Research & Internship Programs

The BSP hosts paid undergraduate research and pre-health internship programs for BSP students to gain professional training opportunities.

Top candidates will demonstrate why this hands-on experience is vital to their overall professional development, will convey passion for their research or internship topic, and will possess a willingness to share their experience with the BSP community and others. Students whose participation would significantly benefit from financial support are prioritized.

Learn more here:

Selected undergraduate researchers will:

  • Engage in a paid research experience.

  • Receive mentoring by the BSP Research Coordinator and UC faculty or other researchers where applicable.

  • Attend a series of co-curricular research and professional development workshops and seminars.

  • Expand one’s personal and professional community network among peers.


If the FAQs above do not answer your questions, please contact Dr. Emily King, BSP Research & Internships Coordinator at or sign up for an appointment in bCalendar.

Meraz standing in front of her research poster talking to a man with a clipboard.

BSP scholar Andrea Meraz (Class of 2019, Integrative Biology) presents her research, "Selection for Estrogen Sensitivity in Feral Xenopus laevis," at the 2019 SACNAS conference in Honolulu, HI. Meraz worked on her project in the laboratory of Integrative Biology Professor tyrone hayes. 

Group photo of 11 BSP scholars with BSP staff member Emily King on the stairs of VLSB.

Emily King, BSP Research Coordinator (middle row, far left) and the 2018–19 Research Fellow Program (RFP) cohort.