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Intern, Emergency Response/Disaster Management

Location Novato, California Workstyle Onsite Only

Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.


The BioMarin Summer Internship Program will enable students to gain valuable experience and knowledge of the processes and systems within BioMarin, while gaining an insight into the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

Working with our Global Security Team and site EHS&S teams, The Emergency Response summer intern will be responsible for integrating a collection of procedures and documents pertinent to emergency response at the San Rafael and Novato BioMarin campuses into a purpose made software platform. As well as familiarizing the team with the use of the software through recorded training.


Integration of current procedures and Equipment inventories into a purpose-built software platform. This platform, if organized well will allow BioMarin Emergency Responders to quickly ascertain their available resources from an equipment and training perspective. During integration the Summer intern will conduct a review of procedures to confirm compliance with local Fire Ordinances as well as Federal and State OSHA rules. This project will require the applicant to be highly organized and have a basic understanding of Emergency Operations. Once built, a presentation and subsequent training for the team on the functionality of the new system will be developed and implemented.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent proficiency in MS Excel  
  • Proficient organizational, spelling, grammar, and typing skills 
  • Proficiency with standard office software applications, including Outlook, Skype or Zoom, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams and MS SharePoint 
  • Proven track record of project deliverables; coordinating multi-discipline projects strongly preferred 
  • Self-Starter, Able to work independently  

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend technical information related to equipment, processes, and regulations 
  • Understanding and familiarity with FDA & European regulatory requirements is a PLUS 
  • Experience or interest in instructional design, training program design and process improvement is a PLUS  
  • Proficiency with web-based software and Microsoft Suite
  • Familiarity with D4H web based Emergency Management software 
  • Understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) 
  • Volunteer or paid emergency response, EMT, Volunteer Fire, Search and Rescue etc. 


  • Student pursing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in either: Law, Computer Science, Data Analytics, EHS, Criminal Justice, Business Management, Emergency Management. Computer Science and/or Data Analytic Majors are preferred.
  • Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the program.   
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week 
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:

  • Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to on-the-job experiences
  • Comprehensive, value-added project(s)
  • Work in teams and with colleagues in a professional environment.
  • Develop skills specific to your major.
  • Opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business.
  • Weekly Speaker Seminar Series with Executive Staff.

In the U.S., the hiring range for this position is $ 21.00 to $ 30.00 per hour. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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