The Allen Institute’s internship program is an intensive summer experience designed to provide mentorship and research experience for undergraduate and master’s students who are interested in bioscience.

Applications for 2020 Summer Internships are closed at this time.

  • 2021 Summer Internships will open in December 2020.
  • We post occasional internships for our other institutes and administrative departments on a rolling basis dependent on each departments needs.


Areas of Research

  • Modeling, Analysis and Theory
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neural Coding
  • Computational Neuroanatomy
  • Human Cell Types
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineering
  • Morphology and 3D Reconstruction
  • Optical Physiology
  • Information Technology
  • Administration


  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies or in a master’s program. You must be enrolled through May 2020. 
  • Must be able to start either June 1st or June 22nd, 2020 and commit to the full 10 weeks’ time period. Interns will be expected to work 35-40 hours a week.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Intern Activities

In addition to working with scientists across the Institute, interns will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities and workshops, attend scientific lectures and present their work at the end of the internship period.


Interns will receive $15.75 per hour.


Housing is not provided as a part of the internship program. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing. 


Interns will be provided with an Orca card (Seattle transportation card) free of charge for the duration of their internship.

How to Apply 

  1. Complete an application through the career portal buttons above. The application deadline is January 17, 2020.
  2. Submit a resume as well as the following documents using the + supplemental documents button:
  • A personal statement describing your interest in The Allen Institute.
  • College transcript with Cumulative GPA and Courses taken (we accept unofficial & official transcripts)
  • Letter of recommendation by a university official. 


Can I apply to more than one internship position?

Yes, you can apply to multiple internship openings. You will need to fill out a separate application for each position. Remember to include your personal statement, college transcript and letter of recommendation with each submission. 

Will I receive a confirmation my application was received?

Our recruiting system (Clear Company) will generate an automated response confirming receipt of your application. Due to the large number of applicants and inquiries, we will be unable to respond to every individual inquiry about the status of their application. 

When we will I contacted for an interview?

The application deadline is January 17, 2020 at Noon Pacific Standard Time. You should be contacted by a hiring manager or mentor for an interview between the date you applied and March 10, 2020. 

What is the interview process like?

You will be contacted by a hiring manager or mentor for a phone interview. Please expect multiple phone interviews with team members. At this time in person interviews are not required as part of the selection process. We may choose to use a platform to conduct these interviews. 

Do interns receive benefits?

Interns will accrue paid sick days and receive a free Seattle transportation card (Orca Business Passport).

Do you provide visa or immigration assistance?

At this time interns must meet our basic eligibility requirement of being a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.

Do you provide relocation assistance? 

We are unable to offer relocation assistance at this time. 

Contact us

If you have any further questions, please contact us at While we will try to respond to your questions, due to the large volume of applicants, we may not be able to personally respond. Please refrain from asking for status updates.