Internships in Bioinnovation

PSM Bioinnovation students are not required but are strongly encouraged to engage in external, program-related projects. Internships of different lengths can be taken throughout the academic year. These activities are arranged though the College of Science and Technology, are offered through the Fox School of Business and Management special projects courses, or can be organized by students themselves.


PSM Bioinnovation students are not required but are strongly encouraged to engage in external, program-related projects. Internships of different lengths can be taken throughout the academic year. These activities are arranged though the College of Science and Technology, are offered through the Fox School of Business and Management special projects courses, or can be organized by students themselves.


All internships (including those that provide academic credits) must first be approved by the PSM Bioinnovation Steering Committee and must be supervised by a qualified company mentor. A successful internship can constitute the basis for student’s capstone project, and often might lead to full employment in the host company.


Internship sponsors/partners in different biomedical industry sectors are being actively pursued. One example is our recent partnership with Dreamit, an innovative accelerator program that assists companies from startups to multinational corporations in achieving their goals. At Dreamit, there are 3-4 month cycles that focus on different industries. In the health cycle of 2015, five of our students have been accepted to work with cutting edge companies and contribute their newly acquired skills and expertise.


Other examples of internships taken by the first cohort Bioinnovation students include summer experiences in GenTox, a biotechnology company focusing on pharmacogenomics, hereditary cancer, and toxicology testing and Epitek, a biotechnology startup company that has put an emphasis on innovation in science, primarily in the healthcare industry. GenTox has already hired one current PSM Bioinnovation student as a full time employee.