Opportunities: Research, Internships, and Announcements

Boston University Photonics Center, REU Applications Now Open!

Visit our website to hear from 2022 participants about their projects and their summer experience!


Boston University Photonics Center hosts the NSF REU Site in Integrated Nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary nanoscale research opportunities at the interface between engineering, biology, physics, and chemistry. The Center hosts three additional REU programs focused on heart tissue engineering, materials science, and photonics and optics. All REU students work on authentic interdisciplinary research projects under the mentorship of BU faculty and graduate students.


Hands-on research in state-of-the-art laboratories at Boston University’s Charles River Campus. Professional development sessions on graduate school, presentation skills, research ethics, and more. Outings and social activities. Research presentations at final poster session and certificate ceremony.


Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering. Women, students from underrepresented groups, and students with limited opportunities to pursue research at their home institution are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is March 15.

USC Narrative Medicine

We wanted to share with you some information about our 1-year master’s program as we believe it may be of interest to your students.

Narrative Medicine aims to put stories at the forefront of medicine.

The Narrative Medicine program at USC is highly interdisciplinary and teaches students to use tools from other disciplines (literary studies, creative writing, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology) as a means of strengthening and reshaping the ways institutions and individuals understand the relationship between clinical medicine, public health, and social justice.

For more information about our program, please join us for an online informational session and see the attached program and graduate brochures. 

UC San Diego Study Abroad "Anatomy in Paris"

At Study Abroad San Diego, we have an exciting new Global Seminar for all the biology and pre-health students, from all the UC campuses.
For all of you who teach in biology-related fields, I was wondering if you could advertise the following link to your students:
Anatomy is an integral part of all the health professional programs, yet there are not too many anatomy course options for our undergraduate students.

Job opportunity for a recent grad with data skills

Are you or someone you know passionate about reducing severe maternal morbidity and mortality, health equity, and data? The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is hiring a Program Data Analyst! We are especially seeking recent graduates (undergrad) who have some experience working in data and want to learn and apply new skills to develop early in their career. If you are or know someone who matches this description, encourage them to apply Emoji
You can find more information on the job posting, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Note that we are housed at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and all hiring and employment processes will occur through ACOG.


PhD in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, UCSF

Our PhD in Rehabilitation Science is a collaborative effort between The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) that takes a non-traditional approach to address the broader perspective of both basic and clinical sciences in the following specializations:

  • Clinically Informed Neuroscience – developed based on the increasing prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease), stroke, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the U.S. population.
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics – unraveling the contribution of human movement and loading to health and disease, and exploring new technology and interventions to optimize function.

Graduates of the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science will be well-prepared as researchers, educators, and leaders in the field of rehabilitation science.  Our interdisciplinary educational approach prepares students to conduct collaborative and translational research by integrating knowledge from multiple perspectives, ranging from the cellular to the systems level, to solve complex problems of physical disablement.

Our next class of PhD students will enroll in fall 2023, with applications available from September 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023. 

In the meantime, please feel free to visit us online, and email us with any questions.


Research Technologist - Dr. Deok-Ho Kim Lab,Johns Hopkins University

The Laboratory of Dr. Deok-Ho Kim in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Technologist  to help support research in human induced pluripotent stem cells pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation for disease modeling, drug efficacy/safety screening, regenerative medicine, space biology studies. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Kim Lab wishes to recruit a qualified individual to support our group’s research.
  • The Research Technologist will become proficient in novel and modern methods of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) culture and differentiation and have access to state-of-the-art resources and equipment, and contribute to high-impact research at the interface of engineering and medicine. 
  • The candidate will work under the supervision of senior laboratory personnel, the principal investigator, and the lab manager.
  • The candidate should have a solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and the underlying science. Significant contributions which lead to authorship on publications and oral/poster presentation of novel data will be highly encouraged.
  • Under initial supervision and training of the faculty investigator and senior lab members, the research technologist follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments which will include: human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation and experiments for cardiac tissue engineering.
  • Performing related general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records.
  • Operating and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
  • Documenting and reporting all experimental results.
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, routine repairs or notifying service personnel when more complex problems occur.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Work Will Involve a Wide Range of Techniques Including:

  • Human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation.
  • Tissue fabrication and functional analysis.
  • Immunostaining and histology.
  • Microscopy.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.

See full job announcemnt here: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Technologist-MD-21205/824738700/


Tulane University School of Medicine Technician Positions & Ph.D. Student Openings

My name is Dr. Yi-Ping Li. I am the Dean’s Endowed Chair Professor and the Director of the Division in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. My lab currently has five lab technician positions opening. If you are interested in applying for a technician position in my lab, you may submit your online application for  Lab Technician - https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC21132  or Lab Assistant - https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC21130 .   Please also send your CV directly to me (yli81@tulane.edu) and cc to Marie Kaiser (mkaiser@tulane.edu).
My lab also has multiple Ph.D. students positions opening. If you are interested in the Tulane University School of Medicine PhD program and need help for the Ph.D. program application, please also let me know and send your CV to me also (yli81@tulane.edu) and cc to Marie Kaiser (mkaiser@tulane.edu).
Our lab has multiple projects that are sponsored by NIH R01 grants and are ready to move forward, including research projects in cancer immunotherapy, bioinformatics, genetics and epigenetics, development, musculoskeletal and aging diseases, inflammatory, and immune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, periodontal diseases and osteoporosis. Please see detailed information about my lab research projects on my webpage at https://medicine.tulane.edu/departments/pathology-laboratory-medicine/faculty/yi-ping-li-phd, and my lab webpage at https://medicine.tulane.edu/yi-ping-li-laboratories and https://www.yi-ping-li-lab.org).

Please feel free to contact Dr. Yi-Ping Li if you have any questions.


CALPIRG Students is a student organization here that works to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. Last Fall we helped nearly 10,000 students register to vote in California and got the UCs to release new policy to phase out single-use plastics to protect our oceans! Sign our petition to fight plastic pollution and check off Volunteering/Internships/Careers to get involved.

Now we’re working to tackle plastic pollution. From single-use plastic packaging, to foam takeout containers, so much plastic ends up in our environment harming wildlife and polluting our parks and communities for hundreds of years. That’s why we’re calling on state legislators to act on reducing plastic pollution by 75%!  

As a volunteer or leader with CALPIRG you can:
  • Work with the media and help organize beach or park press conferences with marine experts and elected officials
  • Increase voting accessibility and voter turnout in elections
  • Get city and county officials to make plans for 100% clean energy transportation
  • Advocate for increase Pell Grant funding for students and free, open textbooks at the UCs
  • And more!

Learn skills, build your resume, and work with issues that matter. Get involved today.


Intern with VAW Global Health Alliances

VAW Global Health Alliances

Looking for Medical internships? As an intern with VAW Global Health Alliances, you'll support a team to work closely with local health workers and partners to implement primary health clinics (or any other type) across LMIC

Join VAW Global Health Alliances at UCSC! This is an incredible opportunity to work alongside physicians to provide basic medical care to communities abroad. Interns will take vitals, shadow doctors, distribute medications, learn about basic pharmacology, and prepare a public health lesson to teach to children. You will also have opportunities during free days to explore Peru and fully immerse yourself in the culture. This is a 2-week intensive trip valuable to those who want to gain experience and collaborate in sustainable projects with partner communities while also having fun exploring a new country.

We are currently accepting applicants of all majors for our summer trip to Peru and we also have leadership positions available! Email us at vawucsc@gmail.com for an application.

Like us on Instagram @vawucsc to stay updated, and check out our national website www.vawglobal.org.

S.T.A.R.T. Research Opportunities

Are you interested in getting into a lab in your major or other majors? Send us an email at start@ucsc.edu and let us know what you are interested in. We would love to help get you connected.

In the coming weeks, we will be regularly posting opportunities to the following document. Please look it over and let us know how we can help you.

Link to Opportunities Document

Internship Opportunity: ESLP Organizer

ESLP Recruitment Flyer

Fall Quarter is almost here and climate change continues to increase! Now is the time to take action. Do you want to get involved in sustainability and climate change education? Are you looking for an internship or volunteer opportunity? The Education for Sustainable Living Program is now seeking new organizers for the 2021-2022 academic year. Come put your energy for environmental justice into action!
The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is a student-run organization that believes intersectional environmentalism and sustainability must start within education. Our team is focused on reshaping the way we as students learn by fostering a space of peer-to-peer learning and having intentional discourse about the nature of our unprecedented time. What actions do we need to take towards sustainability and environmental justice? Who do we need to talk to? What actions can be taken on campus? Our mission aims to address these questions.
We provide the opportunity to plan and design 2 UCSC courses that include learning skills about facilitating, communication, contacting guest speakers, designing our own curriculum, collaborating with other organizations, and more. To learn more about ESLP and what we do, visit http://eslp-enviroslug.org.
We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to join our team in planning and envisioning these educational opportunities for our student community!
ESLP is currently offering volunteer, 2-unit, and 5-unit internship opportunities. Email us at eslp@ucsc.edu with your interest today!