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Intern - Business Development, Landscaping

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.


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.

Business and Corporate Development plays a critical role in the strategic growth of BioMarin by leading corporate strategy initiatives and executing to various types of transactions (e.g. licensing, M&A, partnership efforts) to shape our pipeline.


BioMarin is seeking a self-starter and results-oriented individual who is looking to gain hands-on, real-world experience as part of the Business Development (BD) team. We are looking for someone with both a strong fit with BioMarin’s mission and culture along with the necessary research and analytical skills.

The intern will work closely with BD team members to assist across BD functions, including, but not limited to: secondary / primary research, analyzing deal landscape, evaluation of assets, document creation / data / NDA management and administrative tasks.

BioMarin’s summer internship program will take place over a 10 to 12-week period from June through August 2021.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Secondary / primary research for landscape analysis (e.g. indications of specific interest)
  • Secondary / primary research for asset evaluation (e.g., scientific publications, analyst reports, Key Opinion Leader interviews)
  • Monitoring of new academic publications and industry news
  • Research and document creation for the team as part of evaluation (e.g. PowerPoints for assets under evaluation)

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook and Power Point)
  • Able to collect and synthesize a wide range of scientific and clinical information
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working both independently and as part of a team
  • Organized and capable of multi-tasking. Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and motivated to work with tight deadlines
  • Excels at working collaboratively with others
  • Innovative thinking and analysis
  • Passionate about learning about business development in a high pace environment


  • BA/BS required in life sciences or related degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent; Graduate student with a strong background and career interest in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is preferred
  • Student must be returning to school in Fall of 2021 OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the intern program
  • Must be available to work full-time, 40 hours a week
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without VISA sponsorship
  • Able to work remotely within United States borders

Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:

  • Fully remote/virtual experience; company owned laptop provided for the duration of the internship program
  • Gain hands-on experience in the daily operation of a commercial biotech company
  • 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

At BioMarin, we are passionate about making a big impact on rare patient populations, and this takes the widest possible range of ideas. To find solutions for the patients we serve, our workforce must represent diversity in all its forms.

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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