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Graduate Leadership Development Program - HR Summer Associate

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover an environment that encourages your continual professional development, and you’ll have the opportunity to do work that has an impact – because every day, you’ll be contributing to our Mission - to enable our customers make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers best-in-class Internships and Leadership Development Programs that provide students & new grads with hands-on learning, meaningful project work, and unparalleled growth and networking opportunities.
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.

How will you make an impact?
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Graduate Leadership Development Program Human Resources Track (GLDP-HR) provides a superb opportunity for high potential advanced degree graduates to develop the skills vital for a career in HR at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Our Summer Associate program is a 10-12 week program crafted for full-time graduate students acquiring a degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or MBA with a HR concentration. Summer Associates are matched to one project to work on over the summer based on their abilities, combined with business needs. All projects are developed by our Senior Leadership Team and have significant strategic and/or operating importance to the business unit to which they are assigned.

What will you do?
Our Summer Associate projects are developed by Senior HR Leadership Team and provides participants exposure to daily operations of a Fortune 100 company. You will get additional opportunities to experience our workplace culture with exposure to current GLDP associates, GLDP graduates, as well as other senior HR leaders in the organization. To ensure projects are meaningful and meet the needs of our dynamic business, final project assignments will not be resolved until late spring. Summer Associates will be asked to present an end of assignment presentation to their team of colleagues as well as our Senior HRLT at the end of their experience and interviewed for a full-time role in the GLDP upon graduation.

Summer projects may include HR exposure in the following areas:
  • Field HR Generalist client groups
  • HR platform projects centered around Talent, Total Rewards, Culture & Counsel, Efficiency & Operations, etc.
  • Corporate Functional Projects
  • HR processes and systems
  • Employee Relations
The GLDP in HR affords participants an outstanding chance to create results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong company network over two years. From a post-program placement perspective, participants will work with the Program Manager to identify positions in which to interview across the organization.

Location/Division Specific Information
As a global organization, we have many sites located across the country. Our GLDP Interns will be based in a variety of different cities, including but not limited to the Boston Metro area; Carlsbad, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; or Greenville, NC. Geographical flexibility is required during the program and upon completion of the program.
How will you get here?
  • All candidates must be currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, MBA with a HR concentration graduating between, or similar degree with a graduation date between December 2023 - August 2024
  • Previous internships or minimum 1-2 years of work experience in HR
  • Desire for a career in Human Resources and being a Human Resources Business Partner
  • Results oriented and strong desire to get involved with day-to-day HR operations of the company
  • Ability to effectively interact with employees and leaders at all levels of the organization
  • Shown attention to detail and work towards results
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong professional presence
  • Unrestricted US Work Authorization. Forms of OPT and CPT are restricted work authorization and are not accepted for this role
  • Willingness to relocate

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 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.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.