Our Summer Internship Program is a great opportunity for high school and college students to gain real world work experience while making meaningful contributions to Acorda’s mission to help improve the lives of people with neurological disorders.

Science is at the core of our company, and we have a number of internships in our medical and research departments. But to successfully develop medicines, we need a diversity of skills and professional disciplines – statisticians, accountants, marketers and others throughout the company contribute to helping us achieve our goals.

The life sciences industry is one of the fastest-moving and most innovative in the world. It attracts some of the best and brightest individuals, offering the opportunity to do challenging work that will have a significant impact on others. Acorda offers the chance to do that work at a company that has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for six years in a row.

By the end of the program, interns will have had a chance to:

  • Accomplish special projects
  • Learn about career opportunities in the biotech industry
  • Develop technical skills
  • Improve interpersonal, presentation and communications skills
  • Improve time management, planning, and organization skills
  • Make new connections
  • Learn how to network

Learning opportunities don’t always take place at a desk or in a meeting room. That’s why we also include a range of experiences as part of our internships, such as discussions with senior management on career growth and industry trends, collaborative projects that bring together interns from different departments, and a tour of the Nasdaq stock market.

Across the company, departments welcome the opportunity to mentor and are excited by the new perspectives and insights that our interns bring to the table. To apply for one of our available internships for the upcoming summer, please click here.