Engineering and Facilities Strategic Business Intern

Libertyville, IL, US
Nov 08, 2020
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 summer intern to assist with business processes within the global engineering and facilities (GEF) department. The intern will be involved in general support of the Vice President of Global Engineering and Facilities and their staff. The intern will be assigned projects based on the individual's interest and skill set. Areas of involvement could be business process analytics, data mining, creating visual data deliverables and interactive dashboards, operational excellence projects and assisting with creating of visual factories to support the global engineering and facilities initiatives.


The intern will be involved in general support of the Vice President of Global Engineering and Facilities and upon assignment will be paired with a mentor and given independent assignments.

Possible activities include:
  • Supports business process analytics and data mining
  • Creates interactive dashboards
  • Identifies Operational Excellence opportunities and assists with implementation
  • Develops Visual Factories for Global Engineering and Facilities Operations

  • Enrolled in a 4 year program, or recently completed a bachelor's degree in a science, engineering or business related field (e.g. chemical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, computer science, quality engineering, finance, business, data science or similar).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidates should have ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Candidates should have effective problem-solving, collaboration, and written and oral communication skills.
  • 3.0 or better GPA.
  • Experience with QLIK Sense, Tableau, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint preferred, but not required.

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.