Summer Internships

The Greenwood Genetic Center offers six internship positions each summer for qualifying college students. Each internship lasts 8-10 weeks and includes a stipend of $2,000. Housing is not provided.

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.

Meet the Shenal Family

Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without...

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