How can I find out about jobs and internships?

Try looking at the databases below for everything from volunteer work to faculty positions at research institutions. If you want to look at a broad range of possible careers in the field of biology, the website of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology has published an index page entitled Careers in Biology.

There are many job boards that list biology jobs, such as:

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  • managed for Ithaca College by AfterCollege
  • After College is the largest career network specializing in recruitment at the college level
  • employers such as Agilent, Covance and Schlumberger now have opportunities available for science majors
  • information about these and other opportunities are available on the Job Resource Center

Below are links to topic specific sites that outline some of the many careers open to biologists. You can also check the Ithaca College biology/biochemistry graduates page for news of career paths followed by our graduates.

  • If you come across a site for us to add to our list, please send an email to Nancy Pierce (npierce@ithaca.edu) or stop by her office in CNS 161. Good luck with your search!


Jobs at IC

See what part-time and/or work-study jobs are available at IC.

Opportunities Elsewhere

Binghamton University -- summer research program for STEM undergraduatesA live informational webinar will be held on Friday, January 22nd from 12-1pm.  The webinar will be held on Zoom, Meeting ID: 925 5686 7653. A recording will be made and posted to the SRI website following the live webinar for those who cannot attend.

  • Microbial Biofilms in Human Health (Microbiology) 
  • Ecological Genetics 

Summer 2021 Research at The Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) is accepting applications for the NSF-funded Microbial Friends & Foes (MFF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program.  Students will learn about broad diversity of microbe-eukaryote interactions. There is a a stipend of $6000, travel subsidy, meal allowance and on-campus housing. 

Applications are due February 15, 2021.

Summer 2021 Research at Cornell NeuroNex (REU) program in neuroscience
Virtually from June 6 - August 13. Awards include $5,600 stipend and if an in-person program is a possibility, on-campus housing and a travel allowance will be included.

Summer 2021 Intern: Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program. Program dates are May 24 – July 30, 2021. Participants will perform a mentored research project under the guidance of an MSU faculty member and also participate in a range of professional development and networking opportunities. No prior research experience is required.

Oceans Research Institute in Mossel Bay, South Africa has research internships available.  During their month long experiential field research program, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting a wide range of research projects, from population to movement ecology projects on large marine megafauna (including white sharks and cetaceans), from intertidal community biodiversity assessments to fishery related research

Numerade hires students who generally excel in STEM subjects. They compensate students to help create short how-to videos in common STEM subjects. These videos get viewed by thousands of other students looking for support in their studies.

Gotoco: Interested in traveling abroad this summer--All FREE and FUNDED. Join Gotoco in China to gain a TEFL certificate and useful work experience in teaching, education and activity leadership. No prior experience in China, Chinese or teaching is required—just a passion for education and travel.