Undergrad Intern - Information Systems (Summer 2020)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen's 10 - 12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that impact patient's lives. This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking events and to participate in community volunteer projects while providing a competitive compensation. Limited relocation housing and/or miscellaneous allowance may be available for eligible candidates.

Amgen's Information System (IS)Department at our Thousand Oaks headquarters located along the southern California coast between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara (40 miles west of Los Angeles) is looking for students with outstanding academic records and demonstrated leadership capabilities. An internship in Amgen's IS Department is a hands-on learning experience under the guidance of an IS Manager. Interns are matched to meaningful and challenging projects. Amgen's IS groups support over 19,000 users worldwide.

There are three different opportunities within Amgen's Information Systems Organization.

For your application to be considered, please include a cover letter specifying which of the following roles interests you:

IS Software Engineer Undergrad Intern:
This role employs software development, configuration and design techniques that ensure adherence to software development standards, performance efficiency, reliable and maintainable code, and self-documenting programs. It leverages a basic understanding of software development methodologies and techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities include: drafting and updating detailed project plans for small projects or portions of larger projects; assisting in testing, debugging, maintaining, and documenting components of information systems applications; gaining an understanding of basic business processes and transforming them into programming logic; following standard policies and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

IS Data Scientist Undergrad Intern:

This role leverages knowledge and experience in different fields to extract knowledge or insights from large volumes of data in various forms.

Duties & Responsibilities include: executing/analyzing data analysis and modeling projects from project/sample design and processing of data; utilizing advanced statistical techniques to create high-performing predictive models and creative analyses to address business objectives and client needs; testing new statistical analysis methods, software and data sources for continual improvement of quantitative solutions; developing new ways for scientists to interact with data from multiple sources; developing automated capability to read unstructured data and convert it to structured content that is available for analysis and modeling.

IS Business Analyst Undergrad Intern:
This role translates business needs into system requirements. It leverages the skills to clearly capture and articulate the client's processes, partner with the client to identify process improvement, and translate strategies into information solutions.

Duties & Responsibilities include: drafting and updating detailed project plans for small projects or portions of larger projects; assisting in testing, maintaining, and documenting components of information systems applications; following standard policies and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

Examples of prior internship projects include:
  • Mobile website and app development
  • Infrastructure and Cloud automation on premises and leveraging Amazon Web Services
  • Interactive visualization of data from multiple competitor pipeline databases
  • New direct-to-consumer email campaign deployment
  • Creation of a segregated manufacturing network DMZ
  • Microsoft SharePoint site design, development, and support

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for an undergraduate internship or an undergraduate co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:

18 years or older

Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Completion of one year of study from an accredited college or university prior to the internship commencing

Enrolled in a full time Bachelor's program following the potential internship or co-op assignment with an accredited college or university

Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications

Concentration in Information Technology, Computer Science (e.g., CS, CPE, SE), Engineering, Business, or related discipline

Junior standing with graduation between December 2020 and summer 2021

1 or more years relevant work experience

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or health care industry experience

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

Strong organizational, project management, analytical and quantitative skills

Detail oriented

Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility and adaptability

Ability to effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with both internal and external customers

Coursework in one or more the following areas:

Business Systems analysis, Lean, Agile (SCRUM) and other SDLC processes, Software Development, Database Modeling, Web Design and Development, IT Management, Management of Cloud based application, B2B

Collaboration, Enterprise systems such as configuration and management of ERP, CRM systems

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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.

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