Conceived decades ago and initiated in 2008, InternBio is Boston’s nonprofit biopharma internship organization through which diverse college students with no experience get experience remotely or/and in-person, so employers always find qualified, new, diverse students biopharma-ready before and after graduation. We operate as a CRO for interns. Also through InternBio, diverse high school students with no exposure get exposure. Our bold vision is, InternBio in every college cluster, especially to reach more women, underrepresented minorities, disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generations, and immigrants. Diversity solved!
We operate as a CRO, but we do recruitment and staffing also. As a CRO, we get work from biopharma partners to give work experience to college students, so biopharma employers always find qualified, new, diverse graduates biopharma-ready before and after graduation, faster. In addition, InternBio gets work to give career exposure to super-talent high school students to help them better map their paths to college majors and careers, faster.
Managers, when you need students anytime to help with projects, let’s connect.
Interns can engage in clinical trials, observational studies, and real-world evidence generation to support innovation in medicine, vaccine, medical device, diagnostics, and healthcare for patient health and global public health.
Conceptualized decades ago, initiated in 2008, and focused exclusively on interns since 2021, InternBio collaborates across stakeholders and is powered by a stakeholder advisory group.
Many strategies have been used by biopharma companies and organizations for decades to increase diversity and inclusion in the biopharma industry, among them are (a small sample, no specific order):
Mentoring and coaching
Awarding scholarships, grants, sponsorships, loans
Building visibility – to overcome the small-N problem
Building networks, partnerships, collaboratives
Leveraging alumni and other college groups
In-company resource groups, workstreams, initiatives
Getting hiring managers involved early
Conferences, career fairs, workshops, webinars, seminars
Summer and non-summer institutes
Job announcements to diverse colleges and universities
Talent recruitment visits to colleges, universities
Career awareness visits to elementary, middle and high schools
Adjusting recruitment and retention practices to minimize bias
Unconscious bias trainings and discussions
Looking to “new” sources for diverse talent
The result: zero or little sustainable impact, and so the discussions continue.
It’s time for something bold and differentiating — InternBio: The biopharma exclusively for interns.
Our bold vision is, InternBio in every college cluster, especially to reach more women, underrepresented minorities, disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generations, and immigrants. Diversity solved!
Our mission is to help move more medicines and preventions with more diverse talent to more diverse patients everywhere, faster.
To Companies/Employers: We prepare college students for you. At InternBio, you find qualified, diverse, college students and new college graduates ready to make an impact on Day 1, saving your people managers the hand-holding time and cost. We also prepare super-talented high school students for you.
To New Talent: We prepare you for employers or college majors. At InternBio, you don’t need experience to get experience, and you don’t need exposure to get exposure.
InternBio is a member of the Kendall Square Association and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (Massachusetts).
HOW INTERNBIO SUPPORTS COMPANIES AND STUDENTS
InternBio, The biopharma exclusively for interns, partners with stakeholders to help drive our mission.
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