Thank you for your interest in Pfizer's 2021 Summer Student Worker Program (SWP). Applications will be accepted starting on January 12, 2021. This program is jointly managed by Pfizer and Atrium Payroll Services. The SWP provides short-term student work to support Pfizer's business needs during the summer months. The program seeks to add value to the business through staff augmentation to accomplish departmental goals while offering practical and valuable business experience to the student participant. Student Workers will be employed by Atrium Payroll Services.
How do I know if I'm eligible to apply?
In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be legally authorized to work in the U.S. This Program can not support applicants who require employer sponsorship now or in the future.
- Be at least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
- Be currently enrolled and will have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies by May of 2021
- Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA as of the most recently completed semester
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the semester immediately following the summer program
When do the assignments begin and end?
Typically, assignments begin in May and last through August, depending on business needs and your availability.
What are the positions I can apply to?
During the application process you will be asked to select your areas of interest. The job categories provided on the portal only represent the types of positions; they are not the actual positions that are available for placement. You may select more than one job category, however we ask that you select only to job categories that best represent your interests and qualifications. All eligible applicants will be considered for opportunities within the program based on qualifications, interests and experience. Cover letters are encouraged but not required.
Click here to view areas of interest.
Student may have the opportunity to work with MDs & PhDs to learn the global clinical trial process, assisting with writing protocol, data analysis, meeting minutes, preparing for presentations, interacting with disease experts, vendors and study sites and etc.Student Worker - Digital and IT
Students may support the design, development, deployment and/or support of cutting-edge systems and tools that are critical to our business. Examples of projects(s) may include: Application data clean-up, application testing, web application development, reports development, database development and project management. May include one or more of these experiences.Student Worker - Finance
An intern within the Finance function may provide support for business unit financial initiatives. Project work could include areas such as budgeting, forecasting, and evaluation work. Students may have exposure/provide support in other areas such as pricing issues and risk management.Student Worker - General Business
General Business interns may be involved in providing project management support for Pfizer businesses. Project work could include building capabilities of colleagues through the creation of training materials and supporting resources; conducting online research & competitive analysis, creating and organizing relevant materials for business meetings; developing project management processes and approaches.Student Worker – Human Resources
Human Resource interns may be involved in providing project management support for Pfizer businesses. HR Project work could include building capabilities of colleagues through the creation of training materials and supporting resources; Talent Acquisition, Global Recruiting Operations, creating and organizing relevant materials Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; developing project management processes and approaches.Student Worker - Legal
Legal operations interns may be involved in providing project management support for the Pfizer legal department. Project work could include building capabilities of colleagues through the creation of training materials and supporting resources; conducting online research & competitive analysis, creating and organizing relevant materials for business meetings; developing project management processes and approaches.Student Worker - Marketing
A marketing intern may provide project support in the local planning/execution for health fairs, local partnership events and regional conventions. Project work could also include the design of newsletter communications/content and research of digital/on-line innovative strategies to reach business goals for priority brands.Student Worker - Mathematical/Statistical Research
Students will be responsible for projects involving statistical analysis, related data review and programming tasks or statistical research.Student Worker - Medical Affairs
The Medical Affairs Intern will assist team members in conducting and summarizing medical literature searches and assisting in the development of medical information.Student Worker - Manufacturing / Operations / Supply Chain Management
Students may support the organization in inventory analysis, development of product, processes and systems flows, data gathering with the different markets involved in the projects as well as development of project plans.Student Worker - Regulatory Affairs
A Regulatory Submissions intern may have the opportunity to work on regulatory submission milestones and maintaining compliance with applicable regulatory obligations. Position can also include exposure to industry regulations/quality standards and the technological aspects of submission management.Student Worker - Science/ Lab Based
Students perform experiments in the laboratory and/or plant environment. The student will work closely with a supervisor to develop fundamental laboratory skills, perform manual and computer literature searches and maintain accurate collection and recording of experimental results. The student will provide scientific support for a specific research proposal submitted by their supervisor. Opportunities may include but are not limited to: Assay development, compound management, tissue culture, histology, biomarker analysis, small molecule structural analysis, protein expression, protein characterization, drug formulation development and analysis, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and organic synthesis.Student Worker - Science/R&D
Students support non-lab projects. Examples may include: virtual compound screening, patient advocacy, data management, imaging, non MD clinical study support, statistical support for preclinical studies, clinical pharmacology, 3-D drug modeling, and computer literature searches.
If I apply, when will I know if I am selected?
Given the highly competitive nature of the program, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be placed. We conduct interviews on a rolling basis; students are contacted if they are selected by managers for an interview. Interviews typically occur between February and mid-April. Applicants who are not selected for a position will be notified via email by mid-May. Communications are delivered to the email address you provide when you register. An Applicant Tracking System is utilized to issue these emails so, please be sure to check your inbox or spam folder frequently.
Where are assignments located?
Pfizer has locations throughout the U.S.; the online application process will ask you to identify which location(s) are feasible for you.
If I participated in the program in the past, can I apply again for this summer?
Students can participate in the Summer Student Worker Program for a maximum of two summers. Students who have applied previously would need to re- apply in order to be considered for the 2021 SWP.
How do I apply?
Review the job categories, click on Apply to the Student Worker Program, and then New Applicant. Applications will be accepted until March 5th.