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Quality & Regulatory Internship

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have built an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, efficiency, innovation, and growth.

Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an upbeat, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs and will gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field. This position has many opportunities to offer!

Customers throughout the globe rely on our extensive range of products and services—from next-generation instruments to everyday lab essentials to life-saving medicine. If you desire to be a part of a world-class team, Thermo Fisher Scientific can provide you with the opportunity to work in quality assurance and regulatory affairs to produce products that enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Summary of Internship

Internship positions provide an opportunity for engineering and science students to get hands on experience in a manufacturing environment.

Internship opportunities within Quality may include:

Quality Assurance

Regulatory Affairs/Compliance

Quality Engineering

Quality Control

Hiring Locations across the United States in major cities.

Essential Functions:

Become familiar with FDA and EU regulations regarding the required statements for the site’s manufactured products

Collaborate with Quality Assurance and Operations teams to perform key product related root cause investigations and identify/provide oversight of the execution of corrective actions

Write investigations, reviewing Chemistry test results, Standard Operating procedures, executed manufacturing and packaging batch records to identify root cause of the non-conformance.

Collaborate with team members in production and quality to build robust documentation to support audit readiness

Provide deliverables on designs to management of change committee

Accept candid feedback and look for areas of improvements

Specific tasks will be tailored to the intern’s experience level and abilities


Student currently enrolled in classes leading to an accredited bachelor’s degree in a related engineering, science or life science field

Preferred majors: Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering, Supply Chain, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering/science major

Strong desire and motivation to develop a career in manufacturing/operations

Strong leadership and team building skills

Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-functional team

Ability to learn, be mentored, and improve

Desire to contribute and improve design of new and existing scientific instrumentation products

Desire to teach other specialists about technology in area of expertise

Familiarity with of least one of the following tools: AutoCAD, Solidworks, MP2, or HYSYS/UNISIM

Previous industrial experience is preferred

Aptitude for working with hands and having experience using hand-tools may be beneficial

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status



Compensation and Benefits

The hourly pay range estimated for this position based in California is $21.50–$29.75.


This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount


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