• Undergraduate Program Opportunities

    Bowen Science Building 3

    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.

    Learn more about Cargill

    Cargill will be hosting a BBQ for interested students this Friday, September 12th, from 11 am - 2 pm outside the Seaman's Center.  This event is specifically for chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology majors to learn more about internship and full-time job opportunities with Cargill.

    6th Annual Biomedical Conference

    The University of Iowa Biosciences Program is hosting the 6th Annual Biomedical Pre-Graduate School Conference on October 3, 2014.  This is a free conference for students who are considering in pursuing a PhD in one of the subdisciplines of the biomedical sciences.  The conference is designed to help attendees learn more about graduate programs at the UI and put attendees in direct contact with faculty and graudate students.  This conference is free and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Students must register by September 26th to attend at

    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:

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant Workshop: "Windows to Opportunity"

    Please join us for an information session announcing the official opening of this year's Fulbright competition! We will discuss new opportunities for students to do research, graduate study, do creative work, or teach English abroad. UI Fulbright advisor Karen Wachsmuth will highlight new countries and programs offered around the world for the upcoming 2015-16 Fulbright Competition, which officially opens on May 1. The UI campus deadline for this competition is September 11, 2014.

    The workshop will also take a detailed look at each step of the application and submission process. All students who are considering applying should plan to attend, even if they've attended previous workshops, as new information will be presented. For more information, go to

    Please join us for a Fulbright reception/potluck immediately following Tuesday's workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in order to celebrate with this year's Fulbright applicants, awardees, international student members of the Fulbright UI Student Organization, faculty and staff mentors and advisors, and the Fulbright Faculty Committee.

    Please pre-register for these events before May 6 by clicking on the following link:

    For more information, please contact Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs,, ,319-335-1436.

    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.

    Funding Opportunities for Students Pursuing Careers in STEM

    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

    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.