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Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporate Real Estate Intern in Waltham, Massachusetts

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Corporate Real Estate Intern

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. You'll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $25 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 80,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Summary of Internship

The Corporate Real Estate Internship position provides an opportunity for students who are currently pursuing a management, real estate, facilities, construction, or architectural related degree to get hands on experience working with professionals in a fast-paced environment. They will be a part of the global corporate real estate team that supports over 31 million square feet of space in over 50 countries. They should have an analytical background with some experience in real estate and a passion for continuous improvement and excellence. The intern should be creative with an attention to detail and the desire to manage and design space delivering the best employee and visitor experience, while supporting the company's businesses in a fiscally responsible manner to ensure we're maximizing shareholder value. The position starts in June, paid working 40 hours per week through August.

Essential Functions

  • Will work closely with the Director of Global Real Estate and the team on projects involving Thermo Fisher properties

  • Will be mentored by Real Estate Manager, Director of PMO (Project Management Office), Senior Office Services and other functional personnel to help develop the intern's skill set

  • Will have exposure to project management process for real estate including becoming familiar with the various technology platforms the group currently uses to support the portfolio and their facilities

  • Will participate in various quarterly reviews with the company's divisional leadership teams and corporate functions such as IT, Security, Risk Management and other adjacent groups

  • Will help to review department's reporting tools including the quarterly real estate report; the intern will be expected to evaluate and recommend ways to enhance these reports to provide better data analytics to the company

  • Will participate in developing KPIs and other ways to manage, evaluate and improve third party vendors such as facilities service providers, and CRE partners such as brokerage and project managers

  • Support an ongoing initiative to publish an updated corporate real estate playbook to document standards and processes as well as reviewing the company's new Global Flexible Workplace Strategy and other ways to help drive improved productivity and space optimization

  • Participate in the team's annual real estate meeting with exposure to the global team in Mid-June

  • Assist the facilities team with the day to day operation of the company's global headquarters and become familiar with daily tasks to help review and make recommendations on ways we can improve the service delivery and overall efficiency of the team

  • Specific tasks will be tailored to the intern's experience level and abilities

  • Accept candid feedback and look for areas of opportunity for continuous improvement and improved productivity

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team

  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve their aptitude in global real estate

  • Desire to contribute and improve new and existing real estate processes

  • Exceptional customer focus - we strive to exceed expectations

  • Desire to teach members of the team about technology, trends and in other areas of expertise that can help improve the team's ability to deliver best in class real estate solutions

  • Desire to contribute and improve new and existing real estate processes


  • Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a degree in a related field

  • Familiar with real estate, preferably commercial properties, construction or design

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 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. Apply today!

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.