Last week, Juquawn Hall, Pamela Budhoo, Jada Lewis and Amelo Bacchus finished their summer internships at Chromocell. Their experiences have given them valuable exposure to working in the biotechnology industry.
The internship was sponsored by the New Jersey Development School for Youth (DSY). Each year, the DSY summer internship program selects 150 high school students from Newark, East Orange and Irvington to work in companies throughout New York and New Jersey. Prior to their summer internships, the students complete a 16 week program to develop professional skills with the assistance of experienced executives.
The interns have varying professional development interests. Pamela Budhoo will be entering her freshman year at Montclair State University this fall, planning to major in biology. Amelo Bacchus plans to focus on forensic science. Juquawn Hall is pursuing his interest in law and Jada Lewis intends to pursue a career in nursing.
Each intern will take with them the memories of many valuable lessons and fun experiences at Chromocell. All said they were sad to leave and Chromocell team members were sorry to see them go.