Summer 2020 Internships in Plant Team

  • Pivot Bio
  • Hayward, CA
  • Feb 08, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

Start Date: Must be able to start internship between May 1st -15th
Term:  Must be able to commit to a three-month term at minimum.
Schedule: Flexible, usually Monday through Friday with Saturday work during peak season.  Four or five eight-hour days.
Location: Hayward, California
Compensation: $19/hr

About Pivot Bio:
Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN.

We’re looking for:

Pivot Bio is offering full-time paid summer internships supporting plant experiments assessing plant-microbe interactions and plant growth responses. Working with the Plant Team, our summer interns will process samples from field trials during the growing season. Interns will also help maintain experimental plants in the laboratory grow rooms or greenhouse. In addition, each intern will work to complete an independent project to gain further experience in microbiology, molecular biology, botany, or other related fields.

Our team thrives on collaboration and communication, and these internships provide an excellent opportunity to work with a close-knit team while gaining hands-on experience in a biotech laboratory.  

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Current or recent college student, biology-related major preferred
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and perform repetitive manual tasks, including standing for extended periods of time
  • Excellent observation and documentation skills
  • Superior communication and teamwork
  • Ability to efficiently follow standard operating procedures
  • Knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology, sterile technique, or agronomy a plus

    *Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

Impact areas

Food & Agriculture  

Climate solutions

Nutrient Management  


51-200 employees  

Organization type


Will sponsor Visa