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Biology Independent Research and Internship Opportunities

Students can take advantage of several research and internship opportunities on campus.

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Independent Research Projects

Ambitious students may choose to design and carry out independent research projects for course credit or through a study-away program. These projects are often presented at conferences or submitted as papers to scientific journals with faculty collaborators.

Recent Independent Research Projects Include
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On-Campus Summer Internships

The biology and environmental studies programs offer competitive 10-week summer internships where students work one-on-one with faculty to conduct research in the biological sciences and develop laboratory and field-based skills. These internships give students a competitive edge when applying for jobs and to graduate schools. Internships are advertised every spring semester. Separate internships are also available to work in the Community Garden.

Recent and on-going internship projects:

  • Assessment of reptile and amphibian population size and structure on campus
  • Development of environmental DNA tools to detect American eel populations on Montserrat and invasive mitten crabs in the Hudson Valley
  • Creation of interpretive signage for animal exhibits in Fisher Science and Academic Center