2020 Summer Internships

Therapeutics Intern - Antibody & Protein Engineering

South San Francisco, California, United States

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.

The 23andMe Therapeutics team is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that can offer significant benefits for patients. This dedicated research and development group in South San Francisco identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database and performs preclinical research to advance programs for disease areas with high unmet need. 

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to the design of a platform to determine protein-protein interactions and conduct experiments to test this platform for antibody epitope mapping
  • Work and communicate with scientists/associate scientists to support the drug discovery process and technology development
  • Attend project team meetings and group meetings to present scientific data
  • Keep accurate and complete laboratory documentation and electronic files 

What you’ll learn

  • Learn advanced techniques on production and characterization of therapeutic targets and antibodies
  • Experience working in an industrial laboratory environment
  • Gain exposure to drug discovery and development in the industry

Who you are

  • Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including cloning, protein expression, and purification. 
  • Strong technical skills including bacterial, yeast and mammalian cell cultures and protein biochemistry techniques such as protein-crosslinking and mass spectrometry. Hands-on experience with cryoEM or phage-display is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of protein structural biology and biochemistry is desirable
  • Highly detail-oriented and with strong ability to troubleshoot
  • Independent and self-motivated in developing cutting-edge technologies in areas of biotherapeutics


  • Must be enrolled in an academic program pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical science or related field.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

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.