Presenter: Alexis Jackson of Mass Life Sciences Center
Facilitators: Mary Sullivan/Vanecia Harrison-Sanders and Alexis Jackson
The Internship Challenge connects employers with college students and recent graduates through an online platform and reimburses eligible companies (100 or fewer employees in Massachusetts; no more than 250 globally) for intern stipends.
Internships can be part or full time and can take place any time during the 12-month Program Year, which runs from May 1 through April 30. Candidates submit an online application, which includes their resume and a cover letter, to be posted in the MLSC’s application database (candidates do not apply to a particular company or for a specific position). There is no application deadline since internship placements are rolling.
Must meet at least one of the following:
Massachusetts resident (proof of residency required)
Attend an accredited college or university located in Massachusetts (enrollment verification required)
Attend a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) or a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
Must meet one of the following:
Currently enrolled in a 2-year college or community college OR a Certificate Program working toward an Associate Degree or Certificate (or have completed one within the past year)
Enrolled in a 4-year college or university and having completed at least their freshman year the semester before the internship OR have graduated within the past year.
Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program or have received their Master’s Degree within the past year. Ph.D. and M.D. candidates are not eligible.