Thermo Fisher Scientific Sales Intern in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

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 $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 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 Service Sales Internship position provides an opportunity for Business/Biological Sciences students to get hands on experience working with sales reps in a fast-paced selling environment. The service sales intern will contribute by researching contact information at Biotechnology companies that are suitable to purchasing our service agreements. This is a paid full time summer internship in Carlsbad, CA. Opportunity exists for this position to continue through the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.

Essential Functions

The sales intern will be responsible for directly supporting Sales Hunters by doing the following:

  • Learning how to find customer contact information in E1

  • Using a list of instruments that do not have customer contact information, to start researching those accounts.

  • Enter the contact information into SAP.

  • Direct her/his efforts at specific product lines as identified by the sales hunters.

  • Target of $100K in incremental contract revenue.

Skills and Abilities

  • SAP/E1 skills

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

  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve

  • Exceptional customer focus

  • Willing to engage with customers and up-sell service contracts our bench top instruments.


  • Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a ABET accredited degree in a Business or Biological Sciences discipline

  • Knowledge of ERP systems a bonus.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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!

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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.