FAQ for Interns

What are the eligibility criteria to be an InnovaBio™ intern?
InnovaBio™ internships are open to several types of students:
  • Salt Lake Community College biotechnology students

  • Itineris High School students

  • Any Utah High School student enrolled in a high school biotechnology course

  • Any college student pursuing a degree in the life sciences

Are the internships paid?
The internships are not paid.However students that qualify for work study may use the internship hours towards there qualifying time.
How long are the internships and how many hours per week do I work?
Interns commit to spending 2-4 days per week, 2-4 hours per day reviewing the scientific literature, writing new protocols, planning experiments, working in the lab, analyzing experimental results, and participating in lab meetings.
Do I choose my own project?
Our Director assigns students to projects based on the interest, experience and skill level of each student.
What are the advantages of working for us?
InnovaBio™ interns gain valuable laboratory research experience that will help develop a career in a biotechnology field. Several of our graduates indicate the bench experience gained by working at InnovaBio created a competitive edge when seeking employment as a research associate in a biotechnology company.
When can I join?
Internships are usually started in at the beginning of the semesters/terms, but they can really be started any time, dependent on availability of work for additional interns.
Where is it located?
Our laboratory is located on the Salt Lake Community College Jordan Campus, in the Health Science building Rm 218.