Job: Department of Plant Biology Summer Internship Program

Department: DPB – Plant Biology


Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, is accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Internship Program. This program offers both full- and part-time intern positions to Undergraduate and High School students interested in biological research. Our world-renowned labs are located at the Stanford campus, and offer a vibrant environment for highly motivated students interested in hands-on experience in science.

Our research spans a broad range of subjects, from how sunlight is absorbed and used by plants to produce biomass, to how the environment shapes plant growth and development above and below ground. Our aim is to create the foundation for meeting challenges faced by modern agriculture and medicine, and for developing practices that enable global sustainability.

This is a very exciting opportunity for aspiring scientists to experience working in a lab and doing cutting edge research. We look forward to working with the interns as they learn laboratory techniques, presentation skills and team building. Interns will be expected to attend seminars and to present a poster in the end-of-program session highlighting their work.

Application Process

1.     Apply for the position on the Carnegie Job Site

2.     Visit the department website – – for further details of research topics in each of our labs.

3.     Contact the faculty member of the lab you would like to work with directly for more information regarding the summer program.

4.     Submit your cover letter and resume to your lab of interest. Your lab of interest should be indicated in your cover letter. Deadline for submitting an application is March 31, 2018.