Graduate Intern, Regulatory Affairs - Ad Promo

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Nov 18, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individuals to join our Summer Internship Program! As an intern at Kite, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about cell therapy from some of the brightest minds in biotech while making a meaningful impact. We're committed to developing early talent, and we welcome motivated individuals with a passion for transforming the way cancer is treated. The program also offers the opportunity for networking within Kite and Gilead, social events with fellow interns and Kite leadership as well as career development trainings while providing competitive compensation and relocation assistance for eligible candidates.

The Role

The Regulatory Affairs (RA) Advertising and Promotion (Ad/Promo) group at Kite is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership in the area of advertising and promotion pertaining to US marketing activities and products to help ensure company materials are compliant with FDA regulations. The RA Ad/Promo intern position will provide the opportunity for interested individuals to develop an understanding of FDA regulations and guidance as they relate to promotional materials for prescription medical products. The intern will also gain knowledge on the roles and responsibilities of key functions that are involved with the RA Ad/Promo team. You will receive mentorship from the RA Ad/Promo group on how to collaborate with functional partners to apply the relevant regulations and FDA guidance in an evaluation of promotional materials. An opportunity to develop and present a research project pertaining to advertising and promotion will be available based on your interest and business goals.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop awareness of common violations of FDA regulations as it pertains to promotion of prescription therapies
  • Monitor the prescription drug advertising and promotion enforcement landscape to gain familiarity with common compliance violations
  • Research competitor promotional materials to provide regulatory intelligence to relevant partners
  • Gain familiarity with different methods to create fair-balanced promotional messages
  • Review research conducted by OPDP on the impact of different methods of advertising on healthcare provider and/or direct-to-consumer opinions of the therapy

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must be currently enrolledin a full-time graduate degree program at an accredited university/college
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing
  • Must be enrolled in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship - graduation date of December 2021 or Spring/Summer 2022
  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between June and September
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without Kite sponsorship
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in graduate degree program with emphasis in Biologic Science, Regulatory Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bioengineering or similar related degree programs
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Interest in developing an understanding of regulatory requirements around the promotion of prescription products
  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
  • Ability to conduct research with an analytical approach
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Flexible, able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment
  • Self-motivated, efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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