Internships and Study Abroad
Internships and Study Abroad programs are a great way to translate your academic work to real-life experience. This can also be a great way to learn about career options in your field.
Making the most of internships requires planning. Students often complete them during the summer, so you want to start thinking about this early in your academic career. The deadlines for many internships often come fairly early in December or January so you need to think about this long before summer.
The variety of internships is remarkable. Some provide the chance to participate in research at other universities or with research firms. You can also gain experience working with non-profit organizations and companies. It will take some perseverance to find the right internship for you, but the opportunity is well worth the effort. Use the list below as a source of possibilities and new ideas for a program or project that fits your interests and goals.
Some internships offer payment but many are volunteer. You can earn credit towards your Auburn degree while studying abroad or completing an internship. To earn credit for an internship you must identify a faculty sponsor (this can be your faculty advisor), complete the BIOL 4920 Internships in Biology form and register for the course prior to beginning the internship.
Here's a short list of possibilities. If you don't see something here, keep looking. There's nearly no limit to the possibilities!
- Student Conservation Association
- Wildlands Studies
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- Sea Grant Marine Internships
- NIH Internships
- US Geological Survey Internships
- Internships at the Smithsonian Museum
- National Council for Science and the Environment
- Cold Spring Harbor Summer Undergraduate Research
- Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
More information on Study Abroad opportunities are available through the Auburn University Office of International Programs.
Last Updated: 06/16/2016