Colorado BioScience Association Launches Internship Program With Support of 11 Area Employers and Universities

The Education Committee of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is launching its new Internship Program.

Denver, CO - The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is launching its new Internship Program with the support of 11 founding employers in the Denver area. The announcement is made by Holli Riebel, CBSA President and CEO, who says: “Our education committee has been working diligently with our member companies and universities for the past six months to develop a program that will be valuable to both the student interns and participating companies as we go forward. We will begin intern recruitment immediately through early spring 2012 with the first interns expected to be placed in positions by summer 2012."

Participating employers, at program launch, include:

* Allosource
* Amgen
* Baxa Corporation
* CaridianBCT, Becoming TerumoBCT
* Colorado BioScience Association
* Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4)
* GlobeImmune
* Merck
* Sandhill Scientific
* Sharklet Technologies
* Tolmar

"In addition to these 'founding employers,' we've had interest from yet another six companies. Our team has been very pleased with the positive response from both employers and our universities," Mark Spiecker, President & CEO of Sharklet Technologies and Chair of the CBSA Education Committee, explains. "Now more than ever, there's an extreme need for university students to obtain real world experience, in addition to their time in the classroom."

April Giles, CBSA Executive Vice President, adds, “Generating an educated and skilled workforce is essential to our industry growth, and the CBSA industry partners launching our new Internship Program are taking the important  first step in effectively engaging students and bridging their transition from university study to the business world. This is a win-win for all concerned, with students gaining tremendous knowledge and companies creating their next generation of talent. The CBSA is extremely excited and honored to be the catalyst in bringing both parties together.”

About Colorado BioScience Association

The CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by working for a better business environment, grow the state's biotech workforce, fight for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and speak with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com

CBSA also is found on these social media sites:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/COBioscience 
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YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/COBioscience  

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Contacts:

April Giles, Executive Vice President, Colorado BioScience Association, 303-592-4071 or agiles@cobioscience.com 

Mae Desaire, Director of Marketing, Colorado BioScience Association - http://www.cobioscience.com –  720-382-5918, mdesaire@cobioscience.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations - http://www.absolutelypr.com - 303-984-9801, maggie@absolutelypr.com
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