HudsonAlpha internship program for high school to doctoral students

Huntsville, Ala. – Applications are now available for the first official cycle of the HudsonAlpha BioTrain internship program. Interns will begin their summer experiences this June, starting with a weeklong Biotech Boot Camp. The boot camp will cover lab basics including handling liquids and solids in a laboratory, lab safety, data analyses and lab mathematics. Internships will conclude on July 31.

A wide range of students – high school level to doctoral, education to bioscience majors – will participate in BioTrain. Interns will be compensated between $10 and $14 per hour for their work, based on education level and experience. “Often it’s the case that students must choose between making money over the summer or gaining field experience. Many students are saving money for school or need to support themselves. This offers the best of both scenarios—a meaningful educational experience, as well as a competitive wage,” noted Dr. Adam Hott, coordinator of educational outreach at HudsonAlpha.

BioTrain experiences include :

  • Product research interns will be mentored by HudsonAlpha laboratory staff.
  • Associate interns will work in the labs of five associate companies: Conversant Healthcare Systems, Digital Radiance, EGEN, Radiance Technologies and ThermoFisher/Open Biosystems.
  • Educational R&D interns will work with HudsonAlpha educational outreach to create, implement and distribute educational kits.
  • Educational outreach interns will work with educational outreach team members in all aspects of their daily work.

Each internship opportunity is crafted with specific skill sets in mind and is open to participants based on educational levels and areas of concentration.

Interested individuals must apply online. Program information and applications can be found online at http://education.hudsonalpha.org/BioTrain. Applications will be accepted through March 31.

Once a completed application is received, it will be reviewed and those selected for internships will be notified. Those selected applicants will be required to attend Biotech Boot Camp at HudsonAlpha and must demonstrate proficiency of required skills.

BioTrain questions may be forwarded to biotrain@hudsonalpha.org

Contact Name:

Holly Ralston McClain

Contact Email:

hmcclain@hudsonalpha.org

Contact Phone:

256.327.0425

Organization Background:

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama, is the cornerstone of the Cummings Research Park Biotechnology Campus. The campus hosts a synergistic cluster of biotechnology talent – science and business professionals – that promises collaborative innovation to turn knowledge and ideas into commercial products and services for improving human health and strengthening Alabama’s progressively diverse economy. The non-profit institute is housed in a state-of-the-art, 270,000 square-ft. facility strategically located in the nation’s second largest research park. HudsonAlpha has a three-fold mission of genomic research, economic development and educational outreach.

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HudsonAlpha internship program for high school to doctoral students

Huntsville, Ala. – Applications are now available for the first official cycle of the HudsonAlpha BioTrain internship program. Interns will begin their summer experiences this June, starting with a weeklong Biotech Boot Camp. The boot camp will cover lab basics including handling liquids and solids in a laboratory, lab safety, data analyses and lab mathematics. Internships will conclude on July 31.

A wide range of students – high school level to doctoral, education to bioscience majors – will participate in BioTrain. Interns will be compensated between $10 and $14 per hour for their work, based on education level and experience. “Often it’s the case that students must choose between making money over the summer or gaining field experience. Many students are saving money for school or need to support themselves. This offers the best of both scenarios—a meaningful educational experience, as well as a competitive wage,” noted Dr. Adam Hott, coordinator of educational outreach at HudsonAlpha.

BioTrain experiences include:

  • Product research interns will be mentored by HudsonAlpha laboratory staff.
  • Associate interns will work in the labs of five associate companies: Conversant Healthcare Systems, Digital Radiance, EGEN, Radiance Technologies and ThermoFisher/Open Biosystems.
  • Educational R&D interns will work with HudsonAlpha educational outreach to create, implement and distribute educational kits.
  • Educational outreach interns will work with educational outreach team members in all aspects of their daily work.

Each internship opportunity is crafted with specific skill sets in mind and is open to participants based on educational levels and areas of concentration.

Interested individuals must apply online. Program information and applications can be found online at http://education.hudsonalpha.org/BioTrain. Applications will be accepted through March 31.

Once a completed application is received, it will be reviewed and those selected for internships will be notified. Those selected applicants will be required to attend Biotech Boot Camp at HudsonAlpha and must demonstrate proficiency of required skills.

BioTrain questions may be forwarded to biotrain@hudsonalpha.org

Media Contact: Beth Pugh
bpugh@hudsonalpha.org
256-327-0443

About HudsonAlphaHudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological problems. Its mission is three-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; fostering biotech entrepreneurship; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities co-locate scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus allow serendipity to yield results in medicine and agriculture. Since opening in 2008, HudsonAlpha, under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, has built a name for itself in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and boasts 26 biotech companies on campus.