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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Global PDM Intern

Carlsbad, CA
  • Responsibilities

    When you are 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, productivity, 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 be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.


    The Product Data Management (PDM) internship position provides an opportunity for students who are currently pursuing an engineering, business technology, data science or project management degree to get hands on experience working with Operations functions and a variety of data management tools in a dynamic business environment. The PDM Intern will contribute to managing defined workstreams on daily operations, initiatives, governance, training tools and templates to standardize work for our Product Data Management team (PDM), and update dashboards for leadership reporting. THE POSITION STARTS IN JUNE, PAID WORKING 40 HOURS PER WEEK THROUGH AUGUST. Opportunity exists for this position to continue through the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.


    • Support the business in the Product Data Management team

    • Knowledge requirement handling product data management activities, detailing status and developing reports and dashboards.

    • Engage and partner with PDM members to drive open activities to completion

    • Update status reports and communicate findings and next steps

    • Accept feedback and look for areas of improvements

    • Specific tasks will be tailored to the PDM Intern’s experience level and abilities

    • A PDM Intern works under the close supervision of other PDM analysts and managers


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

    • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve

    • Desire to contribute and improve design of new and existing reports and dashboards

    • Outstanding customer focus

    • Desire to teach other team members and colleagues about technology in area of expertise

    • Familiarity with various Microsoft Office 365 and product data management tools

    • Proficient and adept at PowerPoint

    • Aptitude quickly learning new technology and software with ability to apply its use

    • Solid communication skills, with ability and confidence to present to an audience of varied leadership levels


    • Student currently enrolled in classes leading to an accredited degree in engineering, operations, supply chain or product data management related disciplines

    • General science and engineering knowledge preferred

    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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. Apply today!

    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.

  • Industry
  • Fun Fact
    25% of our current revenue is generated from products that didn’t exist 5 years ago.
  • 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.