Interested in a Life Sciences Internship? Check out the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Internship Challenge!

Are you eager to gain internship experience in the life sciences industry? Learn more and apply to the Mass Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge for the 2020-2021 year!

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce that the Internship Challenge application period is now open for Summer 2021 through Spring 2022! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has supported over 4,700 internships for college students (representing more than 240 academic institutions) with over 850 Massachusetts companies.

This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 350 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. Students in any major are encouraged to apply, though the majority of interns have been Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, and Business majors.

For further details regarding this program, and a direct link to the application portal, please visit our website:

The Internship Challenge connects employers with college students and recent graduates through an online platform and reimburses eligible companies (100 or fewer employees in Massachusetts; no more than 250 globally) for intern stipends.

Internships can be part or full time and can take place any time during the 12-month program year, which runs from May 1 through April 30 of the following year. Candidates 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). There is no application deadline since internship placements will be rolling.

By Jennifer Graham
Jennifer Graham Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Jennifer Graham