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.

    IBP Summer Webinar Series

    IBP's summer webinar series focuses on preparing undergraduates for graduate school in STEM.  Webinars are an hour in length and feature three guest speakers and a moderated Q&A session.  Closed captioning for the hearing impaired is provided for each webinar.

    Funding your STEM Graduate Education  -  free Webinar

    1 hour including 3 guest speakers, Q&A and captioning for the hearing impaired
    6/22/2016 at 3pm Eastern

    Click here to register for the webinar!

    STEM Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements - free Webinar

    1 hour including 3 guest speakers, Q&A and captioning for the hearing impaired
    7/13/2016 at 3pm Eastern

    Click here to register for the webinar!

    Making the Most of your STEM Graduate Program - free Webinar

    1 hour including 3 guest speakers, Q&A and captioning for the hearing impaired
    8/3/2016 at 3pm Eastern

    Click here to register for the webinar!

    Aerotek-Now Hiring Lab Technicians

    Aerotek is seeking current students and recent graduates within a scientific field (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Food Science, etc) to full multiple full-time openings.  Pay ranges from $16-$18/hour.

    Skills used:  DNA and RNA synthesizing, collecting samples, cleaving, HPLC purification, PCR, deprotection/desalting, problem solving, etc.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jacob Hicks, 319-731-1069 or

    1-Year MS Program in Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University

    In just one year of graduate course work, laboratory training, and collaboration with faculty on a project of choice, students can earn a non-thesis Master's in Biomedical Sciences.

    The Department of Biomedical Sciences is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.  In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

    The one-year non-thesis MS program is designed to open up opportunities for students planning to:

    • enter professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, PA, etc.);
    • pursue a PhD;
    • teach in higher education and;
    • land a career in industry.

    Visit our website at to find out more about all the graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to

    Summer Research and Graduate Funding Opportunities

    In an effort to promote resources for students in STEM, the Institute for Broadening Participation provides educational and career training opportunities. This includes paid summer research, graduate fellowships, and graduate programs. To learn more about these opportunities and to sign up to receive information on funding programs, please visit

     Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placement:
     Over 800 programs - NSF 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 tips on applying and associated resources:  

    For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:  

    For opportunities specifically in Engineering:  

    KSEA (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers)

    KSEA was established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization with over 6,000 registered members with 70 local chapters and 13 technical groups across the United States.  KSEA Iowa City Chapter shares three mission statements to provide opportunities for International Corporation, Career Development, and Community Service.  The organization objectives are to promote the application of science and technology for general welfare of society and foster international cooperation, especially between the U.S. and Korea and help Korean-American Scientists and Engineers develop their full career potential.

    Locally, they are planning to invite speakers from the industry in science and engineering fields to conduct seminars to provide students with networking opportunities.  Also, they will invite students to annual KSEA conferences, such as US-Korea Conference (UKC) and Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference to present their leading-edge research and share their ideas with other Korean-American Scientists and Engineers in the United States.

    For more information about the organization, please 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.