Molecular Biology Undergraduate Career Resources


Center for Career Development Resources


Pam Cohen

Pam Cohen
Associate Director-STEM

Pam provides career counseling for STEM students and will hold office hours on Wednesdays in the E-Quad. You can make an appointment to meet with Pam either there or at the Center for Career Development, using the Handshake system.

  • The Center for Career Development
  • Career Compass
    A Princeton website to help you explore a wide range of careers and to connect with resources, opportunities, and alumni who can help.
  • Handshake
    Access your new Handshake account to schedule appointments, discover career-related events on campus, browse job and internship opportunities, and schedule interviews.
  • TigerNet Alumni Directory
    Tap into this Princeton network and see how a community of more than 5,200 contacts can help.
  • Princeternship
    Spend time with alumni in their workplace during academic breaks, from one day up to a week.  Multiple Princetonships are available in the medical professions and Career Services is actively recruiting alumni who may provide Princeternship opportunities in research or corporate settings of interest to MOL majors.  
  • Research, Networking, & Posting Tools
    These resources can help you explore career fields and build connections with alumni and other professionals.
  • University Career Action Network (UCAN)
    UCAN is an internship-only site that is shared by 22 member schools, including Princeton.

Industries & Professions

Internship Opportunities for MOL BIO Majors

Alphabet Health is a small agency focused on providing the world’s premier medical communications to improve patient lives. As a true bridge between science and patients, Alphabet Health is passionate about playing a key role in a patient’s journey to a better life. As a Medical Writer, you will be at the forefront of this journey by developing accurate and compelling scientific communications that align with our clients’ strategic objectives. We are based in New York City, but have embraced remote work with colleagues and clients near and far. To find out more, visit our websiteLinkedIn, or reach out to MOL alumna Dr. Meredith Whitaker ’13, Associate Medical Director.”

bluebirdbio is a biotech company devoted to "gene therapy as a one-time treatment option for patients with severe genetic and rare diseases and cancer."  bluebirdbio does not have a formal summer internship program. However, interested students may send a cover letter and resume to the Department at, and we will forward your information to the company.

Bristol-Myers Squibb sponsors a summer internship program in world class drug discovery research laboratories including the therapeutic areas of Fibrosis, Immunology, Cardiovascular, Immuno-oncology and Oncology as well as Molecular Discovery Technologies, Robotics & Assay Automation, High Throughput Screening, Pharmaceutical Candidate Optimization, and Translational Sciences. Interns work on independent projects under the guidance of a mentor. Open to undergrads - sophomores and above; first-years with prior research experience also considered. Students should have strong desire to pursue graduate-level education in the biological, chemical, or computational sciences. BMS encourages applications from first-generation college students, students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and other groups under-represented in the sciences. To apply, click link above for more information.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is a large biotech firm with ~ 200 internship opportunities per year.  Each internship represents a specific project that has been identified.  These opportunities are not posted on Handshake.  To apply, click on the Regeneron link at left and then search "intern."  Jobs in Rensselaer, NY are in operations and manufacturing.  These are posted in the September/October timeframe and filled in the fall.  Jobs in Tarrytown, NY are in biomedical research and other areas. These are posted on an ongoing basis November-February.  Both locations are appropriate for Molecular Biology majors.

Additional Career Resources for MOL majors

  • MolBio holds a career panel featuring undergraduate alumni each year. This event is held during the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
  • Health Professions Advising (HPA)
    The Office of Health Professions Advising serves students who are considering careers in the health professions. Please contact HPA or go to their website for more information on health professions.  HPA sends out Vitals, a weekly newsletter which includes internship and job opportunities that may be of interest to all MOL majors. If you wish to join the the HPA mailing list, email HPA posts employment opportunities in their Post-Grad Job Board and offers contact information for clinical opportunities and research internships. A list of sample activities that past Princeton students have pursued between graduation and beginning medical school is also available at HPA.
  • Global Health and Health Policy Program (GHP)
    The Program in Global Health and Health Policy certificate program occasionally receives opportunities for internships and jobs from program graduates. Those that are relevant for MOL majors will be distributed via email.