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SPRINT internships offer a wide variety of opportunities in both emerging and established companies across the life-science industry in Connecticut. Internships available will span across scientific, commercial, finance, and administrative functions and all applicants will be eligible to participate in skill workshops. 

2023 SPRINT Internship Postings

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Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities

All Functional Areas

Boehringer Ingelheim – Ridgefield, CT & Multiple Locations

Internships are currently being accepted at Boehringer Ingelheim across all functional areas.

Boehringer Ingelheim Internships are paid full-time roles within functional areas such as Research, Development, Medical, Engineering, Commercial, Finance, HR, Legal and Operations. Internships typically are over the summer months for 10-12 weeks. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply based on skills and requirements.

Pfizer – Multiple Locations

Internships are currently being accepted at Boehringer Ingelheim across all functional areas.

This program is jointly managed by Pfizer and Atrium Works. The SGE provides short-term work to support Pfizer’s business needs during the summer months. The program seeks to add value to the business through staff augmentation to accomplish departmental goals while offering practical and valuable business experience to the student participant. During the application process, you will be asked to select your areas of interest. Interns will be employed by Atrium Works.

Finance

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The position and its responsibilities will have an emphasis on Corporate Accounting, Revenue Accounting, Global Legal Entity Accounting and Financial Reporting. This position will be a member of a cross-functional, multi-national, accounting team responsible for critical accounting areas, internal financial analysis, accounting technical research and financial reporting.  This position will interact with Alexion business leaders, senior accounting management and global accounting teams.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT. 

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The Tax Intern will be performing various assignments in both the Direct and Indirect Tax groups as well as assisting in global tax planning projects. This role will interact with various departments within the organization including Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis and Accounting, to gather the information needed for compliance and tax accounting related processes.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT. 

Information Technology

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The Technology Experience Intern must be an exceptionally strong collaborator, who will work to become a trusted partner to IT colleagues by providing strategic thinking with tactical execution. This Technology Experience intern will work with Alexion IT teams to align requirements and expectations with design, content, and technical delivery of the internal, Alexion Digital Playbook website.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Neuroscience

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The incumbent will be trained by an Arvinas biology staff mentor in the basic day-to-day processes that support preclinical drug discovery for neurology indications.  Through experiential learning, the Summer Student will become proficient in fundamental cellular and molecular biology techniques, the basic principles of pharmacology, and the basics of data analysis and documentation.  Guided by the staff Mentor, the Student will directly implement basic scientific technique at the bench, critically read, process, and present selected papers from the relevant scientific literature, and present their work at an end-of- term Summer Student colloquium. This position is for students enrolled in college or graduate-level course work.

This position reports to a Research Scientist and will be located at the Arvinas headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Process Development

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The process development intern is responsible for performing assigned experimental and/or theoretical tasks to support the development of Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The intern will learn and apply principles of biologics process development in one or more of the following: chromatography, filtration, ultrafiltration/ diafiltration, and high thorughput analytical support. The intern will also be responsible for performing literature searches on assigned project, work with cross-functional teams, perform experimentation with guidance, and be able to present on the work performed as a presentation and technical report.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The development intern is responsible for performing literature search and exploratory activities to study the impact of excipients on chemical and physical stability of therapeutic proteins as well as impact of drug product (DP) process related studies. The intern will be responsible for execution of the stability studies, process development related studies. data processing, compiling and presentation of results. The intern will work in collaboration with other scientific staff in Injectable Product Development and other colleagues in Product Development and Clinical Supply as needed.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The development intern is responsible for performing literature search and exploratory activities to study the impact of excipients on chemical and physical stability of therapeutic proteins as well as impact of drug product (DP) process related studies. The intern will be responsible for execution of the stability studies, process development related studies. data processing, compiling and presentation of results. The intern will work in collaboration with other scientific staff in Injectable Product Development and other colleagues in Product Development and Clinical Supply as needed.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The development intern is responsible for performing assigned experimental tasks to support charge variant characterization incorporating iCE, CE infinite, HPLC/UPLC methods, and/or other product characterization assays for Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The intern will work in collaboration with other scientific staff in R&D and Analytical Development and Quality Control.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The development intern is responsible for performing assigned experimental tasks to support charge variant characterization incorporating iCE, CE infinite, HPLC/UPLC methods, and/or other product characterization assays for Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The intern will work in collaboration with other scientific staff in R&D and Analytical Development and Quality Control.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The Clinical Supply Intern will be a contributor to achieve Alexion’s clinical and corporate goals. The Clinical Supply Intern collaborates with stake holders in developing the clinical supply plans and managing activities to deliver clinical trial supply. This role will cooperate with internal and external partners in compliance with regulations, internal procedures and GxP requirements. This role will be central in delivering complex clinical studies, and critical functions such as packaging, developing label strategies and defining the logistics strategy for global trials. This position will closely interface with Clinical Operations, Quality, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMO’s), and Contract Research Operations (CRO’s) to ensure Clinical material is available as required to achieve clinical trial strategy and timelines.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The Clinical Supply Intern will be a contributor to achieve Alexion’s clinical and corporate goals. The Clinical Supply Intern collaborates with stake holders in developing the clinical supply plans and managing activities to deliver clinical trial supply. This role will cooperate with internal and external partners in compliance with regulations, internal procedures and GxP requirements. This role will be central in delivering complex clinical studies, and critical functions such as packaging, developing label strategies and defining the logistics strategy for global trials. This position will closely interface with Clinical Operations, Quality, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMO’s), and Contract Research Operations (CRO’s) to ensure Clinical material is available as required to achieve clinical trial strategy and timelines.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The process development intern is responsible for performing assigned experimental and/or theoretical tasks to support the development of Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The intern will learn and apply principles of biologics process development in two key technical areas: chromatography and filtration. This intern will be expected to perform purification development using ion exchange membrane chromatography, perform analytical assays and present research data within the department and will be given the opportunity to learn and work on advanced laboratory techniques. Opportunity to gain hands-on experience, build partnerships, and jump-start career in Pharmaceutical Industry.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The process development intern is responsible for performing assigned experimental and/or theoretical tasks to support the development of Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The intern will learn and apply principles of biologics process development in one or more of the following: chromatography, robotics and automation, and high thorughput analytical support. The intern will also be responsible for performing literature searches on assigned project, work with cross-functional teams, perform experimentation with guidance, and be able to present on the work performed as a presentation and technical report.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The process development intern will be responsible for performing assigned experimental tasks to support the bioprocess development and optimization of upstream biological production processes for Alexion’s biotherapeutic candidates using process analytical technology (PAT) tool. The intern will develop and implement on-line biomass monitoring with use of perfusion cell culture.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT.

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The intern will be involved in variety of experimental tasks and analyses to support Alexion’s cell line development (CLD) processes. The intern will learn and apply various biological principles in mammalian cell culture related to stable cell line development. The intern will be working in a cross-functional environment, collaborating with other scientific staffs in Upstream Process Development. The intern will have the opportunity to get hands on experience in advanced CLD techniques and technologies.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT. 

Undergraduate Student Postings

Biology

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

Join the rapidly growing team at Arvinas, the leader in developing therapeutic PROTAC-mediated protein degradation. This position will perform work in the protein science laboratory including protein expression, purification and structural biology.

This position will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

This position will be laboratory-based, working directly with a team of scientists within Oncology, Biology. The individual will gain first-hand experience in cancer drug discovery by helping to execute and analyze cell and molecular biology-based experiments. Within a fast-paced, collaborative environment the individual will be expected to learn quickly in order to meaningfully contribute to the progression of potential cancer therapeutics.

This position will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

Join the rapidly growing team at Arvinas, the leader in developing therapeutic PROTAC-mediated protein degradation. This position will perform work in the protein science laboratory including protein expression, purification and structural biology.

This position will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Chemistry

Arvinas – Remote    Full-time

The internship project involves statistical analysis of Arvinas PROTAC® data and creation of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) models to facilitate PROTAC® linker design. At the end of the project, the intern will present the results as a talk or poster at Arvinas.

This position reports to a Research Investigator in Computational Drug Design and can be located remotely within the US.

Arvinas – Remote      Full-time

The internship project will involve extracting and formatting data for AI/ML training and testing sets, exploring published AI models for protein-ligand interaction prediction/scoring, and development of new AI models focused on protein/ligand interactions. At the end of the project, the intern would present the results as a talk or poster at Arvinas.

This position reports to a Sr. Research Scientist in Computational Drug Design and can be located remotely within the US.

Neuroscience

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

This is a laboratory-based role, where the intern’s focus will be to develop, implement and execute innovative approaches to investigate mechanisms of protein degradation that will translate to novel drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The Neuroscience team is seeking a motivated and technically skilled student majoring in neuroscience or related biological sciences. The student should have strong interest in neuroscience and learning about CNS drug discovery and development. This position will focus on ex vivo assay development to help build pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships to advance PROTAC degrader molecules.

This full-time, summer position reports to a Research Scientist, and will be located at the Arvinas headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

This is a laboratory-based role, where the intern’s focus will be to develop, implement and execute innovative approaches to investigate mechanisms of protein degradation that will translate to novel drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The Neuroscience team is seeking a motivated and technically skilled student majoring in neuroscience or related biological sciences. The student should have strong interest in neuroscience and learning about CNS drug discovery and development. This position will focus on ex vivo assay development to help build pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships to advance PROTAC degrader molecules.

This full-time, summer position reports to a Research Scientist, and will be located at the Arvinas headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

Please note this is a Spring 2023 internship.

This Neuroscience Spring 2023 co-op position will be focused on cell biology and biochemistry, investigating novel therapeutic options for neurodegenerative disease as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, biophysicists and chemists. This project centers on identifying the mechanism of action of novel compounds for regulation of target protein stability, but will likely include assay development and exploration of target protein regulation in neurons. Arvinas is looking for a passionate individual who loves neuroscience and wants to contribute to understanding disease-relevant basic biology and impact downstream program decisions. After training, the prospective team member will be expected to work independently and prioritize their time, analyze and communicate experimental data to supervisor and team, and  summarize experimental procedures and protocols  in their electronic notebooks (ELN) for colleagues.

This position reports to a Senior Research Scientist, Neuroscience and will be located at the Arvinas headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Arvinas – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The Neuroscience team is seeking a highly motivated and technically skilled student majoring in neuroscience, biochemistry, or related biological sciences. The student should have a strong interest in learning about drug discovery and development. This laboratory-based position will focus on cellular target engagement assay development to advance PROTAC degrader molecules. The student should be able to learn techniques quickly with the goal of eventually working independently. At the end of the summer, the student will be required to present their work at the Summer Student Colloquium.

This full-time position will be reporting to a Research Scientist at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Commercial Development

Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. – New Haven, CT  (Hybrid Schedule)    Full-time

At Trevi, our team is made up of passionate, innovative, and supportive members who consistently collaborate to help make a difference in patients’ lives through the continued development and exploration of Haduvio™ (oral nalbuphine ER).

The Commercial Team is looking for a highly driven, enthusiastic, undergraduate or graduate student currently pursuing a degree in marketing, advertising, journalism, PR, communications or related field to join their team for the summer. This position will partner with cross-functional teams; including but not limited to branding and positioning, Business Development, external communications in Clinical Operations (assisting with patient recruitment), Medical Affairs (communicating with healthcare professionals), and Investor Relations (developing presentations and social media posts) as well as internal communications; and provide imaginative ideas which can help make an impact in the lives of those suffering from chronic cough and prurigo nodularis. This individual must be exceptionally organized, diligent, detail-oriented, flexible, team-oriented, dynamic and adaptable to a fast-paced start-up environment. They must also have intermediate MS Office computer skills, familiarity with marketing software, and excellent written and oral communication skills. This is a paid, 30-40 hours per week position with a hybrid schedule consisting of working 3 days in the New Haven, CT office and 2 days working remotely.

This position reports directly to the Sr. Vice President, Head of Commercial and Strategy.

Medical Affairs

Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. – New Haven, CT  (Hybrid Schedule)    Full-time

At Trevi, our team is made up of passionate, innovative, and supportive members who consistently collaborate to help make a difference in patients’ lives through the continued development and exploration of Haduvio™ (oral nalbuphine ER).

The Medical Affairs Department is looking for a highly driven, enthusiastic, undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in healthcare, e.g. pre-med, pharmacology, nursing, etc. to join their team for the summer. This position will provide support of project related activities for the Medical Affairs Department. This opportunity will provide exposure to working on abstract submissions, medical communications and publications including scientific lexicons/medical narratives. This individual must be exceptionally organized, diligent, detail-oriented, flexible, team-oriented, dynamic and adaptable to a fast-paced start-up environment. They must also have intermediate to advanced MS Office computer skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. This is a paid, 20-30 hours per week position with a hybrid schedule consisting of working 3 days in the New Haven, CT office and 2 days working remotely.

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Medical Affairs.

Regulatory Affairs

Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. – New Haven, CT  (Hybrid Schedule)    Full-time

At Trevi, our team is made up of passionate, innovative, and supportive members who consistently collaborate to help make a difference in patients’ lives through the continued development and exploration of Haduvio™ (oral nalbuphine ER).

The Regulatory Affairs Department is looking for a highly driven, enthusiastic, undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in Regulatory Affairs, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or a related field to join their team for the summer. The primary objective of this position is to support the Regulatory Affairs Department in the execution of the Trevi’s Regulatory Strategy by assisting in Operational activities to ensure fully compliant Health Authority submissions. This internship provides an opportunity to develop a working knowledge of drug development, the applicable Global Regulations and Guidances, and document/Health Authority submission management. This individual must be exceptionally organized, diligent, detail-oriented, flexible, team-oriented, dynamic and adaptable to a fast-paced start-up environment. They must also have intermediate MSOffice computer skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. This is a paid, 20-40 hours per week position with a hybrid schedule consisting of working 3 days in the New Haven, CT office and 2 days working remotely.

This position reports directly to the Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Graduate Student Postings

Commercial Operations

Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease – New Haven, CT      Full-time

The Intern, Hematology & Nephrology Global Marketing & Strategy, VISion will work closely with Therapeutic Area Commercial Strategy Leads and will require significant collaboration with cross-functional commercial and medical teams, across global and regional organizations. This individual will gain experience researching companies, products and mechanisms of action (MOA’s) of TA interest, formulate concise summary evaluations for presentation to the broader team.

This position will be located at the Alexion offices in New Haven, CT. 

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