Getting a Head Start in Biotechnology

Genentech’s Intern and Co-op Programs, recognized among the industry’s best, provide students with hands-on biotechnology experience. They offer unparalleled learning and networking opportunities, as well as the ability to contribute to meaningful projects and work side-by-side with biotech experts.


Internship Program

We offer paid internships in three California locations - South San Francisco (our headquarters), Vacaville, and Oceanside - as well as in Hillsboro, Oregon. Most internships take place in the summer and are typically 10-12 weeks (and occasionally last up to one year). We recruit interns for many functions across the company.

Internship Highlights

  • Opportunity to work on challenging, business-critical projects
  • Presentation of end-of-summer project findings to senior management
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career development panels
  • Social events (day trips, volunteer events, social media contest, video contest)
  • VP Lunch and Learn speaker series
  • Consideration for future full-time positions, rotation programs, or contract roles

Co-Op Program

Our Cooperative Education Program gives students the opportunity to supplement their education with valuable hands-on experience and training. Co-ops are paid and are typically 6-12 months. You must be enrolled in at least six units in an academic program related to the Co-Op project and must receive course credit for the co-op.

Co-Op Highlights

  • Gain expert knowledge while work on challenging, business-critical projects
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career development panels
  • VP Lunch and Learn speaker series
  • Consideration for future full-time positions, rotation programs, or contract roles

Eligibility

  • We hire interns and co-op students at all degree levels: BS, MS, PharmD, and PhD. (Learn about our MBA internships here)
  • Applicants must have completed at least one year of university to be considered for an internship or co-op.
  • We accept applications from international students, though visa sponsorship support varies by position and department.
  • All internships and co-ops are paid, so you must be legally authorized to work in the United States during the entire length of the internship or co-op.
  • To quality for the internship, you must be within two years of your last degree attained.

How to Apply

Genentech holds recruitment sessions at a number of university campuses in spring and autumn. Internship opportunities are also posted at select universities. You can also check out our internship and co-op opportunities on gene.com. Our hiring managers contact prospective candidates directly.

To learn more about our Internship and Co-op Programs, including objectives, qualifications and timing, please see our FAQs.