Internship Offerings



The following internships are offered through the Biomedical Careers Initiative in partnership with the 2022 Hop to the PHuture doctoral hiring initiative and Johns Hopkins’ Future Fest Career Fair. Candidates can apply on Handshake using the links below until September 28th.

To apply: All applicants must complete an Intent to Apply form (signed by their PI), which they will submit on Handshake along with their resume by the deadline designated online. No cover letter is needed. Please connect with Dr. Amy Braun via email at before submitting your application on Handshake.   

Application deadline: September 28th. Interviews take place in October 2022, with flexible placement based on your timeline and the host site's needs.

Not seeing an opportunity that interests you? The BCI program offers a "Choose Your Own Adventure" option, in which you select the host site(s) of your choice, and Dr. Braun will reach out to representatives at the company on your behalf. Also, stay tuned - more internships will be posted here in mid-November 2022 for BCI's annual recruitme period. Contact Dr. Braun for details!





miRecule Inc.

Internship: Business Development Internship

Company: miRecule, Inc. is a rapidly growing biotechnology start-up focused on the development of RNA therapeutics to treat a variety of diseases. miRecule’s DREAmiR genomics-based discovery platform is designed to create best-in-class RNA therapies, identifying critical RNA targets for drug development in specific subsets of patients that would benefit from treatment. We then create proprietary chemically-modified RNA therapeutics with improved pharmacology, while utilizing antibodies for targeted delivery to the diseased tissue.

Who is Eligible: Biomedical science or engineering PhD students

Location: Gaithersburg, M.D

Start Date: Q1 2022

Duration: 3 months

Full internship description / application instructions are available on Handshake and by following this link:


Vita Therapeutics

Internship: Fall 2022 Internship

Company: Vita Therapeutics is a fast-growing cell engineering company founded out of Johns Hopkins University in 2019 that seeks to develop life-transformative treatments. The company utilizes induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to engineer specific cell types designed to replace those that are defective in patients. Vita’s lead therapy, VTA-100, is a potential first-in-class allogenic iPSC-based therapy with demonstrated ability to repair and regenerate muscle in preclinical studies and has the potential to benefit patients with muscular dystrophies.

Vita’s Internship Programs are experiential learning programs designed to engage bright, passionate students with diverse perspectives, provide them with biotech startup experience and foster relationships with experts in the field. The internship position will involve hands-on iPSC culture and differentiation, CRISPR gene editing, cell therapy process development, and preclinical animal studies. Work will include maintenance of cell cultures, optimization and development of quality control methods, and analysis and presentation of data.

Who is Eligible: Biomedical/bioengineering PhD students, legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Start Date: October–December 2022

Duration: 3-4 months

Full internship description / application instructions are available on Handshake and by following this link:





Agent Capital

Internship: Healthcare Venture Capital Internship

Company: Agent Capital is a healthcare venture capital fund located in the Greater Boston area. The firm is focused on investing in novel, differentiated therapeutics and treatments that address unmet patient needs. Across all stages of development, we align ourselves with scientists, entrepreneurs and other investors to develop the next generation of healthcare innovations that will have a positive impact on patients’ lives.

Agent Capital’s Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to work directly with experienced venture capitalists in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. The Intern will assist with evaluating potential new areas of investments, with an emphasis on company creation opportunities. The Intern will be involved in project management and work directly with Associates and Partners of the Fund to perform investment diligence. The Intern will be responsible for engaging with broader scientific community to provide valuable input to Agent Capital’s portfolio companies.

Who is Eligible: PhD candidates or Postdoctoral Fellows in the life sciences field. Late-stage PhD candidates preferred.

Location: Remote or Hybrid (option to spend part of internship on-site)

Start Date: Greater Boston Area (Waltham, MA)

Duration: 10 weeks – 12 weeks

Full internship description / application instructions are available on Handshake and by following this link:


Emerald Asset Management

Internship: Life Sciences Research Analyst Internship

Company: Emerald is a diversified investment management firm that specializes in actively-managed equity and fixed income portfolios for institutional and retail investors. Emerald had $5.8 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. Emerald employs an intensive, fundamental, bottom-up research driven investment philosophy to identify investment opportunities among some of the most innovative publicly-held growth companies. Emerald has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the nation’s largest money management firms. Emerald’s products include Small-Cap Growth, Mid-Cap Growth, and All-Cap Growth portfolios, as well as a Banking & Financial Services sector fund. Institutional clients include public and corporate pension funds, high net-worth investors and sub-advisory services for mutual funds and insurance companies.

Who is Eligible: Biomedical PhD Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and International Trainees

Location: Leola, Pa (an 80 minute drive from Baltimore). At present, we would prefer candidates to be able to be in our office 1-2 days per week and the remainder would be virtual.

Start Date: To be determined

Duration: 3-4 months

Full internship description / application instructions are available on Handshake and by following this link:






Internship: Life Sciences Advisory - Health Segment Internship

Company: Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

The Guidehouse Internship Program host 10-week internships focusing on real world projects, showcasing the Guidehouse culture, and providing them with a meaningful consulting experience. Interns work with teams and provide real time deliverables in support of the clients. Each Intern is paired with a Buddy to serve as a resource that can assist them in navigating their Guidehouse experience.

Who is Eligible: PhD students with a demonstrated interested in Life Sciences Consulting. Backgrounds in Science, Biomedical Engineering, or Healthcare Policy and Planning welcome.

Location:  Hybrid

Start Date: Summer of 2023 (Anticipated to start Monday, June 5th and run until Friday, August 11th)

Duration: 10 weeks

Full internship description / application instructions are available on Handshake and by following this link:




Stay Tuned for BCI's Annual Internship Application Period! (November 2022 - January 2023)

More internships will be available in November 2022 during BCI's annual application period, which runs from November 2022 to January 2023. Internships will be available in the following career categories:

  • Biotech & Pharma / Research & Development
  • Data & Computational Science
  • Science Policy
  • Science for Business (Consulting, Venture Capital, FinTech, etc.)
  • Science Writing
  • Patent Law

Want to learn more? Contact Dr. Braun with questions or for details!


Questions? Contact us!

Email Dr. Amy Braun at to discuss opportunities, your application materials, and how to apply!



Looking for resources to help you craft your application materials? 

Dr. Amy Braun ( is happy to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your materials. You may also use the resources below to get started, as well as attend the BCI Internship Resume Workshop.


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