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The LifeSci NYC Internship Program

The LifeSci NYC Internship Program is the City of New York's innovative, paid internship program to develop the City's next generation of life sciences leaders.

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interns since 2017

The growth of New York City’s life sciences industry depends on attracting and retaining a steady stream of qualified talent to start companies and fill essential roles, especially as New York City’s $1 billion investment is projected to create 40,000 jobs in the industry. The City has a vested interest in preparing a diverse range of New York City students for careers in the life sciences sector.

The program provides quality internships for undergraduate and graduate students, while offering curriculum and training support with refined “hard” skills in the sciences and “soft” skills of professional and personal development.

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The LifeSci NYC Internship Program provided me an excellent transition from a university setting to a career in the life sciences… and it has made me more confident and focused as I continue to develop my professional career.

MuhammadAli Moorji
Past LifeSci NYC intern

Program Objectives

  • Assemble a cohort of interns that reflects the diversity of NYC university students, focusing on students from disadvantaged communities and economic backgrounds
  • Work with NYC industry partners to develop relevant and attractive experiences, including frameworks, resources, and structured activities to expand, diversify, and cultivate the city's emerging talent pool
  • Position NYC’s life sciences industry as a valued partner to the university community to identify student career development needs, share resources and information to support field work/career experiences, inform program outcomes, and share program learnings to make internships scalable and sustainable
  • Attract and prepare a diverse range of NYC students for careers in the life sciences sector to ensure that the sector has a wealth of talent to fill the industry demand for good-quality jobs

This internship program allowed for a diverse group of students to break into the biotech industry, all while providing a massive support system and I, for one, couldn’t be happier!

Jona Kerluku
Past LifeSci NYC intern

Alumni Interviews

Annalise Schweickart speaking about her LifeSci internship experience

Annalise Schweickart, graduate of the 2022 Summer Internship class, is a PhD candidate in biological data science at Weill Cornell Medicine and a consultant at Harmonic Discovery. Hear her story about how the internship program provided her with the hands-on experience to complement her academic studies and grow her professional career. 

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