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The application portal for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed.

Program type: Paid high school internship with on-the-job training in the laboratory + classroom work 

Accreditation: High school credit* + college credit* + Foundation of Biomanufacturing Certificate 

Length of program: 1 school year = 32 weeks 

Location: Bothell, WA, US

Program start: Program begins in September 2020 

Candidate profile: High school juniors interested in launching their career after high school – scroll to the bottom of this page for more information 

*High school credit offered through participating schools. College credit  earned through Shoreline Community College. 

 

The BioPath Internship Program for high school students provides a combination of theoretical training and hands-on floor work. Theoretical and practical activities include GMP basics/concepts, a general understanding of science (basics of cell growth, protein chemistry, chemistry, mass transfer), operations basics (media and solution prep, cell expansion, bioreactor operation, filter operation, ultrafiltration operation, chromatography, liquid handling), and planned experiments. 

We offer hourly compensation, plus college credit through Shoreline Community College. The BioPath Internship Program includes on-the-job training and a potential full-time job offer upon high school graduation for qualified students who apply for full-time positions through our job portal.

 

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What You’ll Learn

  • Compliance – The development of biological products in a high quality environment, following standard procedures (cGMP’s) and consensus practices.
  • Fermentation – Basic physiological principles underlying growth and culture of cells and microorganisms.
  • Cell Culture – Culture of mammalian line cells used to develop biologicals and the assembly sequence, principles and advantages of single use bioreactors (SUB’s).
  • Downstream Processing – Protein purification principles based on differential molecular properties.
  • Case Studies – Integrating knowledge through production case analysis from selected literature. 
  • Protein Analysis – Exploration of protein analysis and technological options to assure safety, effectiveness and quality of therapeutic biologicals. 

Want to know more? Download the BioPath Program brochure and read our Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? We want to answer them! Email us at biopath@agcbio.com.


Candidate Profile 

The BioPath Internship Program is similar to a trade school program, providing intensive training followed by the potential opportunity to launch a career in biotechnology.

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The Ideal High School Candidate

 

  • Interested in a career after high school*

  • Has taken a chemistry class

  • High school junior, going into their senior year

  • Student who has the attributes outlined below

*We encourage qualified interns to apply for full-time positions at AGC Biologics after high school graduation. AGC Biologics offers a tuition assistance program to full-time employees who are interested in earning a college degree later on. 


 
Candidate Attributes

 

Kinesthetic learner: does well in classes that require hands-on workshops or activities

Dependable and reliable: arrives on time and ready to work

Team player: participates in team organizations or activities

Instruction follower: ability to understand and follow detailed instructions

Detail oriented: enjoys projects that involve complicated processes

Good with documentation: may do really well in chemistry lab or classes where documentation is required

Careful worker: works carefully and values a project that’s done correctly rather than quickly