Internship Opportunities

The following table lists internship opportunities in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that are available to either current students, recent graduates, or both in some cases. Locations vary across the United States and internationally. All listed opportunities are paid, although the salary/stipend vary by company.

The name of each company is linked to the company's internship webpage, where you can find more information, including how to apply.

Company Who Should Apply? Duration Location(s) Description of Internship Opportunity
Accorda Current Students

8-12 weeks; Summer only

New York, NY, USA

Accorda's Summer Internship Program is a great opportunity for high school and college students to gain real world work experience while making meaningful contributions to Acorda’s mission to help improve the lives of people with neurological disorders.

Amgen Both Current Students and Graduates

10-12-weeks

• Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
• Cambridge, MA, USA
• West Greenwich, RI, USA
• Also has multiple locations across the U.S. and internationally.

Amgen offers internship opportunities in most company functions, including Research and Development, Marketing, Information Systems, Manufacturing and other challenging areas.

AstraZeneca

Current Students

1 semester - 2 years

Sweden AstraZeneca has a lot of graduate thesis projects each year, mainly in the fields of life science and technology. The projects normally start in January or August and last for one semester.
Biogen Current Students 12 weeks

• Cambridge/Weston, MA, USA
• Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Functional areas interns get involved in include: Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, Manufacturing Sciences, Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology.

BioTherapeutics

Both Current Students and Graduates

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

Blacksburg, VA, USA

This research opportunity provides a broad perspective and appreciation of the development of new processes, methods and technologies at different production scales in the biotechnology industry.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Both Current Students and Graduates

10-12 weeks

• Central New Jersey, USA
• Syracuse, NY, USA
• Devens, MA, USA
• Tampa, FL, USA

This Summer Intern Development Programs is designed to ensure interns gain valuable industry and functional experience, work on challenging assignments and partner and network with our employees while you learn about our company.

Genentech

Both Current Students and Graduates

Up to 1 year

• South San Francisco, CA, USA (Headquarters)
• Vacaville, CA, USA
• Oceanside, CA, USA
• Hillsboro, OR, USA

Genentech recruits interns for many functions across the company. Each Internship posting will list the preferred degree, major, and skills for the Internship.

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)

Both Current Students and Graduates

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

The company has multiple locations across the United States and internationally; internship positions are potentially available at each location.

GSK offers a wide range of programs for exceptional postgraduates from a strong commercial, financial, research, medical or consulting background. GSK is looking for enthusiastic students who have a strong interest in healthcare.

Johnson & Johnson

Both Current Students and Graduates

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

• New York, NY, USA
• New Brunswick, NJ, USA
• Raynham, MA, USA
• Also has multiple locations across the U.S. and internationally; internship positions potentially available at each location.

Bachelor's, Master’s, MBA, and PhD students can find outstanding opportunities to apply their academic and professional experience in either internship or full-time roles within Johnson & Johnson companies around the world.

Lilly

Graduate Students 1 year

Indianapolis, IN, USA

The Visiting Scientist Fellowship program introduces participants to various medical, marketing, and regulatory aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, giving them “hands-on” experience with the drug development process.

Lundbeck Inc.

Both Current Students and Graduates

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

The company has multiple locations across the United States and internationally; internship positions are potentially available at each location.

Many of Lundbeck's interns are PhD or Master's degree students who are writing their thesis at Lundbeck, often studying a scientific subject, but some come from business schools, where they are studying other disciplines. It is also possible to work for Lundbeck during your education.
MedImmune Biologics Current Students

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

Frederick, MD, USA

MedImmune Biologic interns will have core responsibilities that include data management, knowledge of management, process flow build, etc. This position is for a Biotechnology Operations Intern supporting production of biologics in a large scale manufacturing facility.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Both Current Students and Graduates

9-12 weeks; Summer only

• Rahway, NJ, USA
• Madison, NJ, USA
• Boston, MA, USA
• Also has multiple locations across the U.S. and internationally; internship positions potentially available at each location.

Merck has internships across multiple degree levels (BA/BS, MA/MS, PhD) in the areas of: Human and Animal Research & Development, Engineering & Manufacturing, Supply Chain Communications, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Current Students

8-12 weeks; Summer only (June 5 - August 11, 2017)

• Cambridge, MA, USA
• Emeryville, CA, USA

This highly competitive program provides research training opportunities for top-tier students to gain research experience, enhance their preparation in applying to top graduate and professional programs, and expose them to NIBR's approaches to patient-driven research.

Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Current Students

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

• Plainsboro, NJ, USA
• Also has multiple locations across the U.S. and internationally; internship positions potentially available at each location.

These undergraduate internships are focused on one defining priority: student success. Step into a program spanning a variety of disciplines – life sciences, business, communications, finance, policy and more – and be positioned for greatness.

Pfizer Inc.

Current Students

8-12 weeks; Summer only

The company has multiple locations across the United States and internationally; internship positions are potentially available at each location.

Pfizer's program offers summer employment opportunities at various sites in the U.S. and is designed to help Pfizer businesses and teams accomplish real, impactful projects, while giving students engaging and meaningful work experience.

Roche Current Students

2-12 months

• Germany
• Switzerland

The spectrum of jobs at Roche is wide and they are looking for dedicated and talented students in the most diverse fields: Engineering, Natural sciences, Economics, Information technology, Medicine, Humanities.

Sanofi

Current Students

Seasonal; Dependent upon the needs of the company and/or candidate intern

• Massachusetts, USA
• New Jersey, USA
• Pennsylvania, USA
• Also has multiple locations across the U.S. and internationally; internship positions potentially available at each location.

Sanofi US’s Interns and Co-Ops work side-by-side with biopharmaceutical professionals, providing an opportunity to learn, and even make an impact in the lives of patients around the globe.

Theravance Biopharma

Current Students

8-12 weeks; Summer only

The company has multiple locations across the United States and internationally; internship positions are potentially available at each location.

Working as a member of a project team in research, manufacturing, development or a business area, interns will be given clearly defined responsibilities with the end result being the completion of a project. Theravance Biopharma will give you the guidance and support you need to succeed and provide an excellent environment for academic and career growth.

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