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DCLS Summer Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in the DCLS Summer Internship Program!

Are you interested in pursuing a career in public health or learning more about public health and laboratory science? YOU can help promote and protect the health and safety of all Virginians! Internships at DCLS provide a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of the most diverse public health laboratories in the nation. As an intern, you will have the chance to participate in a variety of laboratory activities and interact on a daily basis with laboratorians involved in public health and emergency response. The experience gained from the completion of a DCLS internship will strengthen your skills as you prepare for your future.

DCLS internships are project-oriented and are designed to be mutually beneficial to the intern and the laboratory. The number of accepted applicants each year varies and is subject to the number of available projects and/or program areas with DCLS initiatives. Please see subject areas and eligibility requirements below.

Internship Program Areas MAY include topics such as:
  • Laboratory Administration
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analytics
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Microbiology and/or Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology/Food Safety
  • Immunology/Virology
  • Infectious Disease Pathogen Detection
  • Informatics
  • Genomic Epidemiology
  • Pathogen Genomic Sequencing
  • Newborn Screening
  • Quality Assurance/Safety/Auditing
  • Training/Communications/Media/Lab Systems