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Intern, People Team

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Open to Hybrid

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 People department fosters a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where employees feel seen, heard and accepted for who they are.  We craft benefits, develop tools to support strong employee-manager relationships, create growth opportunities, and provide organization/leadership direction, all in order to advance the development of treatments for our patients. 


The People Intern would work within the People Development and Business Partner functions.  Some responsibilities will include:

  • Develop marketing and promotions material for Employee and Community Resource Groups for their monthly events
  • Create Learning and Development marketing and promotion materials
  • Data analysis including themes and trends from our Learning and Development programs
  • Support career development activities
  • Create LinkedIn Learning collections and assist with promotion and marketing
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for DEI functional presentations
  • Co-ordinate induction and other on-boarding activities partnering closely with our COE’s – Centre’s of Excellence.
  • Support HR Business Partners with ad hoc requests.
  • Assist with projects in partnership the HR team
  • Administration and updating of the HR Intranet site
  • Prepare HR-related reports as needed
  • Assist with employee engagement initiatives
  • Participate in cross functional teams
  • Education and Experience
  • Current college student, ideally majoring in business or HR
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and enthusiastic with a willingness to learn; with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality and act with discretion as required

Required Skills:

  • Experience with MS Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Facility with digital communications and social media
  • Strong basic research abilities
  • Commitment to a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion philosophy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent and results oriented
  • Plus: Power BI


  • Student in their 3rdor 4th year of Undergraduate school pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in People (Human Resources) , Organizational Development/Design or Business Administration. Will consider student pursing Master’s degree in People, Organizational Development/Design or Business Administration
  • 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
  • Housing and Transportation is the responsibility of the intern.

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, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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