California Native Plant Society Education/Research Grants    

This fall, the CNPS Educational Grants Program is again offering research grants to students and researchers. All grantproposals must be submitted by October 31, and awards will be announced in December. Grant awards are decided by a review committee who determines which grant is appropriate for each proposal funded. See for further details about the various CNPS Education Program grant, opportunities, application instructions, or to apply. 

Research Specialist- Nachury Laboratory    

The Nachury Laboratory ( in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCSF studies the primary cilium, an organelle with central roles in developmental signaling pathways and sensory signaling. We seek a Junior or Assistant Research Specialist to work as part of a team exploring the biology of cilia using a combination of biochemistry, biophysics and live microscopy.
The Research Specialist will conduct experiments under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. The goals of the projects are to characterize protein complexes involved in ciliary trafficking at the biochemical and cellular levels. The position will involve culture of mammalian cells, biochemical purification of protein complexes from mammalian cells and tissues, purification of recombinant proteins from bacteria and insect cells, characterization of enzymatic activities, processing of cells for immunocytochemistry and fluorescence microscopy imaging of live and fixed cells. The Research Specialist will pursue innovative research projects in collaboration with other lab members; and communicate and discuss the research with other lab members. The individual will also have the opportunity to develop independence, acquire advanced technical and analytical skills and carry out his/her own research projects under supervision. In these roles, the Research Specialist is expected to assist in preparing figures for publications and grants and will gain authorship on publications.
Candidates can apply at

Research Associate at Five Prime Therapeutics          

Five Prime Therapeutics, located at South San Francisco, is a fast-growing biotech company that focuses on immune-oncology. We are looking for a highly-motivated Research Associate with strong work ethics to join the Molecular Biology Group within the Biotherapeutics Department.  The main job responsibility includes DNA cloning (e.g. PCR cloning, restriction cloning, high throughput cloning, and other modern cloning technologies) and plasmid preps (e.g. Maxi-, Mega- and Giga- preps). The candidate must be detail oriented and thorough, and be capable of working both independently and in a team environment. BS or MS degree is required. The posting below is for entry level; title can be adjusted based on experience.
If interested, please send your CV to, with a title "Apply for Research Associate, Molecular Biology”.                           

Co-op/Internships and Paid Summer Research  

Are you interested in paid internships and summer research? Many opportunities can be found in this link:

In addition to the valuable experience and good pay that a Co-op or Internship will give you, very many of the Opportunities listed on this website also provide Travel Reimbursement, Housing and Meals. So, don't let concerns about living expenses or the location of an organization posted on this website prevent you from checking out an exciting and challenging Co-op or Internship position!! If travel support, housing and meals are provided, this information will almost always be included in the details about the Co-op or Internship that can be found by clicking on the co-op website next to the organization's name and location.

Note that many organizations do NOT use the term "Co-op", but DO use the terms "Internship", or "Summer Undergraduate Research" or "Student Research" (or other similar "research" descriptions) to mean the same as "Co-op". MOST of the Co-ops, Internships, and the various Research Positions included in this website are Paid, Full-time, Short-term (10-20 weeks) opportunities in positions directly related to Biology & Biotechnology. Thus, even if you participate in an "internship" or "research" position, you can still call it "Co-op".

ScriptDash: Patient Care Coordinator  

Pharmacies can be overwhelming. There are strange-sounding brand and generic medication names, convoluted rules, and the never-ending complexities of insurance. Our Patient Care team simplifies the pharmacy for our patients and goes beyond that to even make it a delightful experience. We’ve built a culture focused on putting the patient first, and we want your help!

You will be the voice of ScriptDash to our customers, responding to inquiries by phone, email, text, and chat. You’ll coordinate medication deliveries, answer the many types of questions customers may have, and be their advocate internally to other teams. You’ll collaborate closely with the rest of the Operations team to ensure the customers are well taken care of.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the healthcare industry, in a space that is in dire need of change. We're a small team, and we move very fast. You will need to be able to adapt quickly and work well in a fast paced environment.

Send us an email at and let us know why you'd like to join our team and what interests you the most about the mission we're trying to accomplish.

Fath Corps Program Manager

The Fathers Corps Program Manager plans and provides program and administrative coordination and collaboratively evaluates the Alameda County Fathers Corps, a collaborative effort that promotes and supports fathers and father figures to be meaningfully engaged with their children and families, and advocates for family service providers to provide father friendly services and to assist fathers in strengthening their parenting skills. Apply here.

Research Assistant at the Hertel Lab at CHORI

The Hertel Lab at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute is looking for a 3rd or 4th year student to help as a research assistant. This would be a volunteer, part-time position. Ideally, a student would start this semester and continue to next semester.

We study the pathogenesis of human cytomegalovirus using techniques such as immunofluorescence, IHC, and cell culture. There is more information about the requirements, our expectations, and our research in the application itself: application is due by Sunday, October 22 at 11:59pm.

Please send any additional questions or concerns to Kristen Shimoda at

Morehouse College's Project Imhotep is now accepting applications

Visit to apply! 
Project Imhotep is an eleven-week internship program designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training in public health. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic coursework and information necessary to complete the program. During the following nine weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at CDC, academic institutions, local and state agencies, and community based organizations. Interns receive a stipend, lodging, and travel to and from their site location and city of origin.
For more information, visit

2018 Health Career Connection Summer Internship

Health Career Connection (HCC) is excited to announce the opening of our application for the 2018 Summer Internship Program will be October 19th, 2017! HCC paid summer internships are available for college students and recent graduates. The application period closes December 20th, 2017. 

If you, or someone you know, are interested in a career in the health field this is an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience and mentorship in the field of public health.

Don’t delay—start your application early! Applications will be read as they are received. If you are a student, we look forward to receiving your application. We greatly appreciate you sharing this information with your student network. If you have any questions, or would like additional information or materials, please email us at

The online application can be found at:

Let America Vote

Now accepting applications for our summer internship and fellowship programs. Participants will learn the basics of how to build a grassroots field program and help to elect candidates who will fight to support and protect our fundamental voting rights. Hours are very flexible, no experience necessary. You will walk out the door at the end of the internship knowing how to run a local field program, as well as having met some great friends. To apply, please visit, call us at (571) 336-2643, or email us at 

Storefront Political Media

San Francisco based political consulting firm is hiring paid interns for the Fall Semester to start immediately. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in politics and campaigns. 

  • Junior or senior in college, or recent graduate
  • Able to work 15-25 max hours per week
  • Great attention to detail
  • Superb writing skills, knowledge of Excel, team player

Please send resumes to with the subject line "Fall Internship 2017" and state availability in the email. 

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

UCSF School of Medicine is inviting high schoolundergraduate, and post-baccalaureate students to the 3rd Annual “Med Student for a Day” Conference at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (Parnassus Campus) on Sunday, December 3, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
SNMA will be holding several interactive workshops where students will have the opportunity to:
• Study human organs
• Learn surgical and ultrasound skills
• Practice Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) 
• Traditional interviewing skills

Questions? Please contact Ezekiel Adigun:
How to register:
1) Register & Pay ($6.12 total) at:
2) Complete Registration via google form at:
Note: Under the last question "Comments," please put down that you learned about this event from the CHAMPS Program at Children's Hospital Oakland.

The Earth Island Fellowship 2018

Student researchers will select a set of companies which matches their team capacity and interests. They then gather information on these company’s commitments to reducing deforestation in their supply chain. This 3-6 month program is ideal for a student who wants hands on experience with the world of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). To apply, please send resume and cover explaining why you are interested in this fellowship to with Subject Line "Attn: Mona Shomali, Director of the New Leaders Initiative at Earth Island Institute."

East Bay College Fund is Hiring CREW Leaders:

CREW Leaders support first year college students in college persistence and enriching their college experience. This is a yearlong (June 2016-June 2017), stipend position. CREW Leaders will receive ongoing support and mentorship from East Bay College Fund staff. Be a student currently enrolled full-time at a 2-year of 4-year college/university. Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25 and term GPA’s of 2.25. To Apply Email cover letters and Resumes to

Be A Scientist STEM Outreach Mentor:

Serve as STEM role models, promote scientific literacy and passion for science, practical experience in education outreach and engagement. Volunteer mentors will: Attend a 2-hour training session; Commit to attending at least one school lab period per week for the 6 weeks of the program; Guide a group of 4-6 students through the process of investigating a scientific question. Questions? Contact Darlene at

EMS Corps is now accepting applications! APPLY ASAP

The Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS Corps) is currently accepting applications for our spring 2018 class.  The purpose of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented emergency medical technicians through youth development and job training. EMS Corps is a 5 month paid (stipend) program for men between the ages of 18 to 26. EMS Corps students will be trained and educated through daily classes, tutoring, life coaching, mentorship support, physical fitness, and participate in professional and career development workshops.
Please click to access the EMS Corps Application or share with anyone you think might be interested.
If you have any questions please contact or at (510) 667-7413.
The application deadline will be November 17, 2017.

The Gates Scholarship 2018

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year, for 10 years, with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.