Summer Intern, GI TAU portfolio strategy

  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Nov 22, 2019
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Takeda's summer internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The summer internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.


  • Lead his/her own mini-project in a disease strategy area (topic to be finalized but could include: microbiome strategy, IBD strategy, market potential for specific indications etc.). Responsibilities include developing a workplan, conducting internal meetings, performing desk research, codifying findings, writing a concise narrative, creating a presentation and communicating their results to a senior audience.
  • Support GI TAU portfolio mgmt. activities such as preparing the GI Summit presentation, preparation for the annual TET strategy presentation, IR document preparation etc. (dependent on timing of internship)
  • Assist with scouting of the landscape and identification of potential opportunities for BD in a specific disease area (e.g., celiac disease, oral IBD molecule), using a combination of desk research and conversations with internal and external experts.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a MD/MBA or MD/Ph.D.
  • Optional: MBA with a specific healthcare specialization + undergraduation in a science-based major
  • Must be deadline driven and have a high level of organizational and planning skills
  • The ideal candidate exhibits strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills; he or she also possesses the ability to work well in teams, effectively manage multiple projects, and present ideas clearly and concisely.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School