img1

Roche Internship in Synthetic Molecules (RiSM)

The Roche Internship in Synthetic Molecules (RiSM) programme is designed to help natural science/life science, IT and engineering students become an integral part of the Drug Delivery & Preformulation Sciences group in our Research and Early Development (pRED) organization or in our Synthetic Molecule Technical Development units in Basel, Switzerland.


In Research and Early Development as well as in Synthetic Molecules Technical Development we form the bridge that links research and product development in Roche’s Pharmaceuticals Division with markets and patients all over the world.


As an intern on this demanding programme, you will make a major contribution towards ensuring that the outcomes of Roche’s research reach patients in the form of innovative medicines and cutting-edge technical solutions. Can you imagine a more worthwhile source of motivation?

Key facts:

  • Who: passionate & motivated enrolled students of chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical technology, chemical process engineering, IT, data science/digital science and digital transformation (preferably with a Bachelor’s degree, 2nd state exam in pharmacy or equivalent certificate)
  • What: be part of the Drug Delivery & Preformulation Sciences group in our Research and Early Development organisation or in the Synthetic Molecule Technical Development units 
  • Duration: 6 up to 12 months
  • Location: pRED Drug Delivery & Preformulation Sciences or Synthetic Molecule Technical Development in Basel, Switzerland
  • Career benefits: gain hands-on experience in the development of chemically synthesised molecules and their dosage forms (Scientific positions) or support quality and GMP compliance topics (GMP/Quality positions); in many cases, the possibility of using this internship as credits for the practical part of a degree course (i.e. Master’s or Diploma thesis)
  • Financial support: monthly internship salary, travel expenses and reimbursed costs for Swiss work permit application

How to apply?

 Scientific as well as GMP/Quality related positions are normally posted in June/July for a starting date in the following year.

What our interns & colleagues say

img1
img1

"A fantastic opportunity bringing new perspectives and increasing our skills in Team"

Dr. Audrey Lottmann-Schaeffer
/Head of Lab Support & Compliance, PTDC-T/

img1
img1

"The supportive and encouraging work environment has motivated me to try my best even in challenging situations. This has allowed me to develop new skills and to grow as a person"

Lea Keller
/Pharmaceutical Development Intern/

img1
img1

"An amazing experience with an amazing team ! What a chance to evolve in an innovative and stimulating environment. This programme allowed me to blossom and fully develop my skills alongside highly qualified and caring people"

Juliette Uhmann
/Analytical Development Intern/

img1
img1

"As a Roche intern, I have learned to thrive in challenging situations and make a meaningful contribution to the scientific community. Overall a wonderful experience."

Josias Muerle
/Pharmaceutical Development Intern/

img1
img1

"It is a great privilege to welcome the next generation of Talents in the frame of the RiSM Program. This program equally benefits both the organization and our young colleagues as they significantly contribute to our success!"

Muriel Cordon Federspiel
/Head of Analytical Research & Development/

img1
img1

"The program is a win-win for everyone involved. The interns can experience a wide range of activities in our departments. In return, we benefit from committed young talents."

Manuel Konrath
/Technical R&D Senior Scientist/


img1

Roche from the perspective of an intern – an exciting and extraordinary time

The RiSM programme helps me to develop because of all the different, engaged colleagues I work with and meet at Roche. Besides improving my functional working skills, I can also benefit from their shared experience and knowledge to develop personally.
img1

Learning new things in an unusual time

The RiSM Programme helped me to develop because it significantly improved my practical knowledge. Also, I had the great opportunity to learn to program in Python, which is a skill that I will use in the future and can benefit from.
img1

One small step for Roche, one giant leap for me

It was simply overwhelming to walk between these huge buildings, knowing that all these many people in them have a common goal and belong to one big community united by Roche.
img1

Meet Joël from the Roche Internship in Small Molecules (RiSM) programm

Roche is a great place to be an intern as it offers many different projects to be involved in. The interns are given a great development opportunity and thus taken on board from the get-go.
img1

Launch pad for a scientific career in the pharmaceutical industry

The RiSM programme offers an outstanding opportunity to get experience in the industry, and can be one step of many towards a scientific career in R&D.