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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, Procurement; Corporate Management and Strategy (MBA)

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

About the Job

The Intern, Procurement contributes to assigned procurement and finance-related projects spanning Lab Operations, Marketing, Communications, Technology, Facilities, and periodically other departments.

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

  • Conduct spend analysis and project management support for corporate and category Request for Information activity.
  • Develop comprehensive procurement strategies and programs that improve quality, productivity, sustainability and innovation and defined categories.
  • Develop aligned procurement expertise in procurement fundamentals and categories.
  • Gain exposure to category contracts and supplier management.
  • Gather and analyze data to provide meaningful insights into category and supplier spend to help design category strategies.
  • Help develop and support sustainable small business diversity plan across FMI.
  • Assess options and make business recommendations to align key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the review and analysis of new business systems and business processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program pursuing an MBA
  • Basic computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, biological sciences, biomedical engineering or a healthcare field
  • Prior life science or healthcare industry experience
  • Prior experience in the biopharmaceutical, medical device or diagnostics industry
  • Familiarity with market research and/or statistical analysis
  • Previous marketing experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential information
  • Commitment to reflect FMI’s values of Passion, Collaboration, Patients and Innovation



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.

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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