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Collaborating Office

Cambridge, MA

Mission: Accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information.

Overall Goals:
  • Learn how non-profit science companies balance advancing science and benefiting society.
  • Experience day-to-day workings of scientists in a non-academic work place setting.
Specific learning goals:
  • Observe best practices for establishing and sustaining a financially stable non-profit organization.
  • Gain experience in professional science communication.

Potential Projects

Note: Project details may change based on the needs of the collaborating office.

Science Communication plays a major role at Addgene as we seek to educate the scientific community about plasmid technologies in our collection, to popularize our viral services, and to inform scientists about new opportunities that will accelerate their research and careers. Interns at Addgene will develop scientific web content in the form of informational pages and/or blogs for our resource Interns might also work with the plasmid database doing data curation. At Addgene, this means organizing plasmids into useful “collections” and adding additional useful data and information to the plasmid guide pages. The intern’s background, experience, and interests may determine project focus, but potential interns should have strong backgrounds in molecular and cell biology. One specific field an intern might focus on is stem cell biology. Alternatively, Addgene can assign areas of focus to enable the intern to learn about a new field.

Time Commitment and Compensation

Time Commitment

  • The preferred time commitment is 5-10 hours/week with a lot of flexibility.
  • The intern would likely enjoy spending 1 day or 2 half-days working at Addgene to get the benefit of working in our environment, but this is not a requirement.


  • This opportunity is unpaid.

General Information

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