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Hands On Opportunities Database

Location: On-Campus
Deadline: March 16, 2023
Position: Full-time job
 The Ganz Laboratory at Michigan State University is looking to fill an immediate opening for the position of Research Lab Technician.
Location: On-Campus
Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately! 
Position: Paid
Job description: The Wetzel Lab at MSU has lab and greenhouse research positions (~40 hrs/wk) for Summer 2023. This is a great opportunity to gain research experience and build your scientific resume. The work will involve assisting researchers with setting up experiments in the lab and field, growing plants, rearing insects, and collecting data. Studies will focus on how environmental variability influences the interactions between plants, insects, and their predators. Specifically, we will study the interactions between common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and monarch caterpillars (Danaus plexippus).
A&M Aquatics: Fish and Coral Job Opportunities / Internships

Location: Off-Campus, Lansing
Deadline: Open until filled
Position: Paid/unpaid

Multiple positions available at our local tropical fish wholesaler.  

AZA Job and Internships Postings

Looking for an opportunity at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium? This site is always posting new positions! 

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Internships

Location: On-Campus
Deadline: Ongoing
Position: Unpaid

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science at MSU has several projects requiring interns over the next several years (beginning Summer 2022).

Detroit Zoo Animal Welfare Science Internships - 2023

Location: Off-Campus - Royal Oak
Deadline: March 17, 2023
Position: Paid Internships

Paid internships at DTZ!

African Safari Wildlife Park Animal Care (Internship and/or Full-Time)

Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are full
Location: Off Campus, Ohio
Position: Paid 

Nottingham Nature Nook Internship

Location: Off-Campus, East Lansing
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Position: 2 Unpaid Internships

Nottingham Nature Nook is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in East Lansing. The majority of the wildlife are housed in a private home which is associated with an equestrian center.  They are looking for three full-time interns for the summer term of 2023.

MSU's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Opportunities

Deadline: Reviewed on a rolling basis starting in mid-January until March 15
Location: Off-Campus, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station 
Position: Field Courses, Internships (Paid), Research Programs (Paid)

Applications for summer field-courses, undergraduate research apprenticeships, and internships at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are open. 

International Animal Exchange Record Keeping/ Social Media/ Guest Relations Intern

Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are full
Location: Off-Campus, Royal Oak
Position: Paid internship

This summer internship is open to provide support to the International Animal Exchange, INC (IAE) in Royal Oak, Michigan. IAE is a global animal transport company.

University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program

Location: Off-Campus, Mississippi
Position: Student Field Courses

GCRL's Summer Field Program provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab-based setting. On-site amenities include research vessels, dormitory, dining hall, research labs, library, and a specimen museum. Make your plans today to attend the GCRL Summer Field Program and gain an experience of a lifetime!

Research Technicians - Vegetable Entomology Lab at Michigan State University

Location: On- and Off-Campus
Deadline: March 17, 2023
Position: Multiple PAID positions

IBIO 390: Careers at the Zoo

Program Dates: 1st Summer Session, Offered Annually
Location: Binder Park Zoo

Work alongside staff in every position at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek: animal care, animal health, education, graphics, physical plant, business, marketing, guest services, conservation. Enroll for IBIO 390 using Schedule of Courses. No override required.

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.