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2023 Intern, Medical Excellence

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

Moderna is seeking a highly skilled, talented, and motivated student to support activities related to the Medical Affairs Medical Excellence team. This is a new opportunity for a candidate to develop skills and learn about the biopharmaceutical industry, Moderna, and Medical Affairs in a supportive environment. We are seeking a candidate who is aligned with Modernas culture centered on bold, collaborative, curious, and relentless values, which enable innovation in mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics to benefit patients. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Medical Excellence team leads to help support projects that align with internal business objectives surrounding Medical Affairs operations.

Our program offers one start date on Monday, June 5. All applicants 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:

  • Develop an understanding of the current Medical Affairs landscape to help support the strategic direction of the MA Excellence (Operations) team

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners/vendors to develop best practices

  • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of compliance, digital innovation, quality and to help support MA operations

  • Identify and map the end-to-end process as it relates to identified projects from development to execution, including the identification of key subject matter experts and functions that are critical to the process

  • Engage cross-functionally within the organization to develop leadership skills and align with business objectives

  • Partner with various teams across Medical Affairs in order to support users with multiple perspectives and different levels of user experience

  • Support project activities related to onboarding, communications, and business planning

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • A curiosity and desire to learn more about the biopharmaceutical industry from industry experts

  • Be enrolled in a degree program focused on the sciences, including but not limited to biopharmaceutical sciences, technology, project management, nursing, public health or similar

  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), and strong interpersonal and time-management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Boldness to ask relevant questions to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and to support creative problem solving

  • Strong analytical skills to translate data and information into a strategy for action

  • An eagerness to work with all levels of management and consult with key business stakeholders

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and a comfort with learning technical tools/systems relevant to the job function

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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