Program Description

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (QB3-Berkeley) partners with local biotech companies to offer hands-on summer internships to UC Berkeley undergraduates. QB3-Berkeley seeks top applicants for 10-week paid internship positions, where students will learn scientific techniques and contribute to state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research projects. Interns become paid, full-time employees of the biotech company for the duration of the internship.

Interns have been placed at these companies in the past:

  • Abalone Bio, Inc.
  • Aralez Bio
  • Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
  • Cinder Biological, Inc.
  • Dahlia Biosciences, Inc.
  • Encellin
  • Eysz, Inc.
  • Intact Therapeutics
  • iSono Health
  • Kryptos Biotechnologies, Inc.
  • Mantra Bio
  • Moichor Inc.
  • Nodexus
  • Plexxikon
  • Pow Bio
  • Tinctorium
  • Visolis Inc.

Interns will:

  • Acquire valuable, real-world research experience and training on a long-term project;
  • Work full-time and earn a competitive salary;
  • Explore career options and define the direction for graduate studies;
  • Network with a variety of industries, QB3-Berkeley, and student researchers;
  • Work one-on-one with mentors and utilize advanced laboratory facilities;
  • Develop new technical, communication, time management, and leadership skills.

Eligibility

QB3-Berkeley Undergraduate Biotech Internship Program applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Registered as a current undergraduate student with sophomore or junior standing at UC Berkeley;
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.2;
  • Undergraduate coursework in biology, chemistry, and classroom lab experience;
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States;
  • Committed to full-time summer employment and will return to UC Berkeley for fall semester;
  • Transfer students: Completion of at least one semester of coursework at UC Berkeley;
  • International students: F-1 or J-1 visa and completion of at least one academic year (two semesters or one semester and one summer session) at UC Berkeley.

2022 PROGRAM DATES:

Early Dec.  Application opens
January 31  Application closes at 5:00 PM
February 7  Letter of recommendation due
February  Applicant screening and ranking by QB3-Berkeley Faculty
March-April Candidate applications forwarded to partner companies;
Partner companies interview and select interns
May-June  Internships begin
August  Internships end

*Dates are subject to change

The application for the 2022 Summer Internship is now open.

APPLICATION FORM

Please read the instructions below before applying.

How to apply

Program Details

Announcements

  • December 2, 2021 – Online application site opens
  • January 31, 2022 – Apply online by 5 p.m.
  • January 31, 2022 – Letter(s) of Recommendation due

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