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Research Internship

An Early Dose of Drug Discovery

Introducing Achaogen’s first research internship program, specifically designed to help develop early-career scientists and introduce them to the world of drug discovery and biotechnology. It offers students opportunities to contribute to meaningful projects and work side-by-side with scientists and biotech experts.

Research Internship Program

We offer 6 month full-time internships that gives students the opportunities to obtain valuable hands-on research experience and to solve real-world, complex scientific problems. Internships are paid and start in June of every year.

We are recruiting interns for the following areas across the research organization:

  1. Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK)
  2. Assay Development and Screening
  3. Therapeutic Antibody Discovery
  4. Microbiology
  5. Target Biology

Internship Highlights

  • Opportunity to work on challenging and fun research projects
  • Presentation of end-of-internship project findings to the research management and scientific teams
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social events


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a BS/MS science related degree at an accredited institution.  Majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology and other Biological Sciences are highly desired

  • We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students with strong communication, collaboration, critical thinking and hands-on laboratory skills
  • To qualify for the internship, you must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins
  • All internships are paid, so you must be legally authorized to work in the United States during the entire length of the internship.
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