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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Quality & Regulatory Intern

South San Francisco, CA
  • Responsibilities

    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.


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


    • Quality Assurance

    • Regulatory Affairs/Compliance

    • Quality Engineering

    • Quality Control

    Hiring Locations may include but are not limited to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


    • 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

    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.

    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!

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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.