RSI Internship Course: Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology

Regenerative Sciences Institute (RSI) has a new 4-week Internship
Course: Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. RSI is a non-profit research
institute located in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley
and for the past 7 years, has been training the next generation of
biotechnology scientists through our RSI Biotechnology internship program.
RSI interns have come from Universities and colleges across the US and the
world to receive hands-on training. This internship course is a condensed
innovative successor to our highly competitive 6-month Biotechnology
Internship Program. The new program is a 4-week course that is a hybrid of
formal lectures, participatory exercises and small projects based on
ongoing research, similar to what our interns have worked on in the past.
This new format will provide a wider range of material and
serve more students annually.

The 4-week internship course is more intensive and directed than a
traditional internship, allowing students to explore many more experimental
techniques.  It will provide the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to
conduct biotechnology research and development (R&D) at a professional
level.  Guided R&D will lead to the creation of a data portfolio that can
be used to enhance job applications.  Projects will be selected from a
group of research projects at RSI and development projects at Panorama
Research Inc, a leading preclinical antibody drug development company. Of
course, an intern’s performance in the class will ultimately determine the
success of their career trajectory.

Although one can not use historical data to predict future trends, ⅔ of
interns who finished the program were placed in biotechnology jobs. In
our current round of 5 interns, 100% have been interviewed and 80% have
succeeded in obtaining job placement.

In addition to creating a R&D portfolio, interns will have the
opportunity to have occasional lunches with Bay Area biotechnology
professionals. RSI is located in a biotechnology incubator in the heart of
Silicon Valley with more than a dozen startups in the building. RSI staff
maintains relationships with key members of other local biotechnology
companies and startups. In addition, RSI will forward resumes of
meritorious students

Interested parties can enroll for the internship course session of their
choosing at http://www.regensci.org/internship-course-sybio-biotech/ .
There is a course fee to help cover the materials and teaching costs.
Enrollment for this internship course is on a
rolling basis and registration will close either a week before the session
start date or once the session fills. There are 20-30 places total for the 4
internship course sessions and thus participation is extremely limited.

By popular demand, RSI will also be offering a 1-week workshop on CRISPR
Genome Engineering. This lab-based workshop is designed for professionals
who want to gain practical working knowledge and mastery of CRISPR. At the
end of the workshop, attendees will have performed genome engineering on
yeast and mammalian cells and be able to design robust and efficient guide
RNAs using current bioinformatics software. To register for this workshop,
please visit http://www.regensci.org/crispr-genome-engineering-workshop/ .

 

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