Department of Biological Sciences

Career development opportunities

science labThis page contains information about internships, community engagement projects, seasonal jobs, and other positions that may be of interest to students who want to gain job-related experience prior to graduation. Check this page periodically for updates, and note that some opportunities have specific deadlines.

For more information or assistance in getting ready for your career outside USM, visit the Career and Employment Hub.



Job Boards

Community Engagement Projects


Research Opportunities


Job Boards

Many groups compile job openings and post them on job boards.

Bioscience Association of Maine Job Board

USM Job and Internship Board

Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences Job Board -- this site posts numerous jobs available throughout the U.S.

Community Engagement Projects

4-H STEM Ambassadors, University of Southern Maine [recruitment at the start of every semester]



Idexx Laboratories [Deadlines vary depending on position]


Maine Medical Center Research Institute Internship programs

a. Summer program -- applications are due in January

b. Academic year program for USM students -- applications are due in March

  1. Visit web site and identify three MMCRI researchers with whom you would be interested to work.
  2. USM students have (so far) only been placed in Center for Molecular Medicine and Lyme & Vector Borne Disease
  3. Submit the following items via email to Professor Dave Champlin:

a. Cover letter describing your academic background, career goals, planned graduation date, relevant lab course work or research experience

b. Names of three MMCRI scientists with whom you’d like to work

c. Unofficial transcript

d. Resume

e. Names of two STEM faculty members willing to be contacted

f. One short letter of recommendation from one of these two STEM faculty; ask faculty to email letter to Dave Champlin

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides research opportunities for USM students to work with USM faculty

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