Scripps Research Education & Training

About Scripps Research Education & Training

Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences and use these fundamental advancements to develop innovative therapies that improve human health.

Our educational and training programs develop talented students and postdocs into leading edge scientists. The Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences offers a top-ten ranked doctoral program that empowers students to make high-impact discoveries at the interface of chemistry and biology. Students can earn their degree in 12 research areas that broadly capture the diversity of scientific investigation undertaken by Scripps Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Genetics/Genomics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, and Structural Biology/Biophysics. Students design their own training program that span one or more of these areas, with access to courses, laboratories, resources, and expertise in all of them. The school also offers dual degree programs with Florida Atlantic University; University of California, San Diego; and the University of Oxford. Approximately 300 doctoral students are enrolled at the institute’s two campuses in La Jolla, California and Jupiter, Florida, working with more than 150 graduate program faculty.

Undergraduate programs at Scripps Research give college students the hands-on laboratory experience and mentorship needed to discover their passion and succeed in graduate school and beyond. Both campuses offer unique mentoring and research experiences to undergraduates during the summer and throughout the academic year. Opportunities are geared toward students with no prior research experience, students with few research opportunities at their home institutions, students from underrepresented and underserved populations, and students who are the first in their family to go to college.

Together, our educational programs and robust support services, cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs and to improve human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative institute.

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Research Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 La Jolla, CA
“I really liked the lab that I worked in. It is very innovative and I learned a lot from some of the best scientists in the world. I also liked the talks, the activities, and the benefits that the program offered.”


June 2019 - July 2019 La Jolla, CA
“Through this intern experience, I was able to learn more about data analysis and computer programming with guided mentorship and collaboration with others. I liked that I was able to work at my own pace and gain experience with programming through tasks that contributed to the project as a whole so I did not feel like I was wasting time.”
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