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:

*JOB RESOURCE CENTER* : Register today to stay current with new opportunities and career events.

  • 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

Outreach360 offers two 12-week internships that will take place every Saturday from September 12th to November 28th for just two hours each week. 

  • Our Spanish Internship is a two-way language learning opportunity; interns will participate in small-group guided conversations in both English and Spanish. The English conversations will be an opportunity for your students to share topics relating to their area of study. In turn, our students will lead the Spanish conversations by sharing about their country's culture and customs. 
  • Our Teaching Internship is very similar with the exception that all conversations will be held in English. The learning portion of this 'service-learning' internship for our interns will be dedicated to growing as stronger teachers through an additional hour each week of independent study. We will provide a professional online curriculum of modules for your students to choose from. 

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.

Considered continuing your education to become a teacher

IC Junior Math and Science students, have you considered continuing your education to become a teacher in your area of expertise? Did you know that Ithaca College offers a Noyce Scholarship Program supporting opportunities for math and science majors to pursue teaching careers in high needs elementary and secondary schools? If you are interested in considering a path in education and would like an opportunity to explore via a 2020 summer internship in the Ithaca or surrounding areas this summer, please connect with Kim Slusser to set up a meeting for more information.

Internship Sites may include:

  • PRI – Museum of the Earth
  • The Science Center
  • Free Science Workshop
  • Lime Hollow Nature Center
  • Discover Cayuga Lake – Floating Classroom

Contact Kim Slusser for more information @ Kslusser@ithaca.edu

Serious inquiries – please complete the online application at:

NOYCE 2020 Summer Internship Application

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.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for voluneers for their summer camp.   Information about all camp sessions can be found at Interested Volunteers. The majority of their NY campers will be attending one of the following camp weeks:

  • Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus, Rush, NY, June 27-July 3
  • Happiness is Camping, Hardwick, NJ, June 13-19
  • Happiness is Camping, Hardwick, NJ, August 1-7
  • Happiness is Camping, Hardwick, NJ, August 8-14

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact camp@mdausa.org or Ed Granger at egranger@mdausa.org or 717-875-9133.

Operation Groundswell announces their Financial Grants & Early Bird Pricing for Experiential Travel.   Backpack with a purpose.  They go behind the scenes to connect you with their friends in faraway places: Farmers, artists, educators and activists who are making meaningful change in their communities.  The discounted price deadline is November 22.  

The Green Corps application process is now open for their year-long paid fellowship 2020-21 program! Participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns, from overseeing campaigns for Sierra Club, promoting rainforest protection on a global scale or protecting local places from Lake Tahoe to Appalachian forests. 

Oceans Research Institute is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students across different universities to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

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.