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The NIIMBL eXperience

Submit your application by January 15, 2020

January 10, 2020 8:45 AM

A hands-on opportunity for students to explore biopharmaceutical manufacturing careers

The NIIMBL eXperience is a hands-on, expenses-paid week-long program for college freshmen and sophomores to gain real-world insight into career possibilities in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. This program is open to college students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or historically underrepresented minority students at NIIMBL member academic institutions. 

Biopharmaceutical products, including therapeutic proteins and cell and gene therapies, save and enhance lives by treating diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune disorders. Through this week-long program, students explore the role biopharmaceutical manufacturers play in getting these vital therapies to patients.

Students will learn about the operations of large biomanufacturers, cutting-edge technologies of small companies, and how federal agencies interact with industry to ensure products are safe for patients.  

Your eXperience Week

Through a competitive application process, students are selected to spend a week visiting biopharmaceutical sites around the country for a once-in-a-lifetime education experience. Students will interact with host organizations, network with employees, tour facilities, carry out simulated work activities. In addition to companies, students will also learn about the essential role of federal regulation agencies in biomanufacturing.

Not only does the program provide a deep dive into biopharmaceutical careers, but it also equips students with skills and knowledge that will serve them in any career path they may choose.

All travel expenses and meals are paid in full by NIIMBL. Plus, students will receive a $1,000 stipend.

The 2020 eXperience week is scheduled for June 1 – 5, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergraduate college students completing their freshman or sophomore year with an interest in STEM, emphasis on HBCUs and underrepresented populations at NIIMBL member institutions
  • Must be a demonstrated leader and recommended by a STEM teacher/professor
  • Limited students living in the United States
  • Commitment to sharing your eXperience broadly on campus and through social media


Student Benefits

  • Exposure to a variety of career options in biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Meet and network with industry experts and thought-leaders
  • Hands-on training and demonstrations in work environments
  • Professional skills building

Faculty Benefits

  • Connect students with rewarding career opportunities or internships
  • Position students for career success
  • Connect students with career or internship opportunities
  • Real-world industry insights to refine and shape your curricula

Host Benefits

  • Meet enthusiastic candidates for potential internships
  • Influence the educational pathway of the future workforce
  • Promote diversity and inclusion within your organization
  • Foster relationships with academic institutions

Apply Today

Applications open October 1, 2019 for eXperience 2020! Complete your application by January 15, 2020.

Have questions? Contact Kathie Young at

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