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Life Science Washington Career Center: Member-Based Internship Programs

Click the linked members names below to access their internship program pages:


Featured Internship: Washington State Work Study- Since 1974, the Washington State Work Study (SWS) program has helped low- and middle-income students earn money for college and gain experience in areas related to their degrees or career interests. The Legislature has provided $7.8 million in SWS funding per year in the 2015-17 operating budget. In 2014-15, nearly 4,500 students were served by SWS. Click HERE to learn how WA could pay up to 70% of intern's wages at qualifying STEM institutions!


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Program Summary


Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Applicants must be entering junior or senior year
  • Full-time for 10 weeks in summer;  $15 per hour
  • Programs in Cell Types, Molecular Networks, Neural Coding, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology (IT)

Bellevue College
  • Internships only in higher education administration and counseling
  • No formal internship program; resources for BC students to find internships elsewhere

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
  • Internships posted on the general job board
  • Details vary from position to position

BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization)
  •  E-mail resume to
  • Most internships are located in Washington, DC

BioMed Realty Trust
  • Be enrolled in relevant Bachelor's or Master's with 3.0+ GPA in previous semester
  • Minimum 10 weeks at 15 hours per week
  • Previous work history with references
  • Variable opportunities
  • Inquire at

Chubb & Son
  • Internships posted on the job board--details vary
  • Most internships in actuarial, underwriting, and similar

Culpepper and Associates, Inc.
  • Internships posted on the job board--details vary
  • Most internships in compensation surveys; some in IT and marketing

  • Undergraduate program targets students from underprivileged backgrounds
  • Summer Associate program open to all

Ernst & Young LLP
  • EY is looking for students majoring in Accounting or Information Systems with a 3.2 overall GPA or higher


    For general internship or full time opportunity inquiries in our US offices, please reach out to Jessi Dale (, Katie Campbell ( or Melissa Boroughs


  • EY’s Launch internship offers a rotational business experience to students who self-identify as underrepresented minority within the field of accounting


  • Please contact Seattle Office Launch recruiter, Melissa Boroughs, ( with further questions

    Visit to learn more about a career with EY

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Candidates must be US citizens, entering their final undergraduate year, and have a strong background in sciences
  • 10 weeks, June to August
  • Compensation $4500 with $450 travel and $1600 housing if needed
  • Wide array of possible research topics

Genentech, Inc.
  • Interns: sophomore, junior, or senior; 9-12 weeks in summer
  • Co-ops: sophomore or above, including grads, 6-12 months

GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.
  • 10-12 weeks in summer or 4-12 month co-op
  • Sophomores and up are eligible
  • Apply online

Institute for Systems Biology
  • Program lasts 11 weeks June to August; 40 hours per week; $12 per hour
  • Freshman to seniors, and first-year graduate students, may apply
  • Must have at least two references or letters of recommendation

Jubilant HollisterStier LLC
  • Job board--variable details
  • Must be 18+ and have High School diploma or equivalent

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Job Board- Variable Details

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
  • Law school juniors and seniors only

LifeSciences British Columbia
  • Job Board- Variable Details

Lilly USA, LLC
  • This job board will list positions not filled by campus recruiters

Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Job Board- Variable Details

  • Various programs
  • Technical, business, legal and MBA

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Various Programs

Novo Nordisk Research Center
  • Apply for next session

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute  
  • Various Programs
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Battelle
  • Various Programs

  • Job Board- Variable Details

Perkins Coie LLP
  • Law students of any year may apply

Philips Ultrasound
  • Various Programs

Praxair Specialty Gases and Equipment
  • Job Board- Variable Details

  • Accounting/Finance or Economics Freshmen through Juniors with 3.4 GPA or better may apply

Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Various programs
  • Many only open to University of Washington, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University students

Silicon Valley Bank
  • Program lasts 10-12 weeks in summer

Starfish Medical
  • Co-ops available for juniors and above

Swedish Research Division at Swedish Health Services
  • Job Board- Variable Details

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska Chapter
  • Job Board- Variable Details

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
  • The Trade Alliance offers two types of internships: the Bill Stafford Internship, a paid internship for college and university students in Washington state; and an International Internship for international students studying in the Greater Seattle region. To learn more, visit our apply page

University of Washington
  • Various Programs

  •  Job Board- Variable Details

UW Center for Commercialization
  • Job Board- Variable Details

VWR Scientific Products
  • Job Board- Variable Details

Washington State University- NIH Biotechnology Training Program
  • Usually these internships will be linked to a collaboration between the trainee's mentor at WSU and a particular laboratory in a biotechnology firm.
  • All internships must be approved in advance by the Training Program Director to qualify as the student's official internship in satistfaction of Program requirements.
  • An internship must be a minimum of 8 weeks in duration to qualify
Wells Fargo
  • Job Board- Variable Details

Women in Bio (WIB)
  • Career Center- Create your professional profile or import your LinkedIn information to apply for jobs, create personalized Job Alerts, and connect with recruiters.

ZymoGenetics, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Various Programs

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