Company and Student Resources
Innovative Industries Internship Grant Program
House Bill 15-1230, created the Innovative Industries Internship Grant Program to increase the number of workers in Colorado innovative industries by encouraging employers to train interns. The bill authorized up to $450,000 annually to be distributed to businesses through a matching grant of up to $5,000. The program is being administered through the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment within the Workforce Development Programs Division. The program was authorized for five years of funding and launched in January 2016. The grant is scheduled to expire in July 2020.
To see the eligibility requirements and if you qualify, please go to www.colorado.gov/cdle/innovativeindustries.
Federal Court Changes some of the Rules for Hiring Unpaid Interns
On July 2, 2015, a federal appeals court upended the test companies and courts have relied upon for nearly seventy years to determine whether or not an intern must be paid.
Internship Job Descriptions: Clinical Research | Business Development
Student evaluation of company
Mentor/company evaluation of student
Confidentiality and IP Assignment Example - *Please consult your legal counsel*
Internship Checklist for Companies
Step One: Define needs & establish goals
Step Two: Recruit & Hire Interns
Step Three: Orientation for Interns
Step Four: Evaluation
Step Five: Additional Considerations
15 Best Practices for Internship Programs
We want to help facilitate successful internships to create a stronger bioscience community. Internships offered by bioscience companies are for undergraduate and graduate students.
Search University Internship postings
Select internships of interest
Check with your career services office and website for informational resources about how to create effective cover letters and resumes
Draft resumes and cover letters tailored to positions of interest
Visit your University Career Counselor, or Experiential Learning Center:
Have resume and cover letter reviewed and critiqued
Practice interviewing (mock interview)
Submit cover letter and resume to company following application instructions outlined in posting
Research and review company’s mission, products, and current news about the company or industry
Review relevant regulations that pertain to the industry and or internship of interest (i.e. Good Manufacturing Practices for the Pharmaceutical Industry at www.fda.gov)
Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled interview appointment
Be prepared with 3 – 4 thoughtful questions about the company and work you would be doing
Recap timelines for the decision-making process with interviewer
Obtain business card or contact information from interviewer
Send ‘thank you’ note within 24 hours (email or hand written, depending upon the company culture)
Accept position. Once accepted, follow through. Reneging after accepting is considered unprofessional and unethical
If position involves academic credit:
Contact department University Faculty Advisor or Internship Coordinator to obtain details, requirements, and necessary signatures for academic credit
Fill out appropriate paperwork and give copy of applicable documents to employer
University Career Services
It’s time to act! Just beyond today’s economic ups and downs are warning signs that the U.S. is slipping in generating an educated & skilled workforce that is critical to meet the demands of our highly technical industry. Industry partners are becoming even more critical to engage student’s interest in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math careers. The Colorado Bioscience Association is actively engaged with our local academic institutions to facilitate internship placements for students to build a pipeline of workers your company will seek in the future. Join us!
The details below and linked on the right provide a bounty of information on how to get started, what academic centers align with your needs and the process in which to engage with students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions along the way.
Arapahoe Community College
Contact: Wendy Winter-Searcy, Career and Transfer Center Coordinator
National Science Foundation (NSF) scholarships available
University of Colorado Denver Experiential Learning Center
Contact: Lesley Bishop, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning Center