Clinical Intern, Clinical Operations



Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

Visterra, Inc., is seeking a Clinical Operations Intern for a paid internship with our Clinical Operations Team for 8-12 weeks. This will be an educational role in which the intern works closely with the Clinical Operations team to become familiar with clinical trial execution and drug development at a biotech company. This role will complete tasks with a focus on quality execution and learning about clinical trials, participant safety, and ICH-GCP compliance in innovative early phase clinical trials. The intern will be introduced to the full early stage lifecycle of biologic drug development through attendance at weekly project team meetings.

The position requires the candidate to be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong desire to learn, and be driven to understand approaches to address scientific questions.


  • Perform various clinical trial tasks as delegated by the Clinical Operations Team
  • Follow internal filing plan to reconcile files from previous studies
  • Assist with the preparation of study-related documents, tools, and templates (e.g. site newsletters, internal team updates slides)
  • Provide support and participate in clinical trial systems oversight and review
  • Contribute to timely and quality Trial Master File (TMF) management and completeness
  • Maintain internal trackers and monitor various vendor systems to provide metrics and administrative support as needed
  • Assisting with special projects and/or tasks as required.


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the life sciences or related fields
  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Reliable and punctual with an ability to adhere to a general work schedule both in person and remotely
  • Desire to learn about the drug development process in a biotechnology setting
  • Self-motivated, organized, and capable of working as a member of a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Moderate skill using Microsoft Office
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) with attention to detail

Management responsibilities: None

Travel: None

Visterra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.