OUR Summer Internship Program


Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. In recent years, Roche has invested in genomic profiling and real-world data partnerships and has become an industry-leading partner for medical insights.

Roche is committed to developing and supporting the next generation of talent, wherever it comes from. The Opening Up Roche (OUR) summer internship program exists to unleash the potential of talented students from a variety of backgrounds who have a unique story to share with us.

Our Work: Our department plans the long term manufacturing network and manages the lifecycle of our products. The interns would work with the performance management team to provide analysis on the trends that we see in the network and portfolio.

Included in the internship will be training on the basic concepts of the supply chain – supply, demand, distribution and planning. The interns will also be able to take advantage of Roche resources on subjects such as interviewing, making presentations, time management and more.

Duration: Two to three months starting in summer until September or October 2022. The positions will be part time, allowing for students to continue with their university studies if needed.

LocationSwitzerland, Germany or UK. Travel to Basel would be expected subject to COVID restrictions. Roche will cover all such expenses.

Qualifications: Currently studying your bachelors and masters degree in Switzerland, Germany or UK. High interest in getting to know the healthcare industry. The ability to use Microsoft or Google applications such as Sheets, Excel, PowerPoint is a plus but training will be provided.

Skills:  We are looking for students that enjoy working in a team and who think outside the box. Talent who are willing to share their ideas and find solutions to challenges while considering their own and other perspectives.

Application Process

OUR was developed for students who may find it difficult to advance through university and into a career, due to barriers that lay in their path. This summer internship will provide career opportunities while removing barriers.

We encourage all students that identify themselves as BAME, socioeconomically disadvantaged, LGBTQ, Neuro Diverse and Disabled to apply.

If you think this is a great opportunity for your career, all profiles are welcome.

Recruitment Stages: 

Phase I: 

Purpose – our focus on this first stage is to understand why you have applied for this role and what you will bring to the role to ensure team and personal success.

Cover letter & CV

As part of your cover letter, Roche is keen to understand how you would bring your unique self to the OUR program and your motivation in applying for this position.  You should, therefore, provide responses to the following:

Why Roche: What do you know about Roche and why do you want to work here?

Why you: If you had to choose a single example or achievement in your life, that shows your unique self and would make you suitable for this role, what would it be and why?

Your cover letter should not exceed one page.

Please note that any application without a cover letter will be automatically rejected.

Phase II:

  • Final Assessment Centre

Applications will be opened until the 31st March.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Level:

Entry Level


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