MBA Intern - Commercial Leadership Program (Summer 2019)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 11, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is the world's leading biotechnology company. Built on a foundation of strong values, Amgen is deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses.

Amgen is seeking highly talented individuals to join the Global Commercial Organization as a summer graduate intern. This outstanding internship provides an understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry today as well as the challenges and opportunities that will drive the development of new medicines in the future. Interns will have the opportunity to tackle a real business project and engage in executive and social networking events.

The intern will work in a commercially-oriented role as a member of one of our in-line or pipeline product brand teams, focused on an assignment that addresses a current business priority. The project will last approximately 10-13 weeks and will afford an opportunity to apply business acumen and experience to addressing a real-time business opportunity. The intern will collaborate closely with their team to develop deep project expertise that he/she will then use toward both developing and delivering formal business recommendations to internal stakeholders at the conclusion of the summer project.

The internship serves as an opportunity, for both the intern and Amgen, to evaluate strategic organizational fit and has the potential to lead to a full-time offer (depending on performance and available positions) to join the Commercial Leadership Program upon graduating in 2020. The Amgen Commercial Leadership Program or "CLP" is a career opportunity for candidates interested in continuing his/her professional development after receiving their MBA and in becoming a key contributor at Amgen. The full-time program consists of three 12-month rotations, totaling 3 years; building a set of experiences to support a commercial career at Amgen. Positions offered through this program vary across Amgen's Global Commercial Operations (GCO) organization. Potential assignments include sales, marketing promotion, marketing research, strategy & planning, access & reimbursement, market development, global licensing, global marketing, and corporate accounts.

The summer experience offers competitive compensation and limited relocation housing and/or transportation allowance for eligible candidates.

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for this graduate level internship at Amgen must meet the following criteria:
  • 18 years or older
  • Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
  • Completion as a first year MBA graduate student before internship starts from an accredited college or university
  • Currently enrolled in a MBA program from an accredited college or university
  • Enrolled in a MBA program following the potential internship assignment from an accredited college or university
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum three years of work experience, with at least 6 months U.S. based experience
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or health care industry experience
  • Sales and/or marketing experience
  • International work experience
  • Consulting experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact well with all levels of management
  • Substantial leadership experience and skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a team and matrix environment
  • The ability to effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with both internal and external customers and/or stakeholders
  • Solid analytical, quantitative, organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility and adaptability
  • Receptivity to coaching and feedback from management and peers
  • Ability to deliver results within aggressive timelines and amidst competing priorities

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.