Experience ORISE Virtual Career Fair

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities available within the Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Chat with ORISE representatives and mentors from a variety of FDA programs
  • Learn about the research and/or projects conducted within those programs
  • Explore paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities
  • Connect with ORISE staff members to ask about applying, what to expect during the appointment, and to learn more about the ORISE experience
  • Network with other prospective applicants
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of entering a graduate program with Ph.D. scientists and engineers

To view current opportunities visit the FDA Opportunities page.

Click here to register for the Career Fair.

NEXT WEEK: Science Career Fair

The Science Career Fair will be held both in-person on Monday, October 4th and virtually on Handshake Tuesday, October 5th. Both events are focused on helping you find an internship, a first job, or your next job! The event is open to ALL current Ohio State University students and recent alumni. Mark your calendar now! Register now for both events on Handshake.


In-Person Science Career Fair

  • Mon, Oct 4th, 11am-3pm
  • Ohio Union, Performance Hall (1st floor)
  • Register HERE

Virtual Science Career Fair


Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines, but the focus will be on careers in the sciences. There will be a large number of private, non-profit, governmental sector companies recruiting for interns, R&D developers, chemists, microbiologists, lab technicians & scientists, pharmaceutical researchers & sales, medical consulting & sales, medical researchers, medical scribes, data scientists, software analysts, and many other related technical careers.

In addition, there will likely be opportunities for technology, marketing, communications, business, data analytics, and engineering students.

Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance and a good fit for your career advancement. You can also make an appointment via Handshake with a Career Coach to get assistance on your resume, interviewing skills, and/or job searches.

Attending employers seek to fill full-time, entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Bring the following when you attend:

  • Current Students: A valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.
  • Recent Graduates: We welcome you to the event and request that you drop off a copy of your resume at the registration desk upon arrival.

Charles River Laboratories – Virtual Career Fair

Charles River Laboratories Virtual Career Fair
May 19, 2021
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT

The drug research and development process is highly complex, yet essential for delivering safe and effective therapies to patients. With a global network of facilities, Charles River Laboratories is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) with a local touch. The company has dedicated employees around the world, and is passionate about its role in improving the quality of people’s lives.

During this Virtual Career Fair you will meet with team CRL members and have the potential to meet with hiring managers regarding career opportunities at Charles River sites in Ashland, OH; Spencerville, OH; and Cleveland, OH. CRL is hiring for summer internships and entry-level positions.

Register on Handshake.

Analytical Chemistry Internship in Dayton, OH

DuPont Electronics & Communications site in Dayton, Ohio is looking for a summer intern to work in the R&D Analytical lab.  This internship will help support R&D activities through the analysis of new products in process development and analytical labs to support the DuPont Electronic Polymers business. There is a possibility of being more involved in the method development and other areas if interested. The site produces a variety of high purity polymers used in semiconductor manufacturing applications.

The selected individual will report to a Ph.D. Investigator and work closely with an M.S. Analytical Chemist.

Applicants should be a full-time student pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry at an accredited 4-year university. A 3.0 GPA or higher is preferred.

The position could be longer than the time listed depending on interest. This DuPont site has hired interns for full time positions right out of college.

Learn more and apply.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is sponsoring a new program for the summer of 2021. The OTT Entrepreneurship Program is designed to develop a pool of talented technology commercialization professionals to achieve OTT’s mission to expand the public impact of the department’s research and development (R&D) portfolio while advancing the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation.

Under the mentorship of National Lab technology transfer specialists and OTT staff, selected candidates will participate in research activities that will enhance their education and training in technology commercialization-related fields and increase their future marketability in these disciplines. In addition, participants assigned to policy-related projects will gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and commercialization.

Selected candidates will receive a $700 per week stipend. Internships will be for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021.

Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.

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.