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Intern, Material Science

Location United States, Remote

Workstyle Remote 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 imact 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.

Global MSAT Material Science is comprised of a centralized team of Subject Matter Experts/Technical Specialists providing strategic direction, oversight (via technical assessment and approval), management, and support of the end-to-end lifecycle of product-contacting materials used in Global Operations from tox/clinical through commercialization.


Single Use Technologies (SUTs) are important materials used in the drug development and manufacturing process.  At BioMarin, the SUT category is composed of tubing, filter, and bag assemblies.  BioMarin's SUT portfolio consists of single-sourced items, many of which are custom.  The Material Science Intern will work to build supply chain resilience and secure production by creating and maintaining a database of generic single use technology items (tubing, bags, filters) that can be used to draft bid packages for use in sourcing.  This role will be responsible for transcribing scanned pdf drawings and part lists into generic data elements and/or drawings that can be stored and managed in a searchable database, generating BioMarin owned drawings around these specifications.  The Intern will also be responsible for supporting other SUT projects as required.

Required Skills:

  • Basic understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, materials, and GMP
  • Good working knowledge of the MS Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of MS Visio
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and flexible
  • Capable of independently executing assigned tasks
  • Ability to quickly learn and navigate quality and ERP systems
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Analytical skills and ability to work with large datasets
  • Maintain training qualification

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with multiple teleconferencing platforms (Zoom, MS Teams)
  • Creative problem solver and team player


  • Student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a life science or engineering discipline.
  • 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 $ 25.00 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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