Early Talent Programs

New ideas, new innovations, new ways of thinking are fueling Shire’s future and early career professionals bring the diversity of thought, creative thinking and spirit of innovation which reflect the qualities that are vital to enabling people with rare diseases and highly specialized conditions to lead better lives.

As Shire, we offer various programs for early career professionals to join us:

  • Our summer internships provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to gain real-world hands-on work experience in our growing, fast-paced biotech organization.
  • Our Leadership Development Programs provide aspiring professionals with the opportunity to develop their skills and gain cross functional experience while learning Shire’s business.
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Summer Internships

For more information and to be considered for our Summer 2018 Intern Program, please sign into our Shire Intern Talent Network. You will be directed to create an account, verify that account by email, and then upload your resume. To apply to internship opportunities, click on Talent Pools, then Internships, then Join.

Additional Questions?

Please email: rsr-shireinternships@randstadsourceright.com

Leadership Development Programs

Shire’s Early Talent Development Programs consist of both internship and full-time rotational opportunities that serve as pipelines of high performing and high potential early talent for the organization. These programs are offered within the company’s Information Technology, Finance and Technical Operations functions. Each member of the rotational program will gain the experience of broad and diverse career opportunities by rotating through 3-4 different areas of the company within their field of study over a span of 2-3 years. During this time, each participant is paired with a senior leader mentor to help them acclimate to the corporate culture and build their professional network. In addition, Shire’s Early Talent Development Programs are strategically designed with different projects and planned professional and networking events to enhance members’ leadership skills and give them exposure across the company.

Program Benefits

  • Developing diverse well-rounded business professionals
  • Provides progressive and challenging experiences
  • Formal training that builds leadership and technical skills
  • Exposure to senior leadership
  • Networking & social events
  • Mentor program
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

Graduating from the Development Programs

Prior to graduating from a program, members begin planning their transition to a regular, full-time position within the company. They will have access to a variety of resources to help with the transition, including the program manager, a career development steering committee, senior leader mentors, past supervisors and program alumni


Please review the program page for specific qualifications.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
  • Willingness to travel and be placed anywhere throughout the United States
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field (please see specific program requirements)
  • Strong academic performance – Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and Shire’s values
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in oral & written communication, organization, team dynamics and prioritization of tasks