Welcome to Health Care & Life Sciences career community. With demographics in its favor, this is one of the hottest industries for growth over the next several years.

Lawrence University offers multiple paths and a highly personalized approach to pursuing post-graduation careers in health care and the life sciences. Members of this community have a wide range of career interests that include caring for those who are ill, addressing safety and health concerns for the general public, and conducting scientific research to make the world a better place. 

  • Biotech & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research
  • Scientific and Technical Consulting
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Veterinary

Helping people through their health and wellness requires foundational knowledge of the life sciences. The liberal arts can prepare students for a variety of fields regardless of their major - including healthcare professions. Below is a list of academic pages whose curriculum can help your intellectual development as you prepare for life after Lawrence.

M = Major, m = Minor, P = Pre-professional Program, IA = Interdisciplinary area, CD = Cooperative Degree Program

For more information on symbols indicating types of study, visit Lawrence's Academics page


Previous Internships Sites

Links open in Lawrence Link; login is required.

Learn more about Internships.

Student Organizations.

Learn, experience, and give back.

  • GlobeMed
  • NeuroLawrence
  • Lawrence University Pre-Med Chapter AMSA
  • Lawrence Women in Science: A Scientista Chapter
  • Cognitive Science Lawrence (CogSciLU)
  • LU Alliance for Psychological Health (LUAPH)
  • Lawrence University Sexual Health
  • Wellness Committee
See Lawrence's Directory of Student Organizations.

Events and Experiences

December Medical Shadowing Program
Observe and work with medical professionals while gaining critical knowledge and experience!  Intensive Shadowing Experience during December term.
Timeframe: December Break

CNA Certification
Get certified as a nursing assistant.  Lawrence has partnered with Fox Valley Technical College to offer an accelerated 3-week Nursing Assistant program twice a year. (Contact Kia Thao for details.)
Timeframe: December and June

Off-campus Programs
Off-campus study provides a valuable opportunity to hone and extend the intellectual skills and capacity for civic and academic engagement associated with a Lawrence liberal arts education.
Pre-health Study Abroad
Off-campus Programs Application System
LU Research Fellows

As a Lawrence University Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to participate in student-faculty collaborative research, whether it’s with our professors here on campus or with one of our collaborating off-campus programs around the world.
Deadline: Mid-February

Harrison Symposium

Special opportunity that recognizes the outstanding work done by Lawrence undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences.
Timeframe: Spring Term

List, find and record volunteer opportunities on Lawrence GivePulse.
Timeframe: Year round

medical equipment


Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact The Office of Career, Life, and Community Engagement or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.


Kasel Trust
For more information, please contact Kia Thao, pre-professional advising and fellowships, in the CLC.

The Sara A. Quandt and Thomas A. Arcury Endowment for Experiential Learning and Research in Public Health
Established in 2011 by Dr. Sara Quandt ’73 and her husband Dr. Thomas Arcury, this endowed fund reflects the couple’s appreciation for a liberal arts education and their strong interest in supporting student research and educational experiences in public health. Sara received her B.A. summa cum laude in 1973, with a major in anthropology. After Lawrence, Sara went on to complete her doctoral degree in anthropology at Michigan State University. Following faculty appointments in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Kentucky, she joined the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1994, where she is Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention. The fund will support a wide range of research and academic opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to the field of public health. Funds can be used for travel expenses, stipends for work or summer research, independent study or Senior Experience projects, books, supplies, or any other aspects that would broaden and provide in-depth understanding of public health.