Students at Lehigh University have the opportunity to participate in the Iacocca International Internship Program which offers a 10-week internship at BIOS. Participants work on an individual research project under the mentorship of a BIOS scientist.
The internship is co-funded by the Iacocca International Internship Program and BIOS, and provides all accommodation and meals at BIOS, a contribution to research costs, and travel costs.
How to Apply
Prior to submitting an application, prospective interns are urged to contact BIOS mentors directly to discuss projects. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are asked to select up to three of the available projects in order of preference.
Applications are made directly through the Lehigh University Office of International Affairs. Full details of this internship, application procedure, and selection criteria can be found here.
This internship is open to Lehigh University students only but its existence does not exclude Lehigh students from consideration for other BIOS internship programs or courses.
Former Lehigh Iacocca International Interns
Aleksander Gulkewicz, majoring in environmental engineering, spent 9 weeks at BIOS in 2019. Following his internship Aleksander said, “My internship at BIOS taught me valuable data analysis skills and increased my general ocean knowledge exponentially. I will be able to apply this knowledge in my final year of my undergrad and even beyond. I would recommend a BIOS internship without hesitation to anyone remotely interested in ocean sciences.”
Anna Nicosia, majoring in molecular biology, also spent 9 weeks at BIOS in 2019. After her time at BIOS Anna said, “I will be walking away from this internship as a self-assured researcher who, with great guidance from my mentor, truly began to pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses, actively collaborate within a diverse research team and more deeply understand the scientific process.”