Bioinformatics Intensive Internship

Summer 2018


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

When:    June 18 thru July 27, 2018

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.

Topics Planned:

  • Unix

  • Assembly

  • Annotation

  • Variants

  • DESeq/Pathway Analysis

  • Metagenomics

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

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.

What to expect upon acceptance

  • UNIX Prerequisite  Some fundamental UNIX knowledge is required for this course. The introduction course will be sent upon acceptance into the internship.
  • 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 terms and conditions

  • Space is limited and acceptance into the internship is competitive based on who is a good candidate and will benefit most from the program. 
  • This course requires a strong commitment to attendance.  Interns who attend a minimum of 90% of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Interns to bring their own laptop.
  • We ask interns attend the next New Mexico BioInformatics, Science and Technology (NMBIST) Symposium (NMBIST 2019).   Mandatory for New Mexico students.
  • By completing the application, you agree to the terms and conditions listed above. Download and complete this short Application Form

Application deadline closed 11:59pm MST Sunday, April 29, 2018 (space is limited)

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