EPA Analytical Chemistry Internship

This opportunity for candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree is with the Analytical Chemistry Branch (ACB) laboratory of the Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) located in Ft. Meade, Maryland (between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD).

OPP is responsible for the registration of pesticides and must make determinations about whether pesticides pose an unreasonable risk to humans and the environment. Large amounts of data from registrants and other sources must be reviewed and reliable schedules must be maintained in order to meet statutory deadlines for both new and existing pesticides.

This research project will provide the selected candidate an opportunity to collaborate with other chemists in the laboratory and learn about the different phases of the laboratory’s projects. A list of specific research activities can be found on the internship posting.

Selected candidates will:

  • Learn about the different phases of laboratory projects from sample log in, sample preparation and analysis to data processing, review and finally reporting.
  • Conduct analyses and gain experience in using a variety of instrumentation including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography with a variety of detectors including flame ionization and mass spectrometry.
  • Gain experience in laboratory project design, planning, and analysis as well as quality assurance procedures for data generation and preparation of reports.
  • Interact directly with EPA analytical chemistry staff to understand the workings of an EPA laboratory that provides technical advice and performs pertinent studies that support program needs.

This internship begins in Summer 2021 and will initially last one year. It may be renewed up to three additional years. The position is full-time and pays a monthly stipend.

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting may close before the deadline. Apply here.

Chemical Lab Internship

The Shepherd Chemical Company is seeking chemistry-minded students in good academic standing from an accredited university or college to join our lab teams this summer. Shepherd is in the business of creating value and brightening the lives of our customers through developing and manufacturing specialty chemicals. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to gain experience in an industry setting and/or learn more about specialty chemicals.

The internship will be full-time for 10-12 weeks during the months of May – August. Start and end times may vary to align with school schedules. You will partner with lab professionals and others from various departments to move projects and products forward. At the end of the summer you will have the opportunity to share your learning through a formal presentation with members of the team and other interns.

Shepherd has internship opportunities available in its Quality Lab, Organics R&D Lab, and our Inorganics R&D Lab. Those applying for an internship will be considered for all three labs.

To learn more about specific daily tasks, qualifications, and the application, view the internship posting.

Cell Press Science Communication Intern

The Cell Press Media & Communications Office is offering a summer internship for current undergraduate students or those who recently finished an undergraduate program. The internship is designed to give you the full experience of being a science communicator at a major publishing operation.

Tasks will include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day maintenance of core media & communications functions.
  • Writing press releases about research published in Cell Press journals.
  • Preparing weekly social media posts for Cell Press content.
  • Collaborating with team members on the design, look, feel, and tone of materials.
  • A capstone project to be determined by the intern’s interests.

Throughout the internship, you will collaborate with other business teams, including marketing, editorial, and production, and better understand how each department meets business goals. By the end of your time at Cell Press, you will walk away with a collection of 5-8 clips comprised of press releases, marketing copy, and social media campaigns.

The Science Communication Intern normally works in the Elsevier office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, although the internship will be offered remotely depending on current events. A laptop is provided.

The internship is 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, for 10 weeks from June through August. A permanent position is available starting in January 2022.

Learn more and apply here.

2021 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair

The Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair will take place virtually on Thursday, March 4 from 1-5PM.

 

This will be the 11th year for this fair and while the purpose of the event remains to connect employers with undergraduate students seeking internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time summer employment, intent going forward is to use this fair as a showcase for organizations that demonstrate inclusive excellence.

Career Success is committed to partnering with organizations that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything they do. These organizations may have been started or consist of many employees that have been underrepresented in the past including men and women of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

The event will host over 100 employers who are looking to hire Ohio State students of all majors.

Registration is open now.

Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) – Deadline Extended

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Summer 2021 has been extended to February 12, 2021. That is a tight turn around to complete the application checklist, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more and find the application resources on the CAF website.

Remote Internships with Student PIRIGs

The Student PIRGs is an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. The organization has remote internships where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more about the internships here.

You may have taken classes to learn about all of these problems and the impacts they have on our community. These internships are an opportunity to learn how you can put that knowledge into action. The Student PIRGs is based on a model that has been helping students make positive change for almost 50 years.

Recently Student PIRGs members on over 100 campuses have come together to:

  • Talk to over 360,000 students about how to register, how to vote safely and ensure their vote is counted to help reach near historic youth turnout in the last election.
  • Pass bans on single use plastics, like plastic bags and foam take-out containers in over 17 states.
  • Convinced the first 2 campuses and an entire University System in the country to sign the pledge to ban single use plastics.
  • Saved students more than $40,000,000 in over 10 states by working with dozens of campuses to create open source textbook programs like University of Maryland and UMASS Amherst.

Interns spend 10-15 hours a week attending trainings, recruiting volunteers, and working on projects and campaigns that will make your community better. They attend weekly trainings and run campaign events.

Learn skills, build your resume, and work with issues that matter. Apply here.

Charles River Labs seeking Interns and Full-Time Employees


May, August, or December 2020 graduates

Charles River Labs (CRL) has a high need to hire full-time, entry-level positions in Ashland, OH. These positions focus on drug discovery/development in pre-clinical laboratory setting. You can view the openings here.

These are full-time positions that require full-time paid training followed by mentorship program. First year new hires receive 15 days of vacation, accrued plus accrued sick time. CRL also offers 401k/health benefits for new hires, which start the first day of the month following a new hire’s start date. The company continues to grow globally as a company so career advancement is an attractive element for new hires.

Current Students in Spring 2021

Charles River Labs (CRL) will be hosting multiple paid internships within various scientific departments for the summer of 2021. Internship will last from May 25, 2021 – August 17, 2021 (can be flexible on start/end date) Departments hosting interns include, but are not limited to: Technical Operations, Animal Care Services, Formulations, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Histology, Necropsy, IT, Human Resources, and more. Interested applicants are invited to apply via this single job posting.

Pfizer’s Summer Student Worker Program 2021

Pfizer Medicinal Chemistry is looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in synthetic organic chemistry to participate in the company’s Summer Student Worker Program (SWP). Research will be conducted at one of Pfizer’s major R&D sites in Groton, Connecticut or La Jolla, California.

Students will have the opportunity to work for 10-12 weeks (typically May to August) directly with a medicinal chemist investigating a novel research project or as part of a larger project team. The internship includes various programs introducing the students to scientists within the Pfizer organization and concludes with a poster session.

These positions are paid, housing and transportation to the Pfizer site are not included but housing is potentially available through local universities which can be reached by bike/car/carshare. More information will be provided during the phone interview.

Applications will be open until March 5, 2021. Students will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early. You can apply here. Pfizer works with a third-party staffing company, so they suggest that applicants also complete this questionnaire, which will be reviewed by Pfizer internally.

OSU Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair is focused on helping you find an internship, a first job, or your next job. The event is open to ALL current Ohio State students and recent alumni. It will be held virtually Wednesday, January 27th on Handshake’s Career Fair platform from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Mark your calendar now!

Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines. Attending employers include private sector companies, federal and state government agencies, and nonprofit. They are recruiting across a broad range of disciplines and seek to fill full-time, entry level positions, as well as summer internships.

Advanced research on Handshake is recommended. Students are able to register for both group sessions and 1:1 sessions with employers before the event so you are encouraged to check Handshake frequently for added employers.

Students MUST register before the event via Handshake. Students also need to have their profile set to “Community” to be able to access both the group employer sessions and the 1:1 sessions with employers.

The College of Arts and Sciences recommends the following resources to prepare for the career fair:

Summer 2021 Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participates in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. The SULI program is now accepting applications for Summer 2021. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.

Summer research interns spend 10 weeks at ORNL engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities.

Selected students receive a stipend of $600 per week during the internship period. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements. Visit the program website for more information.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.