https://www.lonza.com/

Lonza

Quality Assurance

June - December 2020 • Portsmouth, NH

What I liked

Lonza is an amazing company that really puts their employees first. The margin of error for a contracted biopharmaceutical manufacturer is virtually zero. The work environment is also great, as everyone seems to really enjoy being there, and working toward a cause that ultimately save patients' lives. Also, the fact that I got to work at the plant creating the COVID-19 vaccine was quite exciting.

What I wish was different

The internship on-boarding process is fairly good, however things may get shifted around last-minute. I was placed in QA instead of something more related to bioengineering, but that was a minimal discrepancy if any

Advice

The biotech industry uses almost a whole different language of acronyms and software systems that take time to learn, but the immersion lets you pick everything up before you know it. Also everyone understands how complicated things seem to newcomers, so they're all very forgiving.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2020 • Portsmouth, NH

What I liked

Very versatile and was able to learn a lot about different aspects of the pharmaceutical field

What I wish was different

More time out in the field being hands on.

Advice

Totally worth the experience with lots of logical people around to help and give guidance during your internship.
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Documentation Writer

June - September 2019 • Hayward, CA

What I liked

Coworkers were great

What I wish was different

Been able to work longer

Advice

Learn Excel
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Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Portsmouth, NH

What I liked

The daily process an engineer goes through at Lonza.

What I wish was different

I wish the interns were integrated more with the daily tasks of the engineers.

Advice

If you're into biopharmaceutical field, this place is great to work for.
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Licensing Intern

June - August 2019 • Basel, Basel-Stadt

What I liked

That I was fully integrated into the global team and did work that was used by the Business Unit.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be good woth people and know how to be likable, as well as pick new skills up fast.
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Cell Therapy Intern

June - August 2018 • Portsmouth, NH

What I liked

My boss and coworkers made me feel very welcomed. I was given independence in my project for the summer and was able to help out with tasks interns normally did not get.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had experience in different departments such as QC.

Advice

Never stop pushing for what you want. I almost wasn’t allowed to assist in a pilot run but with pushing for it and showing my enthusiasm I was able to assist with the run
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June 2018 • Bend, OR

What I liked

Very flexible work place, great colleagues and working atmosphere!

What I wish was different

the intern work is menial and redundant, I would like more diverse projects.

Advice

Come early on Fridays, there's donuts and freshly baked bagel spreads!
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Intern Scientist

June 2018 • Bend, OR

What I liked

Interesting work and an engaging atmosphere.

What I wish was different

Advice

Keep reading everything you have access to.
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Chemical Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Bend, OR

What I liked

Experiencing the process of scientific research outside of the classroom, building relationships and connections

What I wish was different

There were times with not much to do depending on the client work schedule

Advice

If you work in a position like this, talk to as many people as possible, learn about what they are doing and build connections
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