Biotechnology Internship Program
Internship Programs and Resources
Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly Pomona

Universities/Research Institutes

City of Hope Summer Student Program
A great summer research opportunity at this national cancer research center in Duarte. Application due in February.

Amgen Scholoars Program
Paid summer research scholarship sponsored by Amgen to work on research projects at 10 designated universities including Cal Tech, UCLA, UCSD, UC-Berkley, etc. UCLA has a deadline in February 1st.

Jet Proposion Lab (JPL)/Caltech summer internship programs
Space research. Various programs are availabe.
Cal Poly JPL SIRI Program Fall or spring semester. You may apply if the updated JPL student project announcements include bio related projects. JPL has a few laboratories working on microbiology and life in space.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)
Funded by National Science Foundation, many Universities are hosting undergraduate internship programs for studies in a variety of disciplines including biological sciences. Please contact individual hosting University for application information and deadlines.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
This program offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical research. The program may support students' costs up to $20,000 each year, but this comes at a price students must "repay" the program by serving as paid employees during summer breaks and after graduation, one year for each year the program provided support. Other NIH summer programs for undergraduates: cancer research.

NSF Quality Education for Minority in Health
Summer 10 week internship in Washington DC for the science and health-focused internship.

ASM Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)
This fellowship, offered by American Society for Microbiology, provides up to $3500 in supporting a 10-12-week summer research opportunity at your home institute or participating research laboratories through out the country. Deadline Feburary 1.

The Program is offered for college students from under-represented groups who are seriously considering research careers in the bio-medical sciences. Students will work in research labs in a variety of diciplines in biomedical sciences. Stipend and dormitory are covered. This program is very competitive. Please check their web site for more info regarding application deadline and qualification.

Harvard Summer Internship in Health Related Programs
There are also internships in public health, biostatistics, etc. Check the link for details.

Government Agencies
A great resource for students looking for experiences in Federal Agencies including FDA, USDA and many others.

California Jobs for students/interns
A list of current internship opportunities for the State Departments.

USDA student opportunities and internship
Many opportunities of paid or unpaid intern or scholarship at USDA to gain experience in federal policy and field work. Location varies.

USDA International Agricultural Internship Program
provides international agricultural trade experience to senior and graduate college and university students that have the background and interest to help our 90 overseas offices promote U.S. agricultural interests abroad. Application deadlines vay.

USDA NRCS Office at Cal Poly
Please contact Dr. Mon Yee at x2191 for opportunities at local USDA office.

Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry

Baxter Co.
Conveniently located throughout Southern California. R&D is located in Duarte (only 15-minute drive from Cal Poly Pomona). Opportunities open throughout the year. Just email your resume to

Merck Internship/Co-Op
Great opportunity for you to expose to big Pharma. An excellent place for summer internship. Merck is located in Pennsylvania.

More Internship Search and links

CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)
A new site created to link you to Biotech Internship opportunities

Collegeboard Scholarship/Internship
A web based search tool for internship opportunities available for undergraduate students.

UCLA CARE Resource
A great place to find out about student internships and fellowships. Hundreds of links to other useful sites

Just/Garcia/Hill Science Web Site
A web resource for minority scientists and undergraduate students. A list of summer research programs for minority students.


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