CZ Biohub’s Summer Internship Program 2023

CZ Biohub’s Summer Internship Program 2023

At Chan Zuckerberg Biohub we are committed to ensuring that our internship program provides students with a meaningful experience while also diversifying the STEM pipeline. Our interns spend the summer immersed in real-world science with our biomedical researchers, data scientists, and engineers. They not only gain technical experience but also soft skills such as communications and critical thinking, as well as the opportunity to network with scientists who provide valuable advice and mentorship.

Many research internships are criticized for perpetuating patterns of bias and inequity because they tend to be secured by those who already have access and connections in the field. At CZ Biohub we have changed the way our teams identify, recruit, and mentor summer interns. Through our relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), local community colleges, and other less-often thought of sources, we seek applicants whose resumes don’t fit the standard mold.

About – CZ Biohub’s Summer Internship Program 2023

Our Summer Internship Program offers currently enrolled undergraduate students the opportunity to work on research projects in a one-of-a-kind independent nonprofit research environment. Throughout the 10-week internship, students are provided with hands-on experience, mentorship, and training along with personal and professional development designed to meet interns where they are at while also challenging them to propel forward.

Core Components

At CZ Biohub, we place value on the needs of the whole person. We have designed a comprehensive internship program that includes a number of components.


Interns are matched with an experienced Mentor/Manager who has expertise and scientific interests that align with their own. Projects provide interns the opportunity to design, plan, and carry out laboratory and/or computational scientific experiments with the support of their Mentor/Manager. Interns present their projects at a culminating end-of-program symposium.

In addition to hands-on experience, interns receive formal training that begins on Day 1 with topics like orientation to CZ Biohub, laboratory and computational skills, and more.

Seminars are also held throughout the summer on topics such as:

  • Scientific communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Resume/CV writing & interview skills
  • Is a Ph.D. for me?


Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Enrolled full time at a college or university the Spring term prior and the Fall term following the internship
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree (Associate’s or Bachelor’s)
  • Willing to commit to participating in the entire 10-week internship program
  • Willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area (if not already residing) for the program

How To Apply

In order to apply for an internship at CZ Biohub, review the internship options on our Careers page. As part of the application process, you will be asked to:

  • Submit a resume or CV
  • Complete a short questionnaire that includes a brief personal statement

2023 Program Timeline

October 2022

Applications open

December 31, 2022

Applications due

January 2023

Interviews begin

March 2023

Offer notifications

May 30, 2023

Program begins

For more information: Visit the website for CZ Biohub’s Summer Internship Program 2023

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