Multiple Internship Positions Available from JHU HandShake

1. Nonprofit Management and Governance Internship 

Internship Responsibilities: Maryland Nonprofits seeks a summer intern with a keen interest in learning more about nonprofit management and governance and who is interested in contributing to the implementation of the nationally recognized Standards for Excellence® program. The program is in the midst of developing and launching new program components and an intern’s contributions will be significant. With the assistance of an intern, we can make these changes more quickly, methodically, and efficiently.

Benefits of this Internship: The intern will gain a greater understanding of nonprofit management, particularly in terms of the best practices in the areas of mission, program evaluation, board governance, conflicts of interest, human resources (staff and volunteer), financial and legal issues, openness and disclosure, fundraising, and public policy and public affairs. The intern will also gain research experience, particularly in conducting interviews and/or administering surveys, volunteer management skills, and project management skills.

About Maryland Nonprofits: There are very few other places than Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (“Maryland Nonprofits”) where an intern can obtain the breadth of exposure to nonprofit management issues, training programs, and practical resources in such a short period of time. Maryland Nonprofits is the statewide association of more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations, which is devoted to strengthening individual organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole. With offices in Baltimore and Silver Spring, and a staff of 18, Maryland Nonprofits conducts training programs and provides technical assistance on nonprofit management topics, develops and operates cooperative buying programs; promotes opportunities for information sharing and networking; represents the interests of the state’s nonprofit community before federal, state and local governments; and conducts research and educates the public about the important role of the nonprofit sector.

Responsibilities/Duties of the Intern:

(1) Involvement in implementing the Standards for Excellence accreditation and recognition program for organizations seeking to demonstrate compliance with the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

– Assisting in application reviews and due diligence on applicants
– Interviewing successful applicants in post-certification interviews
– Writing highlights of accredited groups for inclusion in newsletters and on our website
– Developing website and marketing content

(2) Educating nonprofits about nonprofit management and governance topics. Examples of duties:

– Coordinating compendium of excellent management and governance documents based on materials receiving “commendations” during the voluntary accreditation program
– Conducting research in response to frequently asked nonprofit management and governance questions.
– Conducting research and drafting written educational materials and training program materials on nonprofit management topics
– A significant portion of Maryland Nonprofits efforts focus on nonprofit management and governance issues. Maryland Nonprofits is the developer of the Standards for Excellence program, a nationally-renowned program geared to promote, encourage, and educate nonprofits about best practices in nonprofit management and governance. This program is offered in Maryland as well through eleven other nonprofit organizations around the country.

Preferred Majors: graduate and undergraduate students in fields such as: nonprofit management, public policy, public administration, liberal arts, and social work. Interns should also demonstrate a keen interest in marketing/communications or IT systems.

Internship Location: Baltimore, MD

Semester: Summer (Jun – Aug)

Hours: 10-20 hours/week

Workdays: Flexible

Pay: No

Application Deadline: May 23, 2016

Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter

Application Instructions: to apply, send your resume and a 1-page cover letter to Melissa Sines, Director of Education and Accreditation at Please, no phone calls. 

2. PhD Machine Learning Expert – Hedge Fund, San Francisco
One Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Company Size: 1 – 10 employees

Job Function: Engineering – Web / Software

Compensation: Paid, VERY competitive, with high bonus potential & great company benefits.

About San Francisco Hedge Fund: The comapny has a heavy strong focus on technology, is small (less than 10) yet growing and is thus seeking a machine learning/data science expert who can take a key role in research/trading to compliment strong fundamental research. This is a great role suited to a highly educated candidate (Masters or PhD) with a heavy machine learning background from a different industry looking to break in.

The role will give you amazing exposure to cutting technology and you will work alongside a number of top technologists and researchers in the space. Their office is based in the Financial District in San Francisco. We are small and collaborative, with a great work/life balance. The role will involve building new models and then creating trading strategies – and you will have a significant role in helping the team break out into new asset classes and markets, all the while leveraging of your expertize in the data science field.

Responsibilities for PhD Machine Learning Expert

*       Work in a small trading team in researching and trading new financial instruments
*       Conduct in depth empirical research
*       Manipulate and analyze complex, high volume data
*       Use cutting edge statistical machine learning and data science techniques
*       Use C/C+, Python and R
*       Work directly with senior partners of the firm
*       Introduce innovative technologies to the team – experience with cloud computing a big plus

Ideal Skill Set Required

*       Ideally a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related
*       Experience with Python, C++, R
*       Machine Learning Background
*       Experience with equities/futures a BIG plus
*       Able to work in a small and collaborative team
The compensation for this role is very competitive, as they are looking for the right fit for the role in terms of the team, and skillset. This is a growing team at the moment, so the responsibilities of the role will be dynamic and always interesting! The team is happy to interview candidates from all over the USA.

Qualified candidates should send in their resume to or call (415) 940-1476

Contact: Chet White

GRIFFIN PARTNERS LLC: founded in 2008, Griffin Partners is an investment management company that owns and operates Griffin Advisors, the manager of the Helios Alpha Fund and the Griffin Funds.

 3. Finance/Manufacturing Intern

Locations: Chicago, Washington, Boston, Illinois, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, United States (Chicago, IL, USA)

Job #: 2485019

Business Segment: GE Corporate Business Innovations

Function: Asset Management


Contact: Michael Morris, General Electric

About General Electric (GE): GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary/Purpose: The Associate Intern will assist the GE Ventures team on a project evaluating investment opportunities in a specific sector of Advanced Manufacturing. By the end of the 10 week internship, the individual will have developed an understanding of potential investment opportunities associated with the sector, and will have summarized the project in a document and presentation for the GE Ventures team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on 1-2 key areas of potential investment
  • Assist in screening investment opportunities
  • Prepare investment committee pitches for potential deals and help present to senior GE Ventures management
  • Participate in deal due diligence & closing
  • Develop and evaluate financial models for potential investments
  • Develop diligence data requests and help manage diligence process with target company management
  • Facilitate negotiation of deal documentation


  • Bachelor’s degree and pursuing Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct market analysis with the ability to translate the results into effective communication tools (presentations, pitches) .
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Desired Characteristics:

  • Educational background in engineering, physical sciences, or other relevant field
  • Experience in venture capital, private equity or in investment banking, software or experience within a manufacturing organization preferred
  • Working knowledge of Finance and Valuation concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail

Senior Scientist Position at Merck


Merck has announced a Senior Scientist position that will be holding interviews (Upstream Process Development at Merck Research Labs) during the Professional Development Event on May 6:


Resumes will be screened through handshake, Reference #333183. Merck is also requesting application through the following link.  

Job: Senior Scientist/BioProcess-Fermentation-Cell Culture


  • A minimum of a  BS with a minimum of 7 years of experience  OR a MS with a minimum of 4 years of experience OR PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related biological/engineering sciences
  • Excellent scientific understanding of biology and engineering principles for cell culture processes and recombinant protein production, including product quality modulation.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with advanced statistical and computational tools (e.g. Design of Experiments, multivariate data analysis, etc).
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, laboratory experimentation and data analysis.
  • Solid track record of scientific contributions and project accomplishment, with ability to deliver high quality presentations/publications.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with cell culture medium and process optimization based on mechanistic understanding of cell biology and metabolism.
  • Experience with applying Systems Biology tools (e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and other omics approaches) to understand cell biology and metabolism.
  • Able to independently drive the projects with little or no oversight.
  • Candidates with a passion for scientific excellence, strong communication and collaboration skills, and capability to deliver complex objectives under aggressive timelines should apply for this position.

Iowa State University REU

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Iowa State University is running an REU program over the summer. If you are an undergraduate looking for summer research experience in biotechnology, please check out the following link:

Iowa-State-Univ.-BioMaP-REU-ProgramOpen to US citizens or permanent residents only. Application process includes submitting a resume and two letters of recommendation. The deadline is May 8.

W R Grace Still Hiring Summer Interns

Deadline extended to 23 March, 2016!

#301384 Summer Internship Program 2016 – Technical at W. R. Grace

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies and Grace Construction Products—provide innovative products, technologies and services that improve the products and processes of our customer partners around the world.

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments-Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies-provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customer partners around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Our internships cover the following disciplines: Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, EH&S, R&D, and Plant Operations. You will have the opportunity to receive valuable work experience that will allow you to better define career and personal aspirations. The Grace Internship program challenges you to find creative solutions to real life business problems. The programs will be based in Columbia, MD (Headquarters and R+D Center) or Curtis Bay, MD (Technical Center).

Internships are 6-8 weeks over the summer. We also have a variety of networking events planned throughout the summer. Housing and Transportation will not be provided.

All of our internships are paid (hourly). This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside experts within the field of catalysts, business operations and materials. Our goal is not just to give you valuable work experience, but find talent for the next generation of Gracians.

Required Skills:

* An applicant must be entering their junior, senior year or a master’s degree program in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related science or engineering field.

* Candidates must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.*Transcripts may be requested as part of the interview process.

Please apply through Handshake as well as the link on the Grace website.


The 2016 AMALTHEA REU Program

An opportunity for a  10-week REU is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.

Machine Learning (ML) gradually evolved as a branch of Artificial Intelligence with its theory and applications positioned at the juncture of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and, even, Physics. Nowadays, ML’s role in successfully addressing hard, real-world technological challenges has become ever more current and central. Moreover, its presence and importance now permeates several aspects not only of cutting-edge technology such as computer vision, stock market prediction and big data analytics, but also our daily life through voice-driven searches on our smart phones or movie recommendations on video streaming services to name only a few.

The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


Without exceptions, applicants must be:

  •  Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline
  •  US citizens or permanent residents
  •  Undergraduates in good academic standing


  •  Exposure to the exciting world of Machine Learning and its applications
  • Participate in a one-week crash course to familiarize yourself with Machine Learning
  • Work with experienced student mentors and experts in the field
  • Participate and contribute to cutting-edge Machine Learning research
  • Take part in visits to our local industry
  • Paid travel and accommodation expenses
  • Receive a competitive stipend for per diem expenses
  • Visit Central Florida venues such as Disney attractions and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Meet new people and make new friends

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Apply online:

For more information, visit our website at or contact: Dr. Georgios C. Anagnostopoulos, Director of the AMALTHEA REU Program at

Modern Electron Hiring Brilliant Scientists & Engineers

Modern Electron is a venture-backed start-up in Seattle dedicated to generating cheap, modular, and reliable electricity for all. Expensive mechanical engines and turbines based on 19th-century technology are still used to generate the majority of today’s electricity worldwide. Modern Electron seeks to revolutionize the industry with paper-thin heat-to-electricity generators.  They do novel work at the intersection of nanofabrication, material science, thermal engineering, and vacuum science.

Top scientists and engineers from all education levels (BS, MS, PhD, and experienced) who are interested in exercising their talents in a startup are recommended to apply.

Visit Modern Electron at to find out more.

Max Mankin, Ph.D.
CTO, Modern Electron

Formulation Science Intern Position at MedImmune


Summer 2016 Internship

Formulation Sciences, Biopharmaceutical Development, Medimmune (a member of AstraZeneca Group)

Job Description: Carry out pre-formulation studies, formulation screening, optimization, product characterization, and stability studies of vaccine adjuvants. Conduct experiments to generate data supporting formulation. Conduct physio-chemical characterization of adjuvants and their study compatibility with selected antigens. Conduct filter compatibility studies with various proteins and emulsions.

Position Requirements: Theoretical knowledge of adjuvants and vaccines is preferred. Experience with techniques of protein and adjuvant characterization such as UV-Vis, circular dichroism, FTIR, Fluorescence spectroscopy, HPLC, light scattering is a plus. Experience with nanoparticles and emulsions are desired. Intern should be highly motivated to work in a lab setting.

Education: BS in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutics, or similar fields

Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary fast paced environment are also an integral part of this position.

Duration: 3 months, starting 1 June 2016

Work Place: 1 Medimmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD

Contact: Dr. Vidyashankara Iyer,