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STEM2VA: Statewide Life Science Internship Program Details:

The internship program, led by Virginia Bio, will connect 100 undergraduate and graduate students with life science companies in Virginia for an eight-week internship experience from June 6-July 29, 2022.

Important Dates:

  • Application Opens: November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Application Review by Employers: February 1-28, 2022 (*You may review applications as early as January 24, 2022)
  • Internship Decision Letters Sent: February 21-March 11, 2022, No later than March 31, 2022
  • Program Dates: June 6, 2022 – July 29, 2022

Student Eligibility:

Students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, including students who graduate in Winter 2021 or Spring 2022. Eligible candidates must either be 1) students attending a Virginia higher education institution or 2) residents of Virginia attending any higher education institution.

Student Intern Selection Process:

  • A representative from each participating company will be assigned login credentials to review student applications and select students they would like to interview (beginning January 24th).
  • Employers will have the opportunity to review applications from students across Virginia who are interested in working in the company’s geographical region.
  • Employers will contact applicants of interest directly to schedule and conduct interviews.
  • Once companies have completed the student interviews and identified candidates they would like to accept (including backups), our internship program manager will send internship decision letters via email beginning February 21, 2022. All letters will be sent by March 31, 2022.
  • Students who are selected by more than one company will be able to choose the company they prefer.

Program Details:

  • Assigned work for student internships should encompass a technical aspect of the company’s work in research and development, but can also include other aspects critical for operating a life science business.
  • The internship program is a full-time 40 hours/week commitment. While anticipating most internships will operate during normal business hours, employers have the flexibility to determine the exact schedule with the participating student.
  • Participants will earn $4,200 for the eight-week, full-time program. We are asking participating companies to pay interns $2,100 and are pleased to share that Virginia Bio will match the additional $2,100.
  • Students will be asked to join one weekly, one hour virtual workshop with their fellow cohort members to learn about leadership, team science, entrepreneurship, effective communication, and more.
  • Students will be responsible for their own housing. If you or your community have housing resources, please provide that information to the intern. Many of our universities have summer housing and we will make that information available on our website.

At the end of the program, we will host a culminating event where interns will share a 5-minute pitch describing the company and their work during the summer. In addition to being an enlightening experience for the students, it will also serve to create greater awareness of life science companies in Virginia among all of the interns and other invitees.

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