Keep in mind that these positions can book up very quickly be incredibly competitive. The best way to maximize your chances of getting a spot is to always have an updated resume ready to give to professionals that you may meet and to always START EARLY! Some internships and volunteer opportunities may fill up as soon as October or November for the following summer. Even if you feel that August, September, or October seems too early to reach out to researchers or the coordinators of internships and volunteer projects, it is important that they know your name and have your information. The worst they could say is "contact me again at 'X' time." Better too early than too late! If you need help getting started, talk to one of the executive board members! And remember, the links listed below are not the only opportunities available in the area. Ask any veterinarians and shelters, a lot of them are willing to take in undergraduate interns.