CADSTI-New England*

Promoting Science & Technology for Caribbean Youth

Student Internship Program The Student Internship Program, launched in 2014 by CADSTI-NE in collaboration with the CSF, facilitates internships for Caribbean post-secondary or tertiary students at U.S. biotech and high tech companies and laboratories, as well as at companies in the Caribbean. These internships are approximately 4 – 8 weeks in duration, and give the students first-hand working experience to see how STEM is applied to research and development. Specifically, the internships at companies provide an opportunity to: • See the diverse career paths available in that industry • Learn new laboratory techniques and skills • Observe how equipment is operated, maintained, and controlled • Network with individuals associated with that industry • Observe the operations and infrastructure of a company In 2014, CADSTI-NE facilitated 4 internships for students from the Caribbean, including 1 at Synageva (a large biotech company in the Boston area), 2 at Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados, and 1 at a Boston University research laboratory. Students in the biology/biotechnology internships observed and in some cases also carried out experimental techniques such as PCR, plasmid preparation, cell culture, transfection, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, Q-TOF LC/MS, HPLC, capillary isoelectric focusing, mutagenesis, and genotyping. “My internship was eye-opening. I got to perform a whole lot of protein biochemistry lab procedures including SDS-PAGE and Capillary Isoelectric Focusing”—Candice (St. Kitts), 2014 summer intern and SPISE graduate.

CADSTI-NE plans to facilitate additional internships in summer 2015.  Contact CADSTI-NE for further information.

*CADSTI-New England is a United States-Based Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization


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15 Huckleberry Road

Hopkinton, MA 01748


Phone: 617-803-2135