We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Senior Associates Program! The application cycle closes on September 22, 2023 and the start date is November 6, 2023. The fall 2023 application is restricted to applicants from the following schools:

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Washington University
  • University of Kentucky
  • St. Jude
  • Johns Hopkins University

We will reach out to applicants once the application period is closed.

Program Overview:

The Orange Grove Bio Senior Associate Program is a year-long unpaid internship program offered to university doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars. It gives them substantive training in the early stage biotech diligence and operations. The most promising candidates from the Program are eligible for full-time hire into Orange Grove upon competition of the program. The internship emphasizes soft skill-building, such as leadership and project management, in addition to gaining an understanding of the biotech industry. The Senior Associates are actively involved in core projects, including due diligence, market analysis, presentations, and operating plans at portfolio companies.

The Senior Associates Program is offered exclusively at partner university of Orange Grove Bio.

Program Purpose:

The goal of the Program is to introduce life science diligence and operations to students through a full immersion program that gives them a substantial and unfiltered experience. It is an important way that Orange Grove Bio helps partner with universities to strengthen their life science ecosystem that directly benefits the educational prerogatives of the University.

Program Design:

  • 1-2 students will be selected from each partner university for the Program
  • The Program will run for a calendar year
  • Typically, students commit 5-10 hours a week for a substantial educational experience
  • Students work directly with the firm's leadership team, who are life science industry veterans with stellar track records of success and decades of experience
  • Students will be assigned to a diligence team to vet early-stage projects and run deeper competitive diligence exercises on select projects under the guidance of an experienced mentor
  • Students are taught the Orange Grove Bio 'funnel' methodology of due diligence and gain experience in various analytical methods/tools commonly used in the life sciences business.
  • Students are frequently asked to present their work at teams meetings
  • Interns will also complete six mentored rotations in a 12-month, learning about different careers in scientific operations and business development.
  • Numerous optional biotech education experiences, including attending virtual presentations and conferences as available, participating in Lunch and Learn Seminars with speakers on a range of relevant topics, or joining the management team for meetings with other companies to learn about the advancements across the industry
  • Opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge with other Senior Associates from leading research institutions through bi-monthly meetings and optional social events.