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.”
“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.”
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.