Internships / Job / Research Opportunities

To look for internship opportunities for biology majors, check out the bulletin board near Lewis Science 153.

To see other internship opportunities go to UCA Career Services.



Those students pursuing the field of medicine as a career have the option of taking an internship course (BIOL 3245 Medical Internship), a one semester course that reviews the intricacies of the practice of medicine.

Course Description:

Students will spend a minimum of 3 hours each week learning the details of clinical medicine.

  • Students will rotate regularly with private practice physicians in Conway, Arkansas in a variety of specialties.
  • Students will be expected to develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to apply their knowledge to hypothetical situations regarding wellness and disease.
  • Participating students are eligible to receive up to 2 hours of general upper division credit in Biology for this course.


  • This course is open to students who have accumulated at least 60 hours of college credit, maintained a GPA of at least 3.25, and are seriously considering medicine as a career.
  • Prerequisites: BIOL 2405 or equivalent (e.g., BIOL 2406, BIOL 4460, BIOL 4430).
  • Admittance will be determined by the course director and a brief interview is required.
  • To apply contact Dr. Homer Fleisher and be prepared to submit (1) one reference name of a faculty member of the UCA College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, (2) a current transcript, and (3) a written statement of career goals.

Interning with Shumla

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Deadline for application is typically late February.  Once you have been accepted for the internship by AGFC, you can complete the application for credit.

Crime Lab Summer Internship Program

Arkansas State Crime Laboratory will release information when available on internships. Visit their page for more information.

Student Conservation Association 

The Student Conservation Association offers many summer and other short-term opportunities that can serve as a student internship for course credit.  Go to this website to search for positions that fit our interests and career goals!  Just remember that a proposal must be submitted to the internship committee by the appropriate deadline for approval of course credit.

Research Opportunities

Tennessee Aquarium

University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program –

Applications being accepted: