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Unleash Your Potential: Join Novartis as a 2024 Summer Intern in Cutting-Edge Drug Product Development!

2024 Summer Intern Novartis, Process Development – Drug Product

Durham, NC

ID: 171819775012

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2024 Summer Intern, Process Development – Drug Product

194 students participated in a Novartis internship in 2022, and we’d like YOU to join us in 2024! If you want to learn what it means to reimagine medicine while being inspired, curious, and unbossed, then we welcome you to find your place at one of our cross-divisional internships that span 20+ functional areas.

Our mission at Novartis is to improve and extend people’s lives with our innovative medicines. We bring curious, courageous and collaborative people together in an inspiring environment to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
2024 Summer Intern, Process Development – Drug Product

The Novartis Cell & Gene Therapy department (CGT) drives the advancement of adeno-associated virus (AAV) and Lenti Viral Vector (LVV) production platform across multiple manufacturing and development sites and manages the development, scale-up, transfer, optimization, and characterization of processes for the clinical and commercial manufacturing of both new and licensed Novartis products.

The Drug Product (DP) Intern supports laboratory operations in experimental design/execution and platform development project planning/execution. The DP Intern, operating under the direct supervision of senior experts, executes and documents experimental procedures in support of process development activities supporting investigational, and clinical Cell and Gene therapy programs.


• Participates in process development efforts under the direction of more senior engineers and scientists.
• Execute experiments and analyze acquired data that contribute to development, optimization of AAV/ LVV manufacturing process under mentorship.
• Work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams.
• Maintain good documentation practices and accurate records of experiments.
• Communicate and present results at group and department meetings.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements:

• Currently enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s program in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, or a related technical field.
• Completed at least two years of college education before beginning internship.
• Must be enrolled in school the semester following the internship.
• Previous process development on filtration processes, or manufacturing experience is preferred, but not required.
• Understanding of Design of Experiment principles, basic knowledge of lean laboratory implementation (e.g. 6S) and exposure to laboratory biosafety practices is preferred.
• Ability to work independently and in teams.
• Excellent written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Minimum 3.0 GPA


• Gain practical experience in optimizing filtration processes in a real-world AAV/LVV manufacturing processes.
• Work closely with experienced scientists and learn from their expertise.
• Contribute to the development of innovative solutions for AAV/LVV manufacturing processes.
• Enhance your analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
• Build a strong professional network within the industry.

Location: Durham, NC (Onsite)

Pay Rate: $20-$32/hour based on degree level

Contract: 3 months

Health, dental, vision, 401k

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