Student in biology



This page is designed to provide Marquette students and alumni with information on career, and volunteer opportunities in various biological fields. Current students interested in internships in biology should go to the Launch Program website.

Find more information about careers at Marquette's Career Services Center


Full Time Positions

Executive Director Incorporated


Apply to job posting #1400000364


The description in this posting is very broad and general, as it is meant as a site to group Marquette students interested in career opportunities at Abbott.  Career openings in the Diagnostic Division occur fairly infrequently, but this spring and summer there will be several openings for entry level laboratory technicians.  Some positions that will open are for entry level scientists located in Lake County IL.  Their duties will involve execution of verification protocols for clinical chemistry and immunoassays on automated platforms.  Skills needed would be general laboratory techniques, adherence to laboratory procedures and accurate documentation of experimental procedures.  Flexibility in work hours, including working second shift, is a must.

Blood Center of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

A variety of positions are available through the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Not only can you work directly with people in our community to provide blood, marrow, tissue and organ donations, you can also become part of a wide-reaching effort to extend the life and health of patients in our hospitals through diagnostic testing, medical service and leading-edge basic and clinical research


Part Time Jobs and Summer Opportunities

Medical Scribe

Elite Medical Scribes


Elite Medical Scribes is looking to provide pre-health students with a great part-time job opportunity working as a Medical Scribe in Emergency Departments in Southeastern WI. Medical Scribes work on the "front lines" with Medical Staff and assist Doctor's in charting and entering information into the Electronic Medical Records. This is a unique opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates to get exposed to an environment that will help them in their future career as a health care professional and also allow them to be a part of the medical team! Attached is a copy of the job description for our current openings in Racine, WI, however we do have other sites across Southeastern Wisconsin that may have future needs as well.


Zoo Internship

Milwaukee County Zoo

Paid internship positions are available with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Their education programs are designed to help children develop environmental and scientific knowledge through fun, hands-on learning. Work with youth ages 2-14 in their 2014 Summer Camps assisting instructors in the classroom and leading Zoo tours. Interns also supervise high school volunteers and assist with material preparation. Interns are mentored by education staff and required to focus on professional skill development through self-reflection and experiential learning.


Urban Ecology Center

Milwaukee, WI

The Urban Ecology Center is a nationally recognized model of urban environmental education. Available positions and internships are posted regularly on their website.


NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) sites in Biological Sciences

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.


Summer Internships in Biology

Columbia University's resources for undergraduate summer internships in biology


Association of American Medical Colleges

This site lists medical science summer research program opportunities for undergraduates.


Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

A community of neuroscientist faculty who are interested in undergraduate education have put together resources on this site for students. Look here for neuroscience focused internship opportunities.


Student Employment

Department of Biological Sciences

Marquette University

A limited number of student employment opportunities are available for Marquette students. Inquire in the department office (Wehr Life Sciences 109).


Discovery World

Milwaukee, WI

A variety of jobs open up occasionally including those for part-time weekend instructors to teach interactive classes and workshops. Available positions and internships are posted regularly on their website.


Laboratory Assistant

Department of Biological Sciences

Marquette University

Marquette students may be hired for laboratory work in faculty research laboratories on a part time basis, with duties ranging from general tasks such as washing glassware to carrying out their own independent research projects. These positions can be paid hourly or independent research projects can receive academic credit BIOL 4956.

Contact: Deborah Weaver



Volunteer Positions

Discovery World

Milwaukee, WI

Discovery World accepts volunteers for a number of positions, including exhibit guides, aquarium docents, weekend educators, and special event assistants. Contact: Katie Pennel


Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee, WI

Year round volunteer positions are available working with educating the public, observing the animals, and staffing events. Contact: Zoo Pride


Urban Ecology Center

Milwaukee, WI

Volunteers at the Urban Ecology Center can help with environmental education programming, invasive species management, and greeting guests at the center. Contact: Susan Winans


Wisconsin Human Society

Milwaukee, WI

Volunteers at the Wisconsin Humane Society help over 20,000 animals a year through fostering, dog walking, or working in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator


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Biological Sciences Department

Marquette University, Wehr Life Sciences
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P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355