Internships & Co-ops

Internship & Co-op Program

Biogen Idec offers internships and co-ops for students majoring in life science and non-science disciplines, with positions open in many groups across the company. Our University Relations program is designed to offer opportunities to students who are interested in exploring the biotech industry and a potential career at Biogen Idec.

Through hands-on work experience, we offer a supportive, collaborative teaching environment aimed at developing our Interns' and Co-ops' skills and identifying their career goals.  We seek students who are interested in building a long-term relationship with Biogen Idec.

We offer students the opportunity to come inside the doors of one of the largest biotech companies in the world and learn first-hand how teamwork, collaboration and commitment to providing the best service to our patients have helped drive our Company's success.

Internship opportunities are available at our U.S. locations:

  • Cambridge/Weston, MA
  • Research Triangle Park, NC

Why choose Biogen Idec for your summer internship?

  • Professional and personal growth
  • The satisfaction of helping to change people's lives
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic work environment
  • Global presence

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas offer internships and co-ops?

Opportunities will vary at each Biogen Idec location from year to year. Some departments may include:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Development
  • Manufacturing Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology

How many interns and co-ops do you typically hire every year?

The number of interns and co-ops hired will vary from year to year across each location.

What do you require to be eligible for a summer internship or co-op?

Students must have completed their freshman year at an accredited university and they must be planning to return to school following their internship or co-op.

How are your interns and co-ops paid?

Interns and co-ops are paid on an hourly basis, according to the last year completed in school and field of study.

How are your internships and co-ops structured?

Internship and co-op projects may vary based on the area or discipline. Our goal is to provide each student with a meaningful experience and opportunity to learn about how a biotech company operates.

Do you offer internships or co-ops for Master's degree or Ph.D. students?

Yes, Biogen Idec offers opportunities for Master's degree, Ph.D. and MBA students. For a complete list of current opportunities available, please visit our list of job openings.

How to Apply

To begin the application process, please view all current internship or co-op openings and apply for specific opportunities.

Interview Notification

The Biogen Idec Talent Acquisition Team will contact candidates who are selected to interview for student positions directly.