Welcome To Foundation Medicine, Interns!

We have received your signed offer letter.

We are very excited to have you join FMI and our mission to transform cancer care. 

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* Important Action Items *

1.       Background Check

Please be on the lookout for an email to complete your background check from NoReply@sterling.app and the subject line is “On behalf of Foundation Medicine, Inc.: Background Screening Instructions”. This will be sent to your personal email you used to complete your application and will need to be completed prior to your start date. You can expect this email a few days after you accept your offer.

2.       I-9 Documentation 

A Form I-9 is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services document used to verify the identity and work authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. We will contact you about this one week before your start date. FMI employees must complete the Form I-9 within three days of their date of hire.

  • For remote interns: You will be assigned a notary in your area through our vendor, N3 notaries. Your assigned notary will reach out to you directly via phone call or text message to schedule an appointment that needs to take place before your third day of employment at Foundation Medicine.

  • For onsite interns: The FMI People Operations team will reach out to you and your manager directly with I-9 Verification instructions. Please be sure to bring in a physical copy of your ID(s) with you when you go onsite.

Here are some things to look forward to:



The Intern Experience

During the summer we strive to bring you a variety of ways to experience our company culture. Not only will you get to know your fellow interns, but we will make sure you have the chance to make lasting connections to team members across the organization. Early in the summer we launch our Spotlight Speaker Series, always an intern favorite, where our senior leadership sets aside time to meet with just the intern class. We typically feature 4 leaders over the course of the summer and they share it all, from their career path to their biggest FMI challenges, and allow for questions. We also come together for professional development opportunities, volunteer through our Ways To Give Back program, and get together for fun social events. You will each enjoy challenging work, and we want to make sure each intern understands that how we work is as important as what we accomplish.  

First Days/Orientation

Expect an email the week before your start date with details on first day logistics. If you are starting your first day:

- REMOTELY (most interns) - your FMI laptop will be shipped to your verified mailing address the week before your start date
- AT ONE OF OUR OFFICE/LAB LOCATION - your laptop will be available onsite for pick up that morning before the FMI Laptop Set-up Session hosted by the IT Team.

You will be automatically enrolled in the virtual MyImpact, FMI's New Hire Orientation Program. Through live presentations, Q&A, small/large group discussions, and collaborative exercises we aim to: 

- deepen your understanding of FMI's history and corporate strategy
- raise awareness about the roles that various teams play, and the collaboration required to transform cancer care
- explore FMI's culture (i.e., values, diversity, equity, and inclusion aspirations)
- help you plan your impact, career growth, and development
- nurture a sense of belonging







Mission & Values

Our focused mission of transforming cancer care is at the core of everything that we do at Foundation Medicine. While our mission is tied to each of our jobs in unique ways, it drives each of us forward in our pursuit for the best for our patients, physicians and partners.

Our mission extends beyond the walls of our offices and labs to our community engagement efforts, as we connect with the patient community and advocacy organizations to better understand who we serve and the impact of our work.

We live our values of patients, passion, collaboration, and innovation. These values are also an important part of our hiring process, performance reviews, #gratitude (our recognition program), and our new orientation program.

Employee Communication

At Foundation Medicine, we have a variety of ways that we communicate with each other. Listed below are a few of the tools we utilize - you will learn more about each of them during your orientation!

Slack - There are hundreds of different channels for people to join, such as “fur babies” (pet talk), “ask ET” (ask the Executive Team anything) and “Donut” (bi-weekly match to someone in the company to learn more about them and their role here).

The Hub - FMI's Internal Intranet resource. Here you will find important resources for working at Foundation Medicine (including information on our offices, an employee directory, and more), recaps of company-wide meetings, details on internal events, stories curated by our Internal Communications Team, and much more.

FMI Friday - Our weekly newsletter highlighting important information and happenings at an enterprise level.

Town Halls - These are monthly, hybrid, company-wide meetings where our Executive Team provides updates and takes time for direct questions.

Zoom - If you need to meet with a colleague via a video meeting, we utilize Zoom.






Commitment to DE&I

At Foundation Medicine, we believe in fostering an environment that delivers a deep sense of belonging and provides a supportive space for employees to bring their authentic selves to work to reach their full potential. 

Our second annual DE&I report spotlights our work to evolve forward-looking and integrated DE&I initiatives and our commitment to eliminating healthcare disparities, with a focus on our efforts in 2022. The report highlights our workforce diversity numbers and shares the voices of our employees and executives.

New Seaport HQ coming in 2023!

In late 2023, we will be moving all of our Boston-area employees into our new headquarters located at 400 Summer Street, in the heart of Boston’s Seaport district. We have been working with developers and architects to design our space according to our specific needs.  

Amenities for the new HQ:


Fitness Center + Yoga Studio

Bicycle Access + Support Facilities 

Full Service Cafeteria + Catering Availability

Reception Area and Conference Center

Open Air Roof Deck 

Sustainable Design and Best Practices 

First Floor Retail  

On Site and Nearby Parking Available

Convenient to public transportation, and both 93 and 90.

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Our culture is fast paced but our employees are respectful, friendly and nimble. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or have something further explained to you – we were all new once!

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