STEM2VA: Virginia Statewide Life Science Internship Program

Welcome to STEM2VA!  This program will allow interested life science majors to participate in an intense and exciting Summer 2022 internship opportunity. STEM2VA will match Virginia-based students at a 2 or 4+ year degree-awarding institution with enriching experiences in the life science industry.

STEM2VA is an eight week, full-time, paid summer program to connect interested students to opportunities within the private sector.

We accept undergraduates and graduate students who are Virginia residents or nonresidents enrolled in a Virginia institution.  Students actively enrolled in a higher education institution during the application period, including Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 graduates are  encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

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Areas of Interest

STEM2VA interns are scholars with interests in becoming future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, in companies in the following areas:

  • Research and Development
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Health
  • Medical Devices/Equipment

Internship Locations

Participating companies selecting interns are located in:

  • Roanoke/Blacksburg/Lynchburg
  • Richmond Metropolitan Area
  • Coastal Virginia (Norfolk and Hampton Roads)
  • Northern Virginia
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle

More Information

In the application, students will identify the region/s in Virginia where they are available to participate in an internship. Housing assistance is not provided by the STEM2VA program. Housing options may be available at nearby academic institutions. This expense will be the responsibility of the internship candidates.

Students will earn a stipend of $4,200 for the eight-week program. The Internship program is a full-time 40 hours/week commitment. The exact schedule will be based upon agreement with the employer.

In addition to the immersive industry internship experience, students will be part of a statewide cohort to gain access to a broader network and learn lucrative skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, and more.

Application intake for the STEM2VA Summer 2022 program begins November 1, 2021, and must be submitted by January 31, 2022.

Important dates to keep in mind as you create and submit your application within the portal:

  • Application Opens: November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Internship Decision Notice Sent by Email: March 31, 2022
  • 8-week Internship Period: June 6, 2022-July 29, 2022

If you have any questions about the program, the application or the application process, please email the Project Manager at vbcintern@vabio.org