Internship, Apprenticeship and Mentored Research Fellowship Programs

Want to make a difference in the world? Work with a team whose mission is to improve human health? Help find cures for diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes?

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is looking for high performing students, high school through graduate school, to join our team as part of JAX’s internship, apprenticeship and mentored research fellowship programs. These programs range from summer-only paid experiences to more in-depth yearlong academic programs at our campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Conn.

Each program offers a challenging, hands-on experience in your chosen area of interest and also to be part of the JAX team. Explore opportunities that range from research in the laboratory, to promoting JAX science through social media, to supporting the organization in areas such as human resources and finance. Whatever your interests, JAX has a perfect spot for wherever you are in your educational journey.

Learn more about JAX’s different developmental opportunities below. For inquiries, please contact

Animal Care Apprenticeship

Learn more about JAX's paid hands-on summer animal care apprenticeship program, open to students enrolled in a Maine high school who are currently in their junior year.

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By being part of the JAX Internship Program, you will have the opportunity to gain real-life career experiences in your area of interest.

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Mentored Research

The JAX Summer Student Program is a ten-week summer research fellowship in mammalian genetics and genomics. JAX also offers academic year fellowships, integrated with a student's formal education program.

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Summer Legal Associates

Summer Associates will have a broad range of responsibilities from across the Legal Department and will receive meaningful projects that reflect real-time legal issues and problem solving. JAX is a participating member in the Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program for law students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

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