Internships, Co-ops
and Fellowships


Ironwood Pharmaceuticals offers Fellowships, Internship and Co-op programs throughout the year to educate and inspire the next generation of GI innovators.

If you want to work in a collaborative, exciting and energetic environment where you can use your creativity and passion to help make a difference for patients, check out our college and post-graduate programs. These programs blend real-world experience with guidance and mentorship from pharmaceutical industry experts. You will engage in meaningful and substantive work, gain industry insights through hands-on experience, and learn how you might apply these skills to a future career. 

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals PharmD Industry Fellowship

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals’ fellowship programs are designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates in-depth experience within a biopharmaceutical setting through one of two unique experiences: A Medical Scientific Affairs and Clinical Development (MSA/CD) fellowship or a Global Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs (GPS/RA) fellowship. Our fellowships are designed to foster individual learning and growth, both professionally and personally, and offer the opportunity to be involved in high-visibility, high-impact projects. By the end of the two-year fellowship, our fellows develop highly marketable skills and experience to pursue a successful career within the pharmaceutical industry. Both the MSA/CD and GPS/RA fellowships will be based out of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals’ headquarters in Boston. 

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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals ISHINE Internship

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals’ ISHINE internship is a competitively paid program that offers hands-on and meaningful experience in the biopharmaceutical industry for students studying at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Our goal for each intern is to foster self-understanding and provide unique, multidisciplinary experiences in the biopharmaceutical industry. Selected students will have the opportunity to develop competencies such as effective communication, technical proficiency, business acumen, critical thinking, effective reasoning and inspire new ideas within a professional environment. 

Join our team and grow with us

Ironwood is an equal opportunity employer welcoming diversity in our workforce. Equality, diversity and inclusion are integral to who we are and the values we hold as a company.

Ironwood has successfully completed the tender offer of VectivBio, a global clinical-stage biotechnology company
pioneering novel, transformational treatments for severe rare gastrointestinal conditions. For more information, click here