiple programs at multiple locations providing valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities and infectious disease lab research.
    • The Columbia University SPHSP and the Future Public Health Leaders Program at Michigan are part of this network.  These are highly competitive programs but only require a 2.7 GPA, you may need to apply more than once. They offer $3000- $3500 for 10 weeks.  DEADLINE JAN 31.
    • The CDC also offers internships with other institutions that have additional funding that does not restrict funding to citizens (DACA students are welcomed). One such program is the UCLA Public Health Scholars Program. They have no GPA limit, accept juniors,seniors and recent graduates ( with no admission to grad school yet) and provide travel, housing, and a $3000 stipend for a 8 week experience. DEADLINE JAN 31. 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health:This is a paid 9-week summer environmental internship ( non-laboratory)  for  juniors and seniors who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked; there are two different programs- review to determine best fit. DEADLINE JAN 27-BUT NOT FOR 2019.
  • National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences    The Summer Internship Program at the NIEHS is part of the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (NIH SIP) . The NIEHS is located inResearch Triangle Park, North Carolina. This is appropriate for students with prior research experience in a scientific lab ( the Microbiome course, or another summer REU). DEADLINE Nov – March 1
  • Public Health Solutions: Internships (paid, unpaid, and for credit) may be available at Public Health Solutions for undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited college or university in the United States. Students must have a 2.5 G.P.A if in undergraduate school or a 3.0 if in graduate school. Internships are designed to provide students with work experience and/or relevant experience in their field of study. PLEASE NOTE THAT  THIS IS NOW a MOHN FAMILY SCIENCE and SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOW SITE ( so internal applications due in March to IS Department).If you are interested in a possible internship contact Steven Houang  who served as a Senior Research Assistant at PHS,  or Anthony Jimenez (Lang Student) to learn more about his role as a Mohn Science Social Justice Fellow Intern  and how to craft your application and inquiry following the protocol below.
    • Go to  home page:
    • Decide which program(s) interest you. (Internship opportunities may also exist in non-program areas such as Accounting, Human Resources, Development & Communications, and Contracts/Legal.)
    • Then draft a cover letter and attached your resume and  contact
    • Note: Upon request, Programs/Departments may ask Human Resources to assist them with finding interns. Human Resources will utilize the resumes and Internship Interest Forms received via the  inbox to help fill these internships. Due to the volume, Public Health Solutions can’t respond to every inquiry. If there is an internship opportunity available, only those applicants who there is an interest in will be contacted.
  • CivicSpark– California based. This year had two types of fellowships (Climate Action and Water) . Deadline is Oct 1 each year CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change and water management needs.
  • Medicins Sans Frontiers (Epidemiology, Advocacy, Public Events) Internships ( most pay $11 hour and are 4 months in length) – clik on the title of the position then hit apply, new pop up window has link up top corner and click for a description.


  • The Atlantis Project has a summer shadow international program for students interested in exploring different health systems and who plan on a career in medicine or nursing .
  • Montefiore HOP:  The Montefiore Health Opportunities Program (Monte HOP) is a summer enrichment program for students interested in health careers who come from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Monte HOP  is also a partner program within the Bronx Science and Health Opportunities Partnership (BxSHOP) .
  • NYU  Emergency Medicine Research Associate Intern  (Academic Year and Summer) The Research Associate (RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the internship grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. Interns will develop basic research skills and become an integral part of research projects and grants occurring through the Ronald O. Perelman. They will be taught how to collect and enter quality data, maintain databases, analyze data, participate in laboratory meetings, gain Principle Investigator mentorship and/or shadowing experiences. RA interns will also become oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses. Deadlines are
    • Jan 24th for Summer
    • June 10th for Fall
    • Sept 16 for Spring


  • Chemistry Education: University of Nebraska Alena Moon’s Lab, has a project called “Using the photoelectric effect to explore students’ conceptions of light” to understand how chemistry students understand light and its interaction with matter, the REU student will conduct and analyze qualitative interviews with students about the photoelectric effect.
  • MEEP is a Summer Museum Education and Employment Program that provides one month of training and then 6 weeks or work at  20 hours a week at the American Museum of Natural History ( 10 weeks total).
  • AMNH Margaret Mead Film Festival  Science Education Internship: See this link for a description and link to application.
  •  NY Botanic Garden Internships : There are Graphic Design and Science and Horticulture positions are available through through Ethnobotany Program see above, but the garden also has  internships for outreach and education.  DEADLINE for Summer is most likely early Jan or Feb, they do not indicate.
  • MoMath: Museum of Mathematics Internships – see the download application up top on their jobs site. Note that these internships are for very strong math students.
  • Biobus: This non-profit supports ecological and biological education for underserved communities, and interns are involved in curriculum development ( if they have Science Fellows experience) and implementation of informal science learning at schools, events, and community centers. MOHN FAMILY SCIENCE and SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWS affiliate. 
  • League of Young Inventors: A non profit organization seeking to change NYC science curriculum by infusing Making pedagogy and history of scientific discovery into STEM curriculum for elementary age students. MOHN FAMILY SCIENCE and SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWS affiliate. 
  • Thinking Caps Tutoring: A tutoring company providing individualized subject tutoring, test prep, and academic support services in biology, chemistry, and physics for middle school, high school and some college students. Some of their students have learning differences and so they honor each individual’s learning style and personality by making smart matches with their tutor. Must be available twice during the week ( 4-10 hours a week) to work in the students home or school. Current students and graduates with a  minimum GPA 3.3; and will work with exceptions if provided with requisite explanation. Copies of transcripts and standardized test scores are requested. We are looking for tutors who can start ASAP and prefer applicants that can commit to a full academic year. You will be provided training in our study skills foundation, which aims to boost students’ executive functioning skills. You will track students’ progress and write monthly progress reports. As a tutor you will be continually supported by the Academic Director and given access to our rich resource library of materials. If hired, you will be given students to tutor, choose your schedule and decide how many students you see based on your availability. Compensation is $20-30 depending on experience and education level. PLEASE EMAIL A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO TUTORS@THINKINGCAPSGROUP.COM.



American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers volunteer and paid internships throughout the year, including several listed below. For additional opportunities and a complete list of internships visit the AAAS Employment Application System.  Examples of internships: