Boston, MA 
Posted 11 days ago
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Co-Op, Global Organization and Leadership Development

Human Resources

Boston, MA


Job Description

Co-Op, Global Organization and Leadership Development

The Vertex Summer Internship Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from a hands-on perspective. You will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. When you join our internship program you should not be surprised to see that our environment is one that is innovative and team oriented, where collaboration is not just a word, and "we are fearless" is in everything we do. Students can expect to be challenged by their summer project plan, connect with other interns, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Not only will interns learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments, but they will interact and have exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams through a series of Professional Development Workshops.

Be FEARLESS... Join us and help kick start the path to your career!

This Co-Op runs from July 2019 until December 2019.

Job Description

The Global Organization and Leadership Development (GOLD) Co-Op will support the team in a variety of different projects focused on leadership and capability development. The Co-Op will be based in Boston, but will support GOLD needs for both the domestic and international Human Resources (HR) teams. As a member of the GOLD team, you will have the opportunity to partner with employees across all functions of the Human Resources division. The student intern will support over 15 countries on complex projects and improvements to our processes and initiatives. The student intern will also work on several projects including, but not limited to, supporting the launch of a new learning management system, coordinating logistics and materials for workshops with various levels of employees in Boston, researching and adding on-demand learning resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide project support for learning and development, performance management and other HR initiatives.
  • Coordinate logistics and materials for presentations, training sessions and workshops with various levels of employees across the organization.
  • Use learning management system to manage enrollment, prework, training evaluation and training records.
  • Research and help curate content and resources on the company's intranet and in the learning management system.
  • Build toolkits, PowerPoint decks and FAQ guides to support training materials, and program offerings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Basic project management skills
  • Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Basic internet research skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Interest in Learning, Leadership Development and/or Human Resources.
  • Experience with blended learning programs.
  • Experience with HRIS systems, preferably Cornerstone, and leading standard methodologies in learning and development.
  • Quality and detail oriented.
  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ approximately 2,500 people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development.

Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work by Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French Prix Galien and the British Pharmacological Society awards. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at

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