Solving the mysteries of bioscience
We are an independent nonprofit bioscience research institute aimed at unlocking the mysteries of human biology through foundational science.
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
We are leaders in large-scale research that transforms our understanding of human health and disease and shapes how science is conducted worldwide.
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
To us, open science extends to inspiring the next generation of scientists by supporting access to science resources, research, and experiences.
At the Allen Institute, we welcome diverse and innovative perspectives across our scientific divisions and science-support teams.
Students and early-career professionals interested in laboratory research, computer science, data science, molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, law, and communications are encouraged to apply for our internship and fellowship opportunities.
The Allen Institute offers science-focused and administrative internships as well as science-focused postbaccalaureate opportunities and fellowships designed to enable people from all backgrounds to launch their career in a space where they are valued and included. We do this with an eye towards our future research community and the highest impact for our participants.
Both summer internship and postbaccalaureate opportunities are posted in mid to late December.
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Curious, innovative, and committed to finding answers and meaning in the complexities of bioscience.
If you are interested in our Summer Internship Program, you will see available roles noted below with ‘Summer Intern’ included in the job title.
We occasionally offer internship roles outside of the Summer Internship Program. Timeline, eligibility, and specifics for each of these internship roles will be included in the Job Description.
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The Allen Institute Postbaccalaureate Program is designed to provide a quality research experience to those who have completed an undergraduate degree and demonstrated a commitment to STEM, allowing them to pursue advanced STEM education or start a career in science or a related field.
Each Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant (Postbac) will own a project that seeks to address a specific research question or scientific problem, and they will be paired with a primary mentor who will assist the Postbac in their career development and help bring them into the Allen Institute community. Postbac roles will start in June and are term-limited to one year, with the option to extend to two years.
Potential Postbacs are not required to have prior research experience in order to apply.
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The Shanahan Family
Neuroscience has a treasure trove of data waiting to be explored. The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience was created to provide freedom and flexibility to promising young scientists from diverse fields, as they work alongside neuroscientists at the Allen Institute and University of Washington. The three-year fellowship provides Ph.D.s from data science, computer science, physics, mathematics, and many other fields the mentorship and support to pursue their own research interests with our data.
Applications for the Fall 2023 cohort are open. Applications are due February 15th, 2023.
The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience
"An exciting opportunity to make fundamental discoveries." The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience, funded, in part, by the Shanahan Family Foundation, was created to bring diverse, non-neuroscience perspectives to the neuroscience field.