- Current Junior and Senior UC Berkeley students
Quick Program Details:
- 6-week program (June 7 – July 16, 2021)
- Full-time commitment (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time, for a total of 40 hrs/week)
- No other UC work or position allowed during the 6-week program
- Students must reside within the United States during the 6-week program
- Applications are due February 28, 2021, at Noon
- Stipend: $3,400 for 6 weeks (Protégés), $3,800 for 6 weeks (Fellows)
- Housing is not provided
- Network with clinicians, bay-area professionals, and fellow students!
What to expect:
What you will experience and learn during your BIE internship:
- Gain hands-on needs-finding experience
In small groups, you will learn how: to engage with medical professionals to identify “capability gaps” central to enhancing the quality of care offered by our medical system; to formulate gaps you identify into actionable ‘unmet needs’ that are addressable by engineers and designers; understand use of the needs-finding process in translation of solutions from ideas to products by engaging with industry leaders.
- Immerse in clinical & industry environments
Virtual visits include interviews/discussion with physicians, medical students, nurses, patients and (in some cases families/care givers), device developers, regulatory officers.
- Perform rigorous needs-statement formulation and analysis
A critical component of successful design is the identification and refinement of unmet needs. Here you will perfect documenting observations during virtual visits, and accurately identifying, defining, and formulating unmet needs statements. At the end of the program, you will share your cohort’s repository of unmet clinical needs, based on each visit.
- Engage in professional development
During BIE, you will expand your professional network to SF Bay Area clinicians and engineers, and gain project management, small team project, & mentoring experience.
- Enhance your electronics prototyping experience and capabilities (Example Special Project)
Each summer, BIE interns engage in a ‘special project’. In our electronics prototyping project, BIE interns learn how to construct, test, calibrate, and use sensors, learn how to determine which type of sensor is best suited to a particular project, and learn what types of sensors are currently available or under development.
Note: UC Berkeley students only
Selections will be made by mid-March.