The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced the launch of the 2015-16 Internship Challenge. The workforce development program creates hundreds of new paid internship opportunities each year throughout Massachusetts. Eligible college students and recent graduates can apply online through the MLSC’s website for an internship with one of over 400 life sciences companies registered to host interns. Companies review candidates through a web-based interface in which they can match skills with their needs. Upon conclusion of the internship, the MLSC reimburses companies for stipends paid to their interns.
Since the program first launched in 2009, the MLSC has placed nearly 1,900 interns with 450 companies. Many of these interns have indicated that their MLSC internship helped them decide that they would like to pursue a career in the life sciences. More than 350 interns have been offered full or part-time jobs at the conclusion of their internships.