2020 Summer Internships

Research Intern - Research Ethics

Sunnyvale, California, United States

Do you enjoy laying out the pieces of a scientific story so that a non-scientist can understand it? Do you feel that regulation makes sense, but only when it’s sensible? Are you motivated not only by getting things done but by making sure they’re done right? Do you think the operational part of “human subjects” is “human” and not “subjects”? 23andMe is seeking a talented intern for the Research Ethics Team. This person will join a team of Regulatory Scientists and will assist in projects that leverage participant feedback to promote the ethical conduct of our human subjects research program. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the personal genomics industry while contributing to the protection of research participants who are contributing to ground-breaking genetics research.

Who we are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

 What you’ll do

  • Work closely with various cross-functional teams to investigate research participant perspectives that will drive insights into our current approach to our human subjects research program
  • Perform literature reviews and analyses to support the Research Ethics Team’s research projects

Who you are 

  • Like us, you are mission-driven and passionate about the protection of research participants 
  • You have a strong familiarity with bioethical and regulatory concepts and are passionate about the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics research
  • You have a good working knowledge of statistics and modern human genetics concepts
  • You have experience supporting a wide variety of human subjects research

What you'll bring 

  • Working towards or have obtained an advanced degree (M.S., M.A. or Ph.D.) in bioethics, medical ethics, science policy, or related discipline in biomedical or social science
  • Knowledge of the principles and federal regulations governing the ethical conduct of human subjects research
  • Strong analytical, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Relentless attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive and independent, and also flexible in the face of evolving priorities
  • Excellent communication skills with experience communicating with diverse stakeholders

Join the gene pool as part of 23andMe’s Summer Intern Class of 2020! Our Summer Internship Program is full-time for 12 weeks and provides opportunities to be involved in work that’s impactful at a mission-driven company. All internship opportunities are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The expected start dates are in May or June depending on your school schedule. Please note, students will be responsible for their own housing and relocation. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

 About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has over 10 million customers worldwide, with ~80 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Sunnyvale, CA. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.