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Industrial Internship Co-op
Valuable on-the-job experience
After three quarters of study in the program (or upon program completion), MBP students may elect to pursue internships. The optional MBP Industrial Internship provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to work in the industry for two quarters. Participating companies are encouraged to financially compensate interns at the BS level or higher. The majority of classes and research training will be completed during the first year of study, before the internship begins, and students will be well equipped and trained to have a successful industrial internship.
Students are responsible for finding their internship position, but will receive assistance from the MBP staff and the McCormick Office of Career Development. The Co-op Program and the MBP Industrial Liaison will work with students to decide about an internship, research companies, prepare resumes and applications, train for interviews, and cope with the new environment in industry as an intern.
Registration in a non-credit course during the internship will be required to maintain continuous enrollment at Northwestern University and to maintain student standing for health and automobile insurance, student loans, and visas. The eligibility of international students to be authorized to work in the U.S. during an internship will be verified by the International Office at Northwestern University after students have satisfied several academic criteria. It is anticipated that international students in F-1 status who are enrolled in the MBP M.S. in Biotechnology with Industrial Internship track will be eligible for U.S. work authorization under curricular practical training. Students in J-1 status may be eligible for U.S. work authorization under Academic Training.
|Current Internship Participants|
|Alaksh Choudhury, NU Academic Lab|
|Andrew Gentile, Federal Government|
|Gene Hong, Shamrock Structures|
|Ben Ma, NU Academic Lab|
|Jeffrey Mayer, AbbVie|
|Danielle Ponsi, Eli Lilly|
|Karna Shah, AbbVie|
|Joleen Su, Eli Lilly|
|Shuya Wang, NU Academic Lab|
|Hanwen Zhang, Amgen|
|Peter Zhang, Genzyme|
|See a complete listing of previous internship participants here.|