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MBA Intern, R&D Strategy

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Nov 16, 2023

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

At Moderna, our mission isto deliver the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines. Our singular focus is on using our mRNA platform and the innovative infrastructure we have built to deliver a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

Moderna is seeking an MBA student to join the R&D Strategy team for our Summer 2024 MBA internship program. The R&D Strategy team covers a broad range of R&D topics that are critical to Modernas current and future product pipeline. The team integrates and crystalizes scientific, strategic, and financial perspectives to drive key program and portfolio decisions. Over the summer, the R&D Strategy MBA Intern will engage in both program and portfolio strategy to support Modernas expanding pipeline.

The ideal R&D Strategy MBA Intern candidate draws from a broad base of prior pharmaceutical / biotech industry experience and is a self-starter who is excellent at navigating ambiguity. They have extensive experience leveraging advanced analytical and communication skills to synthesize analyses into coherent strategic recommendations and are excited about the opportunity to make their mark on the future of our mRNA product pipeline.

The Moderna MBA Programs:

In addition to contributing to strategic projects on their teams, our MBA interns will have the opportunity to engage with our senior leaders, build lasting bonds with their cohort members, and participate in development opportunities that are unique to Modernas innovative platform and culture. They will also gain insight into Modernas MBA Leadership Accelerator Program, an 18-month program designed to develop Modernas next generation of enterprise leaders. MBA interns who receive full-time offers after their internship would return to Moderna upon graduation as part of this exciting program.

Timeline and Logistical Notes:

The Summer 2024 MBA internship will be an 11-week experience running from June 3 Aug 16, 2024. (Any changes to internship dates will be communicated to students during interviews). The application deadline for the internship is December 5th, 2023 and applicants will be invited for interviews by mid-December. Interviews will be conducted in early/mid-January and successful candidates will be notified by the end of January.

Moderna has posted separate job postings for each business functions MBA intern roles. Eligible students are welcome to apply to as many of these postings as they would like but will only be invited to interview for a maximum of two different MBA intern roles.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Currently enrolled as a 1st year in a full-time MBA program (planned graduation in Spring 2025)

  • 5+ years experience pre-MBA in healthcare consulting, pharma, biotech, or similar experience in a professional services or investment capacity (e.g., management or strategy consulting, investment banking, private equity, or venture capital)

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Commitment to learning about the science behind our mRNA platform technology, ideally grounded in academic or professional experience with a discipline related to drug discovery and development (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology)

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills to deliver a compelling narrative/message to senior stakeholders in the organization

  • Ability to perform and synthesize in-depth analyses of indications, products, and therapeutic areas, to integrate analysis and broader context into a recommendation, and to defend recommendation in a respectful, objective manner

  • Ability to multitask, learn quickly, and pivot fearlessly based on real-time data

  • Comfort with ambiguity and with designing and executing projects simultaneously

  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, demonstrated success with cross-functional collaboration, and a high EQ

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

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 year-end shutdown
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

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

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



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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Cambridge, MA
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