Intern, Global Sourcing & Procurement

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Procurement Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary


Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.



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.

This position will be in support of the Global Sourcing & Procurement organization.  Our Purpose is to be a high performing, trusted business partner who is recognized for leading and delivering outstanding services and value for the business. 

The GSP organization supports all of BioMarin, direct and indirect spend, to ensure that the company’s third party spend is managed effectively, efficiently. 


We are evaluating a variety of projects in the Global Sourcing & Procurement organization and will finalize the details as we get closer to the onboarding time.  All projects in our area will require strong data analytics and communication skills.

Sample projects are listed below as references:

  • Creating a should cost analysis for products
  • Master data review and clean up in preparation for SAP transition
  • Developing dashboards
  • Creating spend analytic models in support of category strategies
  • Supporting RFX events, including complex price comparisons

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, analytical thinking and displays self-initiative
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytic skills – Excel required
  • Ability to manage complex datasets

Desired Skills:

  • Power BI capabilities
  • Category strategy/ procurement basic understanding


  • Student pursing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Supply Chain operations or Data Analytics.
  • 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
Position Location:
  • Candidate can be remote, hybrid or on-site for the duration of the program
  • On-site locations are San Rafael and Novato California

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.
  • Weekly Speaker Seminar Series with Executive Staff.

In the U.S., the hiring range for this position is $ 21.00 to $ 30.00 per hour. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.