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Careers & Internships

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

The Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program allows students the flexibility to chart a unique academic path within a multidisciplinary framework. After graduation, the skills PNP emphasizes – theoretical agility, scientific literacy, writing, and communication – are useful in a broad range of pursuits. And this sort of flexibility can be essential in navigating a rapidly transforming economy.

PNP majors go on to an incredible variety of next steps in business, research, law, medical school, nursing, teaching, and nonprofit work.  Recent years have seen students with internships at Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian, and the St. Louis Zoo.  And students have found jobs with Citigroup, Enterprise Holdings, and Teach for America.  Others have pursued graduate or professional degrees at Brown University, Columbia University, and New York University.  The interdisciplinary character of the major attracts a varied population of students, prepares them with wide-ranging skills, and enables them to pursue a diverse set of outcomes.

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The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

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Internships

Following are examples of recently received internship opportunities. New internship opportunities will be posted as they become available. Visit the Career Center for additional information and up-to-date listings.

Please be aware that many programs have deadlines ending in February or early March. If you intend to apply to these programs, you are advised to do so early.

  • NYU Center for Neural Science Summer Research Program
  • The SURF program at UT Southwestern is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for careers in biological research. Fellows spend ten weeks ( beginning June through August ), pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty members. 
  • Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurology, & Cognitive Neuroscience internship at the University of Iowa. Students actively participate in the design and execution of a research project in cognitive neuroscience. Students gain an understanding of the principal neuropsychological manifestations of neurological diseases, including agnosia, amnesia, aphasia, disorders of personality and social conduct, and dementia. For more information contact Dr. Daniel Tranel.
  • The Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMed RAP) is a 10-week summer research program for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college and university students who are interested in careers in biomedical research. The program is sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis. For more information visit http://biomedrap.wustl.edu/
  • Cold Spring Harbor Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places in the world where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. 
  • NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research with locations in Bethesda, MD and other sites around the country. More information at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
  • The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at UNC-Chapel Hill provides talented undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out an independent research project under the guidance of UNC faculty mentors. For more information visit http://www.med.unc.edu/pmbb/reu/index.htm
  • Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct independent research under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. 
  • Undergraduate Research Internships in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland College Park campus. 
  • Donald Danforth Plant and Science Center has various research internship openings to assist with all aspects of modern scientific research. This paid opportunity is located in St. Louis, MO. For more information, visit http://www.danforthcenter.org/internship/
  • St. Louis Science Center has a variety of unpaid internships from researching and coordinating educational events to assisting with collections to video production. For more information visit 
  • Student Conservation Association helps connect students to paid internship opportunities across a variety of disciplines at U.S. Parks across the nation. For more information, visit http://www.thesca.org/conservation-internships/apply

Recent Graduate School Placements

In the last three years, some of our undergraduates have gone on to:

Boston University | Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University | Chicago Medical School

Columbia University | New York University

Northwestern University | Pennsylvania State University

Rutgers University | Saint Louis University

Post-Graduate Employers

Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Bain & Company, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Epic
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Northwestern University
  • ScribeAmerica
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Teach for America
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Yale University