NYSCF Internship Program

Each year, high-achieving and talented high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are selected to work in New York City as part of the NYSCF Summer Internship Program, a ten-week unique summer enrichment internship program that provides students a rare glimpse into the fast-paced world of stem cell research, insight into life at an entrepreneurial nonprofit research institute, exposure to career opportunities in science, and connections to valuable professional and peer networks.

Participants have the opportunity to gain direct experience with stem cells and science through joining one of four program tracks:

  • Laboratory Research interns conduct project-based research in the NYSCF Research Institute under the guidance of a NYSCF scientist. Prospective interns are matched with mentors based on available projects, relevant experience, and common scientific interests.
  • Automation / Software Engineering interns support the development of the NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array®, a robotic system that automates both iPSC derivation and downstream differentiations and assays.
  • Data Science / Bioinformatics interns manage microscopic image acquisition, data handling, and quality analysis of large datasets.
  • Programs Administration interns join one of the teams at the office headquarters, which range from business development to communications and government relations, to external affairs, among others. This is an administrative position.

The 2022 Program is scheduled to run from June 6, 2022 – August 12, 2022.

This year, we plan to offer onsite opportunities for all internship tracks. Remote opportunities will also be available dependent on applicant preference, track selection, and mentor capabilities. We are monitoring the pandemic closely and will update selected interns regarding onsite/remote status accordingly. Please note Laboratory Research and Automation Engineering internships are onsite only at the NYSCF Research Institute in New York City due to the nature of the projects.

NYSCF does not provide housing stipends or accommodations, but the summer internship is a paid position.

Applications for the 2022 NYSCF Summer Internship Program are now closed.

All applicants will be notified in March.

All applications MUST be submitted through the online portal.

Register & Apply

Clicking the button above will prompt you to create an account. Please use the university or college that you are attending or have recently graduated from as your Organization when registering.

You can preview the application here.

If you have any questions, please contact internship@nyscf.org.