Internships and Research

Saint Michael's biology students make networking connections through internships and research work that can lead directly to employment and other post-graduate opportunities.

Internship sites include:

  • Vermont State Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Shelburne Farms (environmental education)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Vermont Department of Health

Students may also informally shadow professionals in careers such as human and veterinary medicine or dentistry.

Research opportunities exist in the following areas:

  • aquatic biology
  • animal behavior
  • ecology
  • genetics
  • molecular biology
  • evolution
  • developmental biology
  • biology education

Student research presentations at conferences include:

  • Lake Champlain Research Consortium
  • Vermont Genetics Network
  • Posters on the Hill (Washington, DC)
  • International Maize Conference (Mexico City)
  • The North American Benthological Society (New Orleans)

Research Highlight: Vermont Streams Project

Several Saint Michael's biology students have worked with Professor Declan McCabe on the Vermont Streams Project, a National Science Foundation funded, state-wide water quality study.

Professor McCabe's research team determined how macroinvertebrates can be used as indicators of water quality in local streams.

This research has the potential to affect the management of our state's waterways and their respective watersheds.

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