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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"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. 

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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.

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. 

Are internships paid?

Yes, all Foundation Medicine internships are paid roles. In addition to an hourly rate, we also pay for an MBTA monthly subway/bus or commuter rail pass depending on your commuting needs for the duration of the internship.

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.

What is the hiring timeline for summer internships?

Summer internships will be posted in early January 2021. Some positions will have a deadline of late January and others will be in early February. 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?

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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