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What should I look for in internships regarding my intended college major (biotech)?

I know the experience alone is pretty good but I wonder if there's something else I should keep an eye on.

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LaTausha’s Answer

Once you get to college, summer internship opportunities will become available. Some of the best ways to hear about them is joining STEM organizations or honor societies. Stay in contact with your academic advisor. Talk to upperclassmen to see what they're doing.
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Donnie’s Answer

You know you want to go into biotech so take the next logical step and research the biotech companies offering internship opportunities. If you want to focus on pure research, look into academic institutions and those companies using Federal and private grants focused on research. If you want to focus more on the commercial biometrics industry, applied knowledge, again, research those companies and organizations with a for-profit focus. Either way, determine what it is you want to gain from the internship (e.g., endorsements, co-authoring of papers, learning research methodologies, etc.) and do your research and apply to those positions that will help you meet your needs. If you aren't sure of your direction within biotech, get with the student advisors and counselors at your school, talk to your teachers, ask other students, and don't be afraid to request informational interviews with the companies you are thinking of applying to.
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