Research Opportunities

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Research opportunities in biology at UNC

General information

Many of the faculty in biology have year-round active and on-going research programs involving both undergraduate and graduate students. If you want to be a scientist, there is no better way to learn what real science is than to do it. Take advantage of this opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor to enhance your education and improve your future career prospects. Check out the expertise and research areas of the biology faculty.

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Research active faculty

Off-campus research and internships

Internships | Summer research

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Internships off-campus

General information

Internships provide junior and senior biology majors an opportunity to gain experience in professional environments, while also providing credit (BIO 492/592) towards graduation. Such opportunities allow students to apply classroom knowledge in a workplace environment. Oftentimes, internships can lead to future employment for those students who excel during the internship.

Pre- and Post-Internship Information

Students who arrange an internship must have a faculty supervisor who will assign grades for credit. In addition, the advisor will be the intermediary between the University and the Organization, and will thus have authority to enforce internship guidelines.

Available internships

Available internships are pending -- please check back at a later date.

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Summer research opportunities off-campus

General | Local and in-state | National

General information

Many institutions provide paid summer research fellowships to highly qualified undergraduates. These programs are highly competitive, so having a strong background in field or laboratory experience is essential. These programs are often operated as recruitment tools for students interested in graduate or medical schools. Below is a list of some programs, but many others may be found elsewhere.

Local and in-state summer research programs

Organization
Requirements
Field
Location
Biology major
Behavioral ecology and evolution
Mountain Research Station, CO
Laboratory sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fort Collins, CO

National summer research programs

Organization
Requirements
Field
Location
Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas State University REU
Undergraduate in biology
Ecology and evolution
Manhattan, KS
Undergraduate in science
Various biomedical sciences
Various sites
University of Texas Undergraduate Research Program
Laboratory science courses
Medical sciences
Houston, TX
University of Texas Medical Branch Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Laboratory Sciences; microbiology
Biomedical sciences; infectious diseases
Galveston Island, TX
Ecology
Ecology
Various
Laboratory sciences
Biomedical
Washington, DC
University of Texas Southwest Medical Center SURF Undergraduate Research Program
Laboratory sciences
Biomedical
Dallas, TX
Laboratory sciences
Biomedical
Houston, TX
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