Janet Lynch Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, Washington, D.C., talks on the goals and current status of ARM’s GROW Internship Program which aims to address the underrepresentation of Black employees within the cell and gene therapy (CGT) sector. This internship program provides paid summer internships to Black undergraduate and postgraduate students in some of their member organizations. Whilst many of these internships are in STEM, there are also opportunities in patient advocacy, operations and supply management. 17 students have so far been matched and three have been hired full-time by their internship employer. This number will hopefully increase over the years to build a community of GROW interns. This interview took place at Advanced Therapies Week 2022.
Janet Lynch Lambert is the CEO of Alliance for Regenerative Medicine.