Program Management Intern

Durham, NC, United States
Jan 28, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Program Management Intern at Precision BioSciences will part of an exciting summer program that offers an opportunity to work with matrix teams and support activities from Discovery Research to late-stage Development. This position will support the implementation of a Precision BioSciences dashboard to showcase program status and performance using Smartsheet, our enterprise planning environment. A second area of focus will be to deliver a process improvement project, including documenting process, evaluating methodology (lean six sigma), recommending changes, and assessing value from implemented improvement. This intern will work directly with the Program/Project Management (PPM) Head, as well as members of our PPM Function, Program Management Community, and Subject Matter Experts in various functions. This internship may be part-time or full-time, working 20-40 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks in the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Learn the fundamentals of program management for the biopharmaceutical industry by phase and by function
  • Become familiar with Precision BioSciences' program reporting, focusing on a company status and performance dashboard
  • Become familiar with Smartsheet, an enterprise planning environment, and how to use program plans to support portfolio and dashboard views
  • Standardize updates and reporting feeding into the dashboard to ensure data are correct and up-to-date
  • Engage with Research & Development program teams or functions to process map current processes to identify areas for improvement
  • Document at least one area for improvement and implement the recommended changes
  • Manage stakeholders to support area for improvement
  • Create communication plan for managing recommended changes
  • Create appropriate approach to track metrics for uptake of proposed changes (either for PM tools or Process Improvements)


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.
  • Currently enrolled student in pursuit of BS or advanced degree in science or business
  • Knowledge or experience in project management and process improvement are beneficial but could be demonstrated through academic or volunteer experience
  • Ability to engage Subject Matter Experts in documenting processes and implementing changes
  • Ability to summarize complex processes into clear illustrations
  • Ability to translate technical tasks into workflow documents

  • This is a primarily office-based position associated with the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC. For the time being, this role will be able to function remotely in accordance with company safety guidelines throughout the duration of the pandemic, but is subject to change as needed.

Precision BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTIL), is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to improving life (DTIL) with its novel and proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform. This isnt just a statement supporting the products that were developing its a statement that speaks to our collective desire to do our part in improving the lives of those around us. ARCUS is a highly specific and versatile genome editing platform designed with therapeutic safety, delivery, and control in mind. Using ARCUS, Precision is developing allogeneic CAR T and in vivo gene correction therapies for cancer and genetic diseases. Our team includes pioneers in genome editing, leaders in business, and a full staff of talented and committed people who are excited to be a part of medical and scientific breakthroughs. For additional information, please visit www.

Precision BioSciences actively fosters an inclusive environment to ensure we attract and retain the best talent; we value diversity of life experiences and perspectives; and we encourage innovation in pursuit of our mission. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.