Living Beyond Hemophilia

Bayer HealthCare

It's more than just a line on your resume

Bayer Hemophilia Leadership Development ProgramThank you for your interest in the Bayer Hemophilia Leadership Development Program. The application period for the 2014 Bayer Hemophilia Leadership Development Program is now closed.

Please check in here at a later date for more information on our interns and the internship program.


The Bayer Hemophilia Leadership Development Program was created by Bayer together with hemophilia advocacy organizations, healthcare professional thought-leaders, and other community advocates to help prepare future leaders in the hemophilia community. For years, Bayer has offered motivated, young individuals with a tie to hemophilia a six-week, paid internship. The internship includes a variety of hands-on modules designed to sharpen leadership skills and gives interns an opportunity to apply these skills in a real-world corporate setting through a variety of independent projects.

The goal of the BHLDP internship is to allow selected interns to build foundational leadership skills, while also deepening their connection to the local hemophilia community.

Bayer looks for students enrolled full-time in college who are touched by hemophilia and have a strong interest in and commitment to becoming a future leader in the hemophilia community. Interns travel to Bayer's U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, where they spend six-weeks participating in activities that aim to help them grow personally and professionally.

Selected interns:

  • Participate in formal training on communication skills, effective problem solving and leadership
  • Spend time working with mentors within Bayer to gain insights into the inner workings of the various corporate departments—emphasizing the importance of collaboration
  • Work with hemophilia organizations to learn about the work done to support the hemophilia community and how business professionals can support these efforts
  • Engage in hands-on projects that will build on the skills developed during the program

The program also includes a meeting with healthcare public policy professionals in Washington D.C. where interns will see first-hand how effective advocacy relations impacts legislative decisions.

This is a six-week, paid internship program beginning in June. All housing, travel and related activities will be organized and underwritten by Bayer.

Interns are selected based on the application form and interview process. Selected interns are required to fill out pre-employment documentation as well as pass a drug-screening test and background check.