Internships, Fellowships, & Scholarships

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If you are interested in an opportunity with any of the companies in this section, please apply by filling out this application. Please submit your applications by February 8 at 8:35 am, if you would like to be considered.

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Supports undergraduate research on a biological question in a laboratory or field setting outside of the United States. Funds can be used to support travel, lodging, food, equipment and supplies.</p>

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Sponsors of the iCons Program

These companies support the iCons Program through targeted internship opportunities that further build on iCons students' interdisciplinary and team-based problem-solving skills. They have a vested interest in the success of iCons students, and possibly hiring iCons students into jobs.  If you are interested in applying to either of these companies, please fill out this application.  

Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
Company Location: Bedford, MA
Company Focus: Medical technologies for immunology, tissue regeneration, and sports medicine.  Anika is a mid-sized organization looking for self-motivated problem solvers.  

  • Internship opportunity #1: Biology R&D (for Biology and BMB majors)
  • Internship opportunity #2: Process Engineering.  Improve specifications on products, design tech experiments, obtain materials, run tests and analyze results (open to Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering majors)

Waters Corporation

Company Location: Milford, MA
Company Focus: Research with analytical scientific instruments and software with applications in health, environment, and energy.

This position represents an exciting opportunity for a young scientist to assist in the development of novel technologies utilizing both chromatography and mass spectrometry.  The candidate will work closely with the Separations Research Group of Waters Corporation, a world leader in analytical instrumentation used in all areas of chemical, biochemical and clinical analysis.  The Waters Separations Research Group is a multidisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, and engineers responsible for the development of next-generation separations systems.

Waters is looking for creative scientists who want to be part of a fast-moving research team and who enjoy hands-on, in-the-lab prototyping.  The role may involve the creation of a new instrument or implementing current technology in a new way to solve a problem.  For example, in past years, the iCons students have made impactful contribution to projects including the development of a novel device to analyze human breath, the optimization an innovative mass spectrometry ion source, the development of a microfluidic sample derivatization system, and the integration of a novel sample preparation device with mass spectrometry.

This role will guide and shape development of new products and applications for Waters by integrating knowledge of chemistry and hardware development in the areas of pharmaceutical discovery and development, food safety, environmental testing, and clinical research.


Additional Internships for iCons Students

These organizations are knowledgable of the iCons Program and have expressed an interest in giving preferred consideration to iCons students for internship opportunities.  Please speak with Cameron, iCons Manager, if you are interested in applying to any of these companies.

Location: Boston, MA
Focus: Altenex is both a marketplace and an advisor for Fortune 1000s and universities to purchase utility scale alternative energy throughout North America

Pertinent details: An Energy Supply Team Intern will complete the following during their time at Altenex: Assist in updating supply side content i.e. wind and solar farms to come online in the foreseeable future, conduct in depth research and models in emerging markets – both nationally and internationally, monitor internal carbon emissions to maintain carbon neutrality, quantitative/qualitative modeling, research Renewable Energy Developers- keep up to date profiles of developers, provide presentations on legislative changes which can/will affect the market.
Applicants should have academic and/or work experience in the fields of sustainability, renewable energy, engineering, clean tech, environment, economics, business, and finance. Summer Interns will likely be rooted in the Energy Supply team, but will be called upon to support other teams and learn other aspects of the Altenex business based upon company need and candidate interest.
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Location: Dedham, MA
Focus: Antibodies and research reagents for Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Immunopathology, and more
Pertinent details: Preferred majors are Chemical Engineering, BMB
Project may involve development of an ELISA for a neurodegenerative disease related target (s) and work to identify appropriate pairs of antibodies to detect the analyte of interest in accordance with desired specificity and sensitivity specifications.
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Boston Scientific
Locations: Marlborough, MA; St. Paul, MN; Valencia, CA
Focus: Development of products and technologies used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions
Pertinent details: Engineering Summer Internships, open to all Engineering majors
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Ginkgo Bioworks
Location: Boston, MA
Focus: Genetic engineering of microbes as well as high resolution analytics to assess cell performance
Pertinent details: 1 Year Paid Internships for Graduates and 6-9 month Co-op for current students
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Rail Pod
Location: Boston, MA
Focus: Robotic rail track inspection system
Pertinent details: Mostly 6 month co-ops; Engineering majors
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Saint Gobain
Location: Northboro, MA
Focus: Research and Development Summer Intern:  Ceramics, Abrasives, ADFORS, Performance Plastics, CertainTeed and our Competency Research Labs. You would get the opportunity to work with our current R&D team in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments for key development programs.
Pertinent details: Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Job Opening Id: 544689
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Location: Framingham, MA
Focus: Therapeutic products and services for consumer healthcare, rare diseases, animal health
Pertinent details: First year students may apply!
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Location: Boston, MA
Focus: The Vertex Summer Internship Program offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn about the drug discovery and development process in the pharmaceutical industry.
Pertinent details: Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics
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Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center at Mass General Hospital
Location: Boston, MA

Pertinent details: Seeking iCons applicants with an interest in working at the interface of mathematics and biology, as several projects have generated/are generating large datasets using multiparameter/high-dimensional technologies (mass cytometry, mass spec imaging, imaging mass cytometry), and there is opportunity for a motivated student to be involved in establishing cutting edge data analysis strategies to address any of several biological questions. The datasets span infectious disease, cancer immunotherapy, and wound healing, in both animal models and human samples, with the potential for identifying new observations and mechanistic insights. An understanding of basic immunology would be helpful, though not essential.  More important will be an understanding of at least basic statistics and a basic familiarity with MatLab and R.  Working knowledge of Python and familiarity with machine learning approaches would be a significant advantage. 

Students with a general interest in the areas in which VIC is active (infectious disease, cancer immunology, diabetes, cell therapy for wound healing) are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to applicants with the interests and skills noted above.

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Internship Programs of Note

The following internship programs offer experiences spanning industry, research, and civic engagement that may be of interest to iCons students.

If you are interested in any of the programs in this section, please apply directly through the program's website, or through UMass Career Connect where possible. While these programs do not offer special consideration for iCons students, be sure to bring attention to your iCons experience in your application.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program
Accepting applications for summer session starting first week of April!
Non-profit partnership that focuses on training and placing the next generation of clean energy professionals
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Mass Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge 
Program that facilitates paid placements for students interested in careers in the life sciences-- FRESHMAN are eligible to apply!
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MassTech Collaborative
Program where interns work in a collaborative environment with professionals on projects related to healthcare technologies, broadband deployment, and technology-based-economic development.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb   Global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases.    More Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ORISE Fellowship  National Center for Environmental Health:  Biochemical Markers Laboratory Research (Biology & Chemistry majors)
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Dow Campus Internship -- Research & Development
Research & Development opportunity with biotechnology company focusing on chemical and material-related problems through both fundamental and applied research
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Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for viral diseases, infectious disease and cancer

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IALS Internships
UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences has three undergraduate on-campus paid internship positions. See attached descriptions and apply by the February 28 deadline.

Statewide student organization that works on issue-based campaigns related to community and the environment
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Quebec-Labrador Foundation Atlantic Center for the Environment
Non-profit organization supporting community based conservation initiatives and ecological research -- Conservation Leadership Internships
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UMass Real Food Challenge
A student-led campaign focusing on food purchasing decisions in UMass Amherst’s award-winning dining halls
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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Opportunity to work with senior White House officials and science and technology policy analysts in topic-based divisions, or legal affairs
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Summer Research Programs

These programs offer opportunities for undergraduates to gain research experience during the summer and develop transferable skills for working in research labs on campus.

Amgen-UROP Scholars Program
Summer research program at MIT focusing on biotechnology that provides scientific research experience, and encourages students to pursue careers, research, and graduate studies in the sciences

E-Team Program
Provides support for college students to move ideas from the lab to the marketplace through funding, training, and coaching

Flathead Lake Bio Station Summer Program
Our academic session is a rigorous rewarding field ecology experience emphasizing hands-on learning with real field experience outside under the open sky.

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program
Mentored independent research focusing on human and natural disturbances in forest ecosystems

Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
Conduct independent biomedical research under the tutelage of world-renowned scientists

Janelia Research Undergraduate Scholars Program
Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, committed students with significant research experience. We accept undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students who have not committed to a PhD program

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
REU: Research projects involve climate, biology, field
opportunities and a wide variety of laboratory and modeling studies.
Rising sophomores and juniors are eligible.

ICahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai -- International Exchange Program for Minority StudentsConduct Research Abroad --Our program emphasizes collaboration, cultural and scientific exchange, diversity, and a passion for medical sciences DUE Jan.31, 2018

Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates
Introductory research experiences in nanotechnology

Nebraska Summer Research Program
Research opportunities in various STEM disciplines

Northwestern University Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
Interdisciplinary research experience. Research areas include ceramics, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics, and biomaterials.

Pathways to Science
National directory of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs)

SEA Semester
An environmental studies program focusing on leadership and ocean education

SRF Summer Scholars Program
The opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. .

UMass Amherst Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies
Guidance on finding and applying to REU opportunities on campus

University of Michigan C-PHOM REU ProgramPhotonics and Multiscale Nanomaterials

Fellowships and Scholarships

These award programs offer funding, support, and/or special training for students in STEM disciplines.

Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award
Research awards for undergraduate students who have completed projects related to sustainability in Spring, Summer or Fall semesters 2017, either individually or as part of a team

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.

Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship
Hands-on experience learning about public policy issues related to technology

National Aeronautics and Space Administration OSSI
Clearinghouse for numerous fellowships, internships, and scholarships

National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder Laboratories
Research fellowship program for students majoring in science, math and engineering

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Scholarship
Scholarship to support research and technology related to oceanic and atmospheric science: 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
Educational training and research experience for students pursuing careers in science and technology: 

The Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship
Supports undergraduate research on a biological question in a laboratory or field setting outside of the United States. Funds can be used to support travel, lodging, food, equipment and supplies.

U.S. Department of Energy, DOE Scholars Program
Provides an introduction to DOE operations and helps develop relevant skills:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Training programs in the biomedical sciences

UMass Medical School, Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program and Medical Scholars Program
Program established to improve medical services for underserved populations by training and recruiting a diverse student body for the School of Medicine

Other Opportunities

Scientists Without Borders
"Scientists Without Borders is a web-based collaborative community dedicated to generating, sharing, and advancing innovative science and technology-based solutions to the world`s most pressing global development challenges."