MBA Intern – Commercial Leadership Program (Summer 2019)
September 14, 2018
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Time - Internship
Amgen is the world’s leading biotechnology company. Built on a foundation of strong values, Amgen is deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses.
Amgen is seeking highly talented individuals to join the Global Commercial Organization as a summer graduate intern. This outstanding internship provides an understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry today as well as the challenges and opportunities that will drive the development of new medicines in the future. Interns will have the opportunity to tackle a real business project and engage in executive and social networking events.
The intern will work in a commercially-oriented role as a member of one of our in-line or pipeline product brand teams, focused on an assignment that addresses a current business priority. The project will last approximately 10-13 weeks and will afford an opportunity to apply business acumen and experience to addressing a real-time business opportunity. The intern will collaborate closely with their team to develop deep project expertise that he/she will then use toward both developing and delivering formal business recommendations to internal stakeholders at the conclusion of the summer project.
The internship serves as an opportunity, for both the intern and Amgen, to evaluate strategic organizational fit and has the potential to lead to a full-time offer (depending on performance and available positions) to join the Commercial Leadership Program upon graduating in 2020. The Amgen Commercial Leadership Program or “CLP” is a career opportunity for candidates interested in continuing his/her professional development after receiving their MBA and in becoming a key contributor at Amgen. The full-time program consists of three 12-month rotations, totaling 3 years; building a set of experiences to support a commercial career at Amgen. Positions offered through this program vary across Amgen’s Global Commercial Operations (GCO) organization. Potential assignments include sales, marketing promotion, marketing research, strategy & planning, access & reimbursement, market development, global licensing, global marketing, and corporate accounts.
The summer experience offers competitive compensation and limited relocation housing and/or transportation allowance for eligible candidates.
Amgen requires that all individuals applying for this graduate level internship at Amgen must meet the following criteria:
18 years or older
Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
Completion as a first year MBA graduate student before internship starts from an accredited college or university
Currently enrolled in a MBA program from an accredited college or university
Enrolled in a MBA program following the potential internship assignment from an accredited college or university
Must not be employed at the time the internship starts
Minimum three years of work experience, with at least 6 months U.S. based experience
Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or health care industry experience
Sales and/or marketing experience
International work experience
Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact well with all levels of management
Substantial leadership experience and skills
Ability to work successfully in a team and matrix environment
The ability to effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with both internal and external customers and/or stakeholders
Solid analytical, quantitative, organizational and project management skills
Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility and adaptability
Receptivity to coaching and feedback from management and peers
Ability to deliver results within aggressive timelines and amidst competing priorities
Internal Number: R-62882
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.