Biology Internship Course - BIO400

Applications are closed for 2018-2019. Applications for the 2019-2020 offering of BIO400 will be available in February 2019

Biology Internship (BIO400Y5) 2018-2019 Application Form

This course provides senior (4th year and beyond) Biology students with the opportunity to apply their life science knowledge and skills in a part-time work placement for academic credit. Placements are unpaid and require a minimum of 200 work hours over the full academic year. Biology placements are made throughout the GTA in both the private (e.g. pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, etc.) and public (e.g. hospitals, government agencies, etc.) sectors. The BIO400 Course Coordinator(s) arrange placements for students after successful completion of an initial interview, skills assessment, and resume review. All placements are subject to agreement by both the employer and student and final acceptance into the course is dependent on a suitable placement with an employer. For students in both summer and fall-winter placements, bi-weekly class meetings September-April, plus a year-end report and presentation are required to complete this course.

Student Requirements:

Placement and participation in this course are limited to students who meet the following criteria

  • Registered as a full-time, degree student at UTM for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Completed a minimum of 15.0 credits, including a statistics course, by May 2018
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in most recent 10.0 credits
  • Fourth year standing in a Biology specialist or Biology major program


  • Students enrolled in one of the Biology specialist programs will be given priority.
  • Not all excellent candidates who apply to take this course can be accepted due to space limitations. Marks are not the final basis for acceptance decisions.
  • Your entire application package (including all hard copy and electronic submissions) must be received by the submission deadline.
  • Failure to follow the application instructions and errors in completing the form can affect your application status. Be sure to take care when applying.

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the fillable PDF application form.
  2. Submit the application form electronically using the SUBMIT button at the top of the page.
  3. E-mail your electronic resume to Stephanie do Rego ( See instructions in Part V of this form.
  4. Print the application form, your skills identification exercise, and your resume and submit the hard copy application package to Stephanie do Rego in DV 3056 by the submission deadline.


Application Deadline: Friday, March 30 @ 4 pm.



BIO400 2017 Best Presentation Award

Winner: Naila Alyousef
Runner up: Mariela Faykoo-Martinez

BIO400 2016 Best Presentation Award

Winner: Sean Menezes (Health MaRS Discovery District)
Runner up: Joshua Foster (LightSpeed Physiotherapy)

BIO400 2015-2016 Class

2015-2016 BIO400 Class Photo #1

2015-2016 BIO400 Class Photo #2