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Intern, Global Security

Location San Rafael, 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.

The Global Security Summer intern will work with Global Security Operations, Security Technology the Office of Business Continuity as well as our Personnel Security/ Threat Assessment teams to update documentation and systems to align with each other and other BioMarin systems.  Projects will include the delivery of training on that alignment to a broad audience as well as an update to the visual appeal of that documentation and training.


Global Security Operations:

  • Assist with document alignment, and continued clean-up, of all Physical Security documents to ensure consistency in format, language, and processes.
  • Assist to establish and formalize the Site Security Coordinator (SSC) program including scheduling meetings, training, and other operational items.
  • Input and log internal site needs assessments for Physical Security and transfer existing global site assessments into Resolver

Security Technology:

  • Work with Physical Security team and Integrators to support installation and validation of WPV Camera Mitigation and Campus PA Projects.
  • Research and present findings for reducing hardware dependency in access control.

Office of Business Continuity (OoBC):

  • Continue improvements to the OoBC web presence,
  • Support the delivery of IMT/CMT training to core teams
  • Identify technical solutions to improve customer consumption metrics on GS reports
  • Produce digital and physical design material to support the OoBC roadshow program (ppt, banners, flyers and handouts)
  • Attend Business Continuity workshops and training sessions to better understand BC at BioMarin
  • Personnel Security + Threat Intelligence:
  • Transfer all Personnel Security governance, protocol, and playbook documents onto the new template
  • Support Insider Threat program enhancements
  • Support the harmonization of Insider Threat work at BioMarin – track progress, actions and outcomes for senior reporting
  • Support the redesign of the IMTR, research existing peer security and intelligence reports and align this to BioMarin internal customer expectations
  • Attend (non-sensitive) WeCare meetings to better understand how workplace violence prevention is managed at BioMarin
  • Support work to improve the look and feel of travel security and country security briefs as part of BioMarin’s travel security program

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 on a corporate security team or familiarity with Resolver Security Operations Software
  • Experience or interest in instructional design, training program design and process improvement is a PLUS
  • Proficiency with web-based software and Microsoft Suite


  • Student pursing a Bachelor’s or master’s Degree in either: Security, International Relations, Politics, Law, EHS, Criminal Justice, Business Management, Emergency Management. Computer Science Major and/or Data Analytics is a 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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