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Intern – Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

About the Wyss:

The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, discover our technologiescatch up on our recent news, or watch our latest videos.

Role Description:

Breakthrough discoveries cannot change the world if they do not leave the lab. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering uses biological design principles to develop new engineering innovations that will transform medicine and create a more sustainable world. As an Intern, you will join a team of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who come from Harvard’s Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Design, and Education as well as 12 collaborating academic institutions and hospitals. Our team works alongside staff with industrial experience in product development to engineer transformative solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

What you’ll need:

  • Pursuing a BS, MS or PhD degree in biology, chemistry, or closely related major
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented
  • Interest in solving problems
  • An interest in biological applications
  • Should be open-minded, creative, energetic and bring expertise and experimental background in at least one of the fields of cell and developmental biology, computational or systems biology, microfluidics, microfabrication, bioengineering or systems engineering


  • Students with applicable majors that would include: Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology); Chemistry (analytical, organic or physical); Engineering (agricultural, biological, or chemical); and/or Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical)
  • Interns that have past practical experience in handling chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data applications

 Where You Can Apply:

Applicants can apply by filling out the Internship questionnaire form through the following link: Intern Questionnaire

Working Conditions

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Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

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