Co-ops

The Vertex Co-op Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry through a hands-on experience as well as mentoring and coaching from Vertex managers. Our program provides developmental opportunities for students who are interested in learning side-by-side with some on the most talented in the industry.

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The Vertex Co-op Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry through a hands-on experience as well as mentoring and coaching from Vertex managers. Our program provides developmental opportunities for students who are interested in learning side-by-side with some on the most talented in the industry.

Help shape the future of Vertex


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As a part of the Vertex Co-op Program, you will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. Students can expect to be challenged by their projects, connect with other co-ops, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Co-ops learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments and interact and gain exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams through a series of Professional Development Workshops.

We offer co-op opportunities across all parts of our business, including:

  • Research 

  • Medicine Development and Medical Affairs 

  • Pharmaceutical and Preclinical Sciences 

  • Quality and Regulatory 

  • Market Access and Public Policy 

  • Commercial 

  • General Business including Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations and Information Technology 


 


Join the Vertex co-op community


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What you bring:

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate/advanced degree program at the time of your internship

  • A passion for learning and contributing to multiple facets of a project

  • Detail oriented, organized and able to manage multiple tasks

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact cross-functionally with multiple team members

What we offer:

  • A challenging and meaningful assignment

  • Participation in professional development workshops and networking events with Vertex employees 

  • An end-of-assignment capstone event that will capture your learning and share your experience with colleagues from the broader company 

 

Application timeline and details

2023 Winter Co-op:
  • September 2022: Recruitment process kick-off

  • September – December 2022: Interviews conducted

  • January 2023: Co-op begins

  • June 2023: Co-op concludes


2023 Summer Co-op:
  • January 2023: Recruitment process kick-off

  • January – March 2023: Interviews conducted

  • July 2023: Co-op begins

  • August 2023: Co-op concludes


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