MES Engineer Summer Internship

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.

At a Group level, we have established a company purpose to ENABLE A HEALTHIER WORLD. This is our reason for being. It is what motivates us to succeed and deliver for our customers and their patients, every single day. In fulfilling our purpose, we hope to achieve our Group vision to BRING ANY THERAPY TO LIFE.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

Job Description Summary

Are you an engineer that enjoys using computers to drive efficiency? Do you like learning new software systems that drive automation?

The Syncade MES (Manufacturing Execution System) at the Portsmouth site drives automation of equipment to produce pharmaceutical drug products. This internship is focused on the configuration of automation systems to meet the business need.

If you enjoy doing important work as a key contributor to producing drug products, and using systems to drive efficiency, then this role may be a good fit for you!

We are actively recruiting candidates to participate in our 2023 On-site Summer Internship program. This program is roughly 12 weeks in length and will immerse you into the culture and operations of Lonza Portsmouth. This internship will be focused on configuration of the Syncade MES (Manufacturing Execution System) at the Portsmouth site.

The internship program begins Tuesday, May 30, 2023 and ends on Friday, August 18, 2023. Potential interns must be able to commit to at least 40 hours per week throughout the duration of the summer internship.

Required Education

  • Completion of junior year (typically 90 credits) towards a B.S. degree in a related field
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) required
  • Must currently be enrolled in BS or MS Academic Program
  • Must be available to begin the Internship on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Required Skills & Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to contribute as a team member
  • Ability to organize, plan and execute projects
  • Research skills and attention to detail

About Us

Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

Not only are we a custom manufacturer and developer, Lonza also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Further information can be found at .

About Portsmouth

Our Lonza Portsmouth site is a clinical-to-commercial, multi-product manufacturing facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, only 56 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The site, which employs over 1,400 employees, is a custom manufacturer of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins using mammalian cell culture.

We offer an onsite cafeteria and other amenities. The city of Portsmouth is home to many restaurants, breweries, museums, and theaters. The ocean and mountains are nearby and we have major cities close by (Boston, Portland, Manchester).


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