Internships and Co-ops for Georgia Tech MS Bioinformatics Students
The MS Bioinformatics degree program at Georgia Tech, a Professional Science Masters program, enrolls top-notch students with previous degrees in biosciences, engineering, or computing.  These students meet the same qualifications as our Ph.D. students, but wish to begin their careers in industry, government, or university research centers as soon as possible. By the time they begin their internship, all MS Binf students will have had courses in Programming for Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, and two semesters of computational biology research experience in a faculty lab.

Rationale: Potential employers learn the capabilities of these students through short-term projects of benefit to the company or organization.  Students gain real-world work experiences to apply their learning and hone their skills.  The MS Bioinformatics program faculty receive feedback from both employers and students for continual improvement of the curriculum and program.  Internships or co-ops are strongly encouraged for our students, although not mandatory.

Dates of the Internship or Co-op Assignments: Students are available to work during the summer semester, usually the months of May, June, July and the first half of August.  Extended co-op assignments may be accommodated through spring+summer or summer+fall arrangements.  With mutual agreement by the employer and student, students may continue to work on their internship or co-op projects on a part-time basis after returning to campus. International students must start their internship or co-op work appointments before the end of the first week of classes for the term, usually around May 15.

Confidentiality Agreements: Students may sign any confidentiality agreements with their internship or co-op employer.

Intellectual Property Rights: All intellectual property rights remain with the employer, as per the employer’s policies.

Compensation: Interns and co-ops should be compensated at a level commensurate with their educational level and experience.

Housing: Any assistance in locating temporary housing for summer interns or co-ops is always welcome, and highly appreciated.

Evaluation: At the conclusion of the summer internship or co-op assignment, the employer will be asked to provide a brief evaluation of the student, as well as any suggestions for improvement of our degree program.

Contact Information: For further information, or to obtain résumés of students interested and available for internships or co-op assignments, please contact the academic program manager: Email - Lisa Redding