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Intern - START HBCU Bioscience, R&D Grad Summer

🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship



  • Sandia National Laboratories’ Bioscience Center in California seeks to hire interns to work on research projects at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering. As a Bioscience Intern, you will join a multidisciplinary team and support exciting research projects using a wide range of molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and analytical skills to address important challenges in health, biodefense and bioenergy. You will be guided by a technical mentor and work closely with a team of researchers and interns on issues of national significance.


  • Earned bachelor's degree
  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Laboratory and/or computational research experience
  • Experience in communicating scientific results through writing and presenting posters and/or presentations
  • Completion of some college courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Perform DNA sequencing and/or gene-editing
  • Carry out molecular/immunoassays/separations (e.g. rt-PCR, ELISA, agarose gels)
  • Perform histology/staining/imaging
  • Culture cells and purify proteins
  • Use technology/instrumentation (e.g. custom microfluidic systems, LC/MS, FPLC, flow-cytometry)
  • Analyze experimental data and present results to the team
  • Throughout your internship, you will learn laboratory skills and join a high-performing research team. Students will be expected to demonstrate increasing levels of independence and responsibility and must show a commitment to operate in and contribute to a safe operating environment.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements