Prestigious Internships

"Bioengineering gave me an in-depth knowledge of the medical field, and it helped to strengthen my problem solving and project management skills. Having this knowledge has been incredibly valuable in my work for Epic, an electronic health record vendor which serves patients around the world."

— Alex Nixon, BS Bioengineering ’16, technical services for Epic, Verona, Wisconsin
Katina Colucci, Mason alumna
Katrina Colucci, BS Bioengineering ’17, says she had multiple internships during her college years, thanks to Mason's proximity to federal government agencies in Washington D.C. She interned with the Department of Energy, the Army, and NASA. When she graduated, she had three job offers with the federal government, and she was accepted into three graduate schools.

Don't miss the chance to intern during your college years. Mason bioengineering students have many opportunities for exciting internships and summer jobs, which can lead to full-time careers.

Our students land internships with government agencies, contractors, engineering, and biotech companies as well as medical research facilities. To take advantage of these opportunities, apply early. Turn in your application in the fall for the following summer. Some of the many opportunities:

At Mason

GMU Summer Research Fellowship

The fellowship provides financial support to graduate students during the summer term, so they can focus on dissertation or thesis research. The award's purpose is to foster greater professional productivity and to pave the way for timely degree completion.

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP)

Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at Mason and collaborating institutions and solve hypothesis driven questions with the latest technology.

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)

This program is designed to give undergraduates authentic research, creative, or scholarly experience under the guidance of a mentor.

In the Greater Washington, D.C. area

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

This program assists biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. Rising senior bioengineering students participate in biomedical research projects under the mentorship of scientists in National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Spend eight weeks working at NIH with some of the world's leading scientists. The environment is devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks with students arriving at the NIH in May or June.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Programs at FDA

The Food and Drug Administrations provides a variety of opportunities for bioengineering students.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Ernest Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Several of Mason's bioengineering students have received this prestigious scholarship which provides awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.


MIT Amgen Scholars

Participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. If you are an undergraduate who meets the program eligibility requirements, no prior research experience is required. As an Amgen scholar, you will conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Sens Research Foundation

The foundation offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each summer scholar engages in a unique research project to include areas such as genetic engineering and stem cell research.

Northwestern University MRSEC

This program offers Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for nine weeks in the summer. The NU-Materials Research Science and Engineering Center is an interdisciplinary program focused on multi-functional nanoscale material structures. More than 30 faculty from seven different departments are involved.