Finance Leadership Development Program - Summer Internship (2023)

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Finance Leadership Development Program - Summer Internship (2023)

  • 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.


    The Thermo Fisher Scientific Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) is crafted to accelerate early career development of high potential college graduates to prepare them for upwardly mobile careers within finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific. The program is run by a dedicated Finance Leadership Development Program Manager with oversight by the CFO and company Finance Leadership Team.

    Our Internship is a 12-week summer program designed for rising juniors and seniors majoring in finance and/or accounting. Interns will be matched to a 12-week project based on their skill set combined with the finance business need.


    Our intern projects are designed to give you real-world finance and accounting experiences and project responsibility in a large organization. In addition to being assigned to a manager and team, you will get additional opportunities to experience our corporate culture with exposure to finance leaders as well as other leaders in the organization. To ensure projects are challenging and meet the needs of our dynamic business, final project assignments will not be determined until late spring. Interns will be asked to present an end of assignment presentation to their team of colleagues at the end of their internship. All Finance interns will be evaluated at the end of their internship and interviewed for a full-time role in the rotational Finance Leadership Development Program upon graduation.

    Projects could focus on the following finance functions:

    • Financial Planning & Analysis

    • Internal Audit

    • Cost Accounting

    • Strategic Pricing

    • General Accounting & Reporting

    • Division Finance

    • Corporate Development

    • Internal Audit

    • Pricing & Analytics

    • Commercial Finance

    The full-time FLDP affords participants an outstanding chance to create results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong company network throughout their two years. Prior to graduating from the program, participants will work with the Program Manager to identify fullt-me roles they will interview for across the finance organization for full-time placement upon graduation.


    As a global organization, we have many sites located across the country. Our Finance Interns will be based in a variety of different cities, including but not limited to: the greater San Diego, CA area – the greater Boston, MA area – Pittsburgh, Allentown and Center Valley, PA, and the greater Hillsboro, OR area.


    • Full time student completing bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, or similar between December 2023 and June 2024

    • Preferred GPA of 3.5 or higher

    • Strong desire and motivation to develop a career as a future leader in the finance function

    • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills

    • Related work or internship experience a plus

    • Results oriented through initiative, ownership, and accountability

    • Being geographical flexibility is required during and upon completion of the program

    • Applicants must have unrestricted US work authorization. Forms of CPT and OPT are forms of restricted work authorization.

    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.