Intern IT Risk & Controls

Foster City, CA
Jan 25, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern IT Risk & Controls
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

This position provides the required support across all areas of the IT Risk & Controls program. The internship program with the IT Risk and Controls team at Gilead provides an introduction into the real-world experience of IT Compliance and Risk activities.

  • Work actively with the Risk and Controls Managers to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the IT Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) program activities from documentation gathering for external auditors to completing the required quality assessments of the SOX reviews performed by the IT System Managers
  • Support the IT Internal Audit data gathering and fieldwork activities
  • Assist in IT Internal Audit remediation data gathering activities.
  • Participate in control assessments for projects, learn different methodologies, concepts and assist with required analysis.
  • Perform research and assist with data analysis as required
  • Assist with creating documentation, process flows, work papers as need for various Risk and Controls projects.
  • Hands-on participation in all projects and programs as required

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Pursuing a Business Management, Information Systems or related field.
  • Track record of success in diverse environments and projects
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Proven experience working independently and managing multiple assignments in a dynamic environment
  • Understanding of Technology and Business principles
  • Willingness to learn, and drive for self-improvement
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products and technologically-savvy
  • Data analytics (e.g. Tableau) experience a plus

    Key Take Away for Students
  • The role provides an exposure to the IT Auditing and Compliance profession and a learning around the day to day responsibilities.
  • Provides the opportunity to work closely with experienced audit, security and IT professionals as well as have the opportunity to participate in activities across Gilead
  • Have exposure to issues shaping and affecting the profession today and own career development
  • Helps develop effective communication skills with IT and business leaders, and external auditors
  • The role will help sharpen your analytical skills as you engage in SOX and Internal Audit program activities
  • Work with an engaging and collaborative team that encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities

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    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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