Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

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Become an Intern or Volunteer!

We’re delighted you’re interested in becoming an intern or volunteer! We greatly appreciate our interns and volunteers. Because opportunities like this involve effort on our part as well as yours, we want this to be a good fit for both sides. We invest ourselves in your professional growth just as you invest time and effort in high quality work and learning new research skills.

We expect all our interns and volunteers to:

  • Keep safe
  • Be punctual and dependable
  • Act responsibly and conscientiously
  • Work well with others
  • Communicate when you need information or assistance
  • Set priorities
  • Identify, prioritize, and solve problems
  • Be able to work independently when required
  • Contribute to a good working environment for everyone
  • Be respectful of all people and property at HIMB
  • Have a wonderful, successful internship!

Experiences at HIMB can help you reach your goals whether they be academic, personal, professional or career related. Interested in learning more about the benefits of applying? Read: Why Do An Internship? All internships and volunteer positions are run by individual programs or labs and most have a three month minimum time commitment. We get over 800 inquiries annually and cannot accept unsolicited resumes. So, review this page for details on everything you need to know to successfully apply to our intern and volunteer opportunities at HIMB!

Before You Apply

All applicants will be expected to provide the following information when they apply for a position: Intern & Volunteer Application Checklist.

How to Apply

Contact a faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or graduate student at HIMB who is conducting research in your area of interest. In your email include your interests, your resume and your dates of availability.  Find contact information via our faculty, education, or research labs pages.


Review answers to the most frequently asked questions about being an intern or volunteer at HIMB.

Your Application was Accepted! Now What?

1. Find out what we expect of our interns and what you can expect of us of us once you begin your internship.
2. Review this checklist of forms and items you must complete before you can begin your position.
3. Here’s a partial list of funding opportunities for prospective interns.
4. It may be possible to receive academic credit for an internship. This is handled on a case-by-case basis. The decision must be handled by your home institution advisor or supervisor and/or by your HIMB lab or program faculty member.
5. Find out more about housing, transportation and rules at HIMB on our visiting researchers page.