Summer Internships

The Greenwood Genetic Center offers six internship positions each summer for qualifying college students. Each internship lasts 8-10 weeks and comes with a stipend.

Internships are available in several areas of genetics including diagnostic testing, research, bioinformatics, and genetic counseling. All applications will be considered; however, preference is given to rising college juniors and seniors. GGC faculty members will directly contact potential candidates to arrange interviews.

GGC Diversity Stipend
Additional funding is available for one student from an underrepresented or underprivileged background to assist with travel or housing costs during the summer.

Students who wish to be considered for this additional funding should submit a separate brief statement addressing their qualifications which include, but are not limited to, ethnic or racial minorities, first in the family to attend college, those with a disability, those raised in a rural area, those from a low-income home, etc.

Application process:

  • Consider your preferred area of interest (diagnostic lab, research lab, bioinformatics or genetic counseling). You may also select a second choice area of interest.
  • Identify two individuals to serve as references. These should be professors, work supervisors, etc. who are not related to you.
  • Complete the application form.
    • Attach a cover letter of introductory information and your area(s) of interest.
    • Attach a brief resume that includes work experiences and completed coursework.
    • If you wish to be considered for the GGC Diversity Stipend, please also attach a separate statement of qualification in the ‘Additional Documents’ section of the form.

The deadline to be considered for summer internships is December 31.

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