Roche Internship programme in Global External Quality(RiQEx)

Working globally. Join Quality.


In External Quality, we form the bridge between internal manufacturing sites and external GxP suppliers. We ensure that our global quality standards and processes are fulfilled in doing business with external partners in order to guarantee the high quality of Roche’s pharmaceuticals products.

As an intern you are a valuable member of a multinational, global team and you will make a major contribution by supporting the qualification and monitoring of GxP suppliers across all sites, indications and platforms (small molecules, biologics, medical devices etc.). Depending on the team, your tasks will be related to Supplier Quality Management, Global Material Quality and/or Supplier Collaboration & Quality Management.

Key facts:

  • Who: passionate and motivated students who are doing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry or Natural Science/Life Sciences, or have passed their 2nd State Pharmacy Examination. 
  • Whatbe part of a Quality team and learn about many interesting topics, including: qualification of GxP suppliers, discrepancy and change management, manage quality agreements with GxP suppliers, preparation of global material specifications and certificates, management of third party audits according to global quality processes, management of specific IT tools
  • Duration: 6 to 12 months
  • LocationGlobal External Quality organisation Basel/Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
  • Career benefits: gain hands-on experience in a global environment, supporting the cutting-edge technology; learn how standard quality processes work in a big multinational pharma company; improve your intercultural skills.
  • Financial support: monthly internship salary, travel expenses and reimbursed costs for Swiss work permit application

What we offer for your next career step:

  • You will learn to work in a truly global company!
  • You will gain an insight into how a pharmaceutical company ensures global quality standards for its products.
  • This includes networking in our global team and interacting with global and local stakeholder groups. You will use state-of-the-art media tools, e.g. in video conferences. Many learning and training opportunities will help improve your personal skills and positively influence your next career step.

How to apply?

Application rounds: Beginning of September or March
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Meet Yves, RiQEx Intern at Roche

Compared to my experience at university, science at Roche is more impactful. As a student we get first hands-on experience but we do this in our own small laboratories. At Roche, everything you work on has an impact on the daily life of our patients in some way or form.

Meet Marco from the Roche Internship programme ​​​​​​​in Global External Quality

I was eager to get an insight into how it is to work at a pharmaceutical company and to actually help deliver drugs to patients all over the world. This is why I decided to start this internship as part of the Global External Quality programme (RiQEx).

Meet Pia from the Roche Internship programme in Global External Quality

The Global External Quality programme (RiQEx) helps me to grow because it requires developing networking and organizational skills, learning how to work in a big global company, managing many tasks at the same time and of course acquiring knowledge in technical processes and quality management.