Internships for Students

OSU Entomology Mantis

Internships for Entomology Majors (unpaid)

The Entomology major requires hands-on experience through student internships. Internships are customizable by student interest.  While some students use research experience with entomology faculty as their internship, many students secure hands-on experiences outside the university through government agencies, non-profits, and private business and consulting firms. 


Student research Assistant Jobs (paid)

Many Entomology faculty employ undergraduate students to develop lab skills and a passion for reseach. Lab experience may occur as part of of the major-required internship (unpaid), in research credits. However, many labs also hire undergrads as student research assistants (paid) to work in labs or research fields. Contact the faculty member directly to discuss internship or employment opportunities.


OSU Wooster Campus Research Internship Program (ORIP) 

ORIP is a summer program to provide research experiences for high school students and undergraduates. Students must be 18 years of age by May 1st to participate. The goal of this program is to expand research opportunities to area students and to enhance their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by fostering critical thinking skills through laboratory and field-based research experiences, seminars, group discussions and symposia.

There are over 70 scientists on the Ohio State Wooster Campus engaged in various projects which range from applied, field-based research to fundamental investigations in biofuels, molecular and cell biology and engineering. CFAES scientists lead international genome sequencing projects, collaborate with NASA scientists, develop new technologies, and publish their findings in world’s most prestigious journals including Science and Nature. The program opens the doors of the state-of-the-art laboratories at OARDC to young students in the community to explore various scientific careers options.

All selected students will receive stipends and certificates indicating their participation in the ORIP. The students will also build a network of peers and scientists and experience that will set them apart from others for college applications and future career opportunities.

ORIP PROGRAM CONTACT: Alexis Didinger
Phone: (330) 462-6157 | Email: didinger.2@osu.edu