Sage Science, Inc.
Madeline Huleatt and Kristopher Amirault, 2013 MLSC interns.
“My company was initially resistant to accepting interns out of concern that they would require too much time to train, would add little value, and would prove to be an expensive distraction from our core mission. The MLSC’s willingness to reimburse our company assumed the financial risk of engaging our first interns. We therefore brought in our first interns, mostly as a civic duty we felt we needed to honor. We expected to be giving, not receiving. We learned that all of our earlier assumptions were wrong. Not only do interns support the core mission of the company and add value, especially in our research labs, we love how they bring a youthful scintillation of intellectual curiosity and vibrancy to the company. Our experience has been so positive that we have expanded our paid internship program far beyond the MLSC’s maximum per company. We have also hired, and continue to look forward to hiring, the best of our interns as they graduate and enter the biotech workforce. I will always be thankful to the MLSC and the internship program for opening our eyes to the potential of Massachusetts collegiate interns.”
– Gary Paul Magnant, CEO of Sage Science, Inc.