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Internship Program


J. Craig Venter Institute Summer Internship Program is a full-time (40-hour work week) employment program. The Semester Internship Program is a part-time employment program. Students should work no more than twenty hours per week for a total of twelve weeks during the program. If the internship is for school credit students are responsible for obtaining any appropriate school departmental approvals to determine specific academic assignments required. Students under the age of 18 are required to obtain a work permit from their local high school in both Maryland and California regardless of their residence.

 All deductions required by federal and state law will be processed through payroll. The Institute is not able to provide assistance with housing arrangements or cost. Compensation is determined on level of education completed. The amounts listed below for 2015 are based on a semi-monthly pay period: 

Education Level Completed

2016 Hourly Rate

High school


High school graduate


One year college


Two year college


Three year college


Four year college


Post Bac


Graduate school