Internships Available to Graduate Students

An internship can help students develop professionally while giving them the opportunity to explore an environment outside of academia.  We are here to help students secure an internship that works for them.   A short list of internship opportunities follows (please send any additional internship opportunities to bisi@umd.edu ).  Follow us on Twitter (@BISIumd) to learn about even more professional development opportunities.


FDA Regulatory Science Student Internship Program

The internship gives you unique training opportunities that will enable you to:

  • Explore FDA career possibilities
  • Learn about how FDA addresses public health issues
  • Gain professional experience
  • Enhance your academic experiences through real-world projects in a regulatory science environment
  • Understand FDA's mission and organization
  • Participate in select FDA courses, lectures, and seminars
  • Meet senior FDA staff

    Learn more at ter.ps/fda

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Summer Research Program

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) offers a summer research internship for students interested in exploring careers in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, and genetics. 
Learn more here:   http://dceg.cancer.gov/fellowship-training/become-a-summer-intern

Genetech Internships

Genetech's internship and co-op programs are among the industry's best, offering undergraduate and graduate students the chance to receive rigorous and meaningful work experience in one of the leading companies in biotechnology.
Learn more here:  http://www.gene.com/careers/academic-programs/interns-co-ops


GlaxoSmithKline Internships

GSK offers internship opportunities during the summer to students that are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program.
Learn more here:  http://us.gsk.com/en-us/careers/co-ops-and-internships/internships/

Summer Internships at the Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is looking for graduate student interns to act as Research Scientists.  Applications for Summer are usually due in October (for summer 2016, applications are due October 15, 2015).  You can learn more here: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/graduate-students.html


Research at MedImmune

Graduate students in the BISI graduate program that are studying virology as part of the Virology Research Cluster can participate in a partnership with MedImmune that will allow them to spend 2 months interning in a virology lab.  This opportunity is for students in their third year.  More information can be found here or by contacting Dr. Anne Simon.