Genentech is a pioneering, biotechnology giant based out of San Francisco that has its employees raving about work/life balance and generous benefits.



Looks For

Genentech acknowledges that employees are key to their success. Genentech seeks passionate people driven to tackling some of the world’s most challenging medical conditions. Genentech also cites statistical/analytical skills, knowledge of Python, effective communication, and passion for scientific intelligence as major pluses.

History of


Genentech has a clear-cut mission statement: “Work hard, play hard, and give back.” No wonder Genentech has earned its place on Fortune’s Best Companies list for 22 years.


Internship Programs

Genentech Internship Program

Genentech offers paid internships in California - South San Francisco, Vacaville, and Oceanside - as well as in Hillsboro, Oregon. Most internships take place in the summer and are typically 10 to 12 weeks long. Interns are recruited for many functions across the company and will work on challenging, business-critical projects.

Genentech Co-op Program

Genentech also offers a Cooperative Education Program that gives students the opportunity to supplement their education with valuable hands-on experience and training. Co-ops are paid and are typically 6 to 12 months.

Types of Internships:

  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • R&D
  • And more...

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Business Development
PR / Corporate Communications
Customer Support / Success
Human Resources / People / Talent
Legal / Public Policy
Quality Assurance
Sales / Account Management
Supply Chain / Logistics
Research & Development
Biotech / Pharma
Office Locations
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Sacramento, CA
Portland, OR
Louisville, KY

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Master’s, PharmD, or PhD.
  • Learning & network opportunities
  • End-of-summer presentation of project findings to senior management
  • Career development panels
  • VP Lunch and Learn speaker series
  • Consideration for future full-time positions, rotation programs, or contract roles


Interview Process

Genentech’s summer internship job applications generally open in November of the previous year and run through the end of March. Selections for internships vary by position, but are generally made during January through April.

1. Initial Phone Screen

The first step is a brief phone conversation with a hiring manager to go over your background, interests, and communicating/collaborating style to see if you’re a good fit.

2. Phone Interview

The next step is a phone interview, this one more in-depth.