Creating Sustainable Internships:   LSSI and EDGE as Case Studies                  Karen Overklift  Associate Director of ...
Mission The BIOCOM Institute serves as a b id Th BIOCOM I tit t                bridge between learning institutions and li...
InitiativesK‐12 Focus K 12 F•Create pioneering opportunities for students, teachers, and scientists   p                   ...
InitiativesWorkforce Development FocusWorkforce Development Focus•Raise awareness and provide training for career opportun...
Life Sciences Summer                                                 Institute (LSSI)•   Goal: to help increase awareness ...
Requirements (LSSI)                              Requirements (LSSI)• San Diego County residents  San Diego County residen...
Teacher Externship Program               Teacher Externship Program• A part of the LSSI  A part of the LSSI• Developed to ...
Introductory Life Sciences                                      Experience (ILSE)                                         ...
Requirements (ILSE)                            Requirements (ILSE)• San Diego County resident  San Diego County resident• ...
College Internship                                 College Internship• Fills internships ear ro nd as positions become  Fi...
Sustainability• Initial funding from the U S Dept of Labor President’s High  Initial funding from the U.S. Dept. of Labor,...
EDGE Internships                                          EDGE Internships• Provide opportunities to work in the rapidly e...
Requirements (EDGE)                      Requirements (EDGE)• 18 or older  18 or older• Resident of San Diego, Imperial or...
Companies Hosting Interns               Companies Hosting Interns• San Diego Center for Algal • Carbon Capture  San Diego ...
Unique Features                                          Unique Features• Each work experience is tailored to a participan...
Sustainability• C  Companies that hosted EDGE interns are more         i th t h t d EDGE i t likely to host interns in the...
EDGE Services and Training                 EDGE Services and Training• Industrial Biotechnology Immersion Program (Industr...
Industrial Biotech Careers                     Industrial Biotech Careers•   High School/ GED/ AA     – Purification Assis...
Continued Sustainability              Continued Sustainability• P i  Passion• Collaboration• Powerful Partnerships        ...
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Presentation4 internship case studies overklift [compatibility mode]

  1. 1. Creating Sustainable Internships:  LSSI and EDGE as Case Studies Karen Overklift Associate Director of Outreach and Enrollment BIOCOM Institute www.biocominstitute.org
  2. 2. Mission The BIOCOM Institute serves as a b id Th BIOCOM I tit t bridge between learning institutions and life science companies to build education initiatives that  advance science literacy d i li www.biocominstitute.org
  3. 3. InitiativesK‐12 Focus K 12 F•Create pioneering opportunities for students, teachers, and scientists  p y p•Opens our students eyes to the world of science and improves their understanding of the life science industrys impact on humanity•Encourage science literacy and interaction with the biotech and industrial biotech communityindustrial biotech community www.biocominstitute.org
  4. 4. InitiativesWorkforce Development FocusWorkforce Development Focus•Raise awareness and provide training for career opportunities in the biotech and industrial biotech  ycommunity for: – Students – Scientists – Career counselors  – Teachers h www.biocominstitute.org
  5. 5. Life Sciences Summer  Institute (LSSI)• Goal: to help increase awareness of the life science industry and related fields of  research to students and teachers in the San Diego Region.• The student 7 week internship includes:  – A A one‐week pre internship "Boot Camp" training k i t hi "B t C "t i i – A paid internship at one of San Diegos life science industry or academic research labs – The development and presentation of a scientific poster• Institutions hosting interns: – The Scripps Research Institute – Salk Institute – La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology• BIOCOM, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Southern California  Biotechnology Center  Biotechnology Center www.biocominstitute.org
  6. 6. Requirements (LSSI) Requirements (LSSI)• San Diego County residents San Diego County residents • High school student, 16 years or older• Successfully completed one year each of chemistry and biology• Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0• Commit to 40hrs/wk for the duration of the program www.biocominstitute.org
  7. 7. Teacher Externship Program Teacher Externship Program• A part of the LSSI A part of the LSSI• Developed to increase awareness of the local life science industry – Biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, etc. Biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, etc.• Teacher 2 week externship includes:  – Curriculum Training (Standards Based) g( ) – Externships – Ongoing Support for Curriculum Implementation – Continuing Education Credits – Paid Stipend www.biocominstitute.org
  8. 8. Introductory Life Sciences  Experience (ILSE) i ( )• The is a two‐week summer exploratory program developed to The is a two week summer exploratory program developed to  encourage students’ interest in the life sciences industry.  g• Program includes:  – Hands‐on laboratory training – Industry experiences  – Visits to research institutes & companies throughout San Diego – Monetary stipend• The Southern California Biotechnology Center @ Miramar College  and the San Diego Workforce Partnership  www.biocominstitute.org
  9. 9. Requirements (ILSE) Requirements (ILSE)• San Diego County resident San Diego County resident• High school student, 16 years or older• Completed at least one high school science class • Minimum of 2.5 GPA Minimum of 2.5 GPA • Must be able to commit to 30 hrs/wk for the duration of the  program www.biocominstitute.org
  10. 10. College Internship College Internship• Fills internships ear ro nd as positions become Fills internships year round as positions become  available• Students use the Career Center to find internships  and post resume d• Participants obtain internship readiness skills at LSSI  p p sponsored Boot Camp www.biocominstitute.org
  11. 11. Sustainability• Initial funding from the U S Dept of Labor President’s High Initial funding from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, President s High  Growth Job Training Initiative • Additional funding through BIOCOM Institute’s Biotechnology,  Readiness, Immersion, Certificates and Degrees for Gainful  Employment (BRIDGE) Project• Sustained through private donations Sustained through private donations  www.biocominstitute.org
  12. 12. EDGE Internships EDGE Internships• Provide opportunities to work in the rapidly emerging Provide opportunities to work in the rapidly emerging  biofuels/industrial biotechnology industry.  pp p• Either a 4 week or 8 week internship paid internship• Program includes:  – Exposure to career options p p – Hands‐on laboratory experience – Work readiness skills – Mentoring by industry professionals  www.biocominstitute.org
  13. 13. Requirements (EDGE) Requirements (EDGE)• 18 or older 18 or older• Resident of San Diego, Imperial or Orange County• Have the right to work in the U.S.• Register for selective service or prove exemption www.biocominstitute.org
  14. 14. Companies Hosting Interns Companies Hosting Interns• San Diego Center for Algal • Carbon Capture San Diego Center for Algal  Carbon Capture Biotechnology • SG Biofuels• S Sapphire Energy hi E • Verdezyne• General Atomics • ZB Global• Pearson  Fuels• New Leaf Biofuel New Leaf Biofuel• Cibus, LLC• Buster Biofuels www.biocominstitute.org
  15. 15. Unique Features Unique Features• Each work experience is tailored to a participants education Each work experience is tailored to a participant s education  level and capabilities• Companies can pre‐select interns or select from the database  of EDGE intern applicants• EDGE intern applicants run the gamut from undergrads to  Ph.D.s, with all different types of job experience Ph D s with all different types of job experience• All interns complete Industrial Biotech Immersion Program  prior to starting internship www.biocominstitute.org
  16. 16. Sustainability• C Companies that hosted EDGE interns are more  i th t h t d EDGE i t likely to host interns in the future y• Proven EDGE programs – Curriculum available  to other regions across the country www.biocominstitute.org
  17. 17. EDGE Services and Training EDGE Services and Training• Industrial Biotechnology Immersion Program (Industry Industrial Biotechnology Immersion Program (Industry  Certificate)• Biomass Production Training Certificate (Associate’s level) Biomass Production Training Certificate (Associate’s level)• Biofuels Science Technician Certificate (Bachelor’s level) – Biological/Biofuels Lab Technician – Microbiological/Crop Management Technician – Bi f l A l i l Ch i Biofuels Analytical Chemist • Work Experience‐100 Internship Positions www.biocominstitute.org
  18. 18. Industrial Biotech Careers Industrial Biotech Careers• High School/ GED/ AA – Purification Assistant • Salary: $22,000 ‐ $26,000 per year• Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree – Algal Mass Cultivation Biologist • Salary: $75,000 ‐ $85,000 per year – Biofuels Site Operations Managers • Salary: $110,000 ‐ $125,000 per year• Advanced Degree – Senior Research Polymer Chemist • Salary: $80,000 ‐ $90,000 per year www.biocominstitute.org
  19. 19. Continued Sustainability Continued Sustainability• P i Passion• Collaboration• Powerful Partnerships p www.biocominstitute.org

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