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  • Advising Program

    The School of Molecular and Cellular BiologyUNIVER5ITy of ILIINoIs AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

    FINDING STUDENT INTERNSHIPSUndergraduate internship opportunities and summer research programs are offbred by:

    o State and federal government agencieso Private industryo Nonprofit organizationso Academic institutions (colleges and universities)

    Begin with the UI Career Center (www.careercenter.uiuc.edu) to gaina basic understanding of theinternship experience and how to make the most of it. Here you'll find:

    o Search instructions ftvww.careercenter.uiuc.edu/internship/default.php) and"

    Job/internship databases (www.careercenter.uiuc.edu/sertices/jobDBinfo.php) to help you think aboutyour goals and aid your search for experiential education. In particular, The Career Center recommends useof the I-link system (www.careercenter.illinois.edu/rc/databases/ilink.php ) to explore your opportunities, aswell as their

    o Career Center workshops (link to: ) and theiro One-on-one advising (link to: ) to assist you in finding a program that's a good fit for you.

    Check out pre-filtered onportunities for students in the Biological Sciences:

    o Other institutions that compile and update a list of opportunities. For example, the Rochester Instituteof Technology (http://people.rit.edu/-gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm) offers a listing of internship sources that havebeen selected for their relevance to biomedical research.

    oWebGURU (www.webguru.neu.edr) -- The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates offers aProgram Listing of summer research opportunities.

    Look at Federal Student Internships: The federal agencies and departments offer many studentinternships:

    o Watch the Career Center for federal internship events:. Sign up for the Career Connections newsletter:

    [email protected] : //www. careercenter. illinoi s. edr.r/services/newsletter. Meet with Tori Tanney Spring, Assist Dir. Emptoyer Connections and Job Preparation, to talk

    about your interests. ([email protected]; 333-0820). View the FA10 webinar hosted by the Partnership for Public Service - PCs only: Federal Internships:

    Find and Apply for Summer 20ll (recorded on Oct. 20,2010):http ;//ourpublicservice. orglOPS/dropbox/livemeetine. wmv

    o Get into the Federal Internship loop by subscribing to: "Hot Jobs and Cool Internships" e-news fromthe Partnership for Public Service (www.ourpuUticserul .

    o Download the MCB Federal Internship Workshop (pdf) handout(http://mcb.illinois.edu/undergrad/advising) for a description of steps you can take to find a federalinternship with a focus on the Biological Sciences.

  • Advising Prograrn

    The School of Molecular and Cellular BiologyUNIVEBSITY OF ILLINOIS AT UNSANA.CHAMPATGN

    Search for Industrv Internships: While it would not be possible to provide a comprehensive list of studentinternships offered at companies, below is a list of several compunies in or near lllinois that often do:

    " Abbott Laboratories(www.abbott.com/global/url/content/en_US/50,40:40/general_content/General_Content_00l66.htnt)

    o Pfi zer Ph arm a ce u ticals (www. pfi z err d gr a d. c o m / h o m e. p hp ? i d : int er n s h ip)o Sigma-Aldrich Co. (www.sigmaaldrich.com/site-level/career-opportunities/coop-program.html)o Monsanto Corp. (www.monsanto.com/careers/getting started/students.asp)o Thermo Fisher Scientific (www.piercenet.com/Objects/View.cfm?type=Page&ID:0959E80-49C8-499C-

    968C-4A2A4s2AFFs9\o Archer Daniels Midland Co. (www.adm.com/en-US/careers/our_careers/Pages/intern.aspx)o Pion eer (www. p ioneer. co m/we b /s i t e/po rt al I

    For a partial listing of IL biotechnology companies: www.thelabrat.com/jobs/companies/Biotechlllinois.shtml

    Consider Non-Profit Internships: www.idealist.org/ fatlo .ifl l

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