Established in 1993 as part of a development agreement between Bayer HealthCare and the City of Berkeley, Biotech Partners is an independent non-profit organization which focuses on helping students underrepresented in the field of biotechnology attain personal, academic, and professional development experiences through in-classroom instruction and paid internships within the biotech and health industries.
Our nine-member staff and seven-member board of directors is comprised of professionals with substantial leadership experience in education, bioscience, labor, health and community development, and human resources. An annual review by teachers, industry representatives and staff guides curriculum and program development to ensure that the training is aligned with trends in biotechnology and regional workforce development.
Biotech Partners receives funding support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government sources. The organization has been featured in The New York Times, on NBC Nightly News and in numerous reports on urban youth education and workforce development.