There are several sources of funding within JMU that can support students doing research during the summer. See the 2012 recipients.
Find a current research opportunity
The research opportunities page is updated with upcoming summer internships, research experiences, conference opportunities and courses whenever they are announced. Check back often and use the Keywords on the left to find programs of interest to you.
NSF programs in Biology at JMU:
Many colleges and universities offer NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergrduates (REU) programs. To find them go to the NSF page "Search for an REU Site".
Consider attending a Biological Station summer session where you can take field classes and/or do field research. They can lead to an amazing, memorable experience. The Organization of Biological Field Stations maintains links to hundreds of stations.
Browse the extensive list of paid Co-op/Internship and Research opportunities in biology and biotechnology maintained by Tom Frederick in the Biology Department at Rochester Institute of Technology, Read the pages completely and plan to spend some time at this set of pages - well worth it if you are interested in a summer opportunity away from JMU.
Columbia University maintains a large list of summer internships in Biology.
Use Google to search for "Biology Internships"