BioBus College Junior Scientist Internship

The application for the NYC Summer 2024 BioBus College Junior Scientist internship is open! Apply to the Junior Scientist Internship through LifeSci NYC. Learn more about the college programs below, and learn more about high school programs here.

Every year, BioBus seeks college students with a passion for science and an interest in gaining science communication and outreach experience. Junior Scientists will receive training and mentorship by research scientists and science outreach experts. They will also gain teaching and leadership experience by serving as co-instructors in our summer programs. As part of their internship, Junior Scientist interns will visit research labs at leading institutions in NYC and network with research scientists. Junior Scientists will be paid $18/hour. 

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Intern Alumni, Ruby Gumenick and Desiree Obaji ’19, presenting their science game “Going Viral!” at the 2020 CUNY Games Conference.

More Information & How to Apply

BioBus NYC is a host site for the LifeSci NYC Internship Program! College students who live or go to school in NYC can apply directly to LifeSci and choose BioBus as a host site. Click through to the LifeSci NYC site, create a profile, and find BioBus as an employer. You can also apply to other great opportunities while you’re there. Questions? Email

We are currently seeking Junior Scientist interns! The 2024 College Junior Scientist Internship will run June 17 – August 16, 2024, and opportunities for continued part time employment during the school year may exist.

Position 1 – Teaching and Research Junior Scientist

Internship participants will:

  • Assist BioBus scientists in teaching mobile and community lab programs
  • Mentor high school students in science research programs
  • Receive science communication, mentorship and pedagogy training
  • Generate curriculum or curriculum/support material to be used in BioBus programs


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Demonstrated engagement with STEM (science major, STEM work-study, lab research, participation in community science)
  • Attend school in or live in New York City
  • Desire to develop leadership, mentorship and teaching skills
  • Have a genuine interest in scientific discovery and have an interest in working with younger students to cultivate their scientific curiosity
  • Experience working with younger children is a plus

Position 2 – Teaching and Development Junior Scientist

Internship participants will:

  • Undergo science communication and teaching training
  • Teach in BioBus summer programs and public events for classes and communities in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx.
  • Work on an adaption of a research science journal article that makes the findings accessible to middle school-aged students.
  • Write and format student stories, while reflecting student voice, for inclusion in grants, mass emails, social media, the annual report, and more
  • Research and assess corporate and foundation grant and funding opportunities
  • Review BioBus’ most recent annual report to identify and execute needed updates in format, layout, and content, both written and photographic
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Manager to establish processes for maintaining up-to-date organizational data to be included in future reports


  • Interest in and commitment to BioBus mission
  • Interest in STEM, education, or nonprofit management
  • Knowledge of and comfort working within Google Suite
  • Ability to teach in person both in our lab space and at partner locations
  • Adobe InDesign, Canva, or other graphic design experience

When do I need to apply?

While the LifeSci NYC Portal remains open until March 31, BioBus will begin assessing applicants on March 15 and the application is rolling until we fill our positions.

Where does the internship take place?

Summer Jr. Scientists will either be based at 129th and Broadway in West Harlem or at Stanton and Norfolk on the Lower East Side.

Video filmed and produced by intern alumna, Jane Rhee ’19

Additional Opportunities for College Students:

LifeSci NYC Internship Placement

Columbia Biostats Epidemiology Summer Training Program

Columbia EngAGE Program (Engineering Weekend in March)

Columbia Bridge to PhD 2-year program

Columbia Black Undergraduate Mentorship Program in the Biological Sciences (BUMP Biology)

Columbia Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics Summer Program

Columbia Summer Health Professionals Education Program

Feinstein Institute Summer Research Program


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Weill Cornell/Memorial/Rockefeller Tri-I MD-PhD exposure

Weill Community Leader Fellowship NYC

Rockefeller University SURF

SEA-PHAGES Virus Identification Program (Multi-site)

NYU Courant Mathematics – SURE. NYU Courant – SURE

NYU SURP Biology

NYU Langone SURP

Harvard Forestry

Underrepresented Student Internship Program with the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (22 sites including NY Genome Center)