Internship/Master’s Co-Op Program
We are seeking qualified BIO & CHEM students or college graduates who are highly motivated and seek internship training and experience in biotechnology. Applications are accepted year around.
PAID Stipend & FREE Housing available!
Fields: Molecular Biology – Chemistry – Biochemistry – Bio-engineering – Science-Related Fields (both college students and graduate students are welcome)
What to Expect for Science-related Interns:
The Aptagen laboratory is located in Jacobus, PA, a suburb of York, beautifully surrounded by hiking and horseback riding trails near Lake Williams and Lake Redman. We are conveniently situated off of Interstate 83.
The research training is intensive but very rewarding and enjoyable. On Fridays, students attend Journal Club where they improve their speaking skills by presenting newsworthy articles. The culture of the lab is an academic atmosphere mixed with the fast pace and energy of a start-up, where students receive a ‘graduate school’ experience.
We’ve received very positive responses from previous interns. They’ve learned more in Aptagen’s lab than anywhere else– experience they don’t get from a classroom. Aptagen’s internship program has given former students an edge and head-start over their peers without research experience, better preparing them for graduate school and successful careers in science. Students learn a variety of techniques, how to troubleshoot experiments, properly maintain a detailed laboratory notebook, exercise laboratory math skills, and develop critical thinking skills– all necessary for a successful career in science.
We encourage manuscript writing for publications in scientific journals.
Laboratory experiments may be classified as mostly molecular biology-based, but chemistry may be an optional part of your biotech experience. For example, chemical synthesis of DNA and RNA biopolymers. Techniques may include real-time PCR, electrophoresis, variety of assays, DNA/RNA synthesis, cloning, cell culture, surgical dissection, histology, fluorescence microscopy, etc…EXAMPLE Competency Techniques.
All successful graduates from Aptagen’s Internship & Master’s Co-Op Program, 1) will receive strong Letters of Recommendation for graduate school or medical school, 2) and/or Employment with the company may be offered (along with Graduate School Sponsorship).