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2023 Intern, Program Management

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Sep 9, 2022
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The Role:

The Program Management team within Clinical Development at Moderna is responsible for driving program teams forward in the development of novel mRNA medicines for a wide range of diseases and world health. The objective of the Program Management Summer Intern in Clinical Development is to gain a high-level understanding of how program managers help program teams move mRNA medicines through clinical development. This will be accomplished through working with a Program Management Preceptor and within a program team on a workstream or project related to the clinical development goals for one or more programs.

We offer one Summer Internship start date on June 5, 2023. The program is 10-12 weeks in duration. Candidates must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks to participate in the program.

This position is limited to individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States and do not require company sponsorship for work eligibility.

Heres What Youll Do:

In partnership with the Program Management Preceptor, the Program Management Intern will provide project management support to a cross-functional program team. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Administering day-to-day activities

  • Facilitating cross-functional team meetings

  • Coordinating discussions to drive decision-making

  • Preparing agendas and meeting minutes

  • Defining and resolving actions items

  • Building and maintaining a master timeline

This will require the Program Management Intern to, at a minimum:

  • Develop a base knowledge of mRNA clinical development and decision-making

  • Learn how to use PM tools (e.g., smartsheet, MSProject, ThinkCell, excel) to provide direction for your project and team members

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Currently enrolled candidate for BS/BA or MS in life sciences, business, public health, or related field.

  • Strong interest in learning about drug development, Project/Program Management as a career

  • Must be curious, eager, open to learning, and independent.

  • Technical skills: MS office (Smartsheet is a plus).

  • Personal attributes: meets timelines, team player, ability to take direction, good communication skills, can work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines.

Moderna is pleased to provide you with an innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Free premium access to meditation and mindfulness classes
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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