Applications open today for BioTrain internships at HudsonAlpha

College students gain valuable biotech experience in summer program

January 18, 2022 (Huntsville, Ala.) – Christian Readus, a junior studying chemistry at Alabama A&M University, had little exposure to scientific lab research until this past summer when he joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a BioTrain Intern.

Now, Christian sees his time as a BioTrain Intern as a stepping stone in his journey to a STEM career as he explores where his chemistry degree will take him next.

“HudsonAlpha exposed me to a side of research that I didn’t know was there,” Christian said. “Doing something that can change someone’s life for the better is simply amazing. HudsonAlpha gave me the opportunity to explore another career option that I can pursue after I graduate.”

In its 14th year, the BioTrain internship program gives students engaging experiences in a wide variety of positions with the Institute and associate companies on the HudsonAlpha campus.

This unique internship program accepts 20 – 30 interns each summer for a nine-week session that includes a week of Biotech Boot Camp and weekly professional development seminars, in addition to eight weeks of employment for students. BioTrain interns work 20-30 hours per week and receive a weekly stipend.

Qualified applicants may have experience or interest in computer programming, data analysis, lab research, plant genetics, business and economic development, marketing and communications, science education, biochemistry, genetic counseling and bioinformatics.

Students who attend a college or university in the state of Alabama or have a permanent address in Alabama and attend college elsewhere are eligible to apply. Applications for the BioTrain program open today and the deadline for applying is Feb. 15. Students will need a resume, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation.

For more information, please contact Michele C. Morris, Workforce Development Lead and BioTrain Internship Director at or 256-327-0576, or visit


About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning, and commercialization. Opened in 2008, HudsonAlpha’s vision is to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and fosters more than 45 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit