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Intern, Business Development and Corporate Strategy


The BioMarin Summer Internship Program will enable students to gain valuable experience and knowledge of the processes and systems within BioMarin, while gaining an insight into the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.  


Business and Corporate Development plays a critical role in the strategic growth of BioMarin by leading corporate strategy initiatives and executing various types of transactions (e.g. licensing, M&A, partnership efforts) to shape its pipeline.  



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.  



  •  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.