Internships provide powerful learning opportunities where majors can apply their biochemistry knowledge and investigate potential careers.
Students are encouraged to explore internships, independent research, and summer research possibilities with their Biochemistry advisor. Summer opportunities generally require planning well in advance. Fall semester is not too early to begin exploring summer options:
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a program funded by NSF. Most programs run for several years, but that means the programs change from one year to the next. Consult the NSF-Specialized Information for Undergraduate Students website for undergraduate opportunities.
- Mount Holyoke’s Lynk-UAF will fund every student once for a qualified domestic (US) or international internship.
The Career Development Center (CDC) introduces you to internship search strategies, walks you through the Lynk-UAF application process, and connects you to internship databases and MHC curated internship opportunities.
In addition to the CDC, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives is a key resource for international internships. The MHC International Internship Program (MHC-IIP) offers curated, competitive internships in 20 countries around the world.