Internships for Biology Majors

Employers are increasingly interested in hiring graduates with professional experience in their chosen field, whether that be an internship, research with a faculty member or employment during their college career. The Biology department at E-town makes it a priority for every student to have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom in a practical, real-world environment.

Internships can take place during the summer or throughout the academic year and are excellent preparation for entry into the workforce upon graduation or acceptance into graduate programs. They can also help you to narrow down areas of interest and give you an edge over other applicants when the time comes to apply for professional positions.

Our campus is perfectly situated close to Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York, providing our students with plenty of opportunities further afield or closer to home. We are proud to have an extensive and strong alumni network, allowing us to connect students with Blue Jays who have been exactly where you are now!

 

Biology students have interned at:    
Central Penn Nursing Care, Inc CPRS Physical Therapy Longwood Gardens
Department of Human Services Bureau Hershey Veterinary Hospital Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, LTD
Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Hoffman Care Manor Care Health Services
The Physical Therapy Institute Simon Eye Associates Scribe America
Kopec Veterinary Associates Lancaster County Conservation District Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc
Hamilton Physical Therapy Go Eco Africa with Vets and Conservationists Covance, Contract Research Organization

CNA Certification with Masonic Villages

Thanks to a recent partnership with Masonic Villages, located only a couple of miles from campus, the Biology department now offers students the opportunity to complete their 40-hour certified nursing assistant (CNA) qualification. This partnership gives E-town students the ability to fulfil clinical hours required for their studies, along with experience and a certification that can greatly enhance professional and graduate school applications.

Classwork, direct interaction with residents and a competency test ensure that students are adequately prepared to assist with residential care at the facility and opportunities for training in transitional care, subacute care and memory care are available.

"I worked in the dementia area where it’s a challenge to communicate. The care is very specific to the person. The experience definitely confirmed that I want to go into the health care field."

Amal Ismail, Biology Pre-Med Major, Interfaith Leadership Studies Minor