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The Bayer Hemophilia Leadership Development Program was developed with input from several members of the hemophilia community who saw a need for a program to develop future leaders in the bleeding disorders community. With their support, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals created an eight-week, paid summer internship at Bayer HealthCare’s U.S. Headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey.

During the internship, future leaders participate in a variety of hands-on modules designed to sharpen leadership skills in real-world scenarios to enrich the hemophilia community. Internship modules include:

•             a visit to the Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals manufacturing facility in Berkeley, California

•             a meeting with healthcare public policy professionals to see how effective advocacy relations impact      legislative decisions

•             an exploration of marketing and communications strategies

•             leadership training classes to develop presentation skills, learn about effective project management, and discover successful time management techniques

•             a personal challenge project which allows interns to apply their new skills to design and create a project

 Applications are due by Monday, February 1, 2010. Applicants should be college students (sophomore through senior year), with a strong tie to hemophilia, who demonstrate a commitment and interest in being a future leader in the hemophilia community. 

More information can be found at www.livingbeyondhemophilia.com along with an application for download and a video from a former BHLDP participant.

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