Global Student Internship

Global Internship Programme in Innovation & Sustainability - Enabling Efficient and Sustainable Synthesis through Automation and Digitalisation in Diagnostics R & D (m/f/d; starting in July 2023 for 3 months, with a possibility of extension)

Penzberg, Baraia, Germany


About the program

This internship position is part of Roche's Global Internship Program in Innovation & Sustainability (#IP2TIS).

At Roche, we nurture a culture of innovation and sustainability, empowering brilliant minds like yours to build lasting impact. Our dynamic #IP2TIS program, tailored for outstanding Bachelor, Master's, and MBA students, runs for 2-3 months during summer 2023. In this program you collaborate with industry experts on trailblazing projects, and contribute to Roche's pursuit of a sustainable future.

Unite with 34 interns from over 17 countries in this program, as we collectively redefine the possibilities!

About the project
As part of Roche's commitment to crafting a more sustainable future, we are seeking an intern to join our team in Mannheim and be part of a development project. Your part will be to transform a current transportation process into a more sustainable and eco-friendly process by reducing plastic waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Conduct an environmental impact analysis of the current transportation tray used to transport components from suppliers in Europe to Roche Mannheim.

  • Develop and evaluate new sustainable concept ideas such as a recycling process, circular flow of trays, or the usage of more environment-friendly materials like recycled or plant-based PET.

  • Create an impact analysis and feasibility study for your proposed solutions with regard to technical, ecological, and economic considerations to estimate potential CO2 and resource savings.

  • Be part of a high-impact development project in Roche's Point-of-Care world, working alongside industry experts and contributing to the future of Roche.

You will have the chance to make a difference by transforming a disposable transportation tray into a more sustainable process. 

What are the three key achievements we expect from you

  • Conducting a comprehensive analysis of the current transportation tray to identify the environmental impact, including plastic usage and CO2 emissions.

  • Brainstorming and developing innovative and sustainable concept ideas for the transportation tray that will reduce the environmental footprint.

  • Conducting a detailed evaluation of these new concept ideas, taking into account their feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact to identify the best solution.

You are:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master's program with a background in engineering or business and a specialization in sustainability (e.g. Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar)

  • Preferably experienced in environmental impact analysis, preferably in a professional or academic context

  • Skilled in using Excel and/or Google Sheets for data analysis and modeling

  • Possess strong analytical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities

  • Able to communicate optimally and collaborate well with diverse teams and stakeholders

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, while also being a proactive standout colleague

  • Passionate about or knowledgeable in sustainable topics and committed to making a positive impact on the environment

Join us in pushing the boundaries and shaping the future by applying for our annual Global Internship Program in Innovation & Sustainability (#IP2TIS). Together, we can make a real difference!

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Join us in pushing the boundaries and shaping the future by applying for our annual Global Internship Program in Innovation & Sustainability (#IP2TIS). Together, we can make a real difference!

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Wer wir sind

Bei Roche leisten 100,000 Menschen in 100 Ländern Pionierarbeit im Gesundheitswesen. Gemeinsam haben wir uns zu einem weltweit führenden, forschungsorientierten Healthcare-Konzern entwickelt. Unser Erfolg baut auf Innovation, Neugier und Vielfalt.

Roche in Mannheim ist mit rund 8.000 Mitarbeitenden drittgrößter Standort des Roche Konzerns. Mannheim ist Sitz des Geschäftsbereiches Diabetes Care, Drehscheibe des weltweiten Diagnostika-Geschäftes sowie Sitz des Vertriebes für Diagnostika-Produkte. Vom ersten Tag an werden Sie bei Roche von einem kollegialen Team aufgenommen und unterstützt. Neben zahlreichen Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten, flexiblen Arbeitszeitmodellen und einer attraktiven Vergütung erwarten Sie Angebote zum Thema Familie & Beruf.

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