BioPath Internship

Kick-Start a Career in Biotechnology – While You’re in High School!

If you are a high school junior interested in launching a full-time career in biotechnology after graduation, consider applying for the BioPath Internship, offered in partnership with AGC Biologics, a leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing organization.

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Highlights

  • One-year internship with paid hourly compensation while enrolled in high school
  • Receive high school credit and college credit at the same time
  • Earn a Foundation of Biomanufacturing Certificate from Shoreline Community College
  • No tuition or fees for students who attend public high school
  • Opportunity to apply for a full-time job with AGC Biologics after successful completion of the internship

Dates & Location

  • The internship lasts September 2021 – June 2022 (32 weeks)
  • Students work a total of 5 hours a week, two days each week after school, and are paid $13.69 per hour
  • All classroom and laboratory work is done at AGC Biologics’ manufacturing facilities (21511 23rd Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021)

What You’ll Learn

  • As an intern, you’ll be introduced to scientific concepts, solve real biotechnological problems, and learn how biological products are developed to be safe and effective
  • Gain hands-on experience and confidence to complete biotechnological processes using state-of-the-art equipment and technology inside a real biomanufacturing facility
  • Train on-the-job to learn about biomanufacturing compliance, fermentation, cell culture, downstream processing, case studies, and protein analysis

Eligibility

Applicants must be high school seniors in Fall 2021 who are interested in a career soon after high school and who have taken a chemistry class. Ideal candidates have the following attributes:

  • Kinesthetic learner: Does well in classes that require hands-on workshops or activities
  • Dependable and reliable: Arrives on time and ready to work
  • Team player: Participates in team organizations or activities
  • Instruction follower: Ability to understand and follow details instructions
  • Detail oriented: Enjoys projects that involve complicated processes
  • Good with documentation: May do well in chemistry lab or classes where documentation is required
  • Careful worker: Works carefully and values a project that’s done correctly rather than quickly

Learn More & Apply

  • Apply online by April 30, 2021
  • Candidates will be selected in the Spring and start in the Fall
  • For questions, please contact Louise Petruzzella, Director of Biotechnology at lpetruzzella2@shoreline.edu.