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Job Description

Intern for: DDL Vector Design and Early Development team

Work Location: 140 58th street, Building A-8J, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Length of Internship: June to August 2019


To obtain hands-on experience on molecular cloning and cell culture

Project and timelines:

The intern is expected to work full-time during the summer 2019. He/She will first receive the training on lab safety/regulation and routine lab duty. Then he/she will learn molecular cloning and mammalian cell culture technique at DDL. All work will be supervised by one of the senior lab personnel in the Vector Design and EDL team.


* Follow all DDL lab safety regulation
* Assist in the routine lab duties including stocking, autoclaving, making common buffer
* Assist in mammalian cell culturing
* Conduct molecular cloning
* Maintain lab notebook

IAVI and the intern acknowledge that the intern's responsibilities do not displace regular IAVI employees' responsibilities.

Value of Internship:

Intern will gain hands-on scientific research experience in addition to their study at school. He/She will have an opportunity to interact with scientists and researchers, attend staff meetings and acquire practical skills in the areas of responsibilities.

About International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

IAVI is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. Founded in 1996, IAVI works with partners in 25 countries to research, design and develop AIDS vaccine candidates. In addition, IAVI conducts policy analyses and serves as an advocate for the AIDS vaccine field. IAVI supports a comprehensive approach to addressing HIV and AIDS that balances the expansion and strengthening of existing HIV-prevention and treatment programs with targeted investments in the design and development of new tools to prevent HIV. IAVI is dedicated to ensuring that a future AIDS vaccine will be available and accessible to all who need it. IAVI relies on the generous donations from governments, private individuals, corporations and foundations to carry out its mission.