Q: Do I have to be in an EBRC member lab to participate?
A: No. The program is open to all US-based PhD candidates who are eligible to work in the United States.
Q: I am currently a student at an institution outside of the United States. Am I eligible for the EBRC Industry Internship Program?
A: Unfortunately, at this time, the program is only open to students enrolled in U.S. institutions and eligible to work in the United States.
Q: I am an international student studying in the US on a valid student visa and will be applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT) before the beginning of the internship placement. This will allow me to be authorized to work for a host company. Am I still eligible to apply?
A: Eligibility to work for a company in the United States should be established prior to interviews with prospective companies (by the close of the application window). We highly advise that you only consider applying if you are confident that your OPT will be approved by the close of the application window.
Q: I already have plans to attend a conference that falls during the internship period. Can I still attend this conference and complete an internship?
A: It is up to the host company if they will accommodate conference attendance during the internship period. Conference attendance is something that can (and should) be discussed with prospective host companies during interviews and prior to selection.
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EBRC has developed a draft Internship Program Guidebook to communicate guidelines and expectations for students, industry mentors, host companies, and current advisors/PIs. This Guidebook outlines the expectation of students to follow the policies and workplace conduct of their host company, expectations for other training, presentations, participation in mentoring activities, and post-internship interactions; expectations and guidance for industry mentors, including requirements for activities other than bench work; and guidance for host companies on non-disclosure agreements, publishing, and intern management.
The Guidebook will be linked here when available.