The INBRE Industry Internship program broadens undergraduate student experiences in industry laboratories, local biotechnology companies, or hospital facilities. The 10-week/400-hour summer experience is often the best choice for geographically-bound students with academic potential who do not have access to a research university. The laboratory bench or field experience with tutelage by expert professionals give students needed skills and practice in laboratory and scientific techniques. It also provides professional development in the modern business world.

Since 2003, the Idaho INBRE program has developed industry internships across the state.  These partnerships vary depending upon the location of the institution of higher education.  Institutions with on-going developed industry internships are the College of Southern Idaho, North Idaho College, Boise State University, the University of Idaho, and most recently [2023] the College of Western Idaho.

The industry internship program is a competitive process that makes a holistic match between the industry, the student and the institution.

For application information, please contact the following:

North Idaho College


Rhena Cooper, TRCooper@NIC.EDU

College of Southern Idaho

Megan Jacobson,

Boise State University


Industry Partners include:


  • Amalgamated Research LLC, Twin Falls
  • Blue Water Technologies, Hayden
  • Outotec, Coeur d’Alene


  • Accurate Testing Labs, Coeur d’Alene
  • Neibling Environmental Consulting, Twin Falls


  • ALK Source Materials, Post Falls
  • Artisan Labs, Hansen
  • Medicine Man Pharmacy, Coeur d’Alene


  • Bonner General Health, Sandpoint
  • Kootenai Health, Coeur d’Alene


  • Coeur d’Alene Cellars, Coeur d’Alene
  • Pend d’Oreille Winery, Sandpoint


  • Alcyone Therapeutics Inc., Moscow
  • Burst Biologics, Boise
  • Public Health Testing Center, Boise


  • Lake City Animal Hospital, Coeur d’Alene


  • Glanbia Foods, Twin Falls

Government and Non-Profits

  • Coeur d’Alene Wastewater, Coeur d’Alene
  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe Lake Management, Coeur d’Alene
  • Fernan Lake Water Quality, Fernan Lake
  • Hayden Lake Floating Wetlands, Hayden
  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Twin Falls
  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Coeur d’Alene
  • Idaho Fish and Game, Twin Falls
  • Idaho Fish and Game, Coeur d’Alene
  • Idaho Fish and Game, Eagle Fish Genetics Lab, Eagle
  • Idaho Food Quality Assurance Lab, Twin Falls
  • Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Coeur d’Alene
  • Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District, Twin Falls
  • Twin Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant – CH2M, Twin Falls
  • USDA Soils Research Lab, Kimberly

Idaho INBRE and Idaho National Laboratory have collaborated to expand opportunities for Industry Interns in Idaho.  To access the program opportunities at INL please click below.

Are you interested in developing an industry internship at your institution?

If so, download-the-white-sheet.  For more information, contact Professor Rhena Cooper at

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