The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Internship Challenge is a workforce development program focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in life sciences. Each year, the program creates over 500 new internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. The program connects employers with prospective interns through an online platform and reimburses eligible companies for intern stipends. The Internship Challenge expands the pool of prospective employees who have practical experience, increases opportunities for mentoring, and enables more students from across the Commonwealth to explore careers in the life sciences industry.
MLSC has supported over 3,850 internships at more than 750 companies throughout Massachusetts, since the Internship Challenge first launched in 2009.
Interested in learning more or applying? Students and recent graduates looking for an internship will submit an online application, which includes their resume and a cover letter, to be posted in the MLSC’s application database (candidates do not apply to a particular company or for a specific position). Applications are accepted year-round but will expire at the end of each Program Year or after six months if not renewed. Company representatives review applications on a rolling basis and contact applicants directly if they are interested in hiring them for an internship.