Conservation Internship – Plant Conservation Genomics Assistant

Mid Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Plant Conservation Genomics Assistant 

One intern will work with the Botany Team to use molecular genomics techniques to understand and conserve the California flora. In the SBBG Plant Genetics Lab, interns usually assist with data collection on a focused research question. Genomics Assistants may learn laboratory techniques such as genomic DNA isolation and library preparation, may assist with sequence analysis, and may help the Garden with outreach by presenting results. No experience is necessary, but a keen interest in botanical conservation topics and attention to detail are essential.

Interns will work side-by-side with staff conducting work to understand, protect, and restore California’s biodiversity. Intern experiences will include introduction and training, progressively increasing responsibilities, and personalized goals and emphases, as well as learning about other work within the department and organization and other professional development opportunities. It will culminate with a chance to share your work with others, symposium-style, at the Garden. This is a temporary, non-exempt, 8-10 week internship position (between June and September, 2022). The application deadline is April 15, 2022, at 8 PM.

To apply, please click here: SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN INC – Conservation Internship – Plant Conservation Genomics Assistant (

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