Field Commercial Leadership Development and Training Intern

Bannockburn, IL, US
Mar 24, 2021
Administration, Training
Required Education
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.

In this position, you will lead strategic projects for the Field Commercial Leadership Development and Training team. The position will be based remotely, with equipment and resources provided to support virtual working/teaming. Work will be done both independently and collaboratively with other professionals.


Projects and assignments will be determined closer to the internship start date based on candidate's interest and business needs, but may include:
  • Create an Intranet site that serves as a "one stop shop" for sales teams to view and register for relevant training opportunities across Novartis, find resources to accelerate job productivity, and establish a learning community
  • Operationalize a virtual meeting/training platform sourced externally to plan and execute national and local meetings, learn and test advanced features, and train others as a "superuser."
  • Assess external trends in the areas of Learning and Leadership Development to identify gaps and propose action plans that will deliver results and improve the organization.
  • As a developing leader, engage and collaborate with others across Novartis to identify useful resources, uncover best practices and build a network of relationships as a developing Novartis leader.

  • Demonstrated success in a classroom setting, natural curiosity and desire to learn
  • Time management skills to complete multiple concurrent tasks
  • Project planning and management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed and takes initiative to drive projects forward
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Competent in use of common desktop applications: MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience with MS Sharepoint a plus
  • Preferred not required: technical major or extensive coursework/experience, in areas such as HRIS, MIS, Project Management or related area

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.