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Internship – Sample Management


Exciting Opportunity to be part of the Covance 2018 Global Internship Program within Project Management


COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. 


At Covance, we offer real work assignments that compliment an education in STEM+ Healthcare disciplines, are challenging and recognized to the organization as valuable. Our interns have the opportunity to showcase their work, allowing them to demonstrate their achievements to Covance senior management, their supervisor and mentors. Each intern class participates in a group philanthropic project allowing them to see firsthand how Covance is dedicated to its community. In addition, Covance encourages professional development and career exploration through program workshops, each designed to help students prepare for a thriving career in our industry.


This internship is only open for student who have not yet graduated and for a period of 4 to 6 months.


About the job

The Intern will be   responsible for the successful delivery of forms/applications/databases to improve the current processes of Sample Management (SM) department.

The Intern will work closely with Sample Management supervisors and other Covance Central Laboratory Services (CCLS) departments interacting with SM.


SM department has a variety of services to complete for internal/external clients and the performance of these activities often requires the use of several applications. The mission of the intern will be to improve some of the activities of SM group by developing new tools (forms/databases/…).

In order to complete the project, the incumbent will first have to analyse the challenges the team members are facing. She/he will then have to identify IT solutions to improve the processes in place (creation of request forms, databases…) and to develop the solution from creation of the requirements to development of the solution.

The intern will work closely with a supervisor who will mentor him during the whole duration of the internship.

Upon completion of the project, SM staff should have better tools to follow-up requests from internal customers and SM Management would get a greater visibility of the workload of some of the teams.



About You

Degree in computer science, data analytics


You will also need to demonstrate:

  • Good knowledge in MS Office: Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Visio
  • Knowledge of workflow management tools (SharePoint, work front…)
  • Knowledge of SQL is a plus
  • Very good communication and organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong in English, French a good asset


We Offer


Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities. 

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.



Education / Qualifications

- Business analysis/Mathematical/Programming degree

- Analytical skills

- Competencies in Excel/Access/Sharepoint/SQL


- Previous experiences in the development of Excel/Access/Sharepoint/SQL tools


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