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Amgen Grad intern - Biodiversity Strategist in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


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.

Grad intern - Biodiversity Strategist


This could be your everyday

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

Human health and well-being is intrinsically linked to nature. Nature is deteriorating globally, and biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history. Amgen is aware of the need to safeguarding nature and is developing a biodiversity strategy. The strategy will be aligned with global voluntary and mandatory frameworks. During this vital internship, the successful candidate will sit in the Environmental Sustainability team within Global Engineering and will be responsible for developing a short-term action plan and implementing first steps to start delivering on the strategy.


  • Review applicable global voluntary and mandatory requirements on nature and biodiversity and determine gaps to compliance.

  • Determine potential nature and biodiversity risks across Amgen’s value chain. Develop and implement a process for assessment and prioritization of these risks. Risks might include land use changes, pollution, species exploitation, climate change and invasive species and disease, and other risks.

  • Develop mitigation roadmaps for high-priority risks. Perform a high-level analysis of potential solutions to manage risks. Provide recommendations for pilots and full-scale implementation approaches.

  • Define metrics and targets and track progress, milestones, and successes.


Here’s what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The highly motivated individual we seek is a team player with 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 with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program for an MBA internship OR a Master’s program for a Master’s internship OR a PharmD program for a PharmD internship OR Ph.D. for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of MBA OR Master’s OR Pharm D OR Ph.D. program 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 or co-op starts

  • Student must be located in the United States for the duration of the internship OR co-op

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three years relevant experience.

  • Passion and commitment to environmental sustainability projects and outcomes.

  • Technical depth and strong collaboration skills in a diverse culture.

  • Strong analytical / quantitative skills with an ability to pragmatically apply scientific / engineering first principles.

  • Experience or capacity to quickly understand industrial, laboratory, manufacturing, and building environments / technologies.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, relationship building, and leadership skills.

  • Self-starter with the ability to concurrently manage several projects or assignments.


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 - $40 dollars an 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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