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Independent Research/Internships

Students may participate in either independent research or an internship to enhance their academic experience and build their resume at Hofstra.

For independent research, we have the following courses: BIO 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, and 95. BIO 93-95 are designated Honors Level courses that can be used to fulfill Honors College credits. Students normally take 2 semesters of research (maximum total of 6 semester hours.), thus register for 2 courses (ie. BIO 90 and 91; or BIO 93 and 94).
The department also has two internship courses (BIO 185, 186). Once again students are allowed to receive up to 6 semester hours credit for internships. If a student wishes to do an internship, faculty will help to identify internship opportunities. Alternatively, if the student has identified a potential internship opportunity, they can present it to their faculty adviser, the Chair of Biology Peter Daniel (Email or 516-463-6718), or the Director of the Urban Ecology program Lisa Filippi (Email or 516-463-5831). Of prime importance to the department is whether the internship will develop valuable skills and experiences that will contribute to the student’s long-term goals.

Examples of internships students have recently held include:

  • Atlantis Aquarium
  • Bronx Zoo
  • CHSL Fish Hatchery
  • Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • Museum of Natural History
  • New York Aquarium
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways
  • Volunteers for Wildlife

Other resources for finding internships include The Hofstra Center for Career Design and Development. Call 516-463-6060 for more information or email The Center for Career Design and Development's HCLAS liaison Sabeen Sheikh.