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We are looking for host companies and organizations to help train the next generation of New York City’s life sciences talent.

LifeSci NYC provides access to local, diverse talent, helping source undergraduate and graduate students for summer internships to provide you with extra support with scientific and/or business functions during the summer from youth with fresh learnings and new ideas. It also gives you an early look at the next generation of talent and a pipeline for your future talent needs.

Hosting by the Numbers

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By The Numbers

140

students  interned at 60+ NYC companies in 2021

BioBat Scientists. Photo by Doug Wongshue.
LifeSci NYC
By The Numbers

100%

of hosts were "Very satisfied" or "Satisfied" with the program

In addition, the program provides hosts with networking opportunities with leaders in New York City’s life sciences industry and with City government leaders and facilitate businesses engaging with life sciences academics at universities throughout New York City to allow discussions about future talent needs and necessary skills development.

This was a very good experience for us… I was impressed with the staff running the program, they care a great deal and were constantly communicating with us.

Past Host Company

The program also provides branding and marketing opportunities as a participant in a high-profile initiative with presence on the LifeSci NYC website, at events, and in other marketing and PR materials.

Program Details

  • All internships will be paid positions.
  • Open to students currently enrolled in an NYC-based college or university or New York City residents currently enrolled in any college or university. While all students are welcome to apply and will be considered, preference will be given to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
  • Host companies can be located anywhere in New York State within commuting distance of New York City.
  • Interns will be invited to participate in a dynamic range of events including a pre-internship "Boot Camp" intensive training program, networking receptions, industry career panels, site tours, and they will have opportunities to meet industry leaders and more.
  • Due to COVID-19, we now accept hosts who wish to offer internships that will involve a remote work experience. Onsite internships also continue to be accepted for those hosts that are able to accommodate them.
LifeSci NYC, Photo by Jordan Rathkopf/NYCEDC

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Eligibility

Internship hosts must:

  • Be located within commuting distance of New York City.
  • Assign a supervisor for each student. The individual's responsibilities should include supervising students, assessing student progress, and addressing problems students may encounter on the job.
  • Provide students with a work experience commensurate with students' capabilities that conforms with the 10-week duration of the internship and provide supplies, equipment, and services necessary for the work experience.
  • Submit a survey response or evaluation report for each student at least once within two weeks of the conclusion of the summer internship.
  • Agree to serve as the employer of record for the interns and pay them a minimum of $15/hour. We strongly encourage hosts to consider paying above minimum wage ($18+/hour recommended).
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal employment regulations, and provide a safe, healthy, and hazard-free work environment. Any overtime hours will be the hosts' responsibility. Hosts will be required to comply with all terms and conditions and sign the full host agreement to participate.

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