Intern- Commercial Digital Innovation

Foster City
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March 02 2021
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Intern- Commercial Digital Innovation
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Essential Functions:

The MBA Intern will work with the Commercial Digital Innovation team and is based in Foster City, CA. She/he/they will have responsibility for the development, scale and delivery of new applications for a digital platform called PrEP Hub that encourages appropriate individuals at risk for HIV to talk to their healthcare provider and learn more about how to initiate, maintain, or restart PrEP, a medicine that averts HIV infection.

Communities of color are at increased risk of HIV. According to the CDC, the overall lifetime risk of HIV in the U.S. is 1 in 106, but the risk is higher in unrepresented minorities (African American Men: 1 in 22; African American Women 1:54; Latinx Men: 1:51; Latinx Women: 1 in 51). In African American MSM the risk of HIV diagnosis is 1 in 2 and in Latinx MSM it is 1 in 5. In addition, the social determinants of health, HIV-related discrimination as well as the intersectionality of racism, homophobia, weak healthcare systems, COVID-19 and stigma stymie efforts to reach communities of color and other marginalized populations.

The successful candidate will formulate a digital plan to empower at-risk individuals to access health education and related services with the goal of disintermediating the structural barriers that prevent individuals from accessing HIV prevention.

Over the course of the summer, the intern will undertake a project to create a new action module for PrEP Hub ( that engages underrepresented individuals and/or communities at risk for HIV to learn about PrEP by leveraging digital marketing, digital health tools and innovative health partnerships. This role interfaces with several cross functional partners including US marketing, Public Affairs, Advocacy, Legal, Regulatory, IT and other groups to ideate on digital health solutions to engage persons at risk of HIV. The role may allow for external engagement with HIV community advocates, digital incubators and technology companies.

Specific Responsibilities:

The intern will work closely with the Digital Innovation team, extended teams in Commercial and executive management to ensure cross-functional buy-in and execution on projects. Illustrative examples of potential intern projects:
  • Build new functionalities to PrEP Hub by leveraging principles of user centric UX/UI design and agile
  • Identify external digital partnerships to advance business value and patient engagement and empowerment in HIV prevention.
  • Help define and articulate Gilead's Commercial Digital Strategic Framework in PrEP, inclusive of all applicable digital vehicles (targeting patients, caregivers, HCPs, payers, policy makers), content strategy, KPI dashboards and organizational capability needs.

  • Present digital concepts to senior stakeholders and provide compelling thought leadership on digitalization that can be leveraged by marketing, communications and executive teams

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must be enrolled in a full-time MBA or Masters/PhD program

  • Must have the ability to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between May - September 2020

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong relationship management skills and ability to work effectively cross-functionally and with senior leadership

  • 4+ years' work experience prior to business/graduate school in either a scientific or business role preferred (e.g. management consulting, software development, marketing, business development, strategy)

  • Prior healthcare experience preferred

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