Skip to main content

EBS Shortcode

Donations to the Training Excellence Fund

The Office of Graduate Education is excited to partner with companies in and beyond the RTP area of North Carolina.  All donations to the Graduate Training Excellence Fund are used to support the mission of the Office of Graduate Education [link to mission statement], including professional development activities for life science PhD trainees such as the ImPACT program and other career development programs that our office provides for graduate students.

The donation can be made via mailed check with “Graduate Excellence Fund” in the memo line, by company credit card at,  or by electronic transfer.  Please reach out to Patrick Brandt, PhD (, Director of Career Development and Outreach for electronic transfer instructions.

Donate to the OGE via credit card

Recruit an ImPACT Intern

ImPACT interns are paid by UNC during the 160 hours of their internship, which can be full time or part time. The internships can take place anytime from April to the end of the calendar year.  ImPACT internships are valuable experiences for UNC traineees planning to pursue careers in industry. The internship is also valuable to companies becuase it provides access to top local talent.

There are answers to many FAQ for new hosts at this website:

Additional Opportunities

Companies can access UNC PhD level talent by hosting a site visit at their research facility or workplace. On-campus information sessions or panel discussions are also popular among trainees exploring career paths. These sessions give a company the ability to share general information about the industry and specifics about their organization and current openings.

For more information please contact Patrick Brandt, PhD (, Director of Career Development and Outreach