Public Affairs Intern

Gilead Sciences

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Job Description
At Gilead, Creating Possible drives everything we do. It’s evident in our mission and core values. This is how we built a culture of excellence that is fueled by a passion for improving the lives of people around the world and advancing the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.
We are driven to develop lifesaving products that make a difference for patients around the world. Every day, we transform the promise of science and technology into breakthrough, innovative therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based bio pharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of unmet need including HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology, oncology, and inflammatory diseases. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
We have an exciting internship opportunity supporting our Public Affairs Business Unit. This will be a hybrid role based in our Mississauga, Ontario location.
How will you help us “Create Possible”:
  • Lead the development and implementation of our cross functional World Hepatitis Day strategy.
  • In collaboration with the Public Affairs team, build our functional excellence with a focus on internal communication.
  • Update community stakeholder maps for Virology and Oncology.
  • Support engagement of community/patient groups.
  • Assist with other ongoing projects that may include but are not limited to support with awareness campaigns, development of press releases and other media communications. The Intern will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with multiple functions and gain exposure to general content development and communication methodologies.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Must have completed at least one year of College or University degree program with a focus on marketing/ media relations or communications.
  • Must be enrolled in the Fall semester 2023 at an accredited University after the completion of the internship
  • Must have the ability to complete 16-17 consecutive week internship between May and August
  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must be able to secure proper work authorization without Gilead sponsorship
  • Previous work or internship experience is an asset
  • Experience with content development
  • Desire to learn about internal and external communications and stakeholder relations
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management proficiency
  • Ability to build and maintain exceptionally strong and highly effective working relationships with internal customers, partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and/or InDesign
  • Strong writing skills
  • Must be willing to comply with all regulatory/compliance policies
  • Interest in Pharma industry
  • Able to work both independently and cross-functionally
Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (doing what’s right)
  • Teamwork (working together)
  • Excellence (being your best)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility)
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)
Gilead Leadership Commitment:
  • I AM BOLD in aspiration and AGILE in execution.
  • I CARE and make time for people.
  • I LISTEN, speak openly and explain the “why.”
  • I TRUST others and myself to make sound decisions.
  • I OWN the impact of my words and actions.
Please note this student internship will be payrolled through our 3rd party business partner – Kelly Staffing.
We are committed to creating a healthier world for everyone – no matter the challenges ahead of us. Through bold and transformative science, we’re driving innovation that has the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next.
Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S and Canada employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The health of our employees, contractors, their loved ones, our partners and the communities and people we serve is a top priority. Vaccination is the most effective way currently available to deliver on that priority.
The purpose of the vaccination requirement is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and support the health and safety of our communities. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request an accommodation.
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