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Internships at Illumina

Want to experience the breathtaking pace of innovation in Genomics?

Learn, grow, and become a fully-integrated member of the Illumina team by participating in our iAspire internship program. Our 12-week summer program not only focuses on relevant project work, we invest in you.

  • Enhance your skill “toolkit” and connect with other interns during program activities: gain insight at a Senior Leader patio chat, get global with team challenges, and impact patients as a volunteer.
  • Make an impact and add value by working alongside our engineers, scientists and corporate employees, using innovative approaches and technologies.

There is nothing typical about an internship at Illumina. Every day is an opportunity to learn from a visionary scientist, contribute to the team, and develop your skills – all while fitting in a basketball game during lunch. Combine that with a community of bright and accomplished students on the same exciting journey and it becomes much more than you ever imagined. Bring a sense of adventure, a love of learning and a passion for innovation and we will give you an experience you will remember for a lifetime.

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Jennifer iAspire Intern

“Every company says they have great people, but the people at Illumina are in a league of their own. They are brilliant, diverse, passionate, fast-paced and committed to advancing an incredibly meaningful mission. I have learned so much from them, my project, and the iAspire program about the type of leader and team member I want to be.”
– Jennifer, Business Development Intern

Jacob iAspire Intern

“The project I got to work on was everything I wanted—immersive, relevant, challenging, and exciting. Each day I knew I was doing valuable work that not only expanded my skillset, but also created tangible benefits for Illumina.”
– Jacob, Process Engineering Intern

Bryan iAspire Intern

“One of the most amazing parts of the Illumina iAspire program, that distinguished itself from other internships I’ve participated in at large tech companies, was the opportunity to create products that directly help patients. In the clinical genomics group, I got to come in everyday to create my own bioinformatics software that analyzed and diagnosed tumor DNA. This opportunity to work on an impactful project while learning so much on the way was the highlight of the iAspire program for me.”
– Bryan, Oncology Software Engineering Intern

Alexie iAspire Intern

“I look forward to applying the skills I've learned in this internship to not only the upcoming school year, but my future career as well. I interacted with incredible women in leadership and have found mentors that I will keep in touch with for the rest of my career.”
– Alexie, Market Development Intern

Each summer, our global internship opportunities are embraced by Undergrad, Masters, MBA and PhD students. The positions span all skill sets, from highly technical to corporate functions: Finance, Bioinformatics, Engineering, Research & Development, Marketing, and Software, etc.

Intern roles are posted and open for application throughout the month of October. Top candidates will be invited to assessment events held in mid to late January. Offers are extended in January immediately following the events, with late May and mid-June program start dates. If you are a rising junior through senior in an undergrad program with a GPA of 3.2 or higher (will be verified), or a grad student, apply for an exciting and rewarding internship experience with us. Please note, roles in our APAC and EMEA regions are posted October through December, with February assessment events.

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