Breakthrough Fellowship/ Internship Program

One of Pfizer’s Bold Moves is to create a workplace for all, and we are committed to increasing diversity by fostering a more inclusive workplace. To build this, Pfizer has launched a Breakthrough Fellowship Program – a nine-year commitment to increase minority representation at Pfizer, designed to enhance our pipeline of diverse leaders. The Breakthrough Fellowship Program, first-of-its-kind, works to advance students and early career colleagues of Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native American descent with a goal of developing 100 fellows by 2025.

 “As students receive mentoring and professional development, they also will have the opportunity to grow within the organization, which will lead to parity at all levels to create a vibrant culture where every colleague has the opportunity to succeed.”

- Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO

 Students will be eligible to apply during their Junior year of college. Successful Fellows will participate in all five components of the program:

  • An initial 10-week summer internship for rising undergraduate college seniors
  • 2 years of full-time employment after Undergraduate graduation
  • After 2 years, a fully paid scholarship to complete a full-time, 2-year MBA or MPH program
  • Summer internship between the first and second years of the MBA / MPH program
  • Return to Pfizer for employment post program graduation

Applications for the 2021 Breakthrough Fellowship Program are closed. Current Sophomores can expect internship positions to open August of 2021 for the summer Breakthrough Fellowship Internships for the summer 2022.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time university program (an accredited college / university degree program at the time of award) and graduate Spring 2022
  • Committed interest & intent to pursue an MBA or MPH
  • Apply to a Breakthrough Fellowship Intern opportunity via search ‘Breakthrough’
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Meet the program’s goals of increasing the pipeline for Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native Americans.
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership potential
  • Willingness to work in NYC



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