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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
Compensation: $20 per hour, 40 hours per week for 12 weeks in Summer 2023.
Impact Nano is looking for two (2) Process Engineer – Interns for summer 2023. The intern is responsible to develop processes and to support a team in manufacturing a variety of chemical intermediates and finished products. The intern is a key member of our process development and manufacturing teams and will be assigned a variety of duties related to safe and efficient business operations.
Impact Nano | Summer 2023 Internship Job Description
More information about Impact Nano.

Notes: Interested students should submit one PDF that has a cover letter/letter of interest and resume by 9:00 am on Friday, February 3, 2023 to iCons.

Lumanity (formerly Zipher Medical Affairs)
Location: Remote
Title: Medical Affairs Intern
Compensation: $20 per hour, 30-40 hours per week for 10 weeks in Summer 2023.
Lumanity applies incisive thinking and decisive action to cut through complex situations and deliver transformative outcomes to accelerate and optimize access to medical advances. Lumanity is seeking talented, scientifically strong, and entrepreneurial-spirited individuals to work with our Medical Affairs team for approximately 10 weeks during the summer of 2023.  As part of our team, the Medical Affairs intern will engage and interact with our clients who are Medical Affairs leaders from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, drug delivery, and diagnostic industries.
Lumanity Medical Affairs | Summer 2023 Internship Job Description
More information about Lumanity Medical Affairs

Notes: This opportunity is courtesy of Peg Crowley-Nowick ’86, founder and President of Zipher Medical Affairs (a Lumanity business), chairperson of the iCons Advisory Board, and alumna responsible for the Crowley-Nowick Award for iCons Student Leadership and Philanthropy. Interested students should submit one PDF that has a cover letter/letter of interest and resume by 9:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2023 to iCons.


Other Internship and Job Opportunities

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

Center for Computation & Technology (CCT)
Location: Louisiana State University (LSU)
Title: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
CCT will host a ten-week REU program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $6,000, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $600 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ten students will be selected.
Qualifications: Undergraduate, community college student, or high school senior attending college in the fall, interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella (leaves out few majors as it includes all sciences, mathematics, engineering, finance, statistics, etc.) with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school in your major, being a US citizen or permanent resident, and graduating at least one semester after completion of the REU.
Notes: For more information and to apply, click hereApplication deadline is Saturday, March 4, 2023.

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 internships taking place May 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024. This program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students with hands-on work experience through paid internship opportunities. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 500 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. Students in any major are encouraged to apply, including those in business.
Notes: Visit the MLSC website for further details regarding this program and a direct link to the application portal. 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.

iCons Scholarship
Established to support students enrolled in the iCons Program with financial need as determined by the UMass Amherst Office of Financial Aid. Award is automatically renewable as long as the student remains enrolled in the iCons Program and has financial need.

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