Do research. Conduct lab procedures and collect findings for pay or credit in an on-campus laboratory. Study immune responses in virus-infected cells, manipulate bacteria to produce large quantities of a medicine, or alter the genetic makeup of rice to increase its nutritional value.
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 practical experience with work environments such as:
- National Institutes of Health: Produce proteins that can be used to treat disease.
- Pharmaceutical company: Help design a drug that targets a specific enzyme to reduce cholesterol.
- Biotechnology company: Produce skin and bone tissue through tissue engineering.
. 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 gain new experiences. Assist hospital medical staff as they care for patients. Treat sick pets in a veterinary clinic. Work at a clinic in a developing country.