Student Research Experiences

The Biology department offers academic year and summer research opportunities supported by several sources including NIH CU-RISE, HBCU-UP, INBRE, SCAMP, and EPSCoR (track 1). For applications, contact Dr. Verlie Tisdale at

If you are a student in the class of 2021, before applying for an internship, contact Ms. Kenetta Pierce, Director of Experiential Learning for the Career Pathways Initiative at

If you have questions about any of these research opportunities, contact your academic advisor.

Extramural Programs

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) National Recruitment Program

National Institutes of Health Training Programs In The Biomedical Sciences

Big Ten Academic Alliance Universities Summer Research Opportunities Program

Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research Scientific Summer Scholars Program

South Carolina Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (SC-ADAR)

Rochester Institute of Technology Co-op/Internship Opportunities Clearinghouse               

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Internships

Department of Energy Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

NASA Current Opportunities for Students

National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions Summer Opportunities for Pre-Health Students

American Association of Medical Colleges Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs Search Engine

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Career Center and Internship Programs

Summer Health Professions Education Program

Health Career Connection Summer Internships

Greenville Health System and University of South Carolina School of Medicine Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy

Optometry Internships

                Illinois College of Optometry 

                The Ohio State University College of Optometry 

University of California at Berkeley 


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Internship Opportunities


National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Research Education Programs


American Association of Medical Colleges Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs


Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

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