All students earning bachelor's degrees in the Science Department are required to put their coursework into practice.
Students work in the field by completing an internship—BIO/CHE 488—at an off-campus site or by engaging in independent research under the guidance of a Cabrini faculty member—RBIO/RCHE 466.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 135 hours (Biology majors) or 180 hours (Chemistry majors) to meet the requirements of the program.
The internship has been a required course in the program since 1980. A wide range of internship sites are available.
Internships complement the various interest areas in the biological and chemical sciences, including research institutes, hospitals, small biotechnology companies, environmental centers, large pharmaceutical firms, and academia.
Students are encouraged to choose an internship experience that most closely represents their individual career goals. Detailed requirements and internship content are outlined in the handbook.
Internship Handbook PDF
Undergraduate Research Manual PDF
Sample Internship Sites
Abington Memorial Hospital Medical Technology Laboratory 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
The Academy of Natural Sciences Student Internship Program Division of Systematics & Evolutionary Biology/Division of Environmental Research 19th Street & The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Albert Einstein Medical Center Pre-Med Students' Volunteer Experience Program 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141
Centacor 200 Great Valley Parkway, Malven, PA 19355
Cephalon 145 Brandywine Parkway, West Chester, PA 19380
Delaware County Internship Program Government Center Building, Media, PA 19063
Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital School of Medicine Summer Research Program, Office of Biomedical Graduate Studies 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129-1096
Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Department of Biological Sciences, Mellon Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Ecogen 2005 Cabot Blvd. West, Langhorne, PA 19047
Fox Chase Cancer Center 7701 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
GlaxoSmithKline 709 Swedeland Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Great Valley Nature Center Summer Internship Program PO Box 82, Route 29 & Hollow Road, Devault, PA 19432
ICON Clinical Research 190 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19401
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Summer Student Internship Program 100 Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Mercy Suburban Hospital Medical Education Program for College Students 2701 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401
Message Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 30 Spring Mill Drive, Malvern, PA 19355
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Anatomy 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Internship Program PO Box 507, Poolesville, MD 20837
Riverbend Environmental Education Center Seasonal Intern Program 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035-1000
Saint Joseph's University Department of Biology 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Stroud Water Research Center Field Research Laboratory of the Academy of Natural Sciences Summer Internship Program 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 1931
Tektagen, Inc. 358 Technology Drive, Malvern, PA 19355
Temple University Summer Science Research Program The Graduate School, Box SSRP (040-11) 1803 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Temple University Summer Internship Program School of Podiatric Medicine Eight at Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2496
Thomas Jefferson University Summer Undergraduate Research Program College of Graduate Studies 1020 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107