Harvard's Office of Career Services

Finding an Internship

Science, Engineering, Analytics, & Technology

Plan on completing both a research and internship experience during your undergraduate education. Along with your science-related coursework, the best way to explore a career in the sciences is by finding laboratory work in your field with a potential mentor during the school terms or over the summer. Research forms the backbone of any scientific endeavor and this experience will provide the skills and knowledge necessary for a future career. Students are seeking such research ever earlier in their college careers and even in high school, so it's never too early to start looking. In addition, internships provide real-world industry experience which is directly applicable to future career paths. Consider organizations as varied as engineering firms, government agencies, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, nature/wildlife preserves, technology companies, or scientific consulting firms. Here are some resources:

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Biotechnology & Medical Devices

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