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Intern - Financial Planning and Analysis

Job Description


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our Finance teams are important to our business and functional teams to make educated, sound decisions that drive our Mission and make us a stable and trusted industry leader. From Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Audit, Investor Relations, Strategy & Corporate Development to Accounting, our Finance functions have a diverse and global presence, providing significant opportunities to develop outstanding career experiences and perspectives. Ranked #95 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list and with revenues of more than $40 billion, you’ll discover endless opportunities to grow a rewarding career as part of the world leader serving science.

Location/Division Specific Information

Carlsbad, CA / Biologicals and Chemicals Division

Discover Impactful Work:

Our Finance Internship is a 12-week summer program crafted for rising juniors and seniors majoring in finance and/or accounting. Interns will be matched to a project based on their skills and the finance business need.

Our intern projects are crafted to give you real-world finance experiences and project responsibility in a global organization. In addition to being assigned to a manager and team, you will get additional opportunities to experience our workplace culture with exposure to finance leaders. To ensure projects are ambitious and meet the needs of our multifaceted business, final project assignments will not be resolved until late spring. Interns will conduct an end of assignment presentation to their colleagues at the conclusion of their internship.

A day in the Life:

As a Finance Intern in the Cell Culture & Cell Therapy Business Unit Finance Team, you will gain exposure to various facets of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). This includes collaborating with product managers to analyze performance metrics, supporting revenue forecasting, participating in the preparation of annual and strategic plans, and working with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate reporting and data analysis. You'll also engage in developing analytical tools, contributing to process improvement initiatives, and providing ad-hoc support as required.

Keys to Success:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's program in Finance, Accounting, or related field


  • 0+ years of experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong desire to develop a career as a future leader in the finance function
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven experience with operational improvement
  • Results oriented through initiative, ownership, and accountability
  • Applicants must have unrestricted US work authorization (forms of CPT and OPT are restricted work authorization)


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!


Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Compensation and Benefits

The hourly pay range estimated for this position based in California is $14.75–$45.75.


This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount


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