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Amgen Undergrad Intern – R&D Strategy & Operations Lab Support Technician 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.

Undergrad Intern – R&D Strategy & Operations Lab Support Technician


This could be your everyday

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. This internship will be a full-time role for approximately full-time in summer (3 months) and part-time during the school year (20 hours a week for 3 months) 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 functional area within RDSO is:

  • R&D Laboratory Operations: Innovating excellence and navigating efficiency to manage R&D operational activities, including suppliers, laboratories, and data

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, Digital Technology & Innovation and others. You will be uniquely responsible for one or more key projects that will advance RDSO’s mission, including the following:

  • Developing a project charter to map out objectives and identify key stakeholders, timelines, and deliverables

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of data analysis tools; capturing and organizing lab asset data to enable assessment and increase productivity

  • Leveraging your analytical, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to work in teams, identify problems, 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 Amgen’s Employee Resource Groups

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


Here’s 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 Bachelor’s 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 Bachelor’s 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

  • Degree Concentration(s) in Life Sciences, Engineering, Data Analytics or a similar field

  • Student should be close to the South San Francisco or Thousand Oaks areas for the duration of the internship

  • 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 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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