Bioinformatics Research Experience

The Bioinformatics Research Experience at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research is a four-week research training program for undergraduate students interested in learning scientific biological data analysis. During their time with Coriell, students will learn:

  • General and biological data analysis using the R language
    • Including, but not limited to, importing, wrangling, transforming, visualizing, modeling and communicating your data.
    • Analysis of high-throughput next generation sequencing genomics data
    • How to communicate the results of your analysis textually, visually, and when presenting to an audience of scientists
  • How to read and interpret scientific peer-reviewed literature
  • Learn about the research being conducted at the Coriell Institute and the greater Camden community
  • To see content from last year, please visit

The 2021 Bioinformatics Research Experience runs from July 6 through July 30 on Tuesdays through Fridays and will be held virtually. At the successful completion of the program, students will receive $1,000.

It's important to note that applicants must have access to a computer of sufficient specifications and access to the internet (detailed below) and must be available to attend each day of the program.


  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Proof of valid work authorization is required)
  • Have a strong interest in science (advanced science classes are preferred)
  • Be available to participate in all four weeks of the program
  • Have some familiarity with at least one programming language (e.g. python, perl, R, Java, MATLAB, C++, etc.)
  • Must have access to a computer 
  • Your computer must meet the specifications and internet connection listed below:
    • An average of 10 Mbps upload/download internet speeds 
      • If you are not sure what your internet speed is and would like to perform a test, please visit the Speed Test website.
    • Minimum of i5 processor and minimum 4GB RAM, 8 GB preferred

Who Should Apply

  • Undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Sciences or Biological Sciences and have an interest in Biomedical Big Data Science
  • Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply

To apply for this internship, we ask that you follow this link to complete the application form. No applications for the 2021 program will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. (EST) April 25, 2021. The form is a comprehensive questionnaire with required sections including:

  • Contact information
  • Academic background
  • Hardware
  • Experience  

In addition, the form contains a section for document uploads. A cover letter, resume, and class transcript (unofficial accepted) are each required. Only PDFs will be accepted.

Finalists may be contacted for a phone/Skype interview in early May.