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While many of the opportunities on this page are directed at our CLS Juniors (1st year students), others can certainly check these opportunities out!  In addition, there are several Post-Bac internships or fellows listed.

All, If you have no coursework this summer to finish off, and if you do not have major plans to work, travel, etc…..then CHECK OUT some of these opportunities. I think our CLS students would be very competitive in these applications. I completed an internship as an undergraduate and also did a CDC Visiting Scientist as a professional. And, as you may have heard, we had a recent student, Lindsey B. Coulter, obtain an EID CDC Fellowship which she just started at CDC in Atlanta (Fall 2014, but that opportunity is for after graduation)! Lindsey was the FIRST Ever CDC Fellow from our university and she came from CLS!!!  These events can change the course of your career, and really, your life.  Give em a look….

Doc R

Undergraduate Research

Summer Undergraduate Research Program - New York Blood Center | Office of Undergraduate Research ( [New York Blood Center - LFKRI-Summer Undergraduate Research Program will be part of our cutting-edge biomedical research. They will work side-by-side with some of the world leading research scientists.] [Houston Methodist Summer undergraduate research internship - Translational research for Undergraduates & other opportunities]

MD Anderson CATALYST summer training programs. (Dr. Rohde did this in 1988 and 89 while an undergraduate!!! I was the first TX State student to go here as an intern. It’s located in Smithville, TX which is about one hour from San Marcos). The internships listed are mostly in Houston.  Check out the following on the Programs Page linked from page below.  These programs all have a stipend for participation and are open to undergraduates. (CPRIT CURE, Cancer Prevention, DACCPM, ITERT-STEP, Summer Imaging, and UPWARDS)  MD Anderson CATALYST Summer Training Program       Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) at Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons New York City              (2008 CLS alumni, Aaron Brannon, worked here for a while after his MS degree)

Mayo Clinic Careers Internships (Rachel Johnson, Cohort 2019, completed this program in the Summer of 2018!)  (Eric Bruton, 2017 alumni, was selected for this opportunity to conduct Kidney Research! It's in the DFW area of TX)  (one of our 2013 students, Priya Dhagat, completed her MS here in May 2015!) (looks like this one is more clinical in nature)  (The University of Louisville's Center of Excellence in Research in Infectious Diseases (CERID) is opening the application process for Clinical Researchers interested in the Clinical Research Internship Program.0

Rutgers University - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Summer ORISE Intern for Molecular Diagnostics (Hillary Kamm, Cohort 2016, was awarded a paid summer internship with this opportunity. The intern will assist the US Army Public Health Command Region South, Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory located at Joint Base San Antonio Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX to conduct biological testing for diagnostic purposes and public health investigations using microbiologic, serologic, and molecular techniques. The summer ORISE internship is a paid opportunity to gain experience working in a military public health laboratory).

Summer Internship Programs John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Clinical Internships/Fellowships

Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Intern  Labcorp  Internship is located in San Antonio.          Check “Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Intern” or “Labcorp” in Google etc. in February or March. Listed as a job and link taken down when filled each year.

CDC’s ORISE Program.

Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA) - Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences - Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health (

Welcome to Research Training | Research Training (

STEM Internships and Fellowships for Recent Graduates - ORISE (

Links to other University pages about internships

Google for “Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)” you might also throw in “clinical” in your search.  There are many, many other places to investigate, including international opportunities.

CRISSP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute)

GO FOR IT and Eat Em Up Cats!  Please let me know if you hear of other opportunities to add to our page.