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Biohealth & Life Sciences Internship

Internship Responsibilities

The mission at the Office of BioHealth and Life Sciences is, in part, to help the life science industry in Maryland grow by helping them find strategic partners, a talented workforce, and by connecting them to our state’s financial programs.  To maximize our efficiency in creating business-to-business connections, we have compiled a database of the state’s biotechnology industry. The database can also be analyzed to find trends in our sector, thereby refining our strategy for out-of-state business recruitment, direct foreign investment, and B2B connections within our state.  Research into our local industry is required in order to make the database a better tool. With the Department of Commerce’s resources, market research will be the internship’s main objective. At the end of the project, longitudinal and geographical data will provide insight into our industry’s geographical and biotechnical growth. These data will also serve as a recruitment tool to attract businesses to Maryland. At times, participation in meetings with stakeholders will be required, which will serve as an opportunity to learn how the Department of Commerce serves as a focal point for the private sector, academia and the government.

Skill Set Required

Research experience

Experience with Excel spreadsheets

Coursework in Biology

Interest in the biotechnology industry

Strong work ethic

Interpersonal skills and enjoy meeting new people

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Biology, Economics, Pre-Med, Pre-Grad

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: October 11, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume
Application Instructions

Ernesto Chanona, Ph.D.

Office of Human Resources

Maryland Department of Commerce

401 East Pratt Street, 15th Floor,

Baltimore, MD  21202

Phone Number:  410-767-6303

Email Address:


401 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Maryland Department of Commerce

As, the state primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.  The Department also promotes the state's many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment. trade and tourism.