INBT Co-Op

To broaden the practical training for Master of Science and Engineering students in the Whiting School of Engineering, The Institute for Nanobiotechnology (INBT) is partnering with several companies including MedImmune and Becton Dickinson in offering a Co-Op opportunity to incoming master’s students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.

Applicants will be interviewed and evaluated by the INBT program committee members and, if accepted, will be matched with a corporate sponsor. The company will have the right to accept or reject individual candidates.
Each accepted student will be assigned a faculty advisor and a research advisor/mentor at the sponsoring company.  We expect the company to develop a list of goals and development objectives for the student. During the Co-Op period, students will meet with the INBT academic advisor every 6 weeks for progress updates.
At the end of the Co-Op internship, the student will complete an essay and submit it for approval.  In lieu of a Master’s essay, a journal publication could be submitted, describing the student’s original research conducted during the Co-Op internship, that has been published (or accepted for publication) in an archival, peer-reviewed technical journal. The student must be the primary author of the article.  The student’s transcript will then reflect a Master of Science in Engineering with Essay.
Benefits:
  • Selected students can use this practical training experience to fulfill part of their MSE requirements in lieu of completing a research essay on campus.
  • Students enrolled in this INBT Co-Op option will have a unique opportunity to obtain industry experience with a leading company and gain abroad technical background in disciplines such as operations, pilot plants, safety and environmental management or regulatory affairs.
  • Financial compensation.

Who Should Apply:

  • New or incoming master’s students in Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
  • Currently, the program is only open to US citizens and permanent residents.

Admission:

To apply, please send the following to Camille Mathis at cmathis@jhu.edu:

  • Resume (suitable for forwarding to the corporate participant).
  • Cover letter- explaining why you are interested in the program.
  • Contact information for 2-3 professional references.

Applicants will be interviewed and evaluated by the INBT program committee members and, if accepted, will be matched with a corporate sponsor. The company will have the right to accept or reject individual candidates.

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