Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2015
Private Companies

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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The organizations that have already updated their sites for 2015, or offer opportunities on an annual basis are indicated by a (2015)

This website lists opportunities from the larger Co-op/Internship and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences website that are offered by private, for-profit companies in the Life Sciences. Often these companies offer opportunities year-round, usually pay more than most non-profit organizations and universities, and have less "restrictions" on eligibility. However, some of the positions offered by these organizations are routine in nature, although still related to life sciences.

In addition to the valuable experience and good pay that a Co-op or Internship will give you, very many of the Opportunities listed on this website also provide Travel Reimbursement, Housing and Meals. So, don't let concerns about living expenses or the location of an organization posted on this website prevent you from checking out an exciting and challenging Co-op or Internship position!! If travel support, housing and meals are provided, this information will almost always be included in the details about the Co-op or Internship that can be found by clicking on the co-op website next to the organization's name and location.


To view information for any organization listed below:
a. Point and click with your mouse on the organization's name to go to its homepage (for a university or college, you might want to go further to the homepage of the sponsoring department or program at that university or college, if it is not already the "homepage" link that is provided here).
b. Point and click with your mouse on co-op to go to co-op/internship/research postings for that organization or to the website from which you can then access the co-op/internship/research postings

Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL - co-op SEARCH (2014)
AbbVie, Lake County, IL - co-op SEARCH (2015) select Search Jobs at top, then enter internship in Search Keyword box
Actavis, Parsippany, NJ (Corporate Headquarters) - co-op, application process (2015) Summer Internship Program
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2015) Pre-Baccalaureate Summer Training Program (primate research) - "For more information about these programs, please contact AGI at The annual application deadline ... is April 30th"
Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA - co-op SEARCH (2015) click on View our current co-op and internship opportunities in bottom paragraph
AstraZeneca US, Newark & Wilmington, DE - co-op SEARCH (2014) enter internship in box initially indicated as - "Enter a job title, department, location or reference number"

Bayer CropScience, various locations - co-op (2015) Select Student from scroll down Career Level under Job Search at top of right side column - review details for any intern positions listed, including location
Beckman Coulter, various locations - co-op SEARCH (2014) enter Internship in Keywords box
Becton, Dickinson and Company, several locations - co-op Search (2014) enter Internship in Search our Jobs box
Biogen Idec, Cambridge/Weston, MA - co-op (2014) scroll down and click on view all current internship or co-op opportunities
Bio-Rad Laboratories
, Hercules, CA - co-op SEARCH (2014) go to Bio-Rad's Job Search page, scroll down to view available Intern positions
Boehringer Ingelheim, Corp., Bridgeport/Danbury/Ridgefield, CT - co-op Search (2014) enter internship in Keywords box
Bristol-Myers Squibb (several locations) - co-op (2014) Summer Intern Development Programs
Brown and Caldwell, many locations - co-op, application (2014) Minority Scholarship Program includes "An optional paid summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office" - Environmental Engineers and Consultants

Cargill, Inc., several locations - co-op SEARCH (2015) Enter Internship in Keyword box
Clarke Mosquito Control, Roselle, IL - co-op (2014) click on Seasonal Job Opportunities under Open Positions:
Colgate-Palmolive Co, Piscataway, NJ - co-op (2014) select link for 2014 Colgate-Palmolive Research & Development Summer Internship Program to see details
Cooperative Resources International, Genex Cooperative, Inc., Shawano, WI - co-op (2015) Select GENESIS Internship as the Position under Search for Open Positions - details and link to application should appear - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - "Housing and travel expenses are provided."
Covance, Indianopolis, IN - co-op SEARCH (2014) enter the word 'internship' in the QUICK JOB SEARCH at the top

Dow Agrosciences
, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2015) Science Intern, Laboratory Based Research - "Applicable majors would include:Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, or plant physiology), Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical), Informatics (bioinformatics)"
Dow Agrosciences, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2015) Science Intern, Laboratory Based Research - "Applicable majors would include:Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, or plant physiology), Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical), Informatics (bioinformatics)"

Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op SEARCH (2015) Select Internship/Student under All Job Types at top
Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op (2015) Process Development Summer Internship
Genzyme Corp, locations in MA, NJ, PA - co-op (2014)
Gilead, Foster City, CA - co-op SEARCH (2014) select Intern/Associated Worker as Position Type:
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Philadelphis, PA and other sites - co-op, application (2015) Internship and Co-op Program

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA - co-op SEARCH (2014)
Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralvilla, IA - co-op SEARCH (2014) Click on View Current Openings at right side
IntraPac, Harrisonburg, PA - co-op (2014)
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA - co-op (2014) Intern Program

J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, CA and Rockville, MD - co-op (2014) "Our research groups focus on human genomic medicine, infectious disease, plant, microbial and environmental genomics, synthetic biology and biological energy, bioinformatics"
Johnson & Johnson, several locations - co-op (2014) Search (at top) - enter Undergraduates in Search by Keyword

Kirkegaard & Perry Labs, Gaithersburg, MD - co-op (2014)

Life Technologies, Carlsbad, CA (corporate headquarters) - co-op (2014) enter internship in Keyword box

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Waltham, MA - co-op (2015) 12-week internships with companies in Massachusetts - participants must be attending a college or university in Massachusetts or be a Massachusetts resident
MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD - co-op SEARCH (2014) enter internship in the Enter Keywords: box
Merck & Co., Inc, Kenilworth, NJ - co-op (2014) 2014 Pharmacology Intern Job - "Currently enrolled in a full-time minimum of a BS/BA degree program in biology, pharmacology, or a related scientific discipline."
Merck & Co., Inc, West Point, PA, Elkton, VA; Durham, NC; Rahway, NJ - co-op Search (2014) select STUDENT/GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Learn More and apply
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2014) Monell Science Apprenticeship Program
Monsanto (several locations) - co-op Search (2014) Click on Search Now under Search for Internships Co-ops at right side, then scroll down beneath search criteria for postings

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Emeryville, CA, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2015) Scientific Summer Scholars Program
Novozymes, Franklinton, NC - co-op (2015) Life Sciences Internships (Technical Service and R&D)

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, CA - co-op (2014) enter Internship in Keyword box

Perrigo (global health care products), Allegan, MI - co-op (2014)
Pfizer, several locations - co-op (2014) Summer Student Worker Program - scroll down to bottom for application details
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc, many locations - co-op Search (2015) select Summer Jobs Learn More and Apply

R&D Systems, Minneapolis, MN - co-op (2014) 2014 Summer Internship Program
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Rensselaer, NY - co-op SEARCH (2014) enter Internship in Search Our Jobs

Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO - co-op (2014) Science Intern

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL - co-op SEARCH (2014) enter Internship in the Keywords box
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME - co-op (2015) Lists Important Dates for 2015 - Summer Student Program - research areas
Theravance, South San Francisco, CA - co-op (2014)

United Negro College Fund & Merck & Co., Inc. co-op (2015) "At least 15 scholarship awards will be granted in 2015"- UNCF•MERCK Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards - includes a separate internship at a Merck facility

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL - co-op (2014) scroll down to bottom and click on Apply now to go to a list of available internships - Sciences/Horticulture/Zoology Internships include Animals, Science and Environment; Agricultural Sciences/Horticulture -"Suggested Majors for Agricultural Sciences/Horticulture: Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science" - not sure if these are paid opportunities - many are at least six months in length
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI - co-op (2014) RISEUP: Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation - "..involves the discussion and cooperative action between INDUSTRY, advocacy groups, impacted communities, academic institutions and all levels of government.."
Weyerhauser, headquarters in Federal Way, WA - co-op (2015) click on Internship Job Search under FOR STUDENTS in left hand column (opportunities in several locations)