2022 Summer @ Roche Intern Program - STEM

United States of America, Indiana, Indianapolis

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About Roche Diagnostics

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve

people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have

made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each

patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the

central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.

At Roche, we believe the best solutions come by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions and challenging the status quo to develop small ideas and achieve big wins in innovation. Our success in creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace will directly impact our ability to deliver on

our purpose of “Doing Now What Patients Need Next.”


Facts & Figures:

  • Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with over 4000 employees

  • #1 market leader for in-vitro diagnostics

  • In 2020, Roche Indy employees donated over $500,000 and tracked nearly 7,500 volunteer hours

  • The site is home to nine business resource groups

Roche Indy offers the following internship opportunities. Below is a sample list of past summer intern projects for different business areas.


  • Improve processes for existing reporting projects relating to Customer Master Data, Incentive Compensation, Territory Alignment, and Sales data

  • Provide a fresh perspective on the process and how the data is used

  • Make data and metric-driven decisions for our stakeholders

  • Manipulate, analyze and report data in conjunction with a cross-team collaboration with Sales


  • Assist Process Development Engineering with product enhancement and concept feasibility projects

  • Support test automation projects to support battery life testing and button life test while operating at different temperature extremes

  • Connect devices directly to the cloud to share information in real time

  • Evaluate new technology to enable low cost touch screen options


Information Technology (IT)

  • Support and aid in the development and implementation of the new Service Level Management process 

  • Develop the continuous improvement strategy for the Service Management Organization

  • Automate options in the Service Center using technology

  • Experiment on chatbot to learn if this helps to find answers on employees’ questions

Medical and Scientific Affairs

  • Technical and operational support to clinical studies and evidence generation projects

  • Correlate biomarkers with various real world outcomes

Process Development

  • Collaborate with external partners and internally owned equipment to evaluate potential solutions and assess the process development aspect of making Diabetes test strips in a new way

  • Perform data analysis for project improvements including current state performance and estimated future state based off of proposed solutions

  • Assist Business Improvement Managers in the implementation of the Lean System

  • Focus on Process Improvement, reporting, implementation of operational efficiencies, vendor support, business analysis, and patient/customer support

Regulatory & Quality

  • Create “cost of quality” KPI that could be used/shared organizationally to help emphasize the importance of good quality

  • Formalize plan to separate Product Performance from QC App

  • Identify quality issues by reviewing complaint trends

  • Explore viability and present findings/justification for implementing sampling of finished products


Research & Development (R&D)  

  • Develop programs for reviewing clinical data

  • Pioneer clinical data review through advanced analytics and machine learning

  • Interpret and communicate insights and findings from analysis and experiments to product, service, and business managers

  • Learn Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Standards and review the Standards from Diagnostics  


Supply Chain

  •  ​Assist and help the Instrument Process Coordinators with assignments and projects including order entry, data analysis, and other projects

  • Review logistics data in existing contracts

  • Work with warehouse to see if there are possibilities to consolidate shipments

  • Build a database reviewing delays and issues in the supply chain and create a graph/report showing trends

Program highlights:

  • Intensive 12-week paid internship

  • Ownership of challenging and impactful business-critical projects

  • Work with some of the most talented people in the biotechnology industry

  • Final presentations of project work to senior leaders

  • Lead or participate in intern committees to design and coordinate program events and initiatives

  • Professional & personal development curriculum throughout the program, including networking opportunities, workshops, and panel discussions

  • Participate in volunteer projects, social events, and team-building activities

  • Paired with a 1:1 mentor through the Roche Young Professionals  Business Resource Group

  • Access to on-site fitness and wellness center (subject to change)

  • Housing provided to interns whose permanent address is 30+ miles from the site (subject to change)

  • Program start dates: May 23, 2022 or June 20, 2022


  • Targeting STEM student currently working towards undergraduate degree

  • Desire GPA 3.0 or higher

  • Desire previous work experience

  • Student organization and/or study abroad experiences are a plus

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

  • Complements our culture and the standards that guide our daily behavior & decisions: Integrity, Courage, and Passion

  • Finalist candidates must be able to virtually participate in Final Interview Day in October 27 

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com.