Apply now for the 2018 BTEC Summer Internship program

Published February 9, 2018

About the program

The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) welcomes applications for the BTEC Summer Internship Program. BTEC is a unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides educational and training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the biomanufacturing industry. During the summer program, students will actively engage in a research project under the mentorship of a participating faculty member.

Who should apply

The program is open to all rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students enrolled at North Carolina State University. Applicants will be evaluated based on their statement of interest, resume, and GPA. Prior research experience is preferred but not required. NC State is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities and people with disabilities.

Program dates

This is a summer program that will run Wednesday, May 16–Friday, August 10, 2018.

Program activities

The 2018 BTEC Summer Internship Program will include projects within the core areas of biomanufacturing: analytical development (e.g., assay development and in-process testing), downstream processing (e.g., chromatographic optimization, process optimization), and upstream processing (e.g., cell scale-up and optimization), and cell-line development. Participants will pursue independent research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students will also have multiple public-speaking opportunities to present their research, including a poster presentation at the campus-wide undergraduate research symposium at the end of the program.

Financial support

This is a paid internship for which BTEC offers full-time (must be enrolled in the College of Engineering) and part-time (for NC State students) opportunities.


To be guaranteed full consideration, applications are due by Friday, March 30, 2018.

The application requires uploading a personal statement and resume. Please have these ready prior to filling out the application form.

The one–page personal statement should demonstrate why you are interested in science and research, your career and educational goals, and why you think this research experience would benefit you. Include any laboratory skills, research experience, awards, honors, or extracurricular activities you would like us to know about. Please also discuss preferred areas of research based on our four core areas: analytical development, upstream processing, downstream processing, and cell line development.

To submit your application, click the button below and complete the resulting form. Include your personal statement and resume as either Word or PDF files.

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For more information

Dr. Nathaniel Hentz (