Chemical & Biological Engineering

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry. 

  • Biomedical Engineer.com: Search opportunities by keyword and employer. 
  • BioMedical Engineering Online: Offers industry publications.
  • Career Cornerstone Center: Comprehensive lists of employers by scientific discipline, which can be a good starting point in a job search.  In addition, there are career profiles of engineers currently in the field.
  • Engineering Central: Lists engineering jobs, with a special page just for entry-level postings and job banks for each category of engineering.
  • Engineer Info: Search millions of jobs from thousands of websites including Monster, Careerbuilder, Hotjobs and Dice.
  • EngineeringJobs.com: Offers job databases, resume postings and professional societies. 
  • Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology: Ten-week research programs in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics and Biomedical Optics.
  • NIH: Summer internships in Biomedical Research.
  • NSF's REU Program: The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students at various universities through its REU program.
  • WISE: The Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program sends outstanding engineering students to spend ten weeks in D.C. to learn how government officials make decisions on technological issues.  

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AlChE): Provides members with technical resources as well as tools to manage their careers and lives. Job and internship database, resume bank and salary information. You must be a member to post your resume or apply for jobs online but can search and view jobs for free. Student membership is available.
  • American Inst. for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE): Founded in 1991 to establish a clear and comprehensive identity for the field of medical and biological engineering - which is the bridge between the principles of engineering science and practice, and the problems and issues of biological and medical science and practice.
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES): Serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering, with industry news and career center.
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation: A nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences and technologies.
  • Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE): Industry news and career resources among others and also coordinates student chapters.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): An independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
  • NAMEPA: A national network of educators and representatives from industry, government and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians earning degrees in engineering. NAMEPA offers scholarships, conferences and resources.
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): One of the largest student-run organizations in the country. The website offers job database and resume-posting service. You must be a member to search jobs and post resume.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE): SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent providing professional development opportunities. The website offers scholarships to current students.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE): Society of Women Engineers empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering. The site includes resume posting service and job listings for members, as well as scholarship opportunities.