Internships for Students

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Internships for Entomology Majors

The Entomology undergraduate major requires hands-on experience through unpaid student internships, which count as research or independent study credits. 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

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 in research credits, as noted above. However, many labs also hire undergrads as student employee research assistants to work in labs or research fields. Contact the faculty member directly to discuss internship or employment opportunities.


OSU Research Internship Program (ORIP) 

The 2022 OSU Research Internship Program (ORIP) on the Wooster campus is currently accepting student and faculty mentor applications. The program is managed centrally through the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education, and coordinated by Faculty Advisor, Michelle Jones, Professor (HCS). This year’s program will run from May 9 to July 15, 2022.

  • Student Applications Due: February 28, 2022
  • Faculty Mentor Applications Due: February 28, 2022

The summer OSU Wooster Campus Research Internship Program (ORIP), is targeted 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 CFAES Wooster to young students in the community to explore various scientific career 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.

Students are encouraged to browse the departments and faculty labs on the CFAES Wooster Campus and contact the lab directly before applying to the program. There will be space to indicate if you have already spoken to a faculty member on the application, though this is not a requirement to apply for the program. Should a student choose not to connect with a faculty mentor on their own but their application is chosen, they will be matched with an available faculty mentor based on the student’s experience and interests.

Apply for ORIP Now! 

Student Application  

Faculty Application

ORIP Program Contact

Alexis Didinger
208 Research Services, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: (330) 462-6157
Email: didinger.2@osu.edu