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Undergrad Intern - R&D (Center for Observational Research)

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Nov 16, 2023

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Do more with the knowledge youre working hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Through this program, you will acquire the valuable hands-on skills and foundational experience to become the professional you are meant to be in your chosen field.

Undergrad Intern - R&D (Center for Observational Research)


This could be your everyday

Lets do this. Lets change the world. This 12 week onsite at Thousand Oaks, California or remote internship program offers meaningful project and operational experiences with the worlds leading biotechnology company. During this program, you will work closely with a team of Amgens Epidemiologists and Scientist that support one of the following areas:

  • Oncology/General Medicine/Inflammation Therapeutic Areas
  • Strategic Planning & Operations
  • Data & Analytic Center Programming
  • Data Science
  • Clinical Program Design
  • Disease Forecasting

Increasing demand for observational research (now commonly referred to as real-world evidence [RWE]) from regulatory and reimbursement authorities makes observational research a key component of drug development and commercialization. Amgen's Center for Observational Research (CfOR) is a global organization with an industry-leading analytical capability that generates RWE to support business needs across a products lifecycle. CfOR scientists partner with internal stakeholders and industry experts to design, conduct, interpret and publish observational research that informs decision-making from the early development of a molecule to the design of clinical trials and the safety and efficacy of Amgen medicines.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, research scientists/epidemiologists and project managers to facilitate the smooth execution of projects and/or contracts.
  • Support tasks related to Smartsheet project plans, request forms, implementing automation, etc.
  • Accelerate the generation of reports and dashboard summaries related to project activities and budgets.
  • Continuous Improvement: Proactively seek feedback and stay updated with industry best practices to continuously enhance research operations processes.

Heres what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The collaborative individual we seek is hard-working with these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for an undergrad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time Bachelors 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 Bachelors degree 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
  • Student must be located in the United States for the duration of the internship OR co-op
Preferred Qualifications
  • Pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Life Sciences, Engineering, Finance, or similar field
  • Proficiency in data analysis, productivity, and communication tools (e.g., Excel, Smartsheet, Sharepoint) is a plus.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to stay focused on priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong team player with ability to collaborate with colleagues on complex assignments
  • Prior work experience

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth in addition to their well-being:

The base pay range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $24.70 - $28.30.

  • Build a network of colleagues that will endure and grow throughout your time with us and beyond.
  • Bring your authentic self to the table and become the professional youre inspired to be through accepting a culture that values the diversity of thought and experience and will flex to your strengths and possibilities.
  • Participate in executive and social networking events, as well as community volunteer projects.
Apply nowfor an internship/co-op that defies imagination

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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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