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Internships in the Life Sciences

An internship is the perfect way to gain experiential learning, while preparing you for a career after graduation.

 The BIO 488 Internship  is designed to allow students to receive academic credit for a career focused experience in the biological sciences that does not have a major focus on research. Students must be accepted into an internship experience before registering for credit.  Please note, BIO 488 will not count toward the Biology major, but students will fulfill the EXP+ SBC requirement.

Here are just a few of the activities for which students have enrolled in BIO 488:

  • Researching the biological breakdown of emerging environmental contaminants
  • Shadowing a health professional (physician, veterinarian, dentist, nurse practitioner, physical therapist, etc.)
  • Serving as a medical assistant
  • Serving as a lab assistant/research intern
  • Being a Volunteer EMT
  • Being a medical scribe
  • Contributing to a scientific writing project
  • Being an Aquatic Invasive Species Watershed Steward
  • Performing a COVID-19 research literature review and analysis

Here are some of the organizations that students have worked with:

  • Allied Microbiota
  • AMAYU Institute
  • Center 4 Asthma Allergy
  • Collagen Matrix Corporate Headquarters
  • Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland
  • Excelsior Integrated Medical Group
  • Grady Animal Hospital
  • Grow More Foundation
  • Hicksville Fire Department
  • Lake Chiropractic
  • LI Urgent Care
  • Mastic EMS
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Mirimus Inc.
  • Mosquitoes Be Gone LLC
  • New York Marine Rescue Center (Long Island Aquarium)
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • NYU Langone
  • PKL Physical Therapy
  • Plainview Fire Department
  • Port Jefferson EMS
  • Private Medical Practice
  • ProHEALTH Horizon OBGYN
  • Queens Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Red Watch Band
  • Ridge Fire Department
  • Rocky Point Fire District
  • South Shore Neurologic Associates
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk County Department of Health Services
  • SUNY Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science
  • The Humanology Project
  • University of Michigan
  • World Trade Center Health and Wellness Program

To apply for permission to enroll in BIO 488, please submit the BIO Internship Registration Form and have your supervisor email confirmation of your work to