Seasonal Laboratory Internship - PCR Lab experience required

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Clarke of Roselle, IL is seeking to hire a Laboratory Intern who will be responsible for defining the distribution and density of target mosquito species in relation to human populations. The Lab Interns contributions will determine the scheduling of treatments in order to control the nuisance and/or disease vectors.This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about public health, sustainability, and enjoys working outdoors and in a lab environment. If this sounds like the opportunity that you've been looking for, apply today!


This position earns a competitive wage of $13/hr. and generally works Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm (occasional Saturdays may be required). The Lab Intern is a full-time seasonal position and supports the summer seasonal operations (generally May September).


As a Laboratory Intern, you are responsible for defining the distribution and density of target mosquito species to help determine treatment plans for our communities. You love your Lab Technician job as you get to be outdoors enjoying nature throughout the day. You have excellent attention to detail as you safely set/collect traps, sort samples, identify adult and larval genus/species of mosquitoes, and document your findings. You take pride in your work knowing that your contributions are making a direct impact on the environment.

When you are not collecting traps from territory sites, you are performing inspections and maintenance on your equipment, attending training, and working in Clarke's state of the art lab facility. Your passion for science shines through, as you prep samples for virus testing, maintain equipment inventory, and assist the Lab Director with special projects. Lastly, your leadership skills are developed as you assist the Field Technicians and Light Trap Runners that work on your team.


Clarke lives up to the Company's mission to make communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable. We are a global public health products and services Company who pioneers, develops, and delivers environmentally responsible mosquito control solutions and aquatic services to help prevent disease, control nuisances, and create healthy waterways.

We are looking for employees who are passionate about sustainable living, caring for our planet and other people. We value the hard work and time that our team puts in. We have not forgotten that without them we could not be successful. We offer on-going training and support for all employees.


  • To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled and have achieved junior or senior standing and/or have recently graduated from an accredited University or College
  • Major area of study must be Biology, Entomology, or Environmental Science
  • In many cases this position may be used for internship credit
  • Previous experience working or studying in a laboratory environment strongly preferred.
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Communicate effectively in English in both written and verbal forms
  • Have a valid Driver's License with an excellent driving record
  • Ability to sit and drive a vehicle for extended periods of time as well as walk extensively
  • Required to pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture General Standards Exam (training provided)
  • Capable of using handheld technical devices including, but not limited to, smartphones, GPS, and system applications for safe navigation and daily work communication
  • Candidate must be comfortable performing assigned duties of this job indoors in a lab and office environment
  • This position also requires field work which may include walking through various and challenging terrain including but not limited to water, heavy vegetation and uneven landthroughout various residential communities, urban environments and traffic patterns where environmental conditions are affected by weather
  • Adhere to Company's jewelry policy (remove all watches, earnings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

Are you a problem-solver? Are you attentive to detail? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you have a desire to contribute to a better environment? If so, you may be perfect for this position!


If you feel that you would be right for the Laboratory Internship, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

Clarke is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

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