Category: Practicum/Internships

EMD Serono Global Government Affairs & Policy Internship

April 29th, 2015 in Practicum/Internships

EMD Serono Global Government Affairs & Policy (GA&P) Intern Job Description

Company information: EMD Serono is the biopharmaceutical subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group. We strive to create value and benefit patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in our core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging areas of expertise.

Department Information:
GA&P enables business strategy by shaping government policies, building relationships with key stakeholders, and enhancing corporate reputation.
Potential Intern Projects
As a Global Government Affairs & Policy intern, you will engage in government affairs and public policy activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research, monitoring legislative hearings pertaining to the bio pharmaceutical industry, and writing briefs on pressing issues that could potentially affect the company;
  • attending meetings, functions, policy briefings, and a variety of other events on behalf of EMD Serono; preparing detailed summaries of meetings;
  • assisting in the development of advocacy plans that support the company’s products and core therapeutic areas;
  • assisting with updating and maintenance of the GA&P intranet and creating e- rooms for document sharing and collaboration;
  • tracking international and U.S. policy developments standing to impact EMD Serono business, assisting with the development of company policy positions;
  • assisting with internal projects and presentations pertaining to health policy; and learning about the oncology, fertility and neurology therapeutic areas and EMD Serono biopharmaceutical drug development activities

Critical Competencies and Skills for Success
Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently and accurately, in addition to possessing strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills. A demonstrated interest in health care is strongly desired. Graduate or first year law student preferred.

Email applications to Denise Moore, Office Administrator, Global Government Affairs & Policy (GA&P)

Bayer Summer Internship Program – Global Regulatory Affairs

April 1st, 2015 in Practicum/Internships

The Summer Internship Program within Bayer’s Global Regulatory Affairs Department will offer college and graduate students the unique opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of drug development as it relates to the regulatory environment for obtaining and maintaining drug product approvals. The student will gain “hands-on” work experience and have exposure to many areas of regulatory affairs that include Regulatory Operations, Clinical Development, Quality Assurance, CMC, Labeling and Advertising. The positions will be open to full-time students who are actively working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in the regulatory sciences area. Candidates must be local to the Whippany, NJ office as relocation and/or housing assistance will NOT be offered for these opportunities. This is an internship position only and will run from June 2015 through August 31, 2015.

Students who are selected will work in a diverse regulatory environment and perform functions that include:

  • Researching and maintaining internal analytical database on FDA warning letters
  • Assist in reviewing and generating quality trend analysis on internal medical audits
  • Research and present on US and EU regulations and guidances
  • Database maintenance to ensure proper tracking and recording of key submission activities involving Investigational New Drug (IND), New Drug Applications (NDAs) and Periodic Safety Reports;
  • Assist with scanning and indexing activities in support of document archival processes;
  • Assist with the coordination and compilation of various technical and clinical report documentation in support of pending submissions and maintenance activities;
  • Working with Global Regulatory Operations, assist with quality control checks of eCTD documentation to ensure the integrity of technical data links and eCTD lifecycle management;
  • Working with Global Regulatory CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls), assist with maintenance tasks relating to regulatory compliance activities involving manufacturing change controls and document archiving;
  • Working with Global Labeling and Advertising, assist with general maintenance activities involving tracking of label changes and database support management;
  • Assist with general organizational activities involving regulatory files, tracking spreadsheets, and other support documents as needed.

Interested students should contact Cecilia Chu at 862-404-3907 or

Still looking for a summer practicum? Check out the opportunities at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)!

March 18th, 2015 in Practicum/Internships

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Location: Arlington, VA

MSH has two open projects for this summer:

1. Regulatory Agency models

2. Pharmacovigilance systems: International medicines related tragedies

All internships for MSH are unpaid and take place in our Washington, DC-area office in Arlington, Virginia.  To round out the internship experience, we encourage our interns to meet with MSH experts with other specialties (for example, malaria, maternal health, supply chain, etc.) and will facilitate these interactions for selected students.  We can also facilitate visits at other public health institutions in the Washington, DC area, time and resources permitting.  If you are interested in one of these projects with MSH/CPM, please contact Kiley at at your earliest convenience.


Paid Spring Internship with Potential to Become Full-time Job!

February 11th, 2015 in Jobs, Practicum/Internships

The Boston office of the Inspector General will be looking for an intern later this spring.  This will be a paid position of at least 32 hours/week, and they are looking for a student who could work full-time in the summer and then continue into the academic year, with the potential for conversion to a full-time position after graduation.  They are interested in hiring someone who would be willing to make a long-term commitment.  The position requires good data analysis skills (preferably SAS) and course or work experience related to the pharmaceutical industry.  Projects will include oversight of both FDA and CMS processes.  The position is open only to US citizens or permanent residents.  If you are interested, please get in touch with Dr. Parker  (   for more information and referral to our BUSPH alum contact at the IG’s office.

Pfizer is Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships!

January 8th, 2015 in Practicum/Internships

Each year, at the cost of individual business units, Pfizer’s Summer Student Worker Program places talented college students into short-term roles at Pfizer to help meet business needs during the summer months while also providing students with valuable and practical exposure to a corporate environment.Pfizer’s Office of Contractor Management and North America Talent Acquisition will continue to partner with Atrium Staffing to match qualified applicants to short-term summer positions determined by Pfizer Divisions and Business Units. Please note this program is not a talent conversion or internship program.The functions that Summer Student Workers typically perform include:

  • Administrative
  • Business Technology
  • Clinical Research
  • Finance


  • General Business
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing/Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics/Statistical Research
  • Medical Affairs
  • R&D/Science
  • Regulatory Affairs



The manager and applicant portals are now open. Every colleague will have the opportunity to recommend one student for the summer program. All colleague referrals will be considered, with every effort made to place as many qualified referrals as possible. Please keep in mind that historically there are significantly more applicants than open positions. In 2014, 3,336 students applied to summer positions and approximately 10% (381) of all applicants were placed.

To learn more about the program, two WebEx sessions will be hosted on Tuesday, February 3. The sessions will cover general information about the program, frequently asked questions and detailed instructions on how to refer a student, as well as place a request for a summer student worker. Add a session to your calendar:

For More Information visit the Office of Contractor Management website.  For other questions, please email your inquiry to


Summer Worker Program- FAQs

How to Refer a Qualified Student to the Program (Pfizer Colleague Referrals)

If you would like to refer a student to the program, please first complete a form via the Referral Registration Site. A unique referral ID will be issued to you by email with instructions that should be forwarded to the student, which will direct them to the application portal. The student will be prompted to provide the referral ID during the application process. In order to be considered for the program, all applicants must meet the 2015 eligibility requirements which can be found here. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

How to Direct an Interested, Qualified Student to Apply (Non-Referral, External Applicants)

If you know a student who would like to apply, that you are not referring to the program, please direct him/her to Pfizer’s Summer Student Worker Program Job Portal. In order to be considered for the program, all applicants must meet the 2015 eligibility requirements which can be found here. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

How to Request a Summer Student Worker

To request a Summer Student Worker, hiring managers must review the requisition process and then submit their requests through the program’s dedicated portal by March 6, 2015.

How to Request a Summer Student Worker from INROADS or Edge4Vets

As part of Pfizer’s ongoing commitment to diversity, hiring managers have the opportunity to request a Summer Student Worker who is a member of the above mentioned organizations. Please contact the Office of the US Summer Student Worker directly for details.

Exciting Summer Internship Opportunities at USAID through Global Health Fellows II

January 6th, 2015 in Fellowships, Practicum/Internships

Global Health Fellows II has several summer internship opportunities available, and are accepting applications through January 8th. A few of the various availabilities to highlight are:

  • Market Access Intern
  • Childhood Tuberculosis Intern
  • Family Planning Resources Intern

Click here to find the list of opportunities and apply.

Quintiles Consulting Market Intelligence Internship Program Overview

November 25th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

  • The Quintiles Analyst Internship program is a semester-long opportunity for college and graduate school students to gain content knowledge in biopharma while developing rich analytical skills through contributions made to quantitative and qualitative market research and consulting projects.
  • Quintiles Consulting’s Market Intelligence group seeks high performing, motivated individuals to spend at least 15 hours a week in the Cambridge office supporting project teams by working closely with analysts and managers as well as members of the operations and business development teams.  Through intern experiences, we aim to provide promising professionals fundamental consulting and market research experience, and also consider individuals with particularly impressive aptitude and cultural fit as candidates eligible to be converted to full time hires.
  • Typical intern assignments include (though are not limited to) the following:
    • Capturing insights from qualitative market research interviews
    • Summarizing findings into actionable analysis for project team
    • Conducting quality control on surveys being developed and pretested via online instruments
    • Conducting secondary research as a complementary component to primary research studies
    • Converting research findings into report drafts including written analysis as well as visually presented findings (treatment algorithm, patient flow, etc.)
    • Providing quick turnaround background research for proposal development team
    • Supporting operations work by creating target lists of facilities and Key Opinion Leaders
  • Our team typically hires intern candidates from the following local institutions:
    • Babson College
    • Boston College
    • Boston University (School of Public Health, School of Management, etc.)
    • Harvard University
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    • Tufts University (Community Health Program)

Please submit resumes and an email statement of interest to and

Paid internship Opportunity at Novartis Vaccines within the Department of Global Medical Affairs

October 23rd, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Junior Project Manger and Assistant for Mening Medical Affairs Team

Assist the Mening Medical Affairs Team by project managing several key congresses and Expert Forums and medical content. Liaise with internal mening team and external scientific vendor on aspects of development of new medical material. Assist with aligning internal team on comments and communicating with vendor to ensure timely completion of key projects. See attached flyer for the full job description: JD for Mening Med Affairs Intern_Final

To apply email your cover letter and resume directly:

Angelika Banzhoff:

Elvira Ponce :

Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program is now accepting internship applications for Spring 2015!

September 5th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program works with partners worldwide to improve health outcomes and save lives, through use of pharmaceutical cost-lowering measures including generic competition. We support civil society groups and public agencies with analysis and technical assistance to help overcome patent-based and other drug monopolies. Our work challenges Big Pharma’s economic and political power.
They are looking for well-organized interns to work closely with the Program Director on a number of coalition building, analysis and research projects to improve public policy and expand global access to medicines.

Internships are located in Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more and apply.

Practicum Opportunities at MSH

August 13th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes students from the BU SPH’s Pharmaceuticals Program to conduct their practicum in our Center for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM). Internships at MSH/CPM are particularly relevant for students with interests in global pharmaceutical management. In the fall 2014 semester, MSH/CPM is offering fall practicum opportunities in the following focus areas:

This is a fall practicum opportunity with a flexible start date. All internships for MSH/CPM are unpaid and take place in our Washington, DC-area office in Arlington, Virginia.

To round out the internship experience, MSH encourages their interns to meet with MSH experts with other specialties (for example, malaria, maternal health, supply chain, etc.) and will facilitate these interactions for selected students. They can also facilitate visits at other public health institutions in the Washington, DC area, time and resources permitting. If you are interested in one of these projects with MSH/CPM, please contact Kiley Workman at