CMCB trainees benefit from professional experiences outside of Brandeis to facilitate their transition to post-PhD careers, via the Externship program in Year 4+ (after they have completed their two years of support). Each student meets with the Program Directors at the end of Year 3 to begin planning their two week-long externship, which is supported administratively and financially by the University.

Potential externships might include: 

A student interested in pursuing a career in academic research does an externship at another research institute to explore a new model system or approach, or enrolls in a training course in an area of potential interest (e.g., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory courses in Cryo-EM, Metabolomics, Single Cell Analysis, Synthetic Biology).