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Intern: Sustainability

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Holly Springs, NC
Start date
Mar 19, 2023

Job Details

Follow Your Genki to North America's largest, state-of-the-art Life Science Manufacturing Facility & CDMO

The work we do at FDB has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We are growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people's lives. Join FDB and help manufacture the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. We are proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy and drive - what we call Genki.


Join us

We are growing our locations and are investing more than $2 billion into establishing a new large-scale manufacturing site for biopharmaceuticals in the United States to accelerate the growth of our Bio CDMO (Contract and Development Manufacturing Organization) business. This will be the largest end-to-end cell culture CDMO provider in North America.

The new site will offer end-to-end solutions to our customers looking to manufacture biopharmaceuticals in the US. In addition to drug substance manufacture, it will also provide automated fill-finish and assembly, packaging, and labeling services. The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States.

External US

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic students and recent graduates to join our summer internship program in Holly Springs.  This is a truly unique opportunity to see what goes into creating and shaping the future of our site.  Interns will work on-site in Holly Springs for up to 40 hours per week and will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the most talented, experienced leaders in the industry.

Interested in making a difference in the world and influencing the long-term environmental impact of a $2 Billion-dollar mega pharmaceutical project striving to be THE most sustainable biopharmaceutical CDMO in the US? Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is offering a Sustainability internship for college students majoring in Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability or Engineering. This position will reside within the EHS and Sustainability Department and report to the Head of EHS and Sustainability.


This unique opportunity will interface with industry leading professionals from both Fujifilm and our global engineering partners to provide direct support in the development and execution of sustainability initiatives across the areas of carbon neutrality, water minimization, zero to landfill, green buildings, and low impact development. Specific focus areas will include support of life cycle impact modelling (carbon, energy, water, biodiversity), research of industry best practices and development of business cases for integration into the program. In addition, this role will support development of a portfolio of industry best practices that will be leveraged for integration in future expansion projects around the world.

You will gain real-world, hands-on experience with some of the top professionals in the world. You will be exposed to cutting edge technologies and a culture of caring. You will be given the freedom to explore innovative opportunities which have yet to be implemented in the US. This role requires out of the box thinking, development of concepts into viable solution and ability to present complex concepts to a diverse audience. Are you ready for the opportunity of your life that could kickstart your career? 



  • Work closely to support the department in development and implementation of processes
  • Conduct research, ask questions, gather, and analyze data
  • Prepare and/or review documents, reports and/or presentations
  • Work closely with supervisor to determine internship project and achieve project goals
  • Final presentation of assigned project at the conclusion of the internship
  • Search for opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Interact with department, cross-functional groups, and senior leadership
  • Attend social and professional networking events
  • Support LEED execution team to ensure Gold Certification process requirements are met
  • Investigate opportunities to minimize traffic impact during construction and into operations
  • Collaborate with architectural team to ensure alignment to Fit-Well/Well criterial through design
  • Assess prospective chemicals and impacts to wastewater discharge through treatability/environmental fate analysis


  • Should be currently enrolled in an accredited university or college or have graduated within the past six months (Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability or Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering)
  • Ability to work on-site in Holly Springs up to 40 hours per week
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional oral and written communication skills and an ability to present ideas clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be proficient in MS Office
  • Must be an innovative, collaborative, and passionate about sustainability

FDBN works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company's ability to secure an export authorization.

FDBN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class. If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please email

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any  kind will be paid.


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading cGMP Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) supporting our partners in the biopharmaceutical industry with the development and production of their biologic, vaccines and gene therapies.

With over 30 years of experience in process development and cGMP manufacturing, a dedicated staff of over 2,000 and a reputation for excellent customer service, flexibility and responsiveness, we’ve become a trusted partner to some of the most prominent biotech developers and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.

Our Process Development experience includes the development of processes for molecules expressed via fermentation (e.g., E. coli, P. pastoris), cell culture systems including CHO, HEK, Vero, MDCK, EB66 and insect cells, and from transgenic sources.

Our network expands within five development and manufacturing facilities located in Teesside, United Kingdom; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA; College Station, Texas, Thousand Oaks CA USA and Hillerød, Denmark.


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Thousand Oaks, CA
Research Triangle Park, NC
College Station, TX
Holly Springs, NC
Watertown, MA
United States

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