2022 BioPath Internship Program Application
Current Internship Opportunties

Employers and graduate schools select students who stand out and have a unique skill set. Completing an internship in a students’ field of study sets them apart from other students whose only discipline-related experiences were classroom-based.  Employers state that students who have experiential education (which includes internships) are more productive and better prepared for on-the-job challenges. Additionally, internships are a meaningful step in terms of building a stronger network among colleges, local employers, and students who are more likely to stay in the state (and the New Haven area) after graduation. In fact, of companies polled as part of our 2016 Bioscience Industry Needs Assessment, 75% of companies hire their interns!

So how does the BioPath Internship program work?

Great question – BioPath is an amazing resource for students in BioScience!

  1. Students apply for the BioPath Internship Program using the application that is made available each year in late fall.
  2. Applicants then meet with a member of the BioPath team to better understand each applicant’s individual strengths and growth areas and determine if they can be a part of the BioPath program.
  3. If accepted into the BioPath program, students will keep a resume on file with BioPath and, if relevant internships come available that students are qualified to apply for (i.e., academic proficiency and skill acquisition), we will help them update their resume & cover letter to meet the internship description.
  4. Either you submit your application or BioPath submits resumes for select internships directly to employers and can help you with the interview process.

What are the qualifications for the BioPath Internship Program?

We recommend that students applying to the BioPath Internships Program have a 3.0 GPA in their subject area, an updated resume with relevant experience and skills in BioScience and a great work ethic and passion for working in this exciting field.

Why go through BioPath?  I can apply for Internships on my own!

Technically, yes – you can always apply for internships on your own.  However, BioPath has a reputation for (1) helping students gain the skills they need to be competitive applicants for internships and (2) recommending high-quality applicants for internships positions.

What if I am not qualified for the BioPath program? OR I don’t know if I am ready for this.

Maybe you aren’t ready.  YET.  Don’t be discouraged – let us help get you on the path to your goals!  BioPath has other programs including Bootcamps and a dedicated Academic and Career Success Coordinator (Ines Morales-Reardon, reardoni1@southernct.edu) to help you continue to work towards your goals.  Feel free to contact any of the BioPath team to help you along the process or just have a quick chat to understand your options.  Kristen Seda (sedak2@southernct.edu), the Coordinator for Corporate Partnerships and Experiential Learning (aka Internship Coordinator) would love to meet to talk more about your experience, your career goals in BioScience, and how BioPath may be able to help you meet those goals.

Resources

2022 BioPath Internship Program Application
Current Internship Opportunties

Need Help?

Kristen SedaCoordinator for Corporate Partnerships and Experiential Learning