Internship in Legal Affairs - Contract Management/Patent (6 months)

Helsinn is a fully integrated, global biopharma company headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland. It is focused on improving the lives of cancer patients all over the world with a leading position in cancer supportive care and innovative pipeline of cancer therapeutics.

Helsinn is a third-generation family-owned company, that since 1976 has been focused on improving the lives of patients, guided by core values of respect, integrity and quality. It operates a unique licensing business model with integrated drug development and manufacturing capabilities. Helsinn has a commercial presence in 190 countries either directly, with operating subsidiaries in the U.S. and China, or via its network of long-standing trusted partners.

Helsinn plays an active and central role in promoting social transformation in favor of people and the environment. Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of everything we do, which is reinforced in the company’s strategic plan by a commitment to sustainable growth.

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For our Legal Contract Management /Patent departments in Lugano, we are looking for:


AN INTERN (6 months contract)


Main activities:


  • Management of the current and remote archives of the legal contract department
  • Support in the activities related to paper and electronic archives
  • Back-office activities and other duties as assigned
  • Digitalization of paper documentation and electronic archive of patent files


The position operates in accordance with the directives of the heads of the two departments, in coordination with the involved legal team


Main requirements:


  • University degree or High School Diploma
  • Both Italian and English fluent, in spoken and writing, are a must
  • Use of Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Accuracy and detail orientation
  • Hands-on and proactive attitude


Helsinn Healthcare SA is offering attractive conditions and a pleasant working environment in a highly motivated team.