Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Resources Summer Intern in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

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 the Animal Resources department located at our Ridgefield, CT facility. As an intern you will be actively supporting an AAALAC accredited laboratory animal care program, harmonized with the highest international standards and company ethical, caring, and leadership values in support of intramural research and development programs for innovative therapeutic products. The basic responsibility of this position is to assist animal medicine personnel in providing veterinary health and behavioral management services to laboratory animal populations under direct supervision of the Environmental Enrichment Specialist. Additional duties may include assisting animal operations personnel with routine and non-routine husbandry activities as well as observing/assisting with in-vivo study related activities.

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:

  • Assists in preventive medicine program (in-processing physical examinations, disease control and surveillance programs, dental prophylaxis)

  • Assists in maintaining aseptic surgical suite, including provision of peri-operative care of surgical patients, including induction and maintenance of anesthesia, pain management, fluid and antibiotic administration and wound management

  • Assists in conducting periodic animal health rounds and communicates all abnormalities to Animal Medicine staff

  • Assists in collecting specimen and submission of samples to diagnostic laboratory for analysis

  • Participates in training and directed workshops to enhance technical skills and knowledge base

  • Complies with applicable regulations, performing all work in a safe manner; Assists in maintaining proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies

  • Assists in providing animal care and enrichment of routine animal colonies, cleaning and maintenance of associated facilities and equipment including cage sanitization and preparation for use includes animal handling, animal observations, reporting of abnormal findings, adherence to veterinary directives and monitoring of room conditions

  • Identifies improvement opportunities to create efficient and effective processes in delivering

  • environmental enrichment to laboratory animals and in addressing social and behavioral problems.

  • Assists in completing routine behavioral, social hierarchical and physical assessments of non-human primates and canines


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

  • Must have completed 12 credit hours within a related major and/or other related coursework.

  • Overall, cumulative GPA (from last completed quarter) must be at least 3.000 (on 4.0 scale) or better (No rounding up).

  • Major must be related to the field of internship.

  • Minimum one year attendance at an AVMA accredited Veterinary Science Technology College

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Completion of at least one course related to laboratory animal care

  • Direct handling of a variety of laboratory animal species

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without 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 Pharma/BI USA

Title: Animal Resources Summer Intern

Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 190146