Do research. Conduct lab procedures and collect findings for pay or credit in an on-campus laboratory. Conduct lab procedures and collect findings. You might study the ability of virus-infected cells to repair DNA, the relationship between protein flexibility and biological function, or the movements of cells.
Life Sciences Club: Teach lab techniques to school children, learn more about internships and meet experts in the field. Take trips to biotech companies, breweries, research centers and hot springs.
Pre-vet Club: Meet other students planning for vet school and volunteer at a horse sanctuary.
University of Idaho Environmental Club: See what you and others can do to live more sustainably.
Intern. Get real-world experiences likes these:
- National Institutes of Health: Separate strands of DNA for a biomedical research project.
- Marine biological laboratory: Study how an embryo develops.
- Pharmaceutical company: Help design a drug that targets a specific enzyme to reduce cholesterol.
. Deepen your understanding of your major—and the world—in countries like these:
- Spain: Take science classes in Spanish.
- Switzerland: Observe a different health care system.
- Mexico: Study how disease is managed in rural villages.
. Give back and learn new things. Assist hospital medical staff as they care for patients. Treat sick pets in a veterinary clinic. Work at a clinic in a developing country.