Students in the bioinformatics program gain real-world knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence during a 3 to 6-month graduate co-op internship in industry or academia. We help you explore your interests and identify potential career options that will allow you to make informed career decisions. Our co-op program allows each student to gain the confidence needed to move toward their goals while blending their studies and professional experiences. As the recognized leader in experiential learning and a trusted source of high caliber students, Northeastern enjoys relationships with more than 2500 public and private sector employers on seven continents.
Recent bioinformatic co-op placements have included the Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and pharmaceutical giants including Genzyme, Millennium, and Novartis.
“Northeastern University’s Bioinformatics program gave me the solid foundation in molecular biology and bioinformatic computational methods I needed to apply my systems development skills to biological questions. Northeastern’s established ties with co-op employers provided a number of choices, including the Perrimon Lab at Harvard Medical School, where I had the opportunity to co-author my first scientific paper and develop a web-based application for proteomic analysis of high-throughput data sets.” —Charles Roesel, MS in Bioinformatics 2013
“My internship at Millennium has been an incredible learning experience. This was the first time I had ever been exposed to enterprise-level computer systems and the complexity that comes with them. I learned a lot about what it takes to create and maintain such a system, this experience will be invaluable at future jobs .”—William Oemler, MS in Bioinformatics 2011
We encourage all interested employers or organizations to contact us if you are looking to employ one of our talented bioinformaticians as a co-op.