Intern Business Strategy, Development Operations (Graduate)

Location
Foster City, CA
Posted
Apr 27, 2022
Ref
2989713
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Intern – Business Strategy, Development Operations (Graduate)

As a Gilead Intern, you will contribute to high-impact meaningful projects that will not only further advance our company's mission but will allow you to gain real world experience at one of the most innovative organizations in the world. You will also have opportunities to participate in special events including professional development and leadership presentations, social/network building activities and local community volunteer programs.

Who We Are

The Portfolio Strategy, Management, and Operations (PSMO) department seeks to ensure Gilead makes informed investment decisions about internal and external pipeline opportunities by maintaining a systematic approach to team structure and leadership, governance, lifecycle management and Development portfolio management – including program status, portfolio long-range planning, resourcing needs and potential impact to long-term revenue. The Business Strategy team primarily focuses on strategic and operational elements, leading and driving business-critical projects and initiatives within the Development Operations group, supporting PSMO and Development at large. In addition, the team also engages in and launches various cross-functional, novel initiatives aimed at capturing high-value business value and transforming internal culture.

Essential Functions:

The candidate will be intimately involved in various functional areas and working groups, with aims to improve operational efficiencies, create new business values, or transform organizational culture within the Development organization. The intern will work as part of a larger team with cross-functional skills and expertise, and may work on the following initiatives:
  • Coordinate, manage and help implement new Clinical Operations initiatives following success of novel Solve-a-thon project
  • Ideate topics for 2022 Gilead Case Competition, brainstorming and developing plan and actual case content
  • Support and/or drive business strategy projects simplifying various Development pain points and enabling changes (e.g., processes, SOPs, re-thinking steps)
  • Assist in various strategic talent acquisition and/or career development initiatives
  • Employ business acumen, strategic thinking, and analytical skills to conceptualize new, high-value initiatives for the PSMO
  • Serve as a creative voice in the Development organization, thinking outside of the box to uncover opportunities for performance and efficiency improvements
  • Support analysis of industry best practices to ensure programs, processes and initiatives are meaningful and aligned to the overall business strategy
  • Support DevOps in building 2-way communications with Development & PSMO
  • Support successful implementation of long-term, cross-functional projects
  • Support Business Strategy team in connecting with broader Chief of Staff network to ensure alignment and realize synergies
  • Ensure presentation success of key PSMO leaders to various stakeholders and partners


Required Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a Master of Business Administration (MBA), PharmD, MPH or other relevant program at an accredited US based university or college
  • Must be a Graduate or Doctoral Student
  • Undergraduate degree Biological or Health Sciences, Business Administration, or Project Management
  • Experience in devising and implementing business strategies involving quantitative analysis, conceptualization and communication of strategic solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September
  • Must be enrolled in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship
  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between June and September
  • Must be able to work at our Foster City site for the duration of the internship
  • Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination* prior to start of internship


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Superior problem-solving skills and ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment
  • Self-starter who demonstrates tenacity and perseverance, working through obstacles in a determined manner
  • Exceptional drive and commitment striving for excellence
  • High level of agility, eager to develop new skills and areas of expertise
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to internal and external clients


Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


The purpose of the vaccination requirement is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and support the health and safety of our communities. *A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request an accommodation.

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today at www.gilead.com/careers.


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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster.

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