From hands-on coursework to a 9-month paid internship, experiential learning is integrated throughout all aspects of the program to ensure students gain the real-world experience necessary to launch their careers. The internship component provides both relevant job experience, a foot-in-the-door and a paycheck. The average annualized earnings for the 2019 cohort was $58,200. Students have interned at Fortune 500 companies, startups, national labs, and research institutes.
Recent Internship Locations
Bioinformatics and Genomics: AbSci, Adaptive Biosciences, Epic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Galaxy, Genentech, Genomics Institute at University of California Santa Cruz, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Johannes Gutenberg University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oregon Health and Science University, NASA Ames, NanoString, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Omics Data Automation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Providence Health and Services, Phylagen, RNA Institute at University of Albany, Scisco Genetics, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific, University of California Berkeley, University of Colorado Denver, US Department of Agriculture, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Semiconductor and PV Device Processing: Cascade Microtech, Cree, Electro Scientific Industries / MKS Instruments, FormFactor, GlobalFoundries, Hewlett Packard, HRL Laboratories, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Inc, Los Alamos National Lab, Microchip, Nanohmics, nLight Photonics, Ouster, Qorvo, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Analytical Instruments Group), TSI Semiconductor.
Optical Materials and Devices: Arete Associates, Brewer Science, DigiLens, Inc., Electro Scientific Industries/MKS Instruments, Fiberguide Industries, HRL Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Los Alamos National Lab, Nanohmics, Nanometrics, nLight, Northrop Grumman, Optofidelity, Ouster, SA Photonics, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Analytical Instruments Group) Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Sciences Solutions Group), Timbercon, Zemax.
Polymer Science: Arclin, Brewer Science, CAMCOR, Chemicals, Inc, Emerald Kalama Chemical LLC, Encapsys, LLC, FormFactor, Gates Corporation, Hexion, Incom, Intel, Isovolta, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Lonza, Los Alamos National Lab, Luna Innovations, McConnell Labs, Nike, Pall Corporation, Polymer Chemistry Innovations, Reynolds Polymer, SACO AEI Polymers, Seran BioScience, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Laboratory Products & Services Group), Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Sciences Solutions Group), WR Grace.
Molecular Sensors and Probes (track launched in 2019): Cascade Chemistry, Lonza, OHSU Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center, Seran BioScience, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Sciences Solutions Group), Thermo Fisher Scientific (Analytical Instruments Group).