Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2017
Private Companies

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 (2017) scroll far down to JOB SEARCH (under RESOURCES), select SEARCH JOBS; enter Internship in Keyword box
AbbVie, Lake County, IL - co-op SEARCH (2017) scroll down and click on apply today, select Internship as Job Classification, then scroll down to see any postings - e.g., 2017 Science Internship (Multiple roles)
Alltech, Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition, Nicholasville, KY- co-op, application (2016) Research Internship Program - not sure this is a paid opportunity
Allergan, Irvine, CA- co-op (2017) Intern - Immunology
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2017) 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, various locations, including Burnaby, Canada - co-op (2017) enter Internship in Keywords box
AstraZeneca US, various locations- co-op (2016)

Bayer, various locations - co-op (2017) 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 (2017) enter Internship in Keywords box - then select Clinical Research Associate Intern (Carlsbad, CA)
Becton, Dickinson and Company, several locations - co-op Search (2017) enter Internship in Search our Jobs box
Becton, Dickinson and Company, San Jose, CA - co-op (2017) Summer Intern - Scientist I (Reagent Operations)
Biogen, Cambridge, MA & Research Triangle Park, NC - co-op (2017) scroll down and click on view all current openings - check each position listed for details
bio-techne, Minneapolis, MN - co-op (2017) Summer Intern - Antibody Development
bio-techne, Minneapolis, MN - co-op SEARCH (2017) enter Internship in search box
Boehringer Ingelheim, Corp., several locations - co-op Search (2017) enter internship in Keywords box at top left
Boehringer Ingelheim, Corp., Ridgefield, CT - co-op (2017) Summer Intern - Systems Biology Modeling-1612977

Clarke Mosquito Control, Roselle, IL - co-op (2016) click on Seasonal Job Opportunities under Open Positions:
Cooperative Resources International, Shawano, WI - co-op (2016) enter internship as keyword
Covance, various locations - co-op SEARCH (2017) Click on any of the "round-top pointed" symbols for positions in that location (Indianapolis, IN; Princeton, NJ; Madison, WI; Nashville, TN) check position for details

Dow Agrosciences
, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2017) 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 (2017) insert Internship in box under Global Job Search (can then expand list by clicking on load more... link at bottom of list)
F. Hoffman-LaRoche
, Indianapolis, IN - co-op (2017) 2017 Summer Internship: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op SEARCH (2017) Select Internship/Student under All Job Types at top
Genentech, South San Francisco, CA - co-op (2017) Process Development Summer Internship - "Preferred disciplines: chemical and biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceutical engineering, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, biology, or related disciplines"
Gilead, Foster City, CA (headquarters) and other locations - co-op SEARCH (2017) enter internship in keyword box
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Philadelphis, PA and other sites - co-op (2016) enter internship in keywords box

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA - co-op SEARCH (2015) enter Internship in Keywords box
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA - co-op (2017) Intern Program - individual position listings (scroll down for individual Summer Intern position details - Apply On-Line at bottom of each description)

J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA - co-op (main Internship information site) (2017) Application Process from left hand column, then scroll down and click on View Job Opportunities - several Intern positions are listed, view each for details (some may not be paid opportunities)
Johnson & Johnson, several locations - co-op (2017) Search (at top) - enter Undergraduates in Search by Keyword

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Waltham, MA - co-op, application (2017) "The MLSC accepts applications through its website year-round – there is no application deadline" - 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 (2017) scroll down to Click Here to review and apply to open Internships & Co-Ops. under APPLY NOW - check each position for details
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA - co-op (2017) Monell Science Apprenticeship Program = "...for undergraduate students in the Philadelphia area"
Monsanto (several locations) - co-op Search (2017) Click on Search Now under Search for Internship, Co-op and Trainee Roles at right side, check each opportunity for details (including qualifications - some require a post-baccalaureate degree)

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Emeryville, CA, Cambridge, MA - co-op (2017) scroll down to Scientific Summer Scholars Program
Novozymes, Franklinton, NC - co-op (2017) Student jobs & internships
Novozymes, Franklinton, NC - co-op (2017) Process Engineering Internships - Be currently enrolled in a BS, MS or PhD degree program focusing in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering....
Novozymes, Franklinton, NC - co-op (2017) Research & Development/Technical Service Internships - Enrollment in a BS, MS or PhD degree program focusing in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Food Science, Biology,

Pfizer, several locations - co-op (2016) Summer Student Worker Program
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc, many locations - co-op Search (2017) 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 (2017) select Internship under Job Type in left hand column - many require completion of a degree (check each position for details)
Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH (and other locations) - co-op (2017) Research and Development - Research Technician Internship-RND00003217

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Rensselaer, NY - co-op SEARCH (2017) enter Internship in Search Jobs block in upper right corner

Sanofi Genzyme Corp, several locations - co-op (2017) select Search Internships & Co-Op positions - some are for 6 months (Spring/Summer)
Sanofi Genzyme Corp, several locations - co-op (2017) Scroll down to and select 2017 Sanofi US University Recruitment Program-4152
Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO - co-op (2017) Intern; Quantitative Marketing and Data Science 2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL - co-op SEARCH (2017) enter Internship in the Keywords box - some positions require a post-baccalureate degree
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME - co-op (2017) Summer Student Program - research areas
Thermo Fisher Scientific (various locations) - co-op Search (2017) enter Internship in Keyword box
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Guilford, CT - co-op (2017) Intern - Molecular Biology

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 Company, various locations worldwide - co-op (2017) intern listing
Walt Disney Company, various locations worldwide - co-op (2017) Sciences/Horticulture/Zoology
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI - co-op (2015) cancelled for 2016 - 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 (2017) select Intern/Co-op under Job Position - positions in several locations