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Co-Op, Internal Audit
at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA

Co-Op, Internal Audit
at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA

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Job Description:

Co-Op, Internal Audit

The Vertex Co-op 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 co-op intern 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 project plan, connect with other interns and co-ops, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Not only will co-op 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!

Co-op Program: 6 Month Commitment (January - June 2020), Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
The Vertex Internal Audit department is a new and growing independent assurance function that assists the Company in assessing the reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies, and the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations. The Internal Audit team is looking for a motivated co-op to join and function as an integral part of our team, working under the direction of Internal Audit management to meet the objectives of audit activities within established deadlines. The candidate will participate hands-on in the team's audit projects and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities may include:
  • Assist in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) application maintenance and support
  • Assist in ensuring quality of Risk and Control data in GRC application
  • Assist in conducting IT Audit, IT Risk Management, and IT Compliance activities


  • Must be enrolled in a College/University and have at least finished two years of a bachelor's degree in fields of study such as Business Management, Management Information Systems or Data Analytics.
  • Candidate must be enrolled in an advanced degree program
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Legally eligible to work onsite

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • A desire to be part of a highly innovate company aimed at transforming lives of people with serious diseases, their family and society

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