Now in its seventh year, the LifeSci NYC Internship Program invites college and graduate students (and recent grads) to apply for fall, winter, and spring internship opportunities in science, tech, and business capacities. The program seeks to provide experience and training for students and recent graduates interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences industry.
Students enrolled in a New York City-based college or university or New York City residents enrolled in any college or university are eligible to apply. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET AT LEAST ONE OF THESE CRITERIA. Those who graduated in spring 2021 or later are also eligible.
Host companies and organizations range from early-stage startups to large pharmaceutical and biotech firms to businesses that serve the industry in specific capacities, including marketing, public relations, or capital investment. Some opportunities are also available in companies in the food tech and climate tech sector. More than 180 companies have served as hosts since the program’s inception.
Eligible majors and areas of study include, but are not limited to:
- Biomedical or Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science / Data Science / Statistics
- Public Health
- Other life sciences / STEM fields
- Computer Science / IT
- Supply Chain / Operations
- Public Affairs / Regulatory
- Public Policy
- Human Resources
- Open to students currently enrolled in a New York City-based college or university, or New York City residents currently enrolled in any college or university
- Students must be US citizens or US permanent residents (including DACA participants), have TPS status, OR be holders of visas that allow completion of the internship without sponsorship.
- Recent graduates (spring 2022 or later) are also eligible to apply
- Students must be at least 18 years of age.
- Students should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Students with a GPA under 3.0 may apply but must write an explanation of extenuating circumstances.
- Participants in the LifeSci NYC Internship Program must commit to the work requirements of their host site, and will be invited to participate in any programming scheduled for members of the current LifeSci NYC Internship cohort.
- Internship dates and time commitments will vary according to the needs of the host company.
- Host companies may be located anywhere within commuting distance of New York City.
- Companies that served as hosts over the past year include Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, AVX, BioBus, Biolabs@NYULangone, ChemFinity, Columbia Department of Medicine, Edge Foods, Harmonic Discovery, Hudson River Park Trust, Kallyope, LEXEO Therapeutics, Lilu, Inc., Lucerna, New York Genome Center, New York Stem Cell Foundation, Pfizer, Rarecells, Surgivance, The Bee Conservancy, TômTex, Vader Nanotechnologies, Valera Health, and many more!
- Please note that the LifeSci NYC Internship Program cannot provide housing, meals, and/or transportation costs. Interns must make their own arrangements for accommodations, meals, and travel.
- All positions are paid at least $15/hour, and most pay $18/hour or more.
We encourage you to complete an initial online application now (requiring basic information about you and your credentials, as well as your resume). You will then have access to our listings whenever we post a new position, and you will be able to apply quickly and easily for available roles. We will be posting opportunities on a rolling basis. Please note: As an applicant, you are not guaranteed a placement.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/lifescistudents
- R&D: Conduct research on coagulation, polymer chemistry, rheology, biochemistry, and material science.
- R&D: Perform research on functional annotation of the human genome with respect to fertility potential.
- Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Cell Biology: Design, clone and test constructs using molecular and cell bio techniques; conduct protein expression, purification and characterization studies; develop and optimize experimental conditions to improve assay development workflow.
- Bioinformatics: Build pipelines and tools to manage large volumes of sequencing data and assist with generating and assessing meta-data to support R&D efforts.
- Data Science: Collect and analyze data which demonstrates the value of clinical decision tools in addressing public health issues; conduct outreach with calculator creators for virtual interviews and feedback; develop data-driven process for ongoing identification and prioritization of new EBM content and tools.
- Medical Device Design: Assist in designing and assembling proprietary hardware for use in hospitals and nursing homes.
- Regulatory Affairs: Assist regulatory department on all operational aspects of regulatory affairs, including establishment of electronic submission capabilities, publishing and submission of documents to the FDA and other regulatory authorities.
- Quality Assurance: Help maintain central document control system, implement OSHA requirements, participate in inspections and report any non-conformances.
- Manufacturing: Assist with supply chain logistics, optimization of processes / process flows, creation and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and batch records, and equipment installation and qualification.
- Business Development: Provide support for patent status and descriptions for marketing & licensing purposes. Analyze technologies for market potential. Develop commercial evaluation reports.
- Market Research: Perform market research, develop marketplace analysis, provide strategic assessment, use market research data to support existing and new marketing sales strategies.
- Public Relations/Communications: Assist through brainstorming, research, creating competitor profiles, and assisting in development of proposal submissions. Exposure to consulting, team management, general financial and HR management.
- Finance: Develop new financial projections and budget model for existing and new clinical programs. Develop risk-adjusted valuation models for clinical programs.
These are examples of positions that have been offered in the past. Some may not be available at this time, and each has specific academic and skill requirements. There will also be positions available that require students to be knowledgeable in specialties not mentioned here.