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Intern, Business Development and Corporate Strategy

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
Feb 15, 2024

Job Details

/PROJECT:  BioMarin is seeking a self-starter and results-oriented individual who is looking to gain hands-on, real-world experience as part of the Business Development team. We are looking for someone with both a strong fit with BioMarin’s mission and culture along with the necessary research and analytical skills.    The intern will work closely with Business Development team members to assist across Business Development functions. BioMarin’s summer internship program will take place over a 10 to 12-week period from June through August 2024.    Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:  
  •  Secondary / primary research to map key players in the ecosystems that support drug discovery and early-stage development (e.g., research universities, incubators, accelerators, investors, etc.).
  •  Drive the development of strategic recommendations for BioMarin to increase its involvement within key ecosystems and strengthen its relationship with key players.
  •  Develop materials to support relationship building (e.g. PowerPoints).
Required Skills:  
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook and Power Point).
  •  Must be a self-starter, comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  •  Organized and capable of multi-tasking. Strong attention to detail.
  •  Ability to produce quality deliverables and motivated to work with tight deadlines.
  •  Excels at working collaboratively with others.
  •  Innovative thinker and analysis.
  •  Passionate about learning about business development in a high pace environment.
Desired Skills / Experience  Previous experience or an understanding of university technology licensing offices and early-stage drug development.    Qualifications/Eligibility:  
  •  Obtained a BA/BS in life sciences or related degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
  •  Current enrollment in a relevant Graduate program (Master’s/MBA/PhD)
  •  A strong background and career interest in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  •  Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the program. 
  •  Must be available to work 40 hours a week.
  •  Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:  
  • Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to on-the-job experiences.
  • Comprehensive, value-added project(s).
  • Work in teams and with colleagues in a professional environment.
  • Develop skills specific to your major.
  • Opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business.
  • Paid company holidays, sick time, and housing/transportation assistance available for eligible employees.  
  In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $30.00 to $50.00 per hour, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.     Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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