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About Internships

Do an internship!
Helping our trainees achieve a broad and deep understanding of biotechnology and its applications to plant and microbial sciences is a core goal for the PBHS program at MSU. To help  achieve this goal, all NIH funded fellows are required to do an 8-10 week long internship at a commercial, not for profit, or governmental organization. These must occur during the fellowship funding period, typically in the summer between first and second or second and third year. Other trainees are encouraged to do an internship and the Executive Committee and Trainers will work with all interested parties to try to identify a great match to your interests. 

For information about our trainee's internships click here

The organizations that have been identified range from venture capital and small start ups to large and well established companies in the US and Europe. For the most up to date list of organizations please click here.


Company Location Relevant Areas
Neogen Lansing, MI Food Safety
Michigan Biotechnology Institute Lansing, MI Process scaleup
Emergent Biosolutions Lansing, MI Biopharmaceuticals
Zoetis  Kalamazoo, MI Animal health
Archer Daniels Midland Decatur, IL Food and animal feed
ConAgra Omaha, NE Food Science
Dow Agrosciences Indianapolis, IN Plant Biotech
Cargill Incorporated Minnetonka, MN Microbial and Plant Biotech
Monsanto St. Louis, MO Plant Biotech
BASF Plant Science Research Triangle, NC Plant Biotech
Amyris Emeryville, CA Microbial and Synthetic Biology
Syngenta Research Triangle, NC Plant Biotech
Codexis Redwood City, CA Biocatalysis
DuPont (Pioneer, Danisco, Genencor) Wilmington, DE Plant and Microbial Science
GEVO Englewood, CO Renewable Chemicals
SESVANDERHAVE Belgium Seed Treatments
Synthetic Genomics San Diego, CA Synthetic biology
Rubicon Genomics Ann Arbor, MI Next gen sequencing
Pacific Bioscience Menlo Park, CA Sequencing
Illumina San Diego, CA Sequencing, genotyping
Lucigen Madison, WI Next gen sequencing solution
Promega Madison, WI Biotech
Applied Biosystems Waltham, MA Biotech
Bayer CropScience Sacramento, CA Plant Breeding and Genetics
Flagship Ventures Cambridge, MA Venture Capital in Ag and Pharma