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Pharma Career in Ticino

Internships in Ticino offered by Farma Industria Ticino

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Open up to new horizons!

The pharmaceutical industry invests in Ticino, creates jobs and trains the workforce.

Some facts:

  • the workforce need is increasing
  • global salaries of 255 million francs
  • interesting work conditions
  • over 2'900 employees
  • a total annual turnover of 2.45 billion francs
  • investments in Ticino of 500 million francs

Pharmaceutical cluster of international significance, Ticino also means quality of life

Some stories


Alessandra is a student of the ETH Zurich with a Bachelor in Biology. In September 2018 she started her internship in the Drug Safety department of Helsinn Healthcare SA.

"This experience allowed me to get to know the corporate world which is very different from the academical one. After 6 months of internship I believe that I have acquired significant skills in the pharmacovigilance and that I have understood the importance of team work within a company".


Miquel is a young student of the ETH Zurigh that - before starting his MSc in Biology - has done 6 months of internship in the Regulatory Affairs department of Helsinn Healthcare SA.

"Thanks to this internship I had the chance to see how a pharmaceutical company works and to understand what role I could play in the future. I learned that a company is made up of employees with different skills and that communication is essential to success."


Marco F. D’E. is a young student of the ETH Zurich that - during the time between the discussion of his master's thesis and the beginning of his doctorate (also at ETH) - did a 1 month internship in the chemical laboratories of Zambon SA, shadowing the Responsible during the project "Quaderno Elettronico" ("Electronic Notebook").

"I got the opportunity to appreciate the practical side of the pharmaceutical industry and its internal dynamics. It was a very positive and new experience compared to the theoretical concepts developed at ETH".


After graduating in Switzerland, Rebecca decided to attend the University of Exeter (UK) and today she's at first year of Law school. Rebecca did a 1 month internship in the legal department of Helsinn Healthcare SA.

"The internship experience was very satisfying because it gave me the opportunity to implement what I learned at the university. It was very useful for understanding both the role of the legal team inside a pharmaceutical company and the complexity tied to contracts".