Our Internship Program



At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Not only will each intern have the opportunity to learn and grow, but we will also learn from our interns as we pursue our passion together. We offer opportunities in departments across the company including: Lab Operations, Cancer Genomics, Data Strategy & Product Development, Technology, and Business Support Services. 

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"If I’ve learned anything from my time as a returning intern at Foundation Medicine, it’s that no matter what job I have in the future, it has to be meaningful. I will miss a lot of things about my time here, but working alongside people who are kind, intelligent and passionate will be what I miss the most. As I enter my last year at Boston University this fall, I am grateful to have had such a positive experience at a company that took a chance on me and values the diverse ideas interns bring." 

- Katrina, Recruitment Marketing Intern 2022


Read more about the intern experience here.

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From Intern to San Diego Bound

"One of my favorite parts of the job is my colleagues. Not only are they incredibly intelligent, but they’re kind and passionate. It’s amazing to see people from all backgrounds with different interests coming together for one common goal. Post-grad is difficult for everybody in terms of adjusting personally and professionally and I’m lucky that the community I’ve found at Foundation Medicine has made that transition easier." 

- Sabrina, Molecular Technologist, Former Laboratory Operations Intern

Read more about her career journey at Foundation Medicine here.

Communications Intern: The Writer Behind the Stories

"My main job was to interview employees about why they love working at Foundation Medicine and then write about it. Those pieces would then eventually go online on our careers blog. During these interviews, I got to see how each and every employee is passionate about the work they do. I saw their eyes light up when talking about their role, the people they work with, and their passion for patients. I was honored to be able to write their stories and found it extremely humbling." 

- Katrina, Employer Brand Intern 2021 


Read more about her summer experience here.

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Career Development: Stephanie

"My time as an intern helped shape my career decisions. Seeing the important work done at Foundation Medicine helped me realize that this was the right path for me. After I graduated college in May of 2020, I was offered a full-time position as a Molecular Technician, before being promoted to a Molecular Technologist I. In my current role, I process patient samples by performing DNA digestion, extraction, library construction, and quality control assays."

- Stephanie, Molecular Technologist, Former Laboratory Operations Intern


Learn more about making the most of your internship here. 

Feeling Valued as an Intern: Collaboration at Its Finest

"Coming into my internship at Foundation Medicine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When I reflect back on my time at Foundation Medicine over the last ten weeks, I come away with way more than I could have ever predicted, including significant experience, meaningful connections, and fond memories."

- Ellie, Software Engineering Intern 2021


Read more about Ellie's experience here.  

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Internship FAQs


What are the requirements of Foundation Medicine’s Internship Program?

Internships are full time roles lasting between 10-12 weeks in the summer and offered to students currently enrolled in a degree program. We hire at all degree levels: Bachelors, Masters and PhD. We accept applications from international students, but visa sponsorship support varies by position and department. All internships are paid, so you must be legally authorized to work in the United States during your internship.

What can I expect during my internship at Foundation Medicine?

Interns will gain a greater understanding of Foundation Medicine through challenging project-based work, Spotlight Speaker Series with company executives, and the chance to connect with all employees by attending company-wide events. Interns will have a supervisor who will serve as a mentor.

Are internships paid?

Yes, all Foundation Medicine internships are hourly paid roles. 

Are international students eligible to apply?

Yes, international students are eligible to apply. However, visa sponsorship support varies by position and department. All internships are paid, so you must be legally authorized to work in the United States during your internship.

Are internships onsite or remote?

There are three different ways of working at Foundation Medicine and this includes internships. There are some roles that require onsite work 5 days a week. These are typically lab-based roles. We have a number of roles that are hybrid and will go onsite 2-3 days a week. Finally, there are some roles that are fully remote and can be performed from anywhere in the US. These are typically Technology roles. 

What is the hiring timeline for summer internships?

In the fall, summer internships will be posted for Technology roles and roles seeking MBAs. All other roles will post in January and February. When an internship role is posted we allow about four weeks to pass before we review the applicant pool and begin reaching out to candidates. Most offers will be made by the end of March.

How do I apply for an internship?

Students must apply to the internship role of interest directly via the Foundation Medicine Careers site https://careers.foundationmedicine.com/.

Is a student who has graduated and will not be returning to school eligible for the internship program?

No, the internship program is for students currently enrolled in a degree granting program. 

Have other questions?

Please send a message to campusrecruiting@foundationmedicine.com 

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