• Undergraduate Program Opportunities

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    The Department of Biochemistry regularly gets announcements from organizations outside the University describing opportunities for undergraduates. These include opportunities for research experience (including summer research programs), education, or professional development. This message board lists these announcements as we receive them. For more information, please contact the website or individual listed.

    11th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival!

    Date:  Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
    Place: 2nd Floor Atrium, UCC (Old Capitol Mall)

    Undergraduate Students - Practice presenting and talking about your research, scholarly, or creative work!  Projects do not have to be completed.  Looks great on a resume/CV.
    Graduate/Professional Students - Be a poster judge and help to foster UI's undergraduate research community!

    More information:

    Personalized Genomic Medicine: Careers in Bioinformatics & Big Data Information Session, March 9, 2015, 5:30-7:30PM, UCC Conference Center, 2520D

    Personalized genomic medicine is creating multiple opportunities for persons comfortable with handling, processing, and analyzing huge datasets.  Join us to learn about careers in bioinformatics and big data that are integral to personalized genomic medicine and find out how to become part of the talent pipeline in this rapidly growing area of healthcare. 

    To register and learn more about this event, please go to:

    ACS-Sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program, June 15-July 24, 2015

    The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring two INTENSIVE six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.

    Fellowships include a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, transportation to and from the Summer School location, housing, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit will be awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).

    Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics and one year of calculus. Applicants must be US citizens.

    Completed applications (the web application form, two recommendation letters, and official transcript) must be received no later than March 13, 2015. Each Summer School is limited to 12 students. Announcement of awards will be made in early April 2015.

    For more information about the program and to apply online, please visit

    Summer Research and Graduate Funding Opportunities 

    In an effort to promote resources for students in STEM, the Institute for Broadening Participation provides current information on education and career training opportunities. This includes paid summer research experiences for undergraduates, graduate fellowships, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and post-doctoral opportunities. To learn more about these opportunities and to sign up to receive information on funding programs, please visit  
    For Undergraduates: 
    Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
    Over 800 programs - REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads

    For Financial Support in Graduate School: 
    Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

    For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

    For tips on applying and associated resources:

    For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

    For opportunities specifically in Engineering:


    A new opportunity for student researchers--PROJECT ENGAGE--is now available.  The Latham Fellowship Project is a unique experience established to foster scientific engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative thinking.  Undergraduate students who are working in labs and/or doing research are encouraged to apply to this program. 

    To qualify, you must be a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior standing with a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, have one semester (minimum) of undergraduate research experience, and a GPA > 3.3.

    Your application must include a one-page essay communicating views regarding research innovation, scientific engagement and meeting the needs of society's world.  One letter of recommendation from a research advisor is also required.  If awarded, Fellows will receive $1,000 upon completion of one-year program.

    To learn more about the program, please contact Brinda Shetty at 319-335-0964 or  All materials must be submitted by March 15, 2015.

    Tutoring Opportunity

    Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring service that gives exceptional tutors the chance to be matched with local students in need of additional academic support. We connect tutors with students seeking help with college, high school, middle school and elementary material. We're seeking tutors who meet the following criteria:
    • Are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others.
    • Are academically curious and intelligent.
    • Attend or have graduated from University of Iowa as either an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.

    The benefits of becoming a tutor with us include:
    • Freedom to set your own schedule (no set hourly requirement; we expect you to be taking classes yourself!).
    • Competitive compensation starting at $20/hr.
    • Get to know great families from the community who will really appreciate your help.
    • We connect tutors with students in over 90 cities in the U.S. and online for sessions so it’s okay if you aren’t currently living in the Iowa City area!

    Coming on board as a tutor is not a guarantee of immediate tutoring work, but offers the opportunity to be considered for an assignment if we receive a tutoring request in your area for in person tutoring and/or around the country for online tutoring. Interested? Please go here to apply:
    To learn more about our company, visit:

    Interested in Working Abroad? Check out Going Global

    Going Global is an online international employment resource offered by Pomerantz Career Center for student use. If you are looking for a job or internship abroad, utilize the country and city guides and jobs/internships search feature. If you are an international student seeking information on employment in the U.S., use the H-1B database to research companies that have filed for employment visa sponsorship in the past year and check out the U.S. country guide. Note: You must create a personal account while on campus (click on the link in the upper right corner of the Going Global homepage), then you can log in to use it anytime, anywhere. or through your account.  

    Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine

    Faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an extensive compilation of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-doc and gradaute students, which can be accessed at the link above.

    Postings on this website are not necessarily endorsed by the Biochemistry Department or the University of Iowa. They are intended for the use of Biochemistry Majors at the University of Iowa.