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Intern DNALC, College

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is currently seeking multiple college-level interns to provide laboratory assistance for field trip, off-site, summer camp and faculty training programs. Successful candidates will become part of a collaborative team, which requires strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with others as well as independently in the lab.

DNALC college interns are expected to help prepare and maintain various equipment and reagents necessary to providing a quality genetics education to students in middle school and above. This position requires the intern to provide laboratory assistance to the educational staff of the DNALC.

After some time, college interns may have the opportunity to initiate an independent research project with the support of DNALC staff.


· Preparation of solutions and media.

· Maintenance of bacterial, C. elegans and Drosophila strains.

· Classroom upkeep, equipment setup and management of inventory.

· Packing equipment and reagents for offsite kits to be used by teachers in school.

· Testing of reagents and record keeping.

· Additional summer duties include assisting education staff during classroom instruction and supervising campers during lunch.

· Possible training of newly hired high school and college interns.

Education: Currently enrolled at a College or University as a STEM major
Experience: Less than 1 year
Other: Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during the school year.
 Ability to work Monday – Friday (8-4PM) for a minimum of 6 weeks during the summer.
 Must be at least 18 years of age.
 Must have reliable transportation to and from the DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED: Proficiency in bacteriology and sterile technique preferred but not required.
 Proficiency in preparing and aliquotting reagents preferred but not required.
 Good organizational skills.
 Experience with Microsoft Excel and other Windows programs preferred but not required.

For immediate consideration, please apply for this position with cover letter & resume on the CSHL careers website at:

 Position Number: 00651-E

 Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.
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You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.