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Amgen MBA Intern – Operations and Strategy Leadership Program (Summer 2024) in Thousand Oaks, California


Do more with the knowledge you’re working hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s 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.

MBA Intern – Operations and Strategy Leadership Program (Summer 2024)


This could be your everyday

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Operations is one of three foundational functions at Amgen with a mission to manufacture and deliver safe and effective medicine to patients around the world. During this program, you will have the opportunity to partner with Amgen’s organizational leaders and gain exposure and access across eight sites and five different functions: Global Supply Chain, Process Development, Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering .

  • Lead initiatives, strategic analysis, and business case development on projects across the five Operations functions

  • Develop a strategy that may result in a meaningful change to the business

  • Work cross-functionally to clarify the problem, measure the current state, develop recommendations through qualitative and quantitative analysis, and present their findings with a final readout to executive management

  • Focus on making effective, data driven recommendations to the organization’s senior leadership

This internship will be approximately 10-13 weeks and includes both project- based and experiential learning. Amgen promotes collaboration with senior leadership through a series of formal and informal events. In conjunction with the project work, interns will have the opportunity for professional development through training sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and various networking events. Interns will also be able to interact with peers at Amgen-sponsored social events and are highly encouraged to network with staff across the organization.


Here’s what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The passionate and driven individual we seek exemplifies these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

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

  • 18 years or older

  • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program for an MBA internship from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of MBA program (at a minimum) before the internship starts

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment

  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

  • Student must be located in the United States for the duration of the internship

Preferred Qualifications

  • In the process of completing the first year of a Master in Business Administration, or Master’s program with emphasis in Business, Management, Operations, Supply Chain, or Engineering

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Life Science, or Business

  • Good business insight, high-level critical thinking, and strong analytical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills; standout colleague; strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to conduct research; ability to lead multiple projects consecutively

  • Proven ability to bring structure to sophisticated problems, pragmatic prioritization and problem-solving approach, ability to objectively evaluate options/trade-offs, and develop executive management-level recommendations

  • Previous industry or project management experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies

  • Ability to adapt and integrate into teams quickly in a remote working environment


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 $30.00 - $40.00.

  • 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 you’re 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.

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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