Summer Bioinformatics Intensive Internship

Where:   The National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM

Who:    This program is geared towards undergraduate and graduate biology students who have minimal or no bioinformatics experience. 

Duration:    6-weeks

Format:    Space is limited.  Only serious students should apply who can complete the duration of the internship.

Certification:   Only for students who complete the entire session.

For internship dates & application deadline please see email announcement or contact Lisana Chávez, Project Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Topics Planned:

  • Unix

  • Assembly

  • Annotation

  • Variants

  • DESeq/Pathway Analysis

  • Metagenomics

Travel and lodging scholarships  *NM-INBRE (first preference), INBRE, COBRE and RCMI affiliates who need assistance with expenses may apply for a competitive travel/lodging scholarship. Indicate if interested on application form.

Acceptance (2 parts):

After you hear back that you are a good fit for the internship (acceptance part 1 of 2), you are required to complete a UNIX prerequisite to gain a fundamental understanding of UNIX prior to the course. The course link and instructions are below and you are required to take the test and send a screen shot of your results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by our deadline (TBA) for final acceptance.  You will not be graded - the test signifies completion of the pre-req.

UNIX pre-req training instructions and link

Step 1: Register/Create a free account.
Step 2: Check your email to activate your account.

Step 3: At your Dashboard, click Explore Courses and in the Search box, type "Introduction to Linux" by LinuxFoundationX. When you're on this page click on this image of the Penguin as shown below.  This will select the FREE course version.  There is another version that has a cost, which you do not want to select.

Step 4: Click Start Course, then click Audit This Course, and then click Resume Course. 
Step 5: Start learning! Focus on chapters 6-10, 12-13, and 15-17 

You can complete the pre-req early (recommended) and send to us as soon as you can prior to the deadline (TBA).  This way we can let you know if you've been accepted sooner and you can plan logistics accordingly.

Introduce yourself  If accepted into the internship program, interns should prepare to give an approx 15 minute PowerPoint presentation as part of the first day with the following in mind:

  • What are you currently studying?

  • What are your research interests?

  • How do you plan to apply this internship's course material to your area of study?

  • Fun fact about yourself

Have fun with this! We encourage creativity and personality!

Application Form:  Download and complete Fillable Application Form using Adobe Reader.

For questions and to submit your application, email Lisana Chávez, Project Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sponsored by New Mexico IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE).