Thermo Fisher Scientific Finance Internship in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Summary of Internship:

This Finance Internship position provides an opportunity for business minded students who are currently pursuing a finance, economics, or other business degree to get hands on experience working with our finance team in a fast-paced environment. We hire a few interns for the summer period that go through business training and excel classes before focusing on individual, department, and group projects. They contribute to projects and process enhancements, gain exposure to FP&A reporting, run financial modeling, and increase skill sets through various ad-hoc analysis. We also offer more insight into big data, how to navigate using large data mining techniques, database understanding and reporting tools. This is a hand-on environment requiring a positive and self-starter attitude to gain the most out of the internship. The position starts in May/June, and is paid, working 40 hours per week through August.

Essential Functions may include but are not limited to:

  • Support month end close activities for the Global and North America IES Finance teams

  • Provide financial support for headcount, capital, and FX reporting.

  • Create and maintain weekly global sales forecast. Ensure sales/booking data (SIOP) is reconciled and aligned with global reporting (Oracle CMR).

  • Identify opportunities for Practical Process Improvement (PPI)

  • Perform or lead special projects and ad-hoc financial reporting as required.

*Review of historical and projected finance performance

  • Provide department support basics such as standard financial reporting on standard time frames with strategic insights, hypothesis and conclusions.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills

  • Aptitude for understanding relevance of revenue and margin drivers along with product mix

  • Ability to embrace change, adapt quickly, work independently and navigate a complex environment

  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve

  • Exceptional customer focus

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in a Finance or Business career.

  • Quantitative and analytical capabilities


  • Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics or other business degree.

  • Clear communication skills and ability to intelligently interact at various levels of management and present to large audiences.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today!

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.