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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. Apply now.

The LifeSci NYC Internship Program provides access to local, diverse talent, helping source undergraduate and graduate students for summer and non-summer internships to provide you with extra support with scientific and/or business functions 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

By The Numbers


students  interned at 70+ NYC companies in 2023

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


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, City government leaders, and life sciences academics at universities throughout New York City to facilitate 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.
  • 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.
  • Hosts may offer in-person, remote, or hybrid work experiences for interns.
LifeSci NYC, Photo by Jordan Rathkopf/NYCEDC

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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 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 $16/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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