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Student Resources

Are you interested in becoming a genetic counselor? Are you looking for experiences to help boost your CV? Do you have questions about the field? See some of the resources available to you below!

Genetic Counseling Field Exposure Opportunities in Arizona

Looking for shadowing opportunities and/or informational interviews? Please contact:
agastudenthelp@gmail.com to get connected with our student liaison who will help point you in the right direction.

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Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) Jobs


GCA positions are a great way to gain experience in the field. These are typically paid, full-time positions. GCAs will typically help with chart prep, reminder calls, participation in projects/research, and other administrative tasks to help the genetics clinic run smoothly.

Clinical GCA Jobs

These sites currently offer GCA positions. Most positions become available as current GCAs get accepted into programs. Please contact these clinics about their GCA position availability.

1. Mayo Clinic (Phoenix) - Contact

2. Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix) - Contact

3. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (Gilbert) - Contact


Industry GCA Jobs

Genetic testing laboratories are often looking to hire GCAs. Please check LinkedIn or other job recruitment sites for postings regularly. Here are some potential companies to keep an eye on:

1. Prevention Genetics
2. GeneDX
3. Invitae
4. Natera

Genetic Counseling Internship Programs

Informational Webinars and Online Resources

1. National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) educational webinars and podcast series


2. Genetic Podcast Series DNA Today

Volunteer Opportunities


Looking for opportunities to volunteer with individuals with genetic syndromes? Here are some great resources.

1. Camp Knot a Phe (Phoenix)

Support camp for kids with Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Contact: Peggy Kulch MS CGC - Email

2. Gigi's Playhouse (Phoenix)

Down syndrome achievement center

3. The Marfan Foundation

Email applications here

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