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Industry Internships during STEM graduate school??


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Hi nerds,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with doing industry internships during graduate school (biology/chemistry/engineering). I am currently exploring the idea of getting an industry job after my PhD, but don't have any industry experience. I would like to do an internship to figure out if this is in fact what I want to do with my life. I have read online that there are summer (10-12 week) internships available to graduate students from several large industry companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Genentech and GlaxoSmithKline. Does anyone have any experience with these types of internships? Specifically:

Where did you work?

What were the hours/pay?

Was your advisor supportive?

What year of your degree did you do your internship?

How was working in an industry environment different from working in an academic lab?

Does it sound like people who take these types of internships end up getting full time offers after they get their degrees?

Did you find the experience worth it?

Thanks y'all!


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