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Current Internship and Job Opportunities

The following opportunities have been shared with iCons by our alumni, Industry Consortium partners, faculty, and campus and industry allies and associations.

iCons Industry Consortium Opportunities

These companies are partnering with iCons to bring you opportunities that are particularly well--suited to your iCons attitudes and skills.

Impact Nano
Location: Orange, MA
Title: Process Engineer-Intern
Impact Nano is looking for a Process Engineer – Intern for summer 2022. This position is responsible to develop processes and supporting a team in manufacturing a variety of chemical intermediates and finished products.
Impact Nano | Summer 2022 Internship Job Description
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Notes: Application period has ended. Interested students should submit one PDF that has a cover letter/letter of interest and resume by 9:00 am on Friday, February 18 to iCons.

Zipher Medical Affairs
Location: Marion, MA
Title: Medical Affairs Intern
Zipher Medical Affairs Co., LLC is a Massachusetts corporation providing consulting and contract services to the pharmaceutical industry. They are seeking talented, scientifically strong, and entrepreneurial spirited individuals to work with our team for approximately 10 weeks during the summer of 2022. The Medical Affairs intern will engage and interact with clients who are Medical Affairs leaders from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, drug delivery, and diagnostic industries.
Zipher Medical Affairs | Summer 2022 Internship Job Description
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Notes: This opportunity is courtesy of Peg Crowley-Nowick ’86, founder and CEO of Zipher, chairperson of the iCons Advisory Board, and alumna responsible for the Crowley-Nowick Award for iCons Student Leadership and Philanthropy. Application period has ended.

Other Internship and Job Opportunities

Here are other opportunities that could also be great ways to advance your careers.

Location: Amherst, MA
Title: Intern, Advanced electrochemical degradation of PFAS in water
Elateq creates a sustainable technology for the degradation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water. While these environmental pollutants are difficult to destroy, the novel process transforms them into harmless byproducts. The approach integrates only advanced electrochemical processes without extensive energy requirements and the need for chemical use and post-processing. This project will develop affordable, scalable destructive technology, easily operated, and maintained on-site. The intern will be involved in research, design, and testing an electrochemical call prototype with novel electrode materials that support electrochemically induced reduction and oxidation processes.
Elateq | Summer 2022 Internship Job Description
Notes: There are two internships. Applications will be reviewed immediately.  Contact Dr. Ljiljana Rajic, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder, with any questions.

UMass Amherst Institute of Diversity Sciences Program
Location: Online
Title: Summer Leadership Academy
Applications for this exciting online program for traditionally under-represented undergraduate students in tech and engineering are now open. This is an opportunity for students to prepare for internships, build connections in a year-long mentorship program, and learn crucial career skills from experienced professionals this summer.
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Notes: The program is free and scholarships are available to offset the costs of declining paid work to attend the course, to improve wifi access, or buy equipment (tablet, camera) needed to attend the course. Applications will begin to be reviewed on March 15, 2022 with rolling acceptance until the program is filled.

UMass Amherst ELEVATE Program
Location: UMass Amherst
Title: Program Coordinator
This is a crucial staff role and a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working with graduate students and wants to contribute to the development of an impactful research program and training experience.
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Notes: Contact Matt Lackner, Director of ELEVATE, with any questions.

USDA APHIS Forest Pest Methods Laboratory
Location: Buzzards Bay, MA
Title: Summer Biological Control Technician
Our lab specializes in biological control of invasive forest insects such as polyphagous shot hole borer and spotted lanternfly. These jobs entail a variety of both laboratory and fieldwork to support scientific research. Work in the field will involve traveling to various field sites in Massachusetts..
USDA | Summer 2022 Biological Control Technician Positions
Notes: We will be accepting rolling applications and scheduling interviews as applications are received until the positions are filled.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)
Location: Various
Title: Various
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce that the Internship Challenge application period is now open for Summer 2022 through Spring 2023! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has supported over 5,000 internships for college students (representing more than 250 academic institutions) with over 920 Massachusetts companies.
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Notes: If you have questions, email MLSC

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 Handshake 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
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
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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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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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UMass Core Summer Internship Program typically hires UMass Amherst undergraduates for summer positions in late-January and early-February. It is a paid, on-campus summer internship opportunity that includes 300 hours of technical training in the Cores, soft skills training, and intern cohort community-building!

Students may learn more about the positions offered and apply here at http://umass.edu/ials/csi  

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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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.

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

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

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

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