Boehringer Ingelheim Summer Intern - Process Science in FREMONT, California

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a talented and innovative Intern to join our Process Science department located at our Fremont facility. As an Intern, you will perform projects related to the sciences, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, or related sciences to study various aspects of bioprocessing. The scientists at Boehringer Ingelheim, Fremont California develop manufacturing processes for protein-based drugs. We are seeking scientists and engineers with a biology, protein chemistry, cell culture, fermentation or molecular biology background to join our team for the summer. The intern will also be expected to present analysis and results from experiments orally to a small group of scientists as frequently as a weekly basis and at conclusion of the internship. There are positions in analytical development, purification development, and cell culture development.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Unique to eachindividual internship but examples are as follows:

  • Report to diverseteam of scientists and engineers.

  • Gain real worldindustrial experience in process development areas in cell culture, proteinpurification and analytical sciences.

  • Gain exposure tocore techniques for successful independent research projects (including but notlimited to literature research, DOE, patents, novel high throughput instrumentsand presentation skills).

  • Applies academicand other experiential knowledge and skills to complete assigned work withsupervision.

  • Understands andapplies basic scientific, math or other business principles with guidance.

  • Effectivelyinterprets, assesses and communicates data in the area assigned.

  • Complies withapplicable regulations, policies and procedures, performing all work in a safemanner.

  • Maintains properrecords in accordance with SOPs and policies.


  • Must be anUndergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Student in good academic standing.

  • Must have completed12 credit hours within a related major and/or other related coursework.

  • Overall, cumulativeGPA (from last completed quarter) must be at least 3.000 (on 4.0 scale) orbetter (No rounding up).

  • Major must berelated to the field of internship.

Desired Experience,Skills and Abilities:

  • BS or MS with expertise in sterile fermentationtechniques, preferably mammalian cell culture

  • Strong engineering and/or molecularbiology skills ideally including experience

  • Experience with CHO cells is a plus.

  • Experience with protein purification suchas chromatography, virus filtration, UFDF

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United Stateswithout restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical(if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth. Want to learn more? Visit at and join us in our effort to make more health. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-BI Fremont

Title: Summer Intern - Process Science

Location: Americas-US-CA-Fremont

Requisition ID: 1816410