Topics Include:

1. XenoBiotic Laboratories, INC (XBL); Chemist/Associate Scientist (Plainsboro, NJ)
2. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC; QC Scientist Intern, Microbiology (Lititz, PA)
3. Roche Group; Microbial Pathology Intern (San Francisco, CA)
4. Merck/MSD; Environmental Monitoring Analyst (Durham, NC)
5. The New York Botanical Garden; Summer 2012 Plant Science Internships
(New York, NY)
6. US Department of Energy; Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI); Fall 2012
7. Annual Dartmouth Engineering Open House and Exposition


 1. XenoBiotic Laboratories, INC (XBL); Chemist/Associate Scientist (Plainsboro, NJ)
XenoBiotic Laboratories, Inc. (XBL) is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in providing bioanalytical and metabolism services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrochemical industries. Responsibilities include: Preparation of biological samples, Perform routine analytical chemistry assays
Instrument set up, operation, and maintenance, and Support senior staff with experiment set up and execution. For more information:

2. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC; QC Scientist Intern, Microbiology (Lititz, PA)
Duties include: perform physical preparation of microbiological testing media, aseptic sample collection and microorganism Gram staining, maintain standards of laboratory housekeeping and documentation practices, microbiological testing media in accordance with Company test methods. Awareness of aspetic technique is required. Apply at:

3. Roche Group; Microbial Pathology Intern (San Francisco, CA)
The intern will work with scientists to help advance computational projects in infectious disease. Expected duration of the internship is 3 months (June to August), but may be extended under exceptional circumstances. Potential project focus areas: Host pathogen interactions, gene regulation in bacteria, comparative genomics, mining of next-gen sequencing (NGS) data. To apply:

4. Merck/MSD; Environmental Monitoring Analyst (Durham, NC)
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. The EM Analyst is responsible for supporting the Facility Environmental Monitoring programs that directly support the Durham Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Integrated Process Team (IPT) and the site value stream map, while actively supporting, participating in and embracing an empowered team culture. Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry. Apply at:

5. The New York Botanical Garden; Summer 2012 Plant Science Internships (New York, NY)
The New York Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 term for internships in Plant Science. Gain valuable laboratory experience working with world-renowed scientists in systematic botany, molecular phylogenetics, structural botany, genomics, bioinformatics, geographic information systems, and economic botany. Deadline: May 18 For more information, visit:

6. US Department of Energy; Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI); Fall 2012
Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs. Duration of 16 weeks for the Fall (August through December). Deadline: May 31

7. Annual Dartmouth Engineering Open House and Exposition
Friday, April 20, 2012 5:30-8:00 PM
Thayer School of Engineering – Tours, exhibits and demonstrations offered by Thayer School faculty, students, and engineers from local industry.  Refreshments will be served.




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Science Career Digest: January 12th, 2012


Internship Opportunities    

Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships
The SSB is the principal advisory group providing independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA and other government agencies on all aspects of civil space research and associated ground-based activities. The goal of the program is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation’s capital, under the aegis of the SSB.  Note: Berkner Summer Program 2012 is open for Undergraduate Students Only . The Berkner Autumn Program 2012 is for Undergraduates AND Graduate Students).
Deadline Summer Program: February 3, 2012
Deadline Autumn Program: June 1, 2012

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Public Interest Internship Program
CSPI focuses primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits. CSPI offers internships for a small number of qualified students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools each summer and during the school year. We also consider post graduates. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Summer internshipsApplications considered in February/March.
Visit: for more program information.

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST), Summer Internship Program
For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics. Work with scientists, postdocs and graduate students in a real laboratory environment. Interns will spend 40 h/wk under the direction of a CBST researcher. Students are awarded $500/wk for the duration of their summer internship. Deadline: March 10, 2012
Please go to for more program information.

Research Opportunities

Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
Unique program designed just for talented, motivated undergraduates whose idea of fun is to spend a summer learning about and participating in headline grabbing biomedical research. Your position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $4,000 for the nine weeks. Depending on funding source, your compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups and extra activities, the experience of getting to know the other participants and people at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary. Deadline: January 20, 2012

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Intern program
In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include social events and excursions, workshops on observational techniques, data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present their research, the proceedings of which will be published in the Journal of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (JSARA, see
Students who have completed at least their freshman year in college and who will be registered as an undergraduate in the Fall term following the program are invited to apply (note: graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible).
Each participant will receive a stipend of $4500 for the summer.
All application materials should be received by February 3, 2012. For more information, click:

REUfest- Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science
Summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. Conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. Deadline: February 13, 2012 Visit:

“Engineering Biological Machines” Summer 2012 REU
10-week Summer Research Program
The REU is a summer research program that will fund 15 undergraduate students assigned to EBICS labs at each primary institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-$4500 stipend per student.
-Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus.
-Scientific papers, oral and/or poster presentations at the end of the summer.
Deadline: February 15, 2012


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Deadline: February 1, 2012. For more information, visit:

Dartmouth Programs

Three Tuesdays Towards Academic Success In Science Classes
Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?  This will help you to:

  • Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material!
  • Manage your time and daily structure
  • Match your goals and your efforts realistically
  • Learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations

WHEN: Tuesday Jan. 10th @ 6pm (Rocky 3), Jan. 17th @ 6pm (Rocky 2), Jan. 31st @ 6pm (Rocky 2).
**THOUGH an RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, it will help us know if we have enough space.  Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.**

WISP Summer Leave-Term internship Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Haldeman 041
To RSVP:  blitz WISP (
College staff and student panelists will offer resources and provide tips and advice on finding the right internship for you!
Dessert will be served




Science Career Digest: December 16, 2011

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: December 16, 2011


1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience
3.) NanoJapan – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
4.) Harvard Med School – Clinical and Translational Research Program – Summer
5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship
6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science & Engineering
7.) Mass Media Science &Engineering Fellows Program
8.) Science Writing Internships
9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via FOR SCIENCE
10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship in Vision Science


 1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
A paid, 40-hour per week program, interns work on their own project under the guidance of a Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) scientist, learn new experimental protocols and techniques; gain experience in designing and executing experiments; and analyze the data they produce. Interns also participate in journal clubs, weekly seminars and project discussions in group meetings.

2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience:
A 2-yr. program of training involving clinical and research experiences in a large prospective study of babies from birth to 36-months related to social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center. *DEADLINE:  JAN. 5

3.) NANOJAPAN – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
The program seeks to cultivate interest in nanotechnology among young U.S. undergraduate students – 1st and 2nd year students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages graduate study and academic research in the physical sciences. The program offers structured research opportunities in Japanese university laboratories with Japanese mentors focused on the study of THz dynamics of nanostructures. For details, see For questions please email or call (713) 348-6362. *DEADLINE: JAN. 27

 4.) Harvard Med Research – CATALYST PROGRAM FOR  DIVERSITY:
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program is a paid 10-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This is an internship for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and includes housing. *DEADLINE:  FEB. 22

5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship:
For graduating seniors in science, engineering or mathematics who are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program.   *DEADLINEJAN. 11

6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science and Engineering – 2 Programs:
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) & RISE Professional (graduating seniors) combine serious research with a rewarding study abroad experience – targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), and related disciplines. research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German Ph.D. students. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months. or email: *DEADLINEJAN. 31

7.) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program:
For Seniors – The 10-week summer program places students in science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public. *DEADLINEJAN. 15

8.) Science Writing Internships – Society for Science & the Public (SSP):
Interns (paid) work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Former Science News interns have gone on to staff positions with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Health, NOVA, Discover, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, ABC television, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Science News, among others. *DEADLINE for Summer:  FEB. 2

9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via FOR SCIENCE:
An extensive list of links for undergraduate students.

10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester invites Juniors interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science to apply to this fellowship which will cover travel and assist with on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3,600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member’s lab. *DEADLINE:  JAN. 31