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BioLife Health Research Center Internships

In today's rapidly evolving global economy, securing desirable jobs becomes increasingly challenging. While pursuing higher education is crucial, augmenting classroom learning with real-world experience can offer a significant advantage in the competitive job market.


Our internships empower you to elevate your academic knowledge through hands-on experience, cultivating invaluable industry connections and enhancing your resume. As networking plays a pivotal role in today's job landscape, our program enables you to foster meaningful professional relationships that could prove instrumental in securing your dream job.


Joining our team presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the health sciences field, developing practical research and applied skills while expanding your network. By working alongside experienced professionals, you can nurture lasting connections that may provide pivotal endorsements in the future. Our program will enable you to refine your communication skills, master cutting-edge technologies, delve into research fundamentals, and explore various analytical and project management techniques.


In the ever-changing world of work, continuous learning is paramount. Investing in your skills inventory early on can shape the trajectory of your entire career. Embark on this enriching journey with us and take the first step towards a brighter and more successful future.


So, if you're a student eager to dive into the professional world, consider exploring the possibilities of an internship. It may just be the stepping stone you need to launch your dream career.

 

Note: Check with your college or university if you qualify to use non-compensation/unpaid internships for credits.

 

Please read the following articles to get a better understanding of the importance of internships.
 

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Working with this organization has been an exercise in creativity. I loved the freedom in innovation that I got, and I appreciate the challenges this internship gave me in order for me to mature as a research writer. I'm proud to have left my mark.

My experience was great. I was thrilled to be able to delve into tech research and get my articles published. The virtual aspect allowed me to work from home. Thank you for providing me with the great opportunity!

I worked with the latest research methods, technologies, ideas and business practices. I was able to be guided through the maze of Internet publishing. The organization is big on creative and critical thinking. Thank you!

Jose Ramirez

The horizontal business model allows to communicate with peers and voice my opinions on ways to increase client relations and take control of projects. All in all, I grew as a professional by learning leadership and teamwork skills.

Chanel Pinnock

Rachael Kalinyak

Mikael Romo

Initial Internship Application

Thank you for your interest in working with us. Please read the Internship Agreement and fill out the form below. We will be in touch with you shortly.

​INTERNSHIP INITIAL AGREEMENT

 

The following document outlines the initial agreement between the BioLife Health Center and you, the INTERN.

 

Our goal is to develop a relationship of mutual trust and respect. By signing this document, we are agreeing to work together to build a great experience for you as an intern. By signing, we also agree that we believe strong partnerships are built when expectations are clearly set and open communication exists between both sides. A formal contract will be sent to you once you are approved.

 

Time Commitment and Expectations:

 

We would like you to work 10-20 hours a week depending on your schedule. Assignments will be delivered with clear directions. Mentoring will be provided to you all through the Internship term. If you have a busy week at school and need to work fewer hours this is fine with us (school comes first!). If you are cranking, loving a project, and feeling tons of ownership, work more.

 

We also ask that you notify us with details of vacation weeks and/or time off. Sometimes school and personal life get tough when deadlines are due. Practice smart planning, if you see that your time management gets particularly difficult, give us a heads up, let us know and we will help you. This is just smart planning and will serve you well in the future.

 

Personal responsibility is an important quality for employees. While there are the occasional exceptions, we will do our best to give you assignments with a reasonable amount of time to complete. On the other hand, by giving you this kind of freedom, we expect you to get your work done and practice good communication when it comes to managing your deadlines. Make it a challenge and turn things around quickly and efficiently. You will learn good habits that will make you indispensable to employers. The more work we do together, the more we are going to be able to teach you and the more experience you’re going to get. So let’s work together and make this happen for both of us.

 

Communications:

 

You will be working on a virtual environment platform, also called Intranet. We will have training sessions via Skype and will be sharing screens for you to see how things are done. Please take notes, ask questions, and make sure you understand what you have learned in the sessions. Some of your training will be done by matter experts with graduate-level academic backgrounds with skills to provide a solid learning experience for you. We will also be available via phone if you need us.

 

Confidentiality:

 

We cannot overstate the importance of confidentiality. The documents you will be receiving, methods, original materials, and clients’ information are strictly confidential.  What you learn you will be able to apply to your career and work, but confidential materials cannot be shared without explicit approval.

Non-compensatory internships specific guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Labor.

 

Compensation:


Unpaid internships may seem like a paradox, but they serve a unique purpose in the career development landscape. Our program, often sought after by students, allow individuals to gain invaluable real-world experience, build professional networks, and explore potential career paths.


BioLife internships qualifies as an unpaid college/university internship, as your experience will adhere to specific guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Labor. These include:

 

  • Mutual Understanding: Both the employer and the intern must clearly understand that the role is unpaid.

  • Educational Experience: The intern should receive training similar to what they would receive in an educational setting.

  • No Replacement: The intern must observe, participate and learn, without replacing or performing the duties of a paid employee.

  • Benefit to the Intern: The program should primarily benefit the intern, rather than providing a direct advantage to the employer.

  • Supervision and Mentorship: Employees must provide supervision and mentorship to the intern throughout the experience.

  • No Promises: The employer makes no guarantees of future employment at the end of the internship.

  • Duration: The internship should only last as long as the employer can provide an educational experience for the intern.

While the lack of financial compensation may seem daunting, there are ways to offset the costs of an unpaid internship. Many universities and organizations offer funding opportunities to students enrolled in these programs, providing a much-needed financial cushion.

Last Update: April 24, 2024

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