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Internships for Biology Majors:

Why should I do an internship?
Internships look great on your resume, and they have several benefits: an internship is the perfect opportunity for you to apply what you've learned in classes in a work environment. It's also a great way to network with people in your industry -- people that are working and making a living -- and, if it's the right fit for you, it could also lead to a future job.

Preparing for an internship
Once you've found the internship you'd like, make sure to have all of your materials ready. Often, this will include an application, a resume, and a cover letter. You can get your cover letter and resume checked over by the staff at the Linfield Career Hub (in Melrose 010) so that it's competitive and ready for your opportunity! See some of the points below to learn about how you can earn credit for internships.

How to research an organization
Talk to someone in the Career Development Hub to obtain guidance on researching an organization.  Be wary anytime you are asked to pay an application fee, or pay money to them. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Earning credit for an internship
Many academic departments offer internship credit - talk to your advisor about this prior to your internship.  Consider elective credit through the Office for Career Development if you don’t qualify for your major internship credit,  if you are doing an internship outside your area of study, or if you are completing an exploratory internship.

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Resources for Majors

What can I do with this major?

Internships by Category

  • CatConnect -- We highly suggest utilizing this great feature, which is monitored and reviewed by the Career Development staff! Internships generally become more popular around the end of spring, but there are always year-round internships available. Be sure to check, and frequently.
  • -- is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location. They specialize in helping students and young professionals find the right internship to kick start their career.

Specific Opportunities

These links will direct you to a website and a PDF with opportunities for medical internships and research-based internships:

Below is a link to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center website that has a link to a PDF of internships:

The direct link to the PDF is here:

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