Product Management Intern
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms.
We are looking for Product Management interns who are interested in diving deep into Ginkgo’s business needs and orchestrating the delivery of software solutions and process improvements to meet those needs. The Digital Technology Product Management team works hand-in-hand with the science teams and software engineering to build in-house software solutions and buy 3rd party tools to make biology easier to engineer.
As a Product Management Intern, you will be working on one of our scientist-facing software products. You will develop your critical thinking and problem solving skills as you explore a challenge in scaling biological processes. You will be introduced to concepts in product management and design thinking and learn to apply key professional skills like effective communication and stakeholder management while completing your project.
Possible internship project examples include:
- Design a prototype for a catalog of platform services
- Contribute to development of an internal documentation system for all user facing software
- Design a data visualization prototype for quick analysis of high throughput experimental results
The Ginkgo Bioworks Early Talent program is open to students who will return to their degree programs upon completion of their employment at Ginkgo. Candidates must be enrolled in a United States based institution and/or have work authorization in the United States to be eligible to participate.
- Own a high-impact project end-to-end, with mentorship from an experienced Product Manager
- Analyze and refine the problem statement with stakeholders
- Perform and synthesize user research
- Run ideation sessions with stakeholders
- Collaboratively develop solutions and drive it from idea to implementation
- Collect and incorporate user feedback
- Current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree (current junior at the time of application), or current enrollment in a master’s or PhD degree program (approaching graduation from your program at the time of application)
- Interest in pursuing a product management career path, in addition to undergraduate majors in progress or completed in bioengineering, biology, chemistry, or related fields preferred. Having an understanding of lab science is important to this role.
- Demonstrated ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps
- Strong communication skills
We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.
We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.