Undergrad Intern - Information Systems (Summer 2021)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 03, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen's 10 - 13 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.

Would you like to take your engineering, technical and analytical skills to help deliver the world's most advanced and life-changing biotech medicines? Amgen is using Enterprise Data Lake, cloud technology, and continuous deployment pipelines to build new drug therapies for patients that address grievous illnesses. We are seeking interns for our Summer 2021 program!

Our Information Systems (IS) Department at our Amgen 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. During our summer program, interns experience a fast paced, hands on environment under the mentorship of an IS Manager. Interns are matched to meaningful and challenging projects that deliver lasting value. Amgen's IS groups support over 19,000 users worldwide!

There are three different opportunities within Amgen's Information Systems Organization. Please specify which role interests you in the objection section of your resume:

IS Software Engineer Undergrad Intern:

This role employs software development, configuration and design techniques that ensure alignment to software development standards, performance efficiency, reliable and maintainable code, and self-documenting programs. Candidates should demonstrate a basic understanding of software development methodologies and techniques.

Responsibilities could include: developing, testing, debugging, and detailing components of applications; developing project plans; transforming basic business processes into programming logic

IS Data Scientist Undergrad Intern:

This role combines your knowledge and experience to extract insights from large volumes of data in various forms. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of advanced statistical techniques to build high performing predictive models and creativity to utilize these skills to address business objectives and client needs.

Responsibilities could include: executing/analyzing data analysis and modeling projects from design and processing of data; testing new statistical analysis methods, software and data sources for continual improvement of quantitative solutions; developing new ways for scientists to utilize 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 requires the skills to clearly capture and articulate the client's needs, partner with the client to identify process improvement, and translate strategies into solutions.

Responsibilities would include: drafting and updating project plans; assisting in testing, maintaining, and documenting components of 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 utilizing Amazon Web Services
  • Interactive visualization of data from multiple competitor pipeline database
  • Salesforce application development
  • 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

Degree concentration(s) in Information Technology, Computer Science (e.g., CS, CPE, SE), Engineering, Business, or related field

Junior standing with graduation between December 2021 to summer 2022

1 or more years relevant work experience

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or health care industry experience

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

Strong interpersonal, project management, analytical and quantitative skills

Proficient in one of the coding languages (Python, Java, Scala, SQL)

Detail oriented

Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness

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

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Join Us

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.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.