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Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization

Bachelor-Master Program

Hire an Intern

High achieving students with work integrated experiences

  • Students are rigorously selected with an incoming “A” cohort grade average
  • Extensive independent research and business consultation experience in a health sciences start-up company
  • Innovative curriculum integrating business presentations and case studies

Flexible hiring options

  • Both 4 and 8-month internship terms are available, with the potential for longer durations
  • Program support is available every step of the way, from the initial job posting to making offers

Funding opportunities

  • $3000 in tax credits may be available and other funding opportunities may be possible

What qualifications do MBDC students have?

Science Science Courses

Inquiry-based research skills including an 8-month independent discovery-based research thesis

Business Business Courses

4-months of applied start-up experience consulting a health sciences company

What roles are MBDC Students prepared for?

Business Development

Project Management

Clinical Trials

Market Access

Marketing and Sales


Business Analyst

Research & Development

Frequently Asked Questions

The average internship salary is $22/hour  |  Compensation ranging from $14 – $25/hour

Funding opportunities may be available to offset this cost including:

  • The Co-operative Education Tax Credit
  • Other funding opportunities
  • August: Job Postings Begin
  • October: Interviews Begin (onsite, virtual, or at McMaster)
  • January: Student Placements Begin (4 or 8+ terms)
  • May: Student Placements Begin (4+ term)
  • September: Cohort is Available forPost Graduate Opportunities
  1. Email or with your job posting
  2. The BDC program will send you an application bundle of qualified students in one week or according to your internal timelines
  3. Contact candidates and conduct interviews either virtually,
    at your location, on-site at McMaster or virtually
  4. Make an offer to your selected students