Internships

We have compiled a list of biotech-related internships (past and present) in the table below. Use the menu to filter internships by education level (Community College, High School, or Faculty). Click the column names to sort by date, organization, or state.

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Application Due: 
varies with individual internship

Amgen offers internship opportunities in most company functions, including Research and Development, Marketing, Information Systems, Manufacturing and other challenging areas. Our internship and co-op program spans our locations in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Many internships are in the summer but others are offered throughout the year.

Location(s): California and Washington

Amgen seeks an intern for a 10-12 week, full-time internship program in bioanalytics. The intern will engage in analytics techniques including mass spectrometry and immunodepletion with antibodies. The overall goal is to complete an assessment of drug tolerance for antibody assays, aiming for a poster presentation and summation of findings for a potential manuscript.

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Location(s): Thousand Oaks, CA

Amgen Regional Medical Liaisons seeks a summer intern for a 10-12 week program. This internship will provide opportunities to network within the biotech industry while participating in numerous hands-on projects with compensation. Internship responsibilities range from managing an internal journal club to curating content for newsletters and various organizational publications.

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Location(s): Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Application Due: 
varies by position

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others.   When available, internships are posted on their general job board. Details vary by position.

Location(s): Washington
Application Due: 
TBD

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes a broad range of innovative tools and services to the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. Bio-Rad has a global team of more than 7,750 employees to advance scientific research and development efforts and support the introduction of new technology used in the growing fields of genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, food safety, medical diagnostics, and more. 

Location(s): Throughout the United States

The Biogen Community Lab is seeking a summer intern. The intern will execute fundamental protocols related to lab prep and cleaning, conduct lab tests, and provide supporting roles in teaching. 

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Location(s): Cambridge, MA, USA

North America Commercial Logistics, an affiliate of Biogen, is seeking a summer intern to work within the Global Supply Chain. The intern will review, assess, and propose improvements on established business practices.

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Location(s): Cambridge, MA, USA

Biogen seeks an intern to provide assistance to internal engineers in projects related to facility maintenance operations, logistics, and prospects for facility growth and scaling. The intern will be involved in documentation and planning of large and small scale projects in the company. 

Location(s): Research Triangle Park, NC
Application Due: 
varies by position
Location(s): Washington, D.C.

Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company, seeks a Summer 2016 intern for Research Beyond Borders. This internship pertains to business and legal procedures for biotechnology partners. Interns will be considered employees, and will actively contribute to operations in development and distribution of company products. Both scientific and business concepts will be emphasized. 

Internship details

Location(s): Ridgefield, CT
Application Due: 
varies by position

Burkert is one of the world’s leading companies for measurement, control and regulation technology. Over 2100 employees in 34 countries are constantly engineering systems and solutions in response to the dynamic and exciting challenges presented by water, steam, gases and other media.  

Location(s): North Carolina and California
Application Due: 
Varies by position

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) increases national health security. As a national health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Internship opportunities: 

Location(s): Varies by position
Application Due: 
TBA

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) increases national health security. As a national health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Location(s): Georgia

Cepheid seeks an intern to work in the field of molecular diagnostics. The Supply Chain intern will assist the Global Supply chain team to improve business practices and evaluation of practices. 

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Location(s): Sunnyvale, CA
Application Due: 
varies by position

As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Students can search for internships in a variety of fields for free.

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Location(s): Throughout the United States
Application Due: 
TBA

Within CHORI’s eight research centers, CHORI investigators probe all aspects of health and wellness, including asthma, birth defects, cancer, cardiac disease prevention, childhood obesity and diabetes, iron metabolism, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell anemia, and mechanisms of immunity and bacterial proliferation. The Summer Research Program's objective is to provide summer research opportunities for under-represented high school students. High school juniors or seniors (i.e. junior or senior status in June 2014), with at least one year in math and biology are eligible to apply. 

Location(s): California
Application Due: 
TBA

The ACE Summer Institute is a pre-collegiate course for course credit that is designed to prepare students for college-level learning at Clark College. Those interested in a science track in college can complete a course in pre-calculus for college credit. ACE is an acronym for Academic Clark Excellence. The Institute's aim is in building a mentor network around leadership and academic relations, developing personal and social relationships with peers and understanding the community climate of Clark.

Location(s): MA
Application Due: 
varies by position

Covance offers a variety for summer internships at various sites in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Florida, New Jersey.

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Location(s): Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Florida, New Jersey

Internship description from website:

Location(s): Indiana
Application Due: 
currently accepting applications

Downstream Global Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) group seeks a full-time intern to support qualification of a new antibody purification and production facility. Interns are to gain experience of antibody purification techniques, technologies and qualification requirements.

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Location(s): San Francisco, CA

About Du Pont: 

"DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation."

Internship description from website:

Location(s): Iowa
Application Due: 
varies with individual site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Americans and ensuring that we have clean air, pure water and better-protected land.  EPA internships and fellowships provide a great introduction to EPA's work, giving you a sense of whether EPA might be the right place for you. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available at the EPA's Washington D.C. headquarters, in their ten regional offices, and at their labs and research centers throughout the nation. Many paid and unpaid college student internships are available.

Location(s): Throughout the United States
Application Due: 
01-09-2015

Community College Internships (CCI)

Location(s): Illinois
Application Due: 
TBA

From the Foothill College website: The High School STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College is a program for high school students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2015, and the Middle School STEM Summer Camp sessions are for students who will be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the Fall of 2015. We are looking for students who want to strengthen and expand their scientific knowledge and have fun!!! A variety of science and engineering concepts will be introduced through hands-on experiments.

Location(s): California

Genentech seeks an intern to assist with implementation of new applications critical to scientific workflows in an industrial setting. Interns will be involved in documentation of applications systems for structural biology and electron microscopy, as well as help with back-end and interface programming. 

Location(s): San Francisco, CA

Through Genzyme's student programs, highly qualified college and graduate students participate in paid, temporary assignments primarily in Genzyme's Massachusetts and other U.S. locations. Both co-op ("cooperative education") assignments and internships provide exposure to a fast-paced and collaborative environment, allowing students to work closely with Genzyme professionals. With opportunities throughout the company, students can experience many aspects of our business.

Location(s): Massachusetts, Pensylvania, New Jersey

Gilead Sciences seeks an intern to support the HIV marketing team, which is responsible for marketing products and services in Gilead's HIV portfolio. The intern will work on a project to optimize marketing operations.

Location(s): Foster City, CA
Application Due: 
Varies by position

Healthcare Jobs Start Here is a website with career tips and links to California volunteer and internship opportunities, job listings, and more. 

Find an extensive list of volunteer and internship opportunities related to health care and outreach at the website

 

Location(s): CA

Internship description from website:

"We are looking for an intern to work with us on developing and executing a study of 100-200 patients. You will be working directly with our founders and advisors (including senior a pharmaco-kineticist). We are based in Los Angeles, but you are welcome to work remotely."

About Healy: 

"We are a health tech/biotech startup developing a cutting edge natural solution to PMS."

Location(s): California
Application Due: 
varies by position
Location(s): Maryland and California

Janssen Biotechnology, part of Johnson & Johnson's global group of pharmaceutical companies, seeks a full-time Rheumatology Medical Affairs intern. The intern will assist with a phase 4 clinical study under the guidance of staff, while contributing to the collection and analysis of medical data.

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Location(s): Horsham, PA, USA
Application Due: 
varies by position

Jubilant HollisterStier Contract Manufacturing & Services is an integrated contract manufacturer, able to manufacture sterile injectable, solid and semi solid dosage forms.  Their facilities across North America and India provide specialized manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

Location(s): Throughout the United States
Application Due: 
varies by position

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.  Internship opportunities vary by region and partnering organization.

To search for open positions, visit for LLS Careers Page.

Location(s): Throughout the United States

About LI-COR: 

"At LI-COR Biosciences our mission is to help scientists find better answers to their questions. We believe that data of exceptional quality provides answers with exceptional clarity. In turn, the results help improve the world where we live and the quality of individual’s lives. More than 30,000 customers in more than 100 countries are using LI-COR research solutions on a daily basis. Their research includes cutting edge discovery in the areas of global climate change, drug discovery, environmental and life sciences."

Internship description from website:

Location(s): Iowa
Application Due: 
varies by position

Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Location(s): Throughout the United States

Lonza, a pharmaceuticals and biotech materials supplier, seeks an intern to work with their internal validation team to assist with experiments related to biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The position will involve data analysis and validation of equipment implementation and pertinent laboratory processes. 

Location(s): Portsmouth, NH
Application Due: 
Varies

LUMCON's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation's REU Site Program, offers paid research training experiences in coastal and marine science. Labs typically take on promising undergraduate students for these projects, but may be amenable to taking on community college students (prior completion of Bachelor's degree program preferred). 

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Location(s): Louisiana

Luz Inc., a software company with clients in life sciences, seeks an intern to assist with quality assurance of scientific software. The intern's roles will focus on troubleshooting, applying bug fixes, reporting findings to the Development team, and applying creative and analytic problem-solving skills. 

Location(s): San Francisco, CA
Application Due: 
TBD

Several enrichment programs are offered to help historically underrepresented local high school, resident and non-resident college level students jump-start their exposure and develop a broad perspective about the array of careers available within biomedical research, medicine and allied health. 

Internship opportunities

Location(s): Wisconsin

Medtronic, a medical equipment and therapeutics developer, seeks a Summer OPS intern for 2016. The intern will be engaged with a range of research support functions which will include any of an array of protocols for fabrication and development of research techologies. This will be a supporting role entailing planning, execution, and analysis using established protocols.

Internship details

Application Due: 
varies by position

Merck & Co, Inc, is an American pharmaceutical company and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.  They develop new therapies and vaccines to treat and prevent a wide variety of diseases.  Opportunities vary and are posted on their jobs board. Applications are accepted from the fall through the spring.

For more information, visit: http://www.merck.com/careers/life-at-merck/students-and-graduates.html

Location(s): Throughout the United States
Application Due: 
TBA

From the website: MITES is a six-week science and engineering program at MIT for rising high school seniors from across the country.

Students selected for MITES generally have the following qualities:

Location(s): MA
Application Due: 
TBD

Monell is the world’s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to basic research on taste and smell. Their program is an intensive paid internship that offers high school and undergraduate students in the Philadelphia area an extraordinary opportunity to learn about science and directly participate in basic research."

Internships are open to local students (Camden NJ and Philadelphia area), and the applications will be due January 2016. All other pertinent information. The updated 2016 application will be made available in September 2015.

Location(s): Pennsylvania

Description from looksharp.com:

Location(s): Missouri

Monsanto is seeking to fill a summer intern position on the Biochemistry and Biophysics team in Protein Sciences. This position will be for the summer of 2016. Our team supports the Biotech product development pipeline and product stewardship by providing biophysical and functional characterization of proteins, development of new protein functional assays, biochemical characterization of insects and insect resistance mechanisms, and mode of action studies of insecticidal and other lead pipeline proteins.

Location(s): Missouri
Application Due: 
varies by position

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) – a US affiliate of Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis AG – is committed to the research and development and marketing of patent-protected medicines and treatments for helping patients and improving patient care. Novartis also seeks to build their talent pipeline with the best and brightest graduate and undergraduate students.

Location(s): Throughout the United States

Oceanside Manufacturing, a drug producer for the Roche network, is seeking interns to partake in several projects. These range in topic from performance data collection and analysis, to resin lifecycle tracking method development, to development of an organization system for active protocols, to mapping and analysis of operations at various operations centers.

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Location(s): Oceanside, CA, USA
Application Due: 
varies by position

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter of a million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available.
Various internships and programs are available at or through OHSU.

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Location(s): Oregon
Application Due: 
varies by position
Location(s): Throughout the World

Patheon, a laboratory support company servicing sciences in biochemical and engineering disciplines, seeks an intern to support basic and fundamental lab operations. Duties will include lab maintenance and cleaning, waste disposal, instrument verifications and cleanings, inventory maintenance, media preparations, etc. Interns will work in multiple lab settings, including current and non-current GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) labs. 

Location(s): Bend, OR
Application Due: 
varies with site

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Search from over 1500 positions for high school students, undergraduate college students, and faculty located around the country.

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Location(s): Throughout the United States

Plexxikon will host a Summer 2016 Medicinal Chemistry intern. This is a paid internship entailing roughly 40hr/week for 10-12 weeks. The intern will be responsible for conducting synthesis of drug candidates, adhering to standard operating procedures, and contribute to discovery of a drug pertaining to oncology, inflammation, and/or metabolic disease while learning about industry protocols.

Internship details

Location(s): Berkeley, CA
Application Due: 
varies by position
Location(s): Throughout the World

Internship description from website:

Location(s): California

Regeneron, a biopharmaceutical company, seeks an intern to be trained in sample preparation for liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Activities will involve use of cutting edge lab technologies, as well as data analysis and presentation of findings. 

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Location(s): Tarrytown, NY

Regeneron is seeking interns to fill four positions in their Protein Expression Sciences Dept:

1. Evaluate antibody expression in cell line experiments that will contribute to therapeutic applications. 

2. Experiment with antibody expression in CHO stable cell lines, towards improvement of Ab expression for industrial production and therapeutic use. 

3. Identify novel antigens using a screening library of heavy and light Ab chains from mammalian cell lines. Apply fundamental analytic and lab skills including flow cytometry and bacterial transformations. 

Location(s): Tarrytown, NY
Application Due: 
Usually Jan-May

There are all kinds of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) listed on the NSF website. These internship opportunities are at many different institutions throughout the USA.

"NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. "

Location(s): Throughout the United States

Sandia National Labs, an interdisciplinary science and engineering lab working for national security, seeks an intern to assist with development of point of care and biosurveillence techniques. These techniques may relate to any of a variety of technologies, including microfluidics, device development, and chip fabrication. The intern will apply basic knowledge in chemistry, physics, and/or engineering to perform research and present to the development team. 

Location(s): Livermore, CA

Sandia seeks an intern to work with a small team to develop the next generation of pulsed power technologies. The intern's project(s) will be based on individual skillsets and company research endeavors. 

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Location(s): Albuquerque, NM

Sandia seeks an intern to perform entry and mid-level work related to development of science and engineering projects. Potential projects may be related to any of the following: fluid dynamics; heat and energy transport; structural dynamics; solid mechanics; mechanics of materials; and electromagnetic science/engineering. 

Location(s): Livermore, CA

Suneris Inc., a medical devices company, is seeking a Manufacturing intern to engage with their work developing technologies for wound healing in the animal health industry. Interns will be compensated at $12.50/hr for 40hr/week in a 10 week program beginning June 6th, 2016.

Suneris is seeking several summer interns, and applicants are to indicate their top 2 choices from a list of the following internships: 1. Research and Development; 2. Manufacturing; 3. Quality Assurance; 4. Quality Control; 5. Regulatory Affairs; 6. Market Research.

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York, USA

Suneris Inc., a medical devices company, is seeking a Market Research intern to engage with their work developing technologies for wound healing in the animal health industry. Interns will be compensated at $12.50/hr for 40hr/week in a 10 week program beginning June 6th, 2016.

Suneris is seeking several summer interns, and applicants are to indicate their top 2 choices from a list of the following internships: 1. Research and Development; 2. Manufacturing; 3. Quality Assurance; 4. Quality Control; 5. Regulatory Affairs; 6. Market Research.

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York, USA

Suneris Inc., a medical devices company, is seeking a Quality Assurance intern to engage with their work developing technologies for wound healing in the animal health industry. Interns will be compensated at $12.50/hr for 40hr/week in a 10 week program beginning June 6th, 2016.

Suneris is seeking several summer interns, and applicants are to indicate their top 2 choices from a list of the following internships: 1. Research and Development; 2. Manufacturing; 3. Quality Assurance; 4. Quality Control; 5. Regulatory Affairs; 6. Market Research.

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York, USA

Suneris Inc., a medical devices company, is seeking a Quality Control intern to engage with their work developing technologies for wound healing in the animal health industry. Interns will be compensated at $12.50/hr for 40hr/week in a 10 week program beginning June 6th, 2016.

Suneris is seeking several summer interns, and applicants are to indicate their top 2 choices from a list of the following internships: 1. Research and Development; 2. Manufacturing; 3. Quality Assurance; 4. Quality Control; 5. Regulatory Affairs; 6. Market Research.

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York, USA

Suneris Inc., a medical devices company, is seeking a Regulatory Affairs intern to engage with their work developing technologies for wound healing in the animal health industry. Interns will be compensated at $12.50/hr for 40hr/week in a 10 week program beginning June 6th, 2016.

Suneris is seeking several summer interns, and applicants are to indicate their top 2 choices from a list of the following internships: 1. Research and Development; 2. Manufacturing; 3. Quality Assurance; 4. Quality Control; 5. Regulatory Affairs; 6. Market Research.

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York, USA

Suneris Inc., a medical devices company, is seeking a Research and Development intern to engage with their work developing technologies for wound healing in the animal health industry. Interns will be compensated at $12.50/hr for 40hr/week in a 10 week program beginning June 6th, 2016.

Suneris is seeking several summer interns, and applicants are to indicate their top 2 choices from a list of the following internships: 1. Research and Development; 2. Manufacturing; 3. Quality Assurance; 4. Quality Control; 5. Regulatory Affairs; 6. Market Research.

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York, USA

About Suneris: 

"Suneris, Inc is a medical device company based out of Brooklyn, NY that focuses on bringing new technologies to the animal health industry that aim to solve problems associated with wound healing. We have created a hemostatic device that can instantly stop trauamtic bleeding. "

Five internship types available: 1. Research and Development; 2. Regulatory Affairs; 3. Quality Control; 4. Quality Assurance; 5. Marketing. General internship description from website:

Location(s): New York

Takeda seeks a full-time Summer quality control intern. Responsibilities relate to quality control documentation, organization, and electronic documentation systems, which ensure compliance with scientific procedures related to pharmaceutical development.

Internship details

Location(s): Cambridge, MA
Application Due: 
TBA

From internship website: Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. TASP centers on an academic seminar that meets every weekday morning for three hours.  Participants can expect to spend several hours on assigned readings or other preparation for each class, and will complete a number of writing assignments over the six-week seminar.

Location(s): Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Climate Corporation seeks an intern to assist with operations of the Experimental Design and Observational Studies Team. Team operations involve leveraging high dimensional weather data, imaging, and observational data streaming to develop frameworks for studying weather patterns and informing agricultural practice. 

Location(s): San Francisco, CA
Application Due: 
various dates

Internship description from website:

"The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army."

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Location(s): MS, AK, NC, LA, NH, VA
Application Due: 
varies by position

USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information. This site serves as a search engine for jobs with the U.S. Government. 

Find available internship positions at the USEJOBS website.

 

Location(s): Throughout the United States
Application Due: 
varies by position
Location(s): California

Vertex is seeking a summer intern in Cell Culture. The internship will entail supporting activities and troubleshooting for large-scale cell culture. The intern will work 20hr/week during school and 40hr/week during the summer. 

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Location(s): San Diego, CA, USA
Application Due: 
varies by position

The Vertex Internship Program offers you the opportunity to be part of a unique, fast-paced, and innovative pharmaceutical company – one that is focused on creating new possibilities in medicine, so people with serious diseases can lead better lives.

Get application materials.

Note: 2015 applications are not yet available.

Location(s): Massachusetts and California

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking a summer intern in Computational Biology/Chemistry. The internship will entail coding/scripting, and data analysis and presentation for multidisciplinary research audiences.

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Location(s): San Diego, CA, USA

Vertex Pharmaceuticals seeks a Molecular Pharmacology intern for Summer 2016. The intern will support efforts to develop cell line inventory systems and develop a training system for scientists and staff to use databases for inventory assessment. 

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Location(s): Boston, MA, USA

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is hosting a student summer internship. The intern will participate in projects with the Gene Expression Group that will relate to drug discovery. The intern will engage with industry protocols in a specific project, including protein expression and purification procedures, genome editing techniques, and recombinant protein expression.  

Internship details

Location(s): Boston, MA, USA
Application Due: 
varies by position
Location(s): Throughout the United States