Research Opportunities

Participation in research is a key component of undergraduate education in biology. Some local opportunities for such participation are highlighted in the links below.

Biology Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships (BURA)

Here is a site for you to find and apply for available positions in labs at the beginning of each semester. Any Biology major can apply!

Finding an Independent Study

Most Biology faculty members welcome undergraduate participation in their research. We've posted some tips on how to secure a spot in a faculty lab.

Five College Coastal and Marine Science Program

This Five College program offers several paid summer internships related to marine biology. The program's web site also provides links to many other marine science internship opportunities.

Baystate Summer Scholars Program

Summer research internships in biomedical science, offered in collaboration with the Baystate Medical Center.