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Should we just make him do all the housework?
I working in the field.
I post read well
Any job is better than no job.
He could see about doing a project in a research group at his university. I did that a couple of times, and even got paid for one of them.
Lab technician jobs might be possible, too (my gf did this).
Or just a job. Working in tesco made me extra determined to never have to work in tesco again.
due to both cuts and improving technologies. Perhaps voluntary work at hospitals laboratories over summer is something to look at. Send a CV and letter to the manager of the Biochemistry Department of your local hospital or one that he may want to work at. Also, perhaps send a letter to the Pathology Service Manager where he/she may then pass on the CV etc. to various departmental lab managers within the hospital. There are more than you may think; haematology, microbiology, histology, virology, immunology as well as biochemistry. If he gets a position makes sure they agree a mutual benefit and set learning outcomes where both they get something out of it; the lab get a free pair of hands and he learns about modern analysers, manual laboratory techniques, how a laboratory operates in general as well as clinical/information governance associated with such work . It all obviously makes someone more employable after graduating.
During summer 1995 after my first year at university, I was able to get about 9-10 weeks of temp work at a local hospital. After my university degree I got a got at a lab and have been doing such work since I was 21 (I'm now 37). It's not brilliant work unfortunately. Modern analysers and made places more like factories and less like labs that you may imagine on TV. It's no way anything like CSI or Waking The Dead etc. It's pretty dull work but you're prepared to hit the textbooks and show some initiative there are more avenues open to you.
(Sorry, there are probably more typos as I was in a rush typing.)
but dont stop people
there's no such thing as an internship.
you have to tell us what it should be called.
Unpaid? It's volunteering.
between the two very distinct things is insidious.
and I had no chemistry or biology background.
They used to take on quite a few summer placements as people are away on leave.
The pay was alright too. I didn't do anything complicated - just making up bases and setting up HPLC runs and data entry and the like, but it was interesting, and I'd imagine it being even more so for someone studying the subject.
I'm not sure if there are any comparable companies/sites up your way. Barnard Castle, maybe? Or the DEFRA buildings at Sand Hutton, (what used to be the MAFF CSL)?