If you are willing to do an internship to propel yourself into the field, these are a few examples of places that have many such opportunities
American Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is a non-profit organization representing 50,000 individuals and the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. In addition, AIMBE represents academic institutions, private industry, and professional engineering societies. AIMBE was founded in 1991 and its current vision is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society. AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. It is an organization of leaders in medical and biological engineering, consisting of academic, industrial, professional society councils and elected fellows.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.
UPMC-Center for Biosecurity
The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of UPMC. Our mission is to strengthen national security by reducing the risks posed by biological attacks, epidemics, and other destabilizing events, and to improve the nation’s resilience in the face of such events. To improve government policy and practice, our staff of experts in medicine, public health, national security, law, government, anthropology, and the biological sciences conducts innovative research and delivers reliable analyses that: assess the threats and challenges posed by biological weapon attacks, large-scale epidemics, and other large disasters; identify key barriers and solutions to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery across the public and private sectors; advance the development of new technologies, medicines, and vaccines to deal with these challenges; andimprove global public health and security.
The National Academies
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Known collectively as the National Academies, our organization produces groundbreaking reports that have helped shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.
American Institute of Biological Sciences
AIBS builds community in support of researchers, educators, and scientists who understand the importance of sharing biological discovery and knowledge. In creating EDUCATION RESOURCES, monitoring PUBLIC POLICY, providing PEER REVIEW of scientific applications, programs, and scientific literature, PUBLISHING timely biological sciences information, and implementing dynamic PUBLIC OUTREACH PROGRAMS, we are ensuring the future of the biological sciences.