Jobs & Paid Internships

SMILE, from University Experiential Learning

University Experiential Learning (formerly Student Employment Services) offers paid campus internships and traditional student employment opportunities on the SMILE platform. All positions posted on SMILE, whether as student jobs or paid internships, are non-credit-bearing, compensated via JHU payroll, and part-time.

Handshake, from the Life Design Lab

For off-campus internships and jobs, full-time positions, and career-related events use Handshake.

Community Impact Internships

Each year, 50 students are selected to be a part of the Community Impact Internships Program. They work with approximately 40-50 different community organizations in Baltimore, totaling approximately 14,000 hours of community work. CIIP is an extremely competitive, paid internship, where students receive a salary of $4725. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors of all majors are encouraged to apply. If you plan on taking a summer class, your CIIP experience is expected to be your main priority and permission to take a class must be given by CSC Staff prior to enrollment.

Post-Bac or Gap Year

Are you looking for a Postbacc research position? Check these out:

The Broad Biomedical Post Bacc Program

The Broad Biomedical Post-baccalaureate Scholars (BBPS) program is a two-year opportunity run by the Office for STEM Engagement and Inclusion. BBPS offers participants a comprehensive, structured, and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. The BBPS program is designed to equip each scholar with the personal and professional tools necessary to support their success in the field of biomedical research. Ultimately, this program is intended to help diversify biomedical research through the success of each scholar. The program is supported, in part, by the National Humane Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to train and develop a more diverse genomics workforce.

Summer Research and Internships

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) 

PAID summer research across the country with top scientists. Deadlines in January and February. Students can search for specific programs on the site.

Here is a link to a database of summer programs in fields related to cognitive science (many are behavioral, psychological, or neurobiological in nature).

Nemours Summer Research

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) is accepting applications for funded Summer Research Scholar Positions in our Summer 2023 program.  NSURP is a 10-week, full-time program that offers opportunities costing of laboratory-based, translational and clinical biomedical research projects. The available positions are located at four Nemours sites:

  • Nemours Children’s Hospital, Wilimington, DR
  • Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, FL
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL
  • Nemours Children’s Health, Pensacola, FL

Online applications open on December 1, 2022 with a deadline of January 15, 2023.  Please click here for additional information and the online application.

The Broad Institute Summer Research Program

The Broad Summer Research Program is a nine-week program to support and prepare undergraduates for successful biomedical research careers. The program is open to student with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines. 

The program benefits include:

  • A $5,400 stipend
  • Free housing
  • Travel to/from Boston
  • And more…

To learn more about the Broad Institute, please visit www.broadinstitute.org

Graduate Programs

Columbia University

Columbia University is looking for students who may be interested in joining their Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences MA Program. QMSS is such a unique MA program because it offers not only rigorous interdisciplinary academic training but also provides flexibility for students to pursue research across a broad range of topics such as economics, public health, psychology and others. They are hosting two online Prospective Student Open House event on the follow days/times to discuss the program and the 2022-23 application process. Application Due February 10.

Behavioral Ecology PhD Position

The McCullough lab at Clark University is looking for a motivated and creative PhD student to join our research team, starting Fall 2023. Research in the McCullough lab focuses on sexual selection, reproductive evolution, and behavioral ecology in arthropods. The student will be encouraged to develop their own dissertation project related to one of the following themes:

1) Interactions between pre- and post-mating sexual selection in dung beetles
2) Evolution of male seminal fluid in dimorphic dung beetles

Admitted students are guaranteed five years teaching assistantships, which includes a tuition waiver, competitive stipend, and health insurance. Interested students are encouraged to email Erin at [email protected] Please include: 1) a brief statement describing your interest in joining the lab, 2) your resume/CV, and 3) names and contact information for three references and their relationship to you (e.g., professor, supervisor). Informal inquiries are welcome.

The application deadline for the Graduate Program is January 15.

The Biology Department is a close-knit community dedicated to excellent research and teaching. Clark University is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second-largest city in New England. It is a culturally rich city with a vibrant food scene and ample access to the outdoors, just an hour outside of Boston.

PhD in Cognitive Ecology

We are looking for prospective PhD students who are interested in conducting research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of cognitive traits. Students may choose to develop their own direction or get involved in one of our ongoing projects, which include social cognition and behavior, sexual conflict, expertise and perseverance. Currently, the lab has four graduate students and a dozen senior undergraduate students.
We are part of a large and highly interactive inter-departmental animal behaviour and evolutionary biology group consisting of about 24 faculty, several postdocs and 50 graduate students. We offer generous financial support and superb research infrastructure.
Prospective candidates are invited to read relevant material on their web site and then contact us via email ([email protected]). We will give priority to prospective students with relevant research experience and high marks in pertinent course work.
McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally diverse city of 500,000 people, located less than an hour from Toronto. Hamilton offers a great quality of life and is experiencing a post-industrial revival. Resources include easy access to natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and the Niagara Escarpment, an expanding network of bike paths, seasonal climate, and a burgeoning food and nightlife scene.