Co-op, EHS

Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.


Co-op, EHS



  • As a member of the Environment Health, and Safety (EHS) team, the Co-Op will assist in the development and implementation of critical aspects of BioNTech US’s EHS program at our facility in Cambridge, MA.   This opportunity will allow the co-op to gain real world experience in the management of an EHS program for a biopharmaceutical research facility, including supporting several program elements, including hazard communication, industrial hygiene, environmental management and sustainability. 
  • Assist in the development, review and revision of policies, procedures and training which support the EHS management system.
  • Support internal inspections/assessments of work areas to evaluate compliance with EHS regulations and policies.
  • Perform hazard assessments and other safety evaluations.
  • Assist in the development of presentations and promotional materials for communicating EHS initiatives and programs internally.
  • Maintain records relating to EHS management system programs and initiatives.
  • Participate in incident management activities, including injury management, investigations and associated recordkeeping.
  • Manage laboratory sustainability initiatives including Green Lab program, sustainability data reporting, and supporting virtual and in-person Green Team events, including global Earth Day event.


  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and analytical skills required.
  • Familiarity with lab equipment and operations is preferred.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time Bachelor/Master’s Degree program at an accredited university/college in Safety Management, Environmental Management or similar program of study with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing.
  • Must be able to complete a 24-26 consecutive week internship.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts.

Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to the well being of our team members and offers a variety of benefits supporting our diverse employee base. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance

  • HSA & FSA Spending Accounts

  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access

  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance

  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time

  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown

  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development

  • Commuting Assistance and subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 

Then apply now for our location Cambridge (Boston) and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination, favoritism, or harassment based on gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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