College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biology


The Anna and Bernard Hillman Summer Research Fellowships were established in 2000 by Katharine “Trinka” Schneider, ‘74. These fellowships are named after her parents and are used to support undergraduate students engaged in summer research in the natural sciences.  In 2003, the Schneiders increased their support so that three students can participate each summer.  The fellowship positions rotate through the science departments, with one fellowship always being given to a Biology student and the other two switching between the different departments.  Information about applying for these positions is posted each spring.

Industry Internships:

Many Biology majors and minors engage in internship experiences either for academic credit or simply to gain exposure to various life sciences careers before graduation.  With prior approval of the department chair, Biology majors and minors can receive credit for an internship as an upper-division Biology elective.  Some of the companies where students have engaged in internships include:

Covance Periapproval Services

Educational Internships:

A variety of educational organizations routinely seek undergraduate students to work as science education interns. Some agencies currently looking for student interns include:

The Wagner Free Institute of Science
Position open for a part-time Children’s Education intern to assist with its science education programs.  Programs include in-house field trips to the Institute and science outreach programs to local elementary schools.  Both emphasize hands-on, inquiry-based science learning and are designed to meet local and national science education standards.  Interns will assist with lesson preparation and instruction, program evaluation and program development.  Candidates must work well with the public, possess excellent public speaking skills, and demonstrate interest and experience in science education.  Background in Biology or another natural science preferred.  Time commitment is 15 - 20 hrs/week. 
Contact Dana Semos
Phone: (215)763-6529, x16

The Lower Merion Conservancy
The Conservancy offers a variety of internship opportunities in both educational and conservation areas.  You can view these listings at this link. Contact Stephanie Parker at (610)645-9030 or at for more information or to apply.