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Many USU students have gone on to earn upper level positions in industry and biotechnology. As such these alumni represent a wonderful avenue for our present students to gain access to internships in a variety of settings. Companies include ISIS pharmaceuticals, Cognate Therapeutics, and Stratagene.

Department Internship (Summer)

Did you know we offer 10-week summer internship sessions in our Nationally recognized research labs for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in chemistry or biochemistry? Here is what you need to know - housing provided, incredible research experience, travel reimbursement, and a $4000 stipend!

How to Apply?

Send the following information to by February 15th 2017 (use the phrase "UG Internship" as subject line).

- Transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable)
- One letter of recommendation from a science faculty member
- A one page, single-spaced narrative describing your prior science-related coursework and activities.  Indicate your major, if an internship is a requirement for your graduation, expected graduation date, and include a brief description of your career plans.  The aulity of the narrative will be used as a major criterion for selection.
- Your lab preferances
-Your preference of dates from May to August

Contact Nick Dickenson at for more questions.


Dr. Ned Weinshenker, an adjunct faculty member in our department, is actively seeking internship opportunities.
For more information on what interns do and where you can find an internship, contact Dr. Weinshenker at

Dr. Weinshenker also maintains a blog at where you can find internship information.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds research experience for undergraduate programs at universities across the country.  You can find research experience for undergradutes (REU) simply by conducting a google search.  Here are a few NSF funded research experiences for undergraduates.

REU Wadsworth Center Department of Health

Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology
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