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The Southern California Biotechnology Center @ Miramar College and the San Diego Workforce Partnership together strive to provide internship experiences for high school and college students. Internship programs are described below. Click here to learn more about student internships.

What is an Internship?

Internships are paid or unpaid opportunities to get on-the-job practice in job skills. Internships typically last for a few months or for a summer term and can be part-time or full-time. An internship is an excellent way to find out more about the Life Science industry.

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High School Student Internship Program

The LSSI High School Internship Program is an eight-week program, which includes one week of non-paid pre-internship training, known as "boot camp", followed by a seven-week paid internship in a research lab. Through a competitive process, students may obtain an internship position at one of San Diego 's world-renowned scientific research institutes.

LSSI Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • at least 16 years of age by start of internship date
  • at least one year each of high school level chemistry and biology
  • a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • able to commit to 40 hours/week, five days per week (daytime) for the duration of the program
  • able to provide their own transportation
  • most recent semester completed at a public or private high school in San Diego County

Click here for more information, for an application, and/or for dates to the upcoming program.

Click here for more information about What Students Learn In Boot Camp.

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College Student Internship Program

The LSSI College Student Internship Program fills internships year round as positions become available. For upcoming opportunities, here are some of your options.

Option 1: Use the Career Center
Use the BIOCOM Career Center career website for internship opportunities and post your resume.

Candidates looking for internship opportunities and employment will be able to create accounts, apply for jobs, and post their resumes for viewing by local employers. Click here to register and upload your resume on the Biocom Career Center's website.

Option 2: Attend a Biotechnology Employment Skills Training (BEST) Workshop.

This four day workshop is designed for job/internship seekers who have had college chemistry and biology. A certificate of completion will be provided.

  • Monday: Basic lab skills refresher
  • Tuesday: Mammalian Cell Culture Intro Part I
  • Wednesday: ELISA and PCR
  • Thursday: Mammalian Cell Culture Intro Part II

Resume assistance and Job Search Strategies provided during workshop and as needed after the workshop.  

Email us for dates and more information on how to register for the BEST workshop.

The LSSI College Internship program will be based upon internship availability.

Contact us with questions on College Internships.

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Introductory Life Sciences Experience (ILSE)

The Introductory Life Sciences Experience (ILSE) was previously a two-week summer program that has now expanded to a 21-month program developed to encourage young adult’s interest in the life sciences. Participants of ILSE will take part in entry-level college course work, work readiness training, supportive services, and paid work experience. Students who are between the ages of 16-24 and are currently out of school may be eligible to apply.  Please click here for more on how to apply: www.workforce.org.

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