Hands On Opportunities Database

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Internship & Seasonal Technician Positions

Deadline: November 23, 2018

A greater sage-grouse research project is in its second year evaluating the population and demographic response of greater sage-grouse to the expansion of a surface coal mine Moffat County, Colorado. Major job responsibilities will include; capture and radio-marking of male and female greater sage-grouse with GPS PTT and VHF rump-mount and necklace transmitters, track grouse movements using VHF radio telemetry and stationary datalogger receivers; work in highly variable and harsh climatic conditions; daily use of 4-WD ATV’s and pickups.


Spring 2019 The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Internship

Here’s a chance to live at the ocean for a semester and work with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff.  The Refuge consists of 1,091 acres of land right on the Indian River Lagoon.  You’ll work in habitats like mangrove, sand pine scrub and beaches.  This is one of the most productive sea turtle nesting areas in the SE United States.  Home to raptors, bobcat and manatee.  The intern will be part of the management team with routine duties, research projects and dealing with the public.  This is a resume’ builder type experience.


New World Primate Caregiver/Documentarian at Pacific Primate Sanctuary

This is truly a Sanctuary, a beautiful place for someone with a background and interest in animal husbandry, welfare and conservation, exotic veterinary medicine, biology, and related fields. The Pacific Primate Sanctuary Internship is an in-depth, all-encompassing, immersion experience. This is more than a full-time position and includes on-call duties. A one-year commitment is requested. On-going positions available. 


University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Deadline: January 31, 2019

The Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer a 10-week undergraduate summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.


Oceans Research

Oceans Research is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Oceans Research collaborates with numerous South African and international universities on a wide range of research projects. During our month-long experiential learning course, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting field research on South Africa's marine megafauna, including the white shark. Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of the research team, collecting data, while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest methods and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.

African Campus hosts all students participating in the program, creating an all-inclusive educational experience under one roof working towards the conservation and protection of South Africa’s marine species.


Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed in Scribner Lab

The Scribner lab In the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is interested in hiring 3 undergraduate students to assist with ongoing laboratory projects.


Impact. Experience. Grow. Volunteer with Vive Perú in Peru!

Work side-by-side with doctors in local clinics and hospitals, volunteer with underprivileged communities, or share your love for music or languages with the children of Peru. In your free time, explore one of the most ecologically diverse and historically rich countries in the world.   Vive Perú offers programs in the areas of: clinical medicine, public health, english education, music education, social work, engineering, learn spanish, community development, etc. to support our partner organizations and communities in Northern Peru!  


2019 Summer Internship in Research & Development

Are you a scientist with a knack for writing? Amway R&D is looking for a student with scientific experience who can translate complicated technical details into a simple story. Our intern will research skincare technologies, craft scientific stories for product development, and communicate product science to R&D and marketing peers. Please email helen.yang@amway.com with your resume and apply online at jobs.amway.com.


Travel Support for Students Presenting Research at a Professional Conference

Undergraduate students who are presenting their research or creative activity at a professional conference are eligible for travel support from the Undergraduate Research Office. Students should send the attached application to Heather Dover doverhea@msu.edu at least 30 days prior to the conference.  They can learn more about our conference travel support and other funding opportunities from the Undergraduate Research website.


Internships in Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoo & Aquarium Science job board has internships posted for spring 2018.


Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation Internship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The internship program at International Bird Rescue is a rigorous, hands-on learning program that immerses participants in every aspect of the operation of an aquatic bird hospital.


Literature Review Student Assistant

Deadline: Open Until Filled

We are looking to hire a student assistant in the Wagner Lab for fall semester to conduct a literature review in support of producing a paper.


Potter Park Zoo Education Internships

The Potter Park Zoo Education Department is offering a limited number of unpaid full- time (35-40 hours) and part-time (20 hours) internships for spring 2019, and summer 2019 semesters. Duties may include developing programs and/or activities under the guidance of education department staff, research, data entry, working with our FALCONERS, Nature Play, and Zoo in Your Neighborhood programs, and additional department projects as assigned.


Volunteers Needed in Murphy Lab

Deadline: January 1, 2019

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity in the animal behavior or toxicological field? Do you have at least 10 hours a week of free time? If so, the Murphy Lab is looking for volunteers to process fish videos during the 2018-2019 school year, students with scientific data collecting experience.