Internships have been an important means for students to gain real-world experience in an applied industry setting. Biochemistry encourages lab experience for all students to reinforce classroom concepts. Biochemistry academic labs offer limited opportunities for in-lab work and as a result, we encourage our students to seek out company internships where available. We have been working over the years to build a list of industry partners who are offering internships and now, for the first time, we are offering course credits for Internships for biochemistry students! 

BCHM 4906 Internship for Credit
The purpose of our internship program is to provide academic credit for work experiences in laboratory or field settings outside of the traditional academic lab. Students can earn 1 credit for every 45 hours of work as an intern. A maximum of 6 internship credits may be accrued toward the minimum number of 30 credits needed for the major. Students may earn academic credit through both paid and unpaid internships. This policy is not retroactive, so you may not apply to earn credit retroactively for a past internship. Also note that a job is not an internship. An internship has a defined length of time during which the student receives specific training related to their future career interests.


Eligibility and Specific Requirements
a. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
b. Be a BCHM major in good academic standing making progress towards degree.

International students should contact ISSS to confirm their visa is eligible for the type of internship they would like to engage in.

Full Details for BCHM 4906

This course will be available year-round and many of our preferred internship partners will also be seeking interns outside of this course.