ApplicationInternship Application PDF
Statement of PurposeIn recognition of the increasing opportunities for employment of Wake Forest University graduate students in technology-related businesses and other non-academic or governmental organizations, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is providing a resource and formal structure for those students who are interested in gaining experience through internships.
Graduate Student Internship (GRAD 702/703)A graduate student who has completed at least one year of graduate study and desires experience working in the private sector, or a non-profit or government agency, may apply for such a position through the internship program and the Graduate School. Internships will typically take place during the summer months between the spring and fall semesters and last for about three months, although the timing, duration, and nature of the work performed may be adjusted to satisfy each student’s needs and the type of internship available. Credit hours may be adjusted based on the length of the internship.
EvaluationWithin one month of the end of the internship, two copies of the following must be submitted to the student’s graduate advisor, through the Graduate School Office
1) A written summary of the intern’s work and his/her evaluation of the experience, which will include an evaluation of the relationship with the direct supervisor(s) and other employees of the host organization and descriptions of any public presentations, publications, grants, or product development in which the intern contributed. This document should be in 12 pt font (Helvetica, Arial, or Times New Roman, for example), double line spacing, with one inch margins all around and up to ten pages.
2) Letter(s) from direct supervisor(s) stating how the intern performed, plus an overall grade recommendation of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).
The advisor will evaluate and grade the quality of the intern’s report as S or U, that grade will be combined with the grade provided by the supervisor(s) and recorded as an S or U for the internship course on the student’s transcript
Other Requirements Upon CompletionThe student may be asked to give an oral or poster presentation to the WFU community, as part of Graduate Student Research Day presentations or other functions hosted by the Graduate School Office. General examples of internships that may be available:
- Academic Technology Transfer - university
- Biomedical engineering research – private company
- Biotechnology research, including drug development and testing– private company
- Bio-imaging research, ranging from microscopic to macroscopic imaging technologies – private company
- Biomedical and Technology Informatics – private company and government
- Computer information systems and networks– private company
- Nanotechnology research, interfacing biological, biochemical, imaging, physical, and engineering sciences – private company
- Research equipment development – private scientific equipment supply and manufacturing company
- Science patent writing and evaluation – law firm
- Science policy development at the local, state and federal levels – government and not-for-profit non-government organizations
- Science writing and presentation for the public media – private contract organization, professional journal, newspaper, magazine, radio or television station
Potential Graduate Internship HostsThe list that follows includes businesses and other organizations that have indicated interest in serving as hosts for graduate student interns and other agencies that provide internships. If any are of interest to you, please contact the Graduate School Office for further information. However, where specific contact information is included, you may contact the organization yourself to find out about the types of positions that may be available. Additional organizations are being recruited, such as law firms engaged in science-related patenting and local and state government offices engaged in science-related policy administration.
» Graduate Student Technology Transfer Internship Program, WFSM
The Office of Technology Asset Management (OTAM) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine has a paid, 4-6 hours a week, semester-long technology transfer internship beginning in August 2011. Full-time PhD candidates in any scientific discipline at WFU or WFSM are eligible to apply.
» En-Cas Analytical Laboratories, Winston-Salem (http://www.en-cas.com/) A small, entrepreneurial company that has a fully compliant GLP facility providing analytical chemistry contract services to the agrochemical, veterinary and bioanalytical industries.
» Kelly Scientific Resources, High Point and Cary (http://www.kellyscientific.us/web/us/ksr/en/pages/) Kelly Scientific Resources is the scientific business unit of Kelly Services, a global business that provides scientific staffing to a broad spectrum of industries includingchemical, cosmetics, food science pharmaceutical, biomedical, consumer products, environmental, medial, clinical, petrochemical, and clinical research. Its services include the placement of student interns, especially in companies in the Research Triangle Park area.
» Novartis, USA * Switzerland * Germany * France * United Kingdom (http://www.novartis.com/research/nibr/careers/interns.shtml) Imagine performing cutting-edge research at a leading global pharmaceutical corporation! You can gain practical experience while contributing to the search for new disease therapies by participating in the Scientific Internship Research Program at NIBR.
» Schering-Plough, Kenilworth, NJ (http://www.schering-plough.com/schering_plough/index.jsp) Schering-Plough, a major international pharmaceutical company, is offering summer internship opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at our R&D facilities in New Jersey. In this role, you will experience the excitement of a major pharmaceutical company and learn how we transform molecules from discovery into marketed products to enhance millions of lives. Schering Plough Summer Internship Descriptions
» Targacept, Winston-Salem (http://www.targacept.com/) A medium-sized biopharmaceutical company engaged drug development of a new class of drugs to treat diseases and disorders of the CNS by selectively targeting neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNRs).
» TranTech Pharma, High Point (http://www.ttpharma.com/) A clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule and protein therapeutics to fill unmet medical needs.
» Triad InternNet, Greensboro ( http://www.triadinternnet.org/) Triad InternNet connects college and university students to internship, co-op, and experiential learning opportunities with Triad-area businesses and organizations.