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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Sciences

Kauffman Fellowship
Though the support of Michael G. Kauffman M.D., Ph.D. '85, the Kauffman Fellowship will award one student $4000 to support a 10-12 week summer research position in a biomedical laboratory pertinent to the student's interest. Amherst College labs are not eligible placements. The research should be in the area of modern biology relevant to medicine, i.e., molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, etc. First-year students, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students with significant science coursework. Apply for the Kauffman Fellowship online through the Career Center's online Quest database site. The application process will open sometime in February. The deadline for submission of applications is usually the end of February or early March. Applicants will be informed of the results by late March. Questions about the fellowship can be directed to Dean Richard Aronson, the Health Professions Advisor, at raaronson69@amherst.edu.
Deadline for 2014: March 1, 2014   Interviews with Dr. Kauffman will take place on March 25, 2014.

Lindbergh Grants Program
The program was founded to further Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Each year grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") are given for projects in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources; education (including humanities/education, the arts and intercultural communication); exploration; health; and waste minimization and management.
Deadline: Mid-July

Hartford Hospital
Pre-medical students are offered an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital. The program takes place from June - August. Eligibility: Pre-med students completing their junior or senior year by the end of May. $2,500 stipend for ten weeks Contact person: Marjorie Bingham, Program Director Department of Medical Education (860)545-2536
Deadline: February

Matina S. Horner, Ph.D. Summer Research Fellowships in Eating Disorders
Ten-week summer research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and/or Massachusetts General Hospital . Open to undergrads and grad students - Deadline: mid-March. For application and more info, call (617) 236-7766.
Deadline: Contact office

American Heart Association Undergraduate Student Research Program
Program offers students to explore careers in heart or stroke research in cardiovascular research laboratories in California, Nevada or Utah for 10 weeks during the summer to work under the supervision of experienced scientists. Projects range from basic molecular research to direct physiological studies. Some opportunities for participation in more clinical investigations also available. This program is open to students of Junior or Senior status enrolled in a college or university at time of application, attend an institution in California, Nevada or Utah or be a resident of one of these states. Must have completed a combined total of at least four semesters of six quaters of biological sciences, physics or chemistry. Must have completed at least one quarter of calculus, statistics, computational methods or computer science. $4000 stipend for 10 weeks of summer research.
Application information and forms available on web. For more information, contact: American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, Research Department, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010-1317, (650) 259-6700, research@heart.org
Deadline: Usually early February

Academia Resource Management Fellowships in Science and Engineering
ARM (formerly Associated Western Universities) awards hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate fellowships and internships to qualified applicants in science, mathematics, engineering, technology and business, offering fellows the chance to obtain hands-on experience in their field at government and private organizations.
See website for more information.
Deadline: Varies

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO)
ECO places approximately 400 interns each year in environmental "internships," though most of these pay quite well and provide good entry-level opportunities for graduating seniors. If you are a college junior, senior or graduate student, OR you have completed your Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. degree within the last three years, you are eligible. Internships last from 3 months to 2 years. Average stipend is $425 per week.
Deadline: Varies, usually 3 weeks after internship is posted on the ECO site

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–Fellowships Internships and Student Programs
Opportunities in research, environmental awareness projects, environmental law, PR and communications, computer programming, etc. (part- and full-time available). Complete instructions and application materials on web site.
Deadline: varies by program

Global Change Education Program–US Dept. of Energy Fellowships/Scholarships
For students interested in research ecology, atmospheric sciences, climatology, computer modeling, earth system processes, etc. Includes SURE (Summer Undergrad. Research Experience), GREF (Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships) and SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Stipends, housing and transportation allowances, financial aid for grad school available
More info on web site.
Deadline: Early February

Student Conservation Association
SCA sponsors several conservation and environmental programs, mainly in national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. Undergraduates and recent alumni are eligible for the program. SCA now offers AmeriCorps education awards of between $1,180 to $4,725 to individuals who successfully complete an SCA Conservation Internship. The award can be applied toward existing college loans or future tuition. Plus, your students get college loan deferment and SCA's generous financial package of travel, housing, a weekly living allowance and insurance.
Deadline: varies by program

 

Services



Quest

Quest
Search and apply for jobs and internships.

Pathways

Pathways
Alumni guiding students.

Alumni Directory

Alumni Directory
Look up Amherst College Alumni.

Liberal Arts Network

Liberal Arts Career Network
Internships and jobs.

Spotlight

Spotlight on Careers
Exploration site by college career services pros.

Career Beam

Career Beam
“Get right to work.”

Going Global

Going Global
International jobs.

Vault

Vault
Career intelligence.

content

Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu