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Boise State Students Looking for Internship, Job, and Volunteer Opportunities?
Check out the Department of Biological Sciences OrgSync page which lists internship, job, and volunteer opportunities intended for students in the Biological Sciences and related areas. While Handshake lists opportunities available to all students at Boise State.


Student Opportunities

A list of organizations for jobs, internships, volunteer, and research opportunities for students.
OpportunityInformationOpportunity Type (Internship, Fellowship, Job, Research, Volunteer)
Ada County Coroner's OfficeInterns have the opportunity to work directly with the Forensic Division of the Ada County Coroner's Office. Duties may include attending forensic autopsies/external examinations, forensic photography, forensic radiography, morgue lab processing, and assisting Deputy Coroners with scene investigations. Internship
Advocates for the WestAdvocates for the West are the voice for the future of the West’s public lands, waterways, and wildlife. We are the trustees of our collective breathing room. This is a joint concern. We are in this together.Internship, Volunteer
American Conservation LeagueACE is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization that provides a range of voluntary service programs for both American and international participants. An opportunity to change your future and restore our lands.Volunteer
American Lung Association of IdahoVolunteers play a vital role at the American Lung Association. There are many ways to volunteer that are fulfilling and make a real impact. Whatever your interests and skills, we have a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.Volunteer
AmericorpsAmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, ranging from the classroom, the outdoors, and everything in between. You can search for projects near you, or anywhere in the country. Most projects are one year and full-time, but part-time and shorter term options are available. AmeriCorps matches dedicated service members with thousands of organizations nationwide to tackle some of our Nation's toughest challenges with local solutions.Volunteer
Analytical Laboratories IncAnalytical Laboratories, Inc. has been serving the Treasure Valley since 1971. We have a full service, certified laboratory able to perform a variety of scientific services and testing. Jobs
Association of Zoos & AquariumsHave you ever wondered what it might be like to work in a zoo or aquarium?Internships, Jobs
BiomarkFor over 25 years Biomark has been a worldwide supplier in electronic identification technology to the fish, wildlife and other natural resource conservation communities. Biomark specializes in a low frequency, passive (no battery), RFID (radio frequency identification) tag (PIT tag) and related PIT tagging equipment. Biomark also provides specialized biological services to the fish and wildlife research community. These services include PIT tagging (insertion of the RFID device) fish and wildlife, study execution, and report writing. Most importantly, Biomark integrates these products by designing, manufacturing, installing, managing and maintaining the systems that detect the tags at specific and strategic locations for invaluable data collect and comprehensive results. Jobs
Bishop Kelly HighschoolBishop Kelly High School is a private Catholic high school founded in 1964 in Boise, Idaho.  BK educates students in the Catholic tradition, focusing on the development of the whole person – spirit, mind and body.Volunteer
Boise Bench Animal HospitalVolunteer
Barber Sensory Ecology LabThe Sensory Ecology Lab at Boise State University addresses behavioral, evolutionary and conservation-related questions. We employ bioacoustic and videographic techniques to quantify how animals process sensory input and act on the resulting information. Understanding how anthropogenic changes to the sensory environment alter behavior and ecological interactions also drives our work. Our approach combines field research and controlled experimental design with an emphasis on natural history. We are focused on problems, not taxa, and currently study bats, insects, owls, rodents and songbirds.Research, Volunteer
Boise State I Do TeachI do Teach is an innovative secondary STEM teacher preparation program at Boise State University. The program attracts talented science, engineering, and mathematics majors, blending cutting-edge disciplinary coursework with early inquiry-based teaching experiences led by master teachers to meet the need for highly qualified and motivated STEM teachers.Career, Job
Boise State Institute for STEM & Diversity InitiativesThe Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives aims to build a diverse community of students, faculty, and others involved and invested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The primary goal of the Institute is to promote a culture of active inclusive excellence in STEM at Boise State University. The Institute fosters diversity in STEM through (a) advocating for and nurturing underrepresented student and faculty success inside and beyond the classroom, (b) strengthening avenues of communication and collaboration among University and external partners, and (c) conducting and catalyzing STEM educational researchResearch
Boise State Intermountain Bird ObservatoryThe Intermountain Bird Observatory (formerly Idaho Bird Observatory) is an non-profit academic research and community outreach program of Boise State University focused on impacting human lives and contributing to conservation through a combination of research, education, and community engagement.Internship, Jobs, Volunteer
Boise State McNair Scholars ProgramThe McNair Scholars program is an academic achievement and graduate school preparatory program for undergraduate students who are first generation and low-income and/or underrepresented in graduate programs. The program prepares students for graduate studies through scholarly enrichment, exposure to research, and other academic experiences and opportunities. The program collaborates with Faculty Mentors to prepare McNair Scholars to successfully pursue a Ph.D. and careers in university teaching and research.Fellowship
Boise State Raptor Research CenterThe Raptor Research Center (RRC) operates in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State University. The RRC and the Department of Biological Sciences share common interests in basic biology and the conservation of natural resources. The center and department collaborate to pursue these interests through research, education, and conservation, especially regarding raptors (birds of prey) and their ecosystems.Research, Volunteer
Boise State Snake River Plains HerbariumThe Snake River Plains (SRP) herbarium at Boise State University is a museum of plant, fungal, and lichen specimens to be used for basic and applied research by the Boise State University faculty, state and federal land managers working in southwest Idaho, and citizen scientists with legitimate botanical questions. Currently through the use of loans the collection is also accessible to the botanical community at large. With digitization of the collection the materials will be accessible without direct handling to the global botanical and ecological research community.Research, Volunteer
Bureau or ReclamationThe Bureau of Reclamation would like to invite you to join our staff. Help us fulfill our mission to manage water resources in the Western United States. We know that a diverse workforce reflecting the American public is essential if we are to meet our future challenges. We need a variety of people with fresh ideas and outlooks. Environmental protection, engineering and design, wildlife management, research, and administration are just a few of the specialties we require in the new millennium.Jobs
Conservation Job BoardThe world’s largest and most-visited career website in conservation, ecology, forestry, wildlife, and fisheries.Jobs
Craniofacial Pain CenterInternship, Volunteer
Department of Wildlife and FisheriesInternships, Jobs, Volunteer
Food Safety Net ServicesFood Safety Net Services (FSNS) offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food science industry. We welcome individuals looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself on excellence in service to its customers and employees.Jobs
HERC FellowshipThe HERC Fellowship is a paid, 10-week research experience offered to undergraduate students by the Institute for STEM & Diversity Initiatives. This fellowship gives students a $3,000 stipend, additional travel funds, and the opportunity to present their research. The HERC Fellowship is open to all STEM majors, including: students in natural sciences, social sciences, and health sciences. This program encourages first year researchers to apply. The HERC fellowship is funded by the Idaho State Board of Education.Fellowship
Huntsman Cancer Institute PathMaker Cancer Research ProgramHuntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) houses the PathMaker Cancer Research Program for students with backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical workforce. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, PathMaker provides summer and academic year research experiences for students to support their careers in biomedical research and the health professions. HCI investigators mentor students to help them learn about and experience research and reflect on a research career.Research
Idaho Bureau of LaboratoriesIdaho Bureau of Laboratories supports state agencies, local health departments, clinical and environmental laboratories, physicians, and the general public.Internship
Idaho Fish and GameFish and Game employees are dedicated to conservation of Idaho's wildlife. We offer a wide-range of employment opportunity around the state.Jobs, Volunteer
Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)The Idaho INBRE Program offers 10-week fellowships for students interested in biomedical research. The program pays each awarded student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend professional development and scientific seminar presentations and will prepare a poster highlighting their work to be presented at the Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference in Moscow.Fellowship
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)INL hires hundreds of students from universities around the country each year to work at the lab under the guidance of experienced and talented mentors. The majority of INL internships are in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, such as nuclear engineering, chemistry, computer science and physics. However, INL also needs support staff and offers internships in fields such as business, marketing, communications and logistics.Internship
Idaho PowerInternships, Jobs
Idaho Wildlife RescueWe are a wildlife rehabilitation organization operating in the Treasure Valley since 1987.Volunteer
Idaho EPSCoRIdaho EPSCoR is committed to supporting a diverse group of students and educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.Research
Intergovernmental Internship CooperativeThe Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) is a partnership between Southern Utah University and the Land Management Agencies and Native American Tribes of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona and Eastern Nevada. Together, we develop challenging Internship opportunities for students from most SUU degree programs and in a diversity of exciting professional fields. IIC partners mentor their interns providing "real world" work experience that can complement their academic pursuits and help prepare them for a successful career.Internships
Local Animal Hospitals and VeterinariansCheck with local animal hospitals and veterinarians for opportunitiesInternship, Volunteer
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority ParticipationThe Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is designed to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rate of underrepresented students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). LSAMP serves Boise State and College of Western Idaho by connecting students to internship, paid research opportunities and a vibrant STEM community from recruitment through graduation.Internship, Research
MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI)The MURI program engages up to 60 Idaho undergraduates in STEM fields each year through hands-on, paid research experiences within a wide range of topics broadly related to the MILES program.Internship
MK Nature CenterThe Idaho Fish and Game MK Nature Center offers a unique wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt. The StreamWalk and Visitor Center provide a glimpse of Idaho's many landscapes and abundant wildlife. Underwater viewing windows along the stream walk give visitors a fish-eye view of the world.Volunteer
NASAFellowship and Internship opportunities for those interested in NASA-related research.Fellowships, Internships, Jobs
National Institute of Health (NIH)The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.Internships, Scholarships
Pathways to ScienceWe design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality and solve global challenges.Internships, Jobs, Research, Scholarships
Saint Alphonsus HospitalSaint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) welcomes students pursuing careers in medical education or related fields of study.Internships, Jobs, Volunteer
SimplotThe J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Strong finances coupled with a diverse and talented workforce – unmatched in the industry – positions Simplot to capitalize on future growth opportunities.Internships, Jobs
Snow School at Bogus BasinSnowSchool at Bogus Basin began back in the winter of 2005 as a collaborative effort between the Bogus Basin Nordic Center, the Boise National Forest and Winter Wildlands Alliance. The three organizations teamed up to pilot a snowshoe field trip program where elementary school kids could experience the wonders of the winter landscape and learn a few things about science and ecology along the way.  Since then the program has grown by leaps and bounds.Internships, Volunteer
St Lukes HospitalResearch, Volunteer
The Peregrine FundThe Peregrine Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving birds of prey from extinction. Throughout the world, birds of prey are threatened by shooting, poisoning, and loss of habitat. Saving these birds is an effective means of conserving the rich diversity of life that is critical to the future health of our planet and the well-being of generations to come.Internship, Jobs, Volunteer
U.S. Department of EnergyThe Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.Internship
U.S. Department of Energy Visiting Faculty ProgramThe VFP seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas. As part of the program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Research
U.S. Forest ServiceThe Forest Service has many opportunities for young people to work with us while learning about natural and cultural resources careers. Internships, Jobs, Volunteer
United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service Being a scientific research agency, many of the careers available are in the life, physical, and engineering sciences. ARS employs research scientists, postdoctoral research associates, support scientists and research technicians, as well as positions in various professional, technical, administrative, secretarial and clerical, and trades and crafts occupational areas.Jobs
Zoo BoiseZoo Boise connects our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.Internship, Volunteer