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CSR Community Impact-Summer Internship

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

CSR Community Impact-Summer Internship

Waltham, MA
  • Responsibilities

    When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking an upbeat Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Intern to support our CSR initiatives and support the CSR team. This position offers a unique opportunity to give to the team that is redefining business to create a more sustainable future for all. The Corporate Sustainability Intern will build their skills in corporate sustainability while supporting broader industry change to realize meaningful environmental and social improvement. The intern will gain hands-on research, analysis, and presentation experience while also learning how businesses are taking action to improve their sustainability performance.

    The paid position starts in May and is 40 hours per week, lasting into August.


    • Support the CSR team on special projects that grow Thermo Fisher’s reputation and demonstrate our role in scientific discovery and our impact on our communities.

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

    • Support projects related to sustainability, carbon reduction, environment, researching renewable energy, peer benchmarking, and monitoring the external and regulatory environment

    • Develop playbooks for internal customers on sustainability strategies and support integration of sustainability into our operating model


    • Creative thinker, resilient, passionate about corporate citizenship, driven, high-reaching, possesses cultural acuity and business insight

    • Ability to understand (and strong interest in) Thermo Fisher Scientific’s core business and the social issues we are seeking to impact

    • Ability to recognize opportunities to create social impact while supporting business objectives

    • Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • High degree of flexibility and ambiguity of a small department

    • Problem solving and collaboration competencies

    • High energy and willing to engage any situation head-on.

    • Outspoken, candid and ready to pressure test different strategies and ideas.

    • Ability to work as a member of a cross-functional team.

    • Strong willingness to learn, be mentored and improve.

    • Accept candid feedback and look for areas of self-improvement.

    • Clear and concise written and verbal communications.


    • Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a bachelor’s degree

    • Understanding of the corporate social responsibility sector

    • Track record of leading projects optimally

    • Strong interest, education, or experience in climate, sustainability, and clean and renewable energy policies.

    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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  • About Us

    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.