Internships provide graduate students with the opportunity to experience the work environment at a variety of non-academic sites. Examples include organizations involved in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, technology transfer, public policy, non-profits, journalism, and government. Since graduate school is so intensive, it is often difficult to find time for such an endeavor, but it is not out of the realm of possibility for the dedicated student. The GDBBS is currently assisting those interested to find suitable internships and each request will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

The Laney Graduate School has a course, GRAD 705R (Graduate Internship Experience), that allows students to receive course credit for participation in and completion of an unpaid internship. Details can be found at, in the section on the right side of the page.

For anyone interested in a short internship to see if a job outside of academia would be a fit for you, please contact Nael McCarty ( or Monica Taylor ( Any of these people would be glad to help you pursue your interest and may be able to set up an opportunity for you to obtain hands-on experience. This is an ongoing process, so there is no deadline. However, the sooner they know of your interest, the greater the chance is for you to be able to get an internship established.

Leverage your scientific expertise and develop business and/or legal skills with an internship at Emory Office of Technology Transfer (OTT):

For local Biotech Industry Internships contact the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) Internship Program at

Berkeley Career Center, Developing Your Own Internship:

RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program:

Government lab internships:

American Red Cross:,1082,0_416_,00.html

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program:

NASA Ames Research Center:


Johnson and Johnson:

National Institutes of Health:

Health Policy Internship database: