Biology Internship & Work Experience
Students in the Biology Department have traveled extensively for volunteer research projects—both locally and internationally, working with professors and graduate students on everything from gorilla burials to population forensics equations in Chile, which helps you develop practical skills in the field. You will also have the ability to choose the kind of research you want to conduct during your time at UIndy, allowing you to direct your learning and bolster your experience.
After guiding you in your individual research goals, professors will have a personal understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and will be able to write recommendation letters and help you decide on your future plans.
UIndy's reputation for excellence and connection to industry leaders can help you find unique internship opportunities in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Some examples of places in which students have interned include:
- Local doctors' offices
- Epcot Center
- The Indianapolis Zoo
- Dow AgroSciences
- The Chicago Botanical Gardens
- Disney World
You may be chosen to prep labs for courses or assist with other needs in the Biology Department as a work study student. If you are eligible for the work study program, a placement in the Biology Department would provide relevant experience as well as financial aid.
International travel research
You may also be given the opportunity to work closely with graduate students and professors on various international research projects, giving you more individualized attention to your work, through competitive Research Experience for Undergraduates programs (REUs) and other research opportunities. Examples of past student research have included:
- Applications of forensic science to human rights violations along the U.S.–Mexico border
- Gorilla burials in Rwanda
- Training in forensic science for police officers in South Africa