Internship & co-op programs
You aspire to have an impact. So do we.
At Biogen, we aspire to have the greatest impact on patients of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry.
You bring fresh perspectives, we offer industry insights and access to experts in their field. Together, we’re working to create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for patients with few or no treatment options.
Throughout the year, we welcome students at all levels and from all backgrounds to bring their passion, persistence, creativity, collaboration and focus to Biogen to work alongside employees as colleagues, tackling meaningful projects and shaping their career aspirations.
Learn more about opportunities for students through our Internship and Co-op Programs or view current openings.
Frequently asked questions
What are the objectives of Biogen’s Internship and Co-op Programs?
Biogen’s Internship and Co-op Programs are experiential learning programs designed with three objectives:
- To engage bright, passionate students with diverse perspectives, provide them with biotech industry experience and foster relationships with experts in the field,
- To provide Biogen employees with the opportunity to mentor the next generation of professionals, and
- To build a pipeline of future talent for Biogen.
What is the difference between an internship and a co-op at Biogen?
Both internships and co-ops at Biogen provide students with industry experience, development opportunities and the chance to experience our unique culture.
Internships at Biogen are 10-12 week assignments in the summer (May/June – August). Students may or may not receive academic credit for their internship assignment.
Co-ops at Biogen are 4-6 month assignments throughout the year. Projects are more in-depth than internship projects and are closely aligned to a student’s academic program and curriculum. Co-op assignments may also include a rotation within the broader functional team.
What types of internship and co-ops are offered?
Internships and co-ops are offered at all degree levels based on projects and business need.
Functional areas include:
Where are internships and co-op assignments located?
In the U.S., most of our internships and co-op assignments are based in:
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
We also offer a limited number of openings in our Weston, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. offices each year depending on business need.
What are eligibility requirements for Biogen’s Internship & Co-op Programs?
We hire Interns and Co-ops at all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, PharmD and Ph.D. based on project assignments. Each posting will specify what degree level is required for the respective project.
In order to be eligible for an internship or co-op assignment at Biogen, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age prior to scheduled start date
- Be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
- Be currently enrolled in an accredited program and have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies by scheduled start date
- Have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA as of the most recently completed semester
- Be within one year of graduation for last degree attained
Are internships and co-op assignments paid?
Yes, all of our internships and co-ops are paid assignments. Pay rates are consistent across Biogen determined by year completed in school and assignment category (technical or non-technical).
Does Biogen offer internships for high school students?
Our Internship Program is currently designed for university students and as such, high school students are not eligible for internships; however, we encourage those in middle and high school interested in science and the work we do at Biogen to learn more about our Community Lab Program.
Can I apply for multiple internships or co-op positions?
Yes, you can apply for multiple positions, though we recommend narrowing your applications to a few positions that truly match your academic studies, skills, experience and interests.
What are the application deadlines?
Our internship and co-op postings will include any applicable deadlines. For most of our openings, we accept applications on a rolling basis, and encourage you to apply sooner rather than later. Generally, our summer internships are filled by the end of March.
Will you let me know when an opening I applied to has been filled?
Yes, you will receive a notification from us about your application if an opening you applied to has been filled. If you applied to multiple openings, you may still be considered for the other assignment(s).
What are the timelines for internships and co-ops?
Our Intern Program runs in the summer months. Most interns start in late May or early June and work through August depending on their school’s schedule. Our internship assignments are designed to last 10-12 weeks, so we ask students be able to commit to at least 10 weeks.
Summer internship positions are generally posted December – early February as projects and mentors are identified. Interviews and selections are completed on a rolling basis and vary by position, but generally occur January – March.
Our Co-op Program runs throughout the year, though most co-ops join January through June or July through December.
Co-op positions are generally posted:
- In October for assignments starting in January
- In February for assignments starting in July
If you are interested in a co-op position with different timing, we recommend signing up for job alerts.
Can a student who has graduated apply for an internship or co-op?
Students who have graduated within one year are eligible for the 10-12 week internship program.
Recent grads are not eligible for co-ops unless they are returning to school following their co-op assignment (i.e., student completed undergraduate degree and will be starting a graduate program upon completion of their co-op assignment).
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What is the internship or co-op experience like?
At Biogen, our Internship and Co-op Programs are designed to showcase our unique culture. The Programs include:
- Exposure to cutting-edge science and multiple career paths in the biotech industry
- Meaningful projects, working alongside Biogen employees as colleagues
- Social events and internal networking opportunities
- Lunch & Learn sessions to develop professional skills
- Lectures and educational workshops
- Opportunities to give back through Care Deeply Volunteer Day and volunteering in our Community Labs