Summer Internship - Biotechnology R&D, Davis

  • Novozymes
  • Davis, CA, USA
  • Feb 24, 2020
Internship Aerospace engineering Astronomy Biology Computer Science Chemical engineering Engineering Health Science Life Science Mathematics Medical Sciences Chemistry Civil engineering Physics Psychology Social Science Teaching/Academics Technology Veterinary medicine


Pioneer a brighter future

At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers to create a better world every day. For those around us, each other and for the next generation. We use science to advance industries, and as part of our R&D team, you’ll create and develop the biological answers that will pave the way for a brighter future.

Summer Internship - Biotechnology R&D, Davis

Are you ready for a challenging role that lets you use both your scientific grounding and communication skills? If so, you could be our new colleague in seed compatibility. You’ll be part of a dynamic international team

Science is the root of everything we do
1/5 of our employees work in R&D. Amongst these are some of the best scientists in their fields. When joining Novozymes you will get the chance to deepen your expertise every day. We value R&D and we will value you too.

When you join Novozymes as a summer intern, you will work on projects that give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to work in the biotechnology industry. To realize your full potential, you’ll be supported by both a mentor and colleagues who share the same goals and ambitions as you. This is your chance to participate in projects that will help you stand out from your peers.

Summer Internship Program Overview
Internships last for 12 weeks and require a 40 hour per week commitment. This is a non-exempt/hourly position based on the rate of $15/hour. 2020 summer internships will start in June when the Spring academic term has been completed. To be considered for a summer internship in 2020, you must have Junior/Senior university class standing by Fall 2020, and you must apply for the internship by May 15th. Recent graduates may also apply.

We will hire 3-4 interns in 2020. Interns will be assigned to work directly with a researcher in one of the following areas:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genomics
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Microbiology and Microbial Physiology (areas of specialization include Robotics Screening and Fermentation).


  • Enrollment in a BS degree program for Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related concentration
  • Hands-on laboratory experience, including use of analytical equipment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Company Description

Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions which include enzymes and microorganisms used in more than 30 different industries including biofuels, household care, agriculture and animal health to name a few. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. The enzymes and microorganisms that we find in nature make everyday products more sustainable by facilitating: higher production output; raw material, water and energy savings; and/or reducing waste streams as well as reducing greenhouse gases.

Please apply no later than May 15, 2020.

Novozymes will hire summer interns as temporary employees through our payroll partner.

Novozymes, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School