Applying for an Internship

All Biotech fellows must complete a 8-10 week summer internship during the first summer semester that they are in the program. Exemptions are provided to those students who have previously worked for at least one year in the Biotech industry upon submission of appropriate documentation.  All first year students must submit an application and CV to the Biotech program office by December 1 of their first year. An organizational meeting is held in December to discuss student interests and potential slots in industry. During the spring semester the Biotech program office works together with each student to identify and match students with potential industrial mentors and sites. Final matches are made with an industrial partner based upon a number of criteria including previous research experience, specific technical skills, courses completed, and success of an on-sight interview with the company. Fellows are required to keep the Biotech office informed of all activities related to securing an internship and participating in the internship. 

The following guidelines apply:

Completion of the application is the first step in our communication process, supplemented by receipt of your CV and in person discussion with you about your specific interests. Please take time to complete this form as it is the vehicle used to showcase your talents and abilities to potential internship sponsors. 

Following completion of the application, please send both documents electronically to Mary Ellen Presa, at Please submit your application and a current CV no later than December 1.

Download Internship Application

You will be contacted with a mutually convenient time to review your information so that it can be posted for sponsor review. 

For more information please contact: 

Mary Ellen Presa
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
599 Taylor Road
Room 231
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: 848-445-6530
Fax: 732-445-3155

At the culmination of the internship, mentors will be asked to complete an evaluation report based on fellow performance, and fellows will be required to complete an Internship report