Internship and Career Opportunities
The department recommends that students visit the Career Services website or office to learn about current internship opportunities. The University of Pennsylvania is also a member of BMES Career Connections. Students graduating from member universities can search BME-AII's national database of summer internships/research and full-time positions, which include opportunities all over the country.
BME-AII's database is accessible by members only. Students can obtain a username and password from the Bioengineering department office.
Penn also offers numerous resources for students seeking summer internships or full-time employment after graduation. If you haven't done so already, contact Career Services to meet with a career counselor, who can tell you about all the resources available to you. Some of these resources include:
- PennLink, a searchable database of current positions available for Penn students and alumni and on-campus recruiting. For additional information about this site, please contact Career Services.
- Programs and Workshops, including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, graduate school panels, pre-health and pre-law workshops, and more.
- Employer Presentations (found in PennLink)
- Penn Alumni Career Network (PACNet), a database of Penn graduates who have volunteered to answer career-related questions for Penn students and alumni.
- Mentoring Program, which pairs second semester freshmen with alumni mentors.
- Recommendations (Credential) Service, which is a service to manage disseminating your credentials to potential employers or other parties.
- Biology, Biotechnology, and Pre-Medical Engineering Internships: Homepages and direct weblinks to over 590 paid co-op/internship and summer undergraduate research postings listed alphabetically by organization name and listed by state.
- Pathways to Science: A website to help underrepresented STEM students connect with funding and research opportunities.
- Complete List of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)