At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Since our founding in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen has led innovative scientific research with the goal over the last decade to defeat devastating neurological diseases.
We believe that no other disease area holds as much need or as much promise for medical breakthroughs as neuroscience. Our focus on neuroscience, our deep scientific expertise and our courage to take risks make us leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society.
We aspire to transform patients’ lives and Biogen by making personalized & digital medicine in neuroscience a reality. Powered by data science and digital technologies, we drive solutions to advance research, clinical care, and patient empowerment. We believe that now, more than ever, biology and technology should go hand-in-hand to better meet patient needs, while enabling a shift towards more prevention-focused, affordable, and equitable care.
We came to Biogen to solve the unsolvable. We stay to create new possibilities and grow together. We work fearlessly and go beyond because we care deeply about making a difference and changing lives. All legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from “@biogen.com” or “@smartrecruiters.com” email accounts.
We welcome students and graduates to contribute their passion and creativity to our mission. Our programs include summer internships, six-month co-ops, MBA opportunities, post-doctoral programs, and both PharmD and PhD Fellowships. These opportunities offer invaluable experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and allow you to connect your academic achievements with your career aspirations. You will collaborate and foster relationships with experts within our company while also working to advance important Biogen initiatives.
Browse our open positions to join the Biogen team.
Interning at Biogen
Our internships are 10- to 12-week summer assignments focused on concrete projects to advance Biogen’s mission. We welcome students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD program. Throughout the summer, students have access to specialty programming, such as networking lunches, learning and development events, and Care Deeply Day (a paid volunteer day for community service). Interns also have an opportunity to present a final project to managers, peers, and other members of the organization at the program’s conclusion.
Not finding the right internship opportunity for you? Join our talent community to learn when future opportunities become available.
Co-ops are six-month assignments that offer students an opportunity to focus more intently on long-term projects supporting the Biogen business. There are two programs annually, the first running from January to June and the second running from July to December. Co-op students work on in-depth projects closely aligned with their academic program and are afforded a lengthier opportunity to network with the Biogen team.
Fresh Ideas and New Expertise
We are proud of the students who have contributed to our Biogen team! Together, we can make a difference for people who have few treatment options.
From the start, I was treated as a regular employee. I was able to network with colleagues from across the organization to learn about their work. It was these connections that I built that led to me becoming a full-time Biogen employee.
— Bhavani Prasad Vinjamuri, Scientist I, Tech Dev
There are so many opportunities under the umbrella of ‘healthcare’ and discovering the benefits that come with working in biotech has really changed my perspective on how I can genuinely touch people’s lives.
— Taylor Ryan, MBA Intern, Operations & Systems Improvement
We Welcome All Voices
Students from all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to join the Biogen team. We are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging, and we recognize that opportunities for underrepresented students are critical to solving systemic issues of representation in our field. Learn more about what Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means to us here.
In collaboration with MCPHS University, we offer seven unique, two-year fellowship programs to promote the role of Doctor of Pharmacy. Fellows gain extensive experience through practical activities in industry and academic settings.
Our post-doc program offers scientists from leading academic institutions up to four years of support and experience.
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:
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.
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).
What is the maximum length of stay for an Intern or Co-op?
What is the internship or co-op experience like?
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
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