The Next Generation ofBiotech Professionals

At Cytokinetics we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of biotech professionals through our annual Cytokinetics Internship Program. We believe that investing in enthusiastic students and recent graduates brings fresh perspectives and insights to our teams and we take pride in providing opportunities to contribute to meaningful projects. Through our Internship Program we aim to provide a challenging and rewarding experience to build a strong foundation for a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Interns who join our program will gain valuable hands-on experience and exposure to the biotech industry throughout the summer from our lunch and learn series on the biotech industry. Interns can also look forward to social events including day trips and outings, as well as our annual Employee Appreciation Day event held each summer. Interns also have the opportunity to build their presentation skills through a final presentation, organized at the end of the summer for colleagues and senior management.

Each summer we offer several paid internships at our South San Francisco headquarters. Internships take place for approximately 10-12 weeks, beginning in late May or June. Internships are posted online at the end of December, and selections will be made between January and March.

Team Building

While most of our interns worked remotely in 2020, our intern team-building events carried on. We organized a virtual boba making class courtesy of San Francisco-based Boba Guys!

Networking Opportunities

The internship program ensures interns from across the company have time to network with each other, as well as learn about biotechnology companies and the drug discovery process through our lunch & learn program.

Offsite Events

Being in the Bay Area means lots of great hikes, and there’s nothing better than networking in nature. Our interns participate in outings and day trips to provide opportunities to meet their fellow interns and explore the beauty of Northern California.

Internship Program Highlights

Interns who join our program will gain valuable hands-on experience and exposure to the biotech industry throughout the summer. Additional features of the internship program include:

  • Social events including day trips and outings
  • Lunch and learn series on biotech industry featuring company speakers
  • Participation in annual Employee Appreciation Day event
  • Final presentation at end of summer to colleagues and senior management

If you are interested in applying to our internship program, please visit our Job Opportunities page where internships will be posted between December and February.