Life Sciences Training and Internship Programs Sponsored by SCILS

Institution: Boston University’s BioScience Academy

Program: Certificate in Applied Biotechnology

Prior Education Required: Associate’s Degree in a science, technology, engineering,  math, or healthcare field and experience working in these fields. Intermediate Level of English is recommended.

Specific Course Prerequisites: Applicants must be able to pass the Academy’s customized Math exam. Go to the website provided below to find out when the math test is being offered and to access a free study guide.The math on the exam is roughly the equivalent to college level Introductory Algebra.

Non-day option: No evening option. Classes are held from 9-3pm, Monday through Thursday in the fall. There is a full-time internship placement in the spring.

Duration: 9 months. The program runs from September to May.

Semester to Enroll: Fall. The application deadline is in early July.

Website: http://www.bu.edu/biosci/

Tuition: This is a SCILS program that is MA Section 30 approved. To see if you are eligible for financial assistance from SCILS, click here. If you are, contact the email address below to learn more about program costs and financial aid options.

For more information, contact: biosci@bu.edu
For more information about the BioScience Academy, click on the file located at the bottom of this page and follow this link to a recent article about the program.
 

Internship Institution: MA Life Sciences Center

Program: Life Science Internship Challenge

Intern Requirements: Must be a MA resident or attend a MA 2- or 4-year academic institution, and have completed at least their sophomore year of college prior to starting the internship. Students that graduated within the past year as well as students pursuing a Master's Degree are also eligible.

Education Preferred: Past interns have majored in Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Business, Computer Science, Neuro Science, and Physics, but other majors are also encouraged to apply..

Schedule: When an intern applicant is contacted by an interested company, the applicant and company discuss and agree upon a mutually beneficial schedule.

Duration: 3 to 9 months, depending upon applicant's availability.

Application Due Date: Online applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are always being accepted, but an application will expire after six months if not updated.

Website: http://www.masslifesciences.com/grants/challenge.html

Stipend: This is a SCILS program, but it is also open to all applicants that meet the intern requirements above. Accepted interns can earn up to $15 per hour, for a total reimbursement of up to $7,200 per intern.

For more information, contact: internship@masslifesciences.com
 
Institution: Boston University’s School of Medicine & Metropolitan College

Program: Certificate in Clinical Research

Prior Education Required: This program is for students who have a foundation in biology, chemistry, and math; who already hold an undergraduate degree in the sciences; OR who are career changers with a degree from another field.

Website: http://www.bu.edu/met/programs/undergraduate/clinical-research-certificate/

Tuition: The SCILS program can cover some tuition costs. To see if you are eligible for financial assistance from SCILS, click here. To learn about scholarships and financial aid, go to: www.bu.edu/met/scholarships or contact 617-353-6000 or met@bu.edu.

For more information, contact: biosci@bu.edu
 
 

Institution: Boston University’s School of Medicine & Metropolitan College

Program: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences

Prior Education Required: High school diploma or GED Certificate.

Website: http://www.bu.edu/met/biomedical

Tuition: The SCILS program can cover some tuition costs. To see if you are eligible for financial assistance from SCILS, click here. To learn about scholarships and financial aid, go to: www.bu.edu/met/scholarships or contact 617-353-6000 or met@bu.edu.

For more information, contact: biosci@bu.edu
 
To explore other Life Sciences Programs outside of the SCILS network, click here.
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Jan 4, 2013, 2:41 PM
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