Biotech Internships at Illumina

Explore Biotech Internships at Illumina

Experience the breathtaking pace of genomic innovation through Illumina internship opportunities. During our summer program, you’ll learn, grow, and become a fully integrated member of the Illumina team.

By working alongside Illumina engineers, scientists, and corporate employees, you’ll soon find out there is nothing typical about our biotech internships.

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Testimonials From Interns

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Logistics Analyst Intern

“The iAspire program is unlike any internship I’ve had! The projects have real meaning, and Illumina does a great job of placing real responsibility on their interns - proof that the development of young talent is a huge priority. I see first-hand the impact that I’ve made on Illumina and the impact Illumina has had on me.”

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Project Management Intern

“A lot of companies have fancy tag lines, mission statements and values posted on their websites, but usually not everything is true. At Illumina, they say what they believe and work towards that every single day. The company is big on collaboration and innovation and I’ve witnessed that during my time here. 'We move fast and embrace change', and wow!, that's true. People here are passionate, driven, fast-paced, impactful, and are here because they truly believe in the mission of Illumina. I'm lucky to have worked with some really bright minds. Going back to school, I’m a new person altogether. I’m taking back a lot of new ideas and positive experiences from my project team, the iAspire events, and the company as a whole. ”

Key Qualities We Look for in Interns

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help you thrive in our fast-paced environment
  • Strong oral and written communication ensures you work successfully with cross-functional teams
  • An open and collaborative mindset helps you adapt to a rapidly developing industry
  • Professionalism and a developed work ethic allow you to contribute in a meaningful way
  • Self-direction and self-awareness enable you to establish a rewarding career path

How Our Recruiting Process Works

Every journey from application to job offer is different. Generally, our hiring process includes the following steps:

  • Application
  • Digital Interview (HireVue)
  • Live Video Interview with the Hiring Team
  • Offer letter

Ace Your Interview

Interviews are nerve-racking. Here are a few tips that will help you put your best foot forward:

  • Prepare questions about both the position and the company (the people interviewing you will always ask if you have questions—you never want to say “no”)
  • Practice common interview questions with a friend or family member
  • Dress professionally to establish a strong professional brand
  • Expect to speak in depth about anything on your resume
Ace Your Interview

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