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Biology Internships

Getting Credit for an Internship

BIOS 4910 is a course that is designed to encourage you to obtain some career-related work experience prior to completing your degree. Most students conduct their internships during the summer and take the internship course in the fall. Contact Internship Coordinator, Dr. Willem Roosenburg, about registering for course credit.

It is your responsibility to find and obtain an internship with minimal guidance from you faculty adviser. Your adviser does need to approve your internship and determine if it meets the criteria of a valid career experience. This is based solely on a discussion between you and your adviser.

Steps for the Internship.

  1. Describe the internship to your academic adviser and have them acknowledge that it merits an internship relative to you major. It must be an experience that provides you with insight into your aspiring career once you complete your degree.
  2. Obtain the internship form from the Department Internship Coordinator: Dr. Willem Roosenburg ( Complete the internship form, including all signatures and return an electronic copy to Dr. Roosenburg. Hold onto your form!
  3. Complete the internship (minimum 120 hours), keep a journal of your experiences and make sure you document your hours. Your Journal can be in any format but eventually will need to be submitted in a digital format. Your journal should have a minimum of weekly entries and describe the tasks and experiences you had during your internship. It must also clearly document your hours!
  4. Sign up for internship credit (2 credit hours BIOS 4910) the semester after you have completed your experience; only last semester seniors will be allowed to register during the semester you are completing the internship. To sign up for the course please send an email to that states that you have completed your internship, contains your name and PID, and he will register you for the course.
  5. Before the end of the semester that you are registered send Dr. Roosenburg a digital copy (doc or pdf) of your journal with the file name (Last name_first name_Internship_Journal) and the form (Last name_first name_Internship_Form). No journal – no grade. Less than 120 hours and you will receive an incomplete! You will get credit for the course, there is no letter grade.

That is all there is to it and have fun while learning!

Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Technology

Students in any biological sciences major track may choose to enter a clinical laboratory sciences internship provide they have taken Microbiology (BIOS 3210), Immunology (BIOS 4860, 4865), and Human Physiology (BIOS 3450). The internship year in a licensed clinical facility qualifies a student to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists registry exam to become a registered medical technologist. (See Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology.)

Neuroscience Summer Research

The neuroscience program also provides stipends and support for summer research between the junior and senior year.

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