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Internship Planning and Connections for 2011 

December 23, 2010 
by Lauren Celano 

As 2010 comes to a close, we are actively discussing internship hiring plans for 2011 with current and prospective clients. Many of these discussions focus on connections with graduate students (MBA, Ph.D./MBA, MD/MBA, Engineering, Law, etc) who often have significant life sciences industry experience prior to graduate school. We are also discussing opportunities for scientific and business focused undergraduate students.

We are assisting companies with internship projects such as: market research assessments, competitive landscape assessments, financial valuation and M&A analysis, technology evaluation, IP evaluation, reimbursement evaluations, business plan development, strategic partnership assessments, clinical research, discovery and pre-clinical R&D, marketing and corporate communications, and grant writing.

Our experience has been that life science companies gain tangible benefits by engaging with a partner like Propel who can assist matching their current or anticipated needs with top talent from local and national universities. Hiring interns offers a low cost and low risk solution to provide project support as well as to assess their skills and personality fit to see if they are aligned with your company prior to hiring full time. We are pleased that many companies are looking ahead and preparing now to take advantage of the opportunity to build relationships with the best and brightest students and also gain significant advantages through the projects that can be completed.

We are constantly connecting with graduate and undergraduate students throughout the US with skills relevant in the medical device, bio-pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and Healthcare IT sectors as well with those who have skills relevant to consulting, investment banking and venture capital firms. Our network includes students who have diverse backgrounds including research and development, business, law, engineering, marketing, and public health. The ability for companies and students to benefit from the connections made is tremendous.

As you think about your hiring needs for 2011, we look forward to working with you to make connections for internship projects, in addition to any full time needs that you have. Please contact Lauren Celano at Lauren@propelcareers.com or 617-896-5225 to discuss this in more detail.

 

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