Beyond Boundaries: Opening Up Roche  (OUR) Internship

Your Summer Internship Opportunity

Craft Your Future in Biotech

At Roche, we're on a mission to empower the next generation of talent. The Opening Up Roche (OUR) summer internship program is your gateway to an enriching experience that transcends boundaries. 
We believe in the power of diverse stories and backgrounds.

Transforming Visions into Reality at Roche

We focus on finding new medicines and diagnostics and utilising data-based insights to evolve the practice of medicine and help patients live longer better lives. We bring the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. With our combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we are better equipped to drive personalised healthcare forward.

Your impact if joining the OUR program

You will be a part of one of the many different departments across our Pharma Technical Operations (PT): 

  • Technical Development
  • Product & Supply Chain Management
  • Quality & Compliance
  • Finance
  • MSAT & Engineering
  • Internal/External Manufacturing
  • People & Culture
  • Contract Development & Manufacturing Operations
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Procurement
  • Cell & Gene Therapy
  • Strategy
  • Operational Excellence & Digital
  • Asset Health & Future Assets

You will collaborate with various stakeholders depending on the project assigned to you and contribute to business-critical decisions, transformations, and successes. The internship includes training in essential business-related concepts and access to Roche networks and resources, including training on interviewing, presentations, time management and many more. 

"The OUR Program has been a truly transformative experience, unlocking new interests, giving me the opportunity to explore, and boosting my confidence. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with inspiring mentors at Roche, who have made an immeasurable and invaluable impact on me."

Sagar Domala


"The Opening Up Roche internship creates an appreciation of Pharma Technical Operations at Roche, highlighting the variety of technical, developmental and strategic functions and opportunities while fostering creativity and diversity in curious talents. It is a highly recommended program which really "opens up Roche"

Rukayat Audu


"The OUR Programme at Roche, with its commitment to equity initiatives, highlights the imminent need for addressing disparities. It fills me with immense joy and hope for the future to be part of a company that actively challenges established structures and  processes."

Haleema Sarwar


"This internship has been an incredible experience. I've had the opportunity to contribute to real-life projects that impact millions of patients worldwide, all while receiving dedicated mentorship. Working hands-on within Roche has allowed me to learn a great deal about the many different aspects of the industry."

Asad-Abbas Akhter

Your facts


Some examples of projects over the years

  • Modelling the carbon footprint of high-volume products
  • Updating the global pharma engineering manual 
  • Supporting the visualisation of CAPEX data and roll-out of the one PT portfolio tool
  • Increasing Efficiency and Sustainability in an R&D Analytical Laboratory
  • Translating PTM contribution to PPP (PT performance promises) into quantifiable patient benefits
  • Development and Standardization of the Onboarding Process for New Hires in the CDMO Organization
  • Develop learning and upskilling journey for 1-2  key digital and OE roles in PT
  • Improving the sustainability of YpsoMate 2.25 manufacturing
  • Supporting Clinical Trial Applications through RIM system to ensure regulatory compliance of the submission and timely supply of drugs to patients enrolled in Clinical Trials.
  • Supporting and shaping the ELEVIDYS DMD business plan update
  • Agile Training Development and Delivery Planning
  • Introducing an Approach to Measure Sustainability
  • Development of the Digital Operational Excellence Platform Global Hub 
  • Supporting the rollout of the citizen development programme in Kaiseraugst
  • Supporting Comms For Pts Transformation Roll Out
  • NextGen Talent Attraction for Manufacturing in Basel & Kaiseraugst