Applications now open for HudsonAlpha summer internship program

January 15, 2021 (Huntsville, Ala.) – Applications opened today for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology BioTrain summer internship program.

In its 13th year, the BioTrain internship program gives students engaging experiences in a wide variety of positions with the Institute and associate companies on the HudsonAlpha campus.

This unique internship program accepts 20 – 30 interns each summer for a nine-week session that includes a week of Biotech Boot Camp, weekly professional development seminars, in addition to eight weeks of employment for students. BioTrain interns work 20-30 hours per week and receive a weekly stipend.

Qualified applicants may have experience or interest in computer programming, data analysis, lab research, plant genetics, business and economic development, marketing and communications, science education, biochemistry, genetic counseling and bioinformatics.

“Through BioTrain, students have the opportunity to connect classwork with real‐world job experience and gain skills and knowledge that will prepare them for careers in biotechnology and related fields,” said Michele Morris, HudsonAlpha workforce development lead for Educational Outreach at HudsonAlpha. “The experience they gain during BioTrain could be the launchpad for their career.”

Ashlyn Anderson, an associate computational biologist in the Rick Myers Lab at HudsonAlpha, participated in BioTrain in 2019 and 2020. Anderson said BioTrain taught her the importance of collaboration and helped prepare her for a full time role at HudsonAlpha.

“My internship experience reaffirmed my desire to go into a career in genomics research,” said Anderson. “Researching my BioTrain project gave me the opportunity to take my knowledge beyond the classroom and further develop my technical skills.”

Students who attend a college or university in the state of Alabama or have a permanent address in Alabama and attend college elsewhere are eligible to apply. Online applications will be open January 15 – February 15, 2021. Students will need a resume, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation.

For more information, please contact Michele C. Morris, Workforce Development Lead and BioTrain Internship Director at or 256-327-0576, or visit

About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning, and commercialization. Opened in 2008, HudsonAlpha’s vision is to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and fosters more than 40 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit

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