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Undergrad Intern R&D Strategy & Operations

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Feb 29, 2024

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Marketing, Manufacturing & Production, Operations
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 Strategy & Operations


This could be your everyday

Lets do this. Lets change the world. This internship will be approximately 12 weeks and includes both project-based and experiential learning. The intern will be an integral member of the R&D Strategy and Operations (RDSO) organization, which is focused on driving innovation beyond the molecule and applying digital strategies to simplify processes. The 3 functional areas within RDSO are:

  • Portfolio, Strategy & Execution: Catalyzing innovative drug development through insights-driven decisions and strategic R&D portfolio management
  • R&D Business Operations: Innovating excellence and navigating efficiency to manage R&D operational activities, including budget and contracting, suppliers, laboratories, and biospecimen and research compliance
  • R&D Capability Center: Transforming and advancing digitization and contemporized learning as well as cultivating talent & culture for a people-centric and inclusive workforce

As a member of Amgen's RDSO Organization, your work will be highly collaborative across multiple functions and levels within Amgen, including for example, Research & Development, Corporate Affairs, Digital Technology & Innovation, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, and others. You will be uniquely responsible for one or more key projects that will advance RDSOs mission, including the following:

  • Developing a project charter to map out objectives and identify key stakeholders, timelines, and deliverables
  • Leveraging your analytical, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to work in teams, identify problems, conduct research, develop recommendations through qualitative and quantitative analysis, and deliver final projects
  • Presenting your deliverables/findings through various forums including an intern-wide poster session and a final readout to executive management
  • You will also be engaged in learning activities, networking with colleagues across the company, and enjoying full access to Amgens Employee Resource Groups

This job description serves as a general outline for the responsibilities of an undergraduate intern in RDSO. The specific tasks and requirements may vary depending on the organization and its projects.


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, Finance, Management Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, Communications, Psychology, Human Resources, or a similar field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and a willingness to learn.
  • Adaptability in navigating and effectively responding to ambiguity and evolving circumstances and priorities.
  • Basic understanding of project management concepts is a plus.

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 per hour.

  • 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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