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April 10, 2013

Matt Harris: Genzyme Corporation, Corporate Communications
Interning with Genzyme Corporation

Interning with Genzyme Corporation


Name: Matt Harris
Hometown: Newton, MA
Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: Genzyme Corporation, Corporate Communications


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning events and  strategic communications to raise awareness about rare diseases
  • Composing a blog posted on “Inside Genzyme” about Rare Disease Day
  • Creating a “Who’s Who” Directory of Genzyme’s Global Team to be used as a reference book for the 2013 Annual Genzyme Global Communications Networking meeting

Blog Entry:

Genzyme Corporation is one of the world’s leading biotech companies with nearly 10,000 employees around the globe.  Based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the firm has a sharp focus on finding cures for rare genetic diseases.  Genzyme is currently serving patients in more the 100 countries.


As an intern on the corporate communications team, I have found that the scope of each of my projects has required extensive interaction within the Genzyme community.  For example, I worked on a blog to be published on the company intranet to raise awareness about Genzyme’s annual Rare Disease Day.  It has been very exciting to see that there is a direct correlation between the skills that I have learned in my Business and Technical Writing and Graphic Design class and my work at Genzyme.


This internship with Genzyme has been a great opportunity to learn in a business setting, while being able to add value to such an innovative company.

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