Internship Application Process

Internship Application Process

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Internship positions will be posted to our career center throughout February and March, based on research needs. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis throughout this period.

The JCVI Summer Internship Program uses a rolling admissions process, i.e., applications are considered as they are received once the position is posted. Our official internship program runs from May through August, with occasional opportunities throughout the year. Only complete applications will be considered. If a faculty member or senior staff is interested in your application, you will be contacted to begin the interview process. If you are selected, you will receive an official offer from the JCVI HR department. Once a position is filled, all applicants to that position will be notified.

Summer 2020 Internship Timeline

  • February-March 2020: Internship Positions Posted
  • April 2020: Applications Reviewed
  • Mid-April 2020: Notification of Acceptance
  • May 2020-August 2020: Summer Internship

Please note that dates for the summer program may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis.

The following may be requested with your application:

  • Your resume¬†(required for all applicants)
  • Cover letter
  • Your current school transcript (does not have to be official).
  • An essay explaining:
    • Your specific scientific interests
    • How your skills and coursework are relevant to the position
    • How this internship will prepare you to meet your professional goals

J. Craig Venter Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, national origin or ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, presence of children, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic status, gender identity, mental or physical handicap, status as a covered veteran, status as a qualified disabled individual, except where sex is a bona fide occupational requirement, or where disability status is a bona fide occupational disqualification or any other legally protected status.