Internships - For Students

BCI facilitates internships for Ph.D. students in fields outside academic research, such as R&D in biotech or pharmaceutical companies; technology transfer; science policy; science administration; science education; and scientific writing. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity for hands-on experience in their field of interest.


Advanced Ph.D. candidates who are registered as full-time Johns Hopkins University students eligible to apply for a BCI internship. In some cases, biomedical postdocs are also eligible. Different schools may have slightly different requirements, so please contact us for more information.


  1. Read the FAQs: The FAQs provide helpful answers to a number of questions you might have as you consider an internship.
  2. Review Current Opportunities: A list of current opportunities, along with deadlines, is available on our Offerings page.
  3. Submit the Intent to Apply Form: In order to be considered for an internship, you must submit the Intent to Apply Form with signatures from your PI and graduate program director by the indicated deadline.
  4. Submit an Application: To apply for an internship, you will be required to submit a resume and cover letter to BCI by the indicated deadline. Please contact BCI or the Professional Development and Career Office if you would like us to review your materials. BCI will submit these application materials to the internship sites for you. If you would like to be considered for more than one internship, you will need to tailor your resume and cover letter for each internship opportunity.
  5. Interviews: If a company is interested in interviewing you, they will contact you directly to set up an interview.
  6. If Selected: If selected for an internship, you will need to submit a MOU (memorandum of understanding), signed by you, your PI, your graduate program director, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education. There are different forms for each Hopkins school. Please visit the Important Documents to find the one that corresponds to your school.


Internships may be offered "off cycle" depending upon an employer's needs. Exact dates are announced each cycle.

  Winter/Spring Internships Summer Internships Fall Internships
Internships posted on BCI website mid October mid February mid June
Deadline for Intent to Apply Form & application end of November early April early August


BCI interns receive the equivalent of a stipend and health insurance. Neither you nor your PI will be responsible for these costs.

Important Links


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more or contact us at

You can also read about past interns' experiences in Maximizing Your Internship Experiencewritten by BCI alumna Mollie Rappe, PhD.