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At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns and co-ops who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Learn more about our 2022 program here. 


Operations Intern, Operational Sciences and Technology (Undergraduate)

  • 400 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Operations Intern, Operational Sciences and Technology (OSAT) works with the Process Support & Analytics (PS&A) team and the Clinical Bioinformatics Operations (CBO) team providing cross-functional operations support within OSAT. The Intern works on routine operational tasks and process improvement initiatives that aim to reduce costs or improve efficiencies. The Intern also assists with data visualizations and analytics to drive decision making within operations. The Intern works in a regulated laboratory environment and gains exposure to quality management procedures, operational workflows, data analytics, and bioinformatics processes.

The FMI Internship Program is offered to students currently registered in a degree program. It is a 10–12-week summer commitment, full time of 40 hours/week. Interns will gain a greater understanding of FMI through challenging project-based work, Lunch & Learns with leaders, and the chance to connect with all employees by attending many other company-wide events and forums.

Foundation Medicine is unable to consider candidates that will require visa sponsorship now, or in the future, for this specific role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in cross-team projects supporting process improvement initiatives.
  • Prioritize deliverables to support daily operations.
  • Create and collaborate on data visualizations to drive better decision making.
  • Review workflows to identify areas of opportunity. 
  • Manage short term duration projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate and problem solve cross-functionally.
  • Create documents including presentations, spreadsheets, and resource pages.
  • Other operational duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Rising senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Analytics, or Natural Sciences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with and working knowledge of office support software, including the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience in an Operations or Quality Management environment
  • Experience in a Lab-Regulatory environment, in a Lab or clinical setting
  • Experience in a Data Analysis environment
  • Experience with process improvement or lean management
  • Experience with Smartsheet, Confluence, Slack
  • Experience with Data Analytics tools such as PowerBI and Tableau
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently with competing projects 
  • Working knowledge of the following regulations: FDA, ISO, CLIA and CAP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: Patients, Passion, Innovation and Collaboration


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Our 2022 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. 

Learn more about our 2022 program here. 

"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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Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

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