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High School Laboratory Intern

Department: Baliga Lab
Location: Seattle, WA

Laboratory Intern – High School

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is an internationally renowned non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. Founded in 2000 in Seattle, Washington, ISB´s goal is to unravel the mysteries of cellular networks and identify strategies that will usher in a new era of predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory medicine.

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is seeking four, temporary Laboratory High School Interns to work in the Baliga Laboratory during the summer before they begin their senior year. Only current juniors (11th graders) are eligible to apply.

Interns will learn about systems biology and apply their learning to a research project.  Students will learn microbiology and other laboratory and computer-based skills.  Students will also assist in the optimization of lab experiments for high school classrooms, learn about various professional paths, and develop a web page that describes their experiences. Please view this website for more information on the intern program:

This position will likely begin Wednesday, July 5, and end on August 25, 2017. The Intern will work up to 40 hours per week. Pay rate is $13.00/hour.

Complete the following steps to apply for the High School Internship position:

  • Complete your resume and obtain your unofficial transcript.
  • Request a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, supervisor, or other mentor.  Your recommender should directly send their letter to Claudia Ludwig ( or 401 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109).  Please verify with your recommender that they have sent their letter.
  • Click "START YOUR APPLICATION" below to fill out the online application and upload the requested materials.  The EEO/disability disclosures are voluntary.  
  • Email applications are strongly encouraged. However, if you are unable to complete the online application process, please download and fill out this form ( ) and send all needed hard copy documents to:  Human Resources, High School Internship Application, Institute for Systems Biology,  401 Terry Avenue N,  Seattle, WA 98109.
  • Please submit all materials by midnight on March 29, 2017. You will be contacted in April regarding your application.
  • Any questions can be directed to Claudia Ludwig (, 206-732-1453).

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