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Enhance your education through the hands-on experience of an internship with BMS. These 10- to 12-week paid opportunities give you the chance to put your skills into practice and improve lives with a talented team of colleagues and mentors. You’ll have the chance to work on important, challenging projects, network with industry leaders, and attend professional development events.

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Gain valuable work experience within the global finance community. Develop U.S. GAAP technical accounting skills through on-the-job work with the Bristol Myers Squibb Technical Accounting Network (TAN). Learn accounting and budgeting systems like SAP and Hyperion while engaging in hands-on work.

  • Coaching from mentors within the Bristol Myers Squibb Global Finance Community 
  • Projects in Consolidations & Financial Reporting, U.S. Pharmaceuticals (U.S.P) Finance, R&D Finance, Global Produce Development & Supply Chain Finance (GPS), and Business Controls Function (BCF) 
  • For rising seniors in the New Jersey area pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Prepare for application to the full-time Accounting Development program after graduation 

Degree Required: Must be a rising senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Must live/be available to work in the New Jersey area; U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. resident; strong analytical skills and understanding of data analytics; strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and its application; confident and clear communication skills; ability to work efficiently and effectively both independently and while collaborating with small team(s); demonstrated ability to swiftly grasp new and complex business concepts; strong skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word; possess the desire and motivation to become a CPA

Turn your business acumen and interest into meaningful results. Leverage market insights to develop marketing plans and educational/promotional materials that change the behavior of healthcare providers, payers, and patients. End the summer prepared to apply for our Commercial Leadership Development program upon graduation from your MBA program.

  • Weekly Lunch and Learns on key biopharma business topics and senior-level speaker series on commercial career paths
  • Introduction to brand planning and marketing excellence in the biopharma industry
  • Formal mentorship with commercial leaders and recent graduates of the internship program
  • Team-building and networking events 

Degree Required: Must be enrolled in an accredited MBA program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Enrolled in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program during the current school year; functional exposure and experience in marketing, sales and/or finance preferred; demonstrated leadership in student, community, professional organizations; the ability to identify, gather and analyze data to gain a deeper understanding of the customer, brand, disease area, market and competition; diverse thinking with innovative ideas and new approaches to maximize opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of patients at our Biologics Center of Excellence. Gain exposure to the full biologics lifecycle while focusing on a specific, hands-on project. And network with leaders while learning in a diverse workplace, as you prepare for a future in the high-potential bio-pharma industry.

  • 10-12 week summer internship in Devens, MA
  • Large Scale Manufacturing, Biologics Development, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology, Single Use Manufacturing Facility as well as Digital Plant, Supply Chain, Project Management, Operational Excellence and several additional functional areas
  • Oral and/or poster showcase presentation to a broader audience at the end of your internship
  • One-on-one professional development with site hiring managers

Degree Required: Completion of at least two years in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Major or experience in science, engineering, business; must be available to work on-site in Devens, MA

The Cell Therapy Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to engage with each of the functions responsible for bringing these novel therapies to life at Bristol Myers Squibb.

  • 10-12 week summer program
  • Projects may range from establishing clinical data correlations to identifying a novel solution to a supply chain challenge or evaluating a new technology for implementation into commercial manufacturing.
  • Locations include: Washington (Seattle, Bothell), New Jersey (Summit, Warren), and Massachusetts (Devens)

Degree Required: Currently enrolled in a BA/BS or MS Program in a related discipline Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a BA/BS or MS Program. Preferred disciplines include: Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related disciplines
  • Strong technical and hands-on lab skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, including quantitative and qualitative assessment skills and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills
  • Previous industrial lab experience or research experience is highly desirable

Perform hands-on laboratory research and take the opportunity to gain rigorous research experience. Contribute to the search for new disease therapies. And, become skilled in the application of scientific method by applying a wide range of cutting-edge technologies.

  • Get individualized career mentorship from an experienced scientist
  • For students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the life sciences
  • Research areas include: fibrosis, immunology, cardiovascular, immuno-oncology, oncology, molecular discovery technologies, robotics and assay automation, high throughput screening, lead discovery optimization, and translational sciences

Degree Required: Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate-level university program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Students who have completed at least their sophomore year in college or have had research experience. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Students should have a strong desire to pursue graduate-level education in the biological, chemical or computational sciences.

Play a key role engaging and supporting talent and make a difference to patients prevailing over serious disease. Diversify your skills and experiences and play a key role building our talent in an energizing summer work experience. Our program can be the springboard to a fast-track position in our Human Resources Leadership Development program.

  • 10- to 12-week summer internship
  • Diversify your skills and experiences
  • Fulfill critical, rewarding roles
  • Tight-knit community offers autonomy and support

Degree Required: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate-level university program  Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Candidates should expect to receive a Master's degree with a Human Resources-related concentration with the next graduating class; excellent strategic, analytical, conceptual, creative and communication abilities; demonstration of the ability to quickly grasp new and complex business concepts; strong interpersonal skills including the ability to influence others and work effectively in a matrix organization; leadership potential is highly valued and a commitment to integrity, professionalism and teamwork is required; permanent U.S. work authorization.

Make a difference joining our team for the summer and position yourself for advanced leadership following your MBA/MIS degree. Develop digital, technical and business strategy skills to address key company challenges and drive outcomes in critical business areas. Deliver value combining innovative problem-solving and digital technology.

  • 10- to 12-week summer internship
  • Serve as a key member of an essential technology team
  • Mentorship from executives and IT Rotational Program associates
  • Excellent positioning for Leadership Development opportunities upon graduation

Degree Required: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited MBA or MIS Program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: MBA or MBA/MIS (Masters in Information Systems), graduating with the next graduating class; a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience; demonstrated leadership experience in student, community or professional organizations; ability to think strategically and communicate a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience; complex information in a concise fashion; permanent U.S. work authorization

Experience the practice of law within a corporate law department while gaining valuable career development opportunities. And, enhance your legal studies with client- and customer-focused assignments under the supervision of various members of our legal staff.

  • 10 week summer internships
  • Experience with varied and complex legal issues
  • Exposure to career paths available in a corporate legal setting
  • Mentorship and networking with professionals who can provide ongoing guidance and professional development support
  • Direct exposure to clients and outside counsel

Degree Required: Must be currently enrolled in a graduate law degree program Program Length: 10 weeks Program Requirements: We are seeking qualified law students with diverse backgrounds who are interested in obtaining a unique experience within a world-class corporate law environment. A biology or chemistry background is strongly preferred for any candidates interested in patent law.
Application Instructions To be formatted correctly, each application must be submitted with the following components:

    • A current resume (including current law school GPA, if available); and
    • A cover letter containing the following information:
      1. Name of Law School and Expected Graduation Year
      2. A list of the student’s top 3 areas of interest. Please choose from the focus areas below.
      3. A statement about why the student is an excellent candidate for the program and specifically how the student would contribute to the program. 
      4. A statement of how the student’s life experiences have informed their views on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Focus Areas

  • Commercialization and Development Law & Market Compliance
  • Transactional/Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Patient, Data & Privacy Law
  • Patents
  • Litigation
  • Cell Therapy – Commercialization and Global Product Supply/Quality/EHS Law
  • Corporate Governance/Securities
  • Compliance & Ethics
  • Trademark

Enhance your knowledge, professional development and technical proficiency, working on a challenging team that fits your degree program and skill set. Based in Tampa, FL, the program offers opportunities to work in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (Data Science), Strategy, Planning and Operations, Analytics and Reporting, Global Manufacturing IT Robustness, Global Procurement, Epidemiology, Safety Science and Analytics, Global Regulatory Collaboration & Services, Communications, and People Services. Work in a critical business, analytics, IT, procurement, or research area while gaining mentors, development opportunities and future colleagues.

  • 10- to 12-week summer internship
  • Attention from hand-picked mentors and advisors
  • Global exposure and networking opportunities
  • Customized development opportunities  

Degree Required: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate-level university program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Must be available to work in Tampa, FL

Work with colleagues throughout the entire development process – from discovery all the way to commercial launch. Turn your operational, interpersonal project management and collaborative skills toward the challenge of pursuing unique scientific discovery in an emerging field.

  • Introduction to the Global Product Development & Supply and Product Development organizations
  • Formal review and feedback sessions
  • Exposure to senior management and business leaders
  • Challenging assignments and a chance to showcase your work with a formal presentation at the end of the program

Degree Required: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate-level university program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited university program seeking an undergraduate degree (e.g., B.A., B.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, biology, bio-medical engineering, project management, business analytics, etc.) continuing their education for the following semester. Must have good oral/written communication skills and be able to work in a team environment.

Engage with four analytical groups working in the exciting & new area of translational research. Turn your science aspirations into real-world, side-by-side work with industry researchers in the areas of clinical research and development. Internships are available for both graduate and undergraduate students with projects spanning a diverse range of scientific disciplines.

  • 10-week internship from early June to early August
  • Real world experience with Bioinformatics in drug discovery and development
  • Interaction and learning from scientists with expertise in biology, statistical modeling, bioinformatics and programming
  • Work with cloud computing, genomic and other high-dimensional big data

Degree Required: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate level university program Program Length: 10-12 weeks Preferred Program Requirements: Currently pursuing a BS or MS in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, etc); good basic analytical concepts (concentration units, pH, calibration curves QCs, etc); basic analytical lab operational skills (pipetting, balances, computer skills, etc); ability to work in a methodical and organized fashion; ability to read and follow method or research protocols.

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