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Opportunities listed on this page may or may not be available in any given semester. Please use the links and contacts listed to determine availability and application instructions.


Internship opportunities are not limited to those found on this page. If you have been offered an opportunity that you think may qualify, please contact us to discuss its suitability. Please not that internships must be approved by the Launch Program for biology credit prior to the start of the internship.


College of Arts & Sciences Internship Program

Career Ready Internship Program


Arts and Sciences Internship Coordinator: Sarah Curry


MN Department of Natural Resources


A variety of internships are posted regularly on the Minnesota Careers website. Enter "intern" as a search keyword, and filter by Natural Resources Dept.


Native Mussel Research Internship Summer 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be filling up to 5 internship positions to assist with freshwater mussel surveys, monitoring, host identification, and propagation of endangered freshwater mussels. The position will be based in Lake City, Minnesota, but will travel statewide. Start date is somewhat flexible, but is expected to begin by May 22. This position is a set duration (05/22/18-05/21/19), however, it is anticipated that some interns will continue their schooling and will end employment by 09/01/18. Open water SCUBA certification and unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record are Required.


Wage: $15.00/hour (40 hours/week)

Questions? Contact

To apply, go to 

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Closing Date:  01/31/2018


Abbott Laboratories


Every year we host hundreds of interns from the world’s leading universities. Our chosen interns have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership, communication skills and technical excellence in their respective fields. Interns have the opportunity to work in functions that include engineering, science, finance, information technology and marketing. Our internships offer flexible 10-12 week assignments during the summer, adjusted to your academic calendar and the needs of individual businesses. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship, be enrolled in a major in a related discipline, and possess a willingness to travel and be placed anywhere throughout the United States.


Agilent Research Laboratories


Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us.



Arm and Hammer Animal Nutrition Specialty Products Division

W227 N752 Westmound Dr, Waukesha, WI


Contact: Xandra Smith, Ph.D. and Monika Zupek

If working with us is of interest to you then please send your resume and a short email explaining what you hope to gain from an internship position to both Xandra Smith and Monika Zupek.


Laboratory Intern

We have internship positions available for students who are interested in exploring laboratory research as a career. These paid internships are available both during the semester and over the summer. Semester internships would require you to be able to work at least twice a week for at least three hours at a time. You would work under the supervision of the Media Preparation Technician to perform duties that are necessary for the daily operation of Arm & Hammer’s Animal Nutrition microbiology laboratory. Daily operating tasks include media preparation and washing glassware. In addition you will be mentored by a Product Development Scientist to gain experience in the Research and Development process. Summer interns and semester interns, who can work more than 6 hours per week, will be assigned a research product under the supervision of your mentor.


BloodCenter of Wisconsin

638 North 18th Street, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Melissa Manley


Laboratory Intern

Students interested in internships at BCW should email Melissa Manley regarding their interests.


Under the direction of the Manager/Supervisor of the Laboratory, is responsible for supporting the operation of the Laboratory by assisting Laboratory Technologists and performing assigned technical duties in a timely and accurate manner.  Possible lab rotations through our Histocompatibility Lab, Hemostasis Lab, Molecular Diagnostic and Oncology Labs.


Blood Research Institute

8733 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI


Contact: Marcia Iverson


Laboratory Intern

Students interested in internships at BCW or BRI should email Marcia Iverson regarding their interests. Please review current research, labs, and investigators at the BRI.


Under the direction of the Manager/Supervisor of the Laboratory, is responsible for supporting the operation of the Laboratory by assisting Laboratory Technologists and performing assigned technical duties in a timely and accurate manner.  Possible lab rotations through our Histocompatibility Lab, Hemostasis Lab, Molecular Diagnostic and Oncology Labs.


Medical College of Wisconsin Genetic Counseling

1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Laura Burgardt


Genetic Counseling Intern

This internship’s objective is to assist the genetic counselors in case preparation and program development projects.  Also to observe genetic counseling sessions and learn about genetic counseling as a career. MCW’s mission is to be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; and to improve the health of the communities we serve. At MCW, our genetic counselors work in a wide variety of settings and may provide different services.  We currently staff the Froedtert Health Network clinics in:  perinatology and family planning, oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology, and neurology. 


Merz North America

4133 Courtney St., Franksville, WI


Summer Internship Program

Merz North America is a specialty healthcare company that develops and commercializes innovative, high-quality treatment solutions in aesthetics and neurosciences in the U.S. and Canada. As a privately-held and family-owned company, Merz brings an unwavering focus to the specialties we serve, combined with a flexible, responsive approach to the individualized needs of our physician customers and patients.


Milwaukee Health Department


To apply: Send the Student Placement Application and your resume to You will receive a confirmation email within one week of submission confirming that your application has been received. The email will also notify you of next steps. NOTE: Student placements are filled on a rolling basis. It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible for full consideration.


Public Health Lab Intern

The City of Milwaukee Health Department's (MHD) student placement program gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their academic training to one of our programs.As a student placed at the City of Milwaukee Health Department, you will have the opportunity to: -Apply your academic training to tackle real world public health issues; -Better understand the role of a local health department in protecting the public’s health; -Network with MHD staff; and -Participate in a student placement learning community.


Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Dr. Jennifer Zaspel

MPM internships are part-time and unpaid. It is recommended that students have experience in the following coursework: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and/or Plant Biology. Cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts should be sent to:


Research Intern

Assist the curators/collection managers with their current research, including collecting and preserving specimens; identifying, measuring and recording data from specimens; working with databases to record and analyze information, etc.


Collection Management Intern

Assist collection managers in cataloging, organizing, and digitizing the collections of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, other invertebrates, plants, fungi and invertebrate fossils.


Mobcraft Beer Inc.

505 S. 5th St. Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Andrew Gierczak

Mobcraft Beer internships are part-time and unpaid. Students must be at least 21 years old, and are expected to have taken Microbiology, Biochemistry, Experimental Microbiology, and Organic Chemistry I.

Email your resume and cover letter to Only Applications containing transcripts (official or unofficial) for the required coursework will be considered. Please include any and all additional Chemistry, Biochemistry or Micro lab experience you may have.

Brewery Laboratory Technician (BLT)

Mobcraft Beer Inc. is the worlds first crowdsourced brewery,  as such, we are dedicated to making world class beer, which we uphold through rigorous adherence to testing, measuring and industry accepted Good Management Practices for producing our beers. The purview of this internship falls under 3 primary areas of education: Laboratory Methods and bench testing for Contaminants in Beer, General Overview of Food Plant Operations, and the development of a novel assay to detect a specific Beer Contaminant: Saccharomyces var. Diastaticus.





Monsanto Intern, Co-op, and Trainee roles are paid positions. You are treated as a full-time employee, with access to the same technology, resources, events, and programs as the rest of our company. You will have the opportunity to meet people from around the globe to build your network. Most importantly, you’ll receive a realistic preview of what it is like to build your career and develop with Monsanto.


The Nature Conservancy



Internships expose students to real projects and real challenges in conservation. If you are looking to experience real business at a global organization, we offer a variety of options. These give you exposure to real projects and challenges in the conservation arena. Internships at The Nature Conservancy can be paid or unpaid, but should be directly related to a current or recently accredited educational program. Individuals may also receive school credit from an education institution in addition to or in lieu of wages. These varied opportunities are aimed at high school, undergraduate and graduate students and differ by program or business unit. They are typically offered at focused times during the course of a year or on a “seasonal” or “summer” basis. While internships are typically posted on our Careers site, you may also want to contact individual business units at specific locations to inquire about opportunities.


Oceans of Fun

10001 W Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53226


Animal Care Intern

Oceans of Fun is a globally recognized leader in the field of marine mammal care and training. We receive internship and volunteer applications from around the world. Our internship programs have been designed to provide participants with valuable experience in a wide variety of activities that occur throughout a trainer's day. Interns are trained to assist our animal care staff in the following areas: General understanding of the care and husbandry needs of marine mammals, Dietary requirements and food preparation for marine mammals, General water quality understanding, Public presentations: hosting, guest interaction, crowd control, safety, trainer assistance, Interactive programs: guest interaction and assistance, safety, Public interaction: professionalism, assistance, question and answer, safety, Facility maintenance and sanitation, Animal observations, Training session and procedural assistance, Animal behavior and training, Environmental enrichment, and Current conservation issues.


Pentair Water Purification

5730 North Glen Park Road, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Elizabeth Yorton


Pentair Lab Co-Op

The Pentair Lab Co-op assists the Lab Technicians & Engineers in the development of testing protocols & test equipment, conduct testing of product to written or research protocols and analyze/summarize results.


RiverEdge Nature Center

4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI


Contact: Mandie Zopp


Land Stewardship Intern

The Land Stewardship Intern(s) will have a unique opportunity to work as part of the Riveredge Nature Center team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The Intern will work with Riveredge land management staff to assist with land stewardship and preservation objectives. Students will gain experience in invasive species removal, prairie maintenance, and habitat management, as well as working with a dedicated group of land management volunteers.

Research Intern

The Research Intern(s) will have a unique opportunity to design and implement a personalized scientific study under the direction of the Research & Conservation Department at Riveredge Nature Center. The intern(s) will be required to write a scientific paper and conduct an oral presentation on their findings.




Scientific Disciplines Coop Program

The program gives students in the scientific community the opportunity to gain hands on experience working with high technology analytical instrumentation and techniques in one or more of the following areas: Enzyme Analysis, Chromatography, Molecular Biology, Wet Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology. Positions are available in our Analytical Services, Production and R&D departments. In addition to gaining marketable experience in an industrial setting, students participating in the program have an opportunity to conduct independent research, which is then presented to a Company-wide audience.


Strong Microbials

3950 N Holton St, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Slava Strogalov


Research Intern
Interns will be trained in microbiological methods (aseptic technique, serial dilutions, culturing bacteria) and entomology (honey bee anatomy, life cycle, rearing), in order to carry out experiments aimed to test honeybee gut colonization by different probiotic blends and effect on lifespan.


Third Space Brewing

1505 W. St. Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Kevin Wright




Urban Ecology Center

1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI


Contact: Jessica Orlando

To Apply:

Community Science and Research Internships

Data Support and Wildlife Technician

The Urban Ecology Center offers students opportunities to conduct research in our network of urban field sites, which includes the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum (including Riverside Park), Washington Park and the Menomonee Valley. Positions are set up on a semester basis.




Wisconsin Crime Lab

1578 S. 11th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204


Crime Lab Internships

The Wisconsin Crime Laboratory Bureau offers a limited number of internships each year, and internships are only offered when a specific project has been identified that furthers the mission of the laboratories. The mission of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory Bureau is to provide quality forensic analyses in the interest of criminal justice, performed in a timely manner, communicated in a clear and unbiased fashion, and to complement that with non-biased, effective, and competent expert testimony for the trier of fact. The Crime Laboratory in Milwaukee provides analyses in Controlled Substance, Toxicology, DNA/Serology, Firearms/Toolmarks, Identification, Forensic Imaging, and Trace Chemistry. 


Biological Sciences Department

Marquette University, Wehr Life Sciences
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P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355