Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences

for Undergraduates and Recent College Graduates


Intramural Research Training Award

This is a fellowship for recent college graduates who would like to take a year or two off before enrolling in graduate or medical school. It allows the individual to work in a research lab at the NIH full time, gaining an intensive experience in how research is conducted. Opportunities for taking courses at the FAES Graduate School are also available.


Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates through NSF

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.


Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

The summer intern program at the National Institutes of Health offers an opportunity for undergraduates to develop experience in biomedical research at one of the top research institutions in the world. Summer internships last for 8 to 10 weeks and are available at the NIH campuses in Bethesda, Frederick, and Baltimore Maryland.

Links for Graduate School in Biology


Knowledge Exchange, Center of International Studies

Study/research abroad. Programs that are designed specifically for biology, chemistry and pre-med majors. All programs are all-inclusive and conducted in ENGLISH.


Large Pharmaceutical Companies

Web sites for career opportunities at many of the major pharmaceutical companies. These companies hire college graduates with a biology degree for many different types of careers in research and development.

Web Sites for Biology Careers and Employment

Science Careers Search Via Science Web site

Find out about science careers through the Science website


Cooperative Education Program

The Cooperative Program at Clarkson allows you to graduate within 4 years while you gain experience in the pharmaceutical industry through arrangements with companies such as Proctor and Gamble.


Biotechnology Companies

A list of websites for some biotechnology companies that might have positions for recent college graduates with training in biology/molecular biology

‘Big Companies’ that Hire Biologists

Many large companies conduct research and development in the biological sciences and might be interested in hiring recent graduates.

‘Smaller Research Institutes’ that Hire Biologists

These institutes perform biomedical research and may need to fill technical positions with recent college graduates, or they may have openings for graduate study.

Kaplan Course

Are you thinking about graduate school or medical school in the near future? The Kaplan course may be helpful for preparing you to do your best on these types of standardized tests.