Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2016
Private Companies

Organizations that have updated for 2016
or offer opportunities on an annual basis will have (2016)

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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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 (headquarters; positions in several locations) - co-op (2016) scroll far down to JOB SEARCH (under RESOURCES), select SEARCH JOBS; select Internship as Job Type choice
AbbVie, Lake County, IL - co-op SEARCH (2016) scroll down and click on apply today, select Internship as Job Classification, then scroll down to see any postings
Allergan, Parsippany, NJ (Corporate Headquarters) - co-op (2015) scroll down to Internship & Co-op Programs
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2016) Pre-Baccalaureate Summer Training Program (primate research) - "For more information about these programs, please contact AGI at The annual application deadline ... is April 30th" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA - co-op SEARCH (2015) enter Internship in Keywords box
AstraZeneca US, Wilmington, DE - co-op (2016) "Applications for US summer 2016 internships and co-op opportunities are now open"

Bayer, various locations - co-op (2016) 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 (2015) enter Internship in Keywords box, then select R&D Biomedical Engineering Internship (position in California)
Becton, Dickinson and Company, several locations - co-op Search (2015) enter Internship in Search by Keyword box
Biogen, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2016) scroll down and click on view all current internship or co-op opportunities - check each position listed for details
Boehringer Ingelheim, Corp., Fort Dodge, IA - co-op Search (2015) enter internship in Keywords box

Cargill, Inc., several locations - co-op SEARCH (2016) Enter Internship in Keyword box
Cargill, Inc., Plymouth, MN - co-op (2016) Title: BioTechnology/Engineering R&D Intern 2016 Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program
Cargill, Inc., Eddyville, IA - co-op (2016) BioTechnology R&D Intern 2016
Cargill, Inc., Plymouth, MN & Dayton, OH - co-op (2016) Food R&D Intern 2016
Clarke Mosquito Control, Roselle, IL - co-op (2015) click on Seasonal Job Opportunities under Open Positions:
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, various locations - co-op SEARCH (2016) Click on any of the "round-top pointed" symbols for positions in that location (Indianapolis, IN; Princeton, NJ; Nashville, TN; Madison, WI) check position for details

Dow Agrosciences
, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2016) "Applications will be accepted between August 1 and November 1, 2015 for the 2016 summer program" - 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)"

F. Hoffman-LaRoche, several locations - co-op SEARCH (2016) insert Internship in box under Global Job Search (can then expand list by clicking on load more... link at bottom of list)

Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op SEARCH (2016) Select Internship/Student under All Job Types at top
Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op (2016) Process Development Summer Internship
Genzyme Corp, several locations - co-op (2016) select Search Internships & Co-Op positions
Gilead, Foster City, CA - co-op SEARCH (2015) select Intern/Associated Worker as Position Type: - not sure if these are paid opportunities
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Philadelphis, PA and other sites - co-op, application (2016) at application link, select Co-op Opportunity or Intern Opportunity under Search Jobs at top of left hand column Internship and Co-op Program

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA - co-op SEARCH (2015) enter Internship in Enter Seearch Terms box
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA - co-op (2015) Intern Program

J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD - co-op (main information site) (2015) Click on Career Opportunities web page. Select “view job opportunities”; Click on View job opportunities, then select Bioinformatics Interns or Undergraduate Intern – Bretschger Lab
Johnson & Johnson, several locations - co-op (2016) Search (at top) - enter Undergraduates in Search by Keyword
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ - co-op (2016) Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain Summer 2016 Internship Job - "Top considered candidates will be pursuing a degree within the following courses of study: ....biology..)

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Waltham, MA - co-op, application (2016) 12-week internships with companies in Massachusetts - participants must be attending a college or university in Massachusetts or be a Massachusetts resident
Merck & Co., Inc, several locations - co-op Search (2016) select STUDENT/GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Learn More and apply - scroll down for position list
Merck & Co., Inc, several locations - co-op Search (2016) select STUDENT/GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Learn More and apply - scroll down for position list - Animal Health Intern positions listed - "Currently enrolled in Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agriscience, Agrieconomics, Veterinary School, or Animal Health related degree program"
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2016) "Please check back in the fall for information on the Summer 2016 application process" - Monell Science Apprenticeship Program
Monsanto (several locations) - co-op Search (2016) Click on Search Now under Search for Internship, Co-op and Trainee Roles at right side, then scroll down beneath search criteria, enter Intenrship in Keywords box - several oppotunities listed, check each for details (including qualifications - some require a post-baccalaureate degree)

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 SEARCH (2015) select Search Openings, Internship in Keyword box, soem positions are for undergrads (see details for each position)

Pfizer, several locations - co-op (2015) Summer Student Worker Program
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc, many locations - co-op Search (2016) select Search jobs for current internship opportunities on right side, then select only Internship under FILTER BY JOB TYPE
Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH (and other locations) - co-op SEARCH (2016) select Internship under Job Type in left hand column - many require completion of a degree (check each position for details)
Proctor & Gamble, (seveal locations) - co-op (2016) Research and Development - Researcher Internship-RND00002952

R&D Systems, Minneapolis, MN - co-op (2015) 2015 Summer Internship Program
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Rensselaer, NY - co-op SEARCH (2016) enter Internship in Job title, skills, or keywords block - majors include life sciences biology, biomedical engineering

Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO - co-op (2016) Science Internship 2016

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL - co-op SEARCH (2016) enter Internship in the Keywords box - some positions require a post-baccalureate degree
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME - co-op (2016) Summer Student Program - research areas
Thermo Fisher Scientific (various locations) - co-op Search (2016) enter Internship in Keyword box

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 (2015) Horticulture Internship - Summer 2015
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL - co-op SEARCH (2015) select Internship under Job Type
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI - co-op (2015) 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 (2016) select Intern/Co-op under Job Position - positions in several locations