Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-treatening diseases. 

Vertex Intern/Co-op Program

Intern and Co-op assignments are designed for Bachelors, Masters, MBA, or PhD level candidates. The timing and details of the programs include:

  • Summer Internship program (San Diego & Boston): 12 week assignment (end of May/June to Mid-August)
  • Co-op Program (Boston): 6 month assignment over 2 cycles (January-June; or July-December)
  • Professional development workshops and networking events throughout the program
  • Capstone event for students to showcase their Vertex experience and project deliverables 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or advanced degree program if graduating in Spring 2019
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Functional Areas

  • Research and Development (Boston and San Diego)
    • Chemistry, Biology, DMPK, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation
  • Global Medical Communications & Operations
  • Pharmaceutical & Preclinical Sciences
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Market Access and Public Policy
  • Commercial
  • General Business including Legal, Human Rescources, Corporate Communications, Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations and Information Technology

Application Process

  • To apply, please visit the Vertex Careers Page:
  • Please type "Intern" (including the quote marks) in the keyword search to view current openings

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