Helping underserved students start their careers in life sciences with paid internships beginning Summer 2019.

Project Onramp reaches goal of 50 paid internships for summer 2019!

Project Onramp reaches goal of 50 paid internships for summer 2019!

Breaking Down Barriers

The life sciences industry in Massachusetts is poised to create opportunities for underserved and minority populations in Massachusetts, helping to bridge the opportunity gap for many promising students. While many companies offer valuable internship opportunities, it can be difficult for students from these populations to gain access to these internships, which are often a path to full-time employment.

Enter Project Onramp

The four leading life science organizations—MassBio, MassBioEd, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and Life Science Cares—are joining forces to connect passionate, high-achieving four-year college students with paid internships of up to 12 weeks starting summer 2019. Across the state, leading companies will collectively be reserving a minimum of 50 internship slots for our new Life Sciences Scholars Program.

Ready to make a difference?

Join Project Onramp. We’ll work with you as you create or commit internship slots specifically for our carefully curated pool of talented students. In addition to science and lab positions, we are looking for internships on the business side of your organization, including such disciplines as business administration, human resources, marketing and communications. Click below, give us some information and we’ll reach out to discuss next steps.

Project Onramp is about breaking down barriers, expanding access, and creating the future of our life sciences industry in Massachusetts.”

MassBio Chairman David Lucchino speaks at the kickoff of Project Onramp at Framingham State University on Jan. 29, 2019

A Winning Partnership

Project Onramp is partnering with Bottom Line, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit that helps first-generation-to-college students from low-income backgrounds get into college and successfully graduate. Bottom Line will provide our Life Science Scholars with one-on-one support every step of the way as they prepare and participate in what could be a life-changing experience.

Funding to Help Companies Participate and Students Succeed

In addition to pay from the internship, some students at Massachusetts state universities who participate in Project Onramp may qualify for financial assistance with transportation, parking, and other expenses as they make the transition to a corporate environment.

For our member companies providing internships through Project Onramp, the Massachusetts Life Science Center may be able to subsidize qualifying internships by as much as $8,160 per intern.

Project Onramp is ready to break down barriers and speed our students to success—while helping our member companies build our statewide labor pool, boost diversity, and prevent possible labor shortages.

Come be a part of our winning team!

  • Lila Neel

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