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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. 


Intern, Global Portfolio Strategy: Product Lifecycle (MBA)

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Intern, Global Portfolio Strategy assesses a specific market opportunity and conduct a situational analysis as part of a team shaping a new product strategy, requiring collaboration with cross functional team members and other groups within FMI to develop and produce the final deliverable.

The intern collaborates with a cross functional lifecycle team working to develop strategy for new product introductions in the oncology market targeting laboratory test providers. Areas the intern may explore as part of their project might include competitive landscape, software, user needs & user experience and opportunities for leveraging data. Specific details on the scope of the project is defined based on the competency and interest of the incumbent together with the current need of the lifecycle team.  

The FMI Internship Program is offered to students currently registered in a degree program. It is a 10-12 week summer commitment, Full Time, 40 hours/week. Interns will gain a greater understanding of FMI through challenging project-based work, Spotlight Speaker Series with company executives, and the chance to connect with all employees by attending many company-wide events.   

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

Key Responsibilities

• Work with the product Life Cycle Leaders & Clinical Insights Delivery team to identify goals and develop a project plan.

• Develop hypotheses to test.

• Build a market research plan, conduct primary research, and collect secondary research.

• Synthesize data to identify key trends and challenges in the marketplace.

• Develop content that represents research findings in a succinct, easy to understand format.

• Seek feedback from internal and external stakeholders to validate findings or suggest changes.

• Assess findings and confirm hypotheses.

• Make recommendations within the context of FMI’s strategy.

• Review recommendations with Life Cycle Leaders.

• Present findings and recommendations to the Commercial Leadership Team.

• Other projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Currently enrolled in first year of MBA program

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or biomedical engineering

• 2+ years of work experience in an analytical, problem-solving function

• Experience in the biopharmaceutical, medical device or diagnostics industry

• Prior marketing experience

• Demonstrated self-sufficiency and creative problem solving

• Familiarity with market research, healthcare marketing, and statistical or data analysis

• Ability to execute in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment

• Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing priorities

• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive company matters

• Business acumen and comfort dealing with ambiguity

• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

• Excellent interpersonal skills including collaboration skills and communication skills for a variety of audiences (levels, functions, backgrounds)

• Effective verbal and written communication skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: Patients, Passion, Innovation and Collaboration


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) 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.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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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. 

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