Bioinformatics Training & Internship Program 2024

Accepted interns will receive training in introductory biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.


The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Core Facility for Bioinformatics is inviting Filipino college students and young professionals in science and engineering for an online training and internship program in bioinformatics. This will be held during the mid-year period from July 08 to August 16 2024, and conducted fully online. Interested individuals from public and private colleges, universities, and research institutions in the Philippines are invited to apply.

Eligibility requirements

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 units in biology, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Has experience in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java, R, etc.)
  • Self-motivated to study and to learn about multiple disciplines
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Preferably familiar with the Unix/Linux command line environment
  • Able to commit full-time during the course of internship (approx. 240 hours total)
  • Must be citizens and residents of the Philippines

Student applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing, enrolled in a science or engineering course at an accredited college or university in the Philippines. Young professional applicants must have a BS degree in a science or engineering field, and be a researcher and/or faculty member employed at a research or higher education institution in the Philippines.

Participation requires a personal computer (laptop or desktop) with a reliable high-speed internet connection.


Accepted interns will receive training in introductory biology, genomics, and bioinformatics, and gain supervised, hands-on experience doing research or infrastructure development on real bioinformatics projects. No stipend or remuneration will be provided.

Application Process

All applicants are requested to provide a copy of their curriculum vitae, as well as a letter of motivation addressed to the Internship Committee of the Core Facility for Bioinformatics, Philippine Genome Center, to be submitted through the application form linked below.

The deadline for application is Monday, May 27, 2024, and accepted applicants will be notified on Friday, June 14, 2024. For further inquiries, email us at or call us at 898-18500 loc 4706.