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Internships

Many biology majors choose to pursue internships off-campus that give them additional practical experience.

Several agencies of the National Institutes of Health have welcomed Washington College student interns, as have the Kennedy-Krieger Institute in Baltimore and the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington among many others. Students have won positions in competitive internship programs at a number of institutions, including Brandies University, the Univeristy of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland.  Students interested  in careers in health sciences may intern with local doctors and pharmacists or learn from physicians during summer internship programs at a wide range of institutions, including the St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson and the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. 

Several internship opportunities are available to students interested in marine and estuarine biology—the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, UDEL’s College of Marine Studies, the Marine Fisheries Division of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Chester and Sassafras Riverkeepers have all hosted Washington College interns.

Recent summer internship experiences of our majors

Alphius Sesay - cancer research at the University of Maryland Medical School

Ben Longwell - molecular and biochemical research at Brandies University

Jess Crane environmental education and outreach at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island in Maryland

Sarah Tursi - molecular research in agriculture at DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington DE

Caitlyn Riehl - cancer treatment research at the University of Pennsylvania

Ryan Risher - summer field biologist position with NJ Fish & Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program

Emily Broomell - breast cancer research at St. Josephs Medical Center in Towson, MD 

Nicole Robinson - ecological field research and water quality monitoring with the Sassafras Riverkeeper

Megan Kummerlowe - cancer treatment research at  St. Josephs Medical Center in Towson, MD