Information for Organizations, Businesses, and Agencies offering Internships

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between its students and the professional, applied science community. Providing meaningful internships to students is an excellent way to increase productivity while preparing the next generation of biologists to be capable, professional members of the scientific community.

Internships provided to University of Utah biology majors should meet the following guidelines:

  • Have a focus on meaningful, scientific work in a real-world setting and be associated with a clearly-defined project
  • Provide clear expectations of the work to be completed, guidelines for meeting goals, a timeline, and clear measurements of success
  • Provide assistance and mentoring to the student intern in developing professional skills
  • Provide feedback both to the student and the School of Biological Sciences to evaluate success and room for improvement
  • Be realistic in expectations and give consideration to the University calendar and academic requirements

Internship Announcements sent to the School of Biological Sciences should include:

  • Description of the organization, or agency, and its mission
  • Internship time frame and expected duties
  • Required and desired qualifications
  • Detailed  application procedures
  • Application deadline

Top Ten Concerns of an Intern (downloadable pdf)

How to Make Internships Pay Off (downloadable pdf)


Please send your internship announcements to:
Amy Sibul, M.S.
Service Learning and Internship Coordinator
School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah


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