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The Graduate Student Internships for Career Exploration Program (GSICE) is a program at UCSF that allows graduate students to do internships outside of academic research. The goal of GSICE is to provide students with hands-on experience in appropriate career environments in order to help graduate students at UCSF make informed decisions about which of the many career paths to pursue post graduation. The Graduate Student Internships for Career Exploration program consists of two main components: the GSICE training component and the GSICE internship.

  • Internships are open to students in all of the basic and biomedical science graduate programs at UCSF which include the following programs: Bioengineering; Biological and Medical Informatics; Biomedical Sciences; Biophysics; Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Neuroscience; Developmental and Stem Cell Biology; Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics; and Tetrad (Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics).

  • Students eligible for internships will be advanced graduate students (at minimum having passed all their doctoral qualifying exams).
  • Internships will be full-time for a period of 3 months and can occur in the Fall, Winter, or Summer academic quarters. (Recently graduated students are also eligible to be part of the GSICE program. They will have more flexibility as to the start and length of their internships.)
  • GSICE is currently looking for graduate student internship opportunities in many areas including: research in biotech/pharma; business relating to science; lawscience policy; science communication and science education.
  • If you would potentially be interested in taking a UCSF intern please contact us.


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