Internships provide students with practical research and development training. After completing required graduate course work in Year 1, students begin culminating internship experiences consisting of a cooperative internship practice and an applied research project. Students intern with biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, government or non-profit organizations in three- to nine-month (paid or unpaid) positions that are tailored to individual interests and career paths.

Program's internship affiliates have included:   Genentech, BioMarin, Qiagen, Life Technologies/ Applied Biosystems, SanBio, Betastem, Cellerant, IncellDX, MedImmune, CellSight Technologies, Baxter, Nodality, UCSF, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Stanford University, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Buck Center for Age Research and California Department of Public Health, and more.

A PSM student conducted cell culture in a biosafety hood