Intern - Medical Affairs - 2023

Mis à jour: February 10, 2023
Emplacement: Somerset, NJ, United States
Identification d’emploi: 147572


You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.

You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn’t cut it – you’ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you’re known for your good nature. You’ll fit right in at Syneos Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.

Come discover what our employees already know: work here matters everywhere. At Syneos Health, we’re growing and evolving, which means you’ll have endless opportunities to collaborate with passionate experts around the world and build your dream career.

As a part of our team, you’ll help us deliver results for a rewarding reason – we improve patients’ lives around the world. Because to us, a patient isn’t just a number, they’re our family, friends, and neighbors.

Who we are

We bring together the best clinical and commercial minds to create a better and faster way to get medicines into the hands of patients who need it most. We’re a global biopharmaceutical solutions company that was built with the purpose to achieve one goal: shortening the distance from lab to life. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Our Summer Internship Program

Syneos is committed to enhancing students career paths through building leadership opportunities and relationship building connections during our summer internship program.  Summer interns spend 12 weeks gaining valuable experience with real world medical affairs projects that impact various pharmaceutical industry clients. Our goal is for this experience to introduce interns to our organization, our values, and possible future career paths with particular emphasis and focus on Medical Affairs.

An internship with us gives you the opportunity to work side by side with passionate problem solvers on powerful and fulfilling work. Our collaborative culture inspires you to learn from the expertise surrounding you and to share your own knowledge and experience with colleagues. You’ll be asked to speak up and challenge the status quo – you have a voice and will be encouraged to use it.

Additionally, over the summer, there will be opportunities to participate in events just for our interns:  social events with other interns, career development workshops, community service projects, and networking with senior leaders – just to name a few!  To ensure that we give interns the opportunity to enhance their industry careers, Syneos Health offers networking and workshop events throughout the summer. These are a few of the optional events: 

• Learn with Leaders: Get to Know Syneos via virtual engagement with a variety of our leaders.  Interns get the opportunity to discuss medical affairs and related industry roles with leaders from various departments. This conversation offers insight into different career paths, advice, and networking opportunities. 

• Professional Development:  Join Syneos Medical Affairs University, best practice sharing, Medical Affairs Professional Skills programs, shadowing different departments to get a well rounded experience of different facets of Medical Affairs roles and responsibilities; resume and mock interview workshop: learn how to refine your skills for an interview, resume building and useful industry networking skills. 

• DE&I events:   Syneos is active with multiple DE&I programs, ERG (employee resource) groups, focus on health equity initiatives and a DE&I council with representatives across industry.  Discover the roles and functions within our organization. 

• Networking/Bonding Virtual Events:   Opportunities for interns across Syneos to meet and engage for cross talk and learning; Meet & Greet programs live and virtual formats for added networking.  Interns are randomly paired with other interns to make meaningful connections through special programs and presentations.  Interns have the opportunity to present their final project as a poster to internal Syneos colleagues and other interns. 



This Opportunity

The Field Medical Affairs team is seeking a summer intern to join us to work on. In this role you will actively participate in driving projects that enhance our field medical affairs team skills, knowledge and capabilities for success in how we deliver vital medical information and data that enhances patient care and outcomes.

Internship Mission

To provide a broad understanding of the various roles and responsibilities within Medical Affairs.  The internship will provide training activities that support division goals as well as developmental opportunities through broad-based hands-on experiences and mentorships which will integrate the interns into various medical strategic initiatives.  Upon completion, the interns will understand and be prepared for the challenges of a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Internship Objectives

  • Train as a core member of the Medical Affairs team to assist in providing accurate, fair-balanced, evidence-based information to internal and external customers.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary teams and build relationships across teams and functions (such as health economics and outcomes research, market access, clinical development, consulting, learning solutions, among others)
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to assist with the execution of the strategic medical projects.
  • Gain insight into the various roles within Medical Affairs and other functional groups.
  • Support Deployment Solutions through various activities, training, and initiatives that are strategically aligned with medical business priorities.
  • Develop strong literature searching skills and critically evaluate published and unpublished clinical data.
  • Improve written and verbal communication skills to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • In addition, the intern, in consultation with the internship supervisor, will develop and present a structured presentation relevant to internship activities such as a final presentation or poster presentation on a key project deliverable.

What You’ll Do

Projects vary depending upon current needs, however the general areas of emphasis for work interns may be involved in over this summer program include:

  • Professional Skills – Develop and deepen understanding of the essential skills needed for a broad array of Medical Affairs roles; these include:   Effective Engagement, Strategic Planning, Virtual and Live Presentation Skills, Insights Gathering, among others
  • Training & Development Initiatives – Expand your understanding of adult learning concepts and practices to engage and elevate knowledge and skills; take part in developing content, preparing training programs, including practical application
  • Communications – Focus on developing professional communication modes from building slides to designing newsletters, creating attention grabbing invites and honing executive presence in your communication style and how you engage others in a global industry environment

This is a 12-week internship; full-time over Summer 2023.

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Job Requirements

Your Skills & Expertise

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Applicants may be an undergraduate or graduate level student focusing in a scientific discipline such as pharmacy, medicine, or advanced sciences.  Applicants must have completed at least 2 years within their undergraduate program
  • Submission of current university transcript(s) for coursework required to demonstrate scientific focus.
  • Experience performing searches of medical and scientific literature
  • Excellent leadership, oral, and written communication skills, teamwork, and professionalism are required for all internship positions
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse work environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis
  • Must be available full time (40 hours/week) for a minimum of 12 weeks during the Summer months (program runs May 22 – August 11, 2023)
  • Minimum GPA 3.2/4.0
Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies - INC Research and inVentiv Health - we bring together more than 24,000 clinical and commercial minds to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment where you'll be supported with comprehensive resources including emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge sharing. Grow your career with a global company committed to shortening the distance from lab to life.

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job. 

Make your work matter everywhere.   How will you accelerate bringing new therapies to patients?

Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal oppertunity employers (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled)

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