"My experience with Eli Lily Company was the best job experience I've ever had. The most rewarding aspect of this job was getting hands-on experience working with chemicals and animals and doing scientific writing. I also found better ways to communicate with other associates." - Dawn Lea Walker, Class of 1998
We encourage Science, Technology, & Mathematics majors to participate in internships, where the student works for a short time for a company or agency, usually during the summer. Internship experiences give students a taste of working in a profession, which helps the student decide whether that's the best career choice. Sometimes, internship experiences can help students discover interests that they had not previously considered. Research into the benefits of internship experiences show that they develop important critical thinking, social and professional skills. Professional contacts that students form during internships can lead to recommendations, referrals, and job offers.
Students can find internship opportunities through the Career Center, through the connections of our department faculty, or on their own.
"I had an internship in 1999, working with the Department of the Interior at Fort Meade in Maryland collecting data during the annual deer hunting season. Last summer I was looking for a little more excitement and I was going to work with animals that didn't run away from me, but instead, ran after me! I got an internship with the Rockfeller Wildlife Refuge, working with the American alligators. I worked with biologists, collecting data on adult alligators that roam freely on the 86,000 acre refuge. We tracked alligators by helicopter and airboat to take blood and temperature samples. I have a keen interest in field research. I have three job offers and hope to work with a black bear population after I graduate from Gallaudet in Dec. 2001 "- James Hartobey, Class of 2001
Recently, Gallaudet science majors have interned at: