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Intern, Global Program Management

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Hybrid
Who We Are

From research and discovery to post-market clinical development, our WWRD engine involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with genetic diseases.
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.
GPM is part of the Portfolio Project Management (PPD) organization at BioMarin. PPD oversees the portfolio governance process and provides strategic portfolio best practices to optimize achievement of corporate goals. Portfolio Project Management is responsible for supporting corporate strategy by delivering timely, meaningful and insightful reporting and analysis on the development and product portfolio via established tools and processes.
As a Program Management Intern, you will work closely with the Senior Program Manager in the Early Research team, assisting in strategic planning, operational execution, and stakeholder management. This internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in the pharmaceutical industry, focusing on supporting two potential research initiatives within Global Program Management (GPM).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Work closely with research program leads and therapeutic area heads to understand project requirements at each stage.
  • Assess current program schedules/stage gate requirements and analyze the data to identify consistencies, requirements, and gaps within each stage and modality.
  • Develop high level program templates for each modality.
  • Develop and propose synthesized version of stage gate requirements.
  • Collaborate with research teams to ensure seamless integration of new templates and synthesized stage requirements at program initiation.
Required Skills:
  • Strong understanding of drug discovery and development
  • Able to synthesize information gathered into concise summaries and presentations.
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills.
  • Proactive attitude with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Innovative and critical thinker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with diverse teams and stakeholders. (i.e. ability to communicate brief but deep).
  • Excels at working collaboratively with others.
Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with project management tools and techniques is a plus.

  • Undergraduate student in their 4th year or Graduate student majoring in biomedical science with a focus on drug discovery, pharmaceutical sciences, or related fields
  • Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the intern program.
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week.
  • Housing and Transportation is responsibility of the Intern.
  • 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.
In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $25.00 to $ 30.00 per hour, which factors in various geographic regions. 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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