Advancing San Diego – Life Sciences internship for students

Welcome to Advancing San Diego’s Life Sciences internship application

Advancing San Diego’s internship program is an opportunity for students from Preferred Providers of Talent programs to participate in paid-internships at local companies. This round of internships will focus on students studying in Life Sciences related fields. Below is a list of companies that are offering Lab Technician internships beginning June 2022. Lab Technician internships will be in-person experiences, staffing partner Manpower will ensure that all host companies are complying with OHSA standards and directives. If selected for an internship, you will be able to inquire about a hybrid work schedule with your host company, work permitting.

You will submit one internship application listing your top five host company choices. Please review the full list below to evaluate which companies align with your strengths, interests, and academic background before beginning your application, as it will need to be completed in one sitting.

Please take a moment to review this “How it works” document which walks through each step of the program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Andrea Crisantes Suarez –

The application will close on Thursday, April 21 at 5pm PST.

All applicants are required to attend an onboarding session on Friday, April 22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Please register here or contact us to request a recording.


About the company

Left Coast Engineering

Left Coast Engineering (LCE), now in our 23rd year, is a WOSB that offers full-service, electronic product design resources. LCE specializes in custom electronic product design, reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping in the R&D space, designing ground-up, proofs-of-concept all the way up to high-volume production units with full manufacturing documentation. LCE also can complete low-volume builds of 30-1,000 units, in-house. The company supports both new and next-gen product designs from concept to production through hardware, software, wireless, fluidics, and RF design. This design support includes product definition, certification testing, production test, validation/verification, reverse engineering, and intellectual property protection for medical, industrial, commercial, and DOD applications. Left Coast Engineering is a dba of Park-Tours, Inc. and has always been based in San Diego County.

About the internship

Intern Responsibilities: 

The lab technician intern can expect to be working shoulder-to-shoulder with the engineering team supporting Left Coast Engineering projects while working on several aspects of medical devices and chemical fluidics that relate to the intern’s major. Working in a small company setting means there are lots of opportunities for hands-on experience in the design and validation of these new products that are under development. The interns in their daily tasks will be working with a bio-safety cabinet for testing as well as gathering, validating, and analyzing performance data, and other logistics that are part of the design process in product development.

Desired Skills: 

  • Familiarity with testing, safety, and procedures in operating a Bio-Safety Cabinet.
  • Strong Excel skills for data capture and management
  • Interested in getting experience in Research & Development
  • Likes hands-on tasks
  • Able to work in a small office environment
  • Organized, as they may be asked to help organize data or materials relating to the project or the company.

Location: 810 South Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, California 92025, United States

Hours expected per week: 16 – 20 hrs.