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STEM internship paves the way for local students’ bright futures

By January 25, 2020 No Comments

The new year gifts us with new opportunities, and 2020 is already on a bright academic and economic course. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), projects unprecedented growth in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers by 2022, resulting in nine million new jobs. The team at Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) asks local professionals to become part of the success of these students by opening up your doors to provide valuable experiences as a mentor in the Temple community.

Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) is committed to growing these twenty-first century jobs by fostering bioscience education, research, and healthcare in Central Texas. At THBD, we encourage students to explore the opportunities of the 2020 THBD Scholars Program, and call on our local professionals to join us as mentors to our program interns.

Designed to attract qualified college students from across Texas, the THBD Scholars Program will pair participants with local businesses and researchers for mentorship and training. During the internship, students will explore their interests and gain real-world experience in medical fields under the leadership of local mentors from health, science, and technology organizations. If you or your organization would like to participate as mentors or partner facilities please reach out to THBD Executive Director Tami Annable at tamia@templebioscience.org. The 2020 THBD Scholars Program includes experiential and research opportunities in:

  • 3D Printing
  • Business / Entrepreneurship
  • Cardiology
  • Hospital Logistics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Device Technology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Services

The most powerful way to make a positive impact on our community and the future of the growing biotech corridor across Central Texas is to educate the bright students of our future,” said Tami Annable, Executive Director of Temple Health & Bioscience District. “We are fortunate to have ample resources in science, health, engineering, and technology industries right here in Temple, Texas. We encourage students to apply now and look forward to all of the exciting opportunities this year brings.”

Internships are more than a rite of passage. Future employers value internships because they equip ambitious students with knowledge, skills and experience. Surrounded by historically low unemployment rates and competitive markets, U.S. students are strongly encouraged by advisors and professionals alike to gain experience in their chosen field of study.


To become a mentor, contact THBD Executive Director Tami Annable at tamia@templebioscience.org today!


To apply for the 2020 THBD Scholars Program, students must be available to participate for the full duration from June 1 to July 31, 2020. Internships range from 20 to 40 hours per week. Applications must be filled out online at templebioscience.org/internship/#THBDScholars by February 15, 2020. In addition to hands on-experience with local STEM professionals, students will receive a $2,000 paid stipend with housing available (cost deducted from stipend) and the opportunity to showcase their work during a public poster session at the close of the program.

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