INternships for Sonoma State University students

Lab Research & Development 


12-Week Internship
Santa Rosa, California


Collidion, Inc.’s internship program has two positions available for students seeking to develop laboratory-based research experience in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device. We are looking for passionate chemists who are capable and excited about formulating products that meet the challenges facing global healthcare. Our regulatory, research & development, operations and creative teams work together to identify and build technologies that can improve the future of patients worldwide.

These positions will focus on laboratory-based research and product formulation opportunities in our Petaluma, CA facility. 

Research and Development

The R&D program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with senior scientists to improve technical skills and experience corporate laboratory structure while developing goal-oriented research programs. Students will be introduced to general aspects of product development and formulation. Each internship position focuses on translational (patent-oriented) basic laboratory research applicable for developing pharmaceutical products in the industrial setting. Students will learn about project planning based on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, project executing based on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Interns will be encouraged to take initiative, where appropriate. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in and present work during roundtable discussions with company management and executives. Experience will encompass: all phases of research, including, planning, writing protocols, preparation, calibration, organization, testing, data generation and documentation, data analysis / interpretation, and data presentation. 

Education Requirements

Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Chemistry or Organic Chemistry or a related field preferred. Students will be graduating between winter 2017 and spring 2020 school terms. A minimum completion of upper-division coursework in chemistry, organic chemistry, or equivalent area is required. Interns should have practical experience in the safe-handling of chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as relevant computer skills. 



  • Internship applications are due on November 30, 2016.
  • Internship positions are for 12 weeks, ability to start immediately.
  • Casual dress code.
  • Will be compensated at an hourly rate.
  • Extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the company.
  • Students must meet all laboratory, production safety, and compliance training programs at Collidion Inc. 


  • Passionate work ethic. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Organizational and time management skills. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.  


We value innovation, scientific rigor, collaboration and a passion for change.