HSE Intern

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 02, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

Novartis Gene Therapies is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented summer intern to support various HSE projects.


HSE is integrating into Novartis organization. This will require significant analysis of current conditions and recommended improvements to strengthen overall programs including, but not limited to: incorporation of new HSE&BCM management system programs into site SOPs; Risk Portfolio program upgrades, support facility audit closure actions; employee training programs; ergonomic evaluations; hazard identification and risk assessments; hazard communication; creation and conveyance of HSE communications; incident investigations; vehicle & pedestrian safety programs, environmental impact assessments, environmental permit program management, and other health, safety and environmental related projects.


Current standing in an Undergraduate program. Data analysis, Health, Safety, Environmental or Business Continuity background/major. Strong Communication Skills. Detail-oriented, analytical, trend spotting, able to work independently and collaboratively, strong competencies with common computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), and strong interpersonal skills.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.