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Jobs, Research and internships

Whether you're a student looking for an internship or a research position, an alum looking for a job or an employer looking to recruit, Handshake can get you connected.

Did you know you can receive credit for your internship? Contact Serena Christianson to learn more. 

Interested in learning about research opportunities? Contact the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office for more information.

Stay connected

Missed our buzz-worthy events? Click the images to watch the videos to learn more

Joan Koerber-Walker, CEO/President of AZBio, shared information on STEM careers in AZ, as well as how being a member of AZBio can help your career preparation. 

Joan's PowerPoint
AZBio STEM Market Files:
PDF, Spreadsheet data

Robert Carlson (Carlson Creek Vineyard) and Mark Phillips, two of Arizona's leading wine experts, led a Q&A session on the science of wine through a wine tasting and discussed how you can succeed in the wine industry with a life science education.
Share your ideas for future science career-focused events with Serena Christianson
Paid leadership opportunity
Apply to be a paid BioBridge Mentor and Student Facilitator

The School of Life Sciences is seeking mentors for our BioBridge program!

The BioBridge program is built to provide students the opportunity to excel in their academic success at ASU by arriving to campus early for intensive biology-focused curriculum in an active learning environment.The Mentor will work with up to 48 students and will help students learn biology and active learning practices, build community, and make connections as a successful student.

Application deadline: April 20
BioBridge Dates: July 29 – August 10
*Free lunch and dinner each day!

Apply here.

Contact Virginia Downing if you have any questions.
5 spots remaining
Receive a $27,500 one-year stipend
Apply for a teaching grant

Arizona needs qualified teachers in the STEM areas — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. If you have a bachelor’s degree in any of the STEM fields, you could already be on your way to an education career.

ASU and the Tolleson and Pendergast elementary school districts are partners in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, recruiting qualified candidates for this high-demand field. Get financial and professional support along the way.

There are only 5 spots available for this project, so apply today!

UAG summer medical Spanish terminology courses registration open

Looking to build your Spanish abilities and prepare for a career in the health industry? The Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara is offering Medical Spanish Terminology courses for this summer.  Also, if three or more students sign up for the same class, we offer a $100 discount for each student.
These 4-Week courses have different structures and levels. They are geared to prepare you to communicate with Spanish speaking patients; the first two weeks are intensive language and the last two weeks are clinical hands-on exposure with patients but there is also plenty of time for extra activities and side trips.
Time at the clinics are great for learning how to listen to you patients and feeling comfortable when you are around them. Not to mention that those students in the Medical field learning Spanish as a second language trough activities in health care  Learn more about the Program of Medicine in the Community options. 
The cost of the 4 week Medical Spanish Summer Program course is $1,300 and Housing is optional:
 • Room and board with a local host family.
• Three meals daily (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Monday through Friday. On the weekends, you’re on your own. Go out and explore. Take in the sites and the delicious local fare.  $400.00 *(Optional)

Contact for more information:
Jose R Partida
Student Advisor/Recruiter
UAG, School of Medicine
1-800-531-5494 Ext. 329
Join Professor Blonder's research lab - summer 2018
Benjamin Blonder, Ph. D., is looking for two summer researchers to assist with his Macrosystems Ecology Lab. The focus of the lab will be on desert plant ecophysiology.  There is funding available for underrepresented minority students.

Apply through Handshake and learn more about the position here.
Job opportunities for graduating seniors

Instructional Specialist - ASU West Campus

If you are a graduating senior and looking to kick-start your career, you are encouraged to apply for the Instructional Specialist position on the West campus.

This person would prep labs, help teach a lab (potentially), and do other lab type work.  It could be biology, chemistry, and/or physics labs. The ideal candidate is someone who recently graduated from college who is looking for more wet lab experience to move on to another position.  This position is FULL TIME 9 months and as such received the ASU benefits including the ASU tuition benefit.  

View the job description here and apply here.

Contact Career and Professional Development Services to learn how to apply for these jobs and more!

Multiple positions - Apex Life Sciences

Apex Life Sciences (formerly Lab Support) is the largest Phoenix area staffing company for people with science and engineering backgrounds.  They have been placing recent graduates for over 30 years and are well networked with local industries such as Food and Beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, nutraceutical, specialty chemicals, and environmental.  

They have staffing contracts with many companies - so the only way to get hired by many top companies is through Apex Life Sciences!  They also have the inside track with key players and hear about positions for entry level candidates that are never posted online.

Apex Life Sciences is looking for candidates in Arizona who have a scientific background. If you have a BS or MS degree in the Life Sciences, They want to hear from you and have a number of openings in the Phoenix area that you might be a good match for. Feel free to email a copy of your resume or call us at 602-222-3558 
Featured classes
Summer 2018
BIO 322: Conservation of Biodiversity
Explore the fundamentals of conservation science — the science and practice of protecting Earth's biological diversity.
Day/s: Class: iCourse
Session: A
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 46477 (Online), Flier, Syllabus

BIO 342: General Genetics Laboratory
Explores general principles of inheritance with special reference to Mendelian, molecular and computational genetics via lab experiments. 
Day/s: Class: M, T, W, Th 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Tempe campus
Session: A
Credits: 2
Component/s: Laboratory
Class #: 46826

BIO 394: Writing Personal Statements for Medical and Graduate School
Personal statements are one of the most important and complicated elements of a medical or graduate school application. Learn techniques to help craft the ideal personal statement for future use.
Day/s: Class: iCourse
Session: B
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: on-ground students: 45129, online students: 46440

BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484: School of Life Sciences Internship
Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners.
Day/s: Class: iCourse, available for on-ground (BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484) and online students (BIO 484)
Session: Dynamic (May 15 - Aug. 9)
Credits: 1-6
Component/s: Practicum
Class #: BIO 484 on-ground (45437), MIC 484 (45438), MBB 484 (45439), HPS 484 (45440), BIO 484 online (46509) 
Contact Serena Christianson to enroll

BIO 494: Animal Communication
Introduction into animal communication encompassing different means of communication, the evolution of communication, animal vs. human communicative systems and other related topics. Live illustrative material will be displayed. The class targets students in zoology, animal behavior and evolutionary biology.
Day/s: Class: Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Session: A
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 46474

BIO 494: Science & Technology Communication
This is an advanced writing course focused on the communication of science and technology topics, broadly conceived, to non-specialist audiences. This is NOT a course to learn how to write lab reports, grant proposals or research articles for a specialist audience. You will read and digest such research to communicate its findings to a general audience. 
Day/s: Class: iCourse
Session: A
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: on-ground students: 46056, online students: 46442

HST 394: Topic: Veterans, Society and Service
No description provided.
Day/s: Class: T, Th 3 - 4:15 p.m., Tempe campus
Session: C
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 91484
Contact Nancy Dallett for information
Fall 2018
BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484: School of Life Sciences Internship
Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners.
Day/s: Class: iCourse, available for on-ground (BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484) and online students (BIO 484)
Session: C
Credits: 1-6
Component/s: Practicum
Class #: BIO 484 on-ground (70470), MIC 484 (72672), MBB 484 (71285), HPS 484 (83113), BIO 484 online (91699) 
Contact Serena Christianson to enroll

BIO 494/HPS 494: Embryo Project Illustration
Are you a scientist interested in drawing? Apply to Embryo Project Scientific Illustration in Fall 2018! Learn how to work for a client, create engaging and scientifically accurate illustrations about complex topics in embryological sciences and reproductive health, and publish your work in the Embryo Project Encyclopedia!
Day/s: Class: T, 5 - 7 p.m., Tempe campus
Session: C
Credits: 1-3 (contact Anna Guerrero for more information)
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: BIO 494 (93272), HPS 494 (93273)

ENV 410: Soil Science
This class discusses the fundamental principles of soil science, including physical, chemical, biological and ecological properties. You will learn to apply these principles to explain the importance of soil as both a natural resource and ecosystem. You will learn about the role of soils as the heart of terrestrial ecosystems, both natural and managed, and the importance of this key natural resource to environmental health and biological productivity. The course will also explore how human activity and global change are impacting this vital natural resource and ecosystem that is crucial to life on earth. The laboratory component also introduces applications and standard methodology for investigating these principles.  *this can be used for the conservation and ecology concentration.
Day/s: Class: T/Th, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., West Campus
Session: C
Credits: 4
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 86940

HCD 294 - Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care
Explore hospice and palliative care through classroom meetings with physicians, social workers, nurses, nursing assistants, and bereavement counselors working with children and adults; and by direct experience in a patient’s home and/or an inpatient hospice unit with the professionals who provide their care.
Day/s: Class: F, 9 - 10:15 a.m., Downtown Phoenix campus
Session: C
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 92944

HCD 394 - Introduction to Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Explore Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals through class discussions with Alzheimer’s and dementia experts and through visiting persons with dementia in their homes.
Day/s: Class: T, 3 - 4:15 p.m., Downtown Phoenix campus
Session: C
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 92841

HUL 494/PHI 494/SLC 494/SOS 494: Food Lab
This interdisciplinary course will explore the challenges in our food system in a hands-on, research-based approach, with an emphasis on the humanities. Faculty & students will collaborate to design possible solutions to these challenges, which will then be shared with the public at the end of the semester. For more information, contact
Day/s: Class: T/Th, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., Tempe Campus
Session: C
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: HUL 494 (91782), PHI 494 (88653), SOS 494 (91797), SLC 494 (92057) 

HUL 494/ASB 494/HIS 494/SLC 494/WST 494: Immigration Lab
What is the purpose of borders, walls, and boundaries? This course seeks ways to respond to difficult, transdisciplinary questions on migration and movement. Together, students and faculty will engage with current and historical immigration patterns by conducting research projects that probe, interrogate, and explore approaches to these complex situations. For more information, contact
Day/s: Class: M/W, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Tempe Campus
Session: C
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: HUL 494 (91837), SLC 494 (91896), WST 494 (92094), ASB 494 (92414), HST 494 (92774) 

POR/SLC 484: Brazilian Popular Music
Learn about Brazilian culture by listening to and discussing songs by artists from a variety of genres, including samba, rock, pop, hip hop, funk, and rap, among others. No knowledge of Portuguese required. General studies designations HU and G.
Day/s: Class: M, W 4:35 - 5:50 p.m. on Tempe Campus
Session: C
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #: 86281
April 2018
Research, Study Abroad, Leadership and Academics
April 2018
May 2018
  • NEW* May 1: Deadline to apply for CEA Internships Abroad
  • NEW* May 16: Session A and C Summer 2018 classes begin
  • NEW* May 17: Last day to register or drop/add a Session A/C course without College approval (summer 2018 term)
Fall 2018
Internships and jobs


ASU’s career platform — search and apply for internships and jobs; find career events, workshops and webinars; and schedule advising appointments (in-person, virtually or over the phone). Sign in to access your free, pre-created account.
April 2018
  • NEW* April 21: Women in STEM Showcase, 10 a.m. - noon, MU Mohave Room, RSVP here

Revolving application cycle: Oceans Research Internship with African Campus
Scholarships, awards and grants
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
Career advice
Has anyone ever asked you in an interview or networking event "Tell me a little bit about yourself?" This can be a difficult question to answer. To help you out, here's a short video that will take you through how to make your introduction powerful! 

Drop-in career advising hours:
  • Mon./Wed. 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Tues./Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
  • Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.
Connect with Career & Professional Development Services
Advising schedule
General academic advising information

Walk-In Appointments
Come to LSA 189 to meet with Career and Professional Development Services and the Pre-Health Internship Program
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Career and Professional Development Services:
  • May 1, 3
Regular academic advising hours
More information

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